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
The Market at MidCity might have had the earliest opening this season, as their first market of the year was on March 26.
- Where: 5909 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35805
- When: Every Sunday, 1-5PM
2. S&J Produce Farms
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.
- Where: 8126 Hwy 72 W, Madison, AL 35758
- When: Sunday 9AM-4PM; Monday-Saturday 8:30AM-6PM
3. Madison City Farmers Market
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.
- Where: 1088 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758
- When: Saturdays, 8AM-12PM
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.
- Where: Between Taco Mama + Mellow Mushroom in Providence, Town Center Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
- When: Saturdays, 8AM-12PM, April 30-November 5
5. 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.
- Where: 1001 Ryland Pike, Huntsville, AL 35811
- When: Tuesday-Friday 12-5:30PM; Saturday 10AM-4PM
Markets open in May
6. Greene Street Market
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.)
- Where: 208 Eustis Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
- When: Every Thursday, 4PM-sundown, May-October
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.”
- Where: 2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
- When: Saturday, 11AM-4PM, May-October
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!
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