10 Farmer’s Markets You Should See Before You Die

Summer is winding down, but as all foodies know, the sweet spot between summer and autumn is an absolute boon for farmers market-goers. Apples, pumpkin, sweet corn, beets, greensÖ The plethora of fresh options available from your local producers is about to grow exponentially. And while all farmers markets offer some great finds, there are a few iconic markets scattered across the US that are particularly known for their fantastic produce. Here are 10 farmers markets you shouldnít miss.

The Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles

This market claims to be the ďoriginalĒ farmer’s market. While it’s hard to be 100 percent sure about that, I am certain that this destination is verifiably amazing. Itís been open since 1934 and is packed not only with local vendors selling produce and locally raised meats, but also restaurants, kiosks and shops.

Pike Place Market, Seattle

If you know anything about farmerís markets, youíve undoubtedly heard about Pike Place. Itís one of Seattleís main attractions, and boasts vendors from all parts of the Pacific Northwest. Seafood and coffee are two obvious choices you simply cannot miss, but thereís plenty of offerings here to meet every taste.

Copley Square Farmers Market, Boston†

Located in one of Bostonís most beautiful historic districts, the Copley Square Farmerís Market is an absolute joy. Not only will you enjoy fresh produce and other finds from local sellers, youíll also enjoy the charms of historic Boston.

Green City Market, Chicago

Green City Market is a destination to rival much bigger farmerís markets. Held in Chicagoís beautiful and sprawling Lincoln Park, itís steps away from Lake Michigan and offers gorgeous, lush greenery to enjoy while you stroll through the stands, sipping on locally brewed kombucha and sampling boutique syrup and honey.

Sweet Auburn Market, Atlanta

Atlantaís farmers market is mostly located indoors, which is great for guests, as Atlantaís summertime temps can get pretty hot. The market has been operating since 1918 (even longer than Los Angelesí farmer’s market!) and has withstood the test of time.

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, San Francisco

Bay Area residents flock to the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market, and if you know anything about Bay Area residents, youíll know that they are picky about their food! The offerings in SFís farmer’s market are simply phenomenal, featuring a cornucopia of Northern Californiaís finest produce, meat, artisan snacks and other treats.

Union Square Greenmarket, New York

New Yorkers are used to having lots of options, and nowhere is the cityís diversity of choice more apparently than at the Union Street Greenmarket. Even New Yorkís most reputed chefs are spotted doing their shopping here.

Dane County Farmerís Market, Madison†

Madison, Wisconsin, isnít as big as many of the cities on this list, but it certainly has an equal amount of spirit. This college town is home to one of the best downtowns in the Midwest, and the farmers market is held in this iconic downtown throughout the summer month. Wander the square of Wisconsinís capital and enjoy live music, vendors from all over the Midwest, local eats and plenty of activities for kids and adults alike.

Davis Farmer’s Market, Davis

Davis, California, is another college town with an amazing farmerís market. In addition to its local offerings, the market offers a Picnic in the Park throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall during which market-goers can browse the stalls, grab a beer or wine and sit in the park while enjoying live music.

Charleston Farmers Market, Charleston

For a Southern take on the farmers market, head to gorgeous and historic Charleston. The cityís farmer’s market is simply iconic and features amazingly fresh food and drinks from all manner of local growers and producers. The stunning historic architecture doesnít hurt, either.

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Marie W
Marie W27 days ago

Thank you for posting

Melania P
Melania Padillaabout a month ago

Interesting, there is a list of flea markets too to visit around the world!

Margie FOURIE5 months ago

Thank you

Carl R
Carl R6 months ago


heather g
heather g6 months ago

Interesting choice, thanks

Danuta W
Danuta W6 months ago

Thanks for sharing

LKoSl J6 months ago

Thank you

Carl R
Carl R6 months ago


Magdalen B
Magdalen B6 months ago

What a strange idea.

Christine D
Christine D6 months ago

Don't think I will be visiting any of them because I don't live in the US.