Since sleeping past seven on a Saturday is no longer an option, why not get out and explore some of Atlanta’s fabulous farmer’s markets now that the season is in full swing? Fresh air and even fresher produce are a great way to start your day. Here are our picks for the markets that are the cream of the crop.
Grant Park Farmers Market
We Love: Proprietors of vendors like Revolution donuts, Crepemasters and Honeysuckle Gelato are on hand to sample and sell their deliciousness firsthand.
Kids Love: The family-friendly events like live music and hula hoop demonstrations and the close proximity to the zoo.
Find It: Corner of Cherokee Ave & Milledge Ave., Atlanta, Sundays 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
East Atlanta Village Farmers Market
We Love: Hitting this market—for fun foodie finds like Beautiful Briny Sea salts, One Screw Loose jellies and rubs, and Sweet Georgia Grains granola—on Thursday and save Saturdays for lazy pajama time.
Kids Love: The Doggy Dog hotdogs and King of Pops popsicles.
Find It: 561 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta, Thursdays 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Piedmont Park Green Market
We Love: The live music and weekly chef demonstrations that give a bounty of dinner ideas.
Kids Love: the 11:00 am kids cooking classes followed by a pastry from Pie Shop and a stop at the famed Noguchi playscape.
Find It: Piedmont Park’s 12th Street entrance gate, Atlanta, Saturdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Peachtree Road Farmers Market
We Love: The celebrity chef demonstrations and gourmet gotta-haves like H&F Bread and Banner Butter.
Kids Love: Nibbling on sweet treats from the likes of Red Queen Tarts or Little Tarts Bakeshop before hitting the playground next to the parking lot.
Find It: 2013 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
DeKalb Farmers Market
We Love: You can hit the indoor, year-round spot rain or shine to peruse the produce or prepared foods section and get your children excited about a variety of foods from all over the world.
Kids Love: The fresh fruit smoothies and, of course, the bakery and chocolate sections.
Find It: 3000 E Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur, Daily 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Which Atlanta farmer’s market is your family’s favorite? Tell us why below!
Photos courtesy of Grant Park Farmers Market via Facebook, Beautiful Briny Sea via Facebook, Piedmont Park Green Market via Facebook, Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market via Facebook, The Dekalb Farmer’s Market via Facebook