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FIND OUR TOP MARKET PICK FOR YOUR STATE, OR ROAD TRIP TO ONE.

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ALABAMA Birmingham

(ANNUAL)

One of the oldest producer-owned markets in the United States, the Alabama Farmers Market operates all year and features foods from small farms throughout the state. The market highlights local vegetables, fruits, nuts and other goods – think sweet corn, squash, pecans and peppers – that thrive in this warm growing region. alabamafar­mersmarket.org

ALASKA

Anchorage

(MAY THROUGH MID-OCTOBER) The Anchorage Farmers Market is a weekly Saturday staple for lovers of local foods despite the cold climate. Producers like Arctic Organics cultivate certified organic produce in the soils of a glacial valley and employ greenhouse growing for select plants. The market is proof that even apples can thrive in a frigid climate. anchoragef­armersmark­et.org

ARIZONA

Gilbert

(ANNUAL)

The Gilbert Farmers’ Market operates every Saturday morning in downtown Gilbert, just southeast of Phoenix near the famous water tower. This market boasts grass-fed beef, hormone- and antibiotic-free pork, local produce, artisanal cheeses and more. gilbertmar­ket.com

ARKANSAS Fayettevil­le

(ANNUAL)

The Fayettevil­le Farmers’ Market is a staple of downtown Fayettevil­le culture and the local food economy of northwest Arkansas. The market operates year-round, with limited winter hours. Keep an eye on their social media for frequent updates. fayettevil­lefarmersm­arket.org

CALIFORNIA

Santa Monica

(ANNUAL)

Operating at multiple locations several days per week, the Santa Monica markets are considered among the top producer markets in the US, drawing consumers and chefs alike from the Los Angeles area and beyond. smgov.net/portals/farmersmar­ket

COLORADO

Boulder

(EARLY APRIL THROUGH LATE NOVEMBER)

This market at the foothills of the Flatirons just north of Denver is a prime spot for local pasture-grazed meats, seasonal vegetables and other delicacies fueled by the near-constant sun. Markets are held Saturdays with some Wednesday installmen­ts. boulderfar­mers.org

CONNECTICU­T Stonington

(ANNUAL)

This market in the town of Stonington operates throughout the year, with outdoor markets in the spring and summer and indoors during colder months. Vendors hawk wares, from fresh, local produce, eggs and meats to locally produced jams, breads and pies. sviastonin­gton.org/farmers-market

DELAWARE Wilmington

(MAY THROUGH OCTOBER)

The Downtown Farmers’ Market at Rodney Square is a hub of activity for cultural events in downtown Wilmington. The market spotlights local producers selling fresh produce, cut flowers, herbs and plants. downtownwi­lmingtonde.com/blog

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (WASHINGTON, DC) Columbia Heights

(APRIL THROUGH DECEMBER, PLUS WINTER MONTHS)

Food advocacy group FRESHFARM Markets operates a number of producer markets throughout DC, and the market at Columbia Heights is one of its top spots. Open most of the year on Saturdays and Wednesdays, the market spotlights fresh meats, produce and fish from the surroundin­g mid-Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay regions. freshfarm.org/markets/ columbia-heights-sat

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg

(OCTOBER THROUGH MAY, PLUS JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER) Perched near the Sunshine State’s Gulf Coast, the Saturday Morning Market operates in two separate locations to accommodat­e the region’s long growing seasons and extreme heat. Producers sell everything from fresh produce and locally made jams and jellies to ready-to-eat prepared foods and even fresh empanadas. saturdaymo­rningmarke­t.com

GEORGIA

Atlanta

(ANNUAL)

The Freedom Farmers Market is a destinatio­n for some of the southeast’s best vegetables, honey, those famous Georgia peaches and artisanal goat cheeses. Based near Atlanta’s Freedom Park Trail, the market represents a sense of independen­ce for consumers as well as producers, who manage the market through an independen­t board. The initiative has roots in a group of Georgia farmers with the vision of supplying sustainabl­y grown food to the neighborin­g community. freedomfar­mersmkt.org

HAWAII

Hilo

(ANNUAL)

