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Ride The Rapid to Fulton Street Farmers Market


We’ve partnered with FOX 17 to bring you budget-friendly and transit-friendly deals throughout Grand Rapids and the suburbs. This Thrifty Thursday, dig into fresh, local goods.

Did you know that Fulton Street Farmer’s Market is the oldest and largest in Grand Rapids? This market also happens to be one of the largest farmers’ markets in the state, with 118 vendors booths and more than 200 vendors rotating throughout the year. Established in 1922, Fulton Street Farmers Market is still serving up fresh local goods for the community to devour. You can find anything from traditional fruits and vegetables, to homemade foods and crafts.

Unlike most markets, the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market runs all year long. The season starts in May and continues until mid-December, open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’re also open all winter long, from January to April on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What makes them unique from other farmer’s markets, is that they are a part of the Double Up Food Buck Program, so they accept payment from a bridge card. If you go to the farmer’s market, you can have $20 worth of spending money on local produce.

Stop by their office and mention that you saw the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market on the FOX17’s Morning Mix, they’ll sell you a reusable bag for just $2, or you can buy 3 for only $5.

Also for a limited time only, if you have a bridge card, they’ll double the amount of money you can spend at the farmer’s market. Mention the Morning Mix, and you’ll receive $40 worth of spending money at the market instead of $20.

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.