The Benton Harbor Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday, 10am-3pm from July-September at Dwight P. Mitchell City Center Park in Downtown Benton Harbor. The market aims to increase access to fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables, increase knowledge of nutrition and healthy cooking habits, support local growers and small business owners, and build relationships between producers and consumers. The market has evolved greatly since its start in the late 1990’s and has become a thriving community event for the City of Benton Harbor.
Every Wednesday, vendors come and set up their stalls with products ranging from seasonal fruits and veggies, baked goods, locally raised meats, to jams and jellies. Other organizations join in the fun; the YMCA host a fitness hour, Spectrum Health-Lakeland does cooking demonstrations, and MSU-Extension brings educational crafts and games for kids. It is fun for all! Creating inclusive spaces is at the heart of the market’s philosophy. The Berrien County Health Department, whom organizes the market, allow customers to use a wide range of currencies to purchase healthy foods including Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Rx for Health tokens, WIC Project Fresh coupons, and Senior Project Fresh coupons.
Be Healthy Berrien is proud to be a supporter and collaborator for Benton Harbor Farmers Market.