Farmers Market moves July 16 for Founders Festival

The Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market will temporarily relocate July 16, to make way for the Greater Farmington Founders Festival.

The popular Saturday venue, open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will relocate from the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion and Riley Park to the Huron River Hunting and Fishing Club, 22575 Farmington Road just north of Freedom Road.

“This is a smaller venue…more of a boutique market,” Market Master Walt Gajewski said in a press release. “We will focus on a full complement off fruits and vegetables along with a hand picked selection of specialty artisan prepared foods. Look for Michigan sweet corn to arrive at the market for this weekend.”

“We love coming to Farmington evrery Saturday and are happy to be part of the annual town festival,” added farmer Bill Gass. “We will do our best to welcome new and old friends on this special day.”

Live entertainment will be provided by Jamrocks, a traditional celtic band featuring tin whistles, guitars, bouzoukis, bodhrans, banjos and more.

“The setting is perfect for us” said band leader Mike Chrisom. “We play unplugged and the rustic surroundings, woods and pop up village tents will make this an amazing space to visit and enjoy.”

The Market is free and open to the public every Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., through November 5. To learn more, visit