It’s Fall, and the #FarmersMarkets are in full swing. The end of the season means harvest time, and we’re here to give you a list of some of the best Farmer’s Markets in the United States. So, sit back and relax and plan your Farmer’s Market trips accordingly!
Pike Place Farmers Market
Pike Place is probably one of the most famous attractions in Seattle if not the entire state of Washington. It is considered one of the top 10 Farmer’s Markets in the country for its sheer size alone. Even Starbucks, the famous coffee chain, has a brew of coffee named after this market. Pike Place opened in 1907 in Seattle’s downtown and has room for 80 farmers from the region. You can visit every single day of the week except for three holidays. If you’re ever in Seattle, come on down and visit.
Union Square Greenmarket, New York City
This market is open all year on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from the hours of 8am to 6pm. The best day with the best selection is by far Monday, so plan accordingly. This market began small in 1976, however it has grown to house over 140 local farmers, bakers, and fishers. You won’t find merely produce at this market, they also sell heritage meats, flowers, plants, artisan bread, various ciders, even all the maple syrup your heart could want. Don’t pass up the Union Square Greenmarket if you’re ever in New York City.
Santa Fe Farmer’s Market
This market in the lovely city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was first opened in the 1960’s and used to be seasonal only. Nowadays, however, they are year-round ever since 2002 and attract over 150 various vendors who sell plants, agricultural products, fruits, veggies, and much more. Everything is grown locally, and they do not allow reselling whatsoever. Whatever you purchase here is straight from the farm. As a bonus, this market also holds an artisan market and several cafes whose proceeds help to keep the market going.
The Morningside Farmers Market, Atlanta, Georgia
This market is the only market in Atlanta where they require every vendor to provide organic produce that’s certified. That is their selling point, and they pride themselves on being 100% organic and locally sourced. You’ll be able to find fresh vegetables and fruits, even local meat raised with organic feed that is GMO-free. Along with the farmer’s market, there are also crafts offered for sale by local artisans and flower vendors as well. Fresh bread is also available, as well as various food carts. Stop on by the Morningside Farmers Market if Atlanta is your destination city.
Every big city has a farmer’s market of some sort. If you can’t travel this season, consider finding a farmer’s market locally and support the farmers in your area. These markets are often diverse, with crafts and food available too. Take some time this Fall and peruse the farmer’s markets in your city.
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