America's best farmers markets

In recent years, we’ve seen increasing amounts of farm-fresh bushels in supermarkets. But the movement to shop local food producers first sprouted at neighborhood farmers markets, where American urbanites tried out continental consumerism and met the makers behind their meals.

Many of these markets still feature obscure groceries and abundant opportunities to mingle with artisans. Here are some of the nation's best places to stock your fridge. Come with cuisine questions and extra shopping bags.

Text by Postbox | Photo editing by Connie Ricca & Mike Hipple

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Aug 16, 2012 11:32PM
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Aug 8, 2012 2:44PM
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me being a gentelman farmer we raise beef hogs  and a raft of produce  on the family farms.a lot of it ends at the farmers market at rogers market in rogers ohio.,this is a year round market about 50 acres of markets .the moto around here is if you cant get it at rogers it just dont exist.
Aug 8, 2012 2:13PM
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The Los Angeles Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax is the best! I fully suggest it as a must-see Southern California stop when anyone asks what they should do on vacation when they visit. CBS Studios is across the street where "The Price Is Right," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Real Time With Bill Maher" are all filmed. It's also one of the few places left that has a true sense of history - the old is constantly torn down to make room for the new. Enjoy if you get a chance to visit this wonderful place!
Aug 8, 2012 1:49PM
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I live in Chesapeake Va. we have no local farmers mkt. near us.
Aug 8, 2012 1:39PM
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Green Bay, WI on Wednesday nights has an amazing Farmers Market! Check it out!
Grandma Dave

Aug 8, 2012 1:31PM
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Central Market, Lancaster PA...many Amish stands.
Aug 8, 2012 12:49PM
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Either the Minneapolis Farms Market or the St Paul Farmer's Market.  Wonderful spots all year round
Aug 8, 2012 12:46PM
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Portland Oregon has quite a number of farmer's markets around town and they are all great!
Aug 8, 2012 12:33PM
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These were the Farmers Markets that had the best PR apparatus in place, not necessarily the best markets.
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