There's nothing like the fresh fruits and veggies of summer. And while some grocery stores do a pretty good job of stocking good produce, they don't hold a candle to the freshness you'll find at a farmers market. Farmers markets are the next best thing to picking your own produce
and there are three of them right here in the Memphis area.
The Memphis Farmers Market is a weekly non-profit market located at the Central Station downtown. In addition to fruits and vegetables, you can also find fresh flowers, farm-fresh meat, eggs, and dairy products, and homemade cheeses, breads, and other treats. Address:
South Front Street at G.E. Patterson in Memphis Dates:
Mid-April through October (specific dates announced annually on website) Times:
Saturdays, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The Agricenter's Farmer's Market is open six days a week for your shopping convenience. In addition to fruits and vegetables, the market features vendors selling herbs, flowers, baked goods, and even handmade jewelry and crafts. Address:
7777 Walnut Grove Road in Memphis Dates:
May through October (specific dates announced annually on website) Times:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Saturday: 7:00am-5:30 pm
The Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market is a weekly market that, in addition to fresh produce, features live music, children's activities, DIY demonstrations, and cooking demonstrations.
Address:1000 South Cooper St. in Memphis
Dates: May - October
Times: Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
The Farmers' Market at the Garden is held in the Pine Grove of the Memphis Botanic Garden each Wednesday afternoon all season long. In addition to produce the market features vendors selling hand-crafted chocolates, gourmet vegan and vegetarian treats, fresh honey, and more. Address:
750 Cherry Road in Memphis Dates:
Late April through October (specific dates announced annually on website) Times:
Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
The Millington Farmers' Market is held weekly in Millington, Tennessee. It is one of the area's newer markets and its goal is to promote a green lifestyle while bringing fresh, locally grown produce to the community.
Address: 5152 Easley Street in Millington
Dates: May through October (specific dates announced annually on website)
Times: Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The South Memphis Farmers Market is a much needed addition to South Memphis. Located at the corner of Mississippi Boulevard and South Parkway, it is open on Thursday from noon until 6:00 p.m.