Farmers Markets are a fun excursion for the family or just yourself to pick up local produce, flowers, jams and more. Check to see if they are open before you go and what restrictions are in place.
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!
SATURDAY’S 9 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M. Downtown Alpharetta Town Green
The Alpharetta Business Association will bring its farmers market back to Downtown Alpharetta this Saturday with a number of safety protocols in place to address social distancing and other heightened public health guidelines. The market has been operating in a different, smaller location since mid-May.
The permit issued for the event allows for a maximum of 75 vendors for each weekly event, 25 fewer vendors than in past years, while expanding the area that the event occupies. This will result in a minimum of 11 feet of open area between each vendor tent. Tents will be on both sides of the roads and will be in alternating spaces to ensure adequate room for customer lines. Pedestrian flow along the streets will be one-way to further improve social distancing space.
In addition, the ABA will continue to use the following measures that were implemented for the “mini-markets” they have been running since May:
• All vendors and event volunteers are required to wear masks
• Chalk markers will be placed at each booth to mark social distancing for customer lines at each vendor booth
• Directional marks in place to help regulate one-way pedestrian flow
• Signage throughout the event site to promote social distancing and other COVID safety protocols
• Hand sanitizer stations at multiple locations within the event footprint
• All customers/attendees are strongly encouraged to wear face masks
The Alpharetta Farmers Market is a program of the Alpharetta Business Association with support from the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau and Appen Media Group. For more information, please visit https://alpharettafarmersmarket.com or @DowntownAlpharettaFarmersMarket on Facebook.
Every Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Families and friends are invited to stroll and shop handcrafted and homegrown products on the Plaza Green for a fun afternoon at this summer market. Locals can also preorder items from select vendors, including David’s Garden Super Bee, The Cheese Straw House and The Cocktail House Shop. Support local on favorite items including prepared foods, produce, bread and more. This event is FREE and open to the public. Parking is free for the first three hours in the Purple, Green or Red Deck.
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. E. Ponce de Leon, Decatur
Downtown Historic Norcross
Tuesday’s May – October 4-8pm
74 Park Drive, Thrasher Park, on Buchanan Street next to the railroad tracks
Norcross, GA 30071
Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Open with some modifications that will help us maintain social distancing for the common good. We really need your help to keep the market open — and safe for vendors and shoppers.
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
Saturdays starting 8 a.m. to 12:00 pm. Walkable Market
Find 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.
Located at Roswell City Hall Parking Lot 38 Hill Street Roswell 30075 Facebook Page HERE
Palmetto, GA Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 1 pm. 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.
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. Visit Facebook page HERE.
Saturday’s Town Center Park 8 a.m. – 12 pm
The season of fresh produce, lovely flowers, and yummy baked goods returns to Suwanee! Buy fresh, local produce from farmers! 330 Town Center Ave Suwanee
“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.”
Roswell’s Weekday Farmer’s Market Open all year on Thursdays 2-5pm
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
Thursday’s 9 a.m. – 12 pm
Saturday’s 10 a.m. – 12 pm
Vickery Village Courtyard
5920 Post Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30040
The mission of the Vickery Village Farmers Market is to provide access to fresh, high quality, locally-produced and healthy food products to the local community. All products offered at the market will be produced by local farmers and vendors and grown or produced using organic practices to the extent feasible.
Farms that Deliver to Your Home
* 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 10 am 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)All opinions are my own. 2019 updated.