State Farmers Market

State Farmers Markets

 

A network of nine State Farmers Markets provide fresh fruits and vegetables throughout Georgia and the Southeast. They’re a valuable market for farmers and farm products in their communities. Georgia’s State Farmers Markets are responsible for over $1 billion in sales each year.

Highlights

  • About the Markets

    A network of nine State Farmers Markets provides fresh fruits and vegetables throughout Georgia and the Southeast. They provide valuable markets for farmers and farm products in their communities. The Markets assist businesses with the facilities to serve restaurants and grocery stores in Metro Atlanta and the entire state.

    Consumers can shop year-round at several State Markets. These markets provide healthy, local foods to consumers in their community. This helps to promote improved nutrition and increase awareness of the importance of fruits and vegetables in the diet. Georgia’s State Farmers Markets are responsible for over $1 billion in sales each year.

  • Market Listing

    Atlanta Farmers Market 

    Stephanie Butler, Manager
    16 Forest Parkway
    Forest Park, GA 30297
    Tel: (404) 675-1782
    Fax: (404) 362-4564

    At 150 acres, our Atlanta Market is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The Atlanta Market opened in January 1959 and has been called the "World’s Largest Roadside Fruit and Vegetable Stand". The Atlanta Market is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for truck deliveries. Most of the vendors at the Atlanta Market are open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 7 days a week.

    The Atlanta Market features a garden center, wholesale, and retail activities. It is a major marketing hub and distribution point for fresh produce in the Southeast and throughout the country. Several of the distributors service the entire Eastern Seaboard daily.

    Shoppers have access to a wholesale grocery store without needing a membership. In the autumn we sell pumpkins and fall trimmings such as wheat straw, gourds, and cornstalks. For winter we offer Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland. The Atlanta Market also has an onsite restaurant and a USDA Market News office.

    Map of the Atlanta State Framers Market

    Augusta Farmers Market

    Cathy Enroughty, Manager
    1150 5th Street
    Augusta, GA 30901
    Tel: (706) 721-3004
    Fax: (706) 721-9725

    Established in 1942, the Augusta State Farmers Market has a rich tradition of providing both retail and wholesale Georgia Grown fresh fruits and vegetables to local restaurants, grocers, and the public.

    Attractions such as a garden center, homemade canned and baked items, seafood, pumpkin, seasonal garland, wreaths, and Christmas tree sales are available for your shopping pleasure.

    Our facility actively participates in community programs such as youth organization groups, educational school tours, and county fair exhibits. We also provide economic growth to the local community with commercial beef and dairy distribution centers.

    Cairo Farmers Market (Seasonal)

    Cindy Jursik, Manager
    1110 North Broad Street
    Cairo, GA 31728
    Tel: (229) 225-4071
    Cell: (229) 891-1539
    Fax: (229) 225-5296

    We feature various wholesale products and local vegetables such as tomatoes, melons, and cabbage on a seasonal basis here at the Cairo Farmers Market. We also have vendors that will buy pecans in season.

    This is a seasonal market.

    Cordele Farmers Market (Seasonal)

    Jennifer Felton, Manager
    1901 US Highway 41 North
    PO Box 896
    Cordele, GA 31015
    Tel: (229) 276-2335
    Fax: (229) 276-2777

    The Cordele State Farmers Market is the major watermelon distribution hub for the Southeast. During the watermelon season, which lasts from early June through August, the market is open from 7:00 AM until 11:00 PM ; retailers are available from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

    Throughout the summer months you can find all types of Georgia grown fruits and vegetables at the market. During the offseason, there are always several retailers selling seasonal produce. 

    Macon Farmers Market

    Rich Lewis, Manager
    2055 Eisenhower Parkway
    Macon, GA 31206
    Tel: (478) 752-1097
    Fax: (478) 752-1098

    The Macon State Farmers Market is a bustling retail market that is open seven days a week from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM. It is only closed on New Year's Day.

    The market has several vendors that are here year- round and regularly sell vegetables and fruits every day. We have a conference room that can be rented out. This conference room has a full-size kitchen and is big enough for about 75 people.

    Our vendors also sell a large quantity and selection of Christmas trees beginning on November 15th through Christmas.

    Our market is host to a bakery, florist, party rental and banquet room, CDL school, and a portable building dealership.

    Our main office for the market is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM. Please call (478) 752-1097 for any questions you may have. You can also listen to details about the rental amount for our conference room when you call.

    Moultrie Farmers Market

    Ronnie Strange, Manager
    PO Box 273
    Quitman Highway
    Moultrie, GA 31768
    Tel: (229) 891-7240
    Fax: (229) 891-7059

    The Moultrie Farmers Market is a major shipping point for cabbage, peppers and other vegetables grown locally in the Moultrie area. We have two retail and wholesale businesses, Market Produce and Kersey Produce.

    We have an on-site restaurant, Market BBQ, as well as a fish market, Market Seafood. Herring Pecans on the market buys pecans in season. Come and see all that the Moultrie Market has to offer!

    Savannah  Farmers Market 

    Rita Davis, Manager
    701 US Highway 80 West
    Savannah, GA 31408
    Tel: (912) 966-7801
    Fax: (912) 966-7954

    Come and check out the Savannah Farmers Market, open year-round 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Our market features locally-grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, nursery plants, sod, pumpkins, Christmas trees, and much more!

    We also have wholesale and retail businesses here on the market, including a florist. While you are out shopping, stop by our restaurant and try some home cooked cuisine! Y'all come on by for a visit!

    Thomasville Farmers Market

    Cindy Jursik, Manager
    502 Smith Avenue
    Thomasville, GA 31792
    Tel: (229) 225-4072
    Cell: (229) 891-1539
    Fax: (229) 225-5296

    The Thomasville State Farmers Market features year-round shipping of fruits and vegetables. We have retail and wholesale businesses that carry a large variety of locally-grown produce, meat, jelly, syrup, and other Georgia Grown products.

    We have a new retail location, Herd and Passe, that carries locally-grown and processed beef and pork. Come by and see all that we have to offer! There is also a restaurant  located at the Thomasville State Farmers Market.

    Valdosta Farmers Market (Seasonal)

    Cindy Jursik, Manager
    1500 South Patterson Street
    Valdosta, GA 31601
    Tel: (229) 225-4072
    Cell: (229) 891-1539

    Our Valdosta Farmers Market features retail sales of fruits and vegetables and shipping of locally-grown vegetables. We have two retail and wholesale businesses, Farmer Brown’s and Carter and Sons, that carry a large variety of fruit and vegetables as well as meats and Georgia Grown products.

    Carter and Sons also operate a restaurant on site. Guess and Son’s at the market buys pecans in season as well as operating a retail store. Come by and see all that the Valdosta Market has to offer!

    This is a seasonal market.

  • USDA Market News

    The Georgia Department of Agriculture partners with the USDA Market News Program to collect information about fruits, vegetables and other foods sold at the Cordele, Macon, Moultrie, and Valdosta farmers markets. We aim to provide current prices to producers and consumers around the state.

    To see reports for the Cordele, Macon, Moultrie, and Valdosta markets, visit our State Farmers Market Reports page.

    For more information on what’s available at the Atlanta market, visit the UDSA Market News site.

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