Alaska Farmers Market

Alaska Farmers Market Map and Directory: 32 Local Frugal Food Sources

The below interactive Alaska Farmers Market map, directory, and guide includes the following information for these many local fresh produce hot spots in the state of AK:

  • Market name
  • Address
  • Website
  • Schedule
  • Payment types
  • Product types

(clicking the map pins will open an information box within the map. There is also a data table below.)

On This Page:
Map | Directory | Marketing Strategies | Nutritional Assistance | Market Goer Must-Haves | Local Food Finder

View 32 Alaska Farmers Markets in a full screen map



AK State Motto:
"North to the Future"



Resources for Managers, Vendors, Suppliers, Marketers, Planners, and Shoppers of Flea and Farmers Markets in Alaska

Alaska Farmers Markets


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Images from the Local Food Movement

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Alaska Farmers Market State Contact

State Alaska

Representative Kristi A. Krueger

Department Alaska Department of Agriculture

Street 1800 Glenn Highway, Suite 12

City Palmer

ZIP 99645

Phone (907) 761-3864

Fax (907) 745-7254

E-mail kristi.krueger[ at ]alaska.gov



Table of Alaska Farmers Market Data
(click the above map pins for greater detail)

Federal Nutrition Benefits and Payment Options
For more information about Federal Assistance and Nutrition Program Payment Options (WIC, SNAP, SFNMP) click here to jump down this page to read summaries of each, with links to more information.

DIRECTORY & MAP SEARCH TIP: 
If you wish to find specific market names or find which farmers markets are in specific counties or cities (for example), try the above map's search box at top right in the map, or search the following directory listings by using your browser's "find" function to highlight specific words on this web page. (In Chrome browsers it is listed as "Find..." in the customize browser menu from top right.) Then you enter your word in the box that opens at upper right of browser window, then click down arrow. Your entered words will then become highlighted on a webpage wherever they occur. It's a handy little search tool for pages with a lot of information.



Alaska Farmers Market NameStreetCityCountyStateZipScheduleCreditWICWICcashSFMNPSNAP
Anchorage Farmers Market1420 Cordova StreetAnchorageAnchorageAlaska99645January - DecemberNYYYY
Anchorage Market & Festival3rd Avenue and E StreetAnchorageAnchorageAlaska99501January - December Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pmNYNYN
Center MarketUniversity Center (Old Seward Highway & 36 AvenueAnchorage Alaska  NNNNN
Central Kenai Peninsula Farmers MarketIntersection of E. Corral Avenue & SoldotnaSoldotnaKenai PeninsulaAlaska99669 NNNNN
Christmas Creek Market101 St. Nicholas DrNorth PoleFairbanks North StarAlaska99705June - July Saturday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, (June 2nd - July 28th, 2012)NNNNN
Copper Valley Community MarketMM 101 Richardson Hwy Loop RoadCopper Valley Alaska99737 NNNNN
Denali Farmers MarketIntersection of the Parks Highway and Susitna River RoadAnchorage Alaska  NNNNN
Dillingham Farmers Marketby the Hockey RinkDillingham Alaska99576 NNNNN
Ester Community MarketEster Community Park, Old Nenana HighwayEsterFairbanks North StarAlaska99725 NYNNN
Fairbanks Downtown Market1st AvenueFairbanksFairbanks North StarAlaska99701June - September Monday 4:00 PM to 8:00 PMNYNNY
Friday FlingS. Valley WayPalmerMatanuska-SusitnaAlaska99645January - December Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pmNNNNN
Haines Farmer MarketLocated in Payson's Pavilion in the Fair GroundsHainesHainesAlaska99827 NNNNN
Alaska Farmers Market NameStreetCityCountyStateZipScheduleCreditWICWICcashSFMNPSNAP
Highway's End Farmers' MarketCorner of Alaska Highway and Richardson HigheayDelta JunctionSoutheast FairbanksAlaska99737 NNNNN
Homer Farmers MarketOcean DriveHomerKenai PeninsulaAlaska99603May - September Wednesday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, (Wednesay markets begin July 4th; 1st Saturday market is Memorial Day weekend (last Sat. in May))NYNNY
Houston Farmers MarketMeadowoods Mall on Big Lake RdHoustonMatanuska-Susitna BoroughAlaska  NNNNN
Kasilof Flea and Farmers MarketCorner of Mile 111 1/2 Sterling Highway and North Cohoe LoopAnchorage Alaska  NNNNN
Kenai's Saturday Market11471 Kenai Spur HwyKenaiKenai PeninsulaAlaska99611May - September Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PMYYNYN
Kenny Lake Harvest IRogue's Garden parking lotValdez Alaska99686 NNNNN
Kenny Lake Harvest IICorner of Glenn and Richardson HighwaysValdez Alaska99686 NNNNN
Nenana Open Air MarketCorner of Parks Highway & Main StreetNenana Alaska99704 NNNNN
Northway Mall Wednesday Farmers Market3101 Penland ParkwayAnchorageAnchorageAlaska99508January - December Wednesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pmNYNYN
Palmer Friday FlingPavillion across from Visitor's CenterPalmerMatanuska-SusitnaAlaska99645 NNNNN
Alaska Farmers Market NameStreetCityCountyStateZipScheduleCreditWICWICcashSFMNPSNAP
Sitka Farmer's Market235 Katlian StreetSitkaSitkaAlaska99835July - September Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, (We are open for business every other Saturday beginning July 7th and ending September 15.)NYYNY
Soldotna Wednesday MarketSoldotna Creek Park, behind Don Jose’sSoldotna Alaska99669 NNNNN
South Anchorage Farmers' MarketBehind the Dimond Center, in front of the Dimond Center HotelAnchorageAnchorageAlaska July - September Wednesday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMNYYYY
South Anchorage Farmers' MarketSubway/Cellular One Sports Centre at the corner of Old Seward and O'MalleyAnchorageAnchorageAlaska May - October Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PMNYYYY
Spenard Farmers Market2590 Spenard RoadAnchorageAnchorageAlaska99503May - September Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PMNNYNY
Tanana Valley Farmers Market2600 College RoadFairbanksFairbanks North StarAlaska99709May - September Wednesday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMNYNYN
Trapper Creek Farmers MarketPost Office parking lotTrapper Creek Alaska99683 NNNNN
Tustumena Farmer's MarketMile 109 Sterling HwyKasilofKenai PeninsulaAlaska99610June - September Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PMNNNNN
Wasilla Farmers MarketBehind Wasilla Public LibraryWasillaMatanuska-SusitnaAlaska99654June - September Wednesday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PMNNNNN
Willow Farmers MarketMile 69 Parks Highway; Across from Newman's TesoroWillowMatanuska-SusitnaAlaska99688June - September Friday 2:00 PM to 7:00 PMNYYYN
Alaska Farmers Market NameStreetCityCountyStateZipScheduleCreditWICWICcashSFMNPSNAP




