#101: Tuesday Farmers' Market (Cheyenne, Wyo.) from 101 Best Farmers' Markets in America for 2013 (Slideshow)

101 Best Farmers' Markets in America for 2013 (Slideshow)

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#101: Tuesday Farmers' Market (Cheyenne, Wyo.)

Cheyenne’s Tuesday Farmers’ Market boasts anything that is "homemade, handmade, fresh, and tasty." Cherries and apricots, locally made honey and honey products, olive oils, recycled glass, and skin-care products are some of the interesting items that make a Tuesday trip to this market worth it.

When It’s Open:

June 11 through Oct. 1: Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Click here for more information about the market.

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#100: Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market (Bradenton, Fla.)

Between rows of trees, shops, and restaurants on Bradenton’s Old Main Street, you’ll find Bradenton Farmers’ Market, which has everything from local farmers, artisans, and crafters to entertainers and guest chefs who prepare their signature dishes with market-bought food. Families at the market can also enjoy kid-friendly activities including face-painting, scavenger hunts, and fun demonstrations like how to make the best paper airplanes. Kids who participate earn credits toward "Market Bucks," which they can spend on healthy market foods.

When It’s Open:

Year-round:

May through October: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June through September: Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 2.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#99: Greenfield Farmers’ Market (Greenfield, Mass.)

Open since 1975, the Greenfield Farmers’ Market continues to supply locals with a diverse assortment of fruits and vegetables, including peaches and pears, yellow and green squash, potatoes, kale, plums, and beets.

In the past few years, it’s added specialty food vendors and local arts and craft vendors selling handmade items like gourmet cookies and art prints.

When It’s Open:

April 27 through Nov. 23: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 4-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#98: Waverly Farmers’ Market (Waverly, N.C.)

Waverly Farmers’ Market has all of your fresh groceries — colorful fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat, and seafood caught off the coast of North Carolina — and even indulgent foods like sweet potato pie and chocolate. And for the artsy shoppers, the market has interesting crafts — like pine-needle baskets, hula hoops, and greeting cards — that you won’t find at just any old farmers’ market.

When It’s Open:

April 20 through Nov. 9: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#97: Old Cheney Road Farmers' Market (Lincoln, Neb.)

The Old Cheney Road Farmers’ Market is a food-only market, and locals can find an array of fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, specialty items, and ready-to-eat, freshly prepared foods. Sweet corn, sauces and salsa, artisan pastas, grass-fed and pastured meat, traditional Mediterranean food, frozen fruit pops — if it’s food, it’s at the market.

When It’s Open:

April 28 through Oct. 27: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,946 likes on Facebook, 124 followers on Twitter, 4-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#96: Saturday Farmers' Market (Newport, Ore.)

From colorful fresh fruit like blueberries, cherries, and raspberries to made-to-order grilled cheese sandwiches, carved walking sticks, and jewelry made from beach glass and stones, the Saturday Farmers’ Market is the place you want to be on a Saturday in Newport.

When It’s Open:

May 11 through Oct. 26: Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 4.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#95: City of Loveland Farmers’ Market (Loveland, Colo.)

With fresh produce, specialty meats and cheeses, freshly baked items, ready-to-eat food and drink, one-of-a-kind crafts, and weekly entertainment, there’s little that the City of Loveland Farmers’ Market doesn’t have. And every week to help those in need, the fresh produce that is not bought at the market is distributed to local food shelters and nonprofits.

When It’s Open:

June 30 through Sept. 29: Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 172 likes on Facebook; 171 followers on Twitter

Click here for more information about the market.

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#94: Bonners Ferry Farmers’ Market (Bonners Ferry, Idaho)

Not far from the Kootenai River and with a 360-degree view of snow-tipped mountains, the Bonners Ferry Farmers' Market is one of Idaho’s oldest farmers’ markets, dating back to the 1980s. More than 30 years later, the market still offers the highest-quality food and plants from the area, including huckleberries and huckleberry honey, seven freshly baked varieties of bagels, and perennials, as well as a unique collection of specialty items and crafts like sugar and salt scrubs, log and antler furniture, and hand-sewn aprons and tablecloths.

When It’s Open:

May through September: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 208 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#93: Pakatakan Farmers’ Market (Halcottsville, N.Y.)

For fresh trout, blueberry wine, maple and honey products, basil pesto described by buyers as "the best basil on the planet," one-of-a-kind leather jackets, embroidered pillows, and plenty of cheese varieties, come to the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market. Offering only a few fruits and vegetables, the market highlights artisan-made foods and crafts that you won’t want to overlook.

When It’s Open:

Mid-May through mid-October: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 349 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#92: Zion Farmers’ Market (Zion, Ill.)

Rain or shine, there’s always something going on at the small-town Zion Farmers’ Market. The locals like to stop by for lunch and to visit with friendly vendors like Farmer Mike, who lets shoppers sample his produce before buying. Adding to the selection of food, specialty items, and crafts — including berries and zucchinis, caramel corn, Elk antler dog chews, engraved glass, and kites — the market offers lessons in nutrition, or what it calls "veg-u-cation," as well as educational crafting projects for kids such as "Decorate and Plant Your Own Flowerpot."

When It’s Open:

June 30 through Sept. 29: Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 372 likes on Facebook, 3.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the farmers market.

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#91: Bel Air Farmers' Market (Bel Air, Md.)

Shoppers who rise and shine for the early hours of the Bel Air Farmers’ Market know they won’t be let down by the wide selection of food its vendors offer — assorted sweet breads, ice cream and cheese, gooseberries, glazed nuts, and flavored hummus to name a few. There are even locally made treats for your dog, who, by the way, is also welcome to browse the market. The market season hosts primarily farms and specialty food vendors, but in October, local artists like jewelry designers and wood crafters join the regular producers for what the market calls "Art Month," celebrating local handmade art.

When It’s Open:

April 13 through Nov. 16: Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Street Credibility: 613 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#90: Historic Downtown Gainesville Market (Gainesville, Ga.)

For an afternoon of fresh food, uniquely crafted art, music performed by local musicians, and friendly people, stop by the Historic Downtown Gainesville Market in Gainesville’s historic town square. Enjoy locally grown flowers, artisan cheeses, knitted baby clothes, and crocheted hats, and be sure to stick around for a demonstration of how to prepare and cook a dish with fresh market ingredients — or even just to play with the adoptable dogs of the local animal shelter that come by for a visit.

When It’s Open:

August through October: Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 682 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#89: Sequim Open Aire Market (Sequim, Wash.)

With food like caramel corn and caramel apples, artisan hot dogs, Asian specialties, and homemade fudge, shoppers should come hungry to the Sequim Open Aire Market. From fresh fruit and vegetables to silk scarves and Sequim-grown lavender products, the market renders a taste of Sequim.

