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11 Best Farmers Markets in Atlanta for Fresh Produce

11 Best Farmers Markets in Atlanta for Fresh Produce

Did you know that Georgia is one of the top producers of chicken, peanuts, pecans, and watermelons? No? Well, you do now! Georgia has a thriving community of farmers producing all sorts of amazing foods, many of which can be found showcasing their produce at one of the many Atlanta farmers markets.

You will be spoiled for choice if you are looking for farmers markets in Atlanta. There are places all over the city offering their fresh produce. We’re going to focus on some of our favorites. What follows are 11 markets. You’ll find something happening almost every single day of the week!

Our Favorite Atlanta Farmers Markets

Multi-Day Markets

1. Atlanta State Farmers Market

Woman Buys Veggies at Atlanta Farmers Market
Woman Buys Veggies at Atlanta Farmers Market | Dreamstime/Bluiz60

Where: 16 Forest Pkwy, Forest Park, GA 30297

When: Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 3:30 pm (Closed on Certain Holidays)

Why Visit:

Atlanta State Farmers’ Market covers a whopping 150 acres. No. That isn’t a typo. It genuinely is that big. You will struggle to find a bigger farmers’ market in Atlanta. In fact, scratch that; you’ll struggle to find a bigger farmers’ market in the US. It is claimed that this market, originally opened in 1958, is the largest farmers’ market in the world. It is open every day (except Sunday) and will provide quick access to tons of fresh produce, meat, cheeses, and more. There is so much on offer here that you’ll often find many top restaurants swinging by and picking up some excellent ingredients, so make sure you get here early if you want your pick of the best stuff!

Famous For: Being the largest farmers’ market in the world. Many people love the on-site eatery, which offers delicious food for those heading around the market.

Wednesday Markets

2. Decatur Farmers Market

Where: 308 Clairmont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

When: Wednesday, 4-7 pm (March to November) with a smaller mini-market from 3 pm to 6 pm, Jan to March.

Why Visit:

The weather in Georgia is nowhere near good enough for Atlanta markets to be open every single week of the year. It’ll get rather cold. As a result, you’ll often find that many of the smaller Atlanta farmers’ markets will close up shop for the winter. Not Decatur Farmers’ Market. It tries to carve out its own niche.

So, when the primary growing season closes for November, the mini-winter market is already being planned. This means you get a fantastic range of vendors throughout the year and different produce depending on when you visit.  This is a producer-only market, which means all the vendors here have made their products themselves. You can’t get fresher than that, right?

Famous For: Being one of the only smaller farmers markets in Atlanta open most of the year. This is a very community-focused market, and many vendors come from Decatur.

Thursday Markets

3. East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market
East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

Where: 572 Stokeswood Ave SE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30316

When: Thursdays, 4 to 8 pm (March to November) with a Winter Mini-Market (4:30 pm to 7 pm between January and October)

Why Visit:

We don’t know about you, but we always love the idea of farmers’ markets that happen a bit later on a weekday.  There aren’t that many proper Atlanta farmers markets that do this. It is a shame because who doesn’t want to pick up some produce for their evening meal? This market is one of the oldest operating farmers’ markets in Atlanta, and it has won a few awards for offering such a fantastic experience. The market tries to ensure it has a little bit of something for everybody, so you can come here to pick up some excellent artisan goods, prepared meals, ethically produced and sourced fruits, vegetables, and meat, plus a lot more.

Famous For: There are cooking demonstrations here every Thursday where you can sample some delicious food. You can also experience the Edible Learning Garden, where you can discover more about growing your own produce.

Saturday Markets

4. Dunwoody Farmers Market

Where: 4770 N Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, GA 303388

When: Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm

Why Visit:

Run by the local housing association, this is one of the most community-led farmers’ markets near Atlanta. As you can probably guess, the vast majority of small businesses that end up exhibiting their wares at this market are local vendors. It is no small affair either. While the Dunwoody Farmers Market is packed into a relatively small space, over 50 vendors will showcase their food & products here every week.

