Arkansas relies heavily on the marketing of agricultural products grown by our state’s farmers, sending everything from soybeans to cotton to rice (our top export) across the country and around the world. Up here in our little corner of the state, we were once known far and wide for our apples, and Tontitown still boasts a healthy number of active vineyards. But we have a special place in our heart for our Northwest Arkansas farmers markets.

Bentonville Farmers Market

Bentonville Farmers Market

April marks the beginning of the season for local farmers markets, so get your shopping bags ready, here are the details you need: 

Bentonville Farmers Market
Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
April 22 – October 28
Accepts SNAP, WIC & Senior Vouchers

This market has been around for 41 years but has exploded over the last decade as the town has grown. Get there early enough, and you might spot local chefs staking their claim on the fresh local produce, meats, cheeses and baked goods to take back to their kitchens and include on their menus that day. In addition to fresh produce, you’ll also find local meats, cheeses, flowers, eggs and ready-made foods.

http://www.downtownbentonville.org/farmersmarket

Fayetteville Farmers’ Market

Fayetteville Farmers Market

Fayetteville Farmers Market

Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
April 1 – November
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
April 1 – October

Accepts SNAP, WIC & Senior Vouchers

While the market operates year-round, it’s location around the historic Old Post Office building on the square welcomes crowds April – November. (In winter, it moves to an indoor location.) It’s the oldest market in the area, operating on the square since 1973, with a Saturday market that boasts huge crowds, and is as much a social outing as a chance to pick up your veggies, some local honey, and a fresh bouquet. Tuesday and Thursday are more low-key, with shoppers primarily focused on stocking the pantry. 

https://www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org/

Pea Ridge Farmers Market
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
May 7 – 

Although it’s only been around for a few years, the Pea Ridge farmers’ market offers a wide variety of goods. You’ll find all kinds of produce, as well as homemade soaps, canned goods, pasture-raised pork, and fresh-picked herbs.

https://www.facebook.com/Pea-Ridge-Farmers-Market-1398301657091986/

Downtown Rogers Farmers Market

Downtown Rogers Farmers Market

Downtown Rogers Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
May 6 – October 28

The Downtown Rogers Farmers’ Market opened on Cherry Street in 2016, providing an indoor-outdoor shopping experience. Grab a delicious homemade muffin for breakfast, then fill your tote bag with fresh produce, meats, honey, handmade goods, roasted nuts, salves, flowers, and cheese. Local musicians and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to contact the market manager to find out how to be a part of Saturday at the market.

http://www.mainstreetrogers.com/farmers-market/

Rogers Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open year-round

The original farmers market in Rogers, this market is perfect for anyone who is interested in doing their shopping under cover and out of the elements. They have a number of artisans in their membership, and you can also find baked goods and other specialty foods for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/rogersfarmermkt/

Siloam Springs Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
April 15 – October 7
Accepts SNAP, WIC & Senior Vouchers

Located on University Street, the market in Siloam Springs offers produce, handmade crafts, flowers, nuts, fresh eggs, and plenty of other goodies to get you out of bed on Saturday morning, and to load you up on your way home Tuesday afternoon. They have events on their calendar as well, so be sure to plan your visit accordingly.

https://www.facebook.com/SiloamSpringsFarmersMarket/

Downtown Springdale Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
April 29 – October 28
Accepts SNAP, WIC & Senior Vouchers

This market is focused on accepting vendors who make organic or natural growing practices their priority. In its second year of operation, the Downtown Springdale Farmers’ Market (formerly Mill Street Market) is still on Mill Street next to the Razorback Greenway. You can ride your bike, join a free yoga session at Shiloh Square (mats provided!), and do your shopping all in one spot. There are local musicians and coffee for sale, so have a seat and stay a while.

https://downtownspringdale.org/farmersmarket/

Springdale Farmers Market
Saturdays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
May 6 – October 28
Accepts SNAP, WIC & Senior Vouchers, and
Double Your Dollars (DYD) program

Located on the plaza on the east side of the Jones Center, this market offers plenty of convenient parking and is popular with folks in a hurry or who have trouble navigating curbs and sidewalks. You’ll find fresh produce, some canned goods, and a few lovely examples of Ozark handicrafts here, three days a week.

http://www.springdalefarmersmarket.org/

Obviously, we are living the good life in Northwest Arkansas! From the looks of things, if you aren’t eating fresh, homegrown produce every day and supporting our hard-working local farmers, you just aren’t trying hard enough. See you at the market!