Snag Some Of Your Favorite Produce At The 7 Best Farmers Markets In The U.S.
Maybe you like to shop at farmers markets because of the fresh produce, delicious baked goods and organic products. Or maybe you go because you know that buying locally grown food is often better for the planet and your own health. Or maybe you just go for the enjoyable experience. Regardless of what your reason may be, we support you! Here’s your conclusive guide to some of the best farmers markets in the United States so you can enjoy the freshest pick no matter where you are.
1. The New York Botanical Garden Farmers Market – Bronx, New York
You may be familiar with The New York Botanical Garden, but have you visited its farmers market? It runs from June through October from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers far more than basic produce. You will find yourself admiring a wide variety of orchard fruits, rotating artisanal purveyors and live visiting performances.
2. Pacific Palisades Farmers Market – Los Angeles, California
One word: Puppies. Every Sunday, Pacific Palisades Farmers Market displays these precious puppies up for adoption next to the market. And if you make it past the canine cuteness, you will find decadent vegan and gluten-free baked goods, locally grown produce, fresh flowers and the occasional food truck from time to time. The market, which is operated by the Palisades Citizens Association and open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., is a true neighborhood gem.
3. Grant Park Farmers Market – Atlanta, Georgia
It’s no surprise that the Grant Park Farmers Market was voted “Best Farmers Market” in Atlanta Magazine. Bloggers, shoppers and foodies alike all visit the market for free weekly celebrity chef demonstrations featuring the top chefs in the south and a diverse mix of vendors that combines skilled food artisans and valued farmers. But you need to hurry — Grant Park Farmers Markets, which is parented with the Grant Park Conservancy, is only open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
4. Maxwell Street Market – Chicago, Illinois
It may be hard to tell by the vibrant crowd now, but the Maxwell Street Market dates all the way back to the early 1900s when immigrant families would sell goods out of pushcarts. Although the market has since been re-established, it is still an international hotspot for bargain hunting every Sunday, year-round, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the Maxwell Street Market, you can purchase your produce, furniture, clothing, collectibles and household accessories all in one trip. For an added bonus, indulge in truly tasty Mexican food.
5. HOPE Farmers Market – Austin, Texas
This East Austin market provides more than just produce. In addition to vendors, it hosts live performances from local musicians and free yoga classes. Rain or shine, HOPE Farmers Market sets up every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Plaza Saltillo — which is only a convenient metro stop or two away!
6. Petworth Community Market – Washington, D.C.
This market takes care of its community throughout The District. When you spend $10 at the Petworth Community Market by using your EBT Card and WIC Get Free Checks, you receive an additional $10 to spend for free. From May to November – 9 a.m to 1 p.m. – Petworth offers you an authentic experience packed with yummy eats, local music and neighborhood gatherings.
7. Stonestown Farmers Market – San Francisco, California
All are welcome at Stonestown Farmers Market. There are bouncy houses and other kid-friendly activities for the children and a variety of vendors selling pickled and canned goods, fresh meats and seafood and seasonal vegetables for the adults. With loads of free parking, there is no reason you should miss the Stonestown Farmers Market, which is open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.