Farmer & The Markets’ first incarnation was as an informal, un-named trio playing at the Fayetteville farmers market consisting of Jackson, Philip, and friend Landon in the Summer of 2010. In 2011, the band regrouped and established their current lineup, rebranding as Farmer & The Markets. After a successful 2011 season playing the Farmers Market and Lights of The Ozarks, Farmer & the Markets broadened their horizons in 2012 and continued to expand and innovate their sound, as well as bringing their music to a wider audience by expanding to the Bentonville Farmers Market and playing numerous events throughout the year, including the 2nd annual Block St. Block Party, the Fayetteville Roots Festival, and Lights of the Ozarks.
Philip Shepherd – Glockenspiel, harmonicas, accordian, vocals, occasional percussion
Jackson Lafargue – Percussion, drums, vocals
Cody Nielsen – Guitar, vocals
Ashtyn Nilsen – Ukulele, bass, mandolin, vocals