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Bank Street Farmer's Market

1200 Bank Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 337-8899
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Ranked #2 of 3 shopping in Kalamazoo
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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- Aug 3, 2014
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Marcellus, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I love taking my family here on Sat mornings. We browse the many vendors, purchasing fresh fruit and veggies, as well as herbs and flowers. We also can buy a lot of our meats from local places that taste so much better than grocery store meats. You do need to get their early if you want to be get popular... More

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Michigan
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Take some extra time to find a parking space because the Kalamazoo Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings on Bank Street, just south of downtown, is becoming one of the most popular spots in the area. And even compared to markets in other cities we have traveled to, this one wins hands down. The best of local organic farming, natural products,... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

like many attractions it is like a pendulum. . years ago was a first rate market. place to go for good value, support local small farmers, ,freshness and quality. Meet old friends, socialize. Then prices went up, quality down., fewer old friends went. fewer shoppers meant , some venders stopped coming , or raised prices to make up for reduced... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is a first class Farmers Market. You can find everything "in season" there. There is produce, obviously, but also food to eat, music to listen to, smiling faces, flowers, herbs, plants, dog biscuits, bread, home made soap and deodorant and so much more. Much - but not all the produce - is grown organically, even if they are not... More

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Kalamazoo
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We love going there all summer long. You will find lots of locally grown fruits, vegetables plus flowers and plants. We enjoy the live entertainment and the variety of vendors where you can grab a bite for lunch. My only disappointment is that many market items (fruits and vegetables) are from out of state but I avoid those booths completely.... More

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kalamazoo
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Parking is challenging, the location is out of the way, the market has outgrown its space, but it is still the best Farmers' Market in Michigan by far for variety, diversity, and its emphasis on local and/or organic fruits and veggies as well as a huge variety of locally made foods. I have visited over a dozen other markets and... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Love going to the market and selecting their products - everything is fresh and very delicious - love the pizzas and sauce that I buy every month - the Tamale Guy has great guacamole, the best chips, and home salsa - the other one I love is the ginger and molasses cookies - they are gone for the winter but... More

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Kalamazoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

If you are looking for an authentic farmers market, this is the one! Tremendous variety, all local, excellent quality - this decades-old market is buried in the sidestreets of Kalamazoo, and can be a challenge jammed on for non-locals to find. But once you locate it, you'll be glad you did. Be sure to bring your appetite. There's local food... More

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Plainwell, MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

There are some new artisans and vendors at the market that we flock to every Saturday. There is Cheri Chocolates who sells crispy chocolate covered bacon with pralined pecans sprinkled on top. She makes turtles, too, and my mother buys a weekly dose. When the fruit was slow to harvest, a farmer from North Carolina, a sweet short lady with... More

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Portage, MI
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We moved to the Kalamazoo area last fall and have been pleasantly surprised with the local attractions. The Bank Street Farmer's Market is wonderful! I particularly like that each of the stalls is cleared marked with "Grower" "Artisan" "Retailer" etc. I love talking to the growers, who often have recipe suggestions. I saw purple bell peppers there this Saturday -... More

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