Freedom Farmers Market

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Saturday morning started off great. I headed down to the Carter Center in Atlanta to check out the first weekend of the new Freedom Farmers Market. Now there are tons of farmers markets around the metro area, all of which tout organic and local produce, meat and other goodies, but there was something about this one. I can’t quite put my finger on it. The market was just awesome! Chef Terry Koval from the Wrecking Bar was there handing out freshly prepared grits and corndogs. Cakes & Ale were there with plenty of freshly baked bread and pastry items. The guys from 1,000 Faces Coffee were brewing fresh cups of joe. Hannah Chung was serving up homemade kimchee and steamed buns. Woodland Gardens, Rise ‘N Shine Organic Farm, Sparta Imperial Mushrooms, 3 Porch Farm and many more local farmers were there with tables full of fresh fruits and vegetables. I was in heaven because, if you couldn’t tell by now, I love food!  The market is running every Saturday through Dec. 20 so get up early and check it out. You won’t be disappointed!

Laura Vaughn (right) picks out a bunch of carrots at the Woodland Gardens booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Laura Vaughn (right) picks out a bunch of carrots at the Woodland Gardens booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Alex Sithens (left) lets his daughter Abigail feel a bunch of carrots at the Woodland Gardens booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Alex Sithens (left) lets his daughter Abigail feel a bunch of carrots at the Woodland Gardens booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Hudson Jordan (left) and his mother Stephanie look at the baked goods for sale at the Cakes & Ale booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Hudson Jordan (left) and his mother Stephanie look at the baked goods for sale at the Cakes & Ale booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Ben Myers makes fresh cups of coffee at the 1,000 Faces Coffee booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Ben Myers makes fresh cups of coffee at the 1,000 Faces Coffee booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Wrecking Bar chef Terry Koval (center) hands a tasting of grits and corndogs over to a customer as Hudson Rouse helps him during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Wrecking Bar chef Terry Koval (center) hands a tasting of grits and corndogs over to a customer as Hudson Rouse helps him during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Jonathan Tescher replenishes his table full of mushrooms at the Sparta Imperial Mushrooms booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Jonathan Tescher replenishes his table full of mushrooms at the Sparta Imperial Mushrooms booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Bobbi De Winter (left) talks with Lon Williams during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Bobbi De Winter (left) talks with Lon Williams during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Mitch Lawson (left) rings up Anthony Damelio at the Rise 'N Shine Organic Farm booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Mitch Lawson (left) rings up Anthony Damelio at the Rise ‘N Shine Organic Farm booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Mandy O'Shea talks with customers at the 3 Porch Farm booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Mandy O’Shea talks with customers at the 3 Porch Farm booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Wrecking Bar chef Terry Koval (center) scoops grits and corndogs into a bowl during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Wrecking Bar chef Terry Koval (center) scoops grits and corndogs into a bowl during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

David Ratajczak (left) shares a plate of food with his wife Allison as he pets his dog Mister Bones during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

David Ratajczak (left) shares a plate of food with his wife Allison as he pets his dog Mister Bones during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Hannah Chung steams buns at the Simply Seoul booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Hannah Chung steams buns at the Simply Seoul booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Barnara Black (left) smiles as she talks with Amelia Turney at the Doux South booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Barnara Black (left) smiles as she talks with Amelia Turney at the Doux South booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

 

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