What Makes Us Special?
The Eastern Ingham Farmers Market is special space dedicated to creating connections between the farmers and artisans in your community and consumer access to having fresh local food on your table and handmade artisan products in your home.
Besides striving for high standards of quality, convenience, accessibility and diversity, the Market also aims to be a comfortable and welcoming destination that reflects and preserves the agrarian roots of the local communities we serve.
It is a place where adults and children alike can get to know who grows the plants and animals that become our food, and feel comfortable in asking questions of vendors they personally know and trust about how to select and prepare market produce and food products. It is also a place where both farmers and artisans can share their creativity in handcrafted products and beautiful seasonal plant, produce and floral arrangements.
In the end, actually visiting the Eastern Ingham Farmers Market is the only way to know how very special it is. The Market operates from 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday from May 17, 2020 to October 11, 2020. Everyone is welcome! Come and share the Market experience:
An average of 16 vendors per week, featuring a wide variety of locally-grown vegetables, fruits, meats, flowers; locally produced cheeses, breads, and other prepared foods; artisan handcrafted products.
Buying is easy. The Market accepts cash; accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, EBT/Bridge cards in exchange for tokens; and participates in Double Up Food Bucks.
A pre-order pre-pay drive through pickup system is now available for participating vendors. This makes it easier for our customers to access the Market.
“Seedlings and Sprouts” Booth offers new children’s activities each week.
The “Power of Produce” (POP) Club meets throughout the Market season to teach children ages 4-8 about the Market, its vendors, and the many varieties of fruits and vegetables that ripen and come to Market from May to October.
*Currently unavailable due to COVID-19 Executive Order.
Musicians perform in the Market from 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m., including folk, bluegrass, jazz, blues and anything in between!
Due to COVID-19 Preparedness & Prevention Plan, the Market is not providing music.
Easily accessed. Located at the McCormick Park parking lot at the intersection of Putnam and High Streets, with ample parking nearby, including barrier-free spaces.
Due to COVID-19 Preparedness & Prevention Plan and the drive through pickup service, our on-site parking is limited to handicap spaces.
Generous walking and vendor viewing space for patrons within the Market.
Due to COVID-19 Preparedness & Prevention Plan, the spacing of vendors accommodates safe-distancing protocols.
Leashed dogs permitted.
Due to COVID-19 Preparedness & Prevention Plan, only service animals are allowed.
Close to nearby retail shops and restaurants in downtown Williamston, as well as antique malls and shops.
Adjacent to McCormick Park, a large grassy municipal park with space to run around, plus playground equipment.
The Eastern Ingham Farmers Market would like to give special thanks to:
- The City of Williamston for its generous agreement to let the Market use the McCormick Park parking lot and storage facility on Sundays and weeks when the Market is in season.
- Current volunteers who assist with set-up and tear down of market booths, staff the Seedlings and Sprouts booth, and staff the Market Information booth.
Without these resources and helping hands, the Market would be much less accessible to the community, and a lot more work to recreate each Sunday.
Again, many thanks!