Thursday, April 30, 2009

Decatur Green Fest & local Farmers Markets

Decatur Green Fest

The third annual Decatur Green Fest, presented by Bonterra Vineyards and hosted by the Dogwood Alliance, will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 3 p.m. until 9:30 p.m on the Decatur Square. The event kicks off the annual Concert on the Square series presented by Wachovia, and features a day of "earth friendly" family fun and music.

In addition to music, the event promises a taste of local and organic food and sampling of Equal Exchange fair-trade items. Terrapin Beer Company, an event partner, and Bonterra Vineyards will be providing their tasty beverages. And for the first time, there will be an exhibition of artists working with recycled materials. Several green building professionals and other green educators will be present. The Decatur Cool City Coalition will lead a "Teaching Tour of Green Buildings" from 1-6 p.m.

Local Farmers Markets

The City of Dunwoody will be voting on May 11th for a zoning change to allow farmers markets to operate at city places of worship but other farmers markets opening this weekend are:

Peachtree Road Farmers Market: Saturdays 8:30 until Noon located at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead, 2744 Peachtree Road

Decatur Organic Farmers Market will be open Wednesdays from 4 to 7p.m., at the corner of Commerce and Church. The market is only accepting organic or sustainable farmers and organic or sustainable food producers at this time.

Green Market at Piedmont Park: open Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 12th Street gate entrance, Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Marietta Square Farmers Market: open Saturdays 9 noon. Marietta Square.

Suwanee Farmers Market: open Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Town Center Park, 370 Buford Highway, Suwanee.

Morningside Market: Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. 1393 N. Highland Ave, Atlanta GA 30306

One final item...

The ajc has a nice article on communities who are fighting to open farmers markets and the produce which is currently in season at those markets.

1 comment:

DunwoodyParent said...


Once the park issue is settled with the county could Brook Run host the farmer's market? You could issue weekly permits for St Pat's until then