There really is nothing better than spending a weekend morning at a local farmers market. Grabbing that freshly grown produce, home-baked goodies, and more is just a little bit of charm offered in towns and cities across the country, and one of the best in the whole country is right here in Michigan.

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As part of USA Today's 10Best list, their team sought out the best of the best regarding the best farmers markets across the nation. They asked a panel of experts to nominate their top picks to find the top ten. Then they asked their readers to vote for their favorites over four weeks to find the top ten.

"...the explosion of the farm-to-table movement in the United States has led to a steadily growing number of markets, with more than 8,600 registered in the USDA Farmers Market Directory", USA Today said. 

What Michigan Farmers Market is Ranked Best in America?

Earning national kudos this year is a charming downtown farmer's market in a busy college town. The 100+-year-old Ann Arbor Farmers Market landed at #5 on the list of the "10 Best Farmers Markets Across the Nation".  With more than 8,600 registered in the USDA Farmers Market Directory, that's a pretty impressive showing. Here's what caught the eye of USA Today and its readers;

"You're sure to buy local at this market, with producer-only stalls featuring vendors from Michigan. A bounty of fresh produce, cheese, and eggs are joined by handmade ceramics, soaps, and candles for sale at this 100-plus-year-old market, which is open Saturdays year-round, as well as Wednesdays in the summer".

The market, with over 125 vendors on hand,  is open year-round with varying days and hours, so be sure to check their website for details before planning a visit. Trust us, it's well worth the drive.

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