Weight Loss Wednesday: Farmers Market Edition

May 26, 2010 in Cheap Eats,Weight Loss Wednesday

A big part of my plan to get healthy has been increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables that I eat.  Luckily, there are several great farmers markets in Atlanta that have locally-grown, affordable produce.  In season produce at the farmers market is often cheaper and tastes better than what’s offered at a grocery store.  Resources like pickyourown.org list the locations of farmers markets in your area and have calendars that show the harvest dates for various crops.  Here are a few of my favorite farmers markets:

 The Green Market at Piedmont Park

  • Every Saturday Morning May 1st through December 11th from 9 am to 1 pm at Piedmont Park’s 12th Street entrance gate.  I often go to the Green Market because it’s within walking distance to my apartment and I love the crepes from Crepe Revolution.

 Morningside Farmers’ Market

  • Saturday mornings from 8:30 am to 11:00 am at 1393 N. Highland Ave Atlanta GA 30306.

 East Atlanta Village (EAV) Farmers Market

  • Thursdays, 4 pm to 8 pm from May through November at 1231 Glenwood Avenue at Village Hardware

 Alpharetta Farmers Market

  • Saturdays in May through Mid-October from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm in Downtown Alpharetta (next to City Hall).

With exactly a month away from my first trip to the beach this summer, the numbers…

Week 3 Weight: 152.2 lbs Total Weight Loss: 3.4 lbs

(Photo: sxc.hu)

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Katie May 26, 2010 at 4:35 pm

I love this post – the information on these Farmer’s Markets is helpful. I may hit up the Green Market at Piedmont Park this weekend! I also love the Alpharetta Farmer’s Market and highly recommend the farmer who sells grapes. And I’m totally impressed with the weight loss.. looks like my bad influence of Braves Game food & Taki has not hurt you :)


single&saving May 27, 2010 at 9:25 am

I’m glad you found it helpful, Katie. It’s almost grape season, so I’ll be on the lookout for a grape-seller at the Alpharetta Farmers Market. I think karaoke may have actually helped me lose a little weight, so it all evens out :)


Lauren May 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Don’t forget about the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market. http://www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com/


single&saving May 27, 2010 at 9:19 am

I haven’t been to that one. I’ll have to check it out sometime.


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