Omnivore - Old Fourth Ward farmers market launches this weekend
One of Atlanta's most happening neighborhoods is getting its very own market
- Courtesy of Old Fourth Ward Farmers Market
- Old Fourth Ward Farmers Market to begin on June 6
Atlanta loves its open-air farmers markets, so much so, that every neighborhood seems to want its own. The newest market, which started last month, is the Westside Farmers Market managed by the local nonprofit Community Farmers Markets.
This weekend, however, yet another market is scheduled to join the ranks. On Sat., June 6 at 9 a.m., Old Fourth Ward residents will be able to add farmers market to its growing (no pun intended!) list of amenities.
The Old Fourth Ward Farmers Market, located on the Historic Southern Dairies property at 621 North Avenue N.E. (next to 4th and Swift), is a new grower-run market founded by Dozie Ike. Ike is a former Atlanta resident who recently moved to Bartow County and now works for Regionally Right Farms. When Ike lived within city limits, he realized the demand for local, homegrown produce while admiring the diversity of the Old Fourth Ward.
According to the market's website:
O4W Farmers' Market was established by the community to promote marketplace availability of local goods, talent and of course, food! We offer seasonal items, feature local music on any given Saturday and always have local art on display.
So far, the still-developing list of vendors includes Mystic Avenue Bake Shop, Regionally Right Farms, Atlanta Coffee Roasters, a DIY candle stand from Southern Scents Inc., chefs from Iberian Pig and 4th and Swift, and, since the market is opening at the peak of peach season, Ike recently added one of Georgia's oldest peach growers, Pearson Farms, to the roster.
Old Fourth Ward Farmers Market will run Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. starting June 6 until November 21. Visit www.fourthfarmers.com for more info.