Shopping for groceries does not always have to be as complicated as the overstuffed megamarket aisles would have you believe. Consider going to one of these Memphis farmers’ markets instead. Some of their schedules are seasonal, but farmers’ markets are an economical and, arguably, a healthier choice where fresh wares take center stage. Supporting these venues is also one of the most effective ways to shop and support local. The entire setting is about community and relationship building between area suppliers, restaurants and consumers. Here are a few Memphis farmers’ markets (and even an orchard and a farm stand!) to keep on your weekly shopping list.
SB NOTE: PLEASE CHECK HOURS AND DATES ON EACH FARMERS’ MARKET WEBSITE DUE TO POTENTIAL COVID-19 CHANGES.
Your 2021 Guide to Memphis Farmers’ Markets
OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Agricenter Farmer’s Market
7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN 38120 • (901) 757-7777
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Open: June 1 through September 30 (closed September 6)
Go for: Fresh produce, seafood, crafts, baked goods, herbs, plants and meat
More info: agricenter.org
Since 1986, the Agricenter Farmer’s Market has provided the Memphis community with fresh produce. In addition to fruits and vegetable, we also suggest picking up some fresh-picked flowers and local honey. Not to mention they have the tastiest watermelons and strawberries on this side of Memphis. You can’t go wrong with any findings from this local market.
Landmark Farmer’s Market
2489 Carnes Avenue, Memphis, TN 38114 • (901) 509-2389
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Go for: Fresh produce, local and raw honey, and herbal teas
More info: landmarktraining.org
Landmark Farmer’s Market is a not-for-profit indoor market that’s open year-round. Most of the products offered are grown and harvested by volunteers from the farm. The market encourages sustainable methods of food production and motivates locals to take interest in where they food comes from and how it grows.
Collierville Farmers Market
Collierville United Methodist Church, 454 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017
Hours: 8 a.m. to noon
Open: May through October
Go for: Fresh produce, herbs, soaps, preserves and flowers
More info: colliervillefarmersmarket.org
There is a wide range of fresh goods at the Collierville Farmers Market. From homemade cookies and cinnamon rolls to lip butters and bath bombs, the possibilities are endless. The best part? You can also purchase goods like wine stoppers, ice cream scoops and letter openers. The market works to foster a sense of community by educating Memphians about the importance of buying locally.
Farm Park Farmers’ Market
C.O. Franklin Park, 7725 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138 • (901) 498-8684
Hours: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Open: June 10 through August 26
Go for: Fresh fruits and vegetables, value-added and handmade products, live music, chef-hosted cooking demonstrations and children’s activities
More info: thefarmpark.org
There’s more than just fresh fruits and vegetables at the Farm Park Farmers’ Market. The market also offers cooking demonstrations, live music and activities for children. Plus, you can pick up a gift for a friend (or yourself!) from one of the on-site artisan vendors. Make this market one of your summer traditions!
Bartlett Station Farmers Market
A. Keith McDonald Pavilion at Freeman Park, 2629 Bartlett Blvd., Bartlett, TN 38134 • (901) 372-9457
Hours: 8 a.m. to noon
Open: May 15 through October 9
Go for: Fresh produce, preserves, natural skincare, honey and coffee
More info: bartlettstationfarmersmarket.org
Kettlecorn, hot tea and MemPops are just a few of the highlights at the Bartlett Station Farmers Market. When the weather warms up, it’s the perfect place to cool down with a snack and treat … and to treat yourself with goodies like body butters and scrubs. Vendors include Marla’s Garden, Mad Hatters Tea & Gifts and Skye’s the Limit Crafts.
Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market
First Congregational Church, 1000 Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 725-2221
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Go for: Fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, flowers, grass-fed meat, natural soaps and live music
More info: cycfarmersmarket.org
The Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market is open year-round and supports local farmers, producers and artisans. Vendors offer homegrown herbs, baked goods, fresh-cut flowers and hot coffee. Plus, there’s live acoustic music to make your shopping experience more enjoyable. The best part? The market is also dog-friendly, so bring your pup along, too!
Hernando Farmers Market
Historic Hernando Court Square, 2535 Highway 51 South, Hernando, MS 38632 • (662) 429-9092
Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Open: April through October
Go for: Local fruit and vegetables, honey, canned and preserved items, hummus, and guacamole
More info: cityofhernando.org
About 30 minutes from Memphis you can find the Hernando Farmers Market. Located in Hernando’s historic town square, vendors offer everything from fresh produce to local milk, plants and more. Before leaving, be sure to also stop by the market’s outdoor café to enjoy some baked goods and coffee.
Memphis Farmers Market
South Front Street & G.E. Patterson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 • (866) 348-2226
Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Open: April 3 through October 30
Go for: Fresh produce, natural skincare, meats and baked goods
More info: memphisfarmersmarket.org
Pastries and pre-made meals are just a glimpse of what you can find at the Memphis Farmers Market. Plus, if you’ve got a grill master in the house, they’ll be in heaven with the choice and selections of meat they can whip up for dinner. (SB Tip: Be on the lookout for food trucks that are always hanging out, too!) Due to COVID-19, it’s important to note that some vendors prefer the use of cashless apps like Venmo, PayPal and Cash App.
LOCAL ORCHARDS & FARM STANDS
- Cedar Hill Farm in Hernando, MS, offers everything from strawberries and blackberries to local honey and free-range eggs. Be sure to visit year-round for fun seasonal events, too! Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Jones Orchard in Millington, TN, offers fresh produce and the ability to pick your own apples, berries, nectarines, plums and peaches! The orchard is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Note: Hours may vary based on the season.)
Enjoy your local produce, Memphis!
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