Snellville creates farmers market

A farmers market is coming to Snellville.

For the past four months, 10 volunteers, including two Snellville City Council members, have been making plans for a Saturday morning farmers market, scheduled to begin June 5. The market will be held weekly from 8 a.m. to noon in front of Snellville City Hall, 2342 Oak Road.

Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer will appoint the founders committee Monday night at the City Council meeting.

The market will focus on fresh produce, but the committee also is courting vendors who sell meats, eggs, cheese, breads, jams and fresh flowers. Booths are priced at $10 per week, or $175, for the 22-week season, which will go through October.

"We're going to get the city turned around," said Councilman Tom Witts, referring to Snellville's long-standing political and economic troubles. "We're going to be like a real city that cares about its people, like we're supposed to."

Interested vendors may call Marilyn Swinney at 770-736-8332 or Marcy Pharris at 770-978-1093.