Ultimate Guide to 2016 Intown Atlanta Farmers Markets

Filed in Events by on April 2, 2016

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2016 Intown Atlanta Farmers Markets

Everyone seems to enjoy going to local farmers markets as it has certainly become one of the hotter trends in the past few years. Certainly, some farmers markets have a long history and some are newer additions to meet the growing demand of Atlanta consumers. Here are some great options for 2016 Intown Atlanta Farmers Markets.

Green Market – hosted by Piedmont Park Conservancy’s Program Department is a local farmers market serving Midtown’s population with fresh, clean local food. Voted one of the top five farmer’s markets in Atlanta by Access Atlanta, Green Market encourages sustainable communities in the most basic way – by providing shoppers with direct access to local farmers and merchants. The Green Market in Midtown is held Saturdays from 9:00am – 1:00pm, early March – mid-December, inside the 12th Street and Piedmont Avenue NE Piedmont Park entrance. Click here for more information.

Peachtree Road Farmers Market – now in its tenth year and a leader in the community. PRFM is the largest producer-only farmers market in the state. Producer-only means that everything at the Market has been grown, raised, or made by the seller, ensuring fair prices for both the vendors and the consumers. The Peachtree Road Farmers Market in Buckhead takes place on Saturday mornings beginning April 2 – December 17th and Wednesday evenings 4:30 -8pm April 13th – Oct 26th. Click here for more information.

Morningside Farmers Market – first and only farmers market in Atlanta that requires all produce to be certified organic. Unwavering in our commitment to you, since 1995. Our farmers market in Morningside is open year round, every Saturday from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM (winter hours 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM January 1 – March 31). Click here for more information.

Ponce City Farmers Market – the BeltLine Farmers Market will open for its inaugural year in 2016. This market will be located directly on the BeltLine at “the Shed”, a location easily accessible by the popular pedestrian and bike path, along with nearby car parking. The market will be held seasonally on Tuesday evenings, and will host some of Atlanta’s finest local food talent, including urban farmers, artisanal food makers and pop-up chefs. The Ponce City Farmers Market is located in the Old Fourth Ward and will be open Tuesdays from 4 to 8pm, May 3rd through December 20th. Click here for more information.

Freedom Farmers Market at The Carter Center – formed by a small group of local farmers who wanted to bring their Good Food to the surrounding neighborhoods. All of the vendors have a dedication to sustainable production practices and represent the best of local food production. The Freedom Farmers Market name is derived from the place (Freedom Park) and a sense of independence (the market is managed by the farmers themselves). The farmers market located in Poncey-Highland is open on Saturdays year round, 9am-noon January to March and 9am to 1pm from April to December. Click here for more information.

Emory Farmers Market – features fresh, local produce, organic and sustainably produced meat, bread, cheese, honey and other artisan products. In addition to providing delicious, healthy, and convenient food choices to the Emory community. The farmers market at Emory is open year round on Tuesdays at the Cox Hall Bridge from 11:00am – 3:00pm, except during summer and school breaks. Click here for more information.

Grant Park Farmers Market – voted Best Farmers Market in Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine. Weekly free celebrity chef demonstrations at market feature the top chefs in the south including Hugh Acheson, Kevin Gillespie, Steven Satterfield, Virginia Willis and many more. Shoppers, foodies, bloggers, and critics all agree that the Grant Park Farmers Market is the place to be on Sunday mornings. The farmers market in Grant Park is open Sundays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, April 3rd through December 18th. Click here for more information.

Decatur Farmers Market  – boasts proud residents and neighbors who are all about keeping it “Indie-Catur.” This market is a cornerstone for the local, independent movement for this ultra-connected community. The Farmers Market in Decatur is open Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm, March 30th through December 21st and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, April 2nd through December 17th. Click here for more information.

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market – voted the Reader’s Pick for the Best Outdoor Farmers Market in Atlanta’s Creative Loafing Magazine five years in a row. The market is located in a grassy park that contains an on-site Edible Learning Garden that offers gardening education to a variety of youth and service-learning groups. The Farmers Market in East Atlanta is open Thursdays from 4 to 8 pm, March 31st through December 22nd. Click here for more information.

Westside Provisions District Farmers Market – opened in May of 2015 and was voted Atlanta Magazine’s Best New Farmers Market for the year. It is located in the center of the Westside Provisions District, a foodie haven and weekend shopping destination. The neighborhood, which is packed with chefs, award-winning restaurants, and local food fans, is buzzing with excitement. The Farmers Market in West Midtown is open Sundays from 10am to 2pm, April 10th through December 18th. Click here for more information.

Brookhaven Farmers Market (BFM) – back for its fifth season. This year the market touts an impressive roster of more than 40 vendors and double the produce sellers, representing a 40% increase in overall vendors compared to 2015. The farmers market in Brookhaven is open every Saturday 9am to noon from April 16th to December 10th.  Click here for more information.

Avondale Estates Farmers Market – founded in 2014. In the past two years, the market has grown and organizers are ecstatic to have several returning vendors for the upcoming season. The farmers market in Avondale Estates is open every Sunday from 10am to 2pm from April 3, 2016 – October 30, 2016. Click here for more information.

East Lake Farmers Market (ELF Market) – founded in 2009 is a producers’ market that exists to build community, strengthen our in-town economy, and encourage healthy lifestyles by making wholesome, locally-sourced food accessible to all neighbors. The farmers market in East Lake is open Saturdays from April through November 9am – 1pm. Click here for more information.

East Point Farmers Market – initiative of the East Point Main Street Association and the City of East Point with the support of a large group of volunteers. Mission is to create a unique experience in the Downtown District for all who shop here, where we will consciously offer fresh food options that are as healthy for the people who eat them as for the ground in which they are grown. The farmers market in East Point is open year round every Wednesday from 4 – 7 pm. Click here for more information.

That’s our recap of 2016 Intown Atlanta Farmers Markets. Enjoy!

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Aaron Hofmann is the founder of AllAboutAtlantaHomes.com and also a Realtor with Atlanta Communities focused on the Atlanta real estate market. Aaron is a transplant from the Midwest (amazingly not a native Atlantan) and has lived in Atlanta for over 20 years and has developed a love for this city and desire to share with current and new Atlanta residents.

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