Farmers’ markets and farm stands will be opening this month and offering local and regional seasonal produce and hand crafts.
Some are small and benefit the surrounding community, others are larger and provide entertainment as well as sustenance for customers from around the area.
Food trucks and music are often an element, making a visit to the farmer’s market more than shopping trip but a fun outing.
Agricenter Famers Market: In the red barn at the Agricenter International , 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., opens to the public June 1 through Sept. 30. Some vendors accept senior vouchers. EBT is not accepted.
Bartlett Station Farmers Market: Located at the A. Keith McDonald Pavilion in Freeman Park, 2629 Bartlett Blvd. with operating hours from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays May 15 until Oct. 9.
The Carpenter Art Garden: The Carpenter Art Garden is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with the children of Binghampton. Among other projects the kids grow vegetables, with adult supervision, and sell at a “pop-up” produce stand on Mon. and Thur. from 3:30-5 p.m., year round. Seasonal offerings are listed on Facebook and Instagram. 295 Carpenter St. at Mimosa.
The Chelsea Avenue Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon, Sat. beginning May 15 - Oct. Chelsea Ave. at Springdale St. Produce sourced locally.
Collierville Farmers Market: Grand opening May 27. Open Thursday through Sept. from 8 a.m.-noon. In the parking lot of Christ United Methodist Church, 454 Poplar Avenue. Produce sourced locally.
Cooper Young Community Farmers Market: Open year-round in the parking lot of First Congo (1000 S. Cooper), and operates Saturdays between the hours of 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sourced locally.
Elwood’s Produce Stand: New this year. Local restaurateur Tim Bednarski, owner of Elwood’s Shack, is opening a produce stand next to his Summer Ave. restaurant. He offers a variety of seasonal produce grown on his farm in Texas and farms he visits.
Germantown Farm Park Farmers Market: Thursdays, June 17 to Aug, 26, 4 to 7 p.m. C.O. Franklin Park, 7725 Poplar Pike. Vendors must certify in their application they grow or raise their own products or make their own value-added products. In addition to local produce enjoy artisan goods, children’s activities, and live music and cooking demonstrations
Hernando Farmers Market: Sat., May 1 : 8 a.m.-1 p.m., until the end of October. 2535 U.S. 51 South, Hernando Town Square. Over 75 vendors, most sourced locally.
Jones Orchard: Open 7 days a week, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Two locations 7170 Highway 51 N. and 6850 Singleton Pkwy in Millington. Locally grown peaches are a specialty. Pick your own berries.
Memphis Farmers Market: Opening April 3. Weekly outdoor market located at 567 So. Front St. featuring local farmers and artisans, live music and fun activities every Saturdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through the end of October. Sourced locally.
Millington Farmers Market: 5152 Easley St. every Saturday beginning in May, and will run through the summer with operating hours between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
South Memphis Farmers Market: 1440 Mississippi Blvd. Open Thursdays, 8am-1pm, June-September. Sourced locally. The market also offers free online cooking classes at somefm.org/cooking-matters
Whitehaven Farmers Market: Methodist South Medical Complex in 1251 Wesley Drive, Mondays, noon – 6 p.m. July - September