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The Best Farmers Market in Every State

Getting from-the-field fresh produce and artisan baked goods has never been easier, thanks to farmers markets that have sprung up around the country. Here's a list of the best farmers market in every state.

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Alabama

The Market at Pepper Place
2829 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama

All vendors grow or raise what they sell, including honey, eggs, dairy, meats and produce year-round, with both an indoor and outdoor market. Here’s how to make the most of your farmers market experience, with advice from the experts—farmers!

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Alaska

South Anchorage Farmers Market

Multiple locations

Anchorage, Alaska

In a state where nearly 95% of food is imported from other states, the South Anchorage Farmers Market is a haven for locally-grown produce, meats, prepared foods, baked treats and more. The Farmers Market has become so popular, it’s expanded to weekdays from July to September. This is the one item you should leave a home before heading to a farmers market.

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Arizona

Carefree Farmers Market
1 Sundial Circle
Carefree, Arizona

If you think Arizona is just an expansive desert, you’re wrong—it actually produces a lot of the veggies you eat during the winter months. This exceptional farmers market showcases some of those offerings and features chef’s demonstrations and local organic fare. Make sure to reach for the organic versions of these fruits and veggies.

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Arkansas

Bernice Garden Farmers’ Market
1401 S. Main Street
Little Rock, Arkansas

This Sunday-only market features a bit of everything: sustainably raised produce, cheeses, nuts and more. There’s a public art display and sculpture in the adjoining garden, as well as live music and a variety of food trucks. Here are 10 things farmers market vendors wish you knew.

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California

Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, California

Seasonal fruits and vegetables from California farms are the spotlight here, as well as organic fare and hard-to-find gourmet foods. Not sure what goods to buy? Get inspired by these farmers market-fresh recipes.

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Colorado

Boulder Farmers’ Market
13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon
Boulder, Colorado

Voted the best farmers market by readers of USA Today, this market not only boasts a plethora of fine produce, but is picturesque too—sit and enjoy the surroundings next to Boulder Creek. If you’re thinking about selling your goods at a farmers market, here’s what you need to know.

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Connecticut

Coventry Farmers Market
2299 South Street
Coventry, Connecticut

Soak up a little U.S. history along with your passion for produce—this market is held on the grounds of the historic Nathan Hale homestead and features fruits, honey, jams, entertainment and food trucks. Doughnuts are even made fresh on-premises. Added bonus: A good, old-fashioned knife sharpener comes ’round once a week, so bring your dull cutters for a sharpening.

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Delaware

Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market
1406 Coastal Highway
Fenwick Island, Delaware

Combine breathtaking, picture-perfect scenery with your next shopping trip by visiting Fenwick Island’s market, which features Delaware sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches and melons in a coastal setting just blocks from the beach. This is how farmers markets will likely change due to COVID-19.

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Florida

Jacksonville Farmers Market
1810 W. Beaver Street
Jacksonville, Florida

Handpicked produce is the main attraction at the oldest farmers market in Florida. The Jacksonville Farmers Market has been serving local fare since 1938 and covers six football fields. On average, 50 vendors are on-site per day, bringing in their best of the best. Before you dig into your farmers market haul, read these safetly tips first.

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Georgia

Grant Park Farmers Market
600 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, Georgia

Voted the area’s best farmers market by Atlanta Magazine, this outdoor affair features celebrity chef demonstrations, so you can buy the freshest produce and meats and try to recreate award-winning recipes at home. The market also is dog-friendly, allowing for leashed pooches to enjoy a market walk, too. By the way, this is the best time to go to a farmers market.

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Hawaii

Hilo Farmers’ Market
Corner of Kamehemeha Avenue and Mamo Street
Big Island, Hawaii

This market features the produce of more than 200 local farmers, including papaya, taro, bananas, jackfruit, bok choy and fresh spices. Given the tropical temps, the market also boasts an assortment of exotic flowers, and showcases the work of local craftspeople. These are the healthiest veggies you can get at a farmers market.

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Idaho

Moscow Farmers Market
206 E. 3rd Street
Moscow, Idaho

Idaho is more than just spuds, and this market, established in 1976, showcases the diversity of offerings from farmers in the area. Featuring baked goods, produce, honey, meats and plant seedlings, the market is also a meeting place for local musicians, who perform from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out these delicious dinners you can make with your farmers market haul.

