We all love fresh food and by now most of us know that the very best way to feed our families fresh food is to shop local. So Rocket City Mom has made that even easier with this list of local Farmers Markets and U-Picks, PLUS a map to make it even easier! Who says we don’t go the extra mile? Really? Who says that? 🙂
Madison City Farmers Market
1088 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758, at Trinity Baptist Church
Saturdays April – September, 8AM – Noon
Saturdays October – November 22, 9AM – 1PM
Come early for the best selection of local veggies, fruits, cheese, eggs, beef, pork, chicken, fresh herbs, honey, home baked goods, relishes, jams and jellies. There are also creations from local artisans including handmade cards, soaps, lotions, candles, wood crafts, sewn items and other handmade items.
Athens Saturday Market
409 Green Street, Athens, AL 35611 at the Green Street pavilion
Saturdays June – August, 8AM – Noon
Athens Saturday Market’s mission is to support local agriculture and increase economic opportunities for farmers, small businesses, and artisans; to educate and provide access to healthy local foods; and to build a vibrant gathering place for Athens residents and visitors. Athens Saturday Market is a state-certified farmers market where you can enjoy fresh produce, baked goods, music, art, and crafts.
Bailey Cove Market at St. Thomas
12200 Bailey Cove Rd, Huntsville, AL 35803 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Saturdays June – September, 8AM – Noon
The Bailey Cove Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday through September except for Saturdays on the July 4th and Labor Day weekends. Here you can purchase fruits and vegetables of all kinds, all grown and supplied by North Alabama and southern Tennessee farmers, plus artisan breads, jams, jellies, etc. as well as eggs, meat, flowers, and plants. Note: No pets are allowed in the vendor area.
Madison County Farmers Market
1022 Cook Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35804
Wednesdays – Saturdays April – November, 8AM – 2PM
The Madison County Farmer’s Market is one of the oldest institutions still in business. With commercial vendors at each and selling a variety of produce, the middle portion is set aside for produce farmers to sell their fresh fruits and vegetables.
Ayers Farmers Market
1022 Cook Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35804 at the Madison County Farmer’s Market
Wednesdays – Saturdays, 8AM – 4PM
The Ayers has supplied the residents of Huntsville with farm-fresh produce for over 40 years. Open daily, some produce is even picked on the very day of its sale. In addition to fruits & veggies, they carry a full line of canned fruits and jellies, custom fruit baskets (they deliver to Huntsville Hospital!), homemade pies, eggs, plants, and more.
Decatur/Morgan County Farmers Market
211 1st Ave. SE, Decatur, AL 35601
April & May on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 7AM – 3PM and Saturdays, 7AM – 1PM
June – August, Mondays – Saturdays, 7AM – 3PM
September – November on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7AM – 3PM
Best selections available before noon, so arrive early! The mission of the Morgan County/Decatur Farmers Market is to enhance sustainability of our region’s farms by providing a venue for the exchange of quality locally grown goods while creating a vibrant community- gathering place. Visit to purchase locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and handmade crafts.
The Greene Street Market At Nativity
208 Eutis Avenue & Greene Street, Huntsville, AL 35801
Thursdays in May – August, 4PM – 8PM; in September, 4PM – 7PM; and in October, 3PM – 6PM
This is a local, producer-only market where you can know the farmers who grow your food. Items available include produce, meat and dairy, breads, honey and relishes, fresh herbs and flowers, popsicles and treats, cooking demonstrations and live music! Also shop the indoor Greene Street Market Store at 208 Eustis Street, open Mondays – Fridays from 10AM – 2PM year-round, as well as 4PM – 8PM during outdoor markets.
HealthWorks Market at Huntsville Hospital
101 Governor’s Drive at the Plaza Resource Center Tram Station
Thursdays May-October, 7:30AM – Noon
Huntsville Hospital knows the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables for your health. Visit their weekly farmers market to shop fresh local produce, delicious artisan breads, herbs, gourmet slaw, cheese, jams, jellies, and more! Cash & check only.
