Best Farmers Markets

September 3, 2018

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Stephanie Goraczkowski

 

 

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Autumn is in the air! Which means summer farming is winding down and we're all ready to reap the benefits of harvest season. That's when you flood the farmers markets to get your locally grown and made fruit and veggies, cheese, meats, jams and ciders. You can even get plants and bouquets of flowers. Where will you go to get all that fresh market goodness?

We put together a list of the best farmers markets all over the country, so no matter where you are, you can get in on the action.

 

CitySeed

New Haven, CT

Vendors: 50+ Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, meat, nurseries, bakeries, cheese makers, specialty foods.

When? Year-round

 

Burlington Farmers Market

Burlington, VT

Vendors: 90+ Seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares, prepared foods.

When? Saturdays; Spring - Autumn

 

Copley Square Farmers Market

Boston, MA

Vendors: 24+ Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, meat.

When? Tuesdays, Fridays; 11am - 6pm; May 11 - November 20

 

Union Square Farmers Market

New York City, NY

Vendors: 200+ Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, meat.

When? Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays; Year-round 

 

Eastern Market

Washington D.C.

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, specialty foods, pasta.

When? Tuesdays – Sundays; Year-round

 

Green City Market

Chicago, IL

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, live music.

When? Wednesdays, Saturdays; 7am – 1pm; May - October 

 

Logan Square Farmers Market

Chicago, IL

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, specialty foods.

When? Sundays; 10am – 3pm; May - October 

 

Findlay Market

Cincinnati, OH

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, seafood, meat, deli, bakeries, cheese makers, ethnic foods.

When? Tuesdays – Fridays; 9am – 6pm

Saturdays; 8am – 6pm

Sundays; 10am – 4pm

 

Sara Hardy Farmers Market

Traverse City, MI

Vendors: Seasonal produce, flowers, bakeries, nurseries.

When? Wednesdays; 8am – 12pm

Saturdays; 7:30am – 12pm

 

Dane County Farmers Market 

Madison, WI

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, specialty foods.

When? Saturdays; 6:15am – 1:45am; April - November 

 

Haymarket Farmers Market

Lincoln, NE

Vendors: 200+ Seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, prepared foods.

When? Saturdays; 8am – 12pm; May - October

 

City Market

Kansas City, MO

Vendors: 30+ Seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, ethnic foods.

When? Year-round

 

Nashville Farmers Market

Nashville, TN

Vendors: Seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, workshops, classes, demos.

When? Year-round

 

Charleston Farmers Market

Charleston, SC

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods, live music.

When? Saturdays; 8am – 2pm; April - November

 

River Arts District Farmers Market

Asheville, NC

Vendors: 20+ Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods.

When? Wednesdays; 3pm – 6pm; May - November

 

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

Atlanta, GA

Vendors: 30+ Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, seafood, meat, deli, bakeries, cheese makers; specialty foods; prepared foods, classes.

When? Mondays – Saturdays; 8am – 6pm; Year-round

Sundays; 12pm – 5pm; Year-round

 

Little Rock's River Market

Little Rock, AR

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, artisan wares.

When? Saturdays; 7am – 3pm; May – September

 

Yellow Green Farmers Market

Hollywood, FL

Vendors: 300+ Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, seafood, meat, deli, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods; prepared foods, ethnic foods.

When? Saturdays – Sundays; 8am – 4pm; Year-round

 

St. Paul Farmers Market

St. Paul, MN

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, specialty foods, ethnic foods.

When? Saturdays; 6am – 1pm; April – November

Sundays; 8am – 1pm; April – November

 

Mill City Farmers Market

Minneapolis, MN

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? Saturdays; 8am – 1pm; May – October

 

Des Moines' Downtown Farmers Market

Des Moines, IA

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, specialty foods, prepared foods, live music.

When? Saturdays; 7am – 12pm; May – October

 

Red River Market

Fargo, ND

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods, live music.

When? Saturdays; 10am – 2pm; July – October

 

Black Hills Farmers Market

Rapid City, SD

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? Saturdays; 8am – 2pm; May – October

 

SFC Farmers Market

Austin, TX

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? Saturdays; 9am – 1pm; Year – round

 

French Market

New Orleans, LA

Vendors: Seasonal produce, seafood, cheese makers, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? Daily; 10am – 6pm; Year – round

 

Louisville Farmers Market

Louisville, CO

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, pasta, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? Saturdays; 9am – 1pm; May – October  

 

Cherry Creek Fresh Market

Denver, CO

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, pasta, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? Wednesdays; 9am – 1pm; June – September

Saturdays; 8am – 1pm; May – October  

 

Santa Fe Farmers Market

Santa Fe, NM

Vendors: 130+ Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, bakeries, pasta, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? Tuesdays; 8am – 1pm; May – November

Wednesdays; 3pm – 6pm; July – September

Saturdays; 8am – 1pm; Year-round  

 

3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market 

Carson City, NV

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, flowers, meat, nurseries, specialty foods.

When? Saturdays; 8:30am – 1pm; June – September

 

Uptown Farmers Market

Phoenix, AZ

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? Wednesdays; 3pm – 6pm; June – September

Saturdays; 8am – 12pm; Year-round  

 

Farmers Market

Los Angeles, CA

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? Mondays – Fridays; 9am – 9pm; Year-round  
Saturdays; 9am – 8pm; Year-round   
Sundays; 10am – 7pm; Year-round  

 

Davis Farmers Market

Davis, CA

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? Saturdays; 8am – 1pm; Year-round   

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

San Francisco, CA

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? Tuesdays & Thursdays; 10am – 2pm; Year-round

Saturdays; 8am – 2pm; Year-round

 

Capital City Public Market

Boise, ID

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? Saturdays; 9:30am – 1:30pm; April – December

 

Portland Farmers Market

Portland, OR

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? With more than 40 markets in the Portland area, go to the website to find your market and day/time.

 

Pike Place Market

Seattle, WA

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, meat, bakeries, cheese makers, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods.

When? With 5 markets in the downtown Seattle area, go to the website to find your market and day/time.

 

Upcountry Farmers Market 

Maui, HI

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, macadamias, dairy, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods, ethnic foods.

When? Saturdays; 7am – 11am; Year-round

 

Anchorage Market & Festival

Anchorage, AK

Vendors: Farms, seasonal produce, seafood, macadamias, dairy, artisan wares, specialty foods, prepared foods, ethnic foods.

When? Saturdays; 10am – 6pm; May – September  

Sundays; 10am – 5pm; May – September  

 

And in case you want to see a map of farmers markets across the country, click here. Once you're on the map, click on the blue veggie icons to learn more about each location.

 

 

 

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