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Illinois

Green City Market
Multiple locations
Chicago, Illinois

This is the go-to for more than 150 Chicago-area restaurant chefs and features a stringent vetting process to ensure that meats are humanely raised. Produce comes from Illinois farms near the bustling city. It’s in multiple locations; visit the website for details. Here are some tips for making the most out of your farmers market run.

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Kokomo Farmers' Marketvia Kokomo Farmers' Market/Facebook

Indiana

Kokomo Downtown Farmers Market
Intersection of Mulberry and Washington Streets
Kokomo, Indiana

Education is a key component of this market, where nonprofit organizations share information on their work in the community. The market offers weekly educational activities, cooking demonstrations, wellness and smart cooking tips, as well as great locally grown produce.

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Iowa

Downtown Farmers Market
Historic Court District
Des Moines, Iowa

It figures that the heart of farm country would host a great farmers market. The Market features up to 300 vendors from 50 Iowa counties selling everything from locally produced wine to tilapia. Simply preorder your goodies, then pick them up at the Market’s drive-through until October 31st.

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Kansas

Kansas Grown Farmers Market
Multiple locations in Kansas

The largest grower-owned farmer’s market in Kansas boasts multiple locations and has both indoor and outdoor market sessions, so folks can get fresh produce regardless of the season—and the weather. Aside from local produce and meats, the market features cut flowers and crafts, as well as food trucks and entertainment for the kids.

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Kentucky

Lexington Farmers Markets
Multiple locations
Lexington, Kentucky

The Lexington market is a year-round bonanza of produce and meats. Street performers provide a festive flair, and local farmers feature the freshest corn, potatoes, tomatoes and other staples in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

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Crescent City Farmers Marketvia Crescent City Farmers Market/Facebook

Louisiana

Crescent City Farmers Market
Multiple locations

New Orleans, Louisiana

Here, vendors and chefs not only teach New Orleans cooking traditions, they even show visitors how to cook alligator. The market currently offers drive-through, home delivery and limited walk-up options,  so check out the website for details to figure out which method is best for you.

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South Portland Farmers' Marketvia South Portland Farmers' Market/Facebook

Maine

South Portland Farmers Market
Multiple locations
South Portland, Maine

Maine means seafood, and there’s an abundance of it at this farmers market, what with seafood cakes, soups and chowders on display. But the market also features locally grown vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs and gluten-free foodstuffs. The market also sells seedlings, so visitors can start their own gardens.

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Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaarvia Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar/Facebook

Maryland

Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar
Holliday and Saratoga Streets
Baltimore, Maryland

A wide assortment of meats, including bison, lamb, rabbit and goat, is the hallmark of Maryland’s biggest producer-only farmers market, situated underneath the city’s downtown expressway.

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Massachusetts

Quincy Farmers Market
1 Merrymount Pkwy
Quincy, Massachusetts

The unusual is the usual at the Quincy Farmers Market, which features swordfish, tuna, scallops and mussels among the standard farmers market fare of vegetables and fruits. Local vineyards also bring their wines to market and farmers bring in fresh eggs, jams, preserves and syrups. Locals can place an order and pick it up at the market’s drive-through on Friday afternoons.

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Frankenmuth Farmers Marketvia Frankenmuth Farmers Market/Facebook

Michigan

Frankenmuth Farmers Market
534 N. Main Street
Frankenmuth, Michigan

Given that Michigan is a major producer of cherries, apples and blueberries, it’s no wonder that the Frankenmuth Farmers Market features a variety of locally grown fruits. The market also has a full roster of events, like food and nutrition classes, canning basics and more. There’s even a barn that can be rented for special occasions.

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Minnesota

Northeast Farmers Market
Multiple locations
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This market offers the usual assortment of fruits and veggies, but also has artisanal ice creams, freshly made caramel corn, local kimchi, exotic baked goods and the best beers local breweries have to offer.

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Mississippi

Hernando Farmers Market
2535 Highway 51 South
Hernando, Mississippi

Quaint is the watchword for this farmers market, held in the Hernando town square. The market features local fare, from meats and vegetables to fruit, local milk products, honey, canned goods, salsas and more. There’s even a fitness class if you sample too much as you walk the stalls.

