These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In West Virginia For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of West Virginia offers.

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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 West Virginia? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best West Virginia farmers markets:

  1. Ittle Bitty Mercantile , Parkersburg, WV
  2. The Wild Ramp, Huntington, WV
  3. Barbour County Community Garden Market, Philippi, WV
  4. Morgantown Farmers’ Market, Morgantown, WV
  5. Ittle Mobile Market, Leon, WV
  6. Charles Town Farmers Market, Charles Town, WV
  7. Lewisburg Farmer’s Market, Lewisburg, WV
  8. Bridgeport Farmers Market, Bridgeport, WV
  9. Buckhannon – Upshur Farmer’s Market Association, Buckhannon, WV
  10. Monroe Farm Market, Union, WV

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 West Virginia or the cheapest place to live in West Virginia.

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

In order to rank the best farmers markets in West Virginia, 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 Mountain 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 West Virginia, 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. Ittle Bitty Mercantile

Ittle Bitty Mercantile  -- Parkersburg, WV

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Parkersburg, WV
Address: 113 Ann Stree, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Times: Tue: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Wed: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Thu: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Fri: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

2. The Wild Ramp

The Wild Ramp -- Huntington, WV

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Huntington, WV
Address: 555 14th Street West, Huntington, WV 25704
Times: Mon: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM Tue: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM Wed: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM Thu: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM Fri: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM

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

3. Barbour County Community Garden Market

Barbour County Community Garden Market -- Philippi, WV

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Philippi, WV
Address: 106 S. Main St, Philippi, WV 26416
Times: Tue: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM Wed: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM Thu: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM Fri: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

4. Morgantown Farmers’ Market

Morgantown Farmers' Market -- Morgantown, WV

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Morgantown, WV
Address: 400 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
Times: Sat: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

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

5. Ittle Mobile Market

Ittle Mobile Market -- Leon, WV

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Leon, WV
Address: 3321 Cabin Ridge Road, Leon, WV 25123
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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

6. Charles Town Farmers Market

Charles Town Farmers Market -- Charles Town, WV

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Charles Town, WV
Address: 100 block of South Samuel Street, Charles Town, WV 25414
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

7. Lewisburg Farmer’s Market

Lewisburg Farmer's Market -- Lewisburg, WV

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Lewisburg, WV
Address: 214 E. Washington St., Lewisburg, WV 24901
Times: Sat: 8:30 AM-1:00 PM

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

8. Bridgeport Farmers Market

Bridgeport Farmers Market -- Bridgeport, WV

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Bridgeport, WV
Address: 600 Market Place, Bridgeport, WV 26330
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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

9. Buckhannon – Upshur Farmer’s Market Association

Buckhannon - Upshur Farmer's Market Association -- Buckhannon, WV

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Buckhannon, WV
Address: Jaw Bone Park (South Florida Street), Buckhannon, WV 26201
Times: Mon: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Wed: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Fri: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

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

10. Monroe Farm Market

Monroe Farm Market -- Union, WV

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Union, WV
Address: Monroe Health Center Drive, Union, WV 24983
Times: Tue: -12:00 PM Sun: 5:00 PM-

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

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In West Virginia

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

For more West Virginia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In West Virginia

