Summer is the perfect time to visit farmers’ markets and stock up on fresh produce and freshly baked goods. Spoon has found the best farmers’ market in every state, and listed them below with our favorite vendors, along with the hours, dates and location of each one. Happy shopping!
1. Alabama: The Market at Pepper Place
Selling a lot more than just peppers.
Favorite Vendors: Big Spoon Bham, Fanoula’s Baklava, Spoon&Ladle
Hours & Location: Saturdays 7 am-noon from April to December at Pepper Place in Birmingham
2. Alaska: South Anchorage Farmers Market
Maybe spending time in Alaska can teach you how to use fresh winter produce.
Favorite Vendors: La Grassa Pasta, Sweet & Sassy Kettle Corn, Wild Scoops
Hours & Location: Wednesdays 10am-4pm from July 6 to September 30 at the Dimond Center Hotel; Saturdays 9am-2pm May 7 to October 8 at Subway/Cellular One Sports Centre in Anchorage
3. Arizona: Carefree Farmers’ Market
Use your produce pick-ups to make these healthy fruit smoothies to get you in shape for summer.
Favorite Vendors: Brat Haus, Frog’s Organic Bakery
Hours & Location: Fridays 9am-1pm from October 2 to May 27 at Carefree Sundial Garden in Carefree
4. Arkansas: Fayetteville Farmers’ Market
Visit Arsaga’s Coffee and learn the secrets of cold brew.
Favorite Vendors: Arsagas Coffee, Olive Loom, Tyler’s Craft BBQ
Hours & Location: Saturdays 7am-2pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays 7am-1pm from April to November on the Downtown Fayetteville Square in Fayetteville
5. California: Davis Farmers Market
Make sure to review this guide to using summer produce.
Favorite Vendors: Kettlepop, Ciocolat, Yolo Vineyards
Hours & Location: Saturdays 8am-1pm; Wednesday afternoons year-round at Central Park: 4th and C Streets in Davis
6. Colorado: Boulder County Farmers’ Market
Scoop some ingredients for healthy homemade granola.
Favorite Vendors: Barbee’s Granola, EmmaPies, Joeys Handheld Pancakes
Hours & Location: Saturdays 8am-2pm; Wednesdays 4 pm-8pm from May 4 to October 5 on 13th Street between Canyon and Arapahoe in Boulder
7. Connecticut: Norfolk Farmers’ Market
Use all that new olive oil to make this yummy lemon olive oil cake.
Favorite Vendors: Krazy for Kazu’s, Olive Oil Factory, Plum Brook Chocolate
Hours & Location: Saturdays 10am-1pm from May 14 to October 8 in Norfolk
8. Delaware: New Castle Farmers’ Market
Did someone say lobster? Your guide to summer shellfish is here!
Favorite Vendors: Mama Gina Pizza, Pretzel Factory, Alex’s Seafood
Hours & Location: Fridays and Saturdays 9am-9pm; Sundays 10am-6pm on N. Dupont Highway in New Castle
#SpoonTip: Check out the historic inns, taverns and flea market also!
9. Florida: Aventura Mall Farmers’ Market
Make sure your fresh guacamole stays fresh with these tips to keep from browning.
Favorite Vendors: The Guacamole House, Gerbaud Bakery, Palmetto Gourmet
Hours & Location: Saturdays 10am-9:30pm; Sundays Noon-8pm, the 2nd weekend of every month through October on Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura
10. Georgia: Atlanta State Farmers’ Market
Tell Tony you have 27 ways to eat more tomatoes.
Favorite Vendors: Ruth’s Salad, Tony’s Tomatoes, Atlanta Southmill
Hours & Location: Everyday 10am-4pm year-round on Forest Parkway in Atlanta
11. Hawai‘i: Kapiolani Community College Farmers’ Market
And if you’re going to be spending some time in Honolulu, check out Spoon’s 50 best things to eat in Honolulu before you die.
Favorite Vendors: Grandma G’s, Koko Crater Coffee Roasters, Hawaii’s Best Ever Brittle
Hours & Location: Saturdays 7:30am–11:00am; Tuesdays 4pm-7pm at Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu
12. Idaho: Boise Farmers Market
Who said Idaho is just about the potatoes?
