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The saying goes, “The early bird gets the worm.” Outdoor farmers markets in the 405 are no exception, as many market enthusiasts pride themselves in being first to purchase delicious just-picked local produce. Thankfully, there is no need to wake up too early. Most markets are open more than three hours, April through October, providing patrons ample opportunity to select the state’s freshest field-to-table products at down-to-earth prices.
Whether you visit Edmond, Oklahoma City, Moore or Norman, it’s easy to pop around the metro from one market to the next to find the perfect watermelon. Non-food items like locally grown plants, arts and crafts, leather goods and dog treats are also found at most locales. Whatever your taste, outdoor farmers markets in the 405 are a one-stop shop for local products, produce, food and entertainment — truly something for everyone. How do you like them apples?
Downtown Edmond Farmers Market, 26 W. First St., Edmond
- Open Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- April 16 to Oct. 29 (closed April 30)
- Patrons can find up to 55 vendors who sell local produce, jams, meats and homemade baked goodies, as well as a delectable selection of international foods.
Edmond Farmers Market at Mitch Park, 2733 Marilyn Williams Dr., Edmond
- Open Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 1 to Sept. 28
- On Wednesdays, this smaller market offers easy-access parking, right next to the produce stands outside the Edmond Senior Center.
OSU-OKC Farmers Market at Scissortail Park, 300 SW 7th St., OKC
- Open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from April 2 to Oct. 29
- All vendors here accept Snap Tokens. The market utilizes the park space by offering seasonal cooking demonstrations as well as an array of cultural performances. Leashed or contained animals are allowed.
Market Saturdays at Farmers Public Market, 311 S Klein Ave., OKC
- Open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. year round
- Find locally raised meats, fresh produce, homemade goods and more at this farmers market, held on the first floor of the OKC Farmers Public Market downtown. This historic venue dates back to 1928, and the year-round market keeps its tradition alive.
Moore Farmers Market, Central Park Multipurpose Pavilion: 700 S. Broadway Ave., Moore
- Open Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. from June 4 to Aug. 27
- About 30 vendors come here weekly to showcase their assortment of local produce, crafts and baked goods. Dogs are allowed on leashes.
Norman Farm Market, The Well: 205 S. James Garner Ave., Norman
- Open Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Tuesdays 4 to 7 p.m. from April 2 to Oct. 22
- With a new location this year, this market offers an indoor/outdoor market with up to 80 vendors who sell local produce and value-added farm products, such as jams, meats and soaps, as well as a variety of artwork. Burgeoning student musicians from the University of Oklahoma play live music every Saturday.