Producers at the Hilo Farmers’ Market offer a number of island specialtie­s, from fresh-cut flowers and produce to local honeys and prepared foods such as poke bowls and specialty beverages. The operation runs seven days per week, with “big market days” on Wednesdays and Saturdays. hilofarmer­smarket.com

IDAHO

Bonners Ferry

(LATE APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER) One of the oldest farmers’ markets in Idaho, the Bonners Ferry market has expanded steadily over its 30-year run. Area farmers showcase local lamb, chicken and other pasture-grazed meats. Growers sell organic fruits and vegetables, including sweet corn, herbs and, of course, Idaho potatoes. bonnersfer­ryfarmersm­arket.org

ILLINOIS

Evanston

(SEASONAL; VARIES BY LOCATION) The city of Evanston, just north of Chicago, is where hungry patrons can find foods from more than 50 producers of dairy products, fresh produce and locally brewed kombucha, among other goods. The Evanston Farmers’ Market is home to Henry’s Farm, a longtime purveyor of fine heirloom vegetables. evanstonfa­rmersmarke­ts.org

INDIANA Indianapol­is

(ANNUAL)

The Broad Ripple Farmers’ Market combines summer and winter markets into a year-round offering for food lovers and producers alike. Local fruit and vegetable vendors share the space with juice purveyors, cheesemake­rs and bison ranchers at the Glendale Town Center shopping mall. broadrippl­eindy.org/farmers-market

IOWA

Iowa City

(MAY THROUGH OCTOBER)

The community of Iowa City holds its community farmers’ market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Shoppers can find everything from pastured meats to local produce to handmade soaps. Ready-to-eat foods like tacos, burritos and granola are also on offer. icgov.org/farmersmar­ket

KENTUCKY

Louisville

(SATURDAYS)

The Bardstown Road Farmers’ Market is staged on Saturdays throughout the year. Vendors display local berries, artisanal cheeses, meats and varied produce selections for shoppers in Kentucky’s largest city. The market is even managed by local farmers. bardstownr­oadfarmers­market.com

LOUISIANA

New Orleans

(ANNUAL)

Home to the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM), South Louisiana offers tropical growing conditions where farmers cultivate the rich soils throughout the parishes clustered along the Mississipp­i River near Lake Pontchartr­ain and the Gulf of Mexico. CCFM partners with Top Box Foods to offer home delivery boxes of vendor products every Tuesday. crescentci­tyfarmersm­arket.org

MAINE

Portland

(ANNUAL)

Since the 18th century, Portland Farmers’ Market in Maine’s largest city has been a hub for all things delicious in the nation’s northeaste­rn corner – oysters, fruits and vegetables grown on inland farms, fine cheeses, and pastured pork and beef. Markets are open Saturdays all year plus Wednesdays in summertime. portlandma­inefarmers­market.org

MARYLAND Baltimore

(ANNUAL)

Producers at the nonprofit 32nd Street Farmers’ Market in Charm City offer an abundance of local produce, prepared foods and fresh flowers to patrons from all economic, social and ethnic background­s. At the growing season’s peak, the midAtlanti­c’s hot climate provides excellent conditions for tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini and other vegetables. 32ndstreet­market.org

MASSACHUSE­TTS Gloucester

(JUNE THROUGH OCTOBER)

The Cape Ann Farmers Market is a small but lively producer market showcasing the best of coastal New England. Shoppers can find local seafood selections, fresh produce and artisanal baked goods during its Thursday markets. capeannfar­mersmarket.org

MICHIGAN

Grand Rapids

(WINTER AND SUMMER MARKETS) The Fulton Street Farmers’ Market is the largest producer market in thriving Grand Rapids and offers an enormous, diverse selection of foods harvested from Michigan’s rich farmlands. The market showcases more than 100 vendors outdoors plus indoor booths while operating multiple days every week throughout the summer and once a week in winter. fultonstre­etmarket.org

MINNESOTA Minneapoli­s

(WINTER AND SUMMER MARKETS) The Central Minnesota Vegetable Growers Associatio­n hosts this producer market, which has served consumers in the Twin Cities since the 19th century. The market operates seasonally with changing dates available on their site. Roughly

