Located on the Springfield Plateau deep in the Ozark Mountains, Springdale has long been an important industrial city for the region of Northwest Arkansas. While it is known for its industry presence, you will be pleasantly surprised to discover its blooming farmers market scene. This busy city attracts regional farmers, crafters, and artisans with their plethora of locally sourced goods that promote the unique tastes and design of the Ozark Mountains.
If you find yourself in Benton or Washington County, take some time to visit spots like these for a refreshing experience with your family:
Springdale Farmers Market
Coming to town every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday between the months of May and October, the Springdale Farmers Market boasts many unique farmer and artisan vendors. The market features a wide range of products from veggies, fruits, produce, and baked goods to handmade crafts and furniture. All items sold by the vendors are homegrown or handmade by members who live in Benton, Carroll, Madison, and Washington Counties.
As an added benefit, the Springdale Farmers Market has gone digital! Many of the items you can see at the market are also listed by vendors in their online marketplace and are available for pick up year round. Springdale Farmers Market is a great place to obtain local, fresh, and healthy products such as honey, jam, eggs, bakery goods, masks, and more made right here in Arkansas!
Cook’s Berry Park
If you are looking to spend a day in Springdale, add Cook’s Berry Park to your itinerary. This Arkansas Made, Arkansas Grown business offers a variety of goods that are produced right on the farm. Families can pick their own raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, and goji berries or shop for homemade jams and jellies.
If you get hungry after all that berry picking, enjoy the fruits of your labor with a packed lunch at their picnic area. Kids will have a blast too when they discover the Amish-built playhouses that sit on the property. You can even purchase these cabins and playhouses that are as charming as they are sturdy!