The must-visit farmers market in every state

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As COVID-19 restrictions relax and summer approaches, more and more farmers markets are resuming normal or close-to-normal operations. If you’re ready to break out your canvas bags and take a stroll through the farmers market, check out our roundup of some of the best farmers markets you can find.

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Alabama: Pepper Place Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to noon

 

The Pepper Place Market, located in Birminghan, has produce, meat, coffee, and much more. Pre-pandemic, they also offered cooking demonstrations on the weekend. While those may be on pause for now, they are offering curbside pickup if you’re not ready to walk in crowds yet.

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Alaska: Homer Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. now; Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (starting July 7)

Market dwellers will feel a nice breeze from the nearby Pacific Ocean as they enjoy this market. Sellers are offering jams, halibut tacos and a plethora of other treats and goods.

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Arizona: Uptown Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays 7-11 a.m.

 

This market is a go-to spot for anyone looking for locally grown, grass-fed beef. It’s also famous for its scrumptious fruits, vegetables, pies and bread.

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Arkansas: Bernice Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Sundays until November from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

The Bernice Farmers Market is also located in the Bernice Garden, meaning you can see a variety of sculptures and art that were made with sustainable materials. Get your treats from the market and head over to the garden for a relaxing lunch.

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California: Sebastopol Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Berries are a staple at this California stop. Pre-pandemic, it also hosted local musicians and other events. However, you can still pick up a plethora of vegan treats and handmade goods here.

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Colorado: Boulder County Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Boulder); Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Longmont) ; Saturdaays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Boulder); Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Boulder);  Thursdays, hours to be determined (Lafayette)

 

The Boulder County Farmers Market (BCFM) is actually four different farmers markets across Boulder. As such, you’re destined to find something for even the pickiest eater. Note that each location is also open for curbside.

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Connecticut: Coventry Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting June 6

 

For more than 15 years, Coventry Farmers Market has churned out fudge, hot sauce and other signature goods. Pre-pandemic, it also hosted an annual dog show and educational courses on gluten-free foods, going vegan and more.

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Delaware: Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

This farmers market is well-known for its Green Tent, which teaches people how to create their own gardens. You can also learn how to compost and get free vegetable containers for your market finds.

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Florida: Jacksonville Farmers Markets

The must-visit farmers market in every state

HoursMonday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 am to 4 pm

 

This market has invited over a million visitors annually since 1938, according to its website. Foodies will find specialty ethnic and imported goods that are hard to find anywhere else.

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Georgia: Peachtree City Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Peachtree City Farmers Market offers an array of goods from over 40 vendors. It’s best known for its meats, cheese and produce.

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Hawaii: Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market features many locally made breads and specialty cheeses. They’ve also hosted events, such as summer skin care tips or crash courses on the local culture.

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Idaho : Moscow Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Have a free Saturday? Check out this market! Not one to disappoint, it’s got an array of potatoes and other freshly grown vegetables to choose from. It’s also a great place to find a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gift.

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Illinois: 61st Street Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

This market is a producer-only, food-only market. That means farmers have to guarantee their goods are regionally grown or prepared, depending on what they’re selling.

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Indiana: Bloomington Community Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

This market is your go-to spot for farm items, including bedding plants, beef, coffee, teas and more.

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Iowa: Des Moine Downtown Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays in May to September, 7 a.m. to noon

This market usually boasts more than 300 vendors. As such, you’ll be pressed to find a market with a wider range of foods.

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Kansas: Kansas Grown Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, , 7 a.m. to noon

 

Kansas Grown Farmers Market has three locations around the state. But no matter which you go to, you’ll find some of its signature tomatoes and other locally grown produce.

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Kentucky: SoKY Marketplace

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

SoKY Marketplace has a community kitchen and culinary incubator. Usually, these features help startups and small businesses, and they also offer cooking classes. Check their website to determine when these courses may become available. 

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Louisiana: Red Stick Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

 

Red Stick Farmers Market is in Baton Rouge. The market actually started off as a Master’s thesis for a student at Louisiana State University to teach kids and others about healthy eating. All produce is grown locally and changes with every season.

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Maine: United Farmers Market of Maine

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

United Farmers Market of Maine has over 65 vendors. They sell baked goods, jewelry and more. Pre-pandemic, they also offered a “farm and forage” dinner and several wine events. 

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Maryland: Anne Arundel County Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays in March to December, 7 a.m. to noon.; Sundays year-round, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Anne Arundel County Farmers Market has been around for about 40 years. It has over 20 food and produce vendors and specialty items, such as pierogies and crab.

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Massachusetts: Boston Public Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Boston Public Market boasts an average of nearly 40 vendors a year. In fact, vendors come from all around the state to participate, meaning you’ll definitely have your share of treats to choose from!

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Michigan: Kalamazoo Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays in May to November, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 

 

The Kalamazoo Farmers Market, created in 1913, is one of the oldest markets in the state. They sort vendors into four categories: growers, retailers, producers and sellers.

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Minnesota: Mill City Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays in May to October, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

The Mill City Farmers Market has a great view of the historic Mississippi River waterfront and the U.S. Bank Stadium. Favorites include heirloom tomatoes, raw honey and flowers.

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Mississippi: Mississippi Farmers’ Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Crowned Mississippi’s largetst market, The Mississippi Farmers Market is located in Jackson. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce sponsors the market, which brings locally sourced produce and goods to its patrons.