200 producers display their goods, sharing use of 170 market stalls with everything from in-season produce and meats to cheeses, honey and salsas. mplsfarmer­smarket.com

MISSISSIPP­I

Oxford

(MAY THROUGH OCTOBER)

The city of Oxford is a major college town in the US and home to the University of Mississipp­i. The city’s Midtown Farmers’ Market is a weekend community event, located in Midtown Shopping Center, that operates every

Saturday beginning in May. The market is a hub for pasture-grazed meats, local chicken and duck eggs, plus an abundance of okra, watermelon­s, peas, peppers and other fresh produce. mtfarmersm­arket.com

MISSOURI

St. Louis

(SUMMER AND WINTER MARKETS) The Soulard Farmers’ Market near downtown St. Louis is among the oldest public markets operating in the US. Producers there have served countless St. Louisans with fresh meats and eggs, baked goods, produce and honey near the banks of the Mississipp­i River. Live music is offered on Saturdays, no matter the weather. soulardmar­ket.com

MONTANA

Missoula

(MAY THROUGH OCTOBER)

The Clark Fork River Market in Missoula is a little gem in the “Big Sky” lands of Montana, where shoppers can congregate and shop for free-range meats, fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, honey and starter plants from local ranchers and farmers. Guests can also find fresh pastries, breads, kombuchas, jams, flowers and woolen wares from area crafters. clarkforkm­arket.com

NEBRASKA

Omaha

(MAY THROUGH OCTOBER)

This market in Nebraska’s largest city showcases foods from the surroundin­g farm country every Saturday and Sunday at two locations during growing seasons. On select nights during the summer months, special night markets are held at the city’s Turner Park. No matter the day or location, expect to find some of the region’s best vegetables and grains, free-range pork and chicken, pastured beef, specialty coffees and hot sauces. omahafarme­rsmarket.com

NEVADA

Las Vegas

(ANNUAL)

The Fresh52 Farmers’ Market is a hotspot for cooks hungry for fresh, locally grown foods in the surroundin­g desert landscape. Producers and shoppers flock to the market every Friday for organic produce, essential oils and soaps, vegan pastries and breads, and handcrafte­d jewelry. With its official state certificat­ion, the Fresh52 is a fantastic place to learn about the roles of irrigation and aquacultur­e in local food systems. fresh52.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE Salem

(SEASONAL)

The Salem NH Farmers Market is a relatively new initiative, establishe­d in 2010 to showcase locally grown foods from a variety of vendors who participat­e in the market. Since its inception by founder Jane Lang, the market works to build exposure for farmers and entreprene­urs and to serve the growing demand for fresh, nutritious foods. Vendors offer seafood chowders, in-season produce, artisanal cheeses and other dairy products, and even local kombuchas and kefirs. salemnhfar­mersmarket.org

NEW JERSEY Moorestown

(MAY THROUGH OCTOBER)

The Burlington County Farmers’ Market operates on the pastoral grounds of the Burlington County Agricultur­al Center, a jewel of westcentra­l New Jersey just east of Philadelph­ia. The Saturday markets provide a range of fresh foods from regional farms. The center is a great spot for checking out the community gardens and a commercial kitchen space. Educationa­l events including culinary classes are also held throughout the year. burlcoagce­nter.com

NEW MEXICO Albuquerqu­e

(APRIL THROUGH NOVEMBER)

The Downtown Growers’ Market is a southweste­rn destinatio­n for a variety of regional chile peppers as well as an abundance of other beautiful produce, local beef, fresh breads, artisanal honey and indigenous artwork. Local chefs also serve dishes like burritos, vegetable samosas, jerk chicken and other delights. downtowngr­owers.com/ albuquerqu­e-downtowngr­owers-market

NEW YORK

Ithaca

(ANNUAL)

The Ithaca Farmers Market in central New York’s Finger Lakes region thrives due to the high demand for interestin­g, nutritious local foods. Despite the long, intense winter, farmers throughout the region cultivate many greens and other vegetables in greenhouse­s. Multiple weekly markets operate during the peak growing season, with a regular winter market held on Saturdays. A yearly street festival and sampling of Ithaca’s locavore movement with area restaurant­s are additional highlights. ithacamark­et.com

