Georgia Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands, Roadside Stands and Other Fresh Local Produce Markets


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Crops in season in October 2017, and other timely information:


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Looking for a true farmer's market in Georgia?  That's one where more than one farmer shows up with his bulk produce to sell direction!  They're rare these days and many grocery stores (like Harry's and Whole Foods) are labeling themselves as "farmer's markets" and simply masquerading!)  Here's the real list of farmer's markets in Georgia! And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

Farmer's Market Listings

Atlanta area

  • Atlanta State Farmers Market
    16 Forest Pkwy, Forest Park, GA 30297. Phone: (404) 675-1782. Email: mharris@agr.state.ga.us (Mike Harris). Directions: Map and directions. This is THE big one in Georgia; a REAL farmer's market, with acres of stalls, to which the farmers bring truckloads of produce every morning.  At 150 acres, the Atlanta Market is considered one of the largest of its kind in the world. It has a garden center, wholesale and retail sales, and is a major distribution point for fresh produce in the Southeast and throughout the country. The Forest Park Farmer's Market also has a restaurant, welcome center and USDA Federal-State office. 

    On the weekends, they're only open Saturday till noon, so get there early!  Sundays are closed.

    Their prices are good but shop around and haggle; don't buy from the first stand you see, as prices vary greatly. I can usually get apples there for about $14 to $18 a bushel in October (although I suspect the high price of gas my drive up the prices this year, as they arrive by truck from as far away as Washington State!). Click here for a listing of the vendors farm stands, produce companies, etc.: with their phone numbers and a photo of their stall.  As far as I know, this is the only such listing of the vendors at the Atlanta/Forest Park Farmer's Market available anywhere!
    Directions: Map  It is right next to the Forest park exit off of I-075, just outside the Perimeter (I-285) on the south side of Atlanta.  You can't miss (well, if you can, you shouldn't have a driver's license, their sign is about 75 ft tall)
  • Alpharetta Farmer's Market - Downtown Alpharetta Farmer's Market 
    Downtown Alpharetta, Alpharetta, GA, 30005. Downtown Alpharetta Farmer's Market Downtown Alpharetta on Old Roswell Street off Milton Avenue and Main Street Saturday, July 22, 2006 8:00 AM Alpharetta Farmer’s Market has taken root under an old oak tree in Historic Downtown Alpharetta. In 2007, I'm told the the Farmer’s Market is held every summer weekend from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the City Parking Lot behind Smoke Jack, A Southern Grill. The parking lot is located on Old Roswell Street off Milton Avenue and Main Street. The Alpharetta Farmer’s Market is open to farmers, gardeners, and makers of edible home goods. Many downtown merchants will compliment the Farmer’s Market by running sales and specials during market weekends. 2006 Market Dates: July through October.
  • Douglasville WIC Market
    Douglasville GA Health Center, 6770 Selman Drive, Douglasville, GA 30134. Phone: 678-504-1056. Open: Thursday mornings 9am until noon
  • Decatur Organic Farmer's Market
    163 Clairmont Avenue, Decatur, GA. Downtown Decatur on the Square, just behind the old Court House. Phone: 404-377-0894. Open: all year round on Wednesdays from 4pm to 7pm through Oct. 4th at the Bank of America parking lot in downtown Decatur.
  • Farmers Market at Spruill Gallery
    Spruill Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA. Phone: 770-214-8531.
    Spruill Green Market is a 5th year Producer only Market that is open May - November . Our hours are Wednesdays from 8am-12:00 Noon. A Producer Only Market means that only vendors who make or grow what they sell can participate. Our Vendors offer a wide range of seasonal vegetables, fruits (including hard to find heirloom varieties, meats (beef, pork, poultry, including heritage breeds), locally produce honey, and free-range eggs (chicken and duck). Meats are sold on an order basis and are not brought to market each week.  (UPDATED: June 13, 2008)
  • Green Market at Piedmont Park
    Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Avenue, NE, Atlanta
    Open Saturday mornings, April 17 to October 16, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Kennesaw Farmers Market
    Phone: 770-815-8870. Open: May-September Tuesday, Every Tuesday from 7 am to 11 am. The Market is conveniently located on Main Street in Downtown Kennesaw, in the City parking lot adjacent to Trackside Grill. The Kennesaw Farmers Market features a variety of fresh produce grown by local farmers, as well as other locally produced items. For more information on the Kennesaw Farmers Market, or if you'd like information about being a vendor, please call 770-815-8870, or visit our website. (UPDATED: July 07, 2008)
  • Lawrenceville Farmers Market
    185 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA. Open: 8 am to noon Saturdays through September 30th. Phone: 678-226-2639.
  • Marietta Square Farmers Market
    First Baptist Church parking lot on the corner of Church Street and Hansell. Phone: 770-499-9393. Email: jlfulmer@verizon.net. Open every Saturday from 8am-12noon from May to October.
  • Morningside Farmers Market
    1393 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia. Phone: 404-444-9902. Contact: Howison Hollenberg
    Email: morningsidemarket@mindspring.com. Open: Saturday Mornings; 8:00 am to 11:30 am from late April through December. Accepts WIC Coupons

