Snellville Farmers’ Market opens June 6
SNELLVILLE – The city’s Farmers’ Market will kick off its 2015 season with new hours June 6.
The popular market, held each Saturday on the Towne Green in front of City Hall on Oak Road, will now take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to better accommodate customers. The market will run from June 6 to Sept. 26. There will not be a market on July 4.
A bulk of the vendors from last year are returning and there will be new ones as well. Some new products customers will see at the market include:
•handmade market totes
•infused sea salt
•kettle corn in a variety of flavors
•garlic butter sause made with a longtime family recipe
•natural laundry detergent, dryer products, dishwasher soap and cleaning spray
•homemade pastas, tomato sauces and salad dressings
•some new baked goods vendors
The popularity of the award-winning continues to grow. “Farmers markets are so popular because people want to ‘Buy Local,’ a theme that is continually emphasized by our City Council,” said market organizer Gretchen Schulz. “When making purchases, they enjoy talking to the farmer who has grown the produce, the beekeeper who manages his hives and bottles honey within 5 miles of the market, the mushroom farmer who grows mushrooms just down the road, and the baker who makes a delicious variety of breads.”
Not only is the market a great place to buy, it’s a great place to spend time with neighbors.
“Our market, in particular, is popular because it has become a place where friends and neighbors meet and share news,” Schulz said. “It has become the place to be on Saturday morning in Snellville. I also think our market is popular because we have worked very hard to ensure a friendly atmosphere. Our vendors tell us our market is the best in the area.”
Because the market is run by volunteers, the money it generates can go back to the community. The market has made significant donations to the Snellville Veterans Memorial, the Community Garden @Snellville, and most recently, $2,500 to the campaign to pay off the mortgage for the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op food bank.
For more information on the market visit www.snellvillefarmersmarket.com.