Best Family-Friendly Farmers Markets
Nothing beats the taste of fruits and veggies direct from the field. But fun extras such as kids’ programs, live music and even a sweet treat or two, make these markets a destination for families.
Herbs and flowers, dairy items, local produce, breads and sweets, live music, chef demos and special events keep families coming. Kids’ activities monthly. The adjacent outdoor artist market is the last weekend each month.
When: Saturdays, April-Oct., 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: North and South Broad St., Alpharetta
More than 25 vendors sell a variety of vegetables, fruits, honey, artisan cheeses and even pies, popcorn, homemade donuts and skin care products.
When: Saturdays, May-Sept., 8:30-noon.
Where: Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody
Live music, a children’s tent and pop-up chef tent make this a fun market. Find a wide range of organic, local products including produce, meats, cheeses, yogurt, butter, milk, eggs, baked goods, coffee and more.
When: Saturdays, Jan.-Feb., 9 a.m.-noon; March-Dec., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 453 Freedom Pkwy. NE, Atlanta
Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market
Live music and games are a big attraction at this popular market. Locally-grown produce, dairy products, meat, eggs, specialty foods and more are available. A monthly “Little Diggers” program teaches kids about gardening.
When: Saturdays, April 13- Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-noon; Oct.-Dec., 9 a.m.-noon
Where: 220 Mt. Vernon Hwy., Sandy Springs
A beautiful park environment, dozens of vendors, live music, chef demos and playground structures make this market popular.
When: Saturdays, March 30-Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 12th St. and Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta
In-season fruits and veggies, meats, cheese, pastries and more from 65 vendors lining the stalls just off the square. Kids enjoy easy access to “The General” playground.
When: Saturdays, year-round, 9 a.m.-noon; Sundays, May-Oct. noon-3 p.m.
Where: 65 Church St., Marietta
Shop from a wide variety of produce, breads, meats, dairy items, condiments and art at this popular market. Live music or chef demos are scheduled weekly, while hands-on monthly programs teach kids about the environment and how food grows.
When: Saturdays, March-Sept., 8:30 a.m.- noon; Oct.-Dec., 9 a.m.-noon.
Where: The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW Atlanta
Families love the weekly market themes and programs for kids, including dance classes and Camp Serenbe activities. Enjoy local and sustainable produce, artisan crafts and chef demos. Farm tours are available every Saturday after the market.
When: Saturdays, April 13-Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Selborne Village Green, 9110 Selborne Ln., Chattahoochee Hills
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Local vegetables and fruits, plants, jams and jellies, and baked goods abound at this downtown Acworth Market.
When: Fridays, April-Oct., 8 a.m.-noon
Where: Logan Farm Park, 4405 Cherokee St., Acworth
Stretching 150 acres, the Atlanta Market is considered one of the largest of its kind in the world. It features a garden center, wholesale and retail activities and fresh produce.
When: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Where: 16 Forest Pkwy., Forest Park
Local produce, baked goods, flowers, fruit and pet provisions are just a few of the vendors at this popular market in DeKalb County. Check the website for weekly musical offerings. Coloring books and sidewalk chalk, located at the information booth, keep younger kids busy.
When: Sundays, April-Oct., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates
Shoppers come for the fresh produce, handmade crafts, and to visit with their neighbors.
When: Sundays, April-Oct., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 2081 Bolton Rd. NW, Atlanta
Live music entertains as shoppers browse for vegetables, fruits, fresh bakery items, eggs, seafood and more.
When: Saturdays, 9-noon.
Where: 1375 Fernwood Cir. NE, Atlanta
This market features local farmers and an artists’ market, with a focus on Georgia-grown and organic produce. Cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities and music occur weekly.
When: Saturdays, May 11-Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Cannon Park, downtown Canton
Local produce, jams and jellies, fresh baked goods and local honey are featured at this market, along with herbs and spices, pottery and soap.
When: Saturdays, April 27-Oct. 26, 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Where: 46 Plaza Way, Clayton
Live music, chef demos, produce, yoga and monthly health screenings draw crowds to this Friday farmers’ market.
When: Fridays year-round, 3-7:30 p.m.
Where: 234 Lawton St. SW, Atlanta’s Westside
Farmers within a 50-mile radius of downtown Carrollton bring fruits, vegetables, herbs, art such as stained glass, pottery and jewelry and much more to this weekly market.
When: April-Sept., 8 a.m.-noon; Oct.-March, 9-11 a.m.
Where: 609 Dixie St., Carrollton
Locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and fresh flowers are available in this Newnan market, which is open two days a week at two different locations.
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Courthouse Square, Downtown Newnan (Wednesdays); Asa M. Powell Sr. Expo Center, 197 Temple Ave, Newnan (Saturdays)
Located on the front lawn of the First Baptist Church near downtown Decatur, this market is a great place for families to relax and enjoy farm-fresh food and fun.