Latham United Methodist Church Farmer’s Market
109 Weatherly Road, Huntsville, AL 35803
Tuesdays May – September, 3PM – 6PM
The Latham Farmer’s Market features a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as specialty foods and goods by local artisans. Visit weekly for fun, family-friendly entertainment and treats while you help support local farmers.
Village of Providence Artisans & Farmers Market
7 Town Center Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806
May – November, Saturdays 8:00 AM – Noon and Tuesdays from 3:30PM – 8:00 PM
The Village of Providence Artisans & Farmers Market offers a seasonal selection of fresh produce and artisan handmade products. Customers will have the opportunity to meet the farmers who grow their food and the artisans who use traditional methods to make products.
Terry Heights Farmer’s Market
1000 Meadow Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816 at Second Mile Preschool
Wednesdays beginning in June, 4PM – 7PM
This neighborhood’s market features fresh produce and goodies made by locals to help increase awareness, promote healthier food choices, and enhance the Terry Heights neighborhood.
The Market at MidCity
5909 University Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806 at The Camp
Sundays March – November, 2PM – 6PM
Huntsville’s newest Market for farmers, artisans, makers, growers, musicians and more! Swing by The Camp’s weekly market to support local while feeding our families delicious, nutritious, and local options.
Tuesday Farmers Market at Meridianville
175 Monroe Road, Meridianville, AL 35759 at First Baptist Church of Meridianville
Tuesdays June – September, 3:30PM – 6:30PM
The Tuesday Farmers Market in Meridianville is an open-air weekly community gathering featuring local farmers, producers, and artisans as well as occasional live music and entertainment.
Winchester Road Farmers Market
1262 Winchester Rd, Huntsville, AL 35811 at Winchester Road Baptist Church
Thursdays June 4 – September 3, 3:30 PM – 6:30PM
The Winchester Road Farmers Market (WRFM) is a local grower’s- only market and governed by local farmers and consumers. Everything sold at the market is grown or crafted by local farmers and craftspeople within 100 miles of the market. The market gives priority to farmers and farm products, but also includes hand-made and homemade crafts, products, and foods by local artisans.
Reed’s Farmers Market
12031 Highway 231 431 N, Meridianville, AL 35759
Mondays – Fridays, 9AM – 5PM and Saturdays, 9AM – 4PM
This family owned farmers market has been in business for over 25 years. They specialize in seasonal vegetables, homestyle canned goods, bedding plants, tropical plants, and hanging baskets, as well as carrying Amish made canned goods and rockers.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)
Want to do your part to support local farmers and feed your family great food? Consider signing up for these local CSA boxes!
Doe Run Farm
With 17 pickup locations in North Alabama as well as home delivery, Doe Run is able to help you support farmers and feed your family locally sourced produce year-round. Doe Run Farm is enthusiastic about farming, premium quality food and sustainability while providing access to fresh food that’s grown close to their home.
Hobbs Farms Beef & Chicken
Hobbs Farms specializes in good, healthy, local, home grown beef and chicken. Receive your CSA every two weeks from this USDA inspected meat provider, who also sells individual cuts via their home-based business. They also sell quarter, half, and whole beef by order, as well as turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Duncan Farms is a small 60 acre, permaculture-based, family farm just outside Huntsville Alabama that avoids the use of synthetic fertilizers, chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides. Their biweekly CSA delivery program includes a bag of fresh, seasonal foods that can be delivered to your home and includes meats (pork, beef, etc), eggs, vegetables, fruits and more.
Orchards, U-Picks, & Roadside Stands
Note: Please call ahead before visiting, as some places only offer U-Pick at certain times of the year.
Bill’s Honey Farm
8714 Moores Mill Road, Meridianville, AL 35759
Bill’s Honey Farm is a great place to visit if you want to learn more about bees and would like to get a close up look at a beehive without getting stung. Friendly owner Bill sells fresh local honey, blueberries, blackberries, and beeswax candles as well as pollen by the bag.
Boyd Family Farm
336 John Cross Road, Toney, AL 35773
Roadside stand also available at the Raceway in Hampton Cove
One of the largest pick-your-own blueberry patches in North Alabama, the berry patch at Boyd Family Farm is open on weekends in mid-June through late August. The farm is located less than an hour away from downtown Huntsville and aims to reconnect people and the outdoors. There are also over many animals living on the farm, with some located in habitats that are available to view by the public. Cash only.
