The Ultimate Farmers Market Guide

By Courtney Niemann, TakePart

Supporting local farmers. Getting fresh (often organic) produce at the peak of ripeness. Giving your dollars to people who care about sustainable food. The reasons for shopping at your local farmers market are compelling — but finding the locations and schedules of markets in your area can be a hassle.

So we’ve done the legwork for you. Below, you’ll find quick links to farmers markets in 14 major U.S. cities (and a couple of national resources for good measure). No more excuses! Heirloom vegetables, fresh herbs and friendly people are just a click away.

National Resources



  • Chicago Farmers Market: Schedules and locations of markets throughout Chicago and a chart of which fruits and vegetables you’ll find during each season
  • Green City Market: A marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food that educates, promotes and connects farmers and local producers directly to chefs, restaurants and the greater Chicago community
  • Chicago Now: Guide to the best farmers markets in and out of the city
  • North Shore Insider: Chicago’s North Shore top seven farmers markets


  • Clintonville Farmers Market: An outdoor seasonal market with the tagline, “Where you can meet the farmers”
  • North Market: The founders believe “local, healthy, and sustainably grown food has the power to transform, to sustain and to build community in central Ohio”
  • Smith Farm Market: A seasonal open-air market offering Ohio homegrown produce
  • Farmers Market Columbus: Proceeds support Hope Thru Housing, a residential substance abuse program
  • Pearl Market: An urban market with produce, hand-crafted merchandise and food

Dallas/ Fort Worth

  • Dallas Farmers Market: Texas’ premier public market since 1941, located in the heart of the city and holds cooking classes and cultural festivals throughout the year
  • Dallas News: Map of all the farmers markets around Dallas
  • Frisco Farmers Market: Fresh local vegetables, meats, eggs, pasta, seafood, cheesecake, muffins, honey and more in Frisco
  • Cowtown Farmers Market: Fort Worth’s original, producer-only farmers market meaning where everything sold is grown, raised or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth


Las Vegas

  • Las Vegas Farmers Market: Held on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and the first and third Saturday morning each month
  • Fresh 52: Open air market that features organic produce, freshly baked goods, gourmet dips and handmade crafts
  • Bet On The Farm: B&B Hospitality Group hosts a green market every Thursday with goods from sustainable local farmers
  • Downtown 3rd: Aims to be an “integral part of the hip, healthy family, the passionate entrepreneur or the savvy convention tourist who searches out the best in their quest to live a healthy lifestyle”
  • Bountiful Baskets: Allows local shoppers to pre-order a basket of fresh produce to pick up on Saturday morning at one of the cooperatives sites

Los Angeles


  • The Market Company: Weekly market held every Saturday with a variety of produce, plants and freshly prepared food
  • Glaser Organic Farms: Glaser Organic farms hosts, with raw food pizzas and a gourmet salad bar in addition to typical market offerings.
  • Opa Lacka Hialeah Flea Market: Open every day of the year with more than 50 vendors selling local and exotic fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices
  • Harvest Markets: Earth Learning operates two producer-based farmers markets serving a large part of Miami-Dade area


New York


San Diego

  • San Diego Farm Bureau: List of almost 50 farmers markets found in San Diego County
  • Hillcrest Farmers Market: Collection of 140 vendors providing fruit, product, gifts, arts and crafts and flowers
  • Sunset Market: Offerings include an international food court, merchandise, live entertainment in additional to the traditional farmers market
  • La Jolla Market: This weekly market serves as a fundraiser for La Jolla Elementary School
  • Del Mar Farmers Market: This certified farmers market boasts of international cuisine and special events in additional to traditional food offerings

San Francisco


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Photo Credit: Natalie Maynor


Jim Ven
Jim Vabout a year ago

thanks for sharing.

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

paul m.
paul m5 years ago

Thanks for ..

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson5 years ago


Millisa Davis
Millisa Davis5 years ago

It found our Conover Farmers Market, but not the Hickory one which is way bigger here in my area in NC.

Zana Zatanique
Jan Alexanian5 years ago

Farmers' Markets are great and should be supported.

Alicia N.
Alicia N5 years ago

Thanks and Let's support farmers market .