The Saline Farmers Market was created in 2000. On April 26, 2000 Mayor Gretchen Driskell attended a workshop in Ann Arbor called “Farmers Markets, The Basics” presented by the Michigan Municipal League, with speaker John Rasmussen, MAI, Moderator, Consultant and Ann Arbor Market Commission member.
Mayor Driskell implemented the idea and the Saline Farmers Market was launched with a trial run for three weeks in the fall. In 2001 the Saturday Market started its first full season and serves area residents and visitors May through October each year at its convenient location in downtown Saline. In 2010 the Tuesday Market began its first full season from June through September at the Saline District Library. Also in 2010, the indoor Winter Market started its first season from November through April located at 199 W. Michigan Ave. The Winter Market relocated to Liberty School November 2011 providing more room for more vendors.
Nancy Crisp helped develop the Farmers Market and has been Market Manager from the beginning.
Special Note from Nancy Crisp: After 16 years of being Market Manager, I have retired from the market at the end of the summer market 2016. Having the opportunity to develop and run a farmers market for Saline has been a pleasure and an incredible learning experience for me. Being a farmer at heart, it has been the perfect job for me. I’m proud of what I have accomplished and very grateful for all of the friendships that I have developed over the last 16 years. The last 16 years as Market Manager has been a “labor of love” and I hope the next Market Manager has the same experience.