The Farmers Market is located in the Civic Center at the corner of 11 Mile Road and Troy Street, across from the Library and adjacent to the 44th District Court. The Royal Oak Farmers Market provides one of the premium farm market venues in southeast Michigan. Farm producers sell from an enclosed building, with ample parking, on Friday during the farm season (May through Christmas) and Saturday all year 'round. During growing season farmers are only allowed to sell what they grow.
A Flea Market of regional fame is open every Sunday where 100+ vendors sell on a rotating basis, attracting repeat visits from antiques and collectibles-seekers from all over the state.
The Royal Oak Farmers Market opened as a truck market, at the corner of 4th and Troy streets, on October 14, 1925 as a cooperative venture between the then-new City of Royal Oak and Oakland County, Michigan. The present structure was erected in the spring of 1927 and dedicated July 1 of that year. Since 1997 the Farmers Market has been solely owned and operated by the City of Royal Oak. It has been a popular institution for more than 80 years.
- The farmers market is combining Fridays with Farm & Specialty Food, Antiques & Collectibles and com Crafters - 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Buy a brick and be part of history (PDF)
- Gift Certificates are available from the farmers market office and are good for all participating vendors, including Sunday's "Flea Market" vendors. Makes a great gift any time of year.
The Farmers Market is a member of the Royal Oak Opportunity To Serve (ROOTS) Foundation, established by the city to accept donations and endowments for the improvement of civic institutions. Donations and bequests may be designated for specific Nature Society projects.