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Stone Mountain Farmers Market opens for summer
by Christine Fonville
June 24, 2014 10:34 AM | 1298 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Residents in Stone Mountain have a new option when it comes to fresh produce close to home.

The Stone Mountain Farmers Market made its debut earlier this month and offers a wide array of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, pickled products, microgreens, natural bath and body products plus other homemade goods.

The market will run every Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the municipal parking lot on Main Street through Sept 9, but Mechel McKinley, executive director for the downtown development authority, said the market could be extended according to the desires of vendors and customers.

McKinley said after seeing the positive effects markets have across Georgia, she felt it would be a great addition to the downtown village area.

“This is a brand-new event that is great for summer,” she said. “Starting a market has been something Stone Mountain has wanted to do for a long time and in fact, it was on the downtown development authority work plan for 2015, but after a little research, the DDA, with the help of Councilwoman Andrea Redmond, decided to go for it this year.”

McKinley said she hopes the market will attract even more vendors with locally grown or made goods and provide residents and commuters alike with products that are fresh, nutritious and convenient.

“We feel the market is a great way to do some weekly shopping or supplement a backyard garden, plus it gives residents the opportunity to meet the people who grow and produce our food,” she said. The market is for producers only; no resellers or arts and crafts vendors will be allowed.

Interested vendors can contact McKinley at (770) 498-8984 for more information and an application.

For schedule updates and a list of vendors, visit the market’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stonemountainfarmersmarket.

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