About Alaska Farmers Market Federal Assistance & Nutrition Program Payment Options

farmers market food stamps sign

 CREDIT 

Of course cash is king at all Alaska Flea Markets and Farmers Markets, so you can't go wrong by bringing plenty of "all-mighty Dollars" with you.

But if credit cards are accepted, you have the added benefit of a Federal law which limits your losses due to fraudulent credit card transactions to only $50. And there may also be protection through your credit card company against disputed charges or quality of goods. Something to think about in case you happen upon a big ticket item like furniture, tools, or antiques.

So plastic may be the way to go in some cases.

 WIC 

WIC or "Women, Infants, and Children Program" is a Federal assistance program for postpartum, breastfeeding, or low-income women or infants and children found to be at risk for nutritional deficiency.

Your Alaska WIC agency may provide nutrition education, health care referrals, or supplemental food vouchers good at your local Flea or Farmers Market via your state's WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

Learn more about the WIC program


FAQs about the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program


Find your WIC FMNP participating state agency

 SFMNP 

SFMNP or "Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program" is a Federally funded nutrition program designed to assist low-income senior citizens.

Your Alaska SFMNP agency provides qualifying seniors with coupons that can be used at eligible community supported agriculture programs, roadside stands, or Farmers Markets in Alaska for purchase of "fresh, unprocessed, and nutritious fresh-cut herbs, honey, fruits, and vegetables."

Learn more about the SFMNP program

Only state agency authorized farmers markets, road-side stands, and CSA's may accept or redeem SFMNP coupons. Individuals reselling produce grown by others do not qualify to accept or redeem SFMNP coupons.

Contact your SFMNP participating state agency if you would like to inquire about getting a farmers market, road-side stand, or CSA program qualified for SFMNP participation.

 SNAP 

SNAP or "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program" (formerly the Food Stamp Program) puts healthy food within reach for 28 million people each month via an EBT card used to purchase food at most grocery stores.

Through nutrition education partners, SNAP helps clients learn to make healthy eating and active lifestyle choices.

