Kennesaw residents acquainted with the farmers market have long known one need not visit downtown Atlanta nor go further out on the city’s periphery in order to find high-quality, fresh produce. All that good and healthy stuff can be found right here. To recognize the event and the people whose work make it possible, we shine the spotlight on the Kennesaw Farmers Market.
Kennesaw Farmers Market History and Essential Details
Emerging as a response to an increase in consumer demand for fresh, organic food, the Kennesaw Farmers Market first took place in 2005. Now in its tenth year of operation, the veteran market has established a name for itself that farmers market watchers from all over the Atlanta area recognize and trust. This year’s season kicked off on May 6 and runs through October 28, taking place each Tuesday from 7AM to 1PM in the Adams Park soccer field parking lot. It is sponsored by the Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority.
What You Can Buy at the Kennesaw Farmers Market
Dozens of local farmers and merchants congregate in the Adams Park soccer field parking lot, each touting their own produce, herbs, fresh breads, and food-related products. From Georgia peaches and ripe, on-the-vine tomatoes to potted plants and flowers to prepackaged meals, the offerings are vast. Freshly harvested honey, pickled peaches, hot sauces, jellies, jams, and other jarred and pickled goods complement some of the freshest produce in the region to give home and restaurant chefs a selection to choose from that would make Emeril Lagasse envious. Melon, berries,string beans, squash, and freshly-baked multigrain sunflower bread have all been popular at the market lately.
Why You Should Shop at the Kennesaw Farmers Market
Shopping at the Kennesaw Farmers Market enables you to bring home tasty fresh food that has been grown and handled in environmentally responsible ways. It also provides you with a great opportunity to support the local economy and members of the community. With more than 30 vendors participating each week, many Kennesaw farmers and home gardeners now depend on the farmers market to prop up their income and get the word out about their food production or bottling ventures.
If you live at AMLI at Barrett or elsewhere in Kennesaw, another reason to visit the Kennesaw Farmers Market is it’s just a short drive from your apartment. If this isn’t reason enough, just check out the reviews on the events’ Facebook page. It’s five-star city up there.
What is your plan for next Tuesday? Celebrate the Kennesaw Farmers Market’s tenth anniversary with a visit in the morning before work, and you can pick up all the ingredients you need to prepare a delightful and well-balanced meal. Who knows? You may enjoy yourself and the food you purchase so much that you decide to make it a weekly thing!
What is your favorite aspect of or item sold at the Kennesaw Farmers Market? Contribute to a discussion of the market by commenting below!
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