Oakland County Market – Farmers Market & Flea Market – Waterford, Michigan Pics & Info
Oakland County Parks recently acquired the Oakland County Market and I had a chance to check out the revamped market. The Oakland County Market features a Farmers Market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from May through December (and Saturdays year round) and a Sunday Flea Market that operates year round. The Oakland County Market has been providing grower-direct fresh produce and flowers to Oakland County residents since 1953.
“The market aligns with all aspects of the parks system’s mission by encouraging healthy lifestyles, supporting economic prosperity and promoting the protection of natural resources, while at the same time providing high-quality recreational experiences,” Parks Executive Officer Dan Stencil said. “The goal for the market is to promote access to locally grown fresh produce, meat, diary, plants and flowers to residents in an exciting and educational atmosphere.
“Oakland County Parks and Recreation will provide additional services onsite including parks permits, gift cards and educational activities,” Stencil said. “Volunteers will be able to get involved as parking attendants, porters and more.”
The market is operated as a producer-direct venue, requiring all vendors to grow or produce the goods they sell. The 14-acre market site consists of a 7,453-square-foot building with 38 indoor stalls, 32 outdoor stalls under a canopy, 20 non-sheltered stalls, parking for 268 vehicles, an orchard and adjacent woodlot. Vendors leasing space totaled 137 in 2011.
This addition to Waterford Oaks County Park brings the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission’s 13 properties to 6,718.82 acres. Waterford Oaks also features a greenhouse on Scott Lake Road that offers indoor and outdoor garden plots, education clinics and plant production.
Oakland County Market
2350 Pontiac Lake Road
Oakland County Market Farmers Market Hours
Farmers Market – 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. May through December – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Year round – Saturday.
Oakland County Market Flea Market Hours
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Year-round – Sunday
Visit our friends at DestinationOakland.com for more info on the Oakland County Market Farmers Market and Flea Market.