Best of the River is focused on the best attractions, accommodations,  food & drink, and trails & tours along the Great River Road from northern Minnesota down to the Gulf of Mexico.

Best Farmers Market 

1.Freight House Farmers Market (Davenport, IA)

The Davenport Freight House Farmers Market is located along the scenic Mississippi Riverfront, anchored by the historic Freight House Building in downtown Davenport, Iowa.

2.Alton Farmers Market (Alton, IL)

You will find an abundance of delicious fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, plants & flowers, handmade soaps, jewelry, artwork, pottery, art demonstrations, & more.

3.Soulard Farmers Market (St. Louis, MO)

Open Wed. thru Sat., year round. Features locally grown and shipped in goods, including: produce, meats, cheeses, spices, flowers, baked goods, and general merchandise.

4.Cameron Park Farmers Market (La Crosse, WI)

Providing a marketplace for consumers to connect directly to local producers. Get to know the hard-working and talented farmers and artisans in the La Crosse area.

5.Winona Farmers Market (Winona, MN)

Provides locally grown fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, eggs, honey, dairy products, syrups, mushrooms, baked goods, canned goods, meats, flowers, cut flowers, and more!

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In 2019, thousands submitted their Best of The River choices in categories ranging from best cultural trail, best monument, best public art, best river boat tour, best brewery and more.