When It’s Open:

May through October: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Street Credibility: 294 likes on Facebook; 3-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#88: Homer Farmers’ Market (Homer, Alaska)

An abundance of fruits and vegetables, gourmet kettle corn, habanero-jalapeño apple jam made with wild and local fruits, halibut tacos, gemstone and wire-wrapped jewelry, pencil drawings of scenic sites in Alaska, and vegetable and herbal-based soap are just some of the diverse items sold at the Homer Farmers’ Market.

When It’s Open:

Memorial Day through October: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July through October: first Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Click here for more information about the market.

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#87: Newport Farmers' Market (Newport, N.H.)

Rain or shine, wind or storm warning, the Newport Farmers’ Market is open every week, offering food, crafts, music, and even book readings for the little ones. This market is dog-friendly, too. Spoil them with bones, ears, and hooves sold in different flavors and sizes.

When It’s Open:

May 31 through Oct. 11: Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Click here for more information about the market.

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#86: Mendocino Farmers’ Market (Mendocino, Calif.)

Overlooking the Mendocino Bay, the Mendocino Farmers’ Market has fresh-cut flowers, goat cheese, olive oil and aged vinegars, herbal salves, fresh-caught fish, and much more. Look around while listening to the sounds of waves and live acoustic music.

When It’s Open:

May through October: Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 527 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#85: Carousel Sunday Market and Festival (Missoula, Mont.)

Sharing a space next to a carousel within the Carousel for Missoula Festival, the Carousel Sunday Market is a family-centered affair. Pony rides and face-painting are a fun bonus to the market’s local selection of produce, prepared food, and crafts. With freshly picked fruits and vegetables, grilled-to-order sandwiches and Italian sausages, cupcakes, beaded jewelry, handmade clothing, and a nearby inflated fun house, there’s something here for everyone on a Sunday morning — or afternoon.

When It’s Open:

June 16 through Sept. 22: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 154 likes on Facebook; 8 followers on Twitter; 5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#84: Bayview Farmers’ Market (Whidbey Island, Wash.)

A favorite weekend activity for locals and island visitors, the Bayview Farmers’ Market is where you’ll find ripe-red strawberries, multicolored eggs, cranberry marmalade, specialty cheeses, and sweet apple cider. Grab coffee and a fresh-baked breakfast item from vendors and browse the markets’ collection of craftwork, including wreaths, home and garden décor, photography, and skewer sticks made from recycled golf clubs and barbecue forks.

When It’s Open:

April 27 through Oct. 26: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 336 likes on Facebook; 5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#83: Keystone Heights Farmers’ Market (Keystone Heights, Fla.)

Located within Keystone Height’s Natural Park, the Keystone Heights Farmers’ Market doesn’t disappoint with the variety of fresh products it offers. For early-morning shoppers, a pot of fresh coffee is always available. Grab a bite to eat of barbecue, Mexican, or Mediterranean food at one of the vendors and be sure to browse the specialty food items and crafts as well.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 369 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#82: Waitsfield Farmers’ Market (Waitsfield, Vt.)

Hydrangeas and sunflowers, locally brewed craft beer, homemade ice cream, sweet crepes, crocheted hats and handbags, wooden toys, and lighting fixtures made with moose, elk, and deer antlers — you’ll find a unique selection of homegrown and handmade products at the Waitsfield Farmers’ Market. Take a seat on the Waitsfield Mad River Green and listen to music performed by different local musicians each week.

When It’s Open:

Mid-May through mid-October: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 546 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#81: Cape Ann Farmers’ Market (Cape Ann, Mass.)

In addition to local food and crafts sold at the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market, such as Trupiano’s sausage, which some claim is the best in the area, and dog collars specially designed for the beach, there’s plenty more to see. At the market, enjoy live music, educational booths, weekly activities for kids, cooking demonstrations, and seafood throw-down cooking contests.

When It’s Open:

June 20 through Oct. 10: Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 583 likes on Facebook; 5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#80: The Land of Goshen Community Market (Edwardsville, Ill.)

If you’re not at The Land of Goshen Community Market by the time the 8 a.m. bell rings, you’re likely to miss out on produce, as vendors tend to quickly sell out of the most popular items, especially eggs. It’s the "place to see and be seen" on Saturday mornings in Edwardsville, says a fan. Along with a diverse assortment of food and crafts, this market offers how-it’s-made crafting demonstrations including how to make wire beadwork and fondant cake decorating.

When It’s Open:

May through October: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 679 likes on Facebook; 4.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#79: Cane River Green Market (Natchitoches, La.)

The Cane River Green Market is "where good things are happening" in Natchitoches, La, the locals say. Located on the downtown riverbank, the market encourages sustainability with locally produced foods and handmade crafts, as well as occasional "Lunch and Learns" like "Growing a Green Vegetable Garden."

When It’s Open:

August through September, select Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

October 12 through Nov. 23: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 787 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#78: Lebanon Farmers' Market (Lebanon, N.H.)

Open for the majority of the year, the Lebanon Farmers’ Market offers all of the seasonal fruits and vegetables that we love, from apples and artichokes to leeks, lettuce, winter squash, and zucchini. It also has some unique items that you won’t find at most farmers’ markets, like hand-painted note cards and jewelry made from flattened silver coins.

When It’s Open:

May 23 through Sept. 26: Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

November through April: third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 816 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#77: Smithfield Farmers’ Market (Smithfield, Va.)

Promoting "ham, harvest, hospitality, and heart," the Smithfield Farmers’ Market supplies locals with the freshest produce, meat, and dairy. Also at the market is artisan-made food like Greek breads and pastries, as well as crafts like agate stone wind chimes that vary in color, size, and sound.

When It’s Open:

March through October: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m

 

Street Credibility: 813 likes on Facebook

 

Click here for more information about the market.

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#76: Market on Central (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

In historic downtown Fort Dodge, the Market on Central invites you to "come for breakfast, take home lunch, and stay for dinner." Here you’ll find just-picked fruits and vegetables, homemade pies, Italian-inspired chocolate bars, several types of wines, clay pottery, little girls’ tutus and dresses, and much more. And for entertainment, local musicians play the banjo, washboard, and mandolin, along with other artists and entertainers who perform periodically.

When It’s Open:

June through September: second and last Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 739 likes on Facebook; given The Messenger’s 2012 "Readers’ Choice" award

Click here for more information about the market.

