Your 2018 Guide To Metro Atlanta Farmers Markets

Get your reusable bag ready. It’s farmers market season in Atlanta.

There are markets across town filled with fresh vegetables, local meats and handmade goods.

“Something that differentiates farmers markets from a grocery store is the sense of community and connectivity and authenticity,” Community Farmers Markets Executive Director Katie Hayes said.

By shopping at farmers markets, customers and local businesses both benefit. Some metro Atlanta markets, such as the MARTA markets, also give SNAP/EBT customers double their dollars.

We’ve compiled more than 30 stand out markets operating in metro Atlanta. The markets are divided in the map based on if they are “inside the perimeter” (ITP) or “outside the perimeter” (OTP) or use the list below to find a market in your neck of the woods.

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MARKETS INSIDE THE PERIMETER

Decatur Farmers Market

When: Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m., April to Dec. 19; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April to Dec. 15

At the Decatur Farmers Market, plan to get an “Indie-Catur” experience, where local natural foods and goods are sold. Feel free to bring your dog on a leash and enjoy the outdoor market that has been up and running since 2013. Parking is available at the church on Clairemont Avenue. Also note that EBT dollars get double their value as a part of the Georgia Fresh For Less program at this market.

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

When: Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m., April to Nov. 15

This farmers market began in 2006, making it one of the oldest of its kind in Atlanta. Not only does it offer goods from local vendors, it also features chefs who will show attendees how to cook seasonal dishes. Plan to park on the street on Stokeswood Avenue or behind Midway Pub. Also note that EBT dollars get double their value as a part of the Georgia Fresh For Less program at this market.

Opening day of the 2018 East Atlanta Village Farmers Market. (Courtesy of Jenna Shea Mobley)

Grant Park Farmers Market

When: Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April to Dec. 16; Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, Jan. 6 to March 2018

On a Sunday morning, come out to the Grant Park Farmers Market that offers celebrity chef demonstrations for free. The market, which is ran in part by the Grant Park Conservancy, has also been voted the Best Farmers Market in Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine. Dogs are welcome at the Grant Park location as long as they are on leashes. Also note that EBT dollars get double their value as a part of the Georgia Fresh For Less program at this market.

Ponce City Farmers Market

When: Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m., April to Nov. 20

This producer-only market makes fresh fruits, veggies, eggs, meats and other items available to the public. Some vendors include soy-wax candle company FussyRuff, chocolatier Roswell Chocolates and pet treat seller The Whole Dog Market. Free parking available at Ponce City Market. Also note that EBT dollars get double their value as a part of the Georgia Fresh For Less program at this market.

The Ponce City Farmers Market takes place on Tuesdays. (Courtesy of Jenna Shea Mobley)

Fresh MARTA Market- West End

When: Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., May 1 to December

Come out to the West End station on Tuesdays starting in May for the Fresh MARTA Market. The pop-up farm stand operates in partnership with local organizations including GA Food Oasis-Atlanta, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Community Farmers Markets. Each market takes cash, credit, debit and EBT/SNAP. Patrons using SNAP will receive double the amount of money for items purchased at the market.

Fresh MARTA Market- Five Points

When: Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m., May 4 to December

Come out to the Five Points station on Fridays starting May 4 for the Fresh MARTA Market. The pop-up farm stand operates in partnership with local organizations including GA Food Oasis-Atlanta, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Community Farmers Markets. Each market takes cash, credit, debit and EBT/SNAP. Patrons using SNAP will receive double the amount of money for items purchased at the market.

Fresh MARTA Market- Hamilton E. Holmes

When: Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., May 9 to December

Come out to the Hamilton E. Holmes station on Wednesdays starting May 9 for the Fresh MARTA Market. The pop-up farm stand operates in partnership with local organizations including GA Food Oasis-Atlanta, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Community Farmers Markets. Each market takes cash, credit, debit and EBT/SNAP. Patrons using SNAP will receive double the amount of money for items purchased at the market.

Fresh MARTA Market- College Park

When: Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m., May 10 to December

Come out to the College Park station on Thursdays starting May 10 for the Fresh MARTA Market. The pop-up farm stand operates in partnership with local organizations including GA Food Oasis-Atlanta, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Community Farmers Markets. Each market takes cash, credit, debit and EBT/SNAP. Patrons using SNAP will receive double the amount of money for items purchased at the market.

Your DeKalb Farmers Market

When: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This farmers market, which has been open for about 40 years, offers goods including bakery, international, meat, deli, seafood and pastry items. The market has come a long way from where it started as a produce stand and now considers itself “ a true world market.” There is even an in market restaurant that serves lunch and dinner selections.

Brookhaven Farmers Market

When: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Each week local-produced food and goods are offered at the Brookhaven Farmers Market. Some of this year’s vendors are Banjo Cold Brew Coffee, Hometown Honey, Jimella’s Bakery and King of Pops.

East Point Farmers Market

When: Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m., Spring, Summer and Fall; Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m., December through February

Every Wednesday, farmers, food producers and craft vendors open up shop at the farmers market. The shop is the East Point Main Street Association and the City of East Point’s initiative. Affordable options are available at the market and SNAP EBT users get double their money’s worth.

