Where to find farmers' markets
Farmers' markets can pop up almost anywhere. For a complete list, check www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets. Here's a partial list of some of the notable ones:
Berkeley Farmers' Market. Saturday - Center Street and Martin Luther King Blvd. Tuesday - Derby Street and Martin Luther King. (510) 548-3333. More than half the vendors are registered organic.
Santa Monica. Wednesday - Second and Arizona. Saturday - Third and Arizona. There's a waiting list for farmers. No crafts allowed. (310) 458-8712.
American Farmland Trust Freshfarm Market. Sunday - Dupont Circle. 800-886-5170 ext. 3051. You can choose from 20 to 30 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.
Farmers' Market in Hilo. Corner of Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue. Wednesday and Saturday. Everyone comes for the white sugar loaf pineapple, which locals say is "10 times sweeter" than the regular yellow pineapple. (808) 933-1000.
Chicago's Green City Market. Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - South Lincoln Park at the intersection of Clark, LaSalle, and Cannon. Supports sustainable agriculture using very strict criteria developed by a committee of chefs. (847) 835-2240.
Camden Farmers' Market. Saturday morning and Wednesday evening. Colcord Street, Camden. They sell 300 chicken pot pies a week. (207) 273-2809.
Newton Farmers' Market. Tuesday, 1:30-6 p.m. Cold Spring Park at Beacon Street, Newton Highlands. Get there early for the fresh fish. (617) 552-7120.
Greenmarket. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at Union Square Park. Mega food fun. (212) 477-3220.
Austin's Historic Farmers' Market. 6701 Burnet Road, Austin. Daily. Get there early for the roasted chiles. (512) 454-1002.
Stowe Farmers' Market. Route 108 at Red Barn Shop. From Memorial Day to Columbus Day on Sundays. People dream about the Green Mountain Shepherds Sausages. (802) 253-8532.
Seattle, Pike Place Market. First Avenue and Pike Street. Daily. (206) 682-7453 ext. 233.
Milwaukee: Fondy Farmers' Market. 2200 West Fond du Lac Avenue. (414) 777-0483. On the right day, you can find pokeweed.