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Farmers Markets and U-Picks

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? 🙂

Farmers’ Markets

Madison City Farmers Market
1088 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758
April – September, 8AM-Noon
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
(256) 232-9040
June – August, on Saturdays from 8AM – Noon
Spirit of Athens is proud to be hosting the Athens Saturday Market. Their 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.

Bailey Cove Market at St. Thomas
12200 Bailey Cove Rd, Huntsville, AL at St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Mini-Market all May
June – September, on Saturdays from 8AM – Noon
The full Bailey Cove Farmers’ Market will open on June 1st at 8:00 AM. They will be open every Saturday through September except for Saturdays which are part of a national holiday weekend, i.e., Independence Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. We will have fruits and vegetables of all kinds, all grown and supplied by North Alabama and southern Tennessee farmers, plus artisanal breads, jams, jellies, etc. as well as eggs, meat, flowers, and plants. NOTE: A “mini-market” will be open the month of May and just a few vendors with seasonal foods.

Madison County Farmers Market
1022 Cook Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35804
(256) 532-1661
Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 7AM-3PM June – November
You can phone to find out about its assortment of seasonal organic food, vegetables, local specialties, fruits and crafts.

Ayers Farmers Market
2015 Memorial Parkway in Huntsville, AL
Closed Sunday, but open every other day from 8AM – 6PM.
The Ayers supplied the residents of Huntsville with farm-fresh produce for over 30 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, and more.

Decatur/Morgan County Farmers Market
211 1st Ave. SE, Decatur, AL 35602
(256) 476-5595
6AM-6PM, Monday-Saturday starting in April
Takes WIC, SFMNP. Phone to learn more about its assortment of organic food, fruits, vegetables, local specialties and crafts.

The Greene Street Market At Nativity
208 Eutis Avenue & Greene Street, Huntsville, AL 35801
Thursday 4-8PM, May – October
This is a local, producer-only market where you can know the farmers who grow your food. Items available: produce, meat and dairy, breads, honey and relishes, fresh herbs and flowers, cooking demonstrations and live music! Another great part of this market is its conjunction with downtown Huntsville’s indoor Greene Street Market Store, at 208 Eustis. It’s open Monday-Friday 10am – 2pm.

HealthWorks Market at Huntsville Hospital
101 Governor’s Drive at the Plaza Resource Center Tram Station
Thursdays May-October, 7:30AM – Noon
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
Tuesday 3-6PM, May – September
Wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as specialty foods and goods by local artisans. Family friendly entertainment and you help support local farmers.

Village of Providence Artisans & Farmers Market
7 Town Center Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806
Saturdays from 8:00 AM – Noon, May – November
Tuesdays from 3:30 – 7:00 PM, May – November
New in 2016, a combination of Artisans, Farmers, Entertainment and Community Services will combine to make this a unique and fun Saturday morning destination.

Terry Heights Farmer’s Market
1000 Meadow Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816
Spring opening TBD. Open Wednesdays from 4PM – 7PM. A brand-new offering that started in May of 2013, this neighborhood’s market features fresh produce and goodies made by locals.

The Market at Good Shepherd, Decatur, AL
1000 Meadow Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816
Spring opening TBD. Open Wednesdays from 4PM – 7PM. A brand-new offering that started in May of 2013, this neighborhood’s market features fresh produce and goodies made by locals.

The Market at MidCity
Huntsville’s newest Market for farmers, artisans, makers, growers, musicians and more! Mark your calendar for every Sunday, from 2-6 PM, March through November 2019.

Tuesday Farmers Market at Meridianville
175 Monroe Road, Meridianville, AL 35759
The Market is an open-air weekly community gathering to visit, be entertained, learn about a craft or a food.  Vendors are local farmers and artisans.  Often, there are wonderful musicians and singers on the front lawn.  Come, enjoy the fellowship, and support your local artisans and farmers

Open Air Farmers Market
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
Shop local farmers, artisans, and makers for your organic vegetables, handmade jams jellies and cheeses, and more! This market will focus on primary producers and makers and their products, all of which have been produced within 125 miles of Lowe Mill. Opens April – October

Winchester Road Farmers Market
2940 Winchester Rd, New Market, AL 35761
Opens May 19, 2016 and runs every Thursday, May through September, 4:00-7:00PM, Local Farmers, Fruit, Vegetables, and much more!

