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 cafĂ© with prepared foods and tavern options.

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