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          Our customers enjoy live music every market day

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From how to take soil samples to planting a flower, how to make a bath bomb or carve a pumpkin, customers can watch and  learn, maybe even get a chance to try it for themselves.

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Once each month our chef demonstrators will feature a recipe made with a choice of the hundreds of seasonal Michigan grown fruit or vegetable items available at the farmers market. Customers get a sample and the recipe.

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Michigan Fruit Pie Contest

When it’s peak season for Michigan fruit what’s more fun than an old fashioned pie contest? Winning a prize for making a good one, that’s what!  

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  Battle Creek Farmers Market at

Festival Market Square

25 S McCamly Street in downtown Battle Creek

 

Wednesday 9am to 2pm

May through October

Friday 3 to 7pm

May through August

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More About the Downtown Battle Creek Farmers Market

Posted 2/18/2015 11:16am by Brigette Leach.

There has been a farmers market in downtown Battle Creek since the late 1800's. In it's current form, as sponsored by the Battle Creek Farmers Market Association, the market has been around since the non-profit association was formed in the 1980's.

After moving around from the Hamblin Avenue parking ramp, to the parking lot at Burnham Brook, the market returned to the Festival Market Square area in 2003. With just six vendors that season, the market has grown and now hosts as many as 35 vendors during the peak of the season. The farmers market had clearly outgrown Festival Market Square. Vendors struggled to keep products out of the sun and rain. Most had to unload their product then move their vehicle to the parking ramp. Very time consuming and inconvenient for the vendors. Customers became frustrated with parking. The mix of foot traffic and vehicle traffic became a safety issue.

Now it wasn't all bad...Festival Market Square Music and an abundance of picnic tables made for a great summer lunch venue. It was easy to grab a pastie, meat pie, burrito or taco, some cookies or some fresh fruit, and enjoy eating lunch out of doors. Our loyal customers took the little inconveniences in stride and came to the market anyway. Vendors made the best of the situation.

Last summer the Battle Creek market location was temporarily moved to the parking lot on the corner of McCamly Street South and West Hamblin Avenue to accommodate construction of the NEW Festival Market Square location.

Construction on the project is expected to be completed in time for Opening Day on May 2, 2015.

Customers and vendors will find an all new facility with covered space for approximately 36 vendors. No more fighting the rain or sweating in the sun while shopping! How great will that be?

A new addition to Festival Market Square is a dedicated stage area that will make it easy for musicians to entertain on market days. How great will that be?

In addition to being the home for the downtown Battle Creek Farmers Market, the venue can be used for festivals and concerts. How great is that?

Getting the picture? Battle Creek is going to have a GRRREEEAAAT new Festival Market Square!