Spring welcomes our Atlanta outdoor farmers’ markets and Georgia farms back to the table!

While CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) have a long delivery season (if not year-round), it’s always exciting when the Atlanta and Decatur outdoor farmers’ markets start up again! Here’s a quick list of when local food in Atlanta kicks into high gear and becomes readily available in farmers’ markets here…

*** Open seasonally ***

  • Piedmont Park Green Market launches its season on May 2nd and will run every Saturday at the 12th Street entrance.
  • East Atlanta Village Farmers Market also starts up in May and runs through November every Thursday from 4 p.m. til dusk at the Village Hardware at 1231 Glenwood Avenue.
  • That guy with the pick-up truck at the intersection of Clifton Road and South Ponce de Leon (near Druid Hills Country Club) comes out with the good weather every spring. I don’t know that he’s there with any predictability, but my parents have bought tomatoes from his for years…
  • Peachtree Road Farmers’ Market can be found in Buckhead every Saturday starting April 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip ( 2744 Peachtree Road N.W., Atlanta). Their season wraps up in December.

*** Open year-round ***

  • State Farmers’ Market (also known as the Atlanta Farmers’ Market or the Forest Park Farmers’ Market) is open year round and vendors are usually there starting around 5:30 a.m. on Saturdays until generally noon (give or take). Here’s a great list of vendors from the website pickyourown.org! Located at 16 Forest Pkwy, Forest Park, GA 30297.
  • Morningside Organic Farmers’ Market can be found every Saturday morning at the intersection of North Highland Avenue and University in the intown Atlanta neighborhood of Morningside (near Virginia Highland). Get your fill of Georgia’s organic produce and then step across the street for a delicious bite from Alon’s family-run bakery!
  • Decatur Organic Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday at the intersection of Church Street and Commerce Drive, in the Bank of America parking lot (near the Decatur Square). Summer hours are 4-7 p.m. and winter hours are 3-6 p.m.

Which ones did I miss? Please let me know and I’ll add them in (I generally cover intown Atlanta areas)! Any local pick-up trucks or stands near you? You’ll find more resources here on my food page, too!

For an overview of what local food is in season during what months, check out this blog I posted earlier this week.

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