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#75: Frisco Farmers’ Market (Frisco, Texas)

Juicy melons, award-winning olive oil, wood-crafted puzzles, dessert tamales, all-natural beef and poultry, custom quilted items, fresh-baked pies, jewelry made from recycled materials, and more — Fisco Farmers’ Market offers all of this and more. And in good-natured competition, the market holds its annual SauceFest in July, where judges sample sauces made by vendors and award first-, second-, and third-place prizes for the most delicious ones.

When It’s Open:

May through October: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,386 likes on Facebook; 3-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#74: Historic Downtown Hot Springs Farmers’ Market (Hot Springs, Ark.)

The Historic Downtown Hot Springs Farmers’ Market began in the mid-'70s at an old train loading platform. There, farmers stationed themselves with their products until they sold out — or until their cows came home. Today, the market is a kind of "front porch," where locals visit with friends, sip coffee, and stay a while, listening to the sounds of live music while browsing locally grown produce and locally made crafts. Each week the market offers educational opportunities including cooking demonstrations and farm tours.

When It’s Open:

Year-round

May through September: Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

May through October: Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

November through April: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,544 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#73: Statesboro Main Street Farmers’ Market (Statesboro, Ga.)

Sweet corn, grits, cheese sticks, herbal salves, leather jewelry, and bird feeders are a few of the original items available at the Statesboro Main Street Farmers’ Market. Though it’s not possible to physically visit the market when it’s closed during the winter months, fresh market food is available year-round with its "Market2Go" service, which allows shoppers to browse seasonal products online, place an order, and pick up it up from a nearby location.

When It’s Open:

Year-round online service

April through October: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 2,797 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#72: Shady Grove Farmers' Market (Rockville, Md.)

Don’t underestimate this market because of its small size. Though Shady Grove Farmers’ Market lags behind other markets in number of vendors, it makes up for it with the diversity of products available. The market has everything from assorted fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses, bread, and dry gourmet pasta to ready-made foods like cheesecakes, lobster rolls, and Belgium waffles, and even handmade crafts including quilts and knitted hats, candles, and one-of-a-kind jewelry.

When It’s Open:

May through September: Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Street Credibility: 52 likes on Facebook; 122 followers on Twitter

Click here for more information about the market.

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#71: Olympia Farmers’ Market (Olympia, Wash.)

The Olympia Farmers’ Market offers more than 50 varieties of fruits and vegetables for every season, and kids get a free apple. Some much-loved vendors you’ll find are Pithos Gyros Greek Cuisine, Dan’s Dahlias, Honey Bear Farm selling different honey products, and San Francisco Street Bakery with freshly baked desserts.

When It’s Open:

April through October: Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

November through December: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Street Credibility: 4.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#70: Middlebury Farmers' Market (Middlebury, Vt.)

Filled with friends tapping their feet and singing along to the sounds of live country music, the Middlebury Farmers’ Market is thought of by locals as the "neighborhood gathering place." It’s where they buy fresh groceries and take home one-of-a-kind items like bird and bat houses, watercolor paintings, and wooden jewelry boxes.

When It’s Open:

May 4 through Oct. 26: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

June 12 through Oct. 9: Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

November through December, March through April: Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 189 likes on Facebook, 3.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#69: Cheverly Community Market (Cheverly, Md.)

At the Cheverly Community Market you’ll find some of the best local vegetables and fruits, meats, fish, bread, wine, and one-of-a-kind crafts, such as beaded jewelry and knitted clothing. And to entertain you while you shop, a lineup of musicians plays at the market each week.

When It’s Open:

May 4 through Dec. 14: every other Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 216 likes on Facebook; 212 followers on Twitter; voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2012 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest; featured in the "Top 100 Photos" at Real Time Farms

Click here for more information about the market.

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#68: Walloomsac Farmers’ Market (Bennington, Vt.)

While enjoying a scenic walk next to the Walloomsac River, you can browse the selection of fresh, locally produced food and handmade crafts at Walloomsac Farmers’ Market. The colors and smells of fresh fruits and vegetables, maple syrup, and sweet jellies may draw you into the market, but the cooking demonstrations — like how to make sauerkraut, pickle-making, and cooking with garlic scapes — by local chefs, as well as the sounds of local musicians, will likely keep you coming back all year.

When It’s Open:

 

Year-round:

May through October: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June through September: Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 535 likes on Facebook; 4.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#67: Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market (Rehoboth Beach, Del.)

"Peaches, Peaches, Peaches." The Rehoboth Beach Farmers' Market has 18 different types of peaches and nectarines, along with vegetables for every season — even the alternative purple peppers, purple carrots, and lemon cucumbers. You’ll also find 47 varieties of herbs, fresh mozzarella, gourmet rice pudding, fresh lamb and lamb’s wool, and more. Every week, the market hosts "Under the Green Tent," where market-goers learn about environmental sustainability.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Tuesday from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,084 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#66: Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market (Lewes, Del.)

Regulars at the Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market praise it as the "standard against which all other farmers markets should be measured." Offering everything from fresh produce, baked items, meats, and fish to cut-flowers and herbs, the market is where locals spend Saturday morning picking up fresh food for the week and meeting neighbors and friends. To thank farmers for their services to the community, the market awards scholarships to select exceptional farmers, which enable them to attend sustainable agriculture conferences.

When It’s Open:

May through September: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,851 likes on Facebook; 5-star rating on Yelp; voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2012 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest, named in USA Today’s "Top 10 places to shop at a farmers market"

Click here for more information about the market.

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#65: Flagler Beach Farmers’ Market (Flagler Beach, Fla.)

Just a block from the ocean, Flagler Beach Farmers’ Market opens at sunrise and offers an assortment of fruits and vegetables, from the common melons and peppers to the more exotic like mamey fruit, native to Central America but also grown in parts of Florida. With items like Amish jams, painted hats and bags, didgeridoos native to Australia, old-fashioned candies, olive oils from different parts of the world, and African bolga baskets, there’s a blend of culture from everywhere.         

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Friday and Saturday, sunrise to early afternoon

Street Credibility: 1,120 likes on Facebook; 4-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#64: Vail Farmers’ Market (Vail, Colo.)

Considered a must-do when visiting Vail, the Vail Famers’ Market is where to go to find the freshest local food, handmade clothing, and unique arts and crafts, for friendly company, and, some say, for people-watching. You’ll find vendors like the Alpine Avocado dressing maker who screams out "it’s a salad revolution"; Dan the Mountain Man, offering more than 300 varieties of chocolate, nuts, dried fruits, snack mixes, and candles; and Minnie Beasley’s Cookie Co., who customers claim makes the best cookie they have ever eaten.

When It’s Open:

June 16 through Sept. 22: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 857 likes on Facebook; 62 followers on Twitter; 5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#63: Port Orchard Farmers’ Market (Port Orchard, Wash.)

