If you are looking for healthy, fresh food, grown locally there are more options than ever before.  This website helps you to find the type of farm market you're seeking, in your own local area; whether it is a farm stand, a farm's market, sold from the farm house or just a roadside stand; as long as it is fresh and locally produced. You can find farm markets that grow local, grow organically, offer a sustainable agriculture or the type of fruit, vegetables and other produce you want.

Our listings come from a variety of sources: state agriculture departments, consumers writing in to recommend a market or farm stand, and the farmer's themselves. We update and add listings every day. Since this website just went live in March 2009, we're adding listings at a ferocious pace!  It should take a few months to get up to a fairly complete set of listings.  Of course, we're looking for more farm markets to add, so we welcome your recommendations! ! Customers can recommend a farm here and farmers can add (or update/correct) their own farm's listing by clicking here!

Our sister website, PickYourOwn.org has crop calendars for each local area to tell you what is available to pick throughout the year and really easy illustrated directions to show you how to make jam, jelly, salsa, pickles, spaghetti sauce, applesauce,  apple butter and 150 other recipes with step by step step directions to can, freeze, dry or preserve the harvest.  

How to find a good, real local farmer's market

It's quite simple!  Start by clicking the "Start here" button (at the top of every page or on the left menu). You then select your local area (country, state/province) and then region/county or local metropolitan area.  Just scroll down the page that appears, to see farm markets listed by county.

Items of special interest, such as organic foods, foods grown locally, special events are highlighted in colors to make them stand out.

The search engine (see the button at the top of each page) can be helpful, too. 

Note: we don't consider large commercial "big box" food store chains like Whole Foods to be real farmer's markets, even if they include that in their name.

Want to recommend a farm market to add?

We're always looking for more farmer's markets, farm stands and farm markets to add.  As long as they offer fresh produce (fruit vegetables, meats, homemade items) we welcome them.  Listings are free!

Which form to use?

What are the advantages of shopping at a local farmer's market?

Three words sum up the advantages: "local" and "farm market".

Shopping locally means you'll

  • save gas, which means saving money, and create less less pollution in your drive,
  • pollute less, as the food does not need to be transported from a distance,
  • eat fresher food, with higher vitamin levels,  as less time passes from harvesting to purchasing,
  • eat tastier food; again, as less time passes from harvesting to purchasing,
  • eat healthier food: since it does not need to be shipped, and it will be purchased sooner, less (or none) fungicides are needed.

Shopping at a genuine farmer's market means you'll be closer to the source of your food, get to know the farms, the farmers, the people who produce the food that you eat, and put into your family's bodies.  They are more likely to listen to your needs and be socially responsible, than a giant ag farm in a foreign country.

Click on your state or country below to find farmers markets in your area!

(Other countries are further down this page)
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Farm Markets Outside the U.S.

Australia ] [ Canada ] [Italy] [Japan] [ South Africa ] [ New Zealand ] [ United Kingdom ] [ Adding a Farm outside of North America ] Looking for pick your own farms in other countries? Living in another country, such as France, Italy (Italia), Germany (Deutschland), Nederlands, or Sweden?  Help me compile a list for your country -  just write me!


Picking Tips

[General picking tips and a guide to each fruit and vegetable] [How much do I need to pick? (Yields - how much raw makes how much cooked or frozen)] [Selecting the right varieties to pick] [All about apple varieties - which to pick and why!]  [Picking tips for Vegetables] [ Strawberry picking tips] [ Blueberries picking tips]

 

Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes

All About Home Canning, Freezing and Making Jams, Pickles, Sauces, etc. ] [FAQs - Answers to common questions and problems] [Recommended books about home canning, jam making, drying and preserving!] [Free canning publications to download and print]

Easy Preserving Directions - How to...