Elsewhere in Georgia

  • Albany State Farmers Market - open seasonally
    701 Gaines Avenue, Albany, GA 31706. Phone: 229-430-4245.
  • Athens Farmers Market -
    Bishop Park picnic pavilion, 705 Sunset Drive, Athens, GA 30606. Contact: Jerry NeSmith. EMail: Jerry.NeSmith@AthensFarmers Market.net. Directions: click here for map. Open: Year-Round: mid May to mid November, on Saturdays, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Athens Farmers Market is a not--for-profit organization of local farmers, craftspeople and volunteers working to make local naturally grown food, crafts and works or art available for the good of all. Read article about AFM in the Athens Banner Herald.  And click here to download the Athens Farmers Market flyer.  The growers will be required to use sustainable farming methods to be affirmed by signing an affidavit and agreeing to allow a farm inspection. The guidelines for the market’s requirements for sustainable farming are as described by “Certified Naturally Grown”, an alternative certification program that follows the rules set forth by the National Organics Program.
    A visitor writes (May 22, 2008) "This market has been around for a while but just moved and did a lot of media work. Last Sat. was the first day and there were over 2600 people who passed through in about 2 hours. I was all excited about it and got there about 9 and everything was GONE! It was amazing. The public really turned out and supported. The farmers were stunned I think. Hopefully it will be just as exciting this coming Saturday."
  • Athens Green Market
    Athens, GA. Phone: 706-546-4398. Big City Bread Patio
    Open Saturdays, Year-round, 9 am to 1 pm
  • Augusta State Farmers Market
    1150 5th Street, Augusta, GA 30901. Phone: 706-721-3004. Email: treece@agr.state.ga.us. Open daily all year. Accepts WIC coupons.
  • Augusta: Saturday Farmers Market on Broad
    Macartan Street, beside Health Central, Augusta, GA 30901. Phone: 706-722-7245. Email: natalieherrington@hotmail.com. Open 8:00 am to 2:00 p.m. May to September
  • Cairo State Farmers Market - open seasonally
    1110 North Broad Street, Cairo, GA 31728. Phone: 229-377-4504. Email: atatum@agr.state.ga.us. Open all year.
  • Clayton: Simply Homegrown
    Corner of Savannah Street (76 West) and Main Street in historic downtown Clayton. Phone: 706-782-9944. Open Saturday mornings, 9 am to Noon, starting May 29 through mid September
  • Columbus State Farmers Market -
    318 10th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901. Phone: 706-649-7448. Email: awhite@agr.state.ga.us. Open daily all year. Accepts WIC coupons. Note from a visitor: "The Farmers Market on 10th Ave. is 'barely' operational. My family went there the past two Saturdays looking for 'local grown' and found flea market vendors. NO VEGGIES! We're still looking!" (UPDATED: June 25, 2008)
  • Cordele State Farmers Market - open seasonally
    1901 U.S. Highway 41, North, Cordele, GA 31010. Phone: 229-276-2335. Email: wdorough@agr.state.ga.us. Open all year.
  • Cotton Mill Farmers’ Market
    Bradley Street, Carrollton, Georgia. Open: Saturdays, 8 am to 12 noon.
    Season starts April 2005
  • Covington: Square Market of Covington
    1169 Washington Street, one block west off historic Covington Square. Phone: 770-784-1718. Open Fridays 4 pm until dusk, April 30th to October 29
  • Dahlonega Farmers Market
    Hawkins Street at Grove Street, Dahlonega, GA. Open: 6 am to 2 pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays through October 31. Phone: 706-864-6133. Located in Hancock Park, one block off the Historic Square in Dahlonega. Hancock Park is located at the intersection of North Park and Warwick Streets
  • Dogwood Farmers Market
    Located on Georgia On Robertson Avenue, between the Veterans Memorial and Tallapoosa Primary School, Tallapoosa,GA. Phone: 770-574-9688. Open Saturday mornings, Spring to late September, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Donalsonville Farmers Market
    U. S. Highway 84, Donalsonville, Georgia  31745. Phone: 404-656-3680. 
  • Fayetteville: The Garden Patch
    325 Glynn St. South, Fayetteville, GA 30214. Phone: 770-719-9522. 
  • Glennville Farmers Market - open seasonally
    U. S. Highway 301, Glennville, Georgia 30427. Phone: 404-656-3680. 
