There are lots of advantages to shopping at a farmers market – supporting local farmers, discovering new produce and enjoying the sights, sounds and people. First, you can know the food you purchase is fresh and in season. Second, you are supporting local farmers and vendors who can bring you fresh produce again next year. Lastly, it helps you to connect with your community. You can meet new friends and build relationships with vendors and shoppers alike.
Here is our round-up of Farmer’s Markets in the Atlanta Area:
Intown Atlanta (ITP)
- Ponce City Market along the BeltLine. Held seasonally, the Ponce City Farmers Market takes place Wednesday evenings and is located on the third floor of “The Trestle” on Ponce De Leon Avenue. At this seasonal market, shoppers can find some of the best food in Atlanta coming from incredibly talented vendors that include urban farmers, artisanal food makers and pop-up chefs. Vendors that participate in the Ponce City market only sell products they have grown or produced themselves as this location is strictly producer-only. Known for environmentally-friendly practices, this Market often holds fruits, veggies, pasture-raised eggs and meats, as well as artisanal food and natural beauty-care. For the safety of visitors and vendors, masks are required for all shoppers at this time.
- Brookhaven Farmers Market. Located in the heart of Brookhaven, this market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Shoppers can easily grab a breakfast bite from one of the many vendors and continue strolling to discover fresh fruits, veggies and other unique local items. Live music by local musicians is also featured at this market with lots of seating for those who’d like to stop and take a listen! With a mission to provide healthy, locally-produced food and products to the community, the market offers a wide variety of local produce, dairy products, packaged foods, bath and body products, pet food and handmade crafts. Open through November, take advantage of this seasonal delight!
- Green Market at Piedmont Park. Every Saturday from March to December 10, 2022, the Green Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each week in Piedmont Park. Hosted by the Piedmont Park Conservancy, this market highly encourages the community to engage with local vendors and support the area’s farms and small businesses by buying straight from the farm to their home. Voted one of the top five farmer’s markets in Atlanta by Access Atlanta, Green Market offers shoppers the opportunity to enjoy local farm goods, bakers, jams, preserves and artisan wares. The market also features live music, kids cooking classes, monthly canning workshops and chef demonstrations using all organic ingredients that teach shoppers great new recipes to try with their fresh produce.
- Freedom Farmers Market at The Carter Center. Formed with the vision to bring local, sustainably grown food to Intown Atlanta neighborhoods, the Freedom Farmers Market provides a peaceful haven to shop from an exceptional variety of local, organic and sustainable products. Open year-round on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon, the market provides a myriad of organic items including cheeses, yogurt, butter, milk, farm fresh eggs, handmade pasta, baked goods, coffee and more. Located just steps from the Freedom Park Trail, this charming market is operated entirely by local farmers and focuses on making the market easily accessible both physically and financially. The market includes a variety of distinctive features including live music, a kid’s tent and a local restaurant pop-up tent that showcases a special dish exclusively found during the farmers market. All shoppers are encouraged to practice social distancing and wear facial covers to protect all visitors and vendors. Click here for more information.
- Grant Park Farmers Market at Beacon ATL/Eventide Brewing. Voted Best Farmers Market in Atlanta, the Grant Park Farmers Market offers incredible variety and a great way to be involved with the local community. Held in Grant Park on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this market is open year-round. The Grant Park Farms Market also uniquely offers free celebrity chef demonstrations featuring some of the most popular Southern chefs. To find some amazing locally-grown veggies, meats, bread, and artisanal foods as well as enjoy outdoor picnic areas and engage with other members of the community, the Grant Park Farmers Market is a wonderful place to spend a Sunday morning!
- Peachtree Road Farmers Market at The Cathedral of St. Philip. One of the largest producer-only markets in Georgia, the Peachtree Road Farmers Market takes place from March 5 to December 17, 2022 on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This market is well-loved for its high-quality offerings from the best local farmers, artists, and prepared food vendors. With more than 50 weekly vendors, the market presents fresh eggs and meats, cheeses, honey, artisan bread and pastries, pasta, prepared foods, herbal soap, garden plants, locally roasted coffee, and artisan crafts as well as kids programming and special events.
Dunwoody and Sandy Springs
- Dunwoody Farmers Market at Brook Run Park. The Dunwoody Farmers Market, open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, is a convenient market featuring locally grown, pesticide-free produce, meats, eggs, cheeses and baked goods. Though primarily centered on locally-sourced food and other products, this market also supports the community’s entrepreneurs by holding a blended artisan market on certain occasions where local artists are invited to showcase and sell their work. Not only does this market offer great vendor selections of seasonal produce but also kids activities, wellness seminars as well as composting and gardening tips for a well-rounded weekend excursion perfect for the whole family!
- Sandy Springs Farmers Market. For a leisurely weekend activity, visit the Sandy Springs Farmers Market which provides a wide selection of unique vendors that offer lovely farm-fresh foods. Each week, vendors offer fresh produce, specialty foods, handmade gifts and crafts. The market also hosts live entertainment from Bluegrass musical talent along with other holiday special events for a delightful marketplace shopping experience. The market takes place every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon on 1 Galambos Way. Starting April 9, the Sandy Springs Farmers Market will be open to the public through November!
