Alpharetta Farmers Market to return downtown starting July 11

People walking in the street at a farmers market
The Alpharetta Farmers Market will return to its normal location in downtown Alpharetta on July 11 after hosting a smaller version of the market at a different location from May to early July because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau)

The Alpharetta Farmers Market will return to its normal location in downtown Alpharetta on July 11 after hosting a smaller version of the market at a different location from May to early July because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau)

After postponing the April kickoff of the Alpharetta Farmers Market due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and shifting to a mini market version, the Alpharetta Farmers Market will return to downtown Alpharetta on the Town Green on July 11 from 9 a.m.-noon with adjusted health precautions in place, according to a press release from the farmers market July 7.

The mini market had been taking place with a shortened vendor list at the parking lot of Urban Hardware, located on Haynes Bridge Road, beginning in May.

All participating vendors—which includes nearly 100 vendors—have been invited to participate for the rest of the year, including Kale Me Crazy, King of Pops Inc., Bee Kind Blooms, Theo's Brother’s Bakery and Cloudland Coffee Co. It is up to the individual vendor's discretion on a week-to-week basis if they want to participate.

The downtown farmers market will remain at its normal location between North and South Broad streets until its season ends in October, barring any holidays or changes to public health guidance related to COVID-19. All vendors are required to wear face masks, and customers are strongly encouraged to bring and wear their own masks as well, the release said. Hand sanitizer will be provided to customers on the way in and out of the farmers market, and all vendors were asked to provide hand sanitizer at their booths as well.

Customers are asked to adhere to social distancing requirements of 6 feet between themselves and vendors as well as between themselves and non-family members. One-way traffic throughout the market has been set up to accommodate for social distancing as well, the release said.

By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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