- 1145 E. Fulton St.
- Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- (616) 454-4118
We didn’t plan on going to the Farmer’s Market. In fact, it wasn’t even on the radar when we got out of bed. I hadn’t even heard of it. After enjoying lunch at The Black Rose Irish Pub (review HERE), we headed out to the Frederick Meijer Gardens. We pulled up and thought, “Wow, this looks really cool.” We got inside thinking there’d be a little bit of an admission charge, but $12?! To look at flowers? No thanks. We passed and got back in the car not knowing what to do now. I looked at the local attractions section of J’s Garmin GPS and the words “Farmers Market” came up and it was only three miles away. I hit go and we headed back the other direction to see what kind of Farmer’s Market we were going to find.
The Fulton Street Farmer’s Market is in a parking lot on Fulton Street. There’s quite a bit of parking around the vendor location and we found a spot right away since we were arriving near the end. The Farmer’s Market had a pretty cool set up. There’s a permanent structure that extends the length of about half of the parking lot. There’s a metal skelton all the way down to hang things from and wooden display counters that are also permanent fixtures.
Farmer’s back their trucks right up to the stall and set out their goods. A lot of the farmers used the support structure to hang tarps that extended back to their trucks to use as a sun shade. I’ve never seen a farmer’s market set up like this. It is a really unique idea and makes it easy on the farmers and customers. It’s easy to walk the whole line of farmers and find what you’re looking for.
Again, a lot of peppers. Other than that, there wasn’t a whole lot different than any other farmer’s market I’ve been to recently. We walked the whole line eyeing some peppers and butternut squash, but figured we’d wait until we get back to Lansing and find some here.
The Fulton Street Farmer’s Market was our last stop in Grand Rapids and our last stop on a trip that took us from Lansing to Traverse City back to Grand Rapids. It was still early in the afternoon, but we were exhausted and just decided to go home. The Fulton Street Farmer’s Market killed about ten minutes for us. For neighbors in the area, it provides a great opportunity to get a huge variety of local grown produce and fresh baked breads.