Farmers Markets are a fantastic way to explore your neighborhood and community. And of course, there are the added benefits of supporting local farmers and local businesses. Most farmers markets make room for local farmers, bakers, and other culinary artisans like salsa companies, jelly and jam makers, and some non-food related business like soap makers.
You might assume that farmers markets are only open on Saturday mornings, which is certainly common. However, Atlanta boasts farmers markets open throughout the week at varying times, so you’re sure to find one that fits your schedule.
What farmers markets are available in Atlanta?
Piedmont Park Green Market
- Saturdays from 9am – 1pm, May 1 through December 11th
- Piedmont Park’s 12th street entrance gate
- A smaller market with several great produce purveyors, salsa, flowers, baked goods, etc.
Morningside Farmers Market
- Saturdays year round from 8:00am – 11:30am in winter and 7:30am-11:30am in summer
- 1393 N. Highland Avenue, Atlanta
- Larger than Piedmont Park’s market, with lots of produce and baked goods
- Chef demonstrations early every Saturday
Decatur Farmers Market
- Saturdays from 9am – 12pm, year-round
- Wednesdays, Summers 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (March – Oct.) and Winters 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Nov. – Feb.). Summer hours are during daylight savings time.
- 163 Clairemont Ave. Decatur, GA 30030 at the corner of Commerce Dr. and Church St.
- Features farmers, bakers, sauce makers, and florists, various demonstrations including chefs and composting
East Atlanta Village Farmers Market
- Thursdays from 4pm – 8pm (or dusk), May through November
- 1231 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
- Features farmers, bakers, craft makers, and cheese makers
Peachtree Road Farmers Market
- Saturdays, April – December (Apr. – Aug. 8:30am to 12:30pm) (Sept. – Dec. 9am to 12:30pm)
- Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
- Features produce and chef demonstrations
If you don’t see a farmers market in your area listed above, it’s easy to find one. Simply do a keyword search for “farmers market” and your zip code. And if you live outside of Atlanta, the same trick will work for you. There are farmers markets all over the state of Georgia.
It’s possible to get involved in a farmers market behind the scenes as well. They are often looking for volunteers and new vendors, so whether you have some time to donate, or you’d like to display your wares for sale, check out the websites above for more information on volunteering and becoming a vendor.
Enjoy the fresh air and fresh food, and don’t forget to bring reusable grocery bags or a backpack to carry your delicious finds home!