Argus Farm Stop
|About:||Farmers market that provides a place to sell locally grown produce and other goods to consumers year-round, sourcing from over 200 farmers and value-added producers from across the state of Michigan.|
|Location:||Ann Arbor, MI|
|Investment:||$150,000 loan by Fair Food Network's Fair Food Fund|
|Partners:||Fair Food Network|
Argus Farm Stop is the farmers market’s market — and much more. Argus co-owners and spouses Kathy Sample and Bill Brinkerhoff started Argus with a desire to help small, local farms succeed. Since 2014, Argus has already paid out $10 million to a network of 200 local farmers. This investment allowed Argus to consolidate its retail grocery, produce box, and online ordering operations at a new location. They also reconfigured the other locations, refocusing one to feature an expanded café with prepared foods and tavern options.