These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Georgia For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Georgia offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Georgia? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Georgia farmers markets:

  1. East Lake Farmers Market, Atlanta, GA
  2. Peachtree City Farmers Market, Peachtree City, GA
  3. Freedom Farmers Market At The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA
  4. Peachtree Road Farmers Market, Atlanta, GA
  5. Monroe Farmers Market, Monroe, GA
  6. Jazam Natural Farmer Market, Atlanta, GA
  7. Ponce City Farmers Market On The Beltline , Atlanta, GA
  8. Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market, Savannah, GA
  9. Lilburn Farmers Market, Lilburn, GA
  10. Roswell Farmers And Artisans Market, Roswell, GA

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Georgia or the cheapest place to live in Georgia.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Georgia?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Georgia, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Peach State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Georgia, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. East Lake Farmers Market

East Lake Farmers Market -- Atlanta, GA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Atlanta, GA
Address: 2343 Hosea Williams Drive, Atlanta, GA 30317
Times: Tue: 4:00 PM-8:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Peachtree City Farmers Market

Peachtree City Farmers Market -- Peachtree City, GA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Peachtree City, GA
Address: 215 Northlake Dr, Peachtree City, GA 30269
Times: Wed: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Freedom Farmers Market At The Carter Center

Freedom Farmers Market At The Carter Center -- Atlanta, GA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Atlanta, GA
Address: 453 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Peachtree Road Farmers Market

Peachtree Road Farmers Market -- Atlanta, GA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Atlanta, GA
Address: 2744 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305
Times: Sat: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Monroe Farmers Market

Monroe Farmers Market -- Monroe, GA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Monroe, GA
Address: Court St, Monroe, GA 30655
Times: Sat: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Jazam Natural Farmer Market

Jazam Natural Farmer Market -- Atlanta, GA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Atlanta, GA
Address: 3039 briarcliff rd ne, Atlanta, GA None
Times: Thu: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM Fri: 11:00 AM-7:00 PM Sat: 11:00 AM-7:00 PM Sun: 12:00 AM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: N

7. Ponce City Farmers Market On The Beltline

Ponce City Farmers Market On The Beltline  -- Atlanta, GA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Atlanta, GA
Address: 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308
Times: Tue: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

Wilmington Island Farmers' Market -- Savannah, GA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Savannah, GA
Address: 111 Walthour Road, Savannah, GA 31410
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Lilburn Farmers Market

Lilburn Farmers Market -- Lilburn, GA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Lilburn, GA
Address: 1400 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn, GA 30047
Times: Fri: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Roswell Farmers And Artisans Market

Roswell Farmers And Artisans Market -- Roswell, GA

Source: Public Domain

Score: 65.7
City: Roswell, GA
Address: 38 Hill Street, Roswell, GA 30075
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Georgia

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Peach State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Georgia

