The Royal Oak Farmer’s Market
Don’t miss out on the end of the autumn harvest! There is still a wide selection of locally-grown produce (along with a huge variety of other items — from potpouri and artisinal cheese to weird homemade soaps and antiques) available at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market.
The Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, located at 316 E 11 Mile Road, 2 blocks east of Main Street, is open all year:
- Fridays — 7 am – 1 pm — May through Christmas
- Saturdays — 7 am – 1 pm — April through December
- Saturdays — 8 am – 2 pm — January through March
- Sundays — 8 am – 3 pm — Antiques and Collectibles (except major holidays)
The Royal Oak Farmers Market opened as a truck market, at the corner of 4th and Troy streets, on October 14, 1925 as a cooperative venture between the then-new City of Royal Oak and Oakland County, Michigan. The present structure was erected in the spring of 1927 and dedicated July 1 of that year. It has been a popular institution for more than 80 years.
Since 1997 the Farmers Market has been solely owned and operated by the City of Royal Oak. The Market is located in the Civic Center at the corner of 11 Mile Road and Troy Street, across from the Library and adjacent to the 44th District Court. –Farmer’s Market website
A few more photos from the autumn harvest bounty after the jump. Later in the week we’ll do a post highlighting some of the local characters who bring the produce from the farm to our little City.
Come back on Tuesday for more photos — and to learn about Vic the Breadman, the Cinzori Farm, Ray of Garden Art Stuio, the nice folks at Czelada Orchards, and 3rd and 4th generation farmers George and Tyler Uhlianuk.