Freedom Farmers Market at The Carter Center was formed by a small group of local farmers who wanted to bring their Good Food to the surrounding neighborhoods. All of the vendors will have a dedication to sustainable production practices and represent the best of local food production.
The Freedom Farmers Market name is derived from the place (Freedom Park) and a sense of independence (the market is managed by the farmers themselves).
Access to Good Food is a fundamental desire for the market. Neighbors can reach the market by walking or biking the Freedom Park Trail, Marta Bus or by car.
The diversity of the communities surrounding The Carter Center are key for the Market: this is a place for friends and neighbors to gather together every week.
Freedom Farmers Market at The Carter Center will offer a wide range of local products including fresh produce, bakery goods, cheese and dairy, farm fresh eggs, handmade preserves and honey, prepared meals, fresh coffee and much more!
Thanks to the shoppers of Freedom Farmers Market for their support, the market is now going year round!
There will be a short break from December 26th-January2nd and will reopen January 9th- February 27th, 9am-noon, for the Winter Market. There will be no Pop up Chef tent but we will have plenty of vendors with meats, cheeses, produce, and pantry staples. The regular market season will start the first Saturday in March and go through mid December, 9am-1pm.
Here is a list of who will be at the Winter Market:
• Cedar Grove Farm (bi weekly)
• Day Springs Farm (bi weekly)
• Decimal Place Farm (weekly)
Elm Street Gardens (weekly)
• Grateful Pastures (weekly)
• Hickory Hill Farm (weekly)
• Moore Farms and Friends (once a month)
• NaturAlmonds (bi weekly)
• Pine Street Market (weekly)
• Proof Bake Shop (weekly)
• Rise N Shine Farm (weekly)
• Riverview Farms (weekly)
• Sparta Mushrooms (weekly)
• Stone Mountain Herbs (bi weekly)
• Storico Fresco Pasta (weekly)
• Tree House Milk (weekly)
• Truly Living Well (weekly)
• Valona Shrimp Company
Freedom Farmers’ Market utilizes a token system in order to accept Debit, Credit and SNAP/EBT cards. Even though all farmers take cash, this convenient token system allows our neighbors who use SNAP/EBT (formerly known as food stamps) to shop for healthy food using federal benefits and our shoppers who run out of cash to pick up those last few items. It’s a win-win for farmers and shoppers!
The Freedom Farmers' Market is teaming up with Wholesome Wave Georgia to double SNAP dollars. SNAP users should scan their EBT cards at the Market Tent and ask for the amount they'd like deducted from their accounts. The Market will present them with tokens, then double the number. The tokens can be used at any booth in the Market. Thanks Wholesome Wave!
Freedom Farmers Market is proud to be a member of The My Market Club. The My Market Club is a grant-funded program developed in partnership with farmers markets across the state of Georgia. We want to encourage people to support their local farmers by becoming regular farmers market shoppers. We offer new farmers market shoppers great rewards like $5 in market tokens to spend on local food, branded tote bags and more, but we also help connect communities an their food. So far we’ve helped over 11,500 new shoppers discover the wonders of their local market! Stay up to date on the latest My Market Club happenings, check out our blog or follow Georgia Organics on Facebook. And take some photos!
Post pictures of your market moments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MyMarketGA and you’ll be entered to win great prizes!