Greater Lansing has blossomed in the availability of farmers markets, which officer ripe, seasonal offerings that support local family farms and the local economy. One of the many popular farmers markets in the area is found in Mason.

The Mason Farmers Market will kick off its 14th season July 7. The market runs every Saturday through Sept. 29 on Maple Street between Jefferson and Barnes roads. The only exception will be a one-day move to Lee Austin Park Pavilion on Aug. 25.

The market plans on achieving more diverse offerings and reaching out to community members to be a part of the Farmers Market Association, but shoppers can still expect a wide array of fresh foods, produce and value-added products.

As part of a continuing market expansion project that started in 2016, five evening markets will also take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays on July 5, July 19, Aug. 9, Aug. 23 and Sept. 13 in front of Commercial Bank Mason, just west of Courthouse Square. The evening markets are in conjunction with Thursday Night Live Courthouse Concert evenings.

During the Ingham County Fair, a “Mason Farmers Market at the Fair” presence is again under consideration after review of its pilot program from last year. The hope is to reach out to more members of the community. The 164th annual Ingham County Fair runs July 30 through Aug. 3.

Those interested in becoming members of the Mason Farmers Market Association or in being a vendor at the Mason Farmers Market should contact Elaine Ferris at (517) 676-4175. A message can also be sent on the Mason Farmers Market-Mason MI Facebook page.


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