It’s that time of year again for tasty, flavorful fresh produce and farmers markets!
There are a few Farmers Markets in Forsyth County, GA as well as many throughout metro Atlanta. Whether you want to venture into town or to another county, a farmers market is always a fun experience for the whole family.
2015 – NOW CLOSED – Brookwood Farmers’ Market – Open Every Friday beginning April 18, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. located at Caney Creek Preserve, 2755 Caney Road, Cumming, GA. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!!
Cumming Farmers Market – Open Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning June 1, 2014 from 6:30 a.m. – noon and runs through September at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot located at 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA. You will see a variety of goods like fresh flowers, vegetables, baked goods, and other interesting finds! The people are very friendly and it is nice to support local businesses in the area.
Farmers Market at Vickery Village – Open Fridays from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. 5920 Post Road, Cumming, GA 30040. The second season of this Farmers Market at Vickery Village will launch Friday May 2 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The market will bring the community fresh produce, local artisan items, meats, seafood direct from the coast, and more. For more information, call (404) 931-1947 or visit their Facebook page.
City Produce – 116 East Maple Street, Cumming, GA. Open April 10, 2014. Hours are 8 AM to 8 PM seven days a week unless severe weather prevents them from honoring those hours. Check their Facebook page for new produce updates.
The Cumming Harvest – order online! Hours: Order online from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 p.m. Thursday weekly. PICK UP: Sat. between 9 a.m. and Noon (April – Nov.) Between 10 a.m. and Noon (Dec. – March) Web: www.cumming.locallygrown.net
FARMS IN FORSYTH COUNTY
Warbington Farms – Pick your own strawberries! Produce, eggs also for sale. Farm fun for families on weekends – hay rides, corn crib, playground. Birthday parties, weddings, special events. Check their Facebook page and website for updates and schedule of events.
Cane Creek Farm – We have an on-farm store that’s open on Wednesday, and we sell through The Cumming Harvest. The largest part of our production goes to our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscribers, who come to the farm every week to pick up a share of our farm produce. We have four seasons throughout the year…and you can sign up for one season or all of the seasons.
FARMERS MARKETS NEAR FORSYTH COUNTY
Alpharetta’s Farmers Market began April 19, 2014 and will take place every Saturday through October from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the corner of Canton Street and Milton Avenue.
The Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market (formerly called Riverside Market) in Roswell begins May 3, 2014. This is the seventh year for this Roswell market tradition. The market will be behind Roswell City Hall at 38 Hill Street, Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon, from May 3 to September 27, 2014.
Farmer’s Market at Sweet Apple Village in Roswell is located at 12030 Etris Road in Roswell, GA open Thursdays (except holidays) from April – November from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Johns Creek Farmers Market at Newtown Park Saturdays rain or shine beginning May 31, 2014 – September 6, 2014 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Located at 3150 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta, GA.
Dahlonega Farmers Market – The 2014 market is every Tuesday & Saturday, May 3 through October 11, 8 AM – Noon in Hancock Park. All of the items are locally grown and produced. As the seasons change, shoppers will see new products available each week. During the early weeks of the market a variety of plants along with smaller quantities of spring garden vegetables in season will be available. As warmer weather arrives, the number of seasonal vegetables and fruits increases at the market. Visit www.dahlonegafarmersmarket.org
Hall County Farmers Market located on the corner of Jesse Jewell and Interstate 985. May 6, 2014 marks the opening of the market this year. Our farmers will be here every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning. Tuesday afternoon we open at 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Saturday mornings we open at 7 a.m. and unless we sellout, we are there until 12:00 noon. Rain or shine we will be here, and hope you will too! We are a very diverse group of people that carry many varieties of crops. Locally grown vegetables such as lettuce, radishes, onions, greens, along with eggs, honey, baked goods, and plants usually start the season. Beans, squash, peaches, cucumbers, corn and tomatoes are added as the summer warm weather crops start to come in. Late crops are field peas, butter beans, pumpkins, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and apples. Come out and take a harvest home with you today, and support your local farmer. Check their Facebook page and website for updates.
Downtown Gainesville Market on the Square – Opening May 30 – October 4, 2014. Fridays from 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm. This year the Market will be located under the trees on the Downtown Square itself — local farmers with vegetables and fruits, plants, honey, baked goods, cut flowers, and the return of local craftspeople. Check their Facebook page for updates.