One of my favorite things about Atlanta is the abundance of farmers markets! I love everything about them. Seriously, so many delicious and affordable things come together in one place and you can’t beat that! A lot of farmers markets are packed with fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, and specialty products.
Here are some of my favorite farmers markets around Atlanta and some of their must try products!
Your Dekalb Farmers Market (http://www.dekalbfarmersmarket.com/)
3000 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 | Open Daily 9am-9pm
I can’t say enough good things about this place! This is personally where I do the majority of my grocery and for good reason…this place is huge! They have everything…EVERYTHING!
One of the highlights of this farmers market is there spice selection. They have the most affordable spices I’ve ever seen. Whenever people come over to my house for dinner, they always comment on how well stocked my herb and spice cabinet is. At this farmers market, you can get many common and unique spices in large batches for under $2. Don’t ever buy a tiny .75 oz bottle of oregano for $2 again. I got 3.6 oz of oregano for $1.50 here. I personally believe that herbs and spices are the stars in most dishes so if you think you can’t cook, up your spice game and see how quickly your drab chicken turns into delicious chicken!
Sweet Auburn Curb Market (http://thecurbmarket.com/merchants/)
209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303 | Open Mon-Sat 8am-6pm
Sweet Auburn Curb Market is situated in one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, Old Fourth Ward. Although their fresh produce and meat selection isn’t as big as some other farmers markets, it’s definitely still worth checking out. I don’t come here to grocery shop. I come here for the delicious food. Inside the market are some hidden gem restaurants.
On my last trip, I stopped by Arepa Mia for lunch with my brother. Good conversation over delicious Venezuelan sandwiches = a good Saturday. Arepa Mia is amazing and anybody who judges you for making a mess while you inhale these specialty arepas is not a real friend.
After I eat a savory meal, I love to finish it off with something sweet. With a full stomach, I skipped – not walked – over to Miss D’s Pralines for dessert. They specialize in gourmet popcorn, pralines, and candy apples. This place exudes happiness. The staff behind the counter is also very friendly and handed over my caramel coated popcorn with a huge smile.
Peachtree Road Farmers Market at The Cathedral of St. Philip (http://www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com/)
2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 | Open Wednesdays 4:30-8:30pm & Saturdays 8:30am-12pm
I know, I know. Peachtree road is infamous for it’s traffic, but don’t let the location detour you! This farmers market has such a unique atmosphere that can’t be beat. Two things come to mind when I think about this place – dog friendly and handcrafted goods!
If you like vintage art and other handmade items, check this place out. There are a few jewelry vendors waiting to sell you their one-of a kind pieces that will make you feel extra trendy when you wear them. There are also other unique items like handmade soap that your skin will thank you for later.
I don’t know how many of you love dogs, but I have 2 adorable Chihuahua mixes and love getting them out of the house whenever I can! They are so energetic and love to be around people so I embrace any opportunity to take them around Atlanta with me. This farmers market is outside and welcomes dogs! I’m sure my dogs Kash and Penny love nothing more than to receive belly rubs from friendly strangers as mom shops.
Written by: Ivory Hargrove
CEO of Say Yes To The Dressing