Updated: 2015

Shopping for groceries does not always have to be as complicated as the overstuffed mega-market aisles would have you believe. Consider going to your local farmers’ markets instead. Their schedules are seasonal, but farmers’ markets are an economical and, arguably, healthier choice where fresh wares take center stage. Supporting these venues is also one of the most effective ways to eat local. The entire setting is about community and building relationships between area suppliers, restaurants and the consumer. Here are a few farmers’ markets and farm stands to keep on your weekly shopping list.

Farmers' Market

WEEKLY FARMERS MARKETS in MEMPHIS, TN

DAILY MARKETS

Farmers Market at the Agricenter
Dates: Monday – Saturday, May – October
Times: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hours: 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN 38120
More info: agricenter.org

WEDNESDAY MARKET

Memphis Botanic Garden
Dates: Wednesdays, April 29 – October 28
Hours: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117
More info: memphisbotanicgarden.com

THURSDAY MARKET

South Memphis Farmers Market
Dates: Thursdays, July – September
Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 1400 Mississippi Boulevard, Memphis, TN, 38106
More info: agriculture.tn.gov

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MARKETS

Arlington Open Air Market
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, May 1
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 12016 Walker Street, Suite 101, Arlington, TN, 38002
More info: agriculture.tn.gov

Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market
Dates: Saturdays, open year round
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 1000 Cooper St Memphis, TN, 38104
More info: cycfarmersmarket.org

Memphis Farmers Market
Dates: Saturdays, April 4 – December 12
Hours: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: G.E. Patterson and South Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103
More info: memphisfarmersmarket.org

Bartlett Station Farmers Market
Dates: Saturdays, May 2 – September 19
Hours: 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: 2969 Elmore Park Road, Bartlett, TN, 38134
More info: bartlettstationfarmersmarket.org

Millington Farmers Market
Dates: Saturdays, May 2 – October 31
Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 5152 Easley Street, Millington, TN, 38053
More info: facebook.com/millingtonfarmersmarket

Local Orchards and Farm Stands

  • Jones Orchard in Millington, TN offers fresh produce and the ability to pick your own as well! Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
  • Cedar Hill Farm in Hernando, MS, open during produce season every Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Enjoy your local produce!