Easy Sustainability Answers

Which states have the most farmers markets? Where’s my nearest market?

Adriene Hill Aug 4, 2010

Easy Answer: California is #1, with 580 farmers markets. To find a market near you, check out the USDA’s farmers market database here.

According to the USDA, the number of farmers markets in the US is now over 6000–a 16% increase from last year. Curious about why? Check out the story I did for Marketplace this afternoon.

The top 10 states with the most farmers markets are:

1) California (580)

2) New York (461)

3) Illinois (286)

4) Michigan (271)

5) Iowa (229)

6) Massachusetts (227)

7) Ohio (213)

8) Wisconsin (204)

9) Pennsylvania (203)

10) North Carolina (182)

Check out our slideshow (and send us your pics) here.

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