The Best Farmers Market in Every State
Getting from-the-field freshness once meant driving down dusty backroads, looking for a produce stand. But those days of visiting ramshackle roadside attractions are gone for good. Instead, farmers markets have sprung up around the country, bringing just-picked flavor and variety to countless kitchens. Here's a list of our favorite farmers market in every state.
The Market at Pepper Place
2829 2nd Avenue South
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!
Carefree Farmers Market
1 Sundial Circle
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.
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.
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.
Boulder Farmers’ Market
13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon
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.
Coventry Farmers Market
2299 South Street
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, honeys, 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.
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.
Jacksonville Farmers Market
1810 W. Beaver Street
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.
Grant Park Farmers Market
600 Cherokee Ave SE
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.
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.
Moscow Farmers Market
206 E. 3rd Street
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.
Green City Market
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.
Kokomo Downtown Farmers Market
Intersection of Mulberry and Washington Streets
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.
Downtown Farmers Market
Historic Court District
Des Moines, Iowa
It figures that the heart of farm country would host a great farmers market. It covers nine square blocks and features up to 300 vendors from 50 Iowa counties selling everything from locally produced wine to tilapia.
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.
Lexington Farmers Markets
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.
Crescent City Farmers Market
New Orleans, Louisiana
Here, vendors and chefs not only teach New Orleans cooking traditions, they even show visitors how to cook alligator. The market moves from location to location, depending on the day, so check out the website for details.
South Portland Farmers Market
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.
Quincy Farmers Market
1 Merrymount Pkwy
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.
Frankenmuth Farmers Market
534 N. Main Street
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.
Hernando Farmers Market
2535 Highway 51 South
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.
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, breads and clothing items. There’s even an onsite pet shop.
Helena Farmers’ Market
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.
Omaha Farmers Market
2285 S. 67th Street
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.
Gardens Park Farmers Market
10401 Garden Park Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas isn’t just glitz and glamour…it’s good, healthy eats too. Fresh produce and homemade products, like hummus, honeys, cookies and more are featured at this Thursdays-only market, which operates year-round.
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.
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.
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.
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 breads and flowers. You may even glimpse a celebrity chef or two making the rounds to buy ingredients for their restaurants.
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.
Mandan Farmers Market
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.
West Side Market
1979 West 25th Street
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.
Stillwater Farmers Market
1001 S. Duck Street
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.
Portland Farmers’ Market
SW College and Montgomery
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.
Lancaster Central Market
23 North Market Street
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).
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.
Charleston Farmers Market
Charleston, South Carolina
This market offers fare from more than 100 local growers, such as smoked olive oil and all sorts of pecan dishes.
Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L Parks Boulevard
Covering 16 acres, this behemoth features everything from meats and produce to dairy, honeys, jams and a dedicated site called Grow Local Kitchen for cooking classes and demonstrations.
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, breads, kombucha, chocolates and pottery, as well as events year-round.
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.
Burlington Farmer’s Market
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.
Old Town Farmers Market
300 Block of King Street
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 breads, produce, soaps and artwork.
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 breads and chocolate-covered Washington state cherries are just some of the fare available in this Instagram-worthy attraction.
Bridgeport Farmers Market
Bridgeport, West Virginia
There’s a little bit of everything at the Bridgeport Farmers Market, including meats, eggs, honeys and syrups, fruits, vegetables and handmade artisan crafts.
Dane County Farmers’ Market
This is the largest producers-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.
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.