About the Vicksburg Farmers Market

Today, many of us are looking for more.

Life can feel too impersonal. 

Even when we’re surrounded by people, it’s easy to feel isolated. 

Shut in and closed off, we crave human interaction – to stroll and to visit while soaking in the sights and smells and sounds of a welcoming place…  of a great day.

We want community and the satisfaction of the relationships that it brings.  The warmth of recognition and of a shared experience.

Your visit to the Vicksburg Farmers Market has been designed to help fill that gap.

Intimate enough to feel personal and homegrown but, with room for over fifty vendors, large enough to fill your shopping bag with a diverse mix of fresh and local seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods and prepared food, artisanal goods, and a colorful explosion of flowers, plants and herbs every week.

Add weekly entertainment and fun for the entire family to the mix and that desire, that craving for more… for better… starts to feel met.

Meet friends over iced coffee. 

Chat with your food’s producer to learn a new recipe or more about your selection or to find out what’s set to ripen in the coming weeks.

Rest in the shade while enjoying free live music.

Move at your own pace.

Laugh and smile while reveling in the magic of the day… of the place… of your neighbors…

The Vicksburg Farmers Market – Find what you crave.

Fresh.

Local.

A feast for the community.

Fridays 2 to 6:00 May through October

About OUr Staff

2017 Board of Trustees

Stella Shearer – President
Kurt Wiley – Vice President
Kim Klein – Treasurer
Kay Anderson – Secretary
Bret Green – Trustee
Bob Smith – Trustee
Rob Peterson – Trustee

2017 Support Staff

Carol Meyer-Neidzweicki – Operations Market Manager
Sue Moore – Public Relations Market Manager (Volunteer)
Carol Lafrance – Kids Plate Program (Volunteer)
Maureen Wiertella – Record Keeping (Volunteer)
Don Wiertella – Parking (Volunteer)

History of the Vicksburg Farmers Market

2010 – Became official member of the Michigan Farmers Market Association

2012 – Incorporated as a Michigan non profit; VFM will soon be a federally registered 501c3.

2010 through 2013 – The market was located in the vacant Bobby’s Drive-In parking lot.

2014 – The market relocated to its beautiful new home the Pavilion

2014 – The market began its partnership with K’Zoo Folk Life to promote and share this special genre of traditional folk music with the farmers’ market community.

2010 Market Season

Bridgette Leach
Dennis McGahan
Michelle Morgan
Scott Oswalt
Kurt Wiley

Sue Moore – Co Market Manager
Nancy Wolf – Co Market Manager

Pat Hjertos – Volunteer

2011 Market Season

Sue Moore – Co Market Manager
Nancy Wolf – Co Market Manager

Pat Hjertos – Volunteer

2012 Market Season

Sue Moore – President
Carol Lafrance – Vice President
Nancy Wolf – Treasurer
Pat Hjertos – Secretary

Sue Moore – Co Market Manager
Nancy Wolf – Co Market Manager

2013 Market Season

Sue Moore – President
Carol Lafrance – Vice President
Nancy Wolf – Treasurer
Pat Hjertos – Secretary

Sue Moore – Co Market Manager
Nancy Wolf – Co Market Manager

Maureen Wiertella – Volunteer

About The Vicksburg COmmunity Pavilion

The community pavilion is one of several buildings that make up the beautiful Vicksburg Historic Village Park (300 N Richardson Street). Our home located at the north end of the park is where you will find Vicksburg’s warm-weather heartbeat.

Built in 2013, through the donations of hundreds of local residents, including a generous grant from the Vicksburg Foundation, and with timber sourced from our own local woodlands, the Vicksburg community pavilion, one of only a small handful of such structures in the nation to host a Farmers’ Market, was crafted using traditional methods and techniques by volunteers from the Timber Framers Guild and is, increasingly, home to the community’s outdoor celebrations, including the Lions Club’s annual Summer Festival and, of course, our Vicksburg Farmers’ Market.

Admire the craftsmanship of the community pavilion’s construction and revel in the breezy shade as you wander through the space with friends and neighbors while sharing a snack and searching for the best in local produce, baked goods and cut and live plants.

It’s all here for you every Friday afternoon, mid-May through early October.

And if you need a pleasant space for your own special occasion, give the Village a call at 269-649-1919 to check on availability.  The charge is small, but the potential for fun is huge.

“Great people. Today there was a BBQ wagon there and OMG the pulled pork was fabulous!”

-Donna