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September 22, 2018
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Market Hours

Battle Creek Farmers Market at

Festival Market Square

25 S McCamly Street in

downtown Battle Creek

Wednesday and Saturday

9 am to 1 pm

May through October


Bellevue Farmers Market

Washington Park in downtown Bellevue

Thursday 3 to 6 pm

June through September

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Opening Day at Festival Market Square Delayed

Posted 4/27/2015 4:11pm by Brigette Leach.

Battle Creek Farmers Market Association


Downtown Battle Creek Farmers Market

at Festival Market Square

Wednesday and Saturday

 9 am to 1 pm

May through October


Bellevue Farmers Market in Washington Park


3 to 6 pm

June through September

Battle Creek Farmers Market Association market locations participate in Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH, SNAP Bridge Card, Double Up Food Bucks and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Elder Farm Market Nutrition Program. We are also happy to process your debit or credit cards.



Hello again!

Even though the weather of late has not convinced me that it's actually spring, the calendar indicates that it's time for our farmers markets to open. We want to make sure all of our customers, and vendors, are aware that the downtown Battle Creek Farmers Market at Festival Market Square will not open on May 2nd. Delays in the Festival Market Square renovation project will cause us to hold Opening Day on May 16th. Despite repeated reassurances from the City of Battle Creek that the project would be completed in time for our long scheduled May 2nd opening, the fact of the matter is that construction is not complete. Again, on the reassurances from the City, we have rescheduled Opening Day for May 16th. We regret any inconvenience this delay causes our customers and vendors.

On a more positive note, we have a great line up of vendors again this year. Many of your favorites will be returning and we have several vendors who are new to the downtown Battle Creek Farmers Market. Confirmed returning vendors include: Grampa's Pasty's, Pleasant Hill Farm, The Bakewell Company, J & S Farms, Long Valley Farm, The Great Bread Company, The ARC of Calhoun County, Sprout Urban Farm, Elwell Etcetera, Verdant Grace, Hoover Farms, Louie's Donut Shop, Eicher's Family Bakery, Farmers on the Move, Beetree Farms, Countryside Produce, Avalon Farms and Kahoona's Granola. Jen's Gourmet Dressings will attend occasionally, and the American Legion Auxiliary will return periodically.

We are very excited with the list of confirmed new vendors, which includes Mycophiles Garden (mushrooms and mushroom growing kits), Java Jones (fresh roasted coffee beans), Great Scott Ice Cream (summertime treats), The Cheese People (selection of quality cheese, cut on site), Ben's Soft Pretzels (freshly made on site), Jocelyn Price (all kinds of flowers, planters and hanging baskets), LT's Angry Mustard (just what it sounds mustard). Several other new vendors have contacted us and are in the process of getting their applications to us.

We will continue to participate in Double Up Food Bucks, Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH, NHBP Elders Program, and process Bridge Cards, Debit and Credit cards.

With much work on behalf of Chuck Rysenga, who had taken care of scheduling musicians, we will have live music for each market day from Kalamazoo Folk Life. In addition, the Downtown Market Music Series continues during July and August.

So it's an exciting time of year! We'll do our best to keep you informed of all that happens at both the downtown Battle Creek Farmers Market and the Bellevue Farmers Market. The Bellevue Farmers Market opens on June 4th, 3 - 6 pm and continues through September 24th.

And we think you'll like the new Festival Market Square!