Summer is here and that means many local favorite farmers markets in Atlanta are open for business. Shopping at the farmers market is not only a great way to help promote sustainable farms and local businesses, but it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon with family or friends. Fortunately, here in the Atlanta metro area we have several great markets to choose from. Here are our picks for the top 10 markets in the metro area.
Ponce de Leon Avenue is an Atlanta institution. Its route starts at the Downtown Connector and changes character many times before morphing into Stone Mountain’s Main Street outside I-285. By far the most interesting stretch is between Peachtree Street and Moreland Avenue. It’s a surreal experience, where Whole Foods meets streetwalker, and landmarks like Mary Mac’s Tearoom seem frozen in time. The communities on either side of Ponce have seen their landscapes evolve with gentrification and newcomers, but much of the strip has resisted large scale change for decades. That could soon change with the development of Ponce City Market.