Farmers’ Markets: The Taste of Summer

There is nothing quite like the fresh taste of summer vegetables. Especially, when you are buying them directly from the farmer. All over Atlanta, farmers’ markets are overflowing with seasonal fruits and veggies. Not only are the markets featuring the best summer produce, but some are also celebrating the summer with live entertainment and arts and crafts venues.

Summer marks the time for ripe avocados, juicy blueberries and succulent strawberries. Stands will be bountiful with cucumbers, zucchinis and eggplants. Heirloom tomatoes (not available in most grocery stores) line the shelves of many farmers’ market vendors. Let’s also not forget huge watermelons that are sweet and delicious this time of year. The variety of crops at these markets is sure to impress you.

The popularity of farmer’s markets with the Farm-to-Table movement has allowed them to expand their inventory into more just than freshly grown produce. At many markets, cheeses, meats and eggs are also available. From organic to local farms, all of the foods available are the freshest on the market.

Using these fresh and simple ingredients in everyday dishes will brighten your meals and excite your taste buds. You can practically taste the sunshine in your food knowing that what you are eating was picked only a couple of days ago. So, take a Saturday and go visit one of these great markets. Buy some local food and cook up a delicious summer meal!

Here are our picks of farmer’s markets around Atlanta:

Alpharetta Farmers’ Market
Decatur Farmers’ Market
East Atlanta Village Farmers’ Market
East Lake Farmers’ Market
Farmers’ Atlanta Road Market
Green Market at Piedmont Park
Marietta Square Farmers’ Market
Morningside Farmers’ Market
Peachtree Road Farmers’ Market
Sandy Springs Farmers’ Market
Serenbe Farmers’ Artist Market
Snellville Farmers’ Market
Virginia Highlands Market

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