As the warmer months approach, consider trading your grocery-store produce for locally grown fruits and vegetables from your neighborhood farmers market. Our area offers many markets across the city, with a variety days and times to fit your daily schedule.
When visiting, remember to follow CDC health guidelines and be sure to stay connected with the markets’ websites and social media for any COVID related updates.
The Cooper Young Farmers Market is one of the few markets in this area that is open to the public year round, featuring an array of vendors including Dave’s Bagels, My Cup of Tea, Bluff City Fungi, Rhodes Farm, and more. It is located in Midtown, in the parking lot of First Congo (1000 S. Cooper), and operates between the hours of 9AM-1PM on Saturdays.
The market has asked guests to follow Covid safety protocols, including wearing face masks, social distancing, and respecting other visitors’ and vendors’ space.
The Memphis Farmers Market, located at 567 South Front Street, opens for the season on Saturday, April 3rd. You’ll find fresh produce, fish, homemade pasta and sauces, coffee, pastries and more at this city favorite.
Memphis Farmers Market asks that, if possible, visitors use a cashless app for their method of payment. Many vendors will accept Venmo, Cash App, and Paypal. The market has requested that visitors stay home if sick, and are requiring all guests over the age of two to wear face masks. Social distancing is also required.
Jones Orchard, a family-owned farm and market, is located in Millington, TN. Unlike other farmers markets, Jones Orchard has two locations (7170 Highway 51 N. and 6850 Singleton Pkwy.) where customers can purchase a variety of fresh produce and handmade products.
Between the two locations, the market sells a variety of fresh foods and good like cantaloupe, squash, okra, watermelon, jams, relishes, and more. Each location offers different products so make sure to check out their site before you go.
Jones Orchard products are also available for purchase at other local farmers markets, including Memphis Farmers’ Market, Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market, and Hernando Farmers Market.
The Highway 51 Location is currently open, and the Singleton Pkwy Location is currently closed for the season.
The Millington Farmers’ Market will be located at 5152 Easley Street every Saturday beginning in May, and will run through the summer with operating hours between 8AM and 1PM. The mission of this farmers market is to provide economic opportunities and promote a “green lifestyle” for the community. Many local vendors will be present, and programming such as arts and crafts and gardening seminars will be offered.
Beginning Saturday, May 15th, The Bartlett Station Farmers Market will be open to the public for the summer. Here, locals can purchase fresh produce, baked goods, and more from vendors like Donna’s Kettle Corn, Deer Creek Farms, Wake the Hell Up: Bartlett Coffee, and more.
The market will be located at The A. Keith Mcdonald Pavilion in Freeman Park (2629 Bartlett Blvd.) with operating hours from 8AM-noon on Saturdays until October 9th.
The Agricenter Farmers Market, located at Agricenter International (7777 Walnut Grove Road) will open to the public starting June 1 through September 30. The mission of their market is to provide access to fresh produce and farm raised products for their community. Past vendors have included Paradise Seafood, Peach World, Winchester Farms and Ly’s Homegrown Produce.
Certain vendors within the market accept senior vouchers, but EBT is not accepted.
Agricenter International asks that guests follow local and state CDC guidelines regarding the pandemic.
The Germantown Farmers Market, located at C.O Franklin Park (7725 Poplar Pike), will be open Thursdays starting June 10 through August 26th. Guests are allowed to visit the market between the hours of 4PM and 7PM, where they will be able to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, and handcrafted goods while also enjoying live music and cooking demonstrations at their leisure.
The South Memphis Farmers Market is located at 1440 Mississippi Blvd., and will be open to the public on Thursdays beginning in June and ending in September. The farmers’ market mission is to rebuild the South Memphis community by providing healthy, fresh food at an affordable price. SMFF is in partnership with The Grocer, a year round grocery store within the farmers market. Here, guests are able to purchase milk, bread, eggs, cereal, canned and frozen goods, and more.
A few of SMFF vendors include Lockard Produce, Ripley Produce, Green Leaf Learning Farm, etc. The market accepts multiple payment options including cash, credit and debit cards, EBT, and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers (SFMNP).
The Collierville Farmers Market will be open May-September 2021 on Thursdays from 8AM-noon. It will be held in the parking lot of Christ United Methodist Church (454 Poplar Avenue). The market’s mission is to provide fresh produce, a sense of community, and a location for local farmers and producers to sell their products.
A few of the vendors include, but are not limited to: A New Life Herbs, BL Bakery, Faith Farms, Nature’s Pup Bakery, and more.
Whitehaven Farmers Market
Celebrating 11 years in the Whitehaven community, Methodist South Hospital hosts its annual Whitehaven Farmers Market at 1300 Wesley Drive every Monday from July 12th through August 30th from 10AM-2PM. A variety of local and nearby farmers are bringing in fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables for purchase. Safety measures will be implemented to help observe social distancing and other precautions. Face coverings must be worn by everyone at all times while visiting the Farmers Market.