Reed’s Farmers Market
12031 Highway 231 431 N, Meridianville, AL
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. We also carry 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
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With 18 pickup locations in North Alabama, Doe Run is able to help you support farmers and feed your family locally sourced produce year-round.

Plentiful Produce
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Plentiful Produce is a food cooperative designed to bring quality produce and other items to the co-op participants at rock bottom prices. operates weekly, year round, to provide baskets of produce for the participants along with the opportunity to get a la carte items such as bulk produce, local honey, bread, local produce, and other items. Note: produce is not necessarily local or organic.

Hobbs Farms Beef & Chicken
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Specializes in good, healthy, local, home grown beef and chicken. Receive your CSA every two weeks from this USDA inspected meat provider. They sell individual cuts and keep them in stock at their home-based business. They also sell quarter, half, and whole beef by order.

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
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Don’t believe that old wives tale about local honey helping allergy sufferers, but you’ll still want to grab a jar of Bill’s. He also offers blueberries, blackberries, and beeswax candles.

Boyd Family Farm
336 John Cross Road, Toney
Open mid-June through late August, this farm invites visitors to pick their own blueberries. The farm is located less than an hour away from downtown Huntsville.

Brown Farms
384 Walnut Grove Road, New Market, AL 35761
(256) 828-0710
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Brown’s has been a u-pick staple for years. Their sweet strawberries are local and legendary.

Crow Mountain Orchard
6236 County Road 39 Fackler, AL 35746
(256) 437-9254
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A bit of a drive, but totally worth it. Fruit is grown on 150 acres of apples, peaches, nectarines, pears, berries, and cherries. Stand hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 7 days a week. (Closed on Thanksgiving.)

Dennison’s Farm & Strawberry Stands
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The strawberry booth is located in from of Hartlex Antique Mall on Hughes road in Madison, but this Tennessee family-owned farm also provides other fruits & veggies year-round.

Isom’s Orchard & Roadside Stand
24012 U.S. Highway 72 East, Athens, AL 35613
(256) 232-0808
Open 7AM – 7PM in May – November with seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Their fresh peaches, apples, gourds, pumpkins, and fresh produce can be found Spring, Summer, and Fall. Famous for their apple cider and apple slushies!

Mary Mac Farm
2060 Dug Hill Road, Brownsboro
With more than 1,200 blueberry bushes on two acres of land, Mary Mac Farm offers U-pick blueberries as well as blackberries. Open from June 15-August 15th. Be sure to call ahead.

Gin House Branch Farm
1579 Bethel Road S., Decatur, AL
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For more than 10 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, Alabama
256-505-9797 | Facebook Page
Possibly the largest u-pick vineyards in North Alabama! Pick several varieties of muscadine grapes. Open on Saturday and Sundays from 9:00-5:00 Labor Day weekend through October.

Scott’s Orchard
2163 Scott Road, Hazel Green, Alabama 35750
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Specializing in apples and apple goodies like cider, apple butter, jams, and jellies, this long-standing orchard in Madison County is very popular in the Fall.

S&J Produce & Farm Fresh Vegetables
8154 Hwy 72, Madison
No phone or website
Open June – September, Monday – Saturday from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. This is the newest roadside stand in Madison and is located across from the Target Shopping Center. Seasonal veggies and Amish canned goods can all be found here.

Steele Apple Orchard
1695 County Road 1141 Cullman, Alabama 35057
(256) 734-5249
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Located in North Central Alabama, in the unique and beautiful old German town of Cullman. Visit our gift shop and bakery located in the orchard surrounded by apple, peach, and plum trees. Buy your fresh hand picked fruit from over 20 different varieties of apples and 6 different varieties of peaches.

Zooks Orchard
848 Mint Springs Road, New Market, AL 35761
More Information
Pick fresh blueberries and blackberries during their season Saturdays 8:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. and weeknights, M-F, 6:30 p.m. to dark.

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Madison City Farmer's Market

Huntsville farmer's market