A Gem In Downtown Auburn Hills

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant

Big box grocery stores are convenient.  I will give them that.  But they don’t necessarily instill a sense of place or community or history the way an independent, family-owned business can. 

Farm Boy Produce, operated by Al VanHoutte offers farm fresh vegetables and seasonal plants at a large, road-side open-air market in Downtown Auburn Hills.  While farmers markets have exploded in popularity in recent years, Al has been a staple in Downtown since 1987 and the VanHoutte Family farms have been in operation for over 50 years.

Al VanHoutte with employee and Auburn Hills Resident, Linda Moden

Al VanHoutte with employee and Auburn Hills Resident, Linda Moden

From June to July, you’ll find bedding plants and flowers and July through October, Farm Boy offers fresh seasonal vegetables, fall flowers and pumpkins.

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Farm Boy is located at 3157 Auburn Road and is open from 9:00am to 7:00pm, seven days a week.  While the weather is warm, skip the big box and enjoy flower and vegetable shopping in sunshine and fresh air.  Stop by to check out this little gem in our Downtown.