- Jen West For the AJC
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.
Keeping that fresh summer spirit in mind, which farmers market were named the Best in Atlanta?
Marietta Square Farmers Market wins the No. 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.
You'll feel refreshed and inspired by visiting our second 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.
Your third place pick is none other than Freedom Farmers Market, now open year-round. This farmers market features live music, a kid's tent and a local chef with hot prepared foods. They also hold monthly events featuring the fruit or vegetable of the season.
Looking for a farmers market closer to your own community? Check out our other official nominees for a variety of farmers market experiences: Decatur Farmers Market (DeKalb), East Atlanta Village Farmers Market (Intown), Snellville Farmers Market (Gwinnett) and Farmers Market at Sweet Apple Village (North Fulton).
Farmers markets can be found all around Atlanta. Here are some that could be near you or right in your neighborhood.
If visualizing straight-from-the-farm veggies are just what you need to inspire a healthy summertime meal, walk through this photo guide to one of metro Atlanta’s most revered and longstanding farmers markets.
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