  • Hall County Farmer's Market
    E. Crescent Drive, Gainesville, GA, 30506. Phone: 770-531-6988. Hours: May - October Tuesday: 6am-sell out Saturday: 7am to sell out. Restrooms, Covered seller area, Seasonal crops in addition to fresh bread, potted plants, cut flowers, handmade soap, honey, limited crafts.. Directions: It is on the corner of E. Crescent Drive and Jesse Jewel Parkway, near I-985 Exit 24., just west of Exit 24.
  • Jesup Farmers Market - open seasonally
    U. S. Highway 301, Jesup, GA 31545. Phone: 912-427-5773. 
  • Macon Farmers Market
    2055 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, GA 31206. Phone: 478-752-1097. Email: vmclend@agr.state.ga.us. Open daily all year.
  • Midland Avenue Produce Jam -
    Monroe, GA. Contact: Wallace Beall. Phone:  770-780-0084. Email: michelle@dwo-law.com. Directions: downtown Monroe, on the corner of Midland Avenue and Highland Avenue. Open: 9 am to 12 pm and begin April 18 and continue through the summer. (ADDED: April 7, 2009)
  • Moultrie State Farmers Market - open seasonally
    1525 1st Avenue, SE., Moultrie, GA 31768. Phone: 229-891-7240. Email: rstrange@agr.state.ga.us. Open all year.
  • North Georgia Farmers & Flea Market
    310 Legion Drive, Dalton, GA 30721. Phone: 706-278-6369.
  • Oconee Farmers' Market
    26 North Main St, Watkinsville, GA 30677.  Open: Saturday mornings from May 13 until October. Our vendors offer fresh certified naturally grown and locally grown produce and flowers, free range eggs, herbal body and home keeping products, wool, and much more. Directions: The market is located in front of the Eagle Tavern Museum in Watkinsville, GA.
  • Pelham State Farmers Market - open seasonally
    U.S. Highway 19 North, Pelham, GA 31799. Phone: 229-377-4504. 
  • Rock Spring: Battlefield Farmers Market
    10052 North Highway 27, Rock Spring, GA - at the Walker County Civic Center, 1.7 miles north of Rock Spring or 3.3 miles south of the Chickamauga Battlefield Market times: Saturday, morn. 8-12 & Wednesday aft. 4-7, Mid-June thru October. Phone: 706-638-7739.
  • Savannah State Farmers Market
    701 U.S. Highway 80, West, Savannah, GA 31408. Phone: 912-966-7801. Email: vsikes@agr.state.ga.us. Open all year.
  • Savannah: Starland Farmers Market -
    Located in the Starland District at w 40th Street and Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA.  Open: every Saturday morning from 9 am to 1 pm and from March through October.  There is local produce, arts, crafts, music and weekly events.  Email: info@starlandfarmersmarket.com. he contact phone number is 912-443-5355; ask for Jenny.
  • Savannah: The Growing Hope Market - UPDATE June 12, 2007: CLOSED - NO LONGER IN BUSINESS
    Located on the corner of East Broad and Gwinnett Street across from the
    Bread & Butter Café in Savannah, GA. Phone: 912-236-0955. 
    Open Saturday mornings, April 10 to June; and October to December. 9 am to 1:00 pm
  • Suwanee-Duluth Farmers Market
    Town Center Park, Suwanee, GA.  Open: every other Saturday, starting May 20, from from 8 am to noon  through September. The market will be in downtown Duluth on the alternating weekends. Among the spring crops anticipated to be available at the May and June markets are: applewood chips, aruguala, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, English peas, green beans, herbs, hostas, Japanese maple trees, kale, lettuce, mustard, potatoes, radishes, spinach, spring onions, turnips, water lilies, and yellow squash.  In July and August, the summer crops will begin coming in. Expect to find: beans, blueberries, corn, crowder peas, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, herbs, hostas, kohlrabi, okra, peppers, squashes, tomatoes, watermelon, and zucchini. Other dates on which the farmers market will be in Suwanee are June 3 and 17; July 1, 15, and 29; August 12 and 26; and September 9 and 23.
  • Thomasville State Farmers Market
    502 Smith Avenue, Thomasville, GA 31792. Phone: 229-225-4072. Email: tlawson@agr.state.ga.us. Open all year.
  • Tifton Farmers Market - open seasonally
    U. S. Highway 41, Tifton, GA  31794. Phone: 229-386-3143. 
  • Valdosta Farmers Market - open seasonally
    1500 South Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA  31601. Phone: 404-656-3680. 

