There’s something invigorating about shaking the hand of the people who grow your food. Local farmers markets are popping up all over metro Atlanta, meaning it’s time for asparagus in the spring and sweet corn in the summer. The fruits and vegetables bought at local farmers markets are often the freshest and tastiest available. The markets also offer an amazing array of products that you don’t see in supermarkets such as quail eggs, red carrots, purple cauliflower and much more!
Whether you’re looking for fresh food, a sweet snack, or a fun local hangout, these Atlanta farmers markets are sure to provide you what you’re looking for. Currently, metro Atlanta is home to more than 40 farmers markets, with only eight open year-round. Here are some of the most popular:
Marietta Square Farmers Market
65 Church Street NW, Marietta
Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon and Sunday noon – 3 p.m.
With more than 65 vendors, there are plenty of offerings available at this market. There’s a little something for everyone with lotions and potions, beautiful seasonal bouquets, homemade dog treats, artisan gifts and of course delicious treats from local gardens and kitchens. Some sellers include Annie’s Baking, Freedom Farms and Mercier Orchards.
Grant Park Farmers Market
600 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Located outside of Zoo Atlanta in Grant Park, this farmers market is one of the largest in Atlanta with a top-notch selection. Offering fresh vegetables, delicious soups, fresh pastries, ice cream and more, this is the market to try it all! Their website updates each week to show which Atlanta chef will be featuring a special demo of how to prepare the local food.
Peachtree Road Farmers Market
2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta
Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – noon and Wednesday from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
As the largest producer-only metro Atlanta market, there are a variety of goodies to choose from at this market. Like Grant Park, this is a favorite stop for local chefs, who also provide weekly demos on cooking with local ingredients. Visit the market’s website for important announcements and events. Come early to collect a beautiful, bright bouquet of flowers.
Decatur Farmers Market
308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 4 – 7 p.m.
Decatur Farmers Market is a can't-miss opportunity for homemade sauces, jams, preserves and pickles. It also offers locally-grown organic produce, flowers, bread and cage-free dairy products, as well as fresh cut and cured meats.
Alpharetta Farmers Market
1 South Main, Alpharetta
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Awarded the best of North Fulton and South Forsyth in 2016, this market has tons to brag about. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, you’ll love traveling the streets of Alpharetta to taste all the delicious local foods. This market is unlike the others with jewelry, King of Pops, pizza, pies, bakeries, hot sauce and much, much more!
Snellville Farmers Market
2342 Oak Road, Snellville
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Snellville’s award winning farmers market will open June 2 on the Towne Green in front of City Hall. With pasture-raised meats from West Wind Farm and White Tail Farm, fresh brad from Belle’s Bread Company and desserts from Zara May’s Fudge, this is the place to be on Saturday mornings in Snellville.
More Farmers Markets
There are several amazing markets throughout metro Atlanta. If you’re looking for a farmers market closer to your own community, visit the farmers market directory at edibleatlanta.com/farmers-market-directory.