Name City Rank Score
Ittle Bitty Mercantile Parkersburg 1 85.7
The Wild Ramp Huntington 2 80.0
Barbour County Community Garden Market Philippi 3 80.0
Morgantown Farmers’ Market Morgantown 4 77.1
Ittle Mobile Market Leon 5 74.3
Charles Town Farmers Market Charles Town 6 68.6
Lewisburg Farmer’s Market Lewisburg 7 65.7
Bridgeport Farmers Market Bridgeport 8 62.9
Buckhannon – Upshur Farmer’s Market Association Buckhannon 9 62.9
Monroe Farm Market Union 10 62.9
Pocahontas County Farmers Market Green Bank 11 62.9
Fayette County Farmers Market Oak Hill 12 60.0
Fayette County Farmers Market Fayetteville 13 60.0
Pocahontas County Farmers Market Marlinton 14 60.0
Morgantown Farmers Market Morgantown 15 57.1
Taylor’s Farm Market Inwood 16 57.1
Elkins Farmers Market Elkins 17 51.4
Wetzel County Farmers Market New Martinsville 18 51.4
Grantsville Farmers Market Grantsville 19 51.4
Clarksburg Farmers Market Clarksburg 20 48.6
Tyler County Wv Farmers Market Middlebourne 21 48.6
Parkersburg Farmers Market Parkersburg 22 45.7
Farmer & Artisan Regional Market Davis 23 45.7
Farmers Market Beckley 24 42.9
Putnam Farmers Market Hurricane 25 42.9
Mineral County Farmers’ Market– Keyser Assembly Of God Keyser 26 42.9
Romney Farmers Market Romney 27 42.9
Spencer Farmers Market Spencer 28 42.9
Clarksburg Farmers Market – Winter Clarksburg 29 40.0
Kingwood Farmer’s Market Kingwood 30 40.0
Brooke County Farmers Market – Follansbee Follansbee 31 40.0
Gilmer County Farmers Market Glenville 32 40.0
Brooke County Farmers Market – Wellsburg Wellsburg 33 37.1
Pleasants Area Farmers Market St. Marys 34 37.1
Taste Of Tucker Farmers Market – Mill Race Park Parsons 35 37.1
Taste Of Tucker Farmers Market Thomas 36 37.1
Wheeling Farmers Market I Wheeling 37 34.3
Fairmont Farmers Market Downtown Location Fairmont 38 34.3
Fairmont Farmers Market I-79 Technology Park Location Fairmont 39 34.3
Jackson County Farmers Market Ripley 40 34.3
Salem Farmers Market Salem 41 34.3
Alderson Farmers Market Alderson 42 34.3
Bramwell Farmers’ Market Bramwell 43 34.3
Clay County Farmers Market Clay 44 31.4
Grafton Farmers Market Grafton 45 28.6
Weirton Events Center Weirton 46 25.7
Weirton Farmers Market Weirton 47 25.7
Mason County Farmers Market (Point Pleasant & Hartford/new Haven Markets) Point Pleasant 48 25.7
Marshallcountyfarmers’market Moundsville 49 22.9
Weston Tailgate Market Weston 50 22.9
Wayne County Farmers Market Association Wayne 51 20.0
Ronceverte Farmers Market Ronceverte 52 17.1
Williamson Farmers Market Williamson 53 14.3
Ritchie County Farmers Market Harrisville 54 14.3
Taylor’s Farm Market Chapmanville 55 14.3
The Serbian Sun Market Weirton 56 2.9
Elkins Farmers Market – The Marketplace Beverly 57 2.9
Fairview Wv Farmer’s Market Fairview 58 2.9
Capitol Market Charleston 59 0.0
Central City Market Huntington 60 0.0
Wayne County Farmers Market Association Huntington 61 0.0
Mercer County Tailgate Produce Market Princeton 62 0.0
Keyser Farmers Market-Fort Ashby Farmers Market Keyser 63 0.0
Taylor County Farmers Market Grafton 64 0.0
Summersville Tailgate Market, Inc Summersville 65 0.0
Summers Tailgate Market Hinton 66 0.0
Grant County Farmers Market Petersburg 67 0.0
Belington Farmers Market Belington 68 0.0
St. Marys Farmers Market St. Marys 69 0.0
Sistersville Farmers Market Sistersville 70 0.0
Lincoln County Farm Bureau Farmers Market Hamlin 71 0.0
Sutton Tailgate Market Sutton 72 0.0
Doddridge County Ffa Farmers Market West Union 73 0.0
Braxton County Tailgate Market Gassaway 74 0.0
Pineville Farmers Market Pineville 75 0.0
Flatwoods Farmers Market Flatwoods 76 0.0
Bruceton Farmers’ Market Bruceton Mills 77 0.0
Bruceton Mills Farmers Market Bruceton Mills 78 0.0

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