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Two Austin farmers markets named among the top 20 in the U.S.

Two Austin farmers markets named among the top 20 in the U.S.

SFC Farmers' Market
SFC Farmers' Market has four Austin locations for ample fresh finds. Courtesy of SFC Farmers' Market
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HOPE Farmers Market earns praise for its fresh produce. Courtesy of HOPE Farmers Market
SFC Farmers' Market
Austin Photo Set: News_Jackie_Hope farmers market surplus_june 2012_veg

A new list of the 101 best farmers markets in America ranks two Austin favorites among the top 20 in the country.

The Daily Meal ranked national farmers markets based on the following criteria: standards for vendors, street cred and Twitter following, accolades, quality and variety of products sold, and affordability.

East Austin's darling HOPE Farmers Market snags the No. 9 spot. "The Hope Farmers Market is a gathering place for everyone. Visitors come to shop for fresh food and one-of-a-kind crafts, and to listen and dance to music performed by local musicians," writes The Daily Meal. 

SFC Farmers’ Market ranks No. 16. "With four different locations, the SFC Farmers’ Market has everything from seasonal produce and dairy products to green juice and cold kombucha drinks on tap and in bottles," says The Daily Meal.

The two markets are the only Texas ones in the top 20. One other Texas market, the Coppell Farmers Market, ranks No. 95.

Farmers market foodies can weigh in on future rankings by voting on the Fresh Market Finder, a user-friendly farmers market widget. The finder allows users to vote on their favorite local farmers markets by ZIP code. Give your fave a shout out, and help The Daily Meal uncover more of Austin’s gems.