- Fresh is best for you and your family
Freshly picked, local produce has more flavor and more nutritional value than produce that’s grown far way, picked green, and transported hundreds or thousands of miles.
- You are helping build an alternative
The industrial food system feeds us nutrient-poor, chemical laden foods that cause a wide range of health problems. We need to build an alternative. You can start building it right here in Grand Rapids.
- You are helping Mother Earth
Local foods grown in living soil without chemicals do not contribute to global warming, environmental degradation, and the global health and environmental risks associated with GMOs.
- You get to know your neighbors
Yes, you can shop the market in less time than a fast-food drive-through, but why? Stick around, chat with our vendors, get acquainted with your neighbors and build community.
- Help reduce the stigma
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market not only accepts food assistance dollars, we WELCOME them. Not because there is a profit to be made, but because healthy food is a human right. Everyone should be able to purchase healthy and whole food in our communities!