In light of the pandemic, farmers’ markets around Memphis are making adjustments and offering alternatives to how they serve up the freshest produce. From virtual cooking classes to ordering direct from the vendor, here are some ways to support local, get delicious food and stay safe all the while.
Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market
1000 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104
Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market remains open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They ask you to practice social distancing, wash your hands at the hand-washing stations and allow vendors to handle all produce. They also just rolled out a new ‘Local Greens Program’ that is a dollar for dollar match (up to $20) on all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that can be redeemed at the farmers market. Green funds can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables only. Local Greens first serves an individual or family by providing fresh food, and then the rest of the money goes to the pockets of a local farmer. You can make your donations online.
Jones Orchard is bringing the freshest produce to two locations for pick-up, while also offering jams and jelly via online ordering. It also offers a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. To learn more and register for the program, click here.
Memphis Farmers Market
S. Front & W. GE Patterson, Memphis, TN 38103 • (866) 348-2226
Although Memphis Farmers Market is not currently open for business, you can still purchase produce and meat from certain vendors — find your favorite vendor here, and buy directly from them. Wanting to help? Vendor fees cover one-third of the operating costs of the market, and to cover remaining needs, they are actively seeking funding from grants, sponsorships and private donations. You can read more information here. And stay tuned for future plans for opening.
South Memphis Farmers Market
1400 Mississippi Blvd., Memphis, TN 38106 • (901) 505-0221
Although South Memphis Farmers Market opens June 4, and they’re currently busy preparing and making adjustments to the shopping experience to adapt to the safer shopping guidelines. Check out the list of this year’s vendors, find out about additional activities on the schedule and more on the website here.
Agricenter Farmer’s Market
7777 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN 38120 • (901) 757-7777
Agricenter Farmer’s Market opens May 19, and they’re currently busy making improvements to adapt for safer shopping during the pandemic. Shop the market or check out the list of vendors here to shop directly from them.
Collierville Farmers Market
454 W Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN
Collierville Farmers Market is set to open on May 28. While they currently do not offer online ordering or pickup, they do offer recipes, a guide to what’s in season and more on their website. If you’re on the hunt for something specific, check out the list of vendors here, and reach out directly for purchase options.
Cedar Hill Farm
008 Love Rd., Hernando, MS 38632 • (662) 429-2540
Opening on June 1, Cedar Hill Farm has fresh produce and fruits that are available for purchase or for pick your own. Before you drive out, they recommend calling or emailing ahead to check on the availability of certain crops. They will also shop and pick produce for you.
The Farm Park Farmers Market
7725 Poplar Pike, Germantown, Tennessee 38138 • (901) 498-8684
The Farm Park Farmers Market will open on June 11 with CDC protocols in place. As always, you’ll find fresh fruits, vegetables, fruits and artisan goods — all locally grown or made. Certain vendors are also offering porch-pickup for certain produce and items. Check out the website for details.
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