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Artists, farmers market slated for Serenbe May 4
by Nneka Okona
April 24, 2013 11:11 AM | 1437 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Paige Witherington, Serenbe Farmers Market and Farm Manager, checks on the broccoli and cauliflower.
Paige Witherington, Serenbe Farmers Market and Farm Manager, checks on the broccoli and cauliflower.
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Purchasing fresh, local produce and artisanal goods will soon be available every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the Serenbe community.

Beginning May 4 and running through October, every Saturday will feature an open marketplace at the shed on the green.

Kathryn Lott, spokeswoman for Serenbe, said the market was created to gather residents and those not from the community as well.

“With the farm in the community and having seasonal veggies, I’m sure the originators of the market felt the need to form it because they had so many veggies to sell and to reach out to the greater community outside of Serenbe,” she said. “They also wanted to create greater awareness.”

Between 10 to 20 vendors will be at the farmers and vendors market each Saturday in Serenbe selling items such as fresh organic produce, jewelry, jams, paper, local honey and even grass fed beef.

“[There is] a little bit of everything,” said Lott. “We have a local soup maker and The Hil restaurant sells pastries and bread. Sometimes we have live music.”

Themed Saturdays throughout the market season also occur, said Lott.

In the past, there has been a Georgia Peanut day, featuring different types of peanut butter and boiled peanuts as well as a salsa fest, inclusive of different flavors of fresh salsas.

Prices of the products sold vary, ranging from as little as 50 cents to as much as $50 for the craft items, such as throw pillows or pieces of art to display in places of residence.

On average, 200 to 500 visitors flock to the market each week, a number that Lott said should remain steady this year.

“[The farmer’s and artist’s market] has a pretty good following,” she said. “There are certainly lulls but as they get further into the summer, foot traffic gets heavier.”

Lott said the market is a personal favorite of hers for the communal feel.

“It’s the sense of community,” she said. “People hang around with their kids and it’s a nice community and nice, little occasion.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bags to stow purchases.

Serenbe is at 9110 Selborne Lane in Chattahoochee Hills.

Information: www.serenbe.com.
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