Shop local by visiting one of the many farmer’s markets in the Chattahoochee Valley! A visit to a farmer’s market can be a fun family outing and a way for even the littlest ones in your family to choose healthy items to add to your weekly menu.
Here is a list of local farmer’s markets, including their season dates and locations. Click any name to visit their website or Facebook page. If you have info on any additional venues, please email [email protected].
Columbus, Phenix City Area
This traditional farmer’s market features over 200 local vendors selling homemade and homegrown products. Come shop for local and organic produce, home goods, jewelry, crafts, and baked goods. Free parking available at the RiverCenter Parking Deck, 919 Broadway.
Where: 900, 1000, 1100 & 1200 blocks of Broadway, Columbus
When: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. (Year-Round) Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic crisis, we are having to push back the start date for Market Days. From now through May, there will be no Market Days.
MercyMed Farm serves the patients and the neighbors we love. We grow produce 12 months of the year, and anyone can purchase our harvest. We offer weekly farm stands during peak growing season. Plus, with the help of other farmer friends, we offer farmer’s markets where you can also find local eggs, meats, yogurt, cheese, jams, and granola.
Where: MercyMed parking lot, 3702 2nd Avenue, Columbus
When: Every Friday (May – October) Note: Farm Stand Friday is back on May 8th! Park on 3rd Ave and come get our spring veggies.
Pine Mountain Area
Providing Certified Naturally Grown produce to our local community through our On-Farm Market and CSA program. At the On-Farm Market, we have produce grown at our farm, as well as beef, pork, goat cheese, pecans, stone-ground grits and cornmeal, granola, AND yogurt from other local producers.
Dates & Locations: See website for details. Note: CSA shares for the season are *sold out* but you can still buy our veggies through our online store.
The Midland Community Farmers Market is sponsored by Midland United Methodist Church. Come shop for locally grown and organic vegetables, farm-fresh eggs, homemade items, local honey, baked goods, handicrafts, and more,
Where: 9110 Warm Springs Road, Midland
When: Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon. (May – October) Note: The Midland Community Farmers Market will reopen TWO WEEKS FOLLOWING the end of social distancing guidelines in the state of Georgia.
LaGrange’s longest-running local farmer’s market. Open during the summer months. Vendors sell the freshest produce, picked from their gardens each Saturday morning. Market on Main is also the place to find delicious baked goods, canned goods, fresh fried pork skins and beignets, boiled peanuts, homemade ice cream, blueberry scones, and figs.
Where: Flagpole Park, corner of Main Street and Vernon Road, LaGrange (across from LaFayette Square)
When: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (June 6 – August 2020)
Auburn, Opelika Area
Find local growers, bakers, food trucks, specialty food makers, handmade arts and craft producers, and performance artists. The market will host local farmers, growers, and artists to sell their produce and products. This FREE event will be held rain or shine, except May 23 and July 4.)
Where: Town Creek Park, 1150 S. Gay Street, Auburn
When: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (May 16 – August 29, 2020) Note: 2020 City Market will run May 16th – August 29th from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
The Market is an open-air, growers-only farmers market that operates each Thursday, May-August, at Ag Heritage Park on the Auburn University campus. Hosted by the College of Agriculture, The Market features area vendors offering fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, herbs, ornamental plants, and cut flowers as well as locally produced jams and jellies, baked goods, soaps, honey, goat cheese and more.
Where: Ag Heritage Park, 650 South Donahue Dr, Auburn University
When: Every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (May – August) Note: The Farmer’s Market at Ag Heritage Park tentatively plans to reopen June 4. Stay tuned for details.
Opelika’s local farmers market, located across the street from the Cultural Arts Center on Glenn Street near the community garden, is a Tuesday tradition in Opelika throughout the summer. Visitors are welcome to walk around the square each Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. to find fresh, local produce ranging from heirloom tomatoes to collard greens. Guests may even find goodies like fresh bread, homemade ice cream, or local honey as well.
Where: 1103 Glenn St, Opelika, AL 36801
When: Every Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (May – August)
Note: the O Grows open-air market is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 26, 2020.