From engaging with local vendors to navigating off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods, visiting farmers’ markets while traveling is a great way to explore a new city. Not only can you sample the area’s seasonal offerings, but you can also take them back to your vacation home to whip up a fresh meal for the group in your private kitchen. Amenities like fully equipped kitchens help travelers cut the costs of eating out and allow them to spend quality time together cooking meals.
Whatever the destination, you can make the farmers’ market your first stop to stock your vacation rental’s kitchen with local produce at these top markets.
Portland Farmers’ Market - Oregon
The Portland Farmers’ Market is open year-round, rain or shine, every Saturday on the Portland State University campus. The market features more than 100 vendors selling everything from fresh vegetables to baked goods.
Stay just two miles from downtown Portland in this historical turret house. Reviewers boast the walkability of the home to local bakeries, coffee shops, and restaurants.
Boulder Farmers’ Market - Colorado
Since 1987, the Boulder Farmers Market has provided its customers with fresh Colorado-grown produce. Visitors can still find top-quality produce today as well as live music and artisan shows.
Enjoy a feeling of serenity in this architectural masterpiece tucked away in the outskirts of Boulder.
Historic Soulard Farmers Market - Missouri
St. Louis has many great farmers’ markets to choose from, and one of the longest serving farmers’ markets in town is the Historic Soulard Farmers Market. Open five days a week, the large indoor market serves up seasonal fruits and vegetables year-round, as well as prepared foods, home decor, spices, and more!
When you’re not eating at home, explore the local food scene in the South Grand Restaurant District surrounding this beautiful craftsman house. The home is perfect for large groups with enough space to sleep 10 guests.
Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market - Michigan
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is open year-round on Saturdays with more than 100 vendors selling everything from local plants to slow-roasted coffee beans. From May to October, the market hosts monthly Food Truck Rallies with live music, activities for kids, and lots of food trucks.
Relax after a long day exploring Ann Arbor in this Tudor-style home. Located in Lower Burns Park, the house is a short drive away from the University of Michigan and downtown Ann Arbor.
Saint Paul Farmers’ Market - Minnesota
The Saint Paul Farmers Market has been in business for more than 165 years. Now operated by the St. Paul Growers Association, the market allows only fresh, locally grown produce to be sold from grower to consumer.
Whether you’re traveling with kids or a group of friends, this cottage has it all for a getaway to St. Paul.
Pike Place Farmers’ Market - Seattle
Founded in 1907 to provide Seattle residents direct access to local producers, Pike Place Market is now one of the most renowned farmers’ markets in the nation. The Pike Place Farmers Market is open seven days a week, but the best selections are available on Saturdays!
Want a room with a view? Look no further than this waterfront condo located at the base of the Pike Place Market. Sip coffee on the terrace while watching Seattle come alive, with fresh pastries from the market just steps away!