Moab Farmers' Market
If you’re spending time in Moab on a Thursday or Saturday during the warmer half of the year, take a couple hours to treat yourself to their colorful local farmers’ market. (And bring a trail-forged appetite with you.)
This market began as a small gathering of growers and artists selling their wares in a parking lot off Main Street on Saturdays, but over the years it’s grown into a full-fledged must-do every week in Swanny City Park. It’s not just a place for farmers to sell their produce; it’s an exchange where residents, tourists, artists, and growers all mingle to enjoy and share the harvest of the desert land.
The market supports local growers and craftspeople, giving visitors a true taste of this wild desert region. Even if you don’t have a kitchen to cook in along your journey, you’ll savor the prepared food made by local vendors, and maybe snag some local honey, art, herbal medicinals, or body products to take home with you. And if you do have a place to cook, you’re deeply in luck. You’ll find a range of delectable, natural produce, dairy, meat and eggs to create your own meals from.
There are a few booths you won’t want to skip: Allyssa’s Desserts carries specialty cheesecakes (flavors you never would have thought of but will agree need to exist). Harry’s Peaches requires a sample stop for self-explanatory reasons. Early Morning Orchard offers a variety of fruits, veggies, herbs, and flowers, while Sundial Medicinals carries locally crafted healing teas, medicinal extracts, and soothing body products. There’s even a dedicated quesadilla cart, Quesadilla Mobilla, with several different kinds of gourmet cheese-and-stuffing within floury-soft tortillas. (Try the Sweet & Spicy, which contains spinach, potatoes, red peppers, mushrooms, jalapenos, jack cheese, and chipotle-lime sour cream. Yep.) This is a top-rated Moab restaurant.
While you let your quesadilla coma sink in, you can kick back and watch local musicians, drummers, dancers, and other performers entertain market-goers.
Plan Your Trip
The Moab Farmer’s Market is held most Thursday evenings between April and October from 5 to 8 p.m., making it an excellent landing-place after a sun-soaked, calorie-busting day of activity in the desert. It’s also held many Saturday mornings, which is perfect for loading up on snacks and treats to take out for a day on the trail.
Pull up their Facebook page to stay up on current events, market times, and special performances and offerings. Then come fill up on great food and good vibes.
GPS Coordinates: 38.578684, -109.553408
Moonflower Community Cooperative
Moab's only natural market offers a wide variety of natural, organic and specialty groceries, ready-to-eat foods, herbs, supplements, personal care products, and more.
39 E 100 N
Moab, UT 84532