Your Guide to Atlanta’s Farmers Markets
Whether you’re looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, a sweet snack, hands-on kids programs, or fun local music, these Atlanta farmers markets are sure to please. Be sure to check the farmers market websites for specific dates and times when the markets are open each season.
Produce, breads, condiments and artworks are on display. Live music or chef demos are scheduled weekly, while hands-on monthly programs teach kids about the environment and how food grows. It’s also a mecca for moms groups!
Saturdays: April 1 – Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m.- noon. Oct. 7 – Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays: April 19 – Oct. 25, 4:30- 8 p.m.
Location: 2744 Peachtree Road, NW Atlanta at The Cathedral of St. Philip
In-season fruits and veggies, meats, cheese, pastries and more line the stalls on the square. Kids enjoy tasting new flavors and the easy access to “The General” playground, green space and fountain.
Saturdays: Year round 9 a.m.-noon. Sundays: May-Oct. noon-3 p.m.
Location: 65 Church St., Marietta
Herbs and flowers, dairy items, local produce, breads and sweets, live music, chef demos and special events keep families heading to downtown Alpharetta each weekend. Kids’ activities take place monthly, and the adjacent Art in the Park outdoor artist market is the last weekend of each month.
Saturdays April through October, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Old Canton St., Alpharetta
Live music and children’s activities are generally on tap at this market, where around 50 vendors display locally-grown produce or locally-made specialty foods.
Saturdays: April-Dec. 8:30 a.m.-noon
Location: 6100 Lake Forrest Dr., Sandy Springs
A beautiful park environment, dozens of vendors, live music, chef demos, playground structures and plenty people/dog-watching make this market popular with kids.
Saturdays: through mid-December 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: 400 Park Dr. NE, Atlanta (12th Street entrance)
Located in 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.
Wednesdays: Year round 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays: April-Dec. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: 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.
Thursdays: April-Dec. 4-8 p.m.
Location: 572 Stokeswood Ave., Atlanta
Weekly free celebrity chef demonstrations and great locally-grown veggies, meats, breads, and artisan foods.
Sundays: through Dec. 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: 600 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta
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.
Select Tues. 4-8 p.m.
Location: The Shed at Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta
Offers a wide range of organic, local products including: fresh produce, grass-fed meats, cheeses, yogurt, butter, milk, farm-fresh eggs, handmade pasta and preserves, baked goods, coffee and more. Live music, children’s tent and pop-up chef tent.
Saturdays: year round, Jan. and Feb. 9 a.m.-noon. March-Dec. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Carter Center Library, 453 Freedom Pkwy. NE, Atlanta
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.
Saturdays: June 3-Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Snellville City Hall, 2342 Oak Rd., Snellville
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.
Open all-day, 7 days a week
Location: 16 Forest Pkwy., Forest Park
– Dalia Faupel