Name City Rank Score
East Lake Farmers Market Atlanta 1 85.7
Peachtree City Farmers Market Peachtree City 2 82.9
Freedom Farmers Market At The Carter Center Atlanta 3 74.3
Peachtree Road Farmers Market Atlanta 4 71.4
Monroe Farmers Market Monroe 5 71.4
Jazam Natural Farmer Market Atlanta 6 68.6
Ponce City Farmers Market On The Beltline Atlanta 7 68.6
Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market Savannah 8 68.6
Lilburn Farmers Market Lilburn 9 68.6
Roswell Farmers And Artisans Market Roswell 10 65.7
International City Farmers Market Warner Robins 11 65.7
East Point Farmers Market East Point 12 65.7
Our Community Farmers’ Market, Inc. – Peachtree City Peachtree City 13 65.7
Evans Towne Farmers Market Evans 14 65.7
Norcross Community Market Norcross 15 65.7
Marietta Square Farmers Market Marietta 16 62.9
Brookhaven Farmers Market Brookhaven 17 62.9
Tucker Farmers Market Tucker 18 62.9
Cotton Mill Farmers Market Carrollton 19 62.9
Snellville Farmers Market Snellville 20 62.9
The Green Market Milledgeville 21 62.9
Grant Park Farmers Market Atlanta 22 60.0
Green Market At Piedmont Park Atlanta 23 60.0
Forsyth Farmers’ Market Savannah 24 60.0
Douglasville Farmers And Artisans Market Douglasville 25 60.0
Jazam Natural Farmer Market Griffin 26 60.0
East Atlanta Village Farmers Market Atlanta 27 57.1
West Broad Farmers Market And Garden Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance) 28 57.1
Pooler Farmers’ Market Pooler 29 57.1
Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market Statesboro 30 54.3
Clarkston Farmers Market Clarkston 31 54.3
Main Street Woodstock Farmers Market Woodstock 32 51.4
Sweet Apple Farmers & Artisans Market Roswell 33 48.6
Downtown Valdosta Farm Days Valdosta 34 48.6
Downtown Gainesville Market On The Square Gainesville 35 48.6
Decatur Farmers Market Decatur 36 48.6
Kennesaw Farmers Market Kennesaw 37 45.7
Paulding County Farm Bureau Farmers Market Dallas 38 45.7
Paulding County Farm Bureau Farmers Market – Winter Dallas 39 45.7
Bainbridge Farmers Market Bainbridge 40 45.7
Common Ground Farmers Market Atlanta 41 42.9
Canton Farmers Market Canton 42 42.9
Downtown Tifton Farmers’ Market Tifton 43 42.9
Fairburn Farmers Market Fairburn 44 42.9
Emory Farmers Market Atlanta 45 40.0
Uptown Columbus Market Days Columbus 46 40.0
Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers’ Market Milledgeville 47 40.0
Gordon Hospital’s Creation Health Farmers Market Calhoun 48 40.0
The Grove Farmer’s Market Atlanta 49 37.1
Mableton Farmers Market Mableton 50 37.1
Suwanee Farmers Market Suwanee 51 37.1
Know Your Farmer Know Your Food Farmers Market Valdosta 52 34.3
Lawrenceville Farmers Market Lawrenceville 53 34.3
The Market At Rutland Farms Tifton 54 34.3
Wiregrass Farmers Market Tifton 55 34.3
Norcross Whistle Stop Farmer’s Market Norcross 56 34.3
Lenny’s Farmers Market Americus 57 34.3
Hwy 78 Farmer & Craft Market Villa Rica 58 34.3
Way Green Local Fare Market Waycross 59 34.3
Valdosta Farmers Market Valdosta 60 31.4
Downtown Dalton Farmers Market Dalton 61 31.4
Wayne County Farmers Market Jesup 62 31.4
F.a.r.m. (Farmer’s Atlanta Road Market) Smyrna 63 28.6
Ridge Ferry Park Farmer’s Market Rome 64 25.7
Chamblee Farmers Market Chamblee 65 25.7
Thomasville State Farmers Market Thomasville 66 25.7
Albany Downtown Farmers Market Albany 67 22.9
Centerville Farmer’s Market Warner Robins 68 20.0
Perry Farmers’ Market Perry 69 20.0
Midland Avenue Produce Jam Monroe 70 20.0
Midday Market @atlanta Federal Center Atlanta 71 14.3
Swoom Farmers Market At Atwood Community Gardens Atlanta 72 11.4
Jersey Jodi’s Farmers Market Atlanta 73 2.9
Northeast Georgia. Locally Grown.net – Hall County Site Gainesville 74 2.9
Main Street Newnan’s Market Day Newnan 75 2.9
River Church Farmers Market Canton 76 2.9
Fall Line Farmers Market On First Fridays Milledgeville 77 2.9
Greenway Farmers Market Milledgeville 78 2.9
Royal District Market Kingsland 79 2.9
Morningside Farmers Market Atlanta 80 0.0
Columbus State Farmers Market Columbus 81 0.0
Savannah State Farmers Market Savannah 82 0.0
Sandy Springs Farmers Market Sandy Springs 83 0.0
Dunwoody Green Farmers Market Dunwoody 84 0.0
Acworth Farmers Market Acworth 85 0.0
Atlanta State Farmers Market Forest Park 86 0.0
Market On Madison Dublin 87 0.0
Cordele State Farmers Market Cordele 88 0.0

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