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Farmers’ Markets in OKC

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Lately, many different farmers’ markets have been cropping up in Oklahoma City.  Maybe I just wasn’t aware of them before, but it seems like they’re all over now.  If you’re looking for fresh vegetables, handmade goods and foods, or even some jewelry and hand-woven baskets, you can find them all at these farmer’s markets.  There are several different farmers’ markets you can check out if you’re looking for some tasty produce.


The OSU-OKC market is probably the most well-known.  Held at the horticulture pavilion of the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City branch at 400 North Portland, the market is pretty big.  It’s actually open all year round, although the best produce is found in the spring and summer, of course.  Everything there is made in Oklahoma.  You’ll find vegetables, bread, fruit, meat, eggs, honey, and much more.  It’s open every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm, but if you want to have your pick of the best produce, get there early.  I went at 10 am on one Saturday and found that most everything had been picked over.


The OSU-OKC market also has a second location at the Glenbrook Centre East Shopping Center located on the corner of Western and 63rd.  It’s open on Thursdays from 3 pm to 7 pm.  While it was only about a third of the size as the main OSU-OKC market, it did have some different booths.  I found some great made in Oklahoma peanut butter, barbeque sauce, and even some organic dog treats.  The afternoon time may not be as convenient for those who work a standard work day, but you can always stop by on your way home from the office.


The Oklahoma State Department of Health also hosts a farmers’ market from 11 am to 1 pm every Friday through September.  Located at 1000 NE 10th street, they provide great made in Oklahoma products such as watermelon, tomatoes, and squash.  I haven’t personally attended this market, but I’ve heard good things about it from those who have.


One of the oldest farmers’ markets in the city is the Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market located at 311 South Klein.  You’ll find much more than just produce here, although there is plenty of that.  You can also purchase plants, firewood, jewelry, and browse many different collectables.  Not all of these are made in Oklahoma, obviously, but a good many of the products are.  There’s also a large auditorium available at the location that can be booked for weddings and other events.


In addition to the farmers’ markets in Oklahoma City, there are markets in the surrounding areas, including Norman, Edmond, and Bethany.  All of these markets have great produce and other products, and they’re all available at reasonable prices.  If you’re looking for fresh fruit sand vegetables, check out what these local farmers have to offer.


Want to know more?  Check out these blogs.


The Oklahoma Agriculture Blog talks about the opening of the OSU-OKC market.

The Food Dude discusses the OKC County Health Department market


The Perfect Wedding Guide mentions the Oklahoma City Farmers’ Market ballroom.


Finally, while it’s not specific to the OKC markets, the Healthy Eats blog talks about some of the benefits of shopping at a farmers’ market.

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