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
- April thru October
- Saturdays from 8am – 1pm
- South Front Street and GE Patterson
- Year Round
- Every Saturday morning April thru October 8am-1pm and November thru March 9am-1pm
- 1000 S. Cooper in Midtown Memphis, TN
- Year-round on Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
- Carpenter Street and Mimosa Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112
- Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. from May 15 – October 16
- 2204 Chelsea Avenue, Memphis, TN 38108
- June – October
- Thursdays from 9am-3pm
- 1400 Mississippi Blvd, Memphis, TN 38106
Landmark Farmers Market
- 2489 Carnes Ave, Memphis, TN 38114
- Open year-round Monday-Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm; closed on Sundays
- May 18 – Sept. 21
- Every Saturday from 8:00am – 12:00pm
- Freeman Park
- Jones Orchard has 3 locations:
- 6854 Singleton Parkway (Open daily from 8am-6pm)
- 7170 Hwy 51 in Millington (Open daily from 8am – 6pm)
- 7725 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
- Thursdays, 4 – 7 p.m. from June 17 – August 26
- Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. from May 27 – September 30
- 454 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017
- May – October
- Saturdays from 8am – 1pm
- 5152 Easley Street, Millington, TN 38053
- 7426 Ward Rd, Millington, TN 38053
- First Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. from March – November
- 2535 Highway 51 South, Hernando, MS 38632
- Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. from May 1 – October 30 (Christmas Market – Saturday, November 13)
Whitehaven Farmers Market
- Mondays, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. from July – September
- 1251 Wesley Drive, Memphis, TN 38116
- Saturdays, June-October: 8:00am-12:00pm
- 9200 Pigeon Roost Rd. Olive Branch, MS 38654
- Shop from 38 local vendors
- Home delivery for $5.95 in the greater Memphis area or they offer a monthly membership
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?
- You bet! Most of the area markets have vendors selling fresh food ready to eat. From homemade authentic tamales to fresh made hummus and chips, there’s 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’s a few vendors who sell treats, homemade biscuits, and paraphanelia 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 & 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.
- Many have practical COVID guidelines in place, including extra sanitizing stations, requests to not man-handle the produce, masking, and social distancing. Use common sense and respect the families around you.
- 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, beautiful cut flowers, and raising top quality animals for you to enjoy! Supporting local farmers makes a direct impact on our own community.
Not interested in going to the Farmer’s Market but still want to support local farms? Check out our Guide to CSAs here.