Next to the Port Orchard waterfront, the Port Orchard Farmers’ Market, serving the local community since 1978, upholds its missions to "help preserve the agricultural identity and quality of rural life"” In addition to the miscellany of food and crafts, it has quite a sizable selection of plants, especially exotic ones. And with entertainment and kid-friendly activities, there’s something for everyone here.

When It’s Open:

April through Oct. 12, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,067 likes on Facebook; 3.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#62: Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market (Bainbridge, Wash.)

There are certainly tons of fresh and tasty food items available at the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market. The unique items are its handmade arts and crafts, like metal creations built from recycled metal, baby quilts, doll sculptures, blown glass, and designs made from recycled island wood.

When It’s Open:

April 13 through Nov. 16, Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,059 likes on Facebook: 4.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#61: Oneida County Public Market (Utica, N.Y.)

Visit Utica’s Historic Union Station for dried mushrooms, naturally raised pork and free-range chicken, honey and vanilla products, gelato, semi-precious stones, and handmade stuffed animals. It’s all available at the Oneida County Public Market.

When It’s Open:

May 18 through Oct. 26: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,291 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#60: Downtown Topeka Farmers’ Market (Topeka, Kan.)

Since the '30s, Topeka residents and visitors alike spend Saturday mornings catching up with friends, listening to live music, and browsing locally produced food and craftwork. The cinnamon-roasted nuts and colorful handmade quilts alone are worth a trip.

When It’s Open:

April through November: Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 480 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#59: Gresham Farmers' Market (Gresham, Ore.)

Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, marionberries, and more are what you’ll find at the Gresham Farmers’ Market. Rooted in agriculture and known for its bounty of berries grown from local farms, Gresham opened its market in 1986 and still offers a wide selection of locally grown berries.

When It’s Open:

May 11 through Oct. 25: Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 703 likes on Facebook; 3.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#58: Prescott Farmers’ Market (Prescott, Ariz.)

Since its opening in 1991, the Prescott Farmers’ Market has expanded from a few farmers to more than 90 vendors selling everything from locally produced food and artisan food products to prepared food and locally grown plants.

When It’s Open:

Mid-May through mid-October: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,425 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#57: Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market (Gulfport, Fla.)

Stop by the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, open every Tuesday of the year, for everything from food and flowers to bath and body products to arts and crafts. While locals browse, musicians varying in genres from pop and rock to jazz and blues add a musical melody to the market atmosphere.

When It’s Open:

Year-round:

October through May: Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June through September: Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,576 likes on Facebook; 3-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#56: Delcambre Seafood & Farmers’ Market ( Delcambre, La.)

If it’s fresh and it’s fish, it’ll be at the Delcambre Seafood & Farmers’ Market. Catfish, crawfish, alligator fillets, and shrimp salad sandwiches — it’s all wild-caught or farm-fresh and it’s available at this largely seafood-themed farmers’ market. Also available are handmade crafts like alligator cuffs and freshwater pearl jewelry. And for show, there’s a scheduled exhibit containing a 100-pound alligator snapping turtle from the Louisiana Wetlands.

When It’s Open:

September through December: select Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,764 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#55: The Agricenter's Farmers’ Market (Memphis, Tenn.)

Some describe it as having "a kind of Southern charm;" others as a "warm fuzzy sense of community." The Agricenter’s Farmers’ Market is made up of these things and more, including juicy, ripened tomatoes — which shoppers rave about — honey sticks, baguettes, and hanging baskets. Next door, a garden center offers tropical plants and stone garden furniture.

When It’s Open:

May through October: Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 75 likes on Facebook; 4.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#54: Boyne City Farmers’ Market (Boyne, Mich.)

Take a trip to the Boyne City Farmers’ Market, where you’ll find blueberry maple walnut granola by Hep’s Home Baked Granola, dried fruit and chocolate combinations from B-Nuts Trail Mix & Valley View Farm, gourmet caramel popcorn from Roth’s Country Kitchen, and handcrafted glass and silverware by Luv Designs.

When It’s Open:

May through October; Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 492 likes on Facebook; 4-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#53: Willits Farmers' Market (Willits, Calif.)

Considered a "festival in the park," the Willits Farmers’ Market is where friends and family gather for locally grown and artisan-made food, interesting crafts, and music by the Willits Farmers' Market Band, the Dogwood Creek String Band, and guest musicians. Pick up some Chevito feta-style cheese from Yerba Santa and Bodega Goat Cheese or a sandwich from Frelima Farmette, and have a picnic in the park.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Street Credibility: 595 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#52: Milwaukie Sunday Farmers’ Market (Milwaukie, Ore.)

Given its central location in downtown Milwaukie, to some, the Milwaukie Sunday Farmers’ Market feels like "half produce market, half street fair." Entertaining with music styles from blue grass to jazz to Hawaiian, the market provides cooking demonstrations with fresh fruits and vegetables like mushrooms and huckleberries from Nature’s Wild Harvest, fresh salmon from Columbia River Fish Company, and lamb from SuDan Farm.

When It’s Open:

May 12 through Oct. 27; Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 802 likes on Facebook; 4-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#51: Delmar Farmers’ Market (Delmar, N.Y.)

Just next door to Albany, the Delmar Farmers’ Market supplies locals with fresh food that is grown and made within a 35-mile radius. From vegetables and spices to vegan dip and fresh-baked items, the market is Delmar’s go-to source for the freshest and most flavorful ingredients and ready-made food.

When It’s Open:

May through October: Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,055 likes on Facebook; featured in the book A Guide to Buying Farm Fresh

Click here for more information about the market.

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#50: Brattleboro Farmers' Market (Brattleboro, Vt.)

Berries, cheese, and herbs, as well as wine, Thai food, and woodcrafts — the Brattleboro Farmers’ Market gives off a country vibe and welcomes a friendly crowd.

When It’s Open:

May through October: Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,076 likes on Facebook; 4-star rating on Yelp

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#49: Colorado Farm and Art Market, (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

No matter the time of year, all of your seasonal produce can be found at the Colorado Farm and Art Market. The market sells gourmet foods like granola, decorative cakes, and nut butters, as well as interesting artisan items and craftwork including medicinal mixtures, stuffed teddy bears made of Alpaca fur, and horseshoe art.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,779 likes on Facebook

Click here for more information about the market.

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#48: Fulton Farmers’ Market (Minneapolis)

At Fulton Farmers’ Market, you’ll find all of your must-have meats and produce, specialty and ready-to-eat foods like roasted beans, chutney, and wood-fired pizza, and interesting crafts including garden art and handcrafted cutting boards. Promoting sustainability and healthy diets, the market offers advice and tasty recipes for cooking and serving market-bought foods. And with weekly kid-friendly activities of book readings, lawn-sign decorating, and book swaps, plus additional entertainment like magic shows and puppet shows, there’s always something to keep the kids entertained.

When It’s Open:

May 18 through Oct. 26: Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,680 likes on Facebook; 1,490 followers on Twitter

Click here for more information about the market.

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#47: Jefferson County Farmers’ Market (Jefferson County, Wash.)

At the Jefferson County Farmers’ Market, there are fruit and vegetables available for every season. Find artichokes and arugula in the spring; berries, flowers, and tomatoes in the summer; and apples, pumpkins, and wild mushrooms in the fall. Stop by for seasonal produce as well as artisan foods like hand-roasted coffee and sweet and savory hand pies, plus arts and crafts you won’t find anywhere else, including jewelry made from paper and dolls made from sheep’s wool.

When It’s Open:

July through mid-September: Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April through December: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June through Oct. 27: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,016 likes on Facebook

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#46: Farmers’ Market Annex (Minneapolis)

This Minneapolis farmers’ market offers food and paraphernalia that come from Minnesota and all over. Here you’ll find eucalyptus flowers, habaneros, and jewelry made in India, as well as homemade hot sauces and handcrafted terra cotta pots from Mexico. With all of its international offerings, the Farmers’ Market Annex gives off a European-style bazaar vibe.

When It’s Open:

May through October: Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 945 likes on Facebook; 153 followers on Twitter; 3-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#45: Ukiah Farmers' Market (Ukiah, Calif.)

Even though it’s one of the largest farmers’ markets in its area, the Ukiah Farmers’ Market has a small-market feel with a neighborly vibe and friendly vendors. The climate in the Ukiah area creates ideal conditions for growing spring produce, and vendors from nearby coastal climates offer fruits and vegetables as well as seafood throughout the season.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: May through October: Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

November through April: Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,356 likes on Facebook: 5-star rating on Yelp

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#44: Oshkosh Saturday Farmers’ Market (Oshkosh, Wis.)

The Oshkosh Saturday Farmers’ Market has fruits and vegetables for every season. You can get beets, spinach, and strawberries in June; beans, peppers, and potatoes in July; apples, carrots, and squash in August; and garlic, grapes, and pumpkins in September and October. And with everything else that the market offers, from cheese and soybean snacks to ceramic cups and mugs, you’re unlikely to go home empty-handed.

When It’s Open:

June through October: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,512 likes on Facebook; 4-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#43: Amherst Farmers' Market (Amherst, Mass.)

For all of your weekly groceries, look no further than the Amherst Farmers’ Market, which sells the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, cheese, baked goods, and more. Locals can do nearly all of their shopping at the market.

When It’s Open:

April 20 through Nov. 23: Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 377 likes on Facebook; 4-star rating on Yelp; named Best Farmers’ Market of the Valley for four straight years

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#42: 32nd St. Farmers’ Market (Baltimore)

Visit the 32nd St. Farmers' Market and you’ll find a diverse assortment of fruits and vegetables, artisan-made foods like homemade pasta, cheese pies, and ice pops made with fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs. Come with an appetite and a desire to taste cultural foods like Thai curries and Ethiopian wraps.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 935 likes on Facebook; 4.5-star rating on Yelp; voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2012 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest

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#41: Ala Moana Farmers' Market (Honolulu)

If you’re looking for standard fruits and vegetables, the Ala Moana Farmers’ Market probably won’t have them, but it does have exotic fruits like lilikoi and red Hawaiian papayas, as well as traditional Hawaiian foods like Haupia Kulolo, a much-loved Hawaiian dessert made of taro, coconut milk, and sugar. Vendors will even let you sample before you buy. Though it may not be the best place to shop for everyday groceries, the market is great for its exotic finds.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,557 likes on Facebook; 4-star rating on Yelp, voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest

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#40: Northeast Farmers’ Market (Minneapolis)

Minneapolis locals say the Northeast Farmers’ Market is "nailing it" with their selection of locally grown and ready-made food. The market focuses on providing quality food and educational experiences that are "local, flavorful, and magical" for all ages and classes of people. These flavorful foods include Thai chiles, sugar snap peas, Indian burritos, and smoothies blended using bicycle power. The market’s arts and crafts selection is equally  good, with handmade lip balm and body butter, stained and fused glass plates, and wind chimes.

When It’s Open:

June through Oct. 19: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 2,422 likes on Facebook; 975 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp; named one of the top 10 farmers’ markets in the Twin Cities by City Pages

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#39: Capital City Public Market (Boise, Idaho)

Covering half a dozen blocks, the Capital City Public Market is filled with local farmers, bakers, winemakers, and artisans. Stop by for freshly prepared dumplings served with tomato-cilantro sauce, sweet and savory crepes made to order, wines made from Snake River Valley grapes, yarn spun from local sheep’s wool, and antique rustic metal art.

When It’s Open: May 11 through Oct. 25, Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 3,345 likes on Facebook; 5-star rating on Yelp

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#38: Clarksville Downtown Farmers’ Market (Clarksville, Tenn.)

As you pass through Clarksville’s downtown square where their seasonal farmers’ market is held, sample a selection of natural teas at Natural Choices Legacy Tea Blends, taste an old-fashioned fried pie made by Fruitful Vine Farm, and try on a handmade apron by Hobby Aprons. It’s all at the Clarksville Downtown Farmers’ Market.

When It’s Open:

May 18 through Oct. 19: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 3,817 likes on Facebook; voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2012 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest

Click here for more information about the market.

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#37: North Park Farmers’ Market (San Diego, Calif.)

Everything from avocados, oranges, raspberries, and strawberries (which market-goers say are "to die for") to some unconventional bakery items like cupcakes made with beer and eco-friendly clothing can be found at the North Park Farmers’ Market.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Street Credibility: 2,468 likes on Facebook; 137 followers on Twitter

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#36: Woodland Park Farmers’ Market (Woodland Park, Colo.)

The Woodland Park Farmers’ Market provides everything from large shiitake mushrooms and all-natural pork and eggs to homemade chocolate truffles and colorful sand art. The market also offers educational programs like Discover You Can — Learn Make Share, which helps shoppers learn to can and make canning recipes with local, fresh ingredients. 

When It’s Open:

June through September: Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 272 likes on Facebook; voted Colorado’s Favorite (large) Farmers’ Market in 2011; award from Teller County Cares in 2011 for service to the community; named nonprofit of the Year in 2012

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#35: Aptos Farmers’ Market (Aptos, Calif.)

An all-food market, the Aptos Farmers’ Market offers plenty of herbs, plants, produce, meats and dairy, fish, and artisan-made foods. Sauerkraut, oysters, cheeses, olive oil, pasta and gourmet sauces, juices, and smoked sausages and bacon — you can find it all here, all year long.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Street Credibility: 599 likes on Facebook; 222 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp; voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2012 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest; named one of "The Coast’s Best Farmers Markets" by Coastal Living magazine

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#34: Local Roots Market & Café (Wooster, Ohio)

Open six days a week, the Local Roots Market & Café is a convenient stop for your weekly all-natural grocery items. Goat milk and goat cheese, goose and duck meat, sweet potatoes, tortilla chips, vegan cupcakes and muffins —these and more are available at the market.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,639 likes on Facebook; 4.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#33: Pacific Beach Farmers' Market (Pacific Beach, Calif.)

Handmade bath products, flavored peanut butter spreads, made-to-order empanadas, vegan baked goods, aerial photography, fresh-caught salmon, and flavored garlic pastes and hummus — these unique finds are all available at the Pacific Beach Farmers' Market. With great deals like a head of lettuce for $1, six avocados for $5, and three chicken tamales for $10, the market is a must for weekly grocery shopping.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,670 likes on Facebook; 1,537 followers on Twitter; 3.5-star rating on Yelp

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#32: Capital City Farmers' Market (Montpelier, Vt.)

The Capital City Farmers' Market has provided fresh food like fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, and more to the local community for more than 36 years. Visit the market for delicious fresh vegetables including beets, Swiss chard, and parsnips, less common meats like duck and pheasant, and handmade crafts including drums, dried flower arrangements, and hammered silver jewelry.

When It’s Open:

(Indoor Market) January through April, December through April: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

(Outdoor Market) May 4 through Oct. 26: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 1,540 likes on Facebook; 265 followers on Twitter; 5-star rating on Yelp; named "Best of New England" farmers’ markets in 2013; named best farmers’ market in the Times Argus’ "Best of the Best Readers Choice Awards"

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#31: Coventry Farmers' Market (Coventry, Conn.)

With food like fresh-baked pies, jars of pickles, and Italian ice, the Coventry Regional Farmers' Market will seem like a country fair — the fiddle players help. The Boston Globe called the market "one of the top ten things to do in New England."

When It’s Open:

June through October, November through February: Sunday from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 7,199 likes on Facebook; 1,089 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp; voted New England’s Best farmers’ market by Yankee Magazine; selected as one of USA Today’s "Top 10 great places to shop at a farmers' market"; voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest

Click here for more information about the market.

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#30: Saratoga Springs Farmers' Market (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

Though it’s one of the pricier farmers’ markets on this list, the amount, diversity, and quality of products sold at the Saratoga Springs Farmers' Market make it well worth the extra cost, and there are some great bargains to be found. The market’s fresh food — including Long Island-caught fish and mushrooms grown in Ghent, N.Y. — is grown and brought to you from four surrounding counties.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 3,984 likes on Facebook; 122 followers on Twitter; 5-star rating on Yelp; voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest

Click here for more information about the market.

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#29: Kingfield Farmers' Market (Minneapolis)

Described by locals as "hip, local, green, and gourmet," the Kingfield Farmers' Market welcomes with live music, produce, specialty and made-to-order foods, and crafts. Ready-to-eat favorites include pulled pork tacos from Chef Shack, a street food vendor, fresh-baked bread and cookies from Sun Street Breads, and pitas and petal-powered smoothies from Foxy Falafel.

When It’s Open: May 19 through Oct. 27: Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 2,495 likes on Facebook; 2,093 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#28: Lexington Farmers’ Market (Lexington, Mass.)

Regarded by locals as a “cozy and neighborly” market, the Lexington Farmers’ Market allows you to sample locally-made wine and cheese as you browse its assortment of fresh produce, dairy, meat, prepared foods, and cool crafts. And no matter the time of day, locals say the market is always "hopping."

When It’s Open:

May through October: Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 609 likes on Facebook; 405 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp; named Best of Boston farmers’ markets in 2010

Click here for more information about the market.

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#27: Midtown Farmers' Market (Minneapolis)

Maple-smoked bacon, artisan breads, "Thai street food with a Minnesota twist," handmade soaps and hula-hoops, and hand-knit felted hats — get it all at the Midtown Farmers' Market. Additionally, every week the market features live music, kid-friendly activities, cooking and composting demonstrations, and gardening advice from Master Gardeners, which is a horticulture educational program. 

When It’s Open:

May through October: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June through October: Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Street Credibility: 3,111 likes on Facebook; 3,048 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here or more information about the market.

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#26: Little Italy Farmers' Market (San Diego, Calif.)

From produce and baked items to prepared food and clothing and crafts, the Little Italy Farmers' Market has everything you need, including a breathtaking view of the San Diego coast. Whether you’re picking up your weekly groceries or just popping in for fresh Mexican food or a refreshing drink like the Cucumber Chill Cooler, the market is the place to do it.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 4,164 likes on Facebook; 4.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#25: Peachtree Road Farmers' Market (Atlanta)

On Saturdays, eager shoppers line up first thing in the morning and wait for the bell that signals that vendors are open at the Peachtree Road Farmers' Market, where fresh fruit and vegetables can sell out quickly. Start with a cup of coffee and bacon or sausage and spend the morning wandering the market.

When It’s Open:

April through September: Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

October through December: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 5,274 likes on Facebook; 4-star rating on Yelp; voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest

Click here for more information about the market.

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#24: Fresh Farm Markets (Washington, D.C.)

Operating at six locations in the Washington, D.C. area, Fresh Farm Markets offer flowers, seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams and sauces, meats and fish, dairy, ice cream and sorbet, and baked goods. Some food that you’ll find at the market includes farm-fresh blueberries, chocolate milk, drinkable yogurt, baklava, Italian pasta, and seasonally inspired tacos.

When It’s Open:

(Dupont Circle) Jan. 6 through March 31: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April through December, Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

(Foggy Bottom) April 17 through Nov. 27: Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

(H Street NE) April 20 through Dec. 21: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(Penn Quarter) March 21 through Dec. 19: Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

(Union Market) July 21 through Oct. 27: Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(By the White House) May 2 through Oct. 31: Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 2,358 likes on Facebook; 983 followers on Twitter; 3.5-star rating on Yelp; 2012 Mayor’s Sustainability Award; Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors Ann Yonkers and Bernie Prince given The Washingtonian’s "Green Giant" award

Click here for more information about the market.

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#23: Flint Farmers' Market (Flint, Mich.)

Whether it’s produce, dairy, meat, or bread that you’re looking for, you’ll find it at the Flint Farmers’ Market, along with a wine shop, an art gallery, a café, and unique arts and crafts to purchase. If you have questions about how to prepare any food or dish, you can visit the market’s two chefs on any Saturday to "Ask the Chefs."