When: Wednesdays, April-Nov., 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, April-Dec., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur
This colorful market offers produce, artisan foods, handmade soaps, and local artist works alongside live music, kids’ activities and cooking demos.
When: Thursdays, April 11-Nov. 21, 4-8 p.m.
Where: 572 Stokeswood Ave., Atlanta
Sustainably-grown local produce, baked goods, popsicles, coffee, and crafts are some of the many items available at this year-round market.
When: Wednesdays, March-Nov., 4-7 p.m.; Dec.-Feb., 3-6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Commons, 2757 East Point St., East Point
This pop-up farm stand appears four days a week in four MARTA stations, offering fresh produce to those who may not have time to visit a traditional farmers market.
When: Tues.-Fri., May-Dec., 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Where: West End Station (Tues.); Bankhead Station, (Wed.); College Park Station, (Thurs.); Five Points Station (Fri.)
Weekly free celebrity chef demonstrations and great locally-grown veggies, meats, breads, and artisan foods.
When: Sundays, April 7- Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 600 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta
Over 30 local vendors offer fresh tomatoes, flowers, fruits and vegetables, baked goods and local crafts. While you’re there, don’t miss “Dinner at the Depot,” which has a variety of food trucks and live music.
When: Mondays, May-Sept., 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Depot Park, 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw
Discover a wide variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, herbs, preserves, milk, cheese, meat, soap and more. Music, family-friendly activities and a Little Free Library are added attractions.
When: Fridays, June-August, 4-8 p.m.
Where: Good Shepherd Presbyterian, 1400 Killian Hill Rd., Lilburn
This weekly market features a variety of local produce and products as well as events, classes and presentations related to healthy eating.
When: Thursdays, May-Sept., 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Mable House Complex, 5239 Floyd Rd., Mableton
All of the produce at Morningside Farmers Market is certified organic. You can also shop for meats, baked goods, flowers, fresh-baked goods, pasta, granola and more.
When: Saturdays, year-round, 8-11:30 a.m.
Where: 1393 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta
Purchase fresh local produce CSA subscriptions, and more while enjoying live music and demonstrations. Enjoy ready-to-eat food and drink while you shop.
When: Saturdays, June-Aug., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Webb Park, 5 College St., Norcross
Over 45 vendors of fruits and vegetables, meat, coffee, honey, plants, BBQ and more.
When: Year-round, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Aberdeen Village Shopping Center, Peachtree City
The market is held seasonally on Tuesday evenings, and hosts some of Atlanta’s local food talent, including urban farmers, artisan food makers, as well as pop-up chefs. Look for veggies and fruits, pasture-raised eggs and meats, alongside food vendors and natural beauty-care vendors.
When: Tuesdays, April 9-Oct. 29, 4-8 p.m.
Where: The Shed at Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta
Enjoy live music and chef demos while shopping for fresh produce, baked goods and more. Kids can collect stamps for the Kids Club educational program and receive a meal from a local restaurant.
When: Saturdays, April 13-Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-noon
Where: City Hall, 38 Hill St., Roswell
The Market features products that come from farms and gardens that are located, for the most part, within a 100-mile radius of Snellville. Sample barbecue, baked goods, breads and pick up fresh fruits and veggies as well as other types of produce.
When: Saturdays, June-Sept., 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Off-season market runs Oct.-May the first Saturday of the month, 9 a.m.-noon.
Where: Snellville City Hall, 2342 Oak Rd., Snellville
Friendly vendors, fresh vegetables, homemade pickles, Georgia-grown pecans and even dog treats are available at this market.
When: Tuesdays, May 1-Oct. 30, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Municipal parking lot, 922 Main St., Stone Mountain
Locally grown produce and a variety of other items such as meat, eggs, salsa, honey, and baked goods.
When: Saturdays, May 11-Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-noon; Winter Market on the second Saturday of the month, Oct.-April, 9-11 a.m.
Where: Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee
This popular market has moved to a new, larger location for 2019. A variety of local farmers, bakers and producers will sell their wares; visitors can also enjoy food trucks and live music.
When: Thursdays; April 4-Dec. 12, 4-8 p.m.
Where: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4882 Lavista Rd., Tucker
Organic, locally-produced foods are the focus at the Vickery Village Market. Shop for produce, pasta, bread, beef, eggs and more.
When: Thursdays, April 11-Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Vickery Village Courtyard, 5920 Post Road, Cumming
West End Farmers Market Atlanta has cooking and craft demos, fresh produce, flowers and more, along with live music.
When: Saturdays, June-Oct., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Gordon-White Park, 1354 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta
Locally grown fresh produce as well as cooking demonstrations and live music. New this year is the Tuesday Evening Market, offering a second opportunity to shop.
When: Saturdays, April 20-Dec., 8:30 a.m.-noon.; Tuesdays: May-Aug., 5-8 p.m.
Where: Market Street, Downtown Woodstock