Ann Arbor’s year-round farmer’s market, Argus Farm Stop, officially opened its doors in August, offering patrons fresh, locally-grown produce, dairy products, meats, artisanal creations, and prepared foods. The direct-to-customer market only sells local food, thus stimulating the local economy and giving customers a fresher alternative. Descriptions of the producing farmers and how the food was grown/raised are displayed near each station. Husband and wife Bill Brinkerhoff and Kathy Sample, founders of Argus Farm Stop, modeled the 1,300-square foot market after a similar market in Wooster, Ohio. “Farmers have an ability to grow food in the winter, but they needed another outlet for sales,” Sample said. “The farmers were very encouraging and there’s enough people who care enough about local food here to make this happen.”
325 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 7am- 7pm Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm
Saturday and Sunday. 734-213-2200. argusfarmstop.com.