Who doesn’t love supporting local businesses while finding healthy food, cool products, and having fun along the way? Farmers’ markets all around town can make that possible. Crisp fall weekends make for the perfect time to shop at any one of Chattanooga’s bustling markets.
Chattanooga Area Farmers’ Markets
Chattanooga Market – Coming in at the biggest farmers’ market in the city, the Chattanooga Market is well known for its large size, number of vendors, and the calendar that runs almost the entire year. Located in the First Tennessee Pavilion, right beside Finley Stadium, you can find several local vendors to meet your needs. They also have locations in Collegedale and beside the Tennessee Aquarium. The main market is open on Sundays, and you can find a different theme or activity focus each week. Their fall lineup looks pretty spectacular, so you don’t want to miss it. It’s also pet friendly, so get ready to see some adorable dogs as you shop the local vendors.
Main Street Farmers’ Market – If you need a midweek pick-me-up, the Main Street Farmers’ Market is for you. It’s open every Wednesday, year round. Specializing in locally grown food, this market is great for ensuring your food is healthy and home grown. You can look ahead on their website to see what vendors and products will be available each week. They also host special events throughout the year. Their fall and Christmas lineup looks like so much fun!
Ooltewah Farmers’ Market – If you’re in the Ooltewah area, this market is open every Thursday throughout the year. Hosted by the Ooltewah Nursery and Landscape Company, you’re sure to find lots of home grown goodies here.
Lookout Mountain Farmers’ Market – This market serves the communities in Red Bank and East Brainerd during the week. You can find all kinds of locally grown food here.
Battlefield Farmers’ Market – Held at the Walker County Agricultural Center, this market runs from May to November on Wednesdays.
Rabbit Valley Farmers’ Market – This market can be found in the city of Ringgold, GA. Locally grown food, shops, and special events run here during the months of April through October.
Alton Park Community Market – The Bethlehem Center hosts this market every Saturday from noon to 3pm. You can find fresh grown produce and plants here each week.
Brainerd Farmers’ Market – Grace Episcopal Church hosts this farmers market every Saturday during April through December.
Crabtree Farms – While this isn’t technically a farmers’ market, Crabtree Farms is a farm that’s open year round for shopping and picking. They also offer classes, workshops, field trips, and recipes.
Whatever market you choose to shop at, you’re sure to find tons of local produce and goodies from farmers in our community.
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