If you haven't noticed, farmers' markets aren’t just for chefs anymore. Yes, culinary artists have always perused local stands for the freshest ingredients, but the last few years have ushered in throngs of curious foodies following their taste buds to wild berries and fresh greens. And with an eclectic array of markets now featuring ripe fruits and veggies, it's hard not to indulge our inner foodies and race to the stalls, too.
Based on reputation, versatility, online user reviews, and overall atmosphere, U.S. News Travel rounded up America's 11 best farmers' markets.
"Sure, Seattle has plenty of farmers' markets that delight and dazzle. But Portland's sprawling Saturday market, laid out over the central grounds of Portland State University, is a gem. Maybe it's about being in a new city, and seeing things through the lens of a starry-eyed visitor. Maybe it's the Pinestate Biscuits that tip the scales. No matter. The sun shone bright through Portland's leafy trees. From blocks away as we approached, we passed happy customers with their bags laden with flats of berries and their arms wrapped around generous bunches of dahlias. But for all that tempted, nothing could compare with the fresh baby artichokes on sale for $5 a bag."
The Best Of Portland would like to give a big shout-out to FeastWorks Catering & Charcuterie...for their fantastic chicken liver pate'.