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.
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|