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Missouri

Soulard Farmers Market
730 Carroll Street
St. Louis, Missouri

This market started in 1779, making it the oldest farmers market west of the Mississippi. It features a cornucopia of fresh, local produce, as well as meats, cheeses, bread and clothing items. There’s even an onsite pet shop.

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Montana

Helena Farmers’ Market
Multiple locations
Helena, Montana

The Helena Farmers’ Market is the longest-running farmers market in Montana; only agricultural products and handmade goods from Montana are featured. The market offers bratwurst, flowers, produce, meats, pottery, furniture and entertainment.

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Nebraska

Omaha Farmers Market
519 S 11th Street
Omaha, Nebraska

The market’s credo, “buy local and eat fresh” means the array of produce and meats changes constantly, depending on crops and harvests. The market also offers a wide variety of certified-organic fare.

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Nevada

Gardens Park Farmers Market
Multiple locations

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas isn’t just glitz and glamour…it’s good, healthy eats too. Fresh produce and homemade products, like hummus, honey, cookies and more are featured at this Thursdays-only market, which operates year-round.

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New Hampshire

Canterbury Community Farmers Market
9 Center Road
Canterbury, New Hampshire

More than 20 local vendors offer everything from pasture-raised meats to locally grown produce, dairy, syrups, eggs and more in this idyllic town setting. Live music is featured every week, making the market the center of town activities.

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Ramsey Farmers' Marketvia Ramsey Farmers' Market/Facebook

New Jersey

Ramsey Farmers Market
Ramsey Main Street Train Station
Ramsey, New Jersey

This large market offers chef demonstrations, health and wellness seminars, book signings and children’s activities, in addition to featuring a large assortment of organic produce, flowers, sauces, teas, wine, chocolates and prepared foods.

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Santa Fe Farmers' Marketvia Santa Fe Farmers' Market/Facebook

New Mexico

Santa Fe Farmers’ Market
1607 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, New Mexico

The largest market in New Mexico features up to 130 local farmers and producers—the vendors can only sell things they’ve grown themselves. In fact, the market boasts that shoppers won’t find anything grown out of state.

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New York

Union Square Greenmarket
E. 17th Street and Union Square West
New York, New York

The Big Apple indeed goes big when it comes to farmers markets, offering everything from meats and cheeses to produce, wine, artisan bread and flowers. You may even glimpse a celebrity chef or two making the rounds to buy ingredients for their restaurants.

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State Farmers Marketvia State Farmers Market/Facebook

North Carolina

State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture Street
Raleigh, North Carolina

This market is actually owned by the state of North Carolina and is massive: It’s spread over four buildings and the “farmers” building alone is 30,000 square feet of produce and plants. An adjacent Market Shoppes building tacks on another 15,000 square feet of produce, meats and cheeses in a climate-controlled environment.

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Mandan Farmers Marketvia Mandan Farmers Market/Facebook

North Dakota

Mandan Farmers Market
Heritage Park
Mandan, North Dakota

Locally grown North Dakota produce is the focus of this market, which has been a community mainstay for more than 30 years. Visitors can also expect to find exceptional canned and baked goods, and a series of special events are featured throughout the season.

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Ohio

West Side Market
1979 West 25th Street
Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland’s oldest indoor/outdoor market is also its largest, featuring more than 100 vendors and fare ranging from liquid nitrogen artisanal ice cream to local mushrooms, baked goods, olive oils, herbs, pierogi and, of course, produce.

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Oklahoma

Stillwater Farmers Market
1001 S. Duck Street
Stillwater, Oklahoma

They take the notion of local produce seriously in Stillwater—in fact, all vendors at the Stillwater Farmers Market are required to produce their crops in Payne or the adjacent five surrounding counties, making for very local fare.

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Oregon

Portland Farmers Market
Five locations throughout Portland

Looking for free-range bison? Or perhaps some yak meat? Then this eclectic market is just the ticket. Held on Saturdays on the campus of Portland State University, the market focuses on a diversity of produce, fruits and seafood. Take advantage of the veggie valet, who will hold your heavier items while you shop.

