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Published on May 1st, 2017 | by Sarah Buehrle

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Atlanta Farmers’ Markets CONTINUE TO GROW

From pop-up tents in parking lots and alleys to multicultural mainstays, Greater Atlanta cultivates a variety of farmers’ markets.

The Buford Highway Farmers’ Market and Dekalb Farmers’ Market have both been around for more than 30 years. While they are indoor markets, they do emphasize local farm produce. Their claim to fame is the variety of vendors offering food and wares from around the world.

For wholesale shopping, visit the 150-acre the Atlanta State Farmer’s Market, just southeast of the airport. Open 24 hours a day for shipping and receiving, vendors to the general public are open mostly between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. The terminal market also contains a Georgia welcome center, rental space and restaurant.

The traditional famers’ market, best perused with a slow stroll through open air stalls with a basket in hand, is still very much alive in Atlanta, according to Carol Anderson Wood, manager of the Alpharetta Famers’ Market. “Weather makes a difference,” she says. “If it’s beautiful, it’s continuous from the time we open to the time we close—500, 1,000, 1,500 [visitors].”

Here is list of farmers’ markets in the 10 counties identified by the Atlanta Regional Commission as Greater Atlanta, compiled from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Wholesome Wave Georgia  (WWG) and Community Farmers’ Markets Atlanta. Partners within the WWG program, which doubles Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food dollars for recipients up to $50, are noted.

CHEROKEE:

Cherokee Fresh Market
On Cagle’s Dairy Farm
362 Stringer Rd., Canton
8:30 to 11:30, Sat., Labor Day to Memorial Day
678-491-5843, Cherokee Fresh Market on Facebook

Main Street Woodstock Farmers’ Market
8534 Main St., Woodstock
9 a.m. to Noon, Sat., Jun. 19 to Sept. 18
770-924-0406, MainStreetWoodstock.org, FarmersMarket@OldeTowneWoodstock.com

Waleska Farmers Market at Reinhardt University
7300 Reinhardt Circle, Waleska
4:30 to 8:30 p.m., first and third Thur., May to October
770-720-5988, zmw@reinhardt.edu, Waleska Farmers’ Market on Facebook

CLAYTON:

Atlanta State Farmers’ Market
16 Forest Pkwy., Forest Park
Open 24 hours, wholesale 4 a.m. to 2 p.m., general public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
404-675-1782, agr.georgia.gov/atlanta-farmers-market.aspx

COBB:

Acworth Farmers’ Market
4583 Church St., Acworth, upper parking lot on Main St.
8 a.m. to Noon, Friday Apr. 18 to Oct. 28
770-974-8813, Acworth Farmers’ Market on Facebook

Cobb International Farmers Market
2350 Spring Rd., Smyrna
9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mon. to Sat.; 9 a.m. to  9 p.m. Sun.
678-309-0007

Farmers’ Atlanta Road Market (FARM)
2160 Cooper Lake Rd. SE, Smyrna
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tues., May through Sep.
FarmSmyrna.com

Kennesaw Farmers’ Market
2753 Watts Dr., Kennesaw
7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues., May 3 to Oct. 25
770-499-0874, jmcpherson@Kennesaw-Ga.gov, Kennesaw Farmer’s Market on Facebook

Mableton Farmers’ Market
5239 Floyd Rd., Mableton
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thurs., May 26 to Aug. 25
Mableton.org/community-projects/farmers-market
WWG partner

Marietta Square Farmers’ Market
Mill Street, on Marietta Square, Marietta
9 a.m. to noon Sat.; Noon to 3 p.m., Sun.
770-499-9393
MariettaSquareFarmersMarket.net

Smyrna Fresh Market
1275 Church St., Smyrna
Parking lot between Smyrna First Baptist Church and Market Village
8 a.m. to noon, Sat., May 7 to fall
770-431-2863, akirk@ci.smyrna.ga.us, Smyrna Fresh Produce Market on Facebook

DEKALB:

Brookhaven Farmers Market
Behind Brookhaven Baptist Church
1294 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE, Brookhaven
9:00 a.m. to noon, Sat.
BrookhavenFarmersMarket.com

Decatur Farmers Market
308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wed., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, hours vary November to March
Info@DecaturFarmersMarket.com, Cfmatl.org/Decatur
WWG partner

Dekalb Farmers’ Market
3000 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur
9 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas
404-377-6400, DekalbFarmersMarket.com

Emory Farmers’ Market
569 Asbury Circle, Atlanta
Noon to 5 p.m. Tues., when school is in session
Julie.Shaffer@emory.edu, Emory Farmers Market on Facebook

Stone Mountain Farmers’ Market
922 Main St., Stone Mountain
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tues., Apr. 19 to Nov. 22
Stone Mountain Farmers Market on Facebook
WWG partner

Tucker Farmers’ Market
2333 Main St., Tucker
4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thu., Apr. through Dec.
TuckerFarmersMarket.com
WWG partner

DOUGLAS:

Douglasville Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market
Front lawn of the Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Dr., Douglasville
4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wed., Apr. to Nov.
770-854-6174, Douglasville Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market on Facebook

Stems ‘n Roots
3370 Riley Rd., Douglasville
Noon to 6 p.m., Sun.
Stems.N.Roots@gmail.com, Stems ‘n Roots on Facebook

