Eat Smarter: Fresh Produce

The University of Michigan is committed to offering sustainable, locally sourced foods. Fresh fruits, vegetables and more are available on or near campus during most months of the year.

M Farmers Market

Ann Arbor Campus

NEW! Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Get ultra-fresh produce by purchasing a “share” from local farmers! U-M has partnered with Prochaska Farms and Tantre Farms to offer a convenient way for faculty and staff to participate in CSA programs and pick up fresh seasonal produce near campus each week.

What is “share?”: A share typically consists of a box or basket of seasonal vegetables. Other farm products may be included as well.

Advance share purchase: Prepay by July 1, 2015

Select a pick up location:

Green Road Parking Lot (1919 Green Road, outside the Printing Services Building)
Every Thursday, July 9 – September 24, 2015
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Produce provided by Prochaska Farms. The cost for 12 weeks is $350 for a full share, or $252 for a half share. Buy a share by July 1!

OR

Washtenaw Food Hub (4175 Whitmore Lake Road)
Every Wednesday, July 8 – September 23, 2015
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Organic produce provided by Tantre Farms. The cost for 12 weeks is $384 for a full share. Buy a share by July 1!

2015 M Farmers Markets

Stop by the M Farmers Markets to buy farm fresh seasonal produce, as well as flowers, potted plants, herbs and other goods at an affordable price. See what is typically available and when. Purchases can be made with cash, credit/debit cards or with a Zilke Vegetable Farm CSA membership.

Visit us June through September/October on select days at five campus locations:

All produce is provided by local Michigan farms, with Zilke Vegetable Farm serving as the main source. Zilke, in Milan, MI, is a family-owned and operated farm that does not use chemicals or pesticides.

Michigan Union

Location: In the MUG
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dates: Every Monday, June 1 – October 26

Wolverine Tower

Location: Room G18 / *outside of G-228
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dates: Select Tuesdays, June 2 – September 22

  • June 2*
  • June 16
  • June 30
  • July 14
  • July 28
  • August 11
  • August 25
  • September 8*
  • September 22

NCRC

Location: NCRC, Building 18 (ground level next to the Flavors Café)
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dates: Select Tuesdays, June 9 – September 29

  • June 9
  • June 23
  • July 7
  • July 21
  • August 4
  • August 18
  • September 1
  • September 15
  • September 29

University Hospital

Location: University Hospital Courtyard
Date: Every Thursday, June 4 – October 1 (except July 2 & Sept. 3)
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pierpont Commons

Location: Outside of Pierpont U-go's
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dates: Every Friday, June 5 – October 23

Domino’s Farms

on the patio near the EBA Café

Location:
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Date: Every Wednesday

Dearborn Campus

Dearborn Farmers’ & Artisans Market

Fridays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May 8 – September 25, 2015 (CLOSED July 30)
22101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI
(Garrison St. Parking Lot, between Mason & Howard Streets, behind Bryant Library)
dearbornfarmersartisansmarket.com

Flint Campus

Flint Farmers’ Market

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
300 East First St. Flint, MI 48502
flintfarmersmarket.com

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In Partnership with MHealthy, UMHS, Planet Blue, NCRC, MDining, Wolverine Tower Wellness Committee