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster Central Market
23 North Market Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

This is the granddaddy of them all—the country’s oldest continuously operating farmers market has been around since the 1730s and features Pennsylvania Dutch favorites like scrapple (a loaf that mixes pork scraps, cornmeal, wheat flour and spices) and chowchow (spicy pickled vegetables).

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Hope Street Farmers' Marketvia Hope Street Farmers' Market/Facebook

Rhode Island

Hope Street Farmers Market
Hope Street and Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island

The nation’s smallest state is still big on fresh fare, as evidenced by the Hope Street Farmers Market. This farmer-run co-op offers a wide variety of local produce, flowers, cheeses, pasture-raised meats, seafood and dairy, and even features a bicycle valet, who will watch your bike while you browse.

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South Carolina

Charleston Farmers Market
360 Fishburne Street
Charleston, South Carolina

This market offers fare from more than 100 local growers, such as smoked olive oil and all sorts of pecan dishes.

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Falls Park Farmer's Marketvia Falls Park Farmer's Market/Facebook

South Dakota

Falls Park Farmers Market
Falls Park
Sioux City, South Dakota

There’s a little bit of everything at this market, including produce, meats, natural soaps, canned items like jellies, gluten-free baked goods, flowers and plants. Original music is provided by local musicians.

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Nashville Farmers' Marketvia Nashville Farmers' Market/Facebook

Tennessee

Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L Parks Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee

Covering 16 acres, this behemoth features everything from meats and produce to dairy, honey, jams and a dedicated site called Grow Local Kitchen for cooking classes and demonstrations.

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Texas

Texas Farmers Markets
Multiple locations in Texas

The focus is sustainable food sourcing at this market, which offers a wide range of organic produce, natural beef and pork, poultry, bread, kombucha, chocolates and pottery, as well as events year-round.

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Utah

Park Silly Sunday Market
Historic Main Street
Park City, Utah

More than a farmers market, this Sunday gathering is akin to a street festival. Sure, there are loads of booths manned by local farmers selling their finest produce, but the market also features prepared food, arts and crafts, music and performance art, and more in an ever-changing tapestry of fun, food and frolic.

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Vermont

Burlington Farmer’s Market
Multiple locations
Burlington, Vermont

This market features handmade crafts, artisanal cheeses, locally grown produce, locally sourced meats, dairy and plants and flowers, as well as a variety of prepared foods.

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Virginia

Old Town Farmers Market
300 Block of King Street
Alexandria, Virginia

This market has been operating since 1753 in one form or another and is thought to be one of the oldest farmer’s markets in the country. In fact, George Washington sent his produce to be sold at this venue. During peak season, more than 70 vendors offer everything from meats and poultry, to cheeses bread, produce, soaps and artwork.

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Washington

Pike Place
Seattle Marketfront
Seattle, Washington

You’ve probably seen the fishmongers throwing and catching whole fish on TV shows that take place in Seattle. But this standout offers more than scaly spectacle: Fresh sausages, artisan bread and chocolate-covered Washington state cherries are just some of the fare available in this Instagram-worthy attraction.

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West Virginia

Bridgeport Farmers Market
Marketplace Ave
Bridgeport, West Virginia

There’s a little bit of everything at the Bridgeport Farmers Market, including meats, eggs, honey and syrups, fruits, vegetables and handmade artisan crafts.

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Wisconsin

Dane County Farmers’ Market
Capitol Square
Madison, Wisconsin

This is the largest producer-only farmer’s market in the country, meaning you get to interact with the farmers themselves. And have your pick of incredibly fresh offerings. Stock up on Door County cherries for this ruby red pie. The market offers preorder pick-up on Wednesdays and Saturdays, plus limited walk-up options on Saturdays.

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Wyoming

Jackson Hole Farmers Market
Jackson Hole Town Square
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

This market, held on Saturdays from July through September, features an “of the week” roundup of events, like a demonstration from the chef of the week, a performance from the musician of the week, and an information session from the non-profit of the week. Fare ranges from bison meat to berries, honey and hemp products.

John Tomkiw
John has penned articles for everything from Playboy and Men’s Journal to Men’s Fitness, Watch!, One Magazine and others. When he’s not scribbling about topics like food, travel, health and pop culture, he relaxes by scribbling about food, travel, health and pop culture.

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