MISSION We will create a sustainable market that, as part of a larger food system, will provide a) all Eastside residents with access to affordable, locally-grown produce and other locally processed foods and b) small local farmers and artisans with an economically viable market for their goods. Most importantly, we will build rural-urban connections and grower-neighbor friendships that contribute to a secure and equitable food system.
Our first market season in 2004 was just 10 weeks long, featuring 4 female farmers. In 2005, we became the first market in Michigan to accept EBT/SNAP food assistance! We have increased our accessibility to our widely diverse neighbors by accepting a variety of payment options, including SNAP/EBT, year-round Double Up Food Bucks, WIC and Market Fresh coupons, and credit/debit cards.
Allen Farmers Market has grown into a thriving weekly market that provides our neighborhood with access to fresh produce and other delicious products, a convivial atmosphere to visit with neighbors, and opportunities to engage with each other and share diverse resources and perspectives.
Our indoor season market is open every Wednesday from 3:00-6:30 pm at 1629 E. Kalamazoo, Lansing 48912 inside the Allen Market Place facility.
The 1600 block of E. Kalamazoo Street will be under construction from June 2020 – May 2021 to createAllen Place, our new mixed-use development including age-friendly housing, food retail, and other food and health related enterprises.
During the 2020 outdoor season (every Wednesday May – September, 2:30-7:00 pm), we will hold Allen Farmers Market at 2100 E. Michigan Avenue thanks to the generosity of Spadafore Distributing.
For more information contact: Julia Kramer, Farmers Market Manager at 517-999-3911 or email@example.com