Fresh organic produce, handmade crafts, storytellers and musicians, workshops for adults, a historic farmhouse to tour, and animals to pet. For many folks, that would be an ideal destination for a family vacation. For Ann Arborites, it’s now a weekly occurrence to be enjoyed from June to November.
Cobblestone Farm Market is enjoying its first year of operation on the southern end of Buhr Park, right off Packard Road. Completely run by volunteers in association with Cobblestone Farms, the Market was created as a community gathering spot to shop, get together with other families, learn new things, and relax. You can stock up on produce from local providers, and nosh on delicacies from vendors that include Pilar’s Tamales and Silvio’s Organic Pizza. Shop for beautiful handmade jewelry from Two Owl Arts, tea and popcorn from ReRun Co, and other cool crafts. Activities for kids abound, including face painting and family-friendly performances. Workshops for adults are being added, including an upcoming session on biking. You can also take a free tour of the Cobblestone historic farmhouse during market hours (at other times, an admission fee is required).
“We want our community out and about, getting to know each other, and having a wonderful time,” says volunteer Jackie Young.
The Market is open on Tuesday evenings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is located on the grounds of Cobblestone Farm in Buhr Park at 2781 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Visit the website to learn more: www.cobblestonefarmmarket.com