Shopping for foods at your local farmer’s market is a great way to support local farmers , get healthy foods at a lower price, and reduce your intake of unnecessary food packaging. There are a few great farmer’s markets in the esteemed Buckhead area and are open to all that .
Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market
The Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market is one of the best farmer’s markets open in the esteemed Buckhead area. The market is hosted outdoors at the Cathedral of St. Philip located at 2744 Peachtree Road, NW – Atlanta, Georgia 30305. At the open of the market you can sample an assortment of tasty, healthy food provided by chefs and afterwards shop their varied selection of natural and organic herbs, vegetables, milk, cheese, and bath and beauty product selection provided by local Georgia farmers.
The Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday between the dates of April 9 to December 17 and has varied operating hours per season. Please remember, the earlier you arrive the more activities and locally prepared and fresh foods you will be able to enjoy, as the farmers do tend to run out during the day.
The Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market vendors only accept cash. Please remember to bring your reusable shopping bag, old egg cartons, and produce bags, as the farmers will gladly fill them up for you.
Piedmont Park Green Market
The Piedmont Park Green Market was voted one the top five farmer’s market by Access Atlanta. This farmer’s market is located at the popular Piedmont Park in Midtown and is open every Saturday May 7, 2011 through December 10, 2011, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Piedmont Park’s 12th Street entrance gate.
The Piedmont Park Green Market provides a vast amount of locally created and grown options from produce, eggs, artisan cheeses, baked goods, teas, fresh flowers, and more. The Piedmont Park Green Market even provides entertainment with snacks, live music, children activities, and cool chef demos.
Keep in mind that it is best to walk or bike to the Piedmont Park Green Market as parking is limited and difficult to find free.
Morningside Farmer’s Market
The Morningside Farmer’s Market is a great little market located at 1393 N. Highland Ave Atlanta GA 30306 directly across the street from the popular Alon’s Bakery and next to Rosebud Restaurant. Although this market is smaller than the others, it’s known best for having some of the highest quality organic produce and eggs and this market gets crowded pretty quickly.
The Morningside Farmer’s Market is open year round on Saturday mornings from 7.30AM to 11:30AM in the Summer and 8am to 11.30am in the Winter. At the Morningside Farmer’s Market you can find things like fresh breads, homemade soap, grass fed beef, and organic granola.
Remember to arrive early to avoid the crowd.