The Portland Farmers Market is actually seven different farmers markets spread throughout the city. Portland State University is open on Saturdays year-round; King is open on Sundays; Pioneer Courthouse Square on Mondays; Shemanski Park on Wednesdays; Buckman on Thursdays; Northwest on Thursdays; and Kenton Market on Fridays. Portland Farmers Market began in 1992 with 13 vendors, and today there are over 250 vendors at eight sites, with up to 33,000 weekly shoppers.
If you want to go to the biggest farmers market in Boston, head to the Copley Square Farmers Market. This market is open on Tuesdays and Fridays and has more than a dozen local farmers selling product and meat. In addition to fresh items, you can buy things such as fresh bread, pasta, hummus, and cheese as well as fresh caught fish.
This farmers market is run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), a non-profit. This top market has vendors selling fresh farm produce, prepared foods, and artisan products. Every week there are around 25,000 visitors to the market and it is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
The Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market was established in 1997 and it is open on Sundays year-round, with slightly shorter hours between January and March. This top farmers market is one of several run by FRESHFARM Markets within Washington, D.C. and the metropolitan area. The market runs a total of 11 markets, all of which only allow the producers themselves to be vendors. There are over 110 farmers from 5 states and between all of the markets, there are 360,000 annual shoppers.
The Morningside Farmers Market prides itself on selling fresh certified organic produce from local sellers. This is currently the only Atlanta farmers market that requires all vendors to sell certified organic produce and it was the first of its kind when it opened in 1995. There are fresh local fruits and vegetables as well as locally-produced meat which was raised on GMO-free organic feed. If you prefer to buy prepared items, you can find food or bread. There are also artisan crafts and seasonal flowers for sale.
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