Nothing says summer quite like a morning stroll through a well-stocked farmers market. There is no better way to guarantee that you have healthy, locally grown foods stocked within your fridge.
Metro Atlanta features a wide variety of farmers markets, featuring everything from the freshest fruits and vegetables to vibrant flowers and home-baked bread. Forget the grocery store and instead buy local and indulge in handmade cheeses, raw honey and specialty cured meats. Other artisan products include soaps, preserves, condiments, and fudge.
We first shared this post over five years ago! So much has changed since then and the number of great, local farmers markets has increased greatly. While we still love the ones we listed back then, we have more intown favorites to add for your local and fresh food shopping. See what's new in 2019 Atlanta farmer's markets.
* UPDATED for 2019
Sweet Auburn Curb Market
*Simply referred to as "The Curb Market" by locals, Sweet Auburn Curb Market brings the rural pleasures to the heart of Atlanta's urban center. Located in the Old Fourth Ward, one of Atlanta's oldest markets, Growing in spades, the Municipal Market as it is called houses over 30 local businesses including produce, butchers, seafood, full-service bakery, cooking classes, a pharmacy and 10 of the top eateries in the city including Grindhouse Killer Burger, Rawesome Juicery and Sweet Auburn BBQ.
Location: 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta
Hours: Mon - Sat 8am - 6pm (Year round)
Insider Tip: Get your parking ticket validated to park for free.
*Brookhaven Farmers Market
Rain or shine, Brookhaven Farmers Market is running five years strong. Sourcing local meat, veggie, and other vendors, this neighborhood market is always a blast. The market runs weekly on Saturdays from April to November. Enjoy weekly events from local business owners, like celebrating dads with a Pig Roast from There Brookhaven's owner Bill Brown. Check the facebook page for upcoming events and the website for a list of vendors.
Location: 1375 Fernwood Ave
Hours: Saturdays 9am-Noon (April to November)_
Insider Tip: Subscribe to the newsletter on the website for insider market updates including what's growing now, what's new with vendors and other fun market news.
Decatur Farmers Market
This year-round farmers market is an Atlanta staple with an active web presence. The Decatur Farmers Market website shows the extensive list of vendors on their repertoire, and their blog is updated twice a week to highlight their offerings. From organic beauty products to fresh spices, the selection at the Decatur Farmers Market is, without exception, the best around.
Location: 498 N McDonough St, Atlanta (Saturdays), 308 Clairemont Ave, Atlanta (Wednesdays)
Hours: Saturday 9am- 1pm, Wednesday 4pm-7pm (year round)
Insider Tip: Are you looking to purchase from the farmers market on an off day? The website lists the vendor's websites so that you don't have to wait until the next Wednesday or Saturday to indulge.
*Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market
*Locals love to start their Saturday mornings with a steaming cup of fair-trade coffee and a freshly bakes biscuit. The Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market features a variety of prepared food and specialty vendors. In 2019, expect great vendors including farmers, specialty goods and artists and prepared food vendors. Make sure to check out Franklin Farms for citrus fruits and satsuma variety of Mandarin Oranges, gorgeous baubles from Jewelry by Dezign, Olde World Artisan Bread, and We Three Girls for some delicious granola,*
*New Location: 220 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs
Hours: Saturdays 8:30am - 12pm (April - December)
Insider Tip: The Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market offers a weekly newsletter featuring vendors, products and market news. Sign up on their website to stay in the loop.
Peachtree Road Farmers Market
The largest producer-only market in Metro Atlanta, Peachtree Road Farmers Market is the ideal stopping point for those who wish to ensure that the prices are as fair as possible. Everything at the market has been grown or crafted directly by the seller, so you can ensure that your money is going into the right hands. One of the most popular aspects of the Peachtree Road Farmer's Market is the chef demos series, offered weekly at 10 am. Get recipes and step-by-step instructions during these interactive sessions.
Location: 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta
Hours: Saturdays 8:30 am-noon (April to September), 9am-noon (October-December)
Insider Tip: Well-behaved dogs are welcome here.
*Marietta Square Farmers Market
With an average of 65 vendors, the Marietta Farmers Market keeps getting bigger...and better. In fact, 2018 was their biggest year yet. Look for a variety of staple fruits and veggies along with all of the ones that you cannot find in any grocery store. Don't miss items like pattypan squash, heirloom salad mix, amazing cut flower arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole grain loaves of bread, jelly, jam and preserves. Customers can also take home many live garden, yard and culinary herb plants. We love that this market is now open on Saturdays and Sundays...and year-round on Saturdays.
Location: 65 Church Street, Marietta
*Hours: Saturdays 9-noon (year round), Sundays Noon-3pm (May through October)
Insider Tip: On the hot days of summer, make sure to grab a refreshing glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade.
*Morningside Farmers Market
The first and only farmer's market in Atlanta that requires all produce to be Certified Organic. A mainstay in Atlanta since 1995, Morningside Farmers Market has a great neighborhood vibe where everyone gets to know each other. Located in the heart of Morningside across the street from Alon's Bakery.
Location: 1393 N. Highland, Atlanta
Hours: Saturdays 8:30 am-11:30am
Insider Tip: This market is year round and once you start going you will get to know the producers here. Once you get in with the farmers, you are good to go for your weekly excursion.
*Ponce City Farmers Market
Located directly on the beltline, Ponce City Farmers Market is predominantly frequented by pedestrians and cyclists. The market is held seasonally on Tuesday evenings and hosts some of Atlanta’s finest local food talent, including urban farmers, artisanal food makers, as well as pop-up chefs. Some of our favorite and current weekly vendors are Bamboo Juices, Dancin' Salmon (Atlantic and Pacific Salmon smoked and cured in Atlanta), and Vanilla Crepes (prepared direclty in front of the customer).
Location: The Shed at Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta
Hours: Tuesdays 4pm-8pm (April to End of October)
Insider Tip: If you do decide to drive, that's okay. Parking is complimentary for farmers market shoppers in the lots in front of Mountain High Outfitters. Market shoppers can receive one hour of free parking in these lots by choosing zone 22200 and inputting the code FARMERS2018 in the Park Mobile app. This is only valid during market.