These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Arkansas For 2018


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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Arkansas? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Arkansas farmers markets:

  1. Arkansas Local Food Network Online Farmers Market, Little Rock, AR
  2. Conway Farmers Market, Conway, AR
  3. Downtown Rogers Farmers Market, Rogers, AR
  4. Bernice Garden Farmers’ Market, Little Rock, AR
  5. Fort Smith Farmers Market, Fort Smith, AR
  6. Fayettevill, Arkansas Farmers’ Market, Fayetteville, AR
  7. Community Farmers Market, Hot Springs Village, AR
  8. Asu Regional Farmers Market, Jonesboro, AR
  9. Bentonville Farmers Market – Saturday, Bentonville, AR
  10. Russellville Community Market, Russellville, AR

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Arkansas or the cheapest place to live in Arkansas.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Arkansas?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Arkansas, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Natural State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Arkansas, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Arkansas Local Food Network Online Farmers Market

Arkansas Local Food Network Online Farmers Market -- Little Rock, AR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Little Rock, AR
Address: 509 Scott St., Little Rock, AR 72201
Times: Mon: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Sat: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Conway Farmers Market

Conway Farmers Market -- Conway, AR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Conway, AR
Address: 150 Amity Road, Conway, AR 72032
Times: Sat: 6:30 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: N
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Downtown Rogers Farmers Market

Downtown Rogers Farmers Market -- Rogers, AR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Rogers, AR
Address: 101 Cherry St., Rogers, AR 72756
Times: Thu: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Bernice Garden Farmers’ Market

Bernice Garden Farmers' Market -- Little Rock, AR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Little Rock, AR
Address: 1401 S Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72202
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Fort Smith Farmers Market

Fort Smith Farmers Market -- Fort Smith, AR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Fort Smith, AR
Address: 15 N 2nd St, Fort Smith, AR 72901, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Times: Tue: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Fayettevill, Arkansas Farmers’ Market

Fayettevill, Arkansas Farmers' Market -- Fayetteville, AR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Fayetteville, AR
Address: 101 W. Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Times: Tue: 7:00 AM-1:00 PM Thu: 7:00 AM-1:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Community Farmers Market

Community Farmers Market -- Hot Springs Village, AR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Hot Springs Village, AR
Address: None, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
Times: Fri: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: N
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Asu Regional Farmers Market

Asu Regional Farmers Market -- Jonesboro, AR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Jonesboro, AR
Address: 3300 Aggie Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Bentonville Farmers Market – Saturday

Bentonville Farmers Market - Saturday -- Bentonville, AR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Bentonville, AR
Address: 100 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Russellville Community Market

Russellville Community Market -- Russellville, AR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Russellville, AR
Address: 501 South Phoenix Ave, Russellville, AR 72801
Times: Mon: 12:00 AM-12:00 PM Tue: 12:00 AM-10:00 PM Thu: 2:00 PM-6:30 PM Sun: 12:00 PM-0:00 AM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Arkansas

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Natural State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more Arkansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Arkansas

Name City Rank Score
Arkansas Local Food Network Online Farmers Market Little Rock 1 71.4
Conway Farmers Market Conway 2 71.4
Downtown Rogers Farmers Market Rogers 3 68.6
Bernice Garden Farmers’ Market Little Rock 4 65.7
Fort Smith Farmers Market Fort Smith 5 65.7
Fayettevill, Arkansas Farmers’ Market Fayetteville 6 65.7
Community Farmers Market Hot Springs Village 7 65.7
Asu Regional Farmers Market Jonesboro 8 62.9
Bentonville Farmers Market – Saturday Bentonville 9 62.9
Russellville Community Market Russellville 10 62.9
Paragould Farmers’ Market Paragould 11 57.1
Hilllcrest Farmers Market Little Rock 12 54.3
Mill Street Market Springdale 13 54.3
Certified Arkansas Farmers Market Argenta North Little Rock 14 54.3
Dogtown Farmers Market North Little Rock 15 54.3
Westover Hills Farmers Market Little Rock 16 51.4
Rogers Farmers Market Rogers 17 51.4
Saracen Landing Farmers Market Pine Bluff 18 51.4
Historic Downtown Hot Springs Farmers Market Hot Springs 19 51.4
Conway Locally Grown Conway 20 48.6
Bentonville Farmers Market – Wednesday Bentonville 21 48.6
Siloam Springs Farmers Market Siloam Springs 22 48.6
Green Fork Farmers Market Fayetteville 23 42.9
Little Rock River Market Little Rock 24 40.0
Pope County Farmers’ Market Russellville 25 40.0
The Central Ozarks Farmers & Artisans Market Harrison 26 40.0
Hope Farmers Market Hope 27 37.1
Cross County Farmers Market Wynne 28 37.1
Searcy Certified Farmers Market Searcy 29 34.3
Van Buren Farmer’s Market Van Buren 30 34.3
Randolph County Farmers’ Market Pocahontas 31 31.4
Harrison Farmer’s Market Harrison 32 28.6
El Dorado Farmers Market El Dorado 33 25.7
Polk County Farmers’ Market Mena 34 25.7
Berryville Farmers’ Market Berryville 35 25.7
Downtown Newport Farmers Market Newport 36 14.3
Old Time Farmers Market Texarkana 37 2.9
Crossett Farmers’ Market Crossett 38 2.9
Arkansas Home Grown Market I Little Rock 39 0.0
Arkansas Home Grown Market Ii Little Rock 40 0.0
Arkansas Home Grown Market Iii Little Rock 41 0.0
Jonesboro Farmers Market Jonesboro 42 0.0
Faulkner County Farmers Market Conway 43 0.0
Benton Farmers Market Benton 44 0.0
Certified Arkansas Farmers Market Searcy Searcy 45 0.0
Forrest City Farmers Market Forrest City 46 0.0
Blytheville Farmers Market Blytheville 47 0.0
Boone County Farmers Market Harrison 48 0.0
Mountain Home Farmers Market Mountain Home 49 0.0
Columbia County Homegrown Market Association Magnolia 50 0.0
Camden Farmers Market Camden 51 0.0
Malvern Farmers Market Malvern 52 0.0
Clark County Farmers Market Arkadelphia 53 0.0
Clarksville Farmers Market Clarksville 54 0.0
Greenwood Farmers Market Greenwood 55 0.0
Arkansas County/north Farmers Market Stuttgart 56 0.0
Cleburne County Growers Market Heber Springs 57 0.0
Conway County Farmers Market Morrilton 58 0.0
Ashley County Farmers Market Crossett 59 0.0

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