It’s that time of the year, as more and more Farmer’ Markets are opening for the season. Buying local food makes sense for a number of reasons: it helps local farmers thrive and, given that the average estimate of how far food travels before it arrives on your plate ranges from 1,200 to 2,500 miles, it greatly reduces energy consumption. Purchasing locally grown food also allows you to enjoy food at the peak of freshness. Thanks to the proliferation of local Farmers’ Markets across the country, it’s relatively easy to shop for local food. Here’s a list of some of the best Farmers’ Markets in the US:

Dane County Farmers’ Market
Capital Square
Madison, WI
866.424.6714
Saturdays, 6:00am – 2:00pm
April 27 – November 2
Wednesdays, 8:00am – 2:00pm
April 27 – November 2
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison
www.madfarmmkt.org

Mill City Farmers Market
Second Street South/Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
Saturdays 8am – 1pm
June 10 – October 21
www.millcityfarmersmarket.org

Boulder County Farmers’ Market
13 Street between Canyon Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave
Boulder , CO
303.910.2236
Saturdays 8am – 2pm
April 7 – Nov 3
Wednesdays 4pm – 8pm
May 2 – Oct 3
www.boulderfarmers.org

Campbell’s Farmers’ Market
Campbell Ave. Between Central & Second
Campbell, CA
Sundays, 9am – 1pm

Carrboro Farmers’ Market
301 W. Main St.
Carrboro, NC
Saturdays 7am – 12pm
March 24 – December 22
Wednesdays 3:30pm – 6:30pm
April 11 – October 17
www.carrborofarmersmarket.com

City Farmers’ Market Wooster Square
Russo Park at Chapel Street and DePalma Court
New Haven, CT
May through December
Saturdays 9am-1pm
www.cityseed.org

Coconut Grove Organic Farmers Market
3300 Grand Ave
Coconut Grove, FL
305.238.7747
www.glaserorganicfarms.com

Crescent City Farmers Market
700 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA
Year-round
Saturdays 8am-12pm
www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org

Dearborn & Division Farmer’s Market
2626 W. Division
Chicago, IL
Saturdays, 7am – 2pm
June 19 – October 23

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Embarcadero at Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Year-round
Saturdays 8am-2pm
www.cuesa.org/markets

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH
513.665.4839
Wednesdays – Fridays 8am – 6pm
Saturdays 6am – 6pm
Sundays 11am – 4pm
www.findlaymarket.org

Green City Market
Lincoln Park between 1750 N. Clark and Stockton Drive
Chicago, IL
May through October
Wednesdays and Saturdays 7am-1:30pm
www.chicagogreencitymarket.org

Green Market at Piedmont Park Conservancy
1071 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA
May through October
Saturdays 9am-1pm
www.piedmontpark.org/programs/green_market.html

Lakeside Farmers’ Market
6110 Lakeside Ave.
Richmond, VA
October-May
Wednesday 8am–12pm, 3pm– 7pm; Saturday 8am–12pm (May through Nov.)
www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net

Main Avenue Fish Market
1100 Maine Avenue SW
Washington, DC

Pompano Beach Saturday Green Market
100 NE 1st Street & Flager Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL
October-May
Saturdays 8am-1pm

Portland Farmers Market
Portland State University
SW Park Avenue & SW Montgomery Street
Portland, OR
April through December
Saturdays 8:30am-2pm
www.portlandfarmersmarket.org

Santa Fe Farmers Market
153 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM
Tuesdays and Saturdays 7am-12pm
www.santafefarmersmarket.com

Santa Monica Farmers’ Market
Arizona Avenue & 3rd Street
Santa Monica, CA
Year-round
Saturdays 8:30am-1pm
www.smgov.net/farmers_market

South End Farmers Market
Boston Center for the Arts Plaza
540 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA
Sundays, 10am – 4pm
May 1 – October 29

The Austin Farmers’ Market
4th & Guadalupe
Austin, TX
Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm
Wednesdays, 8:30am – 1 pm
6th and Lamar
Austin, TX 78703
www.austinfarmersmarket.org

The Eastern Market
2941 Russell Street
Detroit, MI
Saturdays, 7am – 5pm

The Oak Park Farmers’ Market
460 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL
Saturdays 7am – 1pm
June – October
www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket/index.html

Union Square Green Market
Broadway at 17th Street
New York, NY
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
8am – 6pm

University District Farmers Market
50th Street & University Way, NE
Seattle, WA
Year-round
Saturdays 9am-2pm, (January-March 10am-2pm)
www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org/markets/u_district

West Seattle Farmers Market
California Avenue SW & SW Alaska Avenue
Seattle, WA
May through December
Sundays 10am-2pm
www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org/markets/west_seattle