As the temperatures start to rise, it's time to start thinking about outdoor activities, events and fun.

'Tis the season of the farmers market and the Region has a fine collection of them. Consumers who are looking for everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to preserves, jams, local foodstuffs and even various crafts, trinkets and other products will find them all at the area markets.

Peruse the following list to see what's on the scene this year. If you don't see your favorite market, email Eloise.Valadez@nwi.com with information.

(Story by Eloise Marie Valadez)