This year the Holt Farmers Market is celebrating 15 years! The Delhi Township Downtown Development Authority started the market as a way to bring the Holt community and surrounding communities together and provide access to local food and artisan vendors.
Chuck Grinnell serves as the Market Manager and has been in this role since the very beginning of the market. He has seen a lot of growth in the market over the years, with 2023 being one of the best yet.
The Holt Farmers Market is one of the premiere indoor farmers markets in Michigan. The market is housed in the former Delhi Township Fire Department building in Cedar Street. Having an indoor market allows the market to go all year long, which is great for the vendors and the local community.
“This was our best year yet,” says Grinnell. “We had marvelous customer flow, and our vendors reported good sales. Also, we’ve noticed a lot of new customers.”
Along with greater community support of the market, Grinnell has seen an increase in vendor interest as well. He attributes this increase not only to more artisan vendors who took up hobbies during the pandemic who now want to sell their items, but in the success many local businesses see when they have a market presence as well as a brick and mortar location.
Grinnell has more plans in store for the market in the future including bigger events and more innovative ways to attract customers.
“I cannot even begin to express how much I appreciate the community, the township and our sponsors for embracing the market.”
The Holt Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2150 Cedar Street in Holt, 517.268.0024, holtfarmersmarket.org.