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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne & Monroe Counties Michigan

Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market 100th Birthday Bash

Aug 05, 2019 04:11PM ● By John Voell

Undated photo from when market was in its old location along Fourth Ave.

An opening reception for the Farmers’ Market Centennial Exhibit at the downtown library will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., August 14, featuring remarks about the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market and light refreshments. The exhibit runs through August 30.

               A birthday party will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., August 17, featuring the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, an instrument “petting zoo” for kids, cooking demonstrations, free ice cream and more.

         The Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market was first established 100 years ago as a “curb market” where farmers would back their wagons or trucks up to the sidewalks around courthouse square to sell their wares. Farmers from across the county drove vegetables, fruits, flowers, eggs, meats, dairy products and baked goods into the city early Saturday morning to get a spot.

 Location: 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. For more information, call 327-4200 or visit