Monday, June 27, 2016

Local Farmers Markets: A guide to the Auburn-Opelika area’s best farmers markets

Local Farmers Markets: A guide to the Auburn-Opelika area’s best farmers markets

Opelika Farmers Market
1. O Grows Farmers Market 
When: Tuesdays from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Location: 1103 Glenn Street, Opelika AL 
The Opelika Grows Farmers Market is located across the street from the Cultural Arts Center on Glenn Street, near the community garden in Opelika. Come walk around the square each Tuesday this summer from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. to find fresh, local produce ranging from heirloom tomatoes to collard greens. You may even find some fresh bread, homemade ice cream or local honey. Depending on the year's crop, the market may continue through September or until produce is depleted. Look for further updates about the end date. For more info, visit the Opelika Grows Farmers Market Facebook page.

Auburn Farmers Market
2. Acre’s Farmers Market 
When: Wednesdays from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Location: 210 East Glenn Ave, Auburn AL 
The Acre Farmers Market occurs weekly on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. until the end of summer. Come enjoy complimentary cocktail tastings and pimento cheese while supporting local farmers.  Located at the Acre restaurant, the Market often features berries, cucumbers, corn, clover, grits, honey, jam & jellies, kombucha, onions, peppers, peaches, squash, taters and tomatoes. Don’t miss out on this unique, urban garden experience. For more info, visit Acre's Facebook page.

AU Farmers Market
3. The Market at Ag Heritage Park 
When: Thursdays from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Location: 925 Camp Auburn Road, Auburn AL 
The Market at Ag Heritage Park is an open-air, growers-only farmers market that operates each Thursday, May-August, at Ag Heritage Park on the Auburn University campus. Hosted by the College of Agriculture, The Market features area vendors offering fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, herbs, ornamental plants and cut flowers as well as locally produced jams and jellies, baked goods, soaps, honey, goat cheese and more. Now in its 12th season, The Market at Ag Heritage Park gives Auburn University employees and students and all area residents the opportunity to Buy Fresh, Buy Local, directly from the growers. The weekly farmers market is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. It is held rain or shine, unless severe weather poses a danger to vendors and customers. For more info, visit The Market at Ag Heritage Park's website.

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