Farmers Markets are a fun excursion for the family or just yourself to pick up local produce, flowers, jams, enjoy live music and more. The Alpharetta Farmers Market is now open every Saturday am. as well as many other local cities farmers markets. If you are looking to buy organic food and products, many of the farmers markets sell organic fruits and vegetables. See the bottom of this article for information on farms that deliver to your home or have local pickup spots. Buy fresh and local!
Alpharetta Farmers Market Saturdays April 15 through October 29 2016 8:30 a.m. – 1pm Old Canton Street
Opening Day 4/15 ~Radio X, Atlanta’s Business Radio, will broadcast live from the Farmers Market 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Mayor Belle Isle will be there for ribbon cutting and other city officials!! Two drawings for prizes and you must be present to Win!!
Buy Fresh, Buy Local!! Fresh flowers, food, soaps and more! The Alpharetta farmers market is a Saturday ritual where folks gather each week to catch up with friends and neighbors and to connect with local farmers and food artisans. Located at the corner of Old Milton Avenue and Old Canton Street No Farmers Market Aug 5 due to Old Soldier’s Parade.
Dekalb Farmers Market Open daily 9 am. – 9 pm. Famous market known for almost anything imaginable. They produce a variety of specialty products that are all-natural and preservatives free. Facebook HERE.
E. Ponce de Leon, Decatur
Duluth Farmers Market Every Saturday starting May 6
Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with many vendors. Official season starts May 6. The market is in Historic Downtown Duluth at the corner of Hill Street and Hwy 120 The market is all natural, organic and sustainable.
Johns Creek Farmers Market Saturday May 5 thru August 26 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm.
Located at Newtown Park in the Amphitheater and held every Saturday rain or shine. Each market features local farmers and vendors with organic and/or sustainable foods and produce. Rain or shine. More information HERE. Sign up for weekly Farmers Market e-newsletter here: http://bit.ly/1LXkC1B
Whistle Stop Farmers Market Downtown Historic Norcross
Check their Facebook page for updates on this Norcross Farmers Market.
Peachtree Road Farmers Market Saturdays April 1 – 30 8:30 a.m. – Noon; Wednesdays April 19-25 4:30 – 8pm
Largest produce-only farmers market in the state. Produce-only means that everything in the market has been grown, raised or made by the seller ensuring fair prices for both vendors and consumers. Hands-on programming for children to learn about the earth, environment and how food grows. 35 chef demonstrations are scheduled for the season. Located: Cathedral of St Philip. 2744 Peachtree Rd NW
The Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market Saturdays starting April 15 8 a.m. to 12:00 pm.
Formerly known Riverside Farmers market, they sell farm-fresh vegetables, sun ripened fresh fruit and berries, fragrant herbs, beautiful flowers and plants, organic compost, artisan cheeses, organic herbal soaps, and more! The nationally recognized farmers market hosts more than 30 vendors and 25,000 patrons.
Kid’s POP Club: Designed to benefit local children ages 5-12, the POP Club draws from nutrition, culinary arts, agriculture and science to encourage awareness of healthy food choices. Through participating in a series of market events, members earn passport stamps. A completed passport is rewarded with a free kids meal at a participating, local restaurant including: Table & Main, Century House Tavern, The Frosty Frog Creamery & Cafe or Family Traditions Restaurant. Kids POP Club events will be published in coming weeks.
Located at Roswell City Hall Parking Lot 38 Hill Street Roswell 30075 Facebook Page HERE
Serenbe Farmers and Artists Market Palmetto, GA Saturdays April 8 through November 18 9:00 a.m. – noon. Rain or Shine
The Serenbe Farmers and Artists Market is an eclectic market comprised of small local and sustainable growers, artisans, and craftsmen. A broad spectrum of vendors and customers meet each Saturday morning from 9 am until noon to share in their passion for sustainable food and local art. April 15 Easter Egg Decorating April 22 Activity for kids ~ Earth Day
The established market is held in a unique outdoor environment in the village green of the Serenbe community, surrounded by retail shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Each Saturday, we highlight exciting events and programming geared to educate and entertain our ever-growing customer base. We will have monthly chef demos, canning and preserving demos seasonally, and activities for children. Farm tours available to the public every Saturday after farmer’s market at 12:30, for $8. Visit Facebook page HERE.
Suwanee Farmers Market Saturday’s Town Center Park 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Buy fresh, local produce from farmers! “The Suwanee Farmers Market has a loyal customer and farmer base,” notes Suwanee Events Manager Amy Doherty. “Our market is almost as much a social event as it is an opportunity to access locally grown produce and a variety of other items, such as salsa, honey, eggs and meat, seafood, and baked goods.”
Sweet Apple Village Farmers Market Roswell’s Weekday Farmer’s Market Open all year Thursdays 2-6pm
Dedicated to bringing local, quality produce and products to the community while supporting local businesses and non-profit organizations. Plan to stop on your way home from work or school; pop in on your way to practice; or swing by after a run in the park. See also HERE. 320 Hardscrabble Road World Harvest Church
* There are several farms that deliver fresh produce to your home or specific pickup location:
Local Harvest Mulitple local locations for pickup. Pick and choose from their menu. Every Saturday morning they post a harvest menu online. Members have until 10am Tuesday to place an order. They sort, bundle & deliver the produce, and you pick up the goods at a convenient neighborhood host site on Wednesday. LocalHarvest connects people looking for good food with the farmers who produce it. Buying local is about enjoying real food, grown yourself or purchased from people you trust. It’s about developing strong local economies and producing food on a human scale. It’s about eating seasonally, practicing the art of cooking, and sitting down to enjoy meals together. It requires ample local and regional producers, processors, and distributors. As they see it, the goal of the local food movement is to create thriving community-based food systems that will make high quality local food available to everyone.
Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery on Kimball Bridge Rd is one stop.
Nature’s Garden fresh organic and mostly local fruits and veggies every other week. Offering home delivery of the finest (Naturally & Organically) grown fruits and vegetables right to your doorstep! Enjoy a fresh new seasonal menu each week. (naturesexpress.com)
Scoop OTP has an informative Farmer’s Market article as well with information on Hickory Flat Cherokee Fresh Market and others. Check out their article HERE. Thank you to the moms who provided feedback on Facebook that helped me finish the above list!
Original article May 2013. Updated annually in April. All opinions are my own. 2017 updated.