Spring is in the air and with the warmer weather comes one of our favorite excuses to get outside…The Farmers Markets in many of our cities. Although most have limited dates until May, March and April are perfect for exploring the shortened versions and whet your appetite in anticipation for the weekly return. As a general rule, you can expect fresh from the farm seasonal veggies, meats, eggs, cheeses, flowers (Ohhhh…the flowers!), pasta, baked goods, olive oils and vinegars, and so much more! A few tips to share: Arrive early and make purchases rather quickly because once a vendor is sold out, that’s all she wrote. And BYOCB (Bring Your Own Canvas Bags) to easily carry your purchases.
Make a date to get out and see why we DiG how agriculture marries sustainability and earth sciences for not only yummy, unique goodies but also organically bringing local communities together! Below are a few of our favs, but many others are just a quick Google away to one near you.
City Hall Towne Green
Markets are held 1st and 3rd Saturdays thru May, 9:00-Noon. They’ve extended their market season to compensate for 2020. Why go? They are making fresh pizzas on site here here with the Lil Pizza Truck! Grab a pie, some home-made baked goods from Lisa’s Luscious Treats and enjoy a nice spring afternoon!
3rd Friday 4:00-7:00
There are cultural culinary treasures at this small market in Braselton. Craving Italian? Snag some hand-crafted pastas from Pasta Milani, the love in every batch offers a true texture and taste of Italy. Maison des Pâtisseries honor the absolute Parisian standard, especially the St. Honoré, Paris-Brest and mille-feuille, puff pastries of a quality unmatched in the region.
Drive thru Farmers Market (until further notice) – Place your order online Sunday-Thursday
and pick up each Saturday morning at City Hall between 9:00-11:00…How easy is THAT!! Norcrosscommunitymarket.com Be sure to put some greens from Corner Greens in your pick
up order. They are a hydroponic farm located in Peachtree Corners that grows produce sustainably in a hydroponic shipping container year round.
SUWANEE “Winter Market”
March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24, 9:00-11:00 a.m. and May 1 brings it back every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – Noon. If you are looking for a “real farmer” with wholesome veggies, check out Fry Farms (Matt Fry). If you want to bring a blanket, buy your lunch at the market and make it a picnic day on the Town Green, visit Luna Eats (prepared meals) or Antonio Family Foods (a Fillipino bakery) for a tasty lunch treat.