Piedmont Park Green Market

When: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March to November

This market sells local produced foods an artisan goods, along with prepared food. There is also entertainment in the form of chef demonstration, live music and activities for children. Market goers will also get the chance to learn about the history of Piedmont Park from tours that leave from the information booth.

Morningside Farmers Market

When: Saturdays from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

All year on Saturdays the Morningside Farmers Market opens for business as a producer-only market. Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate, Wildcraft Flowers and La Calavera Bakery are among the vendors. Meat sold at the market are also raised on 100 percent organic GMO-free feed.

The Grant Park Farmers Market takes place Sunday mornings. (Courtesy of Jenna Shea Mobley)

Peachtree Road Farmers Market

When: Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon, April to Sept. 29; 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6 to Dec. 15

The market has been open for 12 years and is known in the community for its large producer-only market. There are also more than 35 chef demonstrations slated for the market’s season. SNAP are worth double the amount at this market.

The Market @ Collegetown Farm

When: Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m.

This weekly market held by Truly Living Well launched this year on April 13. Come to location for monthly health screenings, chef demonstrations and organic produce. The market also doubles EBT dollars.

MARKETS OUTSIDE THE PERIMETER

Canton Farmers Market

When: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 27 to Oct. 28

Rain or shine the Canton Farmers Market is open to the public in Canton Park. Vendors will be selling an array of items, such as seafood, eggs and meat at the producer-only market.

Kennesaw State University Farmers Market

When: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Spring Market is Feb 28 to May 2 and the Fall Market is from late August until mid-November

Outside The Commons Campus, the Kennesaw State University Farmers Market, which is runs by University Dining, offers many goods, such as craft products and organic produce.

Cotton Mill Farmers Market

When: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, April to September; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., October to March

Farmers from western Georgia and eastern Alabama sell their meat, dairy and produce at the market. Some vendors include C & L Farm Grows, Willow Soap Company and Crager-Hager Farm.

Waleska Farmers Market

When: Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 31 through Nov. 1

Expect to find items like fresh produce, bakery items and local honey at the market. Artisans that sell jewelry, soy candles and wood carving are also among the vendors.

Woodstock Farm Fresh Market

When: Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon, April 21 through December

In Downtown Woodstock, this market makes it a priority to require that produce vendors bring at 85 percent of foods they grew. The fresh market operates in partnership with the Cherokee County Farm Bureau.

Jonesboro Farmers Market

When: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon, May 12 through Oct. 27

In the market, there will be goods from various farmers, bakers and artisans. The market’s organizers recommends for people to come early.

Acworth Farmers Market

When: Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon, April to October

Locally produced foods and products are available at the Acworth Farmers Market, which as been operating for more than 12 years. Some items to expect at the market are homemade jelly and fresh bread.

Marietta Square Farmers Market

When: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon year round; Sundays from 12 to 3 p.m. May through October

With more than 65 vendors, there are plenty offerings available at the market. Some sellers include Annie’s Baking, Freedom Farms and Mercier Orchards.

Kennesaw Farmers Market

When: Mondays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., May through October

Come out to the market for access to more than 30 local farmers and merchants. There will be bakery products, herbs and seasonal produce.

Smyrna Fresh Market

When: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, May through September

In Downtown Smyrna, the fresh market makes products from organic producers, gardeners and plant vendors available.

People stroll through the Grant Park Farmers Market on opening day of the 2018 season.(Courtesy of Jenna Shea Mobley)

Buford Highway Farmers Market

When: Daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Expect to find international cuisine and goods from farmers in the market that has vendors from around the world. Ethnic foods from regions, such as Korea, Mexico and West Africa, are available.

Tucker Farmers Market

When: Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m., April through October; 4 to 7 p.m. November through Dec.14

The market’s mission is to provide assistance for local small businesses and to foster a community within the area. Bakers, farmers and producers from Tucker are among the vendors.

Peachtree City Farmers Market

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Homemade jam, local produce and more are available at the market. Some vendors include Pappardelle’s Pasta, Blue Donkey Coffee and Tea Fusions.

Cumming Farmers Market

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., June 2 through Sept. 29

Come to the market for homegrown offerings such as baked goods and fresh produce are available. Plenty of produce are at the location ranging from watermelon to corn.

Alpharetta Farmers Market

When: Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April through October

Each month produce are highlighted at the market. Indigo Moon Soaps, Lola’s Sugar Pie Bakery and Hopes Salsa are a few of the market’s merchants.

Sandy Springs Farmers Market

When: Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon, April through October; Extended Season Held Markets, November through December

Around 40 to 50 vendors come out to the market to offer their locally made products, such as eggs, meats and produce. Since 2010, the market has been a staple of the Sandy Springs community.

Serenbe Farmers Market

When: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 pm., April through Nov. 17

The eclectic market features vendors, such as local craftsmen, artisans and growers. There are also monthly chef demonstrations and entertainment for kids.

Lilburn Farmers Market

When: Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m., June through August

The rain or shine market is in its ninth season. Plan to browse goods ranging pasta to honey. Samples are also available to market goers.

Snellville Farmers Market

When: Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 2 through September

The market, located on the Towne Green, makes seasonal produce available, along with healthy foods. There is also live entertainment planned for June 2, July 7, Aug. 4 and Sept. 8.

Are there farmers markets you love, but don’t see included in the map above? Let us know below, and we’ll investigate!

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