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Memphis Moms Guide to Memphis Farmer’s Markets

Did you know agriculture is in our state's seal? If you've lived in Memphis for longer than a hot minute, then you'll know that farm fresh produce, top cut meats, and homemade goodies are an important staple to the local food culture. Farmer's Markets are an important part of our city's culture. Plus, they're just a fun way to spend time with your family. 


Local Farmer's Markets

Downtown

Memphis Farmer’s Market

  • April-October
  • Saturdays from 8am-1pm
  • South Front Street and GE Patterson (Central Station Pavilion)

Midtown

Cooper Young Farmer’s Market 

  • Year-round
  • Saturdays 8am-1pm (April-October) or 9am-1pm (November-March)
  • 1000 S Cooper (parking lot of First Congo Church)

Carpenter Art Garden Pop-Up Farmers Market

  • Year-round
  • Mondays and Thursdays 3:30-5pm
  • Carpenter Street and Mimosa Avenue (Binghampton)

South Memphis

South Memphis Farmer’s Market 

  • June-September
  • Thursdays 8am-1pm
  • 1400 Mississippi Blvd

Landmark Farmers Market

  • Year-round
  • Saturdays 11am-3pm
  • 2489 Carnes Avenue

Bartlett

Bartlett Farmer’s Market

  • Opens May 18
  • Saturdays 8am-12pm
  • 2629 Bartlett Blvd (Freeman Park)

Germantown

Germantown Parks and Recreation Farmers' Market

Agricenter Farmer’s Market

  • May 6-October 18
  • Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm
  • 7777 Walnut Grove Road (Agricenter)

Collierville

Collierville Farmers Market

  • May 23-September 26
  • Thursdays 9am-12pm
  • 454 West Poplar Avenue (parking lot of Collierville United Methodist Church)

Millington

Jones Orchard Farm Markets

  • Year-round
  • Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm
  • 7170 Highway 51 N & 6850 Singleton Pkwy

Lightfoot Farm Market

  • Monthly
  • First Saturday 9am-2pm
  • 7426 Ward Road

Southaven

Whitehaven Farmers Market

  • July-August
  • Mondays 10am-2pm
  • 1300 Wesley Drive (Methodist South Hospital)

Olive Branch

Olive Branch Farmers Market

  • June-October
  • Saturdays 8am-12pm
  • 9200 Pigeon Roost Road (City Hall)

 

Hernando

Hernando Farmers Market

  • April 20-October 26 (except May 18 & September 28); Christmas Market November 9
  • Saturdays 8am-1pm
  • 2535 Highway 51 South (Town Square)
Farmer's Market tips

What You Need To Know Before Heading to the Farmer's Market

How do we pay?

  • Cash is king at most farmer's markets, although with today's technology, most vendors accept credit/debit cards or Venmo.
  • Some of the major farmers' markets have also established a token system that allows customers to purchase small wooden tokens at their Information Table using debit cards. These tokens are then used as cash at the vendors and come in denominations of $1, $5, and $10. 
  • Most of the area farmers' markets now accept EBT cards and the newer P-EBT cards. Just purchase the tokens previously mentioned using these cards instead!

How do we carry our purchases?

  • Most of the vendors have plastic bags for your produce or meats, but many do not. It's highly recommended to bring along a tote bag, reusable cloth bags, or an insulated cooler to carry your purchases home. If you are doing a major shop, you might want to pull a small cart or wagon.

Is there food that you can buy and eat there?

  • Absolutely! Most of the area markets have vendors selling fresh food ready to eat. From homemade authentic tamales to fresh made hummus and chips, there are lots of different (mostly) lunch options. So unlike going to the grocery store, we highly recommend coming to the market hungry!
  • Fresh brewed coffee (both hot & cold) is often found at the farmers' markets. Another reason to get there early before the produce is picked over!

Are the farmers' markets pet friendly?

  • You bet! As long as Fido is on a leash, dogs are definitely welcome. In fact, there are a few vendors who sell treats, homemade biscuits, and paraphernalia just for dogs.
  • Don't forget to bring some bottled water for your pooch, though, if it's during the hot dog days of summer (haha). But no, for real, be a good pet owner and don't forget to care for your dog and clean up after it.

Anything else we need to know?

  • Most of the markets have LIVE music all day! Stop, enjoy, maybe even bust out a quick jig, and then don't forget to tip these amazing local musicians.
  • In case of inclement weather, check social media before you go. Many of the bigger farmers' markets have their own Instagram or FB pages where they'll post their monthly schedules of vendors and weather policies.
  • Always be kind. These wonderful area farmers are growing some of the best produce and beautiful cut flowers and are raising top quality animals for you to enjoy! Supporting local farmers makes a direct impact on our own community.

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