Farmers Markets
& the Joy of
Seasonal Cooking

By Lesley Harris Colvett

We are fortunate to have so many Farmers Markets sprinkled throughout the area, from downtown to Collierville, allowing us to enjoy homegrown produce right at our fingertips.
The yumminess of freshly grown fruits and vegetables, without the time and effort of maintaining your own garden, is quite an edible luxury. There is just something about using local, fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables that elevate your summer dishes to a whole other level.

Health experts say eating fruits and vegetables from local farmers markets provides more nutrition because the produce at a local farmers market has spent more time in its natural state (on a vine or in the ground) instead of being shipped in a truck, and the fruits and vegetables are picked at the peak of their growing season.

Listed below are Farmers Markets around town and recipes to enjoy for your taste buds to come to life and enjoy all that summer has to offer! Hours listed may vary due to holidays.

Memphis Farmers Market
S. Front St. & W GE Patterson Ave.
Open Saturday, 8am-1pm

Bartlett Station Farmers Market
2999 Stage Rd.
Open Saturday, 8am-12pm

Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market
1000 S. Cooper St.
Open Saturday, 8am-1pm

South Memphis Farmers Market
1400 Mississippi Blvd.
Open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm

Chelsea Avenue Farmers Market
Intersection of Chelsea Ave. and Springdale St.
Open Saturday, 8am-12pm

Farm Park Farmers Market
7725 Poplar Pike Rd.
Open Thursday, 4pm-7pm

Whitehaven Farmers Market
1300 Wesley Dr.
Open Monday, 10am-5pm

Millington Farmers Market
5152 Easley St.
Open the third Saturday of the month, 8am-1pm

Collierville Farmers Market
454 W Poplar Ave.
Open Thursday, 8am-12pm

Arlington Farmers Market
12090 Forrest St.
Open every first & third Saturday, 8am-12pm

Agricenter Farmers Market
7777 Walnut Grove Rd.
Open Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm; Saturday, 7am-5pm

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