Updated: Sep 13
Summer tends to bring out the vibrant world of farmer's markets.
Connecting consumers with local farmers and artisans, these markets are the perfect opportunity to savor the freshest produce and discover unique handmade treasures like soaps, while supporting the local economy.
There’s nothing like trading the aisles of a grocery store for a stroll through the stands of farmers containing homegrown goods.
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Whether you're a culinary enthusiast, looking to make healthier choices, or simply someone who appreciates homegrown goods, here is a list of the best farmer's markets across the United States that are a must-visit this summer.
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Dupont Circle Sunday Market - Washington D.C.
Dupont Circle Sunday Market in Washington D.C. is a vibrant and popular market that takes place every Sunday in the heart of the Dupont Circle neighborhood.
Visitors can expect to find a wide variety of offerings, including farm-fresh produce, artisanal cheese and bread, local and international food stands, handmade crafts, and vintage clothing.
The market also features live music performances, creating a lively and festive ambiance. It is not only a place to shop, but also a community gathering spot where neighbors and friends come together to connect and socialize.
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Tower Grove Farmers’ Market - Saint Louis, Missouri
The Tower Grove Farmers' Market opened in 2006 and since has continued to grow in number with vendors and community support. Today, the farmer's market hosts over 60 vendors ranging from those who sell tea to fresh fruits.
While many farmer’s markets have one set day they open per week, Tower Grove has its opening days on Tuesdays and Sundays so you can take advantage of all the market has to offer.
If you are ever in Missouri, be sure to stop by and grab some goods!
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Forsyth Farmers’ Market - Savannah, Georgia
The Tower Grove Farmers' Market, boasts over 80 local vendors who bring an extensive variety of fresh produce, artisanal products, and delectable prepared foods.
Shoppers can anticipate a colorful display of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, from heirloom tomatoes to crisp apples, as well as an array of herbs, flowers, and plants. The market also showcases local honey, dairy products, homemade baked goods, and specialty items such as handcrafted jewelry and pottery.
You may even catch a live performance!
One of the main attractions of visiting this farmer’s market is the Forsyth Park that is often used as a recreational hub for attendees. Should you visit, consider taking a walk through the park or even having a picnic with some of the fresh fruits and foods you purchased from vendors!
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Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market - San Diego, California
Hosted on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Saturday market is “San Diego County's largest, filling six city blocks on West Date Street from west of Kettner Blvd to Front Street. Shop for farm fresh produce, pastured eggs, poultry, meat, nuts and plants from California farmers; fish, olive oil, bread, sauces and much more from local food makers.” according to its website.
Every first Sunday of the month, the Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market transforms into a specialty market with different themes like Vintage Flea Market, art walks, tastings, and other special events.
Overall, the Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market offers a delightful mix of fresh produce, delicious food, local craftsmanship, and community spirit. It's a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the vibrant culinary and cultural scene of San Diego.
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Green City Market - Chicago, Illinois
The Green City Market in Chicago is back for the summer season and prides itself on upholding sustainable values.
With a mission of deepening support for sustainable farmers, educating the community, and expanding access to locally-grown food, this market takes the traditional concept of farmer markets one step further.
The Green City Market hosts youth clubs that focus on healthy eating, farm to market field trips, supper series, and more to engage the local community in its mission.
If you’re in the Chicago area, you may have a great time not only exploring the different offerings by the farmers, but joining one of the events
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Columbus Farmers Market - Columbus, New Jersey
The Columbus Farmers Market in New Jersey is the Delaware Valley's oldest and largest flea market with thousands of outdoor flea market items and over 65 inside retail stores and so much to offer,
The market spans over 200,000 square feet and has multiple components, making it a great one-stop-shop for all your shopping needs.
There is an indoor market, an outdoor flea market, produce row, amish market, and more to explore whenever you are at the Columbus Farmers Market.
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