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The Alpharetta Farmers Market opens this month for another delicious season.

Get ready to get healthy, Alpharetta!

The award-winning Alpharetta Farmers Market opens this month. Known as one of the best places to spend a Saturday morning in North Fulton, the Alpharetta Farmers Market opens Saturday, April 16, and will run Saturdays through October 29 along Milton Avenue at Old Canton Street.

With dozens of local vendors selling everything from artwork and crafts to the freshest, locally-
grown produce, to ready-to-eat products and treats, there is truly something for everyone at this farmers market. This is also known as one of the friendliest markets, with many visitors coming as much for the conversation as they do for the goodies. This year at the Alpharetta Farmers Market you can expect to find the following:

+ Farm fresh vegetables and fruits

+ Wonderful cuts of meat (including thick-cut bacon)

+ Gardeners with vibrant flowers and flavorful herbs

+ Makers of all sorts of edible home goods like jams, soups and sauces

+ Delicious desserts and breads

+ Local raw honey

+ Homemade soaps

With this diverse group of vendors, the vibrant community spirit, and some impressive live musical groups, this is a farmers market that continues to impress area residents. The diverse lineup of locally sourced products and fresh produce and dairy from nearby farms has clearly created a following.

Alpharetta resident Tammy Von Nordheim has been visiting the Alpharetta Farmers Market for the last 15 years, often with her two daughters. She is definitely a fan.  “The Alpharetta Farmers Market is filled with yummy goodness,” she says. “I love the energy that fills the space as we walk through trying new foods and sampling old favorites. It’s a great feeling to know I’m supporting local farmers and artists who want nothing more than to share a little bit of natural goodness and conversations with the area’s locals. I’m always happy to see when the season starts and sad to see it end.”

Kimberly Landsman, another Alpharetta mom of two, is looking forward to the Alpharetta Farmers Market opening this month as well. “I love the Alpharetta Farmers Market. You can find a variety of items such as organic juices, homemade candles and soaps, baked items, produce, and more. The variety is great. Where else can you get amazingly fresh produce, local honey for your allergies, crazy good bread, spices and herbs and grass-fed organic meats?”

The Alpharetta Farmers Market is presented by the Alpharetta Business Association, a thriving non-profit association dedicated to providing social networking opportunities and informative programming for the Alpharetta business community.

The Alpharetta Farmers Market is open to the public Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is located in downtown Alpharetta at 1 South Main, Alpharetta, GA 30009. Admission is free for this family friendly event.  Parking is plentiful and available in Historic Downtown Alpharetta. The market may close due to wind, rain, or inclement weather. Check out their Facebook page Facebook.com/pg/DowntownAlpharetta
FarmersMarket for weekly updates.