  • Food Stamp Cards, otherwise known as SNAP EBT or "Electronic Benefits Transfer" is accepted at a growing number of farmers markets and retail food stores. Find out how your market or store can be authorized to accept SNAP payment.
  • Contact your local market locations ahead of time to find out whether SNAP EBT payments are accepted.
  • Usually when paying with SNAP EBT cards, cash can not be given back and only eligible SNAP foods may be purchased at the point of sale.
  • Learn more about the SNAP program




  • More Resources to Help You Find Fresh Local Foods Produced by Sustainable Agriculture, Join the Slow Food Movement in Your State!

    organic farm greenhouses

    By regularly visiting your flea or farmers markets you will likely be supporting your local economy, environment, and the small farm families that take great pride in the bounties of the Earth they cultivate.

    Organic farm

    Local fresh organic foods grown in harmony with nature is at the heart of the growing sustainable "slow food" movement.

    You too will reap what you sow when you resurrect and cultivate the wise and frugal by-gone era family tradition of practicing a weekly "Market Day" in your town.

    Find More Sustainable Local Food Sources (in addition to the above state farmers markets):

    I set up the following app to simultaneously search all the below top ag-related websites to find the best sources of all types of fresh local food. Give it a try and see what nearby fresh food sources pop up...

    Your Local Food Finder

    Enter your town, county, state, or zip code, and specific keywords related to the type or source of sustainably grown food you seek. For example: "free-range eggs washington dc"






    Sources integrated into the above Local Food Finder App:

    The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service has an excellent resource to help you find local food directories and related promotional programs in your state.

    LocalHarvest.org is another excellent resource for finding sustainably grown local foods such as grass-fed meats, fresh honey, free-range eggs, local dairy products, and organically grown herbs, vegetables, and fruits.

    As their name implies, they make it easy for you to find local harvests from nearby small farms, meat processors, wholesalers, grocery co-op's, CSA's, restaurants, and farmers markets.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service administers all sorts of local and national programs to help bring growers and consumers together. 






    For Your Shopping Pleasure at Alaska Farmers Markets Consider the Following Shopping Carts, Trolleys, Reusable Tote Bags, Hand Trucks, and Baskets

    farmers market shopping utility cart

    Take it from me, carrying just a few pounds of farmers market finds like bags of fresh fruits and vegetables will tire your arms out very quickly, put more strain on your feet, and will have you wishing you had prepared ahead of time to bring some sort of market bag, basket, or wheeled shopping cart.

    Below are some suggested items for making your market stroll a lot more convenient, efficient, and enjoyable. I particularly recommend one of the below shopping carts with folding chair built in.

    You can always tell who the more savvy Alaska Farmers Market shoppers are because they will be the ones hauling their goodies around in the collapsible trolleys, strollers, shopping carts, and market baskets.

    (you can place your cursor over each item for more details and a bigger image, or use the search box to find something else.)

    Tip: Baby strollers and beach carts are also great for hauling things at farmers markets.



    What a Great Idea! Rolling Carts With a Chair. Haul It and Then Have a Seat When You Need a Rest...






    More Market Shopping Carts







    Market Totes, Baskets, and Shopping Bags










    Do You Know of Any Deep Discount Food Stores in Alaska? If So, Please Share Your Favorite Hidden Hot Spots for Grocery Bargains via the Form Above

    Bargain Foods Store in Pelzer SC

    My family just discovered a great local source of deeply discounted groceries in South Carolina. We saved hundreds of dollars on our first trip there recently.

    It's call Bargain Foods in Pelzer SC, and it's like a Big Lots for groceries.

    You can buy extremely cheap food in this mega discount food warehouse because they are legally selling outdated grocery items and closeout food specials from other supermarket chains.

    How about in your neck of the woods? Are there any of these type deep discount or "scratch and dent" stores in your area?

    Please use the above form to share your Alaska bargain food store locations and tell us all about it. You'll help a lot of frugal families looking for ways to save money on groceries...even if it might mean sacrificing a little quality.



    Get the most out of your visit to farmers markets with these tips, and find other state maps and directories

    Don't miss my lists of frugal shopping tips and tricks to help you save money at your local Alaska Farmers Market, plus links to all the other state farmers market directories and maps.

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    This Alaska Farmers Market Directory Page Was Last Updated on March 8, 2013 

    Date of last update for individual farmer market data points will vary and is listed at the bottom of each map pin info. box which opens when each map pin is clicked. Please see accuracy disclaimer in the above map's footnote.





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