FAYETTE: 

Peachtree City Farmers’ Market
215 Northlake Dr., Peachtree City
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wed. and Sat.
FreshSouthMarket@gmail.com, Peachtree City Farmers Market on Facebook

FULTON:

Alpharetta Farmers’ Market
29 S. Main St., Alpharetta
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sat., late Apr. through Oct.
AlpharettaFarmersMarket.com

Common Ground Farmers’ Market
7741 Roswell Rd., Atlanta
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mon., Wed., Fri. during the growing season
Laesta@uga.edu

East Atlanta Village Farmers’ Market
561 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thu., May 5 to Nov. 17
Info@farmeav.com, Farmeav.com
WWG partner

East Point Farmers’ Market
Old Fire Station
2757 East Point St., East Point
4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wed., year-round
DowntownEastpoint.com/eastpointfarmersmarket
WWG partner

Fairburn Farmers’ Market
Intersection of U.S. Hwy. 29 and Georgia SH 92, Fairburn
8 a.m. to noon Sat., Jun. 5 to Oct. 3
Fairburn.com, Fairburn Farmers’ Market on Facebook

Freedom Farmers’ Market at the Carter Center
453 Freedom Pkwy, NE, Atlanta
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., year-round
FreedomFarmersMkt.com
WWG partner

Truly Living Well
2757 East Point St., East Point
Carol Hunter, 678-973-0997, Carol@TrulyLivingWell.com
WWG partner

Grant Park Farmers’ Market
600 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta
At the  Milledge Fountain in Grant Park
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sun., May 15 to Nov. 20
GrantParkFM@gmail.com, Grantparkmarket.org
WWG partner

Green Market at Piedmont Park
1071 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta
12th St. entrance to Piedmont Park
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat.
PiedmontPark.org

Morningside Farmers’ Market
1393 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sat.
770-401-7782, MorningsideMarket.com
WWG partner

Peachtree Road Farmers’ Market
744 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta
8:30 a.m. to noon, Sat., Apr. to Sept.; 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. to Dec.
404- 365-1078, PeachtreeroadFarmersMarket.com
WGG partner

Ponce City Farmers’ Market on the Beltline
657 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta
4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tues., May 3 – Dec. 20
cfmatl.org/poncecity 
WWG partner

Roswell Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market
38 Hill St., Roswell
8 a.m. to Noon, Sat, April to Oct.
404-492-9938, Roswell.fam@gmail.com, Roswellfam.com.

Sandy Springs Farmers’ Market
235 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs
8:30 a.m. to noon, Sat.
404-835-1473, SandySpringsFarmersMarket.com

Serenbe Farmers’ and Artists’ Market
Corner of Serenbe Lane, Serenbe Way, near 9110 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., Apr. to Nov.
770-463-9319, Serenbefarms.com/market

Sweet Auburn Curb Market
209 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon. to Sat., year-round
404-659-1665, Info@SweetAuburnCurbMarket.com, TheCurbMarket.com.

West End Beltline Farmers’ Market
Gordon White Park, 1354 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta
4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fri., Jun. to Sept.
Webmarket6.wix.com/webmarket6
WWG partner

Westside Provisions District Farmers’ Market
1100 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sun., Apr. 10 to Dec. 18
Cfmatl.org/westside
WWG partner

GWINNETT:

Dacula Farmers’ Market
2225 Givens Rd., Dacula
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., winter

Lilburn Farmers’ Market
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church,
1400 Killian Hill Rd., Lilburn
4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fri.
678- 667-2592, Lilburnfarmersmarket.org
WWG Partner

Norcross Community Market
Lilian Webb Park, 5 College St., Norcross
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., Jun. through Aug.
NorcrossCommunityMarket.com
WWG partner

Snellville Farmers’ Market
2342 Oak Rd., Snellville
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sat., Jun. 4 to Oct.
770-978-1093, SnellvilleFarmersMarket.com

Suwanee Farmers’ Market
330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee
8 a.m. to noon, Sat., May 7 to Oct. 8; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tue., May 10 to Aug. 7
770-945-8996 ext. 335, adoherty@Suwanee.com, Suwanee.com/whatsnew.farmersmarket.php

HENRY:

Locust Grove Farmers’ Market
Downtown Locust Grove, Train Viewing Platform
3849 Georgia SH 42 S., Locust Grove
8 a.m. to noon, Sat., Jun. 4 to Sept. 24
770-692-2320, Awilliams@locustgrove-ga.gov, localharvest.org/locust-grove-farmers-market-m68606

ROCKDALE:

Rockdale County Farmers’ Market
1400 Parker Rd. SE, Conyers
770-922-3566, Rockdale County Farmers’ Market on Facebook

Resources: To start a new farmers’ market, get the GA Dept. of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Toolkit at Tinyurl.com/GeaorigaFarmersMarketToolkit. To find out how to accept food stamps at the farmers’ market, visit the USDA Food and Nutrition Service at Tinyurl.com/AcceptingSNAPiseasy.

Learn more about Wholesome Wave Georgia: www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org. Community Farmers Markets of Atlanta cfmatl.org.


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Sarah A. Buehrle is the managing editor for Natural Awakenings magazine of Atlanta.


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