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Shop around these farmers markets in Chattanooga

Pack your reusable shopping bags, because we’ve rounded up 18 farmers markets around Chattanooga, TN.

NOOGAtoday | Main Street Farmers Market

Bring products from local farms to your tables at home.

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Get ready to fill up your reusable shopping bags with fruits and veggies, Chattanoogans, because it’s officially farmers market season.

In the spirit of supporting all things local, we’ve rounded up 18 farmers markets in the Chattanooga area where you’ll find fresh food, live music, and local vendors.

Chattanooga Market | Sundays, end of April through mid-Novemeber | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Features: Farm produce, artisan foods, fresh flowers, arts and crafts vendors, live music, and food trucks.
Parking: Park in lots surrounding the First Horizon Pavilion and Finley Stadium for $1.50 per hour — limited free street parking is also available
Space: Outdoors + covered pavilion
Special events: Check out the full Chattanooga Market schedule for events like the Street Food Festival, Market Baketacular, and more.

Note: Pets are not allowed inside the pavilion space during market hours.

Main Street Farmers Market | Wednesdays, year-round | 4-6 p.m.
Features: Fresh goods from sustainable and food-focused local farmers.
Parking: Free parking in the accompanying lot
Space: Outdoors

Note: The time of the market adjusts for the time change.

Hughes Farmers Market and Garden Center | Daily, year-round | Times vary
Features: Fresh produce, a deli, a garden center + nursery, and outdoor furniture.
Parking: In the lot on-site
Space: Outdoor + indoor

Bonus: Sign up for this spot’s VIP club for free.

NOOGAtoday | Chattanooga River Market

The Chattanooga River Market takes place at the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza.

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Chattanooga River Market | Saturdays, March-October | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Features: Handmade jewelry, crafts, artisanal food, food trucks, and live music.
Parking: Parking is available at varying rates in lots and along the street.
Space: Outdoors

Chattanooga Market at Erlanger | Wednesdays, year-round | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Features: A smaller version of the Chattanooga Market, indoors with vendors.
Parking: Parking at Erlanger Medical Mall is $2 per day.
Space: Indoors

Ooltewah Farmers Market | Thursdays, year-round | 3-6 p.m.
Features: Goods from local farms and food artisans.
Parking: Park in front of the nursery and walk through the building, the market is in the back. Handicap parking is available next to the market for those who have a placard or tag. Bonus: See a map and tips.
Space: Outdoors

Note: In the winter (Nov. 10-March) the hours shift to 3-5 p.m.

Brainerd Farmers Market | Saturdays, year-round | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Features: Fresh local produce, meat, eggs, bread, local honey, jams + jellies, plants, arts and crafts, and more.
Parking: Two parking areas (one accessed from Brainerd Road and the other from Belvoir Avenue) with additional street parking in the surrounding community.
Space: Outdoors

Note: Market hours adjust to 11 a.m.-12 p.m. during the winter.

Lookout Farmers Market | Tuesdays (CHI Memorial Downtown in Surgical Building B) | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Features: Fresh produce, arts and crafts, and artisanal foods.
Parking: Free parking at the hospital
Space: Indoors

Crabtree Farms’ Farm Stand | Fridays + Saturdays, April-November | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Features: Fresh produce grown on the farm + products from local farmers and artisans.
Parking: Free parking available on-site
Space: Outdoors
Special events: Check out all events happening on the farm.

BLVD Open Air Market | First Fridays, June-August | 4-8 p.m.
Features: Live music, food, beer + wine vendors, and local artisans.
Parking: Street parking and nearby parking lots are available.
Space: Outdoors

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Those are some big leafy greens.

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Black Creek Farmers Market | Second Saturdays, May, September + October | 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Features: Fresh produce, seafood, flowers, desserts, salsas, and more from local farmers and businesses.
Parking: Available on-site.
Space: Outdoors

Bonus: Apply to be a vendor for future markets.

St. Albans Hixson Market | Saturdays, year-round | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Features: Local eggs, honey, produce, baked goods, barbecue, plants, jewelry, and handmade soap.
Parking: Available at St. Albans Episcopal Church
Space: Outdoors

Mountain Arts Community Center Farmers and Art Market | First Saturdays, year-round | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Features: Locally produced and handmade items, live music, art performances, food, and activities.
Parking: Available on-site.
Space: Indoors and outdoors

Note: Special holiday markets will have extended hours.

Collegedale Commons | Second Saturdays, year-round | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Features: Fresh produce, crafts, flowers, eggs, and artisanal food.
Parking: Free parking on-site.
Space: Outdoors + covered pavilion

Note: Special holiday markets will have extended hours.

Coolidge Park | Third Saturdays, year-round | 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Features: Handcrafted goods, fresh produce, music, kid-friendly activities, and more.
Parking: Multiple paid lots and street parking around the park.
Space: Outdoors

McDonald Farm | Fourth Saturdays, year-round | 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Features: Locally produced and handmade items, food + drinks, live performances, and art.
Parking: Available on-site.
Space: Outdoors

Soddy-Daisy Market | Saturdays, May-October | 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Features: Local artisans, farmers + crafters, offering a wide variety of unique, handmade, and homegrown items.
Parking: Available on-site.
Space: Outdoors + covered pavilion

Pro tip: Join the market’s Facebook group to be a vendor.

Bonus: Check out this local produce stand.

Linda’s Produce | Daily, year-round (5900 Hwy. 58, Harrison + 3306 Ringgold Rd., East Ridge) | 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Features: Locally-grown produce, flowers, fruit baskets, jarred items, and even Christmas trees during the holiday season.

Parking: Available on-site

Space: Outdoor

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