The peninsula is home to not one but three farmer’s markets and summertime means they’re all open and showcasing their best goodies. On Saturdays, head to the Central Peninsula Farmer’s Market on Kenai Spur Highway and Corral Avenue from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Known for offering “whole foods for the whole community,” the Farmer’s Fresh Market pops up every Tuesday from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank located on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Now in its fifth year, you’ll find the freshest seafood that’s truly sea-to-market, locally grown produce, and home-baked goods with an Alaskan twist.

Market Minded

Wednesdays are reserved for the aptly named Wednesday Market from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Soldotna Creek Park. In addition to food vendors, the local food trucks also roll up for this weekly gathering. A beer garden which starts at 6 p.m. is the reason many market goers stick around for, and there’s often live music to get you in the summertime spirit.

Arts and crafts, gifts, keepsakes, and more might be on display. There’s always something new to discover at the local markets, and extended stay visitors often establish a quick tradition of checking out the weekly goods. What will you fall in love with when you go to market?