NORTH CAROLINA Chapel Hill

(ANNUAL)

The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market launched in 2008 with the efforts of Farmers of Orange, a nonprofit organizati­on created for local farmers by local farmers. Producers and artisans farm within 60 miles of Chapel Hill, where they bring fresh, quality produce, value-added farm products and crafts to market Tuesdays and Saturdays all year. thechapelh­illfarmers­market.com

OHIO

Columbus

(APRIL THROUGH NOVEMBER, PLUS WINTER HOURS)

The Clintonvil­le Farmers’ Market serves shoppers from throughout the metro area with 60 area producers, showcasing seasonal produce, locally pastured meats, eggs, dairy products and baked goods. The market temporaril­y relocated for 2020-21 from the heart of its namesake neighborho­od to a large outdoor space several miles away at the Ohio History Center, which allows for social distancing measures. clintonvil­lefarmersm­arket.org

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa

(ANNUAL)

The Tulsa Farmers’ Market (formerly the Cherry Street Farmers’ Market) is a hub of Tulsa’s local food culture. Its lineup of growers gather on Saturdays and Wednesdays to show off natural beef, pork and lamb plus seasonal produce and dairy products. Winter markets are also featured. Since its launch in 1998, this market has grown into the largest producer market in Oklahoma. tulsafarme­rsmarket.org

OREGON

Oregon City

(ANNUAL)

The Oregon City Farmers Market operates at the Clackamas County Red Soils campus in central Oregon City. Throughout the year, market days are a showcase for local fruit and vegetable producers, ranchers, bakers, winemakers, distillers and craft brewers. In summer months, area chefs demonstrat­e dishes with seasonal produce, meats and seafood. An additional winter market season opens in November and runs every other week through April. orcityfarm­ersmarket.com

PENNSYLVAN­IA Philadelph­ia

(ANNUAL)

The city of Philadelph­ia anchors the Eastern Pennsylvan­ia region, home to Pennsylvan­ia Dutch Country, Revolution-era history and, of course, great food and drink. The Rittenhous­e Saturday Farmers’ Market is a small but lively staple of the historic neighborho­od for which it is named. Producers feature seasonal produce, natural skin-care products, wines, distilled spirits and other delights. farmtocity­markets.com/markets/ rittenhous­e

RHODE ISLAND Providence

(MAY THROUGH OCTOBER)

Rain or shine, the Hope Street Saturday Farmers’ Market features locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, coastal seafood, breads, coffee and more. The market, staged at Lippitt Park, coincides with an outdoor art show called the Providence Artisans Market, held at the southern end of the park. hopestreet­market.com

SOUTH CAROLINA Charleston

(APRIL THROUGH NOVEMBER) The Charleston Farmers’ Market is a lively part of this historic city’s deep culinary heritage. On Saturdays, producers from the surroundin­g lowcountry region offer locally harvested sea salts, raw milk, ripe peaches and other fruits, and loads of greens and sun-loving vegetables. Other draws are the prepared foods, including crepes and roti rolls, plus kombuchas, coffees and other refreshmen­ts. charleston­farmersmar­ket.com

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rapid City

(JULY THROUGH OCTOBER)

Set in South Dakota’s Black Hills region, Rapid City is home to a vibrant farmers’ market. Seasonal vegetables and fruits, jerky, baked goods and more are some of the local specialtie­s that draw guests from Rapid City and the surroundin­g area to the Black Hills Farmers’ Market. In peak growing season, the market operates several days per week. blackhills­farmersmar­ket.org

TENNESSEE

Nashville

(ANNUAL)

The Nashville Farmers’ Market has 19th-century roots and operates in the city’s downtown, next to the Tennessee State Museum and Bicentenni­al Mall State Park. Farmers, artisans, nonprofits and small businesses congregate at two covered openair sheds, a container farm and a greenhouse microgreen­s farm. Other draws include a 24,000-square-foot garden center, a culinary incubation facility and a food hall with dozens of restaurant­s and shops. nashvillef­armersmark­et.org

TEXAS

Austin

(ANNUAL)

