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Avondale Estates hosts inaugural farmers market
by Christine Fonville
March 25, 2014 10:51 AM | 3150 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Layne Whitehead displays cookie sandwiches in the Sweet n' Sinful Bakery at Pines Street Market. Cookie sandwiches and other pastries like scones and cinnamon rolls will be available at the Avondale Estates Farmers Market.
Staff / Katherine Frye / Layne Whitehead displays cookie sandwiches in the Sweet n' Sinful Bakery at Pines Street Market. Cookie sandwiches and other pastries like scones and cinnamon rolls will be available at the Avondale Estates Farmers Market.
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Rusty Bowers works to package sausage that will be available for purchase at the upcoming Avondale Estates Farmers Market.
Staff / Katherine Frye / Rusty Bowers works to package sausage that will be available for purchase at the upcoming Avondale Estates Farmers Market.
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Avondale Estates is greeting spring with fresh produce, homemade goods and family fun during their first farmers market event Sunday.

The market, which will start at 9 a.m. and run through 1 p.m., will be in the parking lot of Little Tree Art Studio.

Visitors can stroll outside, rain or shine, and shop with a variety of local vendors in the city, including Pine Street Market, Sweet n’ Sinful Bakery and King of Pops.

Along with meats, baked goods, preserves and produce, interactive and fun activities for children will be provided by the art studio.

Pine Street Market owner Rusty Bowers said he and Little Tree Art Studio owner Bob Means had the idea to start the market to “showcase what makes Avondale Estates amazing.”

“We’re friends with a lot of great business owners in Avondale Estates and we wanted to provide a local option for a farmers market,” he said.

In the future, Bowers said the market would like to expand to open on special holidays to provide unique, homemade gifts.

Bowers’ own business, a butchery, has been a fixture in the city for five years.

He also offers many other locally made products, such as Due South Pickles, in his store.

Recently, he combined his business with next-door neighbor Sweet n’ Sinful Bakery because, he said, many of the businesses in the city have a common goal.

“We want to show our support of the city and encourage our residents to shop locally because we have some really outstanding businesses right here,” Bowers said.

He emphasized that the market is a community effort.

“A lot of our customers shop twice a week so, we’re excited to bring this to our regulars on Sundays so they get to meet the people behind the products,” Bowers said. “Interacting in a close community environment and seeing where the products people love come from is a great idea and we hope to see a lot of people this Sunday.”

Vendors who are interested in filling out an application can visit www.avondaleestatesfarmersmarket.org.

If you go:
When: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 2846 Franklin St.
Cost: Free
Information: www.avondaleestatesfarmersmarket.org
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