Thursday, May 3, 2012

Farmer’s Markets 2012

A note from The Urban Gatherer:
The Urban Gatherer took a little break. There has been a lot going on with work, travel, a move, and overall…life, but we are hoping to ease back in and try and start posting regularly again. We hope that you missed us and we hope that we can continue to inspire you!

Farmer’s Markets are getting back up and running for the 2012 season and we couldn’t be more excited. It is the mark of spring and all that it has to offer. Farmer’s Markets are a great way to get out there and support your local food community, meet people, and just get some damn good food! There are always activities for kids, chef demos, sometimes music and seasonal surprises in store. If you want to be a part of the markets and are not a farmer or vendor, volunteer! We always look to the farmer’s markets for inspiration and sometimes just plain comfort. It is reassuring to be around others that are interested in what is going on out there NOW and know that this movement is becoming bigger and bigger. Aside from the fact that it is very fashionable to eat locally and for restaurants to claim “farm to table” practices it truly is a trend you can feel good about supporting! Below is a list of Farmer’s Markets openings around Atlanta, some already have and there are more to come!

March 14:
Decatur Farmer’s Market (although their Sat. market runs year round):
April 1:
Morningside Farmer’s Market:
April 14:
Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market : 
East Lake Farmer’s Market:
April 19:
East Atlanta Farmer’s Market (see photos):
April 29:
Grant Park Farmer’s Market:
May 5:
Green Market at Piedmont Park:
May 19:

Don’t see yours here? Check out the GA Department of Agriculture site for a full listing of Farmer’s Markets by county!

Happy Marketing!!!