How to Eat Fresh While Visiting Huntsville: Farmers Market Rundown

By Nicole Castle Brookus


*Editor’s Note: This blog has been updated to reflect markets’ operating hours and contact information for 2018.

Eating fresh, locally grown produce is an experience, and one we’d recommend to all visitors to Huntsville and Madison County.  Madison County alone has 10 Farmers Markets, and during the summer there’s at least one open 6 days a week, spread all across the county.  Everything sold at these area markets is grown or produced right here in north Alabama. We’ve put together a quick reference for you covering local farmers market offerings. Enjoy! After all, you can’t beet fresh food. (See what we did there?)  😉

At Madison County Farmers Markets, you can find:

  • Seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts
  • Honey
  • Eggs, cheese and meat
  • Fresh baked goods
  • Jams, jellies and pickles
  • Locally roasted coffee and cold brew coffee
  • Locally mixed black and green tea and herbal teas
  • Flowers, vegetable starts and ornamental plants
  • Arts and crafts from local artisans
  • Some markets also offer live music and hot prepared foods


Check the these markets’ websites  and social media channels frequently  for special events and updates to hours of operation!

 Ayers Farmers Market

WHERE: 1022 Cook Ave Huntsville, Alabama 35801

DAY: Monday – Sunday

TIME: Monday- Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

SEASON: Year round



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Bailey Cove Farmers Market

WHERE: St. Thomas Episcopal Church
12200 Bailey Cove Rd, Huntsville, AL

DAY: Saturdays

TIME: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

SEASON: June – September


*Closed July 4th and Labor Day weekends


Greene Street Market at Nativity

WHERE: Church of the Nativity
208 Eustis Avenue, Huntsville, AL

DAY OF THE WEEK: Thursdays

SEASON: May – October

TIME: May – August: 4 – 8 p.m.
September: 4 – 7 p.m.
October: 3 – 6 p.m.



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Greene Street Market Store

WHERE: Church of the Nativity
208 Eustis Avenue, Huntsville, AL

DAYS OF THE WEEK: Monday – Friday

SEASON: Year round

SUMMER HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Thursday 10 a.m. -7 p.m. *during market season



Huntsville Hospital (Healthworks) Farmers Market

WHERE: 101 Governor’s Drive, Huntsville, AL

(Plaza Resource Center, Corner Of Governors & Madison St)

DAY: Thursdays

TIME:  7:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

SEASON: April 20 – Oct 19

CONTACT: Jana Payne 256-265-6288


Latham UMC (United Methodist Church) Market

WHERE: Latham United Methodist Church
109 Weatherly Rd, Huntsville, AL

TIME: 3 – 6 p.m.

DAY: Tuesdays

SEASON: May – September



Madison City Farmers Market

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Madison City Farmers Market


WHERE: Trinity Baptist Church
1088 Hughes Road, Madison, AL
TIME: 8 a.m.-12 p.m —> April – September

9 a.m.-12 p.m.—> October – November

DAY: Saturdays

SEASON: April – November


Madison County Farmers Market

WHERE: 1022 Cook Avenue, Huntsville, AL

DAYS: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

TIME: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

SEASON: June 2 – November 12



Meridianville Farmers Market

WHERE: First Baptist Church of Meridianville
175 Monroe Road, Meridianville, AL

SEASON: First Tuesday in June through the last Tuesday in September

TIME: June – August: 4 – 7 p.m.

September: 4 – 6 p.m.

DAYS: Tuesdays



Eating fresh in Huntsville, Alabama: Farmers Market Rundown


Terry Heights Farmers Market

WHERE: 1000 Meadow Drive Huntsville, AL

DAYS: Wednesdays 

TIME:  4 – 7 p.m.

SEASON: June – September



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Nicole Castle Brookus

Nicole Castle Brookus is a local food systems consultant, writer, photographer, avid gardener, lover of all things geeky, and the Executive Director of Southern Foodscapes, an organization that advocates for healthy, resilient and sustainable local food systems.

In her spare time, she studies the traditional herbal medicine of the southeastern United States and spends time hiking in the woods and foraging for wild foods.

You can find a roundup of her content from around the web at


*Disclaimer: This blog is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all farmers markets in the Madison County area, and any omission of other local markets is not intentional. Know of another great, local farmers market? Share with us in the comments!
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  • Hi, I am one of the board members for the Madison City Farmers Market. Our end date is the 21st of November, always the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Thanks.


    • Jessica Carlton says:

      Hi Kevin,

      Jessica here with the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Thanks for the update! We will make that change. Hope you enjoyed the post!

      Talk soon,

  • Judy McGary says:

    Good morning,

    Could you give CSA a mention also in your articles? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Doe Run Farms was the first CSA in the Huntsville-Madison County area.

    Our farm, has delivered our weekly CSA farm boxes for the past 13 years never missing a delivery, and we have earned a loyal base of farm supporters that stay with us from year to year. We were vendors at the Madison Farmers Market when it began on Warehouse Row off Sullivan Street 15 years ago. We now have multiple drop off locations, and we make home and workplace deliveries also! Over the past 12 years we have packed and delivered over 120,000 CSA shares at our farm. We offer payment plans, and accept major credit cards.

  • The Providence Artisans and Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8am-12pm at The Village of Providence between Mellow Mushroom and Taco Mama. It offers fresh vegetables, farm-fresh eggs, organic meats, baked goods, jewelry, wood art, rolled ice cream, and more. I think that most vendors take credit cards.

    The Providence Market’s farmers offer the best in organic, fresh vegetables. The artisans create all their own goods. I just opened my business this year, 2018, and I create jewelry and I am a photographer. I started a booth at the Providence Market in the late Spring and I’ve come to think of many of the other vendors as family. They are wonderful, caring people who are there for the community. Additionally, we are welcoming new vendors, so please check out the website for more information.

    My website is still “under construction.” It provides pictures of a couple of recent photo shoots, but no jewelry, yet. I’ll work on getting some jewelry pics up there. I also have a Facebook page, Tralala or you can follow me and other Providence Market vendors on Instagram @ #tralalallc #joycecountryfarms #theprovidencemarket #calmkaleproducts #brittonfarms4

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