Favorite Vendors: Blue Feather Bakery, The Funky Taco, Neckar Coffee
Hours & Location: Saturdays 9am-1pm at 10th and Grove in Boise
13. Illinois: Lake Bluff Farmers’ Market
Finding yourself single with copious amount of cheese? Check out these 57 cheese recipes that are better than a significant other.
Favorite Vendors: The Cheese People, Dave’s Coffee Cakes and Hand Crafted Crepes
Hours & Location: Fridays 7am–12pm from June 12 through October 9 on the Village Green in downtown Lake Bluff
14. Indiana: Carmel Farmers’ Market
Favorite Vendors: PB no J, Pat’s Philly Pretzels, The Walking Waffle Co.
Hours & Location: Saturdays 8am-11:30am from May through September on Center Green in Carmel
#SpoonTip: Make sure to catch a live cooking demo or local band performing at the Market.
15. Iowa: Iowa City Farmers Market
First time in Iowa? Check out the state’s 6 hidden gems.
Favorite Vendors: Flip ‘n Chop, Gordy’s Goodies, The Salsa Guy
Hours & Location: Wednesdays 5pm-7pm from May 4 to October 26; Saturdays 7:30am to noon from May 7 to October 29 at Chauncey Swan Ramp; Tuesdays 3pm-6pm from May 31 to August 29 at Mercer Park in Iowa City
16. Kansas: Overland Park Farmers’ Market
Hesitant to try juicing? Get the juice on juicing here.
Favorite Vendors: Simple Science Juices, The Tasteful Olive, Heartland Honey and Beekeeping Supply
Hours & Location: Saturdays 7am-1pm from April to November; Wednesdays from mid-May to September on Marty Street in Overland Park
17. Kentucky: Lexington Farmers’ Market
15 minutes. 5 pastas. Here.
Favorite Vendors: Nella Pasta, Pour Man’s Coffee, Bread Obsession
Hours & Location: Tuesdays 2pm-6:30pm from May 31 to October 25 at the corner of Mass Ave and Woburn Street in Lexington
18. Louisiana: Red Stick Farmers’ Market
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Favorite Vendors: Blue Ribbon Pies, D’Agostino’s Pasta, GoYaYa’s Crepes
Hours & Location: Saturdays 8am–12pm at 5th and Main Streets in Baton Rouge
19. Maine: Bar Harbor’s Eden Farmer’s Market
Don’t fall into the stereotypes. Here are 17 must-try foods in Maine to try that aren’t lobster rolls.
Favorite Vendors: Bread Box Bakery, Sweet Pea Farm, Lucy’s Granola
Hours & Location: Sundays 9am-Noon from May 11 to October 26 at the YMCA Parking Lot on Main St in Bar Harbor
20. Maryland: Potomac Village Farmers’ Market
No worries. Use this handy guide to olives.
Favorite Vendors: Salt River Lobster, All Things Olive, PizzaBrama
Hours & Location: Thursdays 2pm-6:30pm from May to November in the parking lot of the Potomac United Methodist Church in Potomac
21. Massachusetts: Andover Farmers’ Market
Use all that new honey to make this apple peanut butter honey toast, honey.
Favorite Vendors: Eichtens Cheese, Lorence’s Berry Farm, Wolf Honey Farm
Hours & Location: Saturdays 10am-2pm from June 18 through October 8 in Andover
22. Michigan: Eastern Market
Everything you need to know about mushrooms will help you make some good purchasing decisions.
Favorite Vendors: Five Star Cake Company, The Brinery, Give and Grow Mushrooms
Hours & Location: Saturdays 6am-4pm year-round on Russell Street in Detroit
23. Minnesota: Downtown Minneapolis Farmers’ Market
In case you didn’t know, here are 7 (other) foods to thank Minnesota for.
Favorite Vendors: Buddy’s Nut Butter, T-Rex Cookie Co., Smokehouse Snacks
Hours & Location: Thursdays 6am–6pm from May 5 at Government Center, S Plaza in Minneapolis
24. Mississippi: Mississippi Farmers’ Market
You can pickle that.
Favorite Vendors: Bobkat Farms, Cooper Farms and Vineyard, Cotton’s Cafe
Hours & Location: Saturdays 8am-2pm year-round on High Street in Jackson
25. Missouri: City Market at Kansas City River Market
Turn that ~stale~ French baguette into French bread smores.
