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As part of the Newcomers Issue, City Pulse compiled several lists under the title “Where Can I Find…” These lists are meant as a brief guide for people unfamiliar with Lansing.
In the heart of the mitten surrounded by agriculture, Lansing retains a healthy network of farmers for fresh fruits and veggies throughout the year. Lansing’s locally owned grocers support this economy by stocking Michigan’s farm-fresh produce when it’s in season. Be a part of this sustainable local economy with your grocery dollars. Each of these Lansing markets stands at the ready to be the basis of your next delicious meal.
Horrocks Farm Market
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, 7420 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing (517) 323-3782, www.shophorrocks.com
The farmstand turned 70,000-square -foot market hosts a variety of Michigan grown fresh vegetables and produce as well as handmade sausage. But that’s the tip of the iceberg. Horrocks also roasts its coffee (free cup to all customers), pops its popcorn, makes its sweets and has an extensive beer selection where customers can drink as they shop.
Mert’s Specialty Meats
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 1870 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, (517) 574-5014, www.mertsspecialtymeats.com
This family business butchers poultry, beef, chicken, pork and veal. Seafood is also featured.
Westlund’s Apple Market
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 2301 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 482-3900, westlundsapplemarket.com/site
Celebrating a nearly 100-year history in Lansing, Westlund’s Apple Market traces its start in Lansing to 1921. It retains this small town grocer feel as it stocks Michigan made and local products.
Don Pancho Market
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, 2120 S. Cedar St., Lansing, (517) 374-0044 www.facebook.com/donpanchomarket
This 4,000 square foot Mexican market is the source for spices, meats, baked goods and more. Opened in 2014 by butcher Fransico “Pancho” Cervantes, the cuts of meat are unlike anything else in the city. Don’t forget to grab a taco or two as you shop.
Allen Neighborhood Center
2:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, 1611 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing (517) 367-2468, allenneighborhoodcenter.org
The nonprofit organization hosts weekly farmers markets on Wednesday and grows its vegetables at Hunter Park. According to its website, its mission is to provide Lansing residents with locally grown and locally processed food in an economically viable market.
Handy’s Food Market
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 424 W. Willow St., Lansing (517) 977-0266 www.facebook.com/Handysfoodmarket
Campbell’s Market Basket
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 547 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing (517) 977-1068, www.campbellsmarketbasket.com
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 618 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing (517) 485-2028
Supermercado La Estrellita
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, 2604 N. East St., Lansing, (517) 267-1201 www.facebook.com/SuperMercadoLaEstrellita
International Market One
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, 5324 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, (517) 853-0511
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesday to Sunday, 2800 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 337-2519, asianmarketlansing.com