We’ve all been there… It’s a crazy day after work and we desperately need to go grocery shopping to save ourselves from ordering way too much food on Uber Eats… Well what happens when local farmers come to you and your community providing healthier, tastier, local foods? You’ve got yourself a farmers market. Farmer’s Markets really are what’s becoming cool. What’s even cooler is that Atlanta has it’s own history of Farmers Markets.
We can’t forget to mention all of the amazing reasons to support your local farmer’s markets. For example, instead of giving your money to large corporations, you’re supporting local farmers and small business owners. It’s also healthier and more sustainable to eat food that’s locally grown, plus you get to communicate with the people who actually grow or create the foods you’re eating.
Farmers Markets are obviously super cool! Great food, great people, and an even better community vibe. That, among many other reasons, is why we love to support them, especially on warm Spring and Summer Days. While we’re only listing a few of our favorite, the city of Atlanta has tons of Farmers Markets around town all with their own special twist. Make sure you head over to Edible Atlanta to learn more about the local markets.
Saturdays 9:00am – 1:00pm at the 12th Street Gate
Piedmont Park Conservancy’s Program Department hosts the Green Market, a local farmers market serving Midtown’s population with fresh, clean local food. Green Market encourages sustainable communities in the most basic way – by providing shoppers with direct access to local farmers & merchants.
Sundays 9:00am – 1:00pm at 600 Cherokee Ave SE
The Grant Park Farmers Market has been voted Best Farmers Market in Creative Loafing & Atlanta Magazine. Weekly free celebrity chef demonstrations feature the top chefs in the south including Hugh Acheson, Kevin Gillespie, Virginia Willis & more. Shoppers, foodies, bloggers, & critics all agree that the Grant Park Farmers Market is the place to be on Sunday mornings.
Saturdays 8:00am – 11:00am 1393 N. Highland Ave Atlanta GA 30306
Morningside Farmers Market is the first and only farmers market in Atlanta that requires all produce to be certified organic. They describe themselves to be a very small, intimate farmers market where you can get to know the producers of the food. At the Morningside Farmers Market, you’ll be able to see area chefs create a delicious market inspired dish. Enjoy the wonderful carnival atmosphere and the freshest and finest organic produce. Also, they post their product list every Friday – get your list ready!
Saturday Mornings & Wednesdays 4:30pm -8pm at the Cathedral of St. Philip
Now in its eleventh year, Peachtree Road Farmers Market is a leader in the community. PRFM is the largest producer-only farmers market in the state. Producer-only means that everything at the Market has been grown, raised, or made by the seller, ensuring fair prices for both the vendors and the consumers. Saturday we hold over 35 chef demonstrations scheduled for this season and 50 weekly vendors. Each week brings new produce, vendors, events, live music and fun! Wednesday evenings, guests can find farm-to-table fresh meals to enjoy at the market or take home. Live Music, chef pop-ups and local breweries make it the perfect evening.
Saturdays 9:00am -1pm at the Carter Center
The market, now open year-round, offers a wide range of organic, local products including: fresh produce, grass fed meats, dairy including cheeses, yogurt, butter, milk, farm fresh eggs, handmade pasta and preserves, baked goods, coffee and more. Each market March- December features live music, a kid’s tent, and a local chef with hot prepared foods. The market also holds monthly events featuring the fruit or vegetable of the season.
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