4 spots to buy fresh local produce in Auburn & Opelika

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Parkway peaches. (@parkwayfarmersmarket on Facebook)

It’s summer in Auburn, and that means it’s time to hit the farmers market for some fresh fruits and veggies! Keep reading for our list of markets in the Auburn-Opelika area where you can find the best selection of local produce, handmade goods and more.

1. The Market at Ag Heritage Park

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Just look for the silos! (Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau)

Hosted by Auburn University College of Agriculture, this market allows Auburn residents to buy fresh produce and locally-produced goods directly from growers. Offering fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs as well as cut plants, baked goods and cheeses, this spot is sure to have something for you.

2. Parkway Farmers Market

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South Carolina peaches at Parkway. (@parkwayfarmersmarket on Facebook)

Parkway Farmer’s Market is a family-owned market featuring quality produce at prices that can’t be beat. Open daily, Parkway offers a wide selection of local produce year-round, frozen vegetables and meats, sweet treats and much more. Make sure to keep updated on Parkway’s Facebook for weekly seasonal specials!

3. City Market

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Locally grown plants from Leatherwood Nursery. (@CityMarketAuburnAl on Facebook)

A partnership between Auburn Parks and Recreation and local vendors, City Market is a hot spot for locally-produced gems. The market, open Saturdays 8-11AM, serves as a platform for local farmers and artisans to sell their goods to the community. Fresh pasta, fried pies, jam and freshly cooked pork skins are just a few items you can find at City Market. Make sure to stay updated on their weekly list of featured vendors on Facebook and Instagram.

4. O Grows Farmers Market

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A rainbow of veggies! (@opelikagrows on Facebook)

Opelika Grows, or O Grows, is a nonprofit partnership with Auburn University dedicated to minimizing the amount of food insecurity in the community by recruiting volunteers to operate a series of youth garden programs, a community garden and seasonal farmer’s market. Food insecure residents are supported through the donation of nearly a ton of produce annually to the Community Market of the Food Bank of East Alabama, promoting commerce between small-scale local farmers and local community members. Open Tuesdays 3-6PM, O Grows offers everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to fresh-baked goods and jams.

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Grace Howard
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