Opening day of the Portage Farmers Market will be on May 5, 2024. It will run every Sunday thereafter until October 13, 2024. The market hours are from 9 AM to 1 PM.
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There are four types of vendors that will be selling at the Portage Farmers Market: producers, growers, retailers and artisans. The number of non-food vendors and service vendors will be limited to ensure an authentic Farmers Market experience.
During the 2024 season, the Portage Farmers Market will be located in the City Hall parking lot (7900 S Westnedge Avenue).
All vendors will accept cash payment in US dollars. Some vendors will also be able to take credit card payments at their market stalls. Portage Farmers Market Tokens will be available for food assistance program participants. The Portage Farmers Market will NOT be able to accept credit card payment in exchange for tokens. The Portage Farmers Market currently supports the following food assistance programs: SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior Project FRESH, and WIC Project FRESH. Food assistance programs cannot be used for services and non-food items.
All vendors participating in the Portage Farmers Market must meet all Federal, State and local preparation, licensing, labeling and storage regulations. All vendors must also sell only products that are legal under Federal and State law.
The Portage Farmers Market only allows its vendors to use the word "organic" in verbal or written form if they are Certified Organic, in accordance with the USDA National Organic Program.
Yes. Many of the vendors do have their own websites and Facebook pages. Each vendor and their contact information will also be listed on the website for the Portage Farmers Market at https://portagemi.gov/643/Markets
Portage Farmers Market does not allow pets into the market or anywhere near where food is sold/consumed. However, registered service animals will be allowed entrance.
We ask that you do not park inside the Farmers Market area or in the parking spaces behind the vendor tents. There is plenty of parking inside the City Hall parking lot for customers and vendors. Additional parking is available on Brown Avenue and across the street at Comerica Bank.
Yes. If a market day happens to fall on a holiday or holiday weekend, the Portage Farmers Market will be open.
Yes. The market normally operates in rain, cold and snow. However, it will not operate during emergency situations or when weather warnings have been issued.
Yes. There are plenty of handicapped parking spaces available to customers and vendors. Additionally, the market has enough space for customers using wheelchairs and other walking aids.
At this time there is not an ATM at the Portage Farmers Market, though there are two ATMS nearby the Portage Farmers Market at Comerica Bank and Huntington Bank.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out at the market. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the Farmers Market Manager at 269-329-4421 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in playing at the Portage Farmers Market, please contact the Market Manager at 269-329-4421 or via email at email@example.com
If you have an event idea or are interested in hosting an event or activity, please contact the Farmers Market Manager at (269) 329-4421 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Farmers Market Manager, Brianna Wurtsmith at (269) 329-4421 or email@example.com