We have found some insanely fresh seafood at Dunwoody Farmer’s Market, beautiful food from Guyana, candy, and more. Oh yes, lots and lots of fresh produce.  The market aims to be as diverse as possible, so you’ll often just have one or two vendors for each product type; this allows everybody in the market to thrive.

Famous For: This is a proper community market.  Highlights include Growee Foods, Joyful Jarra, and Eat Goodgrubb (which offers amazing allergy-friendly dishes from around the world). The larger size of this market means that you really should take the time to explore everything. You never know what to expect.

5. Brookhaven Farmers Market

Where: 1375 Fernwood Cir Ne, Brookhaven, GA 30319

When: Saturdays, 9 am to 12 pm (April to November)

Why Visit:

This farmers’ market in Atlanta has gone to huge lengths to ensure that local businesses are represented. While it is certainly not the largest farmers market in Atlanta, it has one of the largest selections of types of food on offer. Head to Brookhaven Farmers Market, and you can pick up fantastic pot pies, fresh produce, amazing Georgia peaches, pet food, sauces, and more. You can even buy flowers and pottery, just in case you’re in the mood to pick up a gift or two. We even love the selection of flavors they have here, including some fantastic Indian and Cajun food.

Famous For: This is a great Saturday farmer’s market in Atlanta for getting some unique dishes. This includes Nisha’s Flavors of India, which offers healthy Indian food. However, the best food comes from Paul’s Pot Pies, which often attracts a massive queue. There are over 12 pie flavors on sale!

6. Peachtree Road Farmers Market

Peachtree Road Farmers Market
Peachtree Road Farmers Market

Where: 2744 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305

When: Saturdays, 8:30 am to 12 pm, March to December

Why Visit:

Peachtree Road Farmers Market is one of only a few farmers’ markets open during Christmas. Most other ones close in November, so you’ll find a fabulous Christmas market happening in this part of Atlanta. We know many community members head to the market to pick up what they need for their Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

Every grower that features in this market has been certified as selling organic produce, which is fantastic. It means that what you pick up here is incredibly healthy. The Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market maintains a good number of vendors selling everything from fresh, locally grown produce to prepared meals. They also have a revolving number of artisans that sell hand-crafted goods, particularly as the winter season rolls in.

Famous For: Offering a Christmas market. We also love the freshly made prepared dishes here. You have to try out Anna Bell’s Mac and Cheese. You should also look into Appalachia Mushrooms for some of the best gourmet mushrooms in Atlanta.

Related: Best Farmers Markets in the USA

7. Freedom Parkway Farmers Market

Where: 453 John Lewis Freedom Pkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

When: Saturdays, 8:30 am to 12 pm

Why Visit:

While many of the farmers markets in Atlanta were put together by commercial enterprises looking to make a bit of cash, the Freedom Farmers Market was put together by a group of farmers in 2015 who wanted to bring quality food to places in Atlanta that would often struggle to have access to fresh produce.

Nowadays, you can find countless farmers from all over Georgia showcasing their produce here. You’ll be able to find cheeses, yogurt, milk, fresh produce, grass-fed meats, and some of the most delicious hot-prepared foods that you’ll ever sink your teeth into. It is easy to reach the market, too. It is just off the Freedom Park Trail.

Famous For: Being a farmer-led market. Live music every Saturday, with monthly events, including cooking demonstrations.

8. Piedmont Park Green Market

Piedmont Park Green Market
Piedmont Park Green Market | Dreamstime/Ted Eyton

Where: 1071 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

When: Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm (March to December)

Why Visit:

The Piedmont Park Green Market is a fantastic market to head to if you’re looking for fresh, locally-grown produce.  This includes fresh dairy, meat (you must check out the meat broths on sale here), and some incredibly fresh flowers. Much of what you find for sale at the Piedmont Park market will be grown on tiny farms, so you can feel confident knowing that you are supporting local vendors. One area where this market really thrives (and it thrives in a lot of areas) is the prepared food vendor list.  We’ve picked up some of our favorite crepes ever here (and we’ve been to France), and there are some fantastic baked goods, too.

