Byron Days at the Market

The Byron Community Wellness Foundation had a great time celebrating our amazing town of Byron Center for the 81st Byron Days weekend! We held our weekly Farmers Market and pulled out all the stops to help celebrate the community. We had Kid’s Day at the Market where the kids could make their own stress ball with balloon & rice and then get their faces painted free of charge.

Local musician Wesley Rykse came out and provided an entertaining atmosphere by enticing the crowd with the sweet sounds of acoustic music. He played cover songs by artists such as Bob Segar, Alabama, Leonard Cohen, The Barenaked Ladies and many more from 9am-12:30pm.

The weekend consisted of many activities put on by the Byron Days Committee finishing off with an amazing fireworks display on Saturday night.Overall the community had a fun time celebrating the great town of Byron Center!


Byron Days – Kid’s Day at the Market

The countdown to Byron Days is in full swing and it’s right around the corner! The parade will be taking place Saturday morning on July 29, a perfect time to stop by the Farmers Market.

During the market, we will be holding a Kid’s Day event from 10am-12pm where your kids can make DIY stress balls. We will be using rice to fill balloons, tie it up and they can decorate it to their liking. Kids can make this craft while you shop, giving you time to browse around the market.


This is a free event and there is no registration required.


Introducing Phil Sattler

 You may have noticed a new friendly face around the Farmer’s Market this year. We are pleased to introduce Phil Sattler as the new Market Manager. Phil took over the role at the beginning of the 2017 season, replacing Derek Grit. Derek put in many endless hours and did a great job, but he was offered a great career opportunity and we wish him all the best!

 Phil Sattler has been involved with the Byron Center community for many years. He has worked with Byron Township Rec Center for over 9 years doing various jobs such as summer rec leader, recreation assistant and scorekeeper. During his years there, he coordinated and led many youth activities including games, crafts and field trips. He has also put years in at Byron Township as an election assistant, helping out with many various jobs during election season.

Phil graduated from Byron Center High School in 2014 where he lettered in football, wrestling and track. He is currently in his senior year of completing a bachelor of science degree at Michigan State, majoring in statistics and double minoring in mathematics and philosophy.

He has two brothers, one of which is his twin. He also has a beautiful family including his fiancée, Lauren and their daughter, Nora.  

Phil has done a great job at the market getting to know the regular vendors, as well as meeting new vendors. He has augmented our market’s atmosphere by incorporating music, but above all, his willingness to help and his calm demeanor have supplemented our reputation of community-mindedness, here at the Farmer’s Market.

Do not hesitate to visit Phil during any market day with questions or concerns. For an immediate reply or further inquiries, he can be reached via email at

Farmers Market 2017

We are less than 2 months away from our 2017 Farmers Market season! We always begin the first Saturday in May, so this year the start date is May 6. Last year we updated our spring/fall hours, and here is a reminder of those hours:

May 6-May 27: 9am-1pm

June 3-September 16: 8am-1pm

September 23-October 14: 9am-1pm

We look forward to having our great regulars back again this year, as well as meeting new vendors! Please see our vendor page to learn more about becoming a vendor. The basics are just filling out the form and getting it to us with the necessary documents and payment. The day of the Market, we do accept this information as well, we just ask ALL vendors to be set up and ready to go 15 minutes before the Market opens for the day and to remain set up for the duration. The primary concern behind this is the safety of our visitors and patrons. We just cannot have vehicles driving through the Market while we have people shopping. We will turn away vendors who arrive late. Our goal is to make sure we have an enjoyable and safe Market for everyone involved.

Forms for the 2017 season are now updated here and we are accepting applications. They can be mailed to the address listed on the form.

Food Vendor Form

Crafter Form

Agreement for Use of Premises

We are also in the process of planning our special Kids Day events for this year, so stay tuned for those details! If you are a vendor and are interested in running a Kids Day event, please email us!

We have a new staff member this year as Derek went on to bigger things! Phil Sattler will take on the role as Market Manager. We wish Derek all the best in his new adventures and are excited to have Phil on board!

Be sure to visit our Byron Center Farmers Market Facebook page for pictures, posts and updates. While you’re there, feel free to share your pictures from the market with us, we’d love to see them!

Thank you to everyone who makes this Market great each year! We truly couldn’t do this without you! We think this year will be even better than the last. See you in May!

The Byron Center Farmers Market is brought to you by the Byron Community Wellness Foundation and sponsored by Pathway Church.

The Byron Community Wellness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization