When you want to purchase the freshest produce possible, your local farmer’s market is the best place to visit. Most communities have one that meets once or twice per week during the harvest season.
If you’re lucky enough to be in one of these cities, you’ll find some fantastic items for sale.
Although the pandemic hit Pike Place Market hard, it’s still a great stop for fresh produce and meats. You’ll also find lots of crafts, buskers, and unique shops to enjoy. It’s open seven days per week.
2. New York City
You can venture to Union Square to enjoy some of the best harvests from local farms when visiting NYC. At the peak of the season, about 150 vendors sell everything from baked goods to freshly caught fish. About 60,000 shoppers come to browse on a typical day.
The Green City Market started over 20 years ago to feature sustainable farming. It began with only nine vendors, but it has quickly grown to become one of the country’s best stops. You can visit all year long, but it is only open two Saturdays per month in the winter.
4. Des Moines
This fantastic farmer’s market is held every Saturday from May to October. It’s in front of the city’s historic courthouse, covering nine blocks with vendors. You’ll find plenty of seasonal items to enjoy.
You’ll find seven distinct areas spread throughout the city when visiting Portland for locally grown goods. Some of them are open all year, and many of them are on different days so that you can always grab something. About 250 vendors currently participate.