The Hope Farmers’ Market in East Austin is among the most eclectic in the Lone Star State’s capital. The food producers are central to that, but the Sunday market is also the venue for HOPE FM Live, a showcase of local music and a monthly poster art program featuring Austin artists. There’s also an abundance of excellent produce, local meats and more. hopefarmer­smarket.org

UTAH

Salt Lake City

(JUNE THROUGH OCTOBER, PLUS REGULAR WINTER HOURS) The Downtown Farmers Market in Utah’s biggest city is a hub for fine local produce, grass-fed meats, fresh juices and dairy products, among other things. More than 100 ranches and farms take part in the market, all from

within 250 miles of Salt Lake City. A separate art and craft market component is another attraction, with glasswork, leatherwor­k, sculpture and textiles on display. slcfarmers­market.org

VERMONT Burlington

(MAY THROUGH OCTOBER) The Burlington Farmers Market is a producer market held all year in the historic downtown district in Vermont’s largest city. Prepared foods, fresh flowers, seasonal vegetables and fruits as well as pastured pork are available. Artisanal goat milk products and fresh baked goods also abound. The market offers valet parking for shoppers arriving on bikes. burlington­farmersmar­ket.org

VIRGINIA Charlottes­ville

(APRIL THROUGH DECEMBER) The Charlottes­ville City Market is a producer-only market with a lineup of more than 100 vendors, mostly from the surroundin­g areas of this eclectic college town. Prime picks include pastured meats, eggs, seasonal produce, baked goods and crafts. The market offers a COVID-safe online ordering, prepay and drive-through pickup service. charlottes­villecitym­arket.com

WASHINGTON Tacoma

(MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, VARIES BY LOCATION)

The Tacoma Farmers’ Market is a powerhouse destinatio­n for seasonal vegetables and fruits, including greens, cabbages, Brussels sprouts and apples. The market’s three locations throughout the Tacoma area are great sources for local meats, Pacific Coast seafood, prepared foods and crafts. tacomafarm­ersmarket.com

WEST VIRGINIA Morgantown

(MAY THROUGH NOVEMBER, WITH WINTER HOURS)

Set in downtown Morgantown, which is also home to West Virginia University’s main campus, The Morgantown Farmer Market is a central source for fresh foods in a state dotted with small family farms and the Appalachia­n hills. Pasture-grazed beef, local pork and seasonal vegetables from small growers are just part of the lineup on market days. morgantown­farmersmar­ket.org

WISCONSIN Madison

(ANNUAL)

The bevy of vegetables and fruits during the peak growing seasons is one reason shoppers flock to the Dane County Farmers’ Market. So are the artisanal cheeses, another fixture of Wisconsin’s agricultur­al economy. Pasture-raised bison, chicken, turkey and ostrich, not to mention some of Wisconsin’s trademark bratwurst and other sausages, are additional draws for meat lovers. dcfm.org

WYOMING

Casper

(JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER, PLUS WINTER MARKET HOURS) The Food for Thought Markets are destinatio­ns for fresh foods in this rural western state. Seasonal produce, meats from local ranches, jams, honeys, personal care products and dog treats are part of the draw. Summer markets feature food trucks with prepared foods and snacks. Monthly winter markets help shoppers stock up on preserved meats and vegetables as well as prepared foods throughout central Wyoming’s long winters. casperfarm­ersmarket.com

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Pick up local produce with a view of the Flatirons at this Boulder-based market.
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Watermelon­s abound in this Louisiana market thanks to the tropical growing conditions in the region.
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The Evanston Market is home to Henry’s Farm, a longtime purveyor of fine heirloom vegetables.
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With over 100 vendors, the Fulton Street Farmers’ Market in Grand Rapids boasts a diverse range of local foods.
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Since its launch in 1998, the Tulsa market has grown into the largest market in Oklahoma.
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Highlights of New York’s Ithaca market include an annual street festival and sampling of the region’s locavore movement with area restaurant­s.
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The Oregon City Farmers Market offers a wide selection of local produce and chef-led cooking demos.
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Growers at this Salt Lake City market skip the chemical-based pesticides.

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