Famous For: It is one of Atlanta’s top-rated farmers’ markets. Noble Fungi Farm offers great mushrooms, and the Patchwork City Farms, LLC. Offers produce from a local urban farm. Four Bellies Farm offers some of the best meat broths available in Atlanta.

9. Sandy Springs Farmers Market

Sandy Springs Farmers Market
Photo: Dreamstime/Marcus Jones

Where: City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

When: Saturdays, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (April to November)

Why Visit:

We absolutely love how alive Sandy Springs Market feels every Saturday. This is, in part, down to the fantastic live music that plays every single morning. The music is so good that many locals gather in the area not just for food but to get their weekend off to a good start. As with most other farmers’ markets in Atlanta, fresh, locally grown produce is at the heart of this market, with plenty of seasonal produce from Atlanta available. You’ll also find a lot of affordable artisanal products. The vendors change almost weekly, so you never know what to expect!

Famous For: Live entertainment almost every Saturday. Some freshly cooked food and other activities to enjoy.

10. Morningside Farmers Market

Where: Morningside Presbyterian Church

When: Saturdays 8:00 am to 11:30 am

Why Visit:

How about sinking your teeth into fresh shrimp and fish caught off the coast of Atlanta? Organic ice cream? How about some beautiful mushrooms? While the Morningside Farmers Market offers staple products that you would typically find in a farmers’ market (i.e., fresh produce), this is a place that goes above and beyond when it comes to more artisanal products. We haven’t seen things here at many other farmer’s markets, including probiotic foods, organic ice cream, nut milk, etc.

Famous For: The market offers a good selection of artisanal foods and freshly prepared dishes. Check out Dandelion Foods & Goods for freshly prepared meals or Astronut for some good nut milks.

Sunday Markets

11. Grant Park Farmers Market

Grant Park Farmers Market
Grant Park Farmers Market

Where: 1040 Grant St Se, Atlanta, Georgia, 30315

When: Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm (Year Round – Closed for Holidays)

Why Visit:

There are a lot of Atlanta farm markets. The Grant Park Farmers Market was voted the number one farmers market in Atlanta, showing just how fantastic it is. In fact, the market is well-known for being a hang-out for foodies and chefs. If you head here on a Sunday, you’ll often find some famous chefs giving cooking demonstrations with the delicious array of food found in Grant Park.

You can get everything under the sun here, including some of the freshest meat you’ll ever eat, artisanal bread & sauces (and other products), freshly grown fruit & veg, and more. Since this is one of the markets that is open year-round, there is always something new to discover.

Famous For: Has plenty of cooking demonstrations from top local chefs. The vendors change on a regular basis to keep things fresh. One of the top Sunday farmers’ markets in Atlanta.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the biggest farmers market in Atlanta?

Atlanta State Farmers’ Market has over 150 acres of space available for local producers to show off their produce. It is open Monday to Saturday.

What are the good Atlanta Farmers Market Saturdays?

Morningside Farmers’ Market is one of the smaller markets in Atlanta, but it offers a wealth of unique products you would struggle to find elsewhere.

What are the good Atlanta Farmers Market Sundays?

Grant Park Farmers’ Market is Georgia’s leading Sunday farmers’ market. It boasts cooking demonstrations and a rotating list of vendors.

What is the longest-running farmers market in Atlanta?

Atlanta’s longest-running farmers’ market is the Atlanta State Farmers’ Market.

Closing Thoughts

Looking to sink your teeth into some locally grown produce? You have no shortage of Atlanta farmer’s markets to explore. Check out a few of the farmers’ markets on this list. We promise you that you won’t be disappointed. It doesn’t matter whether you go to a large or small market in the city; you’ll always have access to better food than what you can pick up at the local grocery store.

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