I bike from my house for sweet golden carrots, gigantic cabbage, zucchini, and everything else, from wild blueberry jam to reindeer hot dogs.
And I love the array of potatoes with their funky names, including Magic Molly and Denali.” —Kim Sunée, author of Squash blossoms can only be found between late spring and early fall, making them a necessary item to grab at the South Anchorage Farmers' Market.
Here are our picks for the top markets in America, as named by renowned chefs, cookbook authors, and food notables from every state.
PEPPER PLACE FARMERS MARKET, BIRMINGHAM “[The Pepper Place Farmers Market] is one of the best assets in the city of Birmingham.
Produced and compiled by Grace Elkus and Tim Cebula.
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.
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.
SOUTH ANCHORAGE FARMERS' MARKET, ANCHORAGE “Produce [at the South Anchorage Farmers’ Market] is Wonderlandesque thanks to cool nights and sunny days.One account from Rava Ruska was of a Nazi officer who spotted a young Jewish woman running out of the ghetto to buy butter at the market.He ordered her to be stripped naked, and demanded the trader smear her with the butter after which he decreed her beaten to death with sticks.He gave a sermon, to all those who were already there.And the cars kept coming, there were more and more people and they went into the pit in rows.