Huron County is home to a wide variety of agriculture and crafts. One of the best ways to experience this is at a local farmer’s market. Currently, Huron County has three regular farmer’s markets that typically operate May through October.
Harbor Beach Farmer’s Market
The Harbor Beach Farmer’s Market is attractive not only because of the great goods one can find but also because of its beautiful setting. This weekly farmer’s market is located on a piece of property that is ripe with history and only a mere block away from Lake Huron. While browsing the vendor’s many goods and trinkets you can enjoy a wonderful view of the lighthouse and beach. The Harbor Beach Farmer’s Market is located at the museum which was once the home of Frank Murphy, who served on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1940 after a political career as Governor of Michigan and Mayor of Detroit. At the Harbor Beach Farmer’s Market, you can find vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, various crafts, woodworking, plants and flowers, and more.
The Harbor Beach Farmer’s Market is every Friday from May 20th to October 7th running from 2pm to 7pm, located on the Murphy Museum lawn on M-25.
Special Market Days:
Attend the Harbor Beach Farmer’s Market on June 17th, July 15th, August 19th, and September 16th for drawings and other fun surprises for kids and adults.
To become a vendor, call Bob Swartz at (989) 479-6655.
Pigeon Farmer’s Market
Another farmer’s market worth checking out is the Pigeon Farmer’s Market. Located in the Farmer’s Market Building between the Village Hall and the Pigeon Historical Museum, you can browse handcrafted goods and locally grown produce. The Farmer’s Market Building was first constructed as a pavilion in 1997 and later modified to an enclosed building in 2008. In addition to providing protection from inclement weather, the new building is handicap accessible and provides public restrooms. Typically, the building can fit 15 vendors comfortably, with availability for vendors to set up in the parking lot area as well. After browsing and shopping the various goods being sold, head on over to the Pigeon Historical Museum to learn about the unique history of Pigeon and see what life was like 50, 75, and even 100 years ago. The Pigeon Historical museum is open from 10am to 3pm on Fridays.
The Pigeon Farmer’s Market is every Friday, May through October from 9 am to 4 pm and is located in the Farmer’s Market Building located right in between the Village Hall and the Pigeon Historical Museum right off of Main street in downtown Pigeon.
For information about becoming a vendor for the Pigeon Farmer’s Market see the Farmer’s Market page on the Pigeon Chamber of Commerce’s website.
Port Austin Farmer’s Market
The Port Austin Farmer’s Market is a well established and thriving farmer’s market that offers a wide variety of unique and ordinary handcrafted goods and locally grown produce. This farmer’s market typically has close to 150 vendors if not more every Saturday, May through the middle of October. The Port Austin Farmer’s Market was even rated a top ten Farmer’s Market in Michigan by Michigan’s Official State Travel Guide. Shopping this market offers an abundance of options in produce, flowers, baked goods, art, antiques, and crafts. In addition to the wide variety of vendors and goods, you will find entertainment, activities for the kiddos and more!
This year the Port Austin Farmer’s Market can accept bridge cards in addition to Senior Fresh and Double Up Bucks. To use the bridge card, shoppers should go to the Village Hall the morning of the market to receive wooden tokens that can be spent at the market with participating vendors. The vendors will have signs showing that they are signed up to do so. Shoppers can also receive up to $20 matching Double Up Bucks through a grant through The Fair Food Network. Whatever amount they use for their Bridge Card, the Double Up Bucks will match up to $20 free towards fruits and vegetables! The Port Austin Farmer’s Market is also working towards help with transportation from Thumb Area Transit for those in need of help getting to and from the market.
The Port Austin Farmer’s Market is every Saturday from May 28th to October 15th from 9am to 1pm at the intersection of State and Lake street in downtown Port Austin.
Special Market Days:
- June 18th - Kid’s Day
- June 25th - Music by The Spring Street Boys
- August 28th - Music by The Spring Street Boys
- September 3rd - Music by The Spring Street Boys
- September 24th - Ladies Day at the Market (Girls Getaway Weekend in Port Austin)
For information about becoming a vendor for the Port Austin Farmer’s Market see the Vendor’s page on the Port Austin Farmer’s Market website.