Morningside Farmers Market

Morningside, now in its eighteenth season, is a serious cook’s market, featuring only certified organic foods; top-notch farmers; and a full schedule of outstanding chef demos at 9:30 a.m., April through November. Arrive as the sun rises to line up in front of your favorite farmers’ tents for the very best ingredients, which often disappear quickly. Flagship vendors at this market include Crystal Organic, where talented farmer Nicolas Donck uses domed, plastic-roofed hoop houses to grow delicate salad greens and cool-season veggies like beets well into the summer—and cold-sensitive tomatoes deep into autumn.

Parking tip: Because most market shoppers just run in and out, the spaces turn over quickly in the small shopping center across the street and a half block north.