One of my favorite things to do when I travel (and while I’m home) is visit a local farmers market. At a farmers market, I not only get fresh, organic food but also get a sense of place. Well, inside the U.S., I now will no longer have to rely on just stumbling upon a farmers market thanks to the National Farmers Market Directory, a United States Department of Agriculture project. You just insert the U.S. zip code of your location or where you’re headed and choose a radius (in miles) to bring up the nearest farmers market and a list of other options.
From the page: “The Farmers Market Directory lists markets that feature two or more farm vendors selling agricultural products directly to customers at a common, recurrent physical location. Maintained by the Agricultural Marketing Service, the Directory is designed to provide customers with convenient access to information about farmers market listings to include: market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, accepted forms of payment, and more.”