- Jen West For the AJC
Which farmers market was declared the Best of Atlanta? From vegetables and fruit to locally sourced meats and treats, farmers markets around Atlanta have as much selection as your local grocery store. Summertime means a visit to your local farmers market for the freshest ingredients of the season.
Marietta Square Farmers Market wins the #1 spot for good reason. Market visitors have offerings from over 65 vendors, ranging from fruits and vegetables to home goods and kitchen staples. Arrive empty handed and leave with everything you need to make from-scratch meals at home. You can even dress your dinner table with freshly cut local flowers.
The Decatur Farmers Market comes in second place as a highly-regarded indie-cature speciality market in one of the coolest neighborhoods in Atlanta. This market is a cornerstone for the local, independent movement for this ultra-connected community.
You'll feel refreshed and inspired by visiting our third runner up, the Grant Park Farmers Market. Let free weekly celebrity chef demonstrations featuring tops chefs from the south spark ideas for your own at-home menu.
Looking for a farmers market closer to your own community? Check out our other official nominees for a variety of farmers market experiences: Freedom Farmers Market (Intown), Snellville Farmers Market (Gwinnett), East Atlanta Village Farmers Market (Intown) and Farmers Market at Sweet Apple Village (North Fulton).
Farmers markets can be found all around Atlanta. Here are some near your neighborhood.
If images of straight-from-the-farm veggies are just what you need to inspire a healthy summertime meal, look no further than this photo gallery.
A visit to your local famers market is free. Here are a few more wallet-friendly things to do around Atlanta.