There's no doubt that supermarkets are definitely convenient. You can get your groceries, home items, clothes, and more all in a one-stop shop. But there's just something about shopping local that can't be beaten. That's why I absolutely love a good farmers market.

Local Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are a treasure trove of all kinds of local goodness. Area farms bring their fresh cuts of meat and in-season fruits and veggies; gardeners bring gorgeous bouquets of flowers; bakers offer fresh pastries; the cheesemonger, of course, offers a fresh selection of cheeses; and the list goes on. There are even artisans that bring their handmade items.

A great farmers market will have a nice variety of all of the above. Maybe even a food truck or two to grab a ready bite to eat.

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The last time my husband and I went to a farmers' market, we picked up some beef jerky, homemade peach and blueberry jam, a couple of t-bone steaks, a nice brick of gruyere, and a cute necklace with some pressed forget-me-nots. See what I mean when I say just about everything?

There are two things that I love most about farmers markets. The first is that you know directly where your money is going; it's going right back into the local community. The second is that everything is as fresh as can be because the farmers grow and sell what's in season. So you don't have to worry about something being of poor quality when it comes to fruits and veggies.

Lansing Area Farmers Markets

If you'd like to support local and enjoy the freshest produce around, I did the leg work to find out where and when you can find Lansing area farmers markets. Check out all the info below.

St Johns Farmers Market

Open Saturdays from June to October from 8 am to 12 pm on Maple Street west of the courthouse.

Old Red Mill Farmers Market

Open every Saturday between June 4th and October 1st this year from 9 am to 1 pm. Located at 450 Water Street in Portland.

Laingsburg Farmer's Market

Visit on Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm from June through October this year. You can find them at Roosevelt Roe Downtown.

Bath Farmers Market

Takes place Wednesdays from 3 to 6:30 pm at James Couzens Memorial Park, 13753 Main Street in Bath. They'll be open from May 26th through October 27th.

Market on the Grand

Check out this farmers market in Grand Ledge on Saturdays from May 14th through September 24th. It takes place from 9 am to 1 pm at Jaycee Park, 525 E River Street.

South Lansing Farmers Market

Open Thursday from 3 to 7 pm May 19th through October 20th (only open until 6:30 in October). Find them at 800 W Barnes Avenue in Lansing.

Allen Farmers Market

Find the Allen Neighborhood Farmers Market during the outdoor season at 1629 East Kalamazoo Street in Lansing on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 7 pm. It'll take place outside from May through the end of September.

East Lansing Farmers Market

This is a growers-only market. It's located at 280 Valley Court at Vallery Court Park. You can find it from 10 am to 2 pm on Sundays from June 5th through October 30th.

Meridian Farmers' Market

Check out this farmers' market at the Marketplace on the Green pavilion located at 1995 Central Park Drive in Okemos. Vendors will be there from 8 am to 2 pm on Saturdays from May through October. There are also Market Days on Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm from June to October.

Eastern Ingham Farmers Market

Find this farmers market at McCormick Park in Williamston. It takes place every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm from May 15th through October 16th.

Holt Farmers Market

This market is open on Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. They have a winter season, January through April, and a regular market season, May through November. Find it located at 2150 Cedar Street in Holt.

Charlotte Artisans and Farmers Market

Check out what this artisan and farmers market has to offer on Thursdays, May through October from 2 to 6 pm. They are located at 120 W Lovett Street in Charlotte. Plus, they have live music on select dates.

Eaton Rapids Community Market

The market opens for the season on Wednesday, June 1st, and takes place Wednesdays from 3 to 6 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm. Check them out at 116 Hall Street in Eaton Rapids.

Dimondale Farmers' Market

Open Thursdays from 3 to 7 pm, June through September. And from 3 to 6 pm the month of October. Check them out at 136 N Bridge Street in Dimondale in the village square.

East Lansing Farmers Market

Roadside Stands and Farmers Markets, 1900-1950