Return of the Winter Market

December 15, 2015

The 2015 season has been another great one for the Fulton Street Farmers Market.  The regular season will end on Saturday December 19th 2015.

Our 2016 Winter Market Season will kick off on Saturday January 2nd 2016 at 10am – 1pm.  We will continue running every Saturday all winter long (January – April).  We are currently expecting to have between 15 – 20 vendors each market day with a mixture of Meats, Breads, Dairy, Cheese, Eggs, Vegetables, Apples, and so much more.  We look forward to seeing you around all winter long.

FSFM Fall Harvest Dinner – October 24, 2015 6:30pm!

September 24, 2015

Click here for tickets – members only until October 2!

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“Autumn – from September into November is the absolute best time to shop the market,” said Overdevest, event organizer. “It’s the culmination of summer and the beginning of fall and all kinds of good things are colliding to create more abundance than any other time of the year.  We want to celebrate West Michigan’s harvest — with a dinner that’s 95 percent local because it’s just fun.”

Smack down the market’s center aisle. Outdoors, under the roof trusses, we’ll arrange long tables, canvas-covered, with autumn’s harvest and straw bale seating.

Prepare for a taste adventure:  roasted celery root filet with apple, onion and shell bean relish; cider-braised pumpkin and lacinato kale gratin with pumpkin seeds; smashed beets with caramelized honey and toasted spices; and Brussels sprout salad with maitake mushroom, pickled pears and roasted pear vinaigrette.  All of those recipes are vegetarian and three vegan – we know that you love that. If we could skip the honey, but it is so good, then there would be four vegan options.  For the carnivores, check out the whole hog pulled pork with maple vinegar sauce and aromatic spiced lamb skewers. The highlight, though, will be the finish: a cider candy apple (ruby red – think Wizard of Oz’ Dorothy sparkly slippers) lip-smacking with hard cider apple sauce and punctuated with a real twig, gnarly and witchy finger-like.

Tickets: Limited availability, $85 per person, includes hard or soft cider pairing and $25 goes to FSFM Food Education Fund.


Whole Hog Pulled Pork with Maple Vinegar Sauce

Aromatic Spiced Lamb Skewers

Roasted Celery Root Filet with Apple, Onion and Shell Bean Relish

Cider Braised Pumpkin and Lacinato Kale Gratin with Pumpkin Seeds

Smashed Beets with Caramelized Honey and Toasted Spices

Brussels Sprout Salad with Maitake Mushroom, Pickled Pears and Roasted Pear Vinaigrette


Cider Candy Apple and Hard Cider Apple Sauce


– Dinner service will begin at 6:30 p.m.

 – Music provided by the B-Side Growlers –Tradition inspired, toe-tappin’ fired, vintage acoustic
blues, jazz and country, and will conclude at 9 p.m. 

 – The dinner menu naturally emphasizes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free, while offering two dishes for those who would miss the meat.
 – The event will take place outside, under the market roof, so dress accordingly

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July at the Farmers Market

July 17, 2015

We are now more than half way through July, and the summer of 2015 continues to roll along.  We’ve got a few quick updates that we wanted to announce.

The construction on Fulton Street seems to finally be over with.  A big “Thank You” to the crew that worked hard to finish up the project.

The Sunday ARTisans market is in full swing, If you are interested in being a vendor with them you can find their information at

If you are ever looking for a list of “In Season” items we keep an updated one over at the Rapidian’s website.  Just search for “In Season”

As always the Fulton Street Farmers Market is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8am – 3pm.

Fulton Street Construction

May 20, 2015

The 2015 season has started off with a bang, and the farmers are not the only ones capitalizing on the warmer weather.  There is a construction project taking place on Fulton Street in front of the market.  As the construction changes around please remember that there is a market entrance on Fountain St.  Also if you ride the bus to the market this construction project has altered the route so please check with The Rapid for the update routes.


February 25, 2015
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2015 Winter Market!

December 28, 2014

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The 2015 Winter Market will be open every Saturday from 10am-1pm throughout the winter until the end of April to bring you the freshest local goodies available in Michigan! We typically have a minimum of 15 vendors – both inside and outside, and you will be able to find produce such as root vegetables, greens, meats of all types, breads and baked goods, hard cider, cheeses, apples, honey, syrup, eggs and more! We update our Facebook page every Saturday morning with a list of vendors in attendance, just in case you wish to check out what is available on any given week.

Bee the change! Beer the Change!

July 19, 2014

Attention all you bee and Fulton Street Market lovers! Brewery Vivant (located on Cherry Street near Diamond) is raising awareness for the dilemma facing bees worldwide. On August 4th the brewery will be showing a movie starting at 7p.m. highlighting this predicament as well as donating proceeds from the day to both the Aquinas Bee Keeping Club and the Fulton Street Farmers Market. This event will feature a beer brewed with Michigan Honey and the proceeds will be going towards new bike racks in the market. If you would like more information on this wonderful event please visit their website:

Long Live the Bees!

July 11, 2014

An upcoming event at Brewery Vivant will be donating some of the profits to support the Fulton Street Farmers Market in addition to the Aquinas bee keepers club. A video will be shown at the restaurant showcasing the plight of bees nationwide. If you are interested in more information please check out the links below:


July 1, 2014

The FSFM is looking for a qualified and enthusiastic person to fill the role of Food Assistance Specialist/Pilot Program Facilitator. If you are looking for a stable position look no further than the Market which has been providing the greater Grand Rapids area with fresh and local goods for nearly 100 years. Check the job description link below if you are interested!


Now hiring for Food Assistance Specialist/Pilot Program Facilitator!

June 13, 2014

Now Hiring

The FSFM is looking for a qualified person to fill the contract position of Food Assistance Specialist/Pilot Program Facilitator. Deadline for applications is Monday, June 23rd at 5:00 p.m. Access the full job description here: JOB POSTING

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