Support Your Community and Your Local Economy!
According to a West Michigan study conducted by Civic Economics, for every $100 you spend locally, $68 remain in your community compared with only $43 of $100 spent non-locally. This presents a compelling case for supporting local businesses, farmers, artisans and charitable organizations!
- Check out the Downtown Muskegon Business & Service Directory (courtesy of Muskegon Area First).
- Join the local food movement and support your local farmers. It’s good for your community and your health!
- The Greater Grand Rapid’s Food System Council (GGRFSC) was founded in 2001 with the goal of developing a just, sustainable and secure food system, with concentration in Kent, Muskegon and Ottawa Counties. Check out their most recent West Michigan Guide to Fresh Local Food!
- Support local food by frequenting your local Farmer’s Markets!
- Muskegon Farmers’ Market
242 W. Western Avenue
Muskegon, MI — Muskegon Co.
Contact: (231) 722-3251 Lori Gomez
Open May-Nov. Tues.,Thurs. & Sat. 7am-3pm;
Saturday market continues from Thanksgiving to Christmas
FOOD STAMPS ACCEPTED.
- Muskegon Heights Farmers’ Market
2600 Baker St.
Muskegon Heights, MI
(Corner of Center and Baker)
Contact: (231) 739-3378 Mike Smith
May to before Christmas, Wed., Fri. & Sat., 7am-6pm
- Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. near US31 & Pontaluna Rd.
Contact: (231) 292-1152 Diana Jancek
Year round outdoor/indoor market, Saturdays 9am-12 noon
BRIDGE CARDS ACCEPTED.
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All producers must be Sweetwater Verified in accordance with National Organic Program regulations.
- Country Girl Gardens
John and Lori Lundell
4669 Lorenson Rd.
North Muskegon, MI 49445
Country Girl Gardens specialize in naturally grown eggs, poultry, pork, vegetables and fresh cut flowers. Seasonal items are available at their road side stand on the farm. Poultry and pork are available by pre-order.