June 3, 2012
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Shop Local, Shop Often for Fresh Fruits, Veggies and More!
Spring time means it's that time of year to start heading to our local Farmers' Markets for fresh, locally grown and perhaps organic produce, fruits and vegetables. If you're like me, you love to walk around the stalls and talk to the growers about their products (maybe even try to do a little haggling since that's not something you can do at the large grocery chains)!
Farmers' markets also provide a great way to get kids involved in the family's meals and it gives them a chance to talk to the vendors to find out how and where the food is grown, to be able to touch them, see some foods they might not otherwise see at the local grocery stores, and maybe even consider trying those green veggies they may despise!
Here's a list of local Farmer's Markets in South Atlanta:
ATLANTA STATE MARKET: From sweet Georgia peaches to crisp Vidalia onions, the Atlanta State Farmers Market is home to 150 acres of outdoor stands containing fresh fruits and veggies, plants, flowers and more! The Atlanta State Farmers Market is considered the largest outdoor market of its kind in the world and is conveniently located immediately off of I-75 at exit 237.www.atlantaproducedealers.org.
COLLEGE PARK FARMERS' MARKET: Urban Farm Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by the train depot located at 3271 Main Street, College Park for fresh produce.
EAST POINT FARMERS' MARKET: Saturdays (once a month) through December 15. 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Located at East Point Commons, between Main Street & East Point Street, 2 blocks from the East Point MARTA Station. www.downtowneastpoint.com/eastpointfarmersmarket/index.html
JONESBORO FARMERS MARKET: Open every Saturday and Tuesday beginning June 23 through October 13. The Jonesboro Farmers Market is located off of West Mill Street in the city parking lot behind Heritage Bank (and across the street from the Jonesboro Firehouse Museum and Community Center.
LAKE CITY INTERNATIONAL FARMERS MARKET: They offer fresh fruits and vegetables and also imported Asian, Jamaican, Caribbean and Hispanic groceries. Open Mon-Sun from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
5226 Jonesboro Road, (Morrow) Lake City. http://www.lakecitymarket.com.
SERENBE FARMERS & ARTISTS: Selborne Lane, Palmetto, GA, Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the corner of Selborne Ln. and Serenbe Way (May-November). http://www.serenbefarms.com/food/market.
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