Farmers markets bring green into the metro area, inviting residents can fill their kitchens with locally-grown, organic fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, whole-grain breads and pastries, organic honey and handmade jams and jellies. Flowers, herbs, coffees, teas and juices can be found at more than a few.

Some also feature area artisans and musicians, as well as renowned chefs who offer demonstrations. Many of the markets have evolved into regular social events for local folks.


Cherokee County

Canton Farmers Market

Cannon Park, 130 East Main St., Canton 30114

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., early May to October


Woodstock Farm Fresh Market

Downtown Market St. at Fowler St., Woodstock 30188

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., early May to late October


Freedom Farmers Market

Cobb County

Acworth Farmers Market

First Baptist Church of Acworth, 4583 Church St., Acworth 30101

Fridays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., early April to late October


Farmers Atlanta Road Market

St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, 2160 Cooper Lake Rd., Smyrna 30080

Tuesdays, 4:30-7 p.m., April to September


Kennesaw Farmers Market

Depot Park, 2820 Cherokee St., Kennesaw 30144

Mondays, 3:30-7:30 p.m., early May to late October


Marietta Square Farmers Market

Marietta Square, 65 Church St., Marietta 30060

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., year-round

Sundays, 12noon-3 p.m., May to October


Smyrna Fresh Produce Market

Smyrna Market Village parking lot, 1275 Church St., Smyrna 30080

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., May to September


DeKalb County

Brookhaven Farmers Market

Brookhaven Baptist Church, 1294 N. Druid Hills Rd., Brookhaven 30319

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., late April to mid-November


Decatur Farmers Market

First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur 30030

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., mid-April through season


East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

561 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta 30316

Thursdays, 4-8 p.m., mid-April to mid-December


Emory Farmers Market

Cox Hall Bridge, 569 Asbury Circle, Atlanta 30322

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., year-round (except summer & school breaks)


Stone Mountain Farmers Market

Municipal parking lot, 922 Main St., Stone Mountain 30083

Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m., mid-April to late November


Tucker Farmers Market

2333 Main St., Tucker 30084

Thursdays, 4-8 p.m., early April to mid-December


Fulton County

Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market

Milton Ave. at Old Canton St., Alpharetta 30009

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., mid-April to late October


Freedom Farmers Market

Carter Center Library, 453 Freedom Pkwy., Atlanta 30306

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., year-round


Grant Park Farmers Market

600 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta 30312

Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., early April to mid-December


Green Market at Piedmont Park

Green Market at Piedmont Park

12th Street gate, 1071 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta 30309

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., early March to mid-December


Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market

6100 Lake Forrest Dr., Sandy Springs 30328

Saturdays, 8:30-12 p.m., mid-April to December


Johns Creek Farmers Market

Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater, Newton Park, 3150 Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek 30022

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., early May to late August


Morningside Farmers Market

1393 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta 30306

Saturdays, 8-11:30 a.m., year-round


Peachtree Center Green Market

Peachtree Center Courtyard, 225 Peachtree St., Atlanta 30303

Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., early April to October


Peachtree Road Farmers Market

Cathedral of St. Phillip parking lot, 2744 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta 30305

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12p.m., early April to mid-December

Wednesdays, 4:30-8 p.m., mid-April to late October


Ponce City Farmers Market

The Shed at Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta 30308

Tuesdays, 4-8 p.m., mid-April through season


Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market

City Hall, 38 Hill St., Roswell 30075

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12p.m., mid-April to late October


Gwinnett County

Lilburn Farmers Market

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 1400 Killian Hill Rd., Lilburn 30047

Fridays, 4-8 p.m., early June to late August


Norcross Community Market

Webb Park, 5 College St., Norcross 30071

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., early June to late August


Snellville Farmers Market

Snellville City Hall Town Green, 2342 Oak Rd., Snellville 30078

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., early June to September


Suwanee Farmers Market

Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee 30024

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., early May to early October

Second Saturdays of the month, 9-11 a.m., November to April

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.