This past weekend, after picking blueberries at Dexter Blueberry Farm and stopping at Jenny’s Farm Stand, I took a moment to walk around the Dexter Farmer’s Market (located to the northwest of Ann Arbor). The Dexter market is a small one, with I think about 8-10 vendors, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth coming to. The parking for the market is right in front of it, so you don’t have to do much walking, so it’s easy in and easy out. A couple of the unique vendors at this market include a kettle corn cart and Mindo chocolates. Mindo is a local company, located right in Dexter, that makes their own chocolate from start to finish. They own the land in Educador where the beans are grown, and then shipped to the U.S. They are one of the few U.S. chocolate makers that works directly from the bean. They had free samples of their brownies and chocolate bars there and they were amazing. They also sell their own cocoa powder. Also appearing at the market are Kapnick Orchards, who sell some of the best fruit in the state, at markets all over the Ann Arbor area.
The market is located on 3233 Alpine, on the westside of the downtown area, just before you reach the tunnel. They are open Sat 8am – 1pm, 5/8 – 10/31 and Tue 3-7 pm, 5/8 – 10/31