384 Walnut Grove Road, New Market, AL 35761
A u-pick staple for many years, Brown Farms’ sweet strawberries are local and legendary. Strawberry season typically runs mid-April through the end of May, and strawberries are available for picking or pre-picked by the bucket. Also available for sale are ferns, flowers, arrangements, sweet treats, and farmhouse decor items. Children can enjoy the massive bounce pad while parents relax under the shaded pavilion. Read our Rocket City Mom Parent Pro Tips for strawberry picking!
Crow Mountain Orchard
6236 County Road 39 Fackler, AL 35746
This orchard is bit of a drive, but totally worth it. Fruit is grown on 150 acres of apples, peaches, nectarines, pears, berries, and cherries, and they press their own fresh cider starting in September. Orchard is open 7 days a week, typically June through December. Cash, checks, or FNP coupons only.
Dennison’s Farm & Strawberry Stands
181 Hughes Road in Madison (Hughes Plaza Shopping Center)
1202 Huntsville Highway in Fayetteville, TN (River Oaks Shopping Center)
2285 Decherd Blvd. in Decherd, TN
This Tennessee family-owned farm has been operating in our area for over 50 years and provides other fruits & veggies year-round. Starting in late April-June, they have 3 strawberry stands open to the public. Cash or credit accepted.
Isom’s Orchard & Roadside Stand
24012 U.S. Highway 72 East, Athens, AL 35613
Isom’s Orchard is another area favorite, famous for their apple cider and apple slushies! This 4th generation farm is open daily May – November, where they offer fresh peaches, apples, gourds, pumpkins, and fresh produce.
Mary Mac Berry Farm
2060 Dug Hill Road, Brownsboro, AL 35741
With more than 1,200 blueberry bushes on two acres of land, Mary Mac Farm offers U-pick blueberries as well as blackberries that are grown without the use of pesticides. Open Mondays through Saturdays from June 15-August 15th, but be sure to call ahead!
Gin House Branch Farm
1579 Bethel Road S., Decatur, AL 35603
For nearly 20 years, Gin House Branch Farm has grown various berry crops. Since 2004, the farm has been exclusively a U-pick enterprise and welcomes visitors to pick their fresh blueberries and muscadine grapes.
Rolling Rock Muscadine Vinyard
2461 Buffington Road, Boaz, AL 35956
Possibly the largest u-pick vineyards in North Alabama, where you can pick several varieties of muscadine grapes. The vineyard also sometimes offers muscadine jelly. Open on weekends 9AM – 5PM, Labor Day weekend through October.
2163 Scott Road, Hazel Green, AL 35750
Specializing in apples and apple goodies like cider, apple butter, honey, jams, and jellies, this long-standing orchard in Madison County is very popular in the fall. They grow 18 different varieties of apples and 20 different varieties of peaches, and the farm makes a beautiful location for photography sessions (appointments required).
S&J Produce & Farm Fresh Vegetables
8154 Hwy 72, Madison, AL 35758 across from Target
S&J Produce Farm offers fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, local honey, Amish jellies, free range eggs and fruit slushies at prices that will make your visit a pleasure! Open Monday – Saturday from 8:30AM – 6PM and Sunday 9AM – 4PM.
Steele Apple Orchard
1695 County Road 1141 Cullman, AL 35057
Visit the gift shop and bakery located in the orchard surrounded by apple, peach, and plum trees to buy your fresh hand picked fruit from over 20 different varieties of apples and 6 different varieties of peaches. The bakery, home of Steele’s famous Southern fried pies, also offers homemade jam & jelly, apple butter, cakes and pies, fresh cider, candied & caramel apples, homemade ice cream, apple wood chips for BBQing, and more.
848 Mint Springs Road, New Market, AL 35761
Zook’s Orchard offers seasonal pure raw honey, u-pick blueberries, and u-pick wild blackberries in a safe, family-friendly, and wildlife-compatible environment. Open for harvest season June through September on Saturdays 8AM – 1PM and weeknight evenings from 6:30 PM until dark; cash and credit cards accepted.
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