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Street Credibility: 2,981 likes on Facebook; 368 followers on Twitter; 5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#22: Kalamazoo Farmers' Market (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

At the Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, there are seasonal fruits and vegetables like melons, pumpkins, tomatoes, and lima beans, ready-made foods like tamales, gourmet jerky, and Italian sausage, and some craftwork like hand-spun wool and crystal jewelry.

When It’s Open:

April through October: Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 7,530 likes on Facebook; 4-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#21: Fresh52 (Las Vegas)

At the Fresh52 Farmers' & Artisan Market, there are cherries, berries, apricots, sweet and savory hummus, Hawaiian shaved ice, macaroons and caramels, silver exotic stone jewelry, restored upcycled hardback books made into purses, and much more. And on certain days, the market features live entertainment including a violinist and a cellist, chef demonstrations, and crafting activities for kids.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 2,587 likes on Facebook; 1,009 followers on Twitter; 4-star rating on Yelp; voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest

Click here for more information about the market.

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#20: Santa Fe Farmers' Market (Santa Fe, N.M.)

As it sells delicious goat’s milk, honey, bread, and fruits, some think of the Santa Fe Farmers Market as the "perfect gathering of goodness." And there’s more goodness to be had in artisanal goods like garlic-infused olive oil, chile and cheese croissants, mushroom-topped flatbread pizza, and chocolate chip cookies — all sold at the market.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Tuesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

July through September: Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Street Credibility: 3,546 likes on Facebook; 4.5-star rating on Yelp; named one of "America’s Best Farmers’ Markets" by Travel & Leisure magazine

Click here for more information about the market.

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#19: Vancouver Farmers' Market (Vancouver, Wash.)

It’s "sweeter than a cake made out of pie," one local says, and there’s plenty of cake and pie at the Vancouver Farmers' Market. It’s also where you’ll find locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, smoked meats, gluten-free waffle and brownie mixes, organic wine, and fish and chips, as well as one-of-a-kind handmade crafts like garden art, handmade pens, and superhero capes for kids.

When It’s Open:

March 16 through Oct. 27: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Street Credibility: 4,743 likes on Facebook; 553 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp; given 2009 Clark County Tourism Award for "Retail Excellence"

Click here for more information about the market.

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#18: Market Square Farmers' Market (Knoxville, Tenn.)

In the heart of downtown Knoxville, the Market Square Farmers’ Market offers all of your standard farmers’ market herbs, plants, produce, dairy, and meats. But look out for the more unusual finds like mushroom logs and mushroom-growing kits, Tennessee Moonshine Cookies, rabbit and lamb meats, handmade socks, and jewelry made from dried flowers. In addition to the regular season, vendors return in December to sell their special holiday items.

When It’s Open:

May 1 through Nov. 23: Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Street Credibility:

5,554 likes on Facebook; 2,977 followers on Twitter; 5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#17: SFC Farmers' Market (Austin, Texas)

With four different locations, the SFC Farmers’ Market has everything from seasonal produce and dairy products to green juice and cold kombucha drinks on tap and in bottles. Whichever market location you go to, the variety is wide and the people are friendly.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 7,451 likes on Facebook; 823 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp

Click here for more information about the market.

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#16: Charleston Farmers' Market (Charleston, S.C.)

In historic downtown Charleston’s Marion Square, the Charleston Farmers' Market thrives with food, art, and entertainment. There are fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs, as well as artisan foods like flavored pecans and prepared foods including authentic French crepes and shrimp and grits. Some handmade crafts available are handmade lotions, glass art, and artisan-drawn self-portraits and caricatures.

When It’s Open:

April 13 through Dec. 21: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 2,970 likes on Facebook; 575 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp; given "Three Sisters Award" from the Charleston Save the City Committee in 2005; ranked as one of "America’s Best Farmers’ Markets" by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2008; named "Best Outdoor Event" in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012
Click here for more information about the market.

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#15: Farmers' Market of the Ozarks (Springfield, Mo.)

For wine and spirit tastings, grilled peaches and vanilla bean gelato, balloon art, cooking demonstrations, and live music, come to the Farmers' Market of the Ozarks. To help the community understand how their food gets from farm to table, the market hosts a "Farm to Table" event during which locals can tour three farms and enjoy a four-course meal prepared with farm-grown ingredients.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Tuesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 12,712 likes on Facebook; 5-star rating on Yelp

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#14: Fayetteville Farmers' Market (Fayetteville, Ark.)

Often called the "Crown Jewel of Fayetteville," the Fayetteville Farmers' Market has been providing fresh and local products to the community for more than 40 years. From the early morning, the market is busy with shoppers, farmers, crafters, musicians, and even a juggler.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 10,123 likes on Facebook; 610 followers on Twitter; 4-star rating on Yelp; voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2012 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest

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#13: Lancaster Central Market (Lancaster, Pa.)

Not only is the Lancaster Central Market one of the country’s best farmers’ markets, it also claims to be the country’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market, for more than 275 years. In the heart of Amish country and occupying a 120-year-old brick building, the market oozes history and character, as well as a taste of the local life with regional foods including Pennsylvania Dutch sausage, scrapple, and headcheese.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Tuesday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 18,422 likes on Facebook; 281 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp; voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest

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#12: Hope Farmers' Market (Austin, Texas)

Described by some as "dripping with Austin attitude," the Hope Farmers' Market is a gathering place for everyone from hipsters to free spirits. Visitors come to shop for fresh food and one-of-a-kind crafts, and to listen and dance to music performed by local musicians. With market food like wheatgrass, lavender, and mix-and-match ice cream cookie sandwiches, as well as handmade crafts like wooden rocking chairs and beaded jewelry, there’s something here for everyone.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Street Credibility: 6,710 likes on Facebook; 4,360 followers on Twitter; 4-star rating on Yelp, voted "Best Farmers Market" by The Austin Chronicle in 2012

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#11: Hilo Farmers' Market (Hilo, Hawaii)

Noted for its fresh fruit and diverse plant selection, the Hilo Farmers’ Market offers exotic native fruits for every season, including loquats in the spring, jackfruit in the summer, ohelo berries in the fall, and durian in the winter. Its plant collection consists of fely orchids, anthuriums, protea, and bonsai plants.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Wednesday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Street Credibility: 2,251 likes on Facebook; 4.5-star rating on Yelp; ranked number one in The Huffington Post’s "Top U.S. Farmers' Markets Every Food Lover Should Visit;" named "Best Open Market on the Big Island" in 1999 and 2000 by the Hawaii Tribune Herald’s "Reader’s Choice Awards;" named "One of the Best Farmers’ Markets in the West" in 2000 by Sunset Magazine; named "Best Farmers Market" by Hawaii Magazine in 2000; named "Best Place to Buy Fresh Fruits and Vegetables" and "Best Place to Buy Flowers on the Big Island" in 2001 by the Hawaii Island Journal

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#10: Tacoma Farmers' Market (Tacoma, Wash.)

