Must-See Farmers Markets to Visit This Summer

by Country Inns & Suites
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Summer travels often include visits to amusement parks, national attractions, and popular beaches. They are all common destinations in the summer season, but you may want to consider adding a new type of attraction to the list … farmers markets! Farmers markets are filled with local vendors and provide the ultimate feel-good shopping experience.

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Here are four local farmers markets that we think you’ll enjoy visiting this summer:

  • With more than 250 local vendors, Portland Farmers Market is bustling with fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers, and more! Check their schedule of events so you don’t miss out on the Market Music or Chef in the Market series. Book a stay at the nearby Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portland, and enjoy your shopping.
  • The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco sees more than 25,000 shoppers each week. The market is easily accessible, located at the foot of Market Street. In addition to organic eggs, herbs, and meats, vendors also feature a wide variety of jams, breads, and cheeses. Head just down the road to the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Carlos, for a comfortable place to rest and relax after a long day of shopping.
  • The Boulder County Farmers Market is nestled between Central Park, Dushanbe Teahouse, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Colorado. There will be something fun to see everywhere you turn. You’re bound to stay busy browsing and shopping all day, so rest up later that night at our Denver hotel near the airport.

We hope you enjoy the local fare and other treasures you may discover on your hunt through these unique marketplaces.