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 2017.

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: 2015 Memorial Parkway in Huntsville, AL

DAY: Monday – Sunday

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

SEASON: Year round

WEBSITE: http://ayersfarmersmarket.com/

 

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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

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/bcfarmersmarket/

*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.

WEBSITE: http://www.greenestreetmarket.com/

 

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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

WEBSITE: http://www.greenestreetmarket.com/store/ 

 

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
Email: jana.payne@hhsys.org

 

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

WEBSITE: http://www.lathamfarmersmarket.com/

 

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
WEBSITE: http://www.madisoncityfarmersmarket.com/index.html

 

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

WEBSITE: http://madisoncountyal.gov/services/farmers-market

 

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

WEBSITE: http://www.tuesdayfarmersmarket.com/

 

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 www.brookus.com.

 

*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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