The state’s farming community takes advantage Alaska’s short but highly productive growing
season by displaying the delectable
fruits (and veggies) of their labor
around the state at local farmer’s
markets. The Alaska Grown program
provides an extensive list of farmer’s
markets and stands around the state
on its website ( buyalaskagrown.com/
buy/farmermarkets), and below is a
sample of what’s out there now—as
well as the last day each is open in
2018. The season may be coming to a
close, but it’s definitely not too late to
visit area farmer’s markets. Treat your
taste buds, buy local!
The Alaska Pacific University
Farmer’s Market runs throughout the
growing season, taking place at Alaska
Pacific University’s main campus every
Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The
final market this year is on October 18.
The Anchorage Market & Festival
is the municipality’s largest open air
market and is open from May through
September. The market runs from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The final market
of 2018 will be September 8-9 at its
annual location near the corner of E
Street and Third Avenue.
The Anchorage Farmer’s Market is
located at 15th Avenue and Cordova
Street. It’s open from May through
October. The final market in 2018 is
being held October 13 from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. The Anchorage Farmer’s Market
takes place in the Central Lutheran
Church parking lot and features easy
access and free parking.
The Center Market is a year-round
farmer’s market that takes place
indoors at the Midtown Mall (formerly
the Mall at Sears). The market runs
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays
and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
This year marks the third anniversary
of the Muldoon Farmer’s Market,
which is open every Saturday during
the summer, this year from June
through September. The last day for
the Muldoon Farmer’s Market in 2018
is September 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The market is located at Muldoon
Town Square in Chanshtnu Muldoon
The South Anchorage Farmer’s
Market operates in two locations: on
Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
behind the Dimond Center and in front
of the Dimond Center Hotel and on
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front
of the Subway/Cellular One Sports
Centre. The last day for the Wednesday
location this year is September 27, and
the last day for the Saturday location is
October 7. safm.org
The Tanana Valley Farmer’s
Market operates on the corner of
College Road and Caribou Way in
Fairbanks. This market has a May
through September season, open on
Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The last date of operation this year is
September 15, a Saturday.
From late May through late September,
the Homer Farmer’s Market is open
on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The last date for the market in 2018 is
September 29, a Saturday. The market
is located on Ocean Drive, across from
The Farmer’s Fresh Market is located
in the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank
parking lot and takes place every
Tuesday from early June to early
September. The last market this year is
September 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
In Skagway the Garden City Market
is held on the third Saturday of the
month from May through September.
The final Garden City Market is being
held this year on September 15 from
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Skagway
The Sitka Farmer’s Market takes
place at the Alaska Native Brotherhood
Founders Hall from July through
September. The market is open on
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and
the last opening this year is September
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