The Monroe Farmers' Market is located at 20 East Willow Street in Monroe, MI. We're behind the Elias Bros. Big Boy Restaurant and Tiffany's Pizza, just off of N. Monroe St. in the Big Red Building! Come On In!
We're outside enjoying the weather from the first weekend in June until the last weekend in October 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM We're inside where it's warm & dry from the first weekend in November until the last weekend in May 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM *Some vendors may have shorter hours, depending on supplies and personal schedules*
Select vendors at the market participate in Project Fresh through WIC (Women, Infant, Children), the Bridge Card Program, and the Double Up Food Bucks Program. What are Double Up Food Bucks? If you participate in the Bridge Card Program, you’re eligible for Double Up Food Bucks at the Monroe Farmers’ Market. The market will match your Bridge Card spending up to $20. Example: Spend $10 on your Bridge Card, get an additional $10 not charged to your card. Spend $20 on your Bridge Card, get an additional $20 not charged to your card. That’s $40 of produce for only $20 on your Bridge Card! *The maximum allowance in Double Up Food Bucks is $20. The program runs from the first weekend in July through October 1st. Each participating vendor will have a sign at their booth. This is only good for non-prepared food items (baked goods are not eligible). Please stop by the “Health Matters” booth for your Double Up Bucks. You must have your Michigan Bridge Card and a Michigan I.D. with you to receive your Double Up Bucks.**The food stamp program runs from May through December and may be used on fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, jelly, and baked goods.
A Little Market History . . .
On July 11, 1931, the Monroe Farmers Market opened on a curb off Washington St. just south of the River Raisin. A building at 17 East Willow St. was acquired from the City of Monroe at a later date and is still operating from there today. The building was the former freight station that ran transportation from Monroe to Detroit.
This summer, 2013, will mark the 81st year of the Monroe Farmers' Market! Many of the farmers that sell at the Farmers Market are second and third-generation descendants of the original market vendors.