The Complete Guide to Atlanta's Farmers Markets

This comprehensive guide to farmers markets in Metro Atlanta includes popular intown markets, year-round indoor grocers and farm-fresh stops in the 'burbs.

Showcasing local produce and artisan food products, farmers markets are seasonal celebrations of Georgia's bounty. Stroll past colorful displays in tented booths. Sniff just-picked fruits and vegetables at their peak. Get to know the hardworking harvesters who feed the region.

Atlanta chef and restaurateur Linton Hopkins (Restaurant Eugene, Holeman & Finch, H&F Burger, Hop's Chicken, Linton's), helped launch the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. “I wanted something more local, a place for young farmers, a place that could foster and develop people,” he said. "It can be a good economic start for [farmers]. Some of the farmers grow exclusively for us and for the market.”

Many markets offer free chef demonstrations for incorporating these farm-fresh ingredients into daily meals. “[The demonstrations are] a great way to connect with our guests and to beautifully showcase the produce available locally,” said Kyma Executive Chef Pano Karatassos.

Hopkins still finds inspiration at farmers markets. “A fresh crop of something like baby lettuce leaves can spark my creativity. There’s magic in such high-quality products," he said. "Plus, shopping the farmers market on a Saturday morning is a really fun thing to do with my family.”

Plan your market visit by confirming details about chef appearances and finding out what’s currently in season—or you can wing it. When it comes to farmers markets there is one certainty: Whether you shop with purpose or meander aimlessly, your inner gourmand is sure to feel inspired.

Dates and times listed reflect 2016 schedules.

Alpharetta Farmers Market, Atlanta, GA

Alpharetta Farmers Market

Atlanta State Farmers Market (indoor)

Buford Highway Farmers Market (indoor)

Decatur Farmers Market

  • Wednesdays 4-7 pm, March 30-Dec. 21
  • Saturdays 9 am-1 pm, April 2-Dec. 17
  • First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. 
  • www.decaturfarmersmarket.com

The Grant Park Farmers Market, Atlanta, GA

Dekalb Farmers Market (indoor)

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

Grant Park Farmers Market

Green Market at Piedmont Park

Freedom Farmers Market, Atlanta, GA

Freedom Farmers' Market

Old Fourth Ward Farmers' Market (Fourth Farmers)

Marietta Square Farmers Market

Morningside Farmers Market

Ponce City Farmers Market, Atlanta, GA

Peachtree Road Farmers Market

  • Wednesdays 4:30-8 pm (April 13-Oct. 26)
  • Saturdays 8:30 am-noon (April 2-Sep. 24), 9 am-noon (Oct. 1-Dec. 17)
  • The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW
  • www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com

Ponce City Farmers Market