Louisville, Kentucky, may be known worldwide for the Kentucky Derby and bourbon, but the city also has a thriving food scene. Not only can you find some of the best restaurants around but if you are looking to eat fresh and also support local farmers. There are plenty of great farmer markets in Louisville.

Some of these farms also offer a neat thing called a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Where you pay a fee at the beginning of the season and then receive fresh produce throughout the summer. It's a great way to eat fresh and local. How it works is; as a community member, you buy a "share" of the farm's output. This gives the farmers a reliable income, and in return, you get weekly farm-fresh goodies.

1. Bardstown Road Farmers Market

First on our list is the Bardstown Road Farmers Market. It's a year-round market open every Saturday, with winter hours starting from December. With a variety of products ranging from seasonal fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meats, baked goods, and even flowers, this market has been a neighborhood staple for over two decades. It may be a smaller market than some others on this list, but its commitment to local farming and quality products gives it a charm all its own.

LOCATION: 1722 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40205
HOURS: Open year-round on Saturdays. Spring/Summer/Fall Hours: 9am - 12pm (April - November) Winter Hours: 10am - 12pm (December - March)
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2. St. Matthews Farmers Market

Located in the heart of the St. Matthews neighborhood, this farmer's market has been a Louisville favorite since it opened in 2007. Open every Saturday from May through September, the market features more than 70 vendors. Beyond fresh produce, you can find locally sourced honey, gourmet popsicles, farm-fresh eggs, and even handcrafted soaps. The market also regularly hosts live music, cooking demos, and special events, making it a lively community gathering place. 

LOCATION: Beargrass Christian Church 4100 Shelbyville Road Louisville KY
HOURS: Open on Saturdays 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (2nd Saturday in May to the last Saturday in September)
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3. Douglass Loop Farmers Market

Douglass Loop Farmers Market, located in the historic Highlands neighborhood, is another fantastic year-round market. It provides a great selection of fresh produce, locally raised meats, dairy, baked goods, and artisan crafts. Many vendors are Certified Organic or naturally grown, and some offer unique items like gourmet mushrooms or microgreens. Plus, the market's location near some of Louisville's best restaurants and shops makes it a great start for a Saturday outing.

LOCATION: 2005 Douglass Blvd, Louisville, KY
HOURS: Saturday's 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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4. Phoenix Hill Nulu Farmers Market

For a market with a trendy twist, head to the Nulu Market in Louisville's East Market District. This is a seasonal, open-air market that operates from May through October. Here, you'll find a diverse selection of vendors selling traditional farm fare alongside unique items like artisanal bread, gourmet cheese, locally roasted coffee, and homemade preserves. The market is also part of the bustling Nulu neighborhood, home to a thriving arts scene, boutique shopping, and innovative restaurants.

LOCATION: 1007 E Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40206
HOURS: Open 3:00-6:00 pm every Tuesday through October 31
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5. Beechmont Open Air Market

Located in the Beechmont Baptist Church parking lot at Southern Parkway and Wellington Ave. The market celebrates local produce and crafts by offering a wide range of goods, from canned goods and fresh organic kale to local honey. It provides not just groceries but a community hub where the city's residents can support local agriculture. The market season ends with an annual Harvest Festival, uniting the community in a fun celebration and gathering. 

LOCATION: At the corner of Southern Parkway and Wellington Ave.
HOURS: Every Saturday starting June 3rd from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, (until September 30th)
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6. East End Farmers Market

LOCATION: 13060 Factory Ln Louisville KY
HOURS: Saturdays 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm (through Oct. 28) 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Tuesdays (through Aug. 29).
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7. Jeffersontown Farmers Market

Located in the city of Jeffersontown. With a long list of vendors, offering everything from local meats, seasonal produce, baked goods, sweet treats and even some arts and crafts.. A visit to Jeffersontown Farmers Market is more than just grocery shopping, but a community experience that supports local vendors, and celebrates the city's rich culinary culture.

LOCATION: 10434 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown KY
HOURS: Saturdays 8:00 am - 12:30 pm (through Oct. 28)
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8. La Grange Farmers Market & Artisans

The La Grange Farmers Market is located at the La Grange Springs Park Farmers' Market Pavilion in Historic Downtown La Grange in Oldham County. In addition to fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats, you'll find a variety of stuff from local artisans. From handcrafted cheeses, baked goods, and even crafts and artwork. While visiting this local farmers market, take a walk through the newly developed Springs Park, or visit local shops, or restaurants while watching the train come through downtown La Grange.

LOCATION: 110 S 2nd Ave, La Grange, KY 40031
HOURS: Saturdays 9am -1pm ‚ÄčApril 22 through October 28
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9. Norton Commons Farmers Market

At Norton Commons Farmers Market near the North Village Market in Norton Commons, you can spend a Sunday afternoon picking up fresh fruits, veggies, and unique artisanal treats. From farm-fresh eggs and homemade pastries! A popular farmers market where supporting local farmers and small businesses feel as natural as the products available. 

LOCATION: 6301 Moonseed St., Prospect KY
HOURS: Sundays 12-4 pm (through Nov 6)
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10. Rainbow Blossom Farmers Market

Rainbow Blossom Farmers Market is another local favorite, where you'll find crisp veggies and delicious fruit to organic meats. Also ready-to-eat meals and cute handcrafted items. With a long list of vendors, there is something for everyone!

LOCATION: 3738 Lexington Rd Louisville KY
HOURS:  Sundays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (through Nov 19)
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Weekend Farmers Market Louisville

If you're in Louisville and are passionate about fresh, local food, these ten farmers' markets are a must-visit. Each one offers a unique taste of the city's diverse food culture, and you'll be supporting local farmers and artisans in the process. Whether you're looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, unique artisan goods, or fun community energy, you're sure to find it at these top Louisville farmers' markets.

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