Summer is the perfect time to sample some of the area’s fresh grown fruits and veggies. Here are a few in the area that residents of Towne Lake can check out:
City of Woodstock Farmer’s Market
The City of Woodstock Farmer’s Market started on May 19th and runs through October 27th, from 8:30am until 11:30am. It’s located at the public parking lot on Towne Lake Parkway, at the corner of Main Street and Towne Lake Parkway. Last weekend, the market featured many in-season summer vegetables like squash and tomatoes, beans, Vidalia onions, potatoes and lettuce. Fruits include Georgia peaches, watermelons, and cantaloupes, With additions like homemade breads, cupcakes, scones, cream puffs and more. There are also non-edible items like tea, bath & body products, and more. For more information on the Woodstock Farmer’s Market, you can call 770-924-0406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marietta Farmer’s Market is open to the public on Saturdays from 9:00am to Noon and Sundays from Noon to 3:00pm. The market has an average of 60 vendors on Saturday and 25 vendors on Sunday, and sets up directly in the square, between Shillings Restaurant and The Strand Theater. Market customers have lots of variety to choose from including heirloom tomatoes, fruits and vegetables that are rarely available in grocery stores.
Other farmer’s market staples will include potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, fresh flower arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole grain breads, fudge pies, jelly, jam and preserves. And for the dog lovers, all-natural and organic dog biscuits. To find out more information, you can view their website here.
Cherokee Fresh Market
The Cherokee Fresh Market Can runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Saturdays from 8:30AM til Noon at 362 Stringer Road in Canton, GA. The market is set up under the big yellow tent at Cagle’s Family Farm. Local Cherokee residents can purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, baked goods, grassfed beef and pork.
For more information on the Cherokee Fresh Market, the best way is to contact the Cherokee County Farm Bureau office at (770) 479-1481 or by contacting one of the local Farm Bureau members acting as event organizers:
Liz Porter 678-491-5843 or email@example.com or Jared A. Chambers at 404-388-9986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are your favorite items to purchase at the local Farmer’s Market? Share with us in a comment below!
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