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Farmers Markets on the Great River Road

Nothing says summer like a riverside Farmers Market! The colors, the smells, the tasty goodness! While you’re planning your getaway, for when the open road calls again, plan to add one of these food stops along the way.

  ~Minnesota~

Sprout Growers and Makers Market (Little Falls, MN)

The Growers & Makers Marketplace is a monthly indoor event that brings together growers, makers, and artists to sell their handmade, homegrown food and artworks.

Mill City Farmers Market (Minneapolis, MN)

In addition to local food and groceries, Mill City Farmers Market offers cooking demonstrations with chefs, engaging children’s activities, adult education on seasonal produce, live music, and more.

 ~Wisconsin~

Viroqua Farmers Market (Viroqua, WI)

The Farmers Market hosts 50+ vendors each week, all based within a 100 mile radius of Viroqua. Vendors include farmers, growers, bakers, crafters and artists from the area and surrounding communities.

Ferryville Market (Ferryville, WI)

Selling produce, baked goods, jams, craft items, wood crafts, and hand-made Amish baskets and quilts. You may also find tools, and fishing and hunting gear throughout the season.

~Iowa~

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.

Marquette Farmers Market

at the Wetlands Centre (Marquette, IA)

Hosting the Marquette Farmers Market, the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre is a nature center nestled among the bluffs, just up the road from the Mississippi River in Marquette, Iowa.

~Illinois~

Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market (Alton, IL)

Grab breakfast while perusing delicious fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, plants & flowers, handmade soaps, jewelry, artwork, pottery, art demonstrations, family art activities & more.

Murphysboro Farmer’s Market

(Murphysboro, IL) 

Hosting locally grown produce, crafts, food vendors, and musicians; Saturdays from Spring to Fall. Visitors may also golf, take in a festival, or sip wine from this top Illinois Wine region.

 ~Missouri~

Cape Farmers Market (Cape Girardeau, MO)

The produce explodes at this market including all the veggies you can think of and strawberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, goat-milk cheese, flowers, herbs, honey, salsa and baked goods.

Soulard Farmers Market (St. Louis, MO)

Open year round, grab a handheld bite from a local eatery while shopping locally grown goods, including produce, meats, cheeses, spices, gourmet kettle corn, flowers, and baked goods.

~Kentucky~

Paducah Homegrown Farmers Market (Paducah, KY)

Variety of local, homegrown products– including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, and dairy products, artisan and baked goods, and good eats from local food vendors. Music and take home crafts on Celebration Saturdays. 

Ballard County Farmers Market (La Center, KY)

Open four days a week, and it welcomes farmers, gardners and craftsmen to sell their wares.  They’ve been looking for ideas to shake things up a bit, so you might get to enjoy live music this year along with your produce shopping. 

~Tennessee~

Memphis Farmers Market (Memphis, TN) 

Weekly, non-profit outdoor market featuring local farmers and artisans. The market showcases locally sourced produce, food items, and locally produced kitchen and garden arts and crafts.

Obion County Farmers

& Artisans Market (Union City, TN)

Family friendly atmosphere where you can shop, purchase, and enjoy local food from Obion County. Fresh produce from tomatoes, squash, corn, cucumbers and much more!

~ARKANSAS~

Lehi Produce – The Peach Shed (Lehi, AR)

Not quite what you think of when looking for a farmers market.  But the fresh produce and fruit are beautifully presented in mouthwatering ways.  Plus you’ll find pickled and jarred and jammed offerings as well.

Blytheville Farmers Market (Blytheville, AR) 

Housed in a historic bus station, this market offers local produce, home goods, and local honey. You’ll find something different every week at this Farmers Market. 

~Mississippi~

Mississippi Farmers Market (Jackson, MS)

From persimmons to peaches, from bok choy to butter beans, this Farmers Market is the one place to go for the freshest fruits and vegetables that are grown in the rich soil across Mississippi.

Vicksburg Farmers Market (Vicksburg, MS)

The market offers vine-ripened tomatoes, melons of all kinds and every vegetable. Seasonally offering fresh picked berries and fresh herbs to season any of your favorite summer specialties.

~Louisiana~

Crescent City Farmers Market (New Orleans, LA)

These seven weekly markets began as a producer-only farmers market connecting customers directly with farmers, fishermen, ranchers, dairies, bakers and food makers from within 200 miles.

Red Stick Farmers Market (Baton Rouge, LA)

This open-air, locally grown market, hosts 50 member farmers with a variety of products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, artisan breads and specialty food items.