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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Jan 22, 2013 5:30PM
Ooops. I meant the Fairfax District Farmer's Market in LA.
Jan 22, 2013 5:29PM
I found them (Euro-Ukraine folk I guess) amazingly racist. And i haven't been back after about 2 or 3 tries and that was years ago.
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