Walton County

 

Grocery Stores Claiming to be "Farmer's Markets"

I'm not knocking them; they have lots of organic, healthy and upscale foods and produce (at premium prices, too). But in my opinion, they are NOT a true farmer's market! Just spreading out bulk produce on tables doesn't make a grocery store into a farmer's market. I only include them here because some naive' city folk just don't know any better. Let's put it this way: have you EVER seen a farmer in Harry's or Whole Foods? I didn't think so...

  • Harry's Farmer's Markets
    • Harry's Farmers Market in Alpharetta
      1180 Upper Hembree Road, Roswell, GA 30076. Phone: 770-664-6300. 
      Open 9 am to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9 am to 8 p.m. Sunday.
    • Harry's Farmers Market in Cobb County
      70 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30067. Phone: 770-578-4400. 
      Open 9 am to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 10 am to 8 p.m. Sunday. They have a Sunday Farm Market from 12-4pm in their parking lot.
    • Harry's Farmers Market in Gwinnett County
      2025 Satellite Pt., Duluth, GA 30136. This location is now closed!
    • Harry's In A Hurry
      2939 Cobb Parkway, Marietta, GA 30339. Phone: 770-541-9316. 
    • Harry's In A Hurry
      1418 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Phone: 770-238-1400. 
    • Harry's In A Hurry
      1875 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. Phone: 404-352-7800. 
    • Harry's In A Hurry
      3804 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30342. Phone: 404-266-0800. 
    • Harry's In A Hurry - CLOSED
      1061 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306. Phone: 404-439-1100. 
  • Whole Foods
    • Whole Foods Market
      2111 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30329. Phone: 404-634-7800.
      Open 8 am to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 9 p.m. Sunday.
    • Whole Foods Market
      650 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308-1833. Phone: 404-853-1681.
      Open 8 am to 10 p.m. Monday–Saturday and 8 am to 10 p.m. Sunday
    • Whole Foods Market
      5930 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30328. Phone: 404-236-0810.
      Open 8 am to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9 am to 9 p.m. Sunday.
    • Whole Foods Market
      5945 State Bridge Road, Duluth, GA.  - Most people would refer to this as "at the intersection of Pleasant Hill at Medlock Bridge Road, across from Home Depot (as Pleasant Hill becomes State Bridge Road right about there.)
      Open 8 am to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9 am to 9 p.m. Sunday.