Size matters with farmers markets. We look for a mix of vendors that feels neither too limited nor sprawling and has an equal proportion of quality farmers and skilled food artisans. Grant Park Farmers Market, which sets up on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Cherokee and Milledge avenues, feels just right. Seek out sweet potato greens, ginger, and winter root vegetables from Love Is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens; pick up a couple of sublime sheep's milk cheeses from Many Fold Farm; and grab a bag of granola studded with dried blueberries from Sweet Georgia Grains. Hurry, though: The market's last day this year is December 15; it returns in April.
Parking tip: Spaces along Cherokee Avenue fill quickly, but one can usually find parking along Milledge Avenue or just one block away on Oakland Avenue.