Chattanooga has a variety of farmers markets where you can purchase fresh produce and local food products directly from the producers.
Purchasing from local farmers at the markets means the food is fresh and you get the opportunity to get to know the people that grow your food. Most of the farmers markets operate on a seasonal schedule, opening in Spring and closing during the winter months.
The Main Street Farmers Market located at 325 East Main Street is open all year with reduced hours for winter (Wednesday 4 - 5 pm). Extended hours for the Main Street Farmers Market will begin April 3rd keeping the market open from 4 - 6 pm, rain or shine.
The Chattanooga Market is open on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Opening day for the Chattanooga Market's 2013 season is April 21 and continues each weekend until Thanksgiving weekend. The Chattanooga Market offers a chance to purchase fresh food from farmers and food artisans as well as local artists and food trucks. Each week features music and a special event such as a cooking competition or focus on a nonprofit organization.
The Ringgold Market in Ringgold GA opens June 1st in front of the Catoosa County Courthouse. The River Market is located in the plaza at the Tennessee Aquarium and opened March 23, 2013. The River Market is open Saturdays through Labor Day and features artisans and some food producers.
The Brainerd Farmers Market is located at Grace Episcopal Church and is open from 10 - 12 on Saturdays. The opening day for the Brainerd Farmers Market is April 7, 2013.
Signal Mountain Farmers Market is open Thursdays from 4 to 6 and is located at 2815 Anderson Pike in Signal Mountain TN. Seasonal produce, artisan cheeses, meats, herbs and cut flowers are available.
St. Alban's Farmers Market in Hixson is open Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm and Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7. The St. Alban's Farmers Market is located at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Place in Hixson TN.