With more than 8,000 farmers’ markets nationwide and counting, it’s clear we love them, and everyone is raving about them. Here’s what top foodies around the country are saying about their favorites. Produced and compiled by Grace Elkus and Tim Cebula.
Markets Across America
Right now is the best time to visit farmers’ markets: They are alive with their biggest bounty of fresh produce—gloriously juicy, crisp, and fragrant. These green markets do more than supply us with colorful fruits and vegetables; they reflect and shape our culture, reinforcing our community spirit and connecting us on a grassroots level to the people who grow the food we feed our families. And that, by extension, inspires us to be better cooks. Here are our picks for the top markets in America, as named by renowned chefs, cookbook authors, and food notables from every state.