You don’t have to travel all the way to East Asia for handpicked Shitake mushrooms or to
Russia for homegrown Siberian kale. With one trip to the East Lake Farmers Market (ELF), you can have all this and more at your fingertips.
The East Lake Farmers Market opens for the
“This season, we are trying something different by operating on Tuesdays, instead of
Oakhurst, Agnes Scott, Decatur, Kirkwood, Edgewood, unincorporated DeKalb, Midway Woods and Avondale Estates have been big supporters of the farmer’s market every since it opened, Williams said.
Foodies like Thomas James, who lives in East Atlanta, are anxiously waiting for the April opening. The market gives them the excuse to not only shop, but walk and meet people in the community.
“I think the
This season, the 4,800-square-foot market will feature organically harvested vegetables, fair trade teas, local flowers, freshly baked breads, sweet Georgia peaches, free range chickens and body soaps and other specialty items.
“The growing popularity of the market and people wanting to eat fresh is a fantastic thing. With our market and urban farm, we can pour more energy into the goal I started with: building community through food,” said Williams. “This season will be like the others in that we will continue to strive to strengthen the local economy and encourage healthy lifestyles by promoting products and programs from local farmers, businesses and
The East Lake Farmers Market is located at the intersection of Second Avenue and Hosea Williams Drive in east Atlanta. It will be open April to October, Tuesdays, 4 to 8 p.m. or when the sun sets. For more information, call 404-428-8017 or visit http://elfmarket.org.