Now that summer is in full swing in Arkansas, it’s time to get outside. Ditch your normal grocery shopping and stop by one of these local markets.

  1. Market on Merrill

The Market on Merrill opened in May and will keep growing throughout the summer. Head to 1525 Merrill Dr. in Little Rock on three Thursday and Saturday mornings in June to pick up all your local produce. For questions about the market, email brushes@icm-inc.org or like the market on Facebook.

  1. Little Rock Farmers Market

Visit a market inside a market – the Little Rock River Market District is also home to a farmers market. Get your fix at 400 President Clinton Ave. from May to September on Saturdays. The market’s hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, email info@rivermarket.info.

  1. Bernice Garden Farmers Market

Sidle over to SoMa to shop for veggies. The Bernice Garden market will be open at 1401 S. Main St. in Little Rock from May to November. Customers can come by on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Direct questions to bernicegardenfm@gmail.com.

  1. Westover Hills Farmers Market

One of the few night markets on this list, the Westover Hills Market at 6400 Kavanaugh is open on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, email westoverhillsfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

  1. Dogtown Farmers Market

You can find all your fresh produce across the river, too. On weekends from April until September, the market at 410 Main St. in North Little Rock will be open Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. until noon. Email info@dogtownfarmersmarket.com with questions.

  1. Hillcrest Farmers Market

This market, which is associated with the Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, is open all year, but it has longer hours in the summertime. From May until September, booths at 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd. will be open from 7 a.m. until noon. Contact secretary@phbclr.com for information.

  1. Conway Farmers Market

Outside of Little Rock, the market in Conway is open three days a week from May to October. Drive over to 1132 Front St. in downtown Conway on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. Contact the market on Facebook with questions.

CORRECTION: This article previously stated that the Little Rock Farmers Market was open more than once a week and that it would stay open later in the year. It is only open on Saturdays in 2017 and will close in September.


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