Metro Atlanta is blessed with several venues that are perfect settings for the farmer’s market. When you want to stock up on organic produce, artisan cheeses, or local coffee, head to one of area farmer’s markets on a sunny Saturday morning to grab your fair share of goods from local farmers and vendors. Almost all of the farmer’s markets in Atlanta are held on weekends and have plenty of room for parking.
Here’s where you’ll find some of Altanta’s best farmer’s markets for local produce:
Piedmont Park Green Market
This farmer’s market is hosted by the City of Atlanta’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Department of Cultural Affairs. It’s set up right around Piedmont Park and is the place to pick up local produce, farm fresh meat, artisan and specialty foods, and some fresh coffee. You can even catch live music and other special events here on a given Saturday morning. Piedmont Park is located on Tenth Street.
Peachtree Road Farmers Market
Work up an appetite before you head over to the Peachtree Road Farmers Market so you can grab some snacks and mini-meals from one of the food trucks at the event. Food trucks make their way to this market early Saturday morning and stay until around noon to cater to lunch crowds. This is the place to round up locally-grown organic fruits and vegetables, and also treat yourself to some freshly-baked desserts and treats. It’s also the largest produce-only market in the metro Atlanta area. This market runs from April through December.
Decatur Farmers Market
If you miss the Saturday run you can head to this farmer’s market on a Wednesday morning. The Decatur Farmers Market is held on both Wednesdays and Saturdays year round. Head here to shop the abundant selection of locally-grown produce, baked goods, and specialty items from local vendors. You can find a complete list of vendors on the Decatur Farmers Market blog. This makes it easier to place special orders or request specialty items such as sauces, jams, breads, and other offerings that you might otherwise miss at the actual market.
Morningside Farmer’s Market
This neighborhood market is also open year round and is held on Saturday mornings. It’s the place to pick up locally-grown organic produce, flowers, pies, specialty baked goods, and even some organic soaps and crafts. You can catch chef demos here each season. This market has been a popular choice for locals since the late 1980s and started out as a farm cooperative — you’ll probably run into some regulars here on any given visit.