Monday, August 6, 2012

Celebrate Atlanta Farmers Market Month

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 4:56 PM

To further farmers market awareness, the USDA has named Aug. 5-11 National Farmers Market Week. But in Atlanta, 9 community farmers markets decided to celebrate three weeks longer making August Atlanta Farmers Market Month. Participating markets include Clarkston, Decatur, East Atlanta Village, Grant Park, Peachtree Road, East Lake, Truly Living Well, and Tucker. Several local restaurants have also pledged their support; and on designated days (see below), will donate a percentage of their proceeds to support the markets.

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August is also the last month to vote for your favorite market in America's Favorite Farmers Market Contest sponsored by American Farm Land Trust. So far, Snellville Farmers Market has the most votes (1649), followed by Riverside (548), Marietta Square (80), Peachtree Road (37), and Canton (37). Voting closes at midnight on Sept. 3.

Atlanta Farmers Market Month dine around events:

Decatur Farmers Market
Aug. 14, Farm Burger, Decatur (all day)

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market & Grant Park Farmers Market
Aug. 6, Urban Cannibals, East Atlanta (dinner)
Aug. 7, Grant Central East, East Atlanta (all day)
Aug. 8, Dakota Blue, Grant Park (all day)
Aug. 13, Tomatillos, East Atlanta (all day)
Aug. 19, The Shed at Glenwood (4-9 p.m.)
Aug. 20, Urban Cannibals, East Atlanta (dinner)
Aug. 28, The Porter, Little Five Points (all day)

East Lake Farmers Market
Aug. 22, Wahoo! Grill, Decatur (dinner)

Morningside Farmers Market
Aug. 19 , Cakes & Ale Restaurant, Decatur (dinner)

Peachtree Road Farmers Market
Aug. 10, 5 Seasons Westside, Westside (dinner specials)
Aug. 14, Farm Burger Buckhead, Buckhead (all day)
Aug. 18, The Grand Hyatt, Buckhead (6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Aug. 26, 4th & Swift Restaurant, Old Forth Ward (dinner)
Aug. 30 Souper Jenny, Buckhead (all day)

TrulyLiving Well
Aug. 3, Feed Store, Atlanta (5-7 p.m.)

Tucker Farmers Market
Aug. 13, Enzo's Pizzeria, Tucker (dinner)
Aug. 16, Old Tucker Fountain, Tucker (all day)
Aug. 21, Roly Poly, Tucker (all day)
Aug. 22, Local 7, Tucker (dinner)

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