7 Huntsville-area farmers markets open this spring that you should check out right now

Market at MidCity
Don’t miss the unique vendors at the Market at MidCity. (Market at MidCity / Facebook)

There’s nothing like produce fresh from the farmers market. It’s almost the time of year where farm-fresh tomatoes, peaches and other fruits and veg make up a significant portion of my diet.

In Huntsville and Madison, there are lots of markets to choose from. You can find everything from fresh fruit and veg to baked goods, vegan eats, cultivated mushrooms, handmade artwork and more. Here’s where to look:

Markets open in April

1. The Market at MidCity

fresh veggies
These are a few of my favorite things. (MidCity District / Facebook)

The Market at MidCity might have had the earliest opening this season, as their first market of the year was on March 26.

2. S&J Produce Farms

S&J Produce Farms zinnias
Straight from the farm to my living room. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

S&J Produce Farms in Madison has all the fruits and veggies you could want, plus local honey, Amish jellies and a field of zinnias and sunflowers that you can pick and purchase by the stem. Personally, I’m excited that this one’s open for the season again.

3. Madison City Farmers Market

Madison City Farmers Market
Strawberries, anyone? (Madison City Farmers Market / Facebook)

There’s nothing like a Saturday morning market. The Madison City Farmers Market opened last Saturday, April 9, and is celebrating its 15th year of operation this summer. You may catch me there this weekend.

4. Providence Farmers Market

You only have to wait a couple more weeks for the Providence Farmers Market to open. In the meantime, interested in vending? Apply on their site now.

5. Ryland Pike Farmers Market

Ryland Pike Farmers Market
Grab a beautiful, handcrafted basket to haul your produce home. (Ryland Pike Farmers Market)

For fresh produce in Northeast Huntsville, head to the Ryland Pike Farmers Market. They’re open four days a week and offer unique specials, like this deal for a free Lodge Cast Iron skillet with select purchases. Plus, they accept EBT.

Markets open in May

6. Greene Street Market

Green Street Market
Head to the Green Street Market for one-of-a-kind entertainment while you shop. (The Green Street Market at Nativity / Facebook)

For a midweek market downtown, head to the Greene Street Market at Church of the Nativity. Their first market will take place on Cinco de Mayo this year (the day after my birthday, if anyone’s counting.)

7. Lowe Mill Outdoor Market

The Lowe Mill Outdoor Market will return on May 7 this year. There, you’ll find items by local vendors that are either handmade, secondhand or “made by the earth.”

What are you grabbing first? I’m going after some farm-fresh tomatoes ASAP. Show us your farmers market finds on social media by tagging @hvilleblast and using #hvilleblast!

Emily Phillips
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