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Missouri: City Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays in April to October, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sundays in April to October, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays in November to March, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Kansas City’s City Market is an open-air space with both restaurants and vendors. The market is only closed a few weeks a year, although they still post blog posts to keep you up to date during those weeks.

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Montana: Gallatin Valley Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

 

This market is operated by Career Transitions, a non-profit organization that provides literacy and job training services. As such, this market lets you both support local farmers and the entire community.

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Nebraska: Omaha Farmers Market at Old Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays in May to October, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

The Omaha Farmers Market at Old Market is the largest and one of the longest-running farmers markets in the state. You can buy meats, dairy, baked goods and more.

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Nevada: Downtown 3rd Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Fridays and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

This Las Vegas market serves patrons year-round. The indoor market is located in an old bus depot and has a cafe for visitors to try as well.

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New Hampshire: Canterbury Community Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Wednesdays in June to October, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

This market sells vegetables, fruits, dairy, eggs, baked goods and crafts. It’s located in the historic center of Canterbury.

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New Jersey: Trenton Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

This market is open year-round, offering freshly picked fruits and vegetables. It’s also famous for its well-received crab shack, a crowd favorite.

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New Mexico: Santa Fe Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays and Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

There’s a reason why Santa Fe Farmers Market is one of the oldest and largest in the U.S. Its vegetables, fruits and nursery plants sold are locally grown. Most of its canned goods and crafts are locally made as well.

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New York: Union Square Greenmarket

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

This New York City is another year-round market offering an array of goods. It has seasonal fruits and vegetables, cheese, bread, flowers, wine and more.

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North Carolina: Raleigh Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

This market is so big that it takes up multiple buildings. Nonetheless, most vendors fill up a 30,000-square-foot building. Patrons can also puruse the market shops, where they can get meat, cheese, crafts and local wines.

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North Dakota: Red River Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

The Red River Market, which is located in downtown Fargo, usually has over 40 vendors each week. It sells produce, prepared food, coffee and beer.

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Ohio: Athens Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

The Athens Farmers Market is popular among locals. With a scenic view of Athens, the market gets a myriad of patrons and vendors alike each year.

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Oklahoma: Paseo Farmer’s Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours:  Online and curbside only for now; however check its website for when it’ll open in person; Saturdays through Mondays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

While this market has delayed its summer opening, it’s still offering curbside and online ordering. You can still choose from an array of vegetables, fruits and other goods to pick up and enjoy while being socially distanced.

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Oregon: Beaverton Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays in May to November, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

In years’ past, this market has attracted over 20,00 visitors each Saturday. Patrons love its local fresh and prepared foods, free clinics and kid-friendly events.

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Pennsylvania: Lancaster Central Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

 

Lancaster is believed to be one of America’s oldest operating public market. It first opened in 1730 and hasn’t stopped attracting hordes of people. It offers local meat, poultry, crafts, collectibles, home decor and more.

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Rhode Island: Aquidneck Growers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Aquidneck is located in the Newport Vineyards and Winery. This scenic view is surrounded by vendors selling produce, flowers, herbs, plants and other local goods and foods.

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South Carolina: Charleston Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

 

This market first opened in 1989. Since then, it’s offered  local veggies, plants, herbs, flowers and crafts. As a bonus, it’s located in historic and beauitful downtown Charleston.

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South Dakota: Falls Park Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, May through October, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

The Falls Park Farmers Market, located in Sioux Falls, celebrated its Centennial in 2012. For over a hundred years, it’s welcomed visitors with flowers, produce, baked goods and other locally sourced treasures.

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Tennessee: Clarksville Downtown Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays in May through October, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

If you visit Clarksville Downtown Market, be on the lookout for its mascot, Corny the Cob. But corn is hardly the only thing you can find at this market. In the past, it’s also been home to hand-crafted products, food trucks, live music and more.

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Texas: Coppell Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays in April to November, 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

To be a vendor at this market, you have to be located  within 150 mile from its location in historical Old Town Coppell. As such, you can be sure you’re eating local when you visit!

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Utah: Wheeler Historic Farm Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Sundays in June to October, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

This market is also located on Wheeler Farm, a popular destination for petting cute farm animals! The market is also well-known for its locally made jams.

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Vermont: Capital City Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Capital City Farmers Market embraced the streets for the first time in 2018 by expanding outside of its usual indoor market. Now, it can offer even more local vendors to shop from.

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Virginia: Virginia Beach Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Mondays through Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Virginia Beach Farmers Market is open year-round and even has its own butcher. It also sells ice cream and an array of goods from other vendors and local restaurants.

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Washington: Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

While Pike Place Market may get more attention for its historic site, Bainbridge Island Farmers Market shouldn’t be overlooked! If fresh fruits and vegetables aren’t enticing enough, it also has a relaxing ferry ride and a variety of local wines.

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West Virginia: Berkeley Springs Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Sundays in April to December, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Berkeley Springs Farmers Market is another great choice for a wide selection of produce, plants and local goods.

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Wisconsin: Oshkosh Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

This market offers an array of seasonal produce and events. You can also find homemade crafts and other unique gifts for loved ones.

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Wyoming: Jackson Hole Farmers Market

The must-visit farmers market in every state

Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

Held in the Jackson town square, this market is full of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally raised beef and more. They also feature a weekly chef to help you expand your horizons and find a new favorite local chef!

This article was produced and syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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The must-visit farmers market in every state

Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.

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