25 Ideas for a Farmer's Market Themed Party

Fresh organic vegetables and homemade products for sale on farmers market.
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Farmer's market fresh is hard to beat. An outdoor market is such a pleasant experience; it makes sense to channel the atmosphere for warm-weather gatherings. Small touches such as blueberry baskets, a red-and-white checkered tablecloth, and so much more bring the great feelings of a Sunday stroll through the market to your very own event.

A rustic approach to a farmer's market-themed party is required. From the ingredients in your food to the decor at your table, let the fresh ideas of a market live freely in the space you create.

Here are 25 ideas for a farmer's market-themed party.

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    Corn and Cherry Tomato Toast

    Egg + Cherry Tomato Toast
    Eden Eats

    A dish prepared entirely from treasures discovered at the market, called ​Corn and Cherry Tomato Toast from Eden Eats.

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    Fresh Flowers

    Flowers in baskets
    Oh Joy!

    Take a cue from Oh Joy! and pick up some flowers from your local farmer's market for table centerpieces. Fresh flowers add vibrant colors to the table, and you can take them home to admire post-party.

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    Group Grocery Shopping

    Veggie iron on bag
    Oh Happy Day

    The best part of the farmer's market is visiting the grounds. Make a day of your gathering and invite your guests to source your groceries together. Group grocery shopping can be a fun way to get everyone involved with the meal. We recommend making these adorable themed totes from Oh Happy Day before you venture out! Your guests can keep their bags as party favors.

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    Watering Can Repurposed

    Watering Can
    100 Layer Cake-let

    A watering can provides for a festive and handy vessel. This one from 100 Layer Cake-Let is used to hold utensils, straws, or even candy. Your watering can will hold whatever you need and blend into the decor of your party without a hitch.

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    Vegetable Table Settings

    Vegetable Decor
    Wedding Chicks

    Use your fresh, glowing farmer's market produce as table decor. There is beauty all around, so go ahead and set the table with gifts from the earth.

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    Terra-Cotta Pots

    Terra cotta pots
    Project Nursery

    A sweet parting gift to guests is a simple Terra-Cotta Pots from Project Nursery, complete with soil and seeds. This is a creative way to take a bit of the market home with you.

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    Fruit Slice Balloons

    Food slice balloons
    Studio DIY

    Get those fruit and veggie slices in the air as well as on your plate. These Fruit Slice Balloons from DIY Studio are the cutest!

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    Dessert Table

    Oliver's Market banner
    100 Layer Cake-let

    There are plenty of ingredients at the farmer's market to whip up a fine dessert table. Name your home market in honor of a special guest, and make some paper flowers to add finishing touches to your sweets corner.

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    Artisan Bread

    Artisan bread
    Wedding Chicks

    Artisan bread can serve many purposes at a farmer's market party. A host can lay the bread across the table as decor or eat it. If you do choose to eat your bread, make sure to have meat, cheese, honey, and butter close by.

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    Live Entertainment

    A man performing with a guitar and a little girl
    Project Nursery

    A draw of a trip to the farmer's market is often live entertainment. Set up a stage with a mic, guitar, and harmonica and let guests take turns showing off their talents.

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    Berry Baskets

    Berry baskets
    Hostess With the Mostess

    Fresh fruit looks the cutest in berry baskets. You can also use them as an alternative to traditional bowls at your party.

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    Edible Flower Donuts

    Edible flower donuts
    Studio DIY

    Donuts are a welcomed treat during any visit to the farmer's market. Bring those sweets home with beautiful flowers on top with Edible Flower Donuts from Studio DIY.

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    Buckets to Go

    A set of free buckets
    100 Layer Cake-let

    Set up a corner of buckets for guests to grab on their way out. Inexpensive buckets serve as adorable decor, and your guests can use them around their own home long after your party is over.

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    Farmers market signs
    Ben Bloom / Getty Images

    Signage is key to a successful farmer's market party. Everyone knows the best part about the farmer's market is the free samples. Set up some cute notes around the party with a sweet nod to farmer's market fun.

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    Recipe Cards

    Recipe cards
    Rifle Paper Company

    Have a stack of recipe cards ready to go, in case anyone wants to jot notes about their favorite farmer's market fresh dishes. This particular example comes from the Rifle Paper Company.

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    Handwoven Baskets

    Wicker baskets within baskets
    Fine Linens

    Have some French market baskets on hand to hold all your goods. These examples are French Market Baskets from Fine Linens.

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    Avocado Salt and Pepper Shakers

    Avocado salt and pepper shaker
    Incredible Things

    A cute tabletop accessory is this set of avocado salt and pepper shakers. This example comes from Incredible Things.

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    Stem Station

    Flowers and fruit by a sign
    Wedding Chicks

    Another fun idea for a farmer's market party is to set up a stem station. Guests can choose from their favorite flowers to build their bouquet.

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    Cupcakes in an Egg Carton

    A carton of cupcakes
    Hostess With the Mostess

    Instead of a dozen eggs at your party, try a dozen cupcakes! Children will love the surprise of opening a carton to see the sweet cupcakes waiting for them inside.

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    Fresh Herbs

    A cluster of herbs in planters
    Kara's Party Ideas

    Who doesn't love the idea of having fresh herbs available for the grabbing? Sprinkle some thyme over party snacks or take a handful home for dinner.

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    Agua Frescas

    Agua frescas in mason jars
    Sugar and Charm

    Easy-to-serve Agua Frescas recipes from Sugar and Charm are a delicious, refreshing beverage option, fun and playful for a farmer's market party.

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    Ice Cream Cups

    Ice cream in a cup with half-waffle cone
    Sugar and Charm

    Mini bowls of natural dairy ice cream with slices of waffle cone are a sweet way to cool off during a party.

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    Market Inspired Cookies

    Market inspired cookies
    Kara's Party Ideas

    For those little guests who might have a problem with real vegetables, it's good to have the cookie version on hand, too! These cookies look adorable inside a checkered covered crate.

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    U-Pick Produce

    U-Pick produce corner
    Kara's Party Ideas

    A u-pick produce stand makes a lovely focal point for a farmer's market bash. An area with bountiful fruits and vegetables is wonderful near the entrance area, so it's clear to guests what the theme of the party will be. Encourage guests to fill baskets with produce on their way out as parting gifts. The food won't go to waste, and you'll have saved your guests a trip to the market.