The Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park Farmers Market moved to a site adjacent to City Springs last year. The new location provides room to stretch out and walking access to Sandy Springs shops and restaurants. 
Photo: CONTRIBUTED BY HERITAGE SANDY SPRINGS MUSEUM AND PARK STAFF
Photo: CONTRIBUTED BY HERITAGE SANDY SPRINGS MUSEUM AND PARK STAFF

North Fulton’s biggest farmers markets open this Saturday

The farmers are coming to market in North Fulton two weeks from now.

The area’s largest Saturday farmers markets — Alpharetta, Roswell and Sandy Springs — are all reopening for the season on April 13, and some have changes.

Alpharetta’s market will be in a new location this year. Marketing manager Carol Anderson-Woods said they are excited to be in the heart of the renovated downtown.

They are moving around the corner from Old Canton Street to in front of City Center alongside the Town Green between North and South Broad Streets. The move is to make way for crews building a boutique hotel. The new location offers free parking in the decks on each side of Main Street along with street parking.


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She said the old space allowed for 100 vendors. “We’re getting up there,” she said last week. “I’ll get close to it.”

Lori Coombs, manager of the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, recently said they had 45 vendors. They moved last year to 220 Mt. Vernon Highway near the City Springs downtown government center.

The online list of Sandy Springs vendors this year included those who farmed everything from peaches to medicinal herbs. There were also vendors selling prepared food like small-batch granola and kale chips.


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The Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market showed on its website Friday about 50 vendors had signed up. It appears there will be everything from shrimp via Townsend near coastal Georgia to a turmeric-based medicinal tonic made in Atlanta.

The market will again be located under the oaks behind Roswell City Hall at 38 Hill St.

And a reminder: Johns Creek ended its farmers market last year. City spokeswoman Edie Damann said there was less need because so many were opening elsewhere “We just decided that we would continue to focus on our events,” she said.


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