Kennesaw Farmers Market back for another year

May 5, 2012 by  

The annual Kennesaw Farmers Market was back up and running for 2012 this week, getting under way on Tuesday to great success, with locals able to pick up fresh produce of many kinds.

There was far more than fruit and vegetables on offer for the many people that attended the market in the soccer field parking lot at Adams Park though. Also available was a wide selection of locally grown herbs, flowers as well as tempting freshly baked bread, cakes and cookies.

Taking place each week through the summer and early fall, it is likely that Kennesaw residents will be frequenting the market on a weekly basis.

The event is another great initiative by the Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority (KDDA), and there has been a good deal of poster printing and flyer printing to encourage people to attend.

Whilst it gives local producers a great boost to their finances, the reasons behind the initiative are far more profound than this alone. Working with KDDA, the City Council is eager to see it educate people to taking up a healthy lifestyle.

Speaking about the event, Cris Eaton-Welsh, the city’s Fit City administrator said:

“Fresh vegetables and fruits are the foundation of a healthy diet, and there’s no better place to find them than at the Farmers Market.”

It is a good deal more than health and fitness alone though, with many stalls offering local crafts and goods.

Running every Tuesday from 7am through 1om, from now through October 30, it will no doubt become a go to place for good times and good food.