Farms & Farmers’ Markets

If you’re looking for humanely raised meat from a small farm (rather than a big food company), head to your local farmers’ market. There, you can talk with farmers about how they raise their animals and even ask to visit their farm.  (See the sidebar at right for tips on visiting a market.)

Note: Humaneitarian doesn’t offer a directory of individual farms. To find specific farms near you, go to FarmPlate or Local Harvest, or visit your local farmers’ market.


Click on your state to find a farmers’ market near you:

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

California Federation of Certified Farmers’ Markets:
(includes both Northern and Southern California)

summer/fall and winter markets

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Alaska Farmers’ Market Association:

summer/fall and winter markets

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NevadaGrown:

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Oregon Farmers’ Markets Association:

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Washington State Farmers Market Association:

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Arizona Department of Agriculture:

summer/fall and winter markets

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Utah Department of Agriculture and Food:

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Idaho State Department of Agriculture:

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New Mexico Farmers Market Association:

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Colorado Farmers Market Association:

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Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association:

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Montana Department of Agriculture:

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Edible Hawaiian Islands:

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North Dakota Farmers’ Market and Growers Association:

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South Dakota Department of Agriculture:

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Nebraska Department of Agriculture:

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Kansas Department of Agriculture:

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Missouri Department of Agriculture:

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Iowa Department of Agriculture:

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Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association:

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Wisconsin Farmers’ Market Association:

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Illinois Department of Agriculture:

summer/fall & winter markets

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Indiana State Department of Agriculture:

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Michigan Farmers’ Market Association:

summer/fall and year-round markets

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Texas Department of Agriculture:

summer/fall and year-round markets

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Louisiana Kitchen & Culture:

summer/fall and year-round markets

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Arkansas Agriculture Department:

summer/fall and winter markets

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Oklahoma Department of Agriculture:

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Florida Department of Agriculture:

summer/fall and year-round markets

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State of Alabama Farmers’ Market Authority:

summer/fall and year-round markets

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State of Mississippi:

summer/fall and winter markets

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Georgia Department of Agriculture:

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture:

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Kentucky Department of Agriculture:

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Ohio Department of Agriculture:

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South Carolina Dept. of Agriculture:

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North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture:

summer/fall markets & winter markets

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Virginia Tourism Corp.:

summer/fall markets & winter/year-round markets

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West Virginia Office of Nutrition Services:

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Maryland Dept. of Agriculture:

summer/fall markets (.pdf)

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Delaware Dept. of Agriculture:

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New Jersey Department of Agriculture:

summer/fall markets

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statewide:
summer/fall markets & winter markets

Centre County:

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Pittsburgh area:
summer/fall & winter markets

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New York City (5 boroughs): summer/fall & winter markets

New York Dept. of Agriculture: summer/fall markets  or  winter markets

 

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Northeast Organic Farmers’ Association of Vermont (NOFA-Vt.):

summer/fall markets  or  winter markets

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Farm Fresh Rhode Island:

summer/fall & winter markets

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New Hampshire Dept. of Agriculture:

summer/fall markets  or  winter markets

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Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA):

summer/fall and winter markets

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Connecticut Department of Agriculture:

summer/fall markets  or  winter markets

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Massachusetts Dept. of Agricultural Resources:

summer/fall markets & winter markets

Tips on buying meat at a farmers' market!

  • Bring a small cooler, to keep meat fresh on the way home
  • Be bold: buy a cut of meat that's unfamiliar to you and try it out
  • Don't expect that farmers will have the cuts you want; popular cuts sell out fast, and availability is often determined by season
  • Farmers usually don't have labels on their products, such as grass-fed, pasture-raised, etc. Instead, talk to them about their farming practices.
  • Some farmers do use common meat labels, though; you can read about those labels here.
  • For the most part, you'll only find whole chickens at your local market. Selling chicken in parts is costlier for farmers, so most of them choose the whole-bird route.