Farmers’ Markets July 11, 2013

As the local food scene in Atlanta continues to grow and expand, Farmers’ Markets have begun popping up across the City. Farmers’ Markets are temporary markets that bring local, healthy, and frequently affordable food to residents in temporary, frequently outdoor markets. All farmers’ markets in the City are required to sell produce that can be locally transported to the market so these markets are able to provide you with healthy, fresh, and sustainable produce. Make sure you pay attention to the hours and season of operation, though, because not all markets stay open year round.

 

Benefit Programs

Farmers’ Markets across the City are committed to bringing you affordable local food. In order to accomplish this mission, most farmers’ markets accept EBT cards and SNAP benefits. To check and make sure that your farmers’ market accepts SNAP benefits, visit their website or contact your local SNAP benefits office.

In addition to accepting SNAP benefits, many farmers’ markets in the City work with Wholesome Wave GA to let you double your SNAP benefits. Simply bring your SNAP benefit cards to these markets and use your card to get double your points. Wholesome Wave GA markets are too good to not take advantage of and an essential part of bringing healthy, affordable food to all residents. In addition, some markets will also offer coupons or discounts for many SNAP programs. Georgia Citizens’ Coalition on Hunger offers coupons for WIC benefits at all of their markets within the City.

 

How Do I Start a Farmers’ Market?

Farmers’ Markets are a permissible operation in the City of Atlanta. New markets will require a Standard Administrative Permit from the Office of Planning that will be reviewed by the Office of Sustainability. The Application is available here and includes instructions on how to apply. Completed applications should be filed with the Office of Planning and usually take 30 days to review and approve. There is a $250.00 fee to file a Standard Administrative Permit for a farmers’ market.

 

Farmers’ Markets in the City

Name Address Hours Season Wholesome Wave GA More Info
Atlanta Locally Grown 1071 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309 Saturdays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am http://atlanta.locallygrown.net/
Common Ground Farmer’s Market 7741 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30350 Monday, Wednesday, Friday Contact laesta ‘at’ uga.edu
Georgia Citizen’s Coalition on Hunger: Lakewood Health Center 1853 Jonesboro Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 June through November WIC coupons available http://gacitizenshungercoalition.wordpress.com/what-we-do/farmersmarkets/
Georgia Citizen’s Coalition on Hunger: MLK 3699 Bakers Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30331 June through November WIC coupons available http://gacitizenshungercoalition.wordpress.com/what-we-do/farmersmarkets/
Georgia Citizen’s Colation on Hunger: Southside Medical Center 1046 Ridge Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 June through November WIC coupons available http://gacitizenshungercoalition.wordpress.com/what-we-do/farmersmarkets/
Georgia Citizen’s Colation on Hunger 9 Gammon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30315 June through November WIC coupons available http://gacitizenshungercoalition.wordpress.com/what-we-do/farmersmarkets/
Grant Park Farmers’ Market Cherokee Avenue SE & Milledge Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 Sundays, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm April 12th – December 15th Double Your SNAP Benefits http://www.grantparkmarket.org/
Green City Market (Sweet Auburn) 209 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30303 Monday- Saturday 8am-6pm All http://www.sweetauburncurbmarket.com/about.html
Green Market 1071 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 Saturdays 9:00am – 1:00pm Mid-March – December http://www.piedmontpark.org/programs/green_market.html
Morningside Farmer’s Market 1393 N. Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306 Saturdays 7:30 am – 11:30 am http://www.morningsidemarket.com/
Northside Farmer’s Market 3100 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 www.northsidefarmersmarket.com
Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30305 Saturdays 8:30am – 12:00 pm Mid-April – Mid-December Double Your SNAP Benefits http://www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com/
SWOOM– Southwest Outdoor Organic Market 2329 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta GA, 30311 Thursdays, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Mid-June – August Double Your SNAP Benefits http://swoomatlanta.com/
The Local Farm Stand 1198 Howell Mill Road, Suite 101-A, Atlanta, GA 30318 Regular business hours All http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-local-farmstand-atlanta
Truly Living Well Farm Downtown Market 75 Hilliard, Atlanta, GA Fridays, 2:00 pm – Dusk All Double Your SNAP Benefits http://trulylivingwell.net/produce/farmers-market/
West End Open Air Farmer’s Market 1310 White Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 First Friday of month, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm June through October http://georgiastandup.org/node/435
Chamblee Tucker Farmer’s Market 4046 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30340 Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chamblee-Tucker-Farmers-Market/133524216658212
East Atlanta Village Farmer’s Market 1231 Glenwood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316 Thursdays, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Mid-April – Mid-December Double Your SNAP Benefits http://www.farmeav.com/
East Lake Farmer’s Market Hosea williams Drive & 2nd Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30317 Saturdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Mid-April – Beginning of Winter Double Your SNAP Benefits http://elfmarket.org/
Emory Farmer’s Market 569 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322 Tuesdays, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Year round, except during breaks http://www.emory.edu/dining/emory_farmers_market.php
Harvest Montessori:An Urban Farm School 1600 Eastland Road, Atlanta, GA 30316 http://www.harvestmontessori.org/our-urban-farm/harvest-market-farm