Farmer's Market Brighton MI

Local resource for farmer’s market in Brighton. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to local produce and organic food, as well as advice and content on healthy eating.

Brighton Farmers Market
(810) 227-5086
200 First Street, at the Mill Pond
Brighton, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
County
Livingston

Sunday Howell Farmers' Market
(517) 546-3920
State St. adjacent to Livingston County Courthouse
Howell, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Livingston

Ann Arbor Farmers Market
(734) 994-3276
315 Detroit Street
Ann Arbor, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-December Wedensday, 7:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Saturday, 7:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
County
Washtenaw

Plymouth County Farmers Market
(734) 453-1540
In "The Gathering" across from Kellogg Park; Penniman Street
Plymouth, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
County
Wayne

Northville Farmers Market
(248) 349-7640
At Sheldon & Seven Mile Roads
Northville, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October
County
Oakland

Hartland Farmers Market
(810) 632-7498
9525 Highland Road, at old Hartland High School
Hartland, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Livingston

Pinckney Market in the Park
(734) 878-0377
In the park on Main Street; Between Mill & Howell Streets
Pinckney, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Livingston

Walled Lake Farmers Market
(248) 926-9004
1499 E. West Maple St.; next to Fire Station
Walled Lake, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Oakland

Fowlerville Farmers Market
(517) 223-1079
South Grand at the Village Parking Lot
Fowlerville, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
County
Livingston

Fenton Farmers Market
(810) 714-3956
River Street next to the community center
Fenton, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
August- Thursday, 5:00 p.m.
County
Genesee

Agriculture Shock

The simple act of planting a seed and watching it grow has degraded
into bizarre synthetic agriculture based on chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
More disturbing still are the so-called genetically modified “Frankenfoods” that
further distance fruits and vegetables from nature. But most distressing of all,
chemical agriculture’s crops may contain significantly less nutrition than you think.

By Eric Schneider

November 2007

 When thinking of agriculture, it’s easy to imagine the scene of a farmer in a sunlit field or Johnny Appleseed planting a future orchard. However romantic, these notions touch on the inherent simplicity of farming, which—at its most basic—involves people working with nature to produce food beyond their immediate needs. What doesn’t come to mind are planes dropping clouds of chemicals on an expanse of crops or scientists working to modify plant genes. But, increasingly, these are common aspects of modern agriculture.

 Natural farming methods served the world well for thousands of years. But while the Industrial Revolution brought about exponential innovation and vastly greater yields, in the last half of the 20th century even these strides seemed insufficient in the face of surging population and an insatiable desire for productivity above all else. This quest for ever-higher yields initially focused on deterring crop-eating animals and insects, ultimately leading to many decidedly non-organic tactics.

The elder statesmen of unnatural agricultural practices, chemical pesticides came into prominence during the 1940s. Though pesticides were generally quite effective in exterminating harmful insects, it was discovered that they also left behind compounds that poisoned the environment. This issue was publicly exposed in writer/biologist Rachel Carson’s renowned 1962 book, Silent Spring, which led to the widespread banning of the synthetic DDT and essentially jump-started the environmental movement. But pesticide use has continued (and even increased) since that time, resulting in depletion of nutrients in the soil—which, in turn, means less nutrients in crops—as well as chemical residues that remain in produce. While the Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA) sets limits on pesticides, the trace amounts allowed in many foods can still be linked directly to illnesses such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease. In a 2005 report published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a disturbing 73% of fresh fruit and vegetables tested showed detectable pesticide residues.

Frankenfood Future?
    Concern about pesticides not only brought about increased environmental awareness, it prompted a shift towards organic food, particularly in recent years. Generally overlapping with this period, however, has been the rise of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the result of scientists altering the structure of plants to obtain a specific immunity or trait rather than ach...

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