Whether you are hiking in the rolling hills of Georgia, sunning on the sandy beaches of Florida, dancing in Atlanta’s nightclubs, or riding rollercoasters in Orlando, there is much to do in the southernmost portions of the southeast. Let’s be honest for a second: we know that the south begins in Virginia, but when it comes to the southern-most portions of the southeastern United States, Georgia and Florida is it. And while both states are characterized by a favorable climate that makes them great year-round destinations, this very same climate also allows for both states to have a vast selection of local markets—some of which, are situated in pretty beautiful places. Whether you want to browse local goods under the grand weeping willows of the Forsyth Farmers Market, or discover ethnic food amid the lively ambiance of the Jacksonville Farmers Market, there is much that the Southeast has to offer.

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Georgia

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The Grant Park Farmers’ Market

Atlanta, GA

Year-Round

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The Grant Park Farmers’ market is a weekly event that occurs in Atlanta’s Grant Park, located in the heart of the city. Set in a beautiful location with dozens of vendors, shoppers here can find an assortment of meat and veggies, as well as more unique items such as dried blueberries, winter root vegetables, and sheep’s milk. This Park is also a great place to find quality premade goods such as artisan bread from EstoEtno Fine Bakery, health food from Woodland Wellness, or gluten-free snacks from Val’s Kale Chips. Whether you are looking for local produce, meat, health food, or artisan items (such as handmade jewelry and fine pottery), the Grant Park Farmers’ Market has something for everyone.

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Address:

600 Cherokee Ave SE.

Atlanta, GA 30315

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Hours:

Sunday (9:00am-1:00pm)

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The Forsyth Farmers’ Market

Savannah, GA

Year-Round

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Located on the southern end of Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah, The Forsyth Farmers’ market is a destination for everything from seasonal produce and meat, to baked goods, dairy, honey, coffee, potted plants, and much more. Come by this producer-only market on a warm Saturday and pick from excellent food options under grandiose weeping willow trees. Peruse the offerings of celebrated food vendors that have everything from meat, produce and honey, to jam, pasta, and chocolate. Catch a cooking expo from any of the area’s master chefs, and learn the secret techniques of creating delicious restaurant-quality dishes. No matter who you are, The Forsyth Farmers’ market offers an experience that caters to both residents and visitors of Savannah alike.

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Address:

1 W. Park Ave.

Savannah, GA 31401

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Hours:

Saturday (9:00am-1:00pm)

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Athens Farmers’ Market

Athens, GA

(Summer-Winter) May – December

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Regarded as one of the best farmers’ markets in the south by Southern Living Magazine, the Athens Farmers’ Market is a non-profit organization tasked with the goal of improving community health through local food and increased physical activity. With this goal in mind, the Athens Farmers’ Market “exists to provide an economic, educational, and cultural connection between community members, farmers, and artisans.” Find meat and produce options from celebrated local producers such as Cedar Grove Farm and Rhonda’s Blueberries, whiskey from Piedmont Provisions, craft-made kombucha from Figment Fermentation, and so much more.

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Address:

705 Sunset Dr.

Athens, GA 30606

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Hours:

Saturday (8:00am-12:00pm)

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Florida

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The Jacksonville Farmers’ Market

Jacksonville, FL

Year-Round

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The Jacksonville Farmers’ market is one of a few marketplaces around the United States that has the ability to stay open every day, year-round, for people to enjoy their produce. But the reasons why are also clear. Similar to the CNYRFM, the Jacksonville Farmers’ Market is the oldest marketplace in the state of Florida. Located one mile from historic downtown Jacksonville, this festive and lively marketplace is known for its selection of pantry goods, hard-to-find cultural items, and unique ethnic food selection.

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Address:

1810 W. Beaver St.

Jacksonville, FL 32209

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Hours:

Every Day (7:00am – 5:00pm)

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The West Palm Beach GreenMarket

West Palm Beach, FL

(Fall-Spring) October – April

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Located at the Nancy M. Graham Memorial Square in historic West Palm Beach, the West Palm Beach Greenmarket is a destination inspired by European markets. With a relatively unique season of operation from October – April, the West Palm Beach Farmers’ Market is probably one of the best markets that you can visit out of normal seasons. Additionally, its awesome waterfront location makes for a scenic marketplace setting.

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Address:

Nancy M Graham Centennial Square:

101 S. Clematis St.

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Hours:

Saturday (9:00am – 1:00pm)

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The Winter Park Farmers’ Market

Winter Park, FL

Year-Round

Farmer Affiliations: Dave Weber (Florida Blueberry Nursery)

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If you stop by the historic train depot in Winter Park on a random Saturday morning, one thing that you will see well underway is the hustle and bustle of the Winter Park Farmers’ Market. Voted as the number one farmers’ market in Central Florida, The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is home to Florida’s finest locally raised meat and vegetables, as well as local seafood, coffee, jams, jellies, and artisan lollypops. It also happens to be one of the markets where you can find fresh blueberries from Seal the Seasons farmer, Dave Weber with Florida Blueberry Nursery. For those looking for a lively and community-filled start to their weekends, look no further than the Winter Park farmers’ market.

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Address:

200 W. New England Ave,

Winter Park, FL 32789

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Hours:

Saturday (8:00am – 1:00pm)

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