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Ride the bus to area farmers markets

The Local Feed on WYCE explains how to take the bus to the area farmers markets.

/Theresa Hogerheide

Find Bus Schedules

Click here to get to bus schedules for The Rapid. MI Local Foodbeet has links to the farmers market websites. 

/Theresa Hogerheide

/Theresa Hogerheide

Farmers market season is now in full swing! Need a ride? Take the bus. The Rapid bus system has routes near farmers markets. Below is a list of markets available from The Rapid bus routes.
Downtown Market: 435 Ionia Avenue SW. ROUTE 2 Kalamazoo. Open Tuesday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 7p.m.
The Fulton St. Farmers Market: Fulton and Fuller. ROUTE 14 East Fulton. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Also, open Wednesday evenings from June to September 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Grand Valley State University: Allendale Campus Parking Lot H. ROUTE 50, GVSU Campus Connector. Open Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. through September 25. Check for occasional bus schedule changes.  
Grandville Farmers Market: 4055 Maple Street (at the library). ROUTES 8 Grandville/Rivertown Crossings, 24 Burton, and 28 28th Street. Open Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October.
Metro Health Farmers Market: 5900 Byron Center Avenue. ROUTE 16 Wyoming/Metro Health. Open Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through October 10.
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market at Gerald R Ford Middle School: 851 Madison Avenue SE. ROUTES 3 Madison and 2 Kalamazoo. Open Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through November.
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market at Garfield Park: 334 Burton Street SE. ROUTES 3 Madison and 24 Burton. Open Fridays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
YMCA Farmers Market (downtown): 475 Lake Michigan Drive. ROUTES Routes 9 Alpine and 50 GVSU Campus Connector and DASH routes Hill and West. Open Thursdays 3:00-7:00 p.m. OR visit to view the schedule of their Veggie Van.    

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