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Ann Arbor's Farmers' Market is a staple in the local community. While the majority of the country's farmers' markets wrap up in the fall, Ann Arbor's runs year-round, allowing visitors to shop for holiday-inspired treats, crafts, decorations, and homewares on Saturdays throughout the month of December.
The Ann Arbor's Farmers' Market is held in the historic Kerrytown district. Interestingly enough, Kerrytown is named after County Kerry in Ireland. Kerrytown is known for its shops, charming brick streets and sidewalks, and vibrant culture. It's the perfect backdrop for the community to come together while supporting local farmers and artisans.
Throughout the year, the Ann Arbor's Farmers' Market hosts many special events. There are food truck rallies, farm to table dinners, and cooking demonstrations. In December, the Farmers' Market also hosts the city's annual tree lighting ceremony and Kerrytown's Kindlefest. Coinciding with Midnight Madness, the one-day festival is one of the most anticipated holiday festivals in Washtenaw County.
Similar to a European Christmas market, Kindlefest offers the opportunity to purchase traditional German food, mulled wine, homemade products, and seasonal crafts. Many Ann Arbor locals come to Kindlefest every year to buy their Christmas wreaths, holiday centerpieces, and artisan candles. There are fire pits scattered around the covered Farmers' Market, which help make the atmosphere inviting and cozy. The Ann Arbor Farmers' Market runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. from May through December. From January through April, the market is open on Saturdays only from 8 to 3 p.m. Every year, Kindlefest is hosted on the first Friday of December from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cover image via Flickr by Vasenka Photography (CC BY 2.0).