Favorite Vendors: Bread of Life, Yummylicious Cookie Company, Jisa’s Cheese
Hours & Location: Sundays 8am-3pm; Saturdays 6:30am-3pm; Mondays-Fridays 8am-4:30pm at East 5th Street in Kansas City
26. Montana: Whitefish Downtown Farmers’ Market
Adventurous enough to try horned melon fruit? We were.
Favorite Vendors: Wicked Good Farm, Sweet No Wheat, Dixon Melons
Hours & Location: Tuesdays 5pm-7:30pm from May 31 through September 27 in Whitefish
27. Nebraska: Omaha Farmers’ Market
If you’re going to bring Italy to your kitchen, make sure you know these Italian food laws.
Favorite Vendors: Volcanic Peppers, Patricia’s Shortbread, Italy in Your Kitchen
Hours & Location: Saturdays 8am-12:30pm from May 2 to October 17 in the Old Market in Omaha
28. Nevada: Papillion Farmers Market
What really is jerky, anyway? A brief history here.
Favorite Vendors: Joe’s Beef Jerky, Buttercreams Cupcakes, The Plant Lady and Granny’s Baubles
Hours & Location: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm from June 1 to September 7 at City Park in Papillion
29. New Hampshire: Exeter Farmers Market
Exeter students, come take a break at this awesome farmers’ market. And FYI: you can now minor in beer at the University of New Hampshire.
Favorite Vendors: Bow Wow Bones, Karimah’s Kitchen, Stonewall Farm
Hours & Location: Thursdays 2:15pm-6pm May 5-October 27 on Swasey Parkway in Exeter
30. New Jersey: Morristown Farmers’ Market
Your guide to choosing the best quality fish, here.
Favorite Vendors: Baker’s Bounty, Pickle Licious, Shore Catch
Hours & Location: Sundays 8:30am-2pm from June 16 to November 24 at Spring and Morris streets in Morristown
#SpoonTip: Everything is from New Jersey!
31. New Mexico: The Rail Yards Market
Chocolate and popcorn=chocolate-drizzled popcorn.
Favorite Vendors: Chocolate Dude, Cornivore Popcorn Company, The Old Windmill Dairy
Hours & Location: Sundays 10am-2pm from May 1 to October 25 at 1st Street in Albuquerque
32. New York: Union Square Green Market
If you’re still hungry, try these best places to grab a bite around Union Square.
Favorite Vendors: Martin’s Pretzels, Knoll Krest Farms, Berkshire Berries
Hours & Location: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8am-6pm year-round in New York City
#SpoonTip: Swing by for compost collection and weekly food book fairs!
33. North Carolina: Asheville City Market South
Now you can make this 5-ingredient chocolate cake to fulfill your worst chocolate cravings.
Favorite Vendors: Sugar&Snow Gelato, KT’s Orchard and Apiary, The Chocolate Lab
Hours & Location: Wednesdays 12pm-4pm from April to October in Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville
34. North Dakota: Red River Market
Then make this all-greens panini and tell all you friends about it.
Favorite Vendors: Heart and Soil Farms, Dirt Head Microgreens, Lucid Bakery
Hours & Location: Saturdays 10am-2pm from July 9 to October 29 on Broadway and 4th Ave N in Fargo
35. Ohio: Clintonville Farmers’ Market
Pair your pasta with this healthy pesto garlic.
Favorite Vendors: Ohio City Pasta, Dan the Baker, J-Pops
Hours & Location: Saturdays 9am-noon from April 30 to November 19; Wednesdays 4pm-7pm from July 26-September 28 on N. High Street in Columbus
36. Oklahoma: Farmers Public Market
If the Czech delights have piqued your interest, check out these 7 underrated foods to try in Prague.
Favorite Vendors: Wildhorse Canyon Farms and Winery, Backyard Bounty Bakery, Czech Delights
Hours & Location:Saturdays 9am-2pm year-round in Oklahoma City
37. Oregon: Portland Saturday Market
The dream of the ’90s is alive in (these 7 must-try desserts) Portland.
Favorite Vendors: Benefit Brownies, Dirty Dishes, Hard Times Sauce Company
Hours & Location: Saturdays 10am-5pm; Sundays 11am-4:30pm from March to Christmas Eve at 2 SW Naito Parkway in Portland
38. Pennsylvania: Lancaster Central Market
Didn’t get enough free samples at the farmers’ market? Find out where you can get more here.
