Wayne State University Farmers Market

The Wayne State Farmers Market got its start with two pilot days in fall 2008. In its first full season the following year, the market registered to accept food stamps (SNAP), WIC Project FRESH, and Senior Project FRESH nutrition programs. The market offers a range of affordable fresh and prepared foods and serves those who live or work on campus or elsewhere in midtown and nearby neighborhoods. The market is operated with the help of several campus and community partners. For more details about the market since 2008, browse archives of SEEDLING newsletters.

See this video clip (1.5 minutes) with SEED Wayne director, Kami Pothukuchi and Florine Mark, on Ask Florine


Read brief articles on the WSU Farmers Market in the Michigan Citizen, June 20, 2014 and June 6, 2013.



After 9 consecutive years of operation, the market is taking a break this year!

It will return in June 2018, with new management and a location TBD!

Read a May 2017 press release.

Stay tuned for details!






















The Market needs Volunteers!

Tasks include setup, take down, customer surveys, and more!

Please sign up for 2 hour slots starting 8:30 AM and ending 4:30 PM. Sign up here


Be 'Tote'ally Cool! Reduce plastic bags!

Now that you shop every week at the Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market, why not bring your canvas or other reusable tote bag to the market?

Don't shop every week? Keep a bag in your office for when the impulse strikes!

Have extra tote bags languishing at home? Drop them off at the SEED Wayne tent. We will distribute them to shoppers for free.  Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle plastic bags at your farmers market!





The watercolor on the right is by Sheila Burns (created c. 1966) and is a part of Wayne State University's art collection. Burns attended WSU and received a BA in Education in 1935.  This watercolor was a gift to the university from Rex Lamoreaux in 2000.



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