- Alpharetta Farmers Market at Alpharetta City Hall. Voted eight years running as “Best Saturday Morning Excursion” of North Atlanta, the Alpharetta Farmers Market is a top market in the area that many recommend. For those interested in experiencing the inviting Alpharetta community, this market is well-known for its lovely atmosphere, friendly vendors and amazing finds. Open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. from April 2 to November 26, 2022, this spot is a great place to find fresh produce, natural meat, delicious baked goods, desserts, local raw honey, homemade soaps, hand-crafted gifts, fresh flowers, and plenty of signature Southern food!
- Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market. Located at Roswell Presbyterian Church and open from 8 a.m. to noon, the Roswell Farmers & Artisan’s Market is an advocate for building a community around a local and sustainable food economy. Starting April 9, make the market part of your Saturday morning routine. Meet new friends, taste great foods and enjoy some great music.
- Serenbe Farmers Market at Putnam Museum. Offering the best local produce, meats, prepared foods, and artisans in the Chattahoochee Hills area, the Serenbe Farmers Market is open from March 5 to October 29, 2022 every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Held in the quaint Selborne village green of Serenbe, the market is surrounded by lovely retail shops, restaurants, and art galleries. From local honey to coffee, fresh pasta, breakfast items, jellies, jams, pickles, granola, salad dressings and more, this market offers a diverse mix of organic contributions from small local and sustainable growers, artisans, and craftsmen.
- Douglasville’s Church Street Farmers Market. Started in 2020, this year marks the third season of the Church Street Farmers Market in Douglasville. From May to September on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Church Street Farmers Market, visitors can find everything from farm-fresh produce to cut flowers, jams, jellies, and honey, handmade crafts and more. This market is a great stop during the week to bring the kids after school, find last-minute fresh ingredients for dinner or take a casual evening stroll.
Cobb County Farmers Markets
- Marietta Square Farmers Market. At the Marietta Square Farmers Market, visitors can discover rare picks not commonly found in grocery stores including heirloom tomatoes, fruits and vegetables. The market also features common produce customers love such as potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, salad mix, floral arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole-grain bread, jam and preserves. The market is open year round on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at 41 Mill St. located on North Park Square in Marietta Square. With a great selection and positive atmosphere from over 54 vendors, this is a can’t-miss attraction!
- Powder Springs Farmers Market. Created to encourage the community to buy local, healthy and smart, the Powder Springs Farmers Market provides shoppers with a delightful opportunity to discover fresh produce and connect with other local residents in downtown Powder Springs. This market takes place from May to October every first and third Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Uniquely located next to The Book Worm, a quaint local bookstore, the market also hosts an author booth that allows shoppers to meet an author and receive a signed copy of their book. With handmade and locally-grown items from vendors in Cobb and Paulding counties, the market sells items such as produce, baked goods, soaps, nuts, honey, art, farm fresh eggs among other fresh finds!
- Duluth Farmers & Artisan Market. Open every second Sunday of the month from 2 to 6 p.m., visit the historic downtown Duluth Farmers Market to explore delectable fresh produce. The Duluth Farmers Market is a natural and sustainable marketplace that provides entirely grown or handmade items ranging from jams to pickles, salsa, canned vegetables, honey, cut flowers, herbs, spices, homemade candles, soaps, lotions, pottery, baskets and more. For shopper entertainment, This market also includes a variety of outdoor performances from local artists.
- Snellville Farmer’s Market. Filled with fantastic vendors and high-quality products, the Snellville Farmers Market provides a lively, festival energy that creates a fun spot to shop for a week of fresh food. This market takes place from October to May on the first and third Saturdays of every month from 9 a.m. to noon in the City Hall parking lot. Voted the top market in Georgia and named to the Top 100 Most Celebrated Farmers Markets list, this market offers incredible variety including local produce, meats, fish, eggs, honey, baked goods, made-to-order pizza, bath and body care products and handmade pottery. Click here for delicious, farm-fresh recipes!
- Historic Downtown Monroe Farmers Market. In season starting May 7 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Downtown Monroe Farmers Market is a pleasant small town shopping venue with handmade crafts and foods. Set up in the downtown courthouse circle, the market showcases a variety of vendors including farms and bakeries selling jams, sauces, soaps, cheese, coffee and other locally-loved goods! The market was built on the goals to support local growers, locally grown products, agriculture and food preparation presentations and a healthy lifestyle for Monroe citizens. In support of local senior citizens, the last Saturday of every month is Senior Day during which the first 40 senior citizens who attend the Market can receive $5 in Senior Bucks to spend at any booth.
- Oconee Farmers Market. Located in Watkinsville, the Oconee Farmers Market offers shoppers amazingly ripe fruit and veggies as well as fresh local eggs and meats. Open from May to October on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, consumers can shop distinctive crafts from local artisans and delicious produce from farmers in a friendly community atmosphere. In addition to its local vendors, the market also includes youth organizations from the area as well as local music performers. Visit the website to discover the next market date!
- Cartersville Farmers Market. Open every Saturday from May to September from 8 a.m. to noon in the Founders Oak Parking Lot across from city hall. The Cartersville Farmers Market features locally sourced agricultural products. This community market is supported by the Bartow County Government, Cartersville-Bartow Convention & Visitors Bureau, UGA-Bartow County Extension, City of Cartersville, and the Downtown Development Authority.
- Acworth Farmers Market. Held every Friday from 8 a.m. to noon, the Acworth Farmers Market is a great spot to pick up locally-sourced products and produce, featuring jellies, jams, fruits, vegetables, baked goods and more! Start the weekend off right by perusing the stalls and stopping by the growing historic downtown to shop and eat from a growing list of businesses!