Favorite Vendors: New York Pickles, The German Deli, Ric’s Breads
Hours & Location: Tuesdays and Fridays 6am-4pm; Saturdays 6 am-2pm year-round on N. Market Street in Lancaster
39. Rhode Island: Coastal Growers’ Market
Your guide to roasting root vegetables, here.
Favorite Vendors: Susanna’s Ice Cream and Sorbet, The Coffee Guy, Fully Rooted
Hours & Location: Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm from May 7 to October 29 in Saunderstown
40. South Carolina: South Carolina State Farmers Market
Ever wonder what your spirit vegetable is? Quiz, here.
Favorite Vendors: Carolina Veg, Raybon Tomato, Dupre at the Market
Hours & Location: Mondays-Saturdays 6am-9pm; Sundays 12pm-6pm on Charleston Highway in West Columbia
41. South Dakota: Black Hills Farmers Market
Mix up your kettle corn with these 5 sweet and savory popcorn recipes.
Favorite Vendors: Happy Hydros, Sergeant Poppers Kettle Korn and Lemonade, Essence of Coffee USA
Hours & Location: 8 am-2pm Saturdays in June; Tuesdays, Thursdays&Saturdays from July to October at Founders Park in Rapid City
42. Tennessee: Franklin Farmers Market
Favorite Vendors: Rocky Glade Farm, Ellie’s Old Fashioned Doughnuts, Papa C Pies
Hours & Location: Saturdays 8am-1pm from May through October in Franklin
#SpoonTip: Swing by in May for the Market’s annual strawberry festival!
43. Texas: Dallas Farmers’ Market
Love macarons? Check out 7 of the best macaron creations in the world.
Favorite Vendors: Chelles Macarons, Doc Popcorn, Betty’s Blue Ribbon Fare
Hours & Location: Mondays-Sundays 10am-6pm on S. Pearl Expressway in Dallas
#SpoonTip: Check out 9 reasons to visit this recently revamped farmers’ market!
44. Utah: Downtown Salt Lake City Farmers Market
Willing to try a ~different~ ice cream flavor? Read about the craziest ice cream flavors ever invented.
Favorite Vendors: PJK’s Creamery, Caputo’s Market, Mountain Town Olive Oil
Hours & Location: Saturdays 8am-2pm from June 11 to October 22
at Pioneer Park; Tuesdays 4 pm-Dusk from August 9 — October 18 at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City
45. Vermont: Vermont Farmers Market
More to Vermont than maple syrup.
Favorite Vendors: Ana’s Empanadas, Fortuna’s Sausage Company, Whistlepig Farm
Hours & Location: Wednesdays 3pm-6pm; Saturdays 9am-2pm in Rutland
46. Virginia: South of the James Farmers Market
Here’s the easiest baked salmon recipe ever. You’re welcome.
Favorite Vendors: Cold Country Salmon, Josh’s Jungle, King of Pops
Hours & Location: 8am-12pm Saturdays May-October at Forest Hill Park in Richmond
47. Washington: Ballard Farmers Market
Go make this mushroom, onion and goat cheese crostini now.
Favorite Vendors: Tapenade, Inc.; Sno-Valley Mushrooms,; Mount Baker Berry Company
Hours & Location: Sunday 10am-3 pm, year round at Ballard Avenue in Seattle
48. West Virginia: Capitol Market
In case you need to know if your summer produce is ripe or not…
Favorite Vendors: Holl’s Swiss Chocolatier, The Purple Onion, Parson’s Produce
Hours & Location: Everyday year round at Smith Street in Charleston
49. Wisconsin: Dane County Farmers’ Market
Sure Wisconsin has great cheese, but here are 9 crazy (and delicious) foods it also does best.
Favorite Vendors: Cabibbo’s Bakery, Pilgrim’s Pantry, Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc.
Hours & Location: Wednesdays 8:30am-2pm April 20th-November 2nd, Saturdays 6am-2pm April 16-July 2 and July 16-November 5 in Madison
#SpoonTip: Look out for the World Naked Bike Ride on June 18.
50. Wyoming: Sheridan Farmers’ Market
Make your newly-purchased bbq sauce the star of these 5 recipes for the perfect summer barbecue.
Favorite Vendors: Twisted Whiskey (BBQ Sauce), Styria Bakery, High Plains Honey Co.
Hours & Location: Thursdays from 5pm-7pm July 7th-September 29th, 2016 at Grinnell Plaza in Sheridan