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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, [email protected]

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, [email protected], 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, [email protected], 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, [email protected], 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 [email protected], 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 [email protected], 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. [email protected], 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. [email protected], 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 [email protected]

East Atlanta Village Farmers’ Market 561 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thu., May 5 to Nov. 17 [email protected], 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, [email protected] 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 [email protected], 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, [email protected], 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, [email protected], 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, [email protected], 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, [email protected], 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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