One of my favorite things to do when I travel (and while I’m home) is visit a local farmers market. At a farmers market, I not only get fresh, organic food but also get a sense of place. Well, inside the U.S., I now will no longer have to rely on just stumbling upon a farmers market thanks to the National Farmers Market Directory, a United States Department of Agriculture project. You just insert the U.S. zip code of your location or where you’re headed and choose a radius (in miles) to bring up the nearest farmers market and a list of other options.

From the page: “The Farmers Market Directory lists markets that feature two or more farm vendors selling agricultural products directly to customers at a common, recurrent physical location. Maintained by the Agricultural Marketing Service, the Directory is designed to provide customers with convenient access to information about farmers market listings to include: market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, accepted forms of payment, and more.”

 

Johnny Jet
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2 Comments On "How to Find the Nearest Farmers Market"
  1. Lee|

    Hi, Johnny!
    Thank you for providing us with an easy way to locate Farmers Markets wherever we travel.
    Do you know of a site that will identify U-Pick Farms?While staying in Phoenix recently, we visited Sedona and wanted to pick oranges on our drive back to Phoenix. We had some difficulty but finally located a farm in Surprise, AZ. This is wonderful Activity for both kids and adults.

    1. Johnny Jet|

      Oooh! I don’t think so but if you find a site that does please let me know.

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