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#10 Tacoma Farmers Market (Tacoma, Wash.)

"Creating healthy communities" since 1990, the Tacoma Farmers Market’s founding intent was to create a "walkable" downtown through the sharing of locally-grown foods and arts. The market not only has fresh food and handmade craftwork, but it also offers free community events on-site, like chalk art demonstrations by a local chalk artist and jewelry classes by local designers.

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Yum-o-Rama! The 10 Best Farmers Markets in the Country

August 6, 2014

We love our farmers markets. They provide us the best of the best-quality foods that are free of pesticides and genetically modified ingredients. And the best part is the food sold there is made by farmers and producers who love what they do and do it with a smile.

Since we love farmers markets so much, we wanted to know which were the best in the country. It was a close call, but we ranked the best farmers markets based on three main criteria that we think are the most important qualities a farmers market should have: "What’s at the Market," "Street Credibility," and "When It’s Open."

"What’s at the Market" considers the quality, number, and variety of products sold at the market, and the availability of each vendor’s background information. Because our peers’ opinions are always important, "Street Credibility" looks at what people are saying about the market, what kind of fan base it has on Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp, and any awards or recognition it’s been given. And finally, "When It’s Open," takes into account how often the market is open weekly and year-round.

Take a look at the rankings to see how your favorite farmers market fared.

Click here to see The Daily Meals complete list of the 101 Best Farmers Markets in America

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