"Creating healthy communities" since 1990, the Tacoma Farmers' Market’s founding intent was to create a "walkable" downtown through the sharing of locally-grown foods and arts. The market not only has fresh food and handmade craftwork, but it also offers free community events on-site, like chalk art demonstrations by a local chalk artist and jewelry classes by local designers.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Street Credibility: 4,513 likes on Facebook; 2,635 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp; given "City Club Award" in 2009 for being one of the "Best 25 Businesses in 25 Years," named several times "Best Farmers Market" by Weekly Volcano’s "Readers Choice Award," given "Union Station" award by Tacoma’s Chamber of Commerce in 2010

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#9: Ithaca Farmers' Market (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Located next to the waterfront at the historical Steamboat Landing, the Ithaca Farmers' Market now serves as a place for visitors and locals alike to shop for fresh, local food and special gifts. Blueberries and blueberry wine, milk cheeses, paintings of traditional Chinese designs, and hand-blown glass can all be found at the market.

When It’s Open:

January through March: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May through October: Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June through October: Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

November through December: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 6,620 likes on Facebook; 3,464 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp

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#8: Downtown Farmers' Market (Salt Lake City)

Some think of Salt Lake City’s Downtown Farmers' Market as a "mini Arts Festival with produce." It carries fruits and vegetables, an expansive collection of freshly caught seafood, fruit pies, and some unique finds like Brazilian-style, gluten-free cheese bread, boiled peanuts, biscuits and gravy, as well as arts and crafts including handmade leather bags and decorated sunglasses.

When It’s Open:

April through October: Tuesday from 4 p.m. to dusk

June  through October: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Street Credibility: 13,781 likes on Facebook, 4.5-star rating on Yelp

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#7: Memphis Farmers' Market (Memphis, Tenn.)

With more than 50 varieties of produce, the collection of fruits and vegetables available at the Memphis Farmers' Market "puts Whole Foods’ selection to shame," one shopper says. This market also shines in its assortment of herbs, plants, and fresh-cut flowers, as well as its meats, dairy, and artisan-made items.

When It’s Open:

April through October: Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 12,800 likes on Facebook; 5,040 followers on Twitter; 4-star rating on Yelp

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#6: Omaha Farmers' Market (Omaha, Neb.)

Locals say the Omaha Farmers' Market is one of the best parts of summer in Omaha. They love it because while produce changes with the seasons, the vendors, atmosphere, and people stay the same. At the market, you’ll find fresh-picked celery, German sausage, and ready-made habanero lime pasta.

When It’s Open:

May 4 through Oct. 20: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

July 10 through Oct. 2: Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 13,354 likes on Facebook, 1,250 followers on Twitter, 4-star rating on Yelp, voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2012 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest

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#5: Saint Paul Farmers' Market (Saint Paul, Minn.)

With more than 300 vendors, the Saint Paul Farmers’ Market is not only the largest market in Minnesota, but may be one of the largest around the nation. Operating near a spot that housed one of the very first farmers’ markets in the area in 1853, it has everything from fruits and vegetables to flowers, herbs, and plants to artisan-made foods and even seasonal items like Christmas trees, wreaths, and pumpkins.

When It’s Open:

May through October: Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.

May through November: Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June through September: Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June through October: Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

July through September: Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

December through April: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 11,755 likes on Facebook; 1,984 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp; voted one of America’s favorite farmers’ markets in the American Farmland Trust’s 2012 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest, named one of "America’s Best Farmers' Markets" by Travel & Leisure Magazine

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#4: Phoenix Public Market (Phoenix)

For many, the Phoenix Public Market is a Saturday-morning tradition. With freshly made food like Indian tacos, fried fish, and pulled pork sandwiches (said to be the best in town), you might even stay for lunch. Handmade copper, brass, and silver jewelry, hand-knit accessories, and sun-catchers are a few of the crafts sold at the market.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

May through September: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

October through April: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Street Credibility: 14,366 likes on Facebook; 9,757 followers on Twitter; 4-star rating on Yelp

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#3: Green City Market (Chicago)

Farmers, food, and friendliness — you can find it all at the Green City Market, where there’s a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy, flowers and plants, baked goods, and prepared foods. In an initiative to promote sustainability, the market offers a compost and recycling program, farmer scholarships, educational activities, and more.

When It’s Open:

May 4 through Oct. 27: Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 through Dec. 22, with the exception of Dec. 15: Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

January through April: Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Street Credibility: 11,431 likes on Facebook; 19,134 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp, named one of "America’s Best Farmers' Markets" by Travel & Leisure Magazine

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#2: Downtown Farmers' Market (Des Moines, Iowa)

Des Moines’ Downtown Farmers’ Market began in 1975 with 15 vendors, likely only selling fruits and vegetables. Since then it’s grown to nearly 300 vendors selling everything from fruits and vegetables to meat, dairy, bread, sweets, and even artisanal food and craftwork. The market also helps out the community by allowing vendors, if they choose to, to donate some of their fresh food to local homeless shelters in the area.

When It’s Open:

May through September: Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

October: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street Credibility: 26,492 likes on Facebook, 1,620 followers on Twitter, 4.5-star rating on Yelp, named "One of America’s Best Farmers’ Markets" by Midwest Living Magazine, named "Best in the Midwest" in Country Living Magazine

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#1: Pike Place Farmers' Market (Seattle)

Sitting on the Puget Sound waterfront, the Pike Place Farmers' Market has been around since 1907, when its first opening was considered "one of the greatest days in the history of Seattle" and was intended to connect locals with the farmers who were growing and producing their food.

Filled with the smell of fresh seafood, the market offers a diverse array of locally caught fish including salmon, Alaskan halibut, swordfish, tuna, crab, shrimp, lobster, and shellfish — all sold by producers who have been at the market for decades. While there’s plenty of fish, there’s plenty of everything else, as well. Here you’ll find rows of fruits and vegetables, as well as locally made and imported specialty food items for any dish you’re looking to make. And for those searching for unique, handmade gifts, there are clothes and accessories, bath and beauty products, toys, musical instruments, kitchenware, longboards crafted from sustainable hardwoods, and so much more to discover at the market.

When It’s Open:

Year-round: Every day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Street Credibility: 198,520 likes on Facebook; 20,503 followers on Twitter; 4.5-star rating on Yelp

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