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The East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM), a growers-only market, is located in an inviting, open-air park atmosphere, just steps away from the MSU campus and downtown East Lansing. Customers can fill their shopping bags with a diverse selection of fresh, farm-grown Michigan produce and products, including vegetables, fruit, artisan bread, cheese, meat, coffee, maple syrup, honey, flowers and more.
The 2023 season of the East Lansing Farmers Market is scheduled to run June 4-Oct. 29 on Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court. Animals are not permitted at the ELFM (excluding service animals) and customers should not attend the market if they are feeling ill.
“100% Homegrown Makes Us Different”
What makes the ELFM unique is that every item sold by vendors is 100% homegrown. Vendors must either grow their own produce or make their own products. Customers at the market enjoy authentic local Michigan goods. Customers can find out what will be at the market from week-to-week by checking out the ELFM's weekly shopping checklist.
Special Events & Activities
Community members can learn more about special market events and activities planned for the 2023 ELFM season on the ELFM's Special Events and Activities webpage.
Farmers Market Pavilion & Park Improvement Project
Community members can learn more about the Farmers Market Pavilion & Park Improvement Project proposed for Valley Court Park at www.cityofeastlansing.com/pavilion. There are several opportunities for community members to share feedback on the proposed project.
WIC and Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH Accepted
Participating vendors at the ELFM now accept WIC coupons and Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons (some restrictions may apply). Learn more about WIC coupons and the Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH program.
Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks Accepted
The ELFM accepts SNAP/Bridge cards at the market and allows customers to stretch their dollars with the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program. As a result of a grant from the Fair Food Network, the DUFB program "matches" SNAP/Bridge card dollars spent at farmer's markets. Customers will receive a dollar for dollar match (up to $20) that can be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Michigan. For example, if a customer spends $20 on their SNAP/Bridge Card, they receive an extra $20 to spend at the market.
Connect to the ELFM!
Check out the ELFM Facebook page and subscribe to receive the ELFM weekly e-newsletter in your inbox!
The East Lansing Farmers Market made its successful debut in 2009, bringing fresh, farm-grown Michigan produce and products to community members throughout the region. The market has proven to be a huge hit ever since, drawing a crowd of an estimated 1,000 visitors to Valley Court Park on market days.
Statement of Inclusion: The City of East Lansing is committed to dismantling the systemic inequalities in City government and working with staff and the community to make East Lansing an inclusive, welcoming and affirming place to live, work, visit and do business. The East Lansing Farmers Market will view all of its practices and policies through the lens of anti-racism and equity. The East Lansing Farmers Market will operate in accordance with these core values.