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 12 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 per hour — limited street parking available.
Space: Outdoors + covered pavilion
Special events: Check out the full Chattanooga Market schedule for events like the Strawberry 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
Note: The time of the market adjusts for the time change.
Chattanooga River Market | Saturdays, March-October | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Features: Handmade jewelry, crafts, artisan food, food trucks, and live music.
Parking: Parking is available at varying rates in lots and along the street.
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.
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.
Note: In the winter (Nov. 10-March) the hours shift to 3-5 p.m.
Brainerd Market | Saturdays, April-December | 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Features: Fresh local produce, meat, eggs, bread, local honey, jams and 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.
Note: Market hours adjust for the seasons.
Lookout Farmers Market | Tuesdays (Memorial Downtown in Surgical Building B) + Thursdays (Memorial Hixson), year-round | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Features: Fresh produce, arts and crafts, and artisan foods.
Parking: Free parking at the hospitals.
Black Creek Farmers Market | 2nd Saturdays, April-September | 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Features: Fresh produce, seafood, flowers, desserts, salsas, and more from local farmers and businesses.
Parking: Parking available on site
St. Albans Hixson Market | Saturdays, May-October | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Features: Local eggs, honey, produce, baked goods, barbecue, plants, jewelry, and handmade soap.
Parking: Parking at St. Albans Episcopal Church
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
Collegedale Commons Farmers Market | Second Saturdays, year-round | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Features: Fresh produce, flowers, eggs, and artisan food.
Parking: Free parking on site
Space: Outdoors + covered pavilion
Bonus: Coming soon
Coolidge Park Farmers Market | Kick-off market on October 1 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Note: The Coolidge Park Farmers Market will continue on the third Saturday of the month beginning in April 2024.