Metro Health Farm Markets
Buy Fresh. Buy Local.
It’s our 10th anniversary, and we hope you’ll celebrate with us!
We’ve come a long way from the early days when just a handful of vendors visited our hospital to sell fresh produce and baked goods to our employees. Today, the Metro Health Farm Market features about 60 vendors and attracts people from all over West Michigan, while our farm market hosted at Aquinas College caters to summertime students and the surrounding community.
In addition to farm-fresh produce, we offer baked goods, flowers and plants, homemade foods, hand-crafted items and more. Both markets feature free parking and fun, family-friendly events throughout the summer months.
Metro Health Aquinas College Farm Market
The Metro Health Aquinas College Farm Market is closed due to construction. Stay tuned for updates.
Mondays • Open May 11 – October 12 • 2 – 6 pm
Alksnis Athletic & Recreation Building
Service Drive between Fulton and Mayfield Lots
1580 Fulton Street • Grand Rapids, Michigan
Click here for a map
Come out to the 5th Annual Health & Wellness Day at the Metro Health Farm Market! Shop at the market, take advantage of our free health screens and stay for our popular Chef Cook-off event, starting at 11 am! This annual event puts local chefs to the test, using fresh produce from the market. Come hungry – samples will be available!
Click here to meet the chefs competing in this year’s Chef Cook Off!
What’s in Season?
Michigan enjoys a long growing season. In addition, many of our vendors start planting early in greenhouses, making it possible to bring some produce to the market earlier than normal. Click here to view our harvest calendar.
Farm Market Recipes of the Week
Each week, we offer a new recipe that features produce that can be found at our market. While we provide a few printed copies of the recipe at the Info Booth and publish it online here, the easiest way to make sure you collect each week’s recipe is to sign up for our mailing list and include your email address. Click here to sign up today!
Farm Market Payment Options
Low on cash? The Metro Health Farm Market offers a variety of payment options to our customers. Visit the Information Booth at the market for assistance. We accept:
- American Express
Click here for more information about other farm markets in West Michigan, including markets that also accept payment through government assistance programs.
Meet Our Seasonal Vendors
We’re pleased to have a variety of different vendors at our market each week. In fact, many have been coming to the market for years and know our regular shoppers well. Whether you’re a seasoned shopper or new to our market, we encourage you to get to know our vendors and find out what makes them special. Click here for links and bios of our farm market vendors.
Become a Part-time or Seasonal Vendor
While space is limited, we do add new part-time and seasonal vendors when possible. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at one or both of our farm markets, please review the vendor requirements outlined in our Guidelines of Operation prior to applying. Our priority is to support diverse, sustainable, local farms. We also welcome businesses with unique, locally-focused artisan food and handmade products. If you meet our qualifications, please submit your Metro Health Farm Market Application by April 24, 2015, to be considered for the 2015 season. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed if space becomes available.
Please contact Farm Market Manager Emil Hannesson at (616) 252-6097 or Emil.Hannesson@metrogr.org with any questions.