Attractions May 25, 2019
The 7 Best Summer Markets In Alaska For Farm Fresh Produce
Dying for some of the best produce that Alaska’s great farmers have to offer? Our state has some incredible vegetables, in thanks to our midnight sun and some talented and dedicated farmers. Enjoy one of the summer markets closest to you so that you can support Alaska Grown while decorating your dinner with some delicious fresh vegetables!
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1. Tanana Valley Farmer's Market, Fairbanks, Alaska
Head to this seasonal summer market in Fairbanks, open from May through September. Browse the many booths showcasing some of Fairbanks North Star Borough's most delicious fresh produce from their talented farmers. When you're finished, make sure to check out the arts and crafts booths, as well! They are located at Address: 2600 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3723.
2. Homer Farmers Market, Homer, Alaska
Head on down to this ocean town to experience some of the best fresh produce in the state. Homer has a wonderful climate that's just a little bit warmer than the rest of the state. They still enjoy the midnight sun, so that makes for some great vegetables! You can visit this market at their Address: Ocean Drive, Homer, Alaska.
3. Willow Farmers Market, Willow, Alaska
This cute little market in Willow showcases baked goods, gourmet foods, and fresh Alaskan produce! Willow is a small community that is working hard to reduce dependence on sourcing food from distant areas in the state. Help support these local farmers by making sure you swing by their Address: Mile 69 Parks Highway, Willow, Alaska.
4. Wasilla Farmers Market
Wasilla Farmers Market is open the first Wednesday of the month from June to mid-September. It's the perfect place to duck in for your vegetable needs! Meet the farmers firsthand and learn about how they grow their gorgeous produce. You can visit at their Address: Wonderland Park, Wasilla, Alaska.
5. Glennallen Wednesday Market, Glennallen, Alaska
Enjoy not just fresh produce from local Copper River Valley farmers, but live music and sometimes a petting zoo, too! Turn "heading to the market" into a fun filled day with the whole family, hanging out with the local agricultural community and your neighbors. You can swing by for some fun as well at their Address: 187 Glenn Highway, Glennallen, Alaska.
6. The Grazing Moose Summer Market and Artist Co-Op, Seward, Alaska
Enjoy fresh organic produce every Thursday at this awesome market in Seward! All summer long you can browse through the artist co-op, and enjoy flower, herb, and vegetable starts in June. Come browse this gorgeous little market at their Address: 312 5th Ave, Seward, Alaska.
7. Spenard Farmer's Market, Anchorage, Alaska
In Anchorage every Saturday during the summer you can find yourself at one of the parking lot with the windmill in the neighborhood of Spenard. Local farmers come and display their delicious produce, which you can stock up on while happily munching away at some of the best local eats. Make sure you take a look at the chicken coops for sale, in case you want to start your urban farm! You can visit them at their Address: 2555 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99503.
What’s one of your favorite summer markets to visit when you’re looking for the best fresh vegetables you can find? Did it make this list? Let us know in the comments below!
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