Starting Saturday, Feb. 20, the historic Sweet Auburn Curb Market will be hosting a weekly artisans market every Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. In keeping with the market’s food-focus and emerging reputation as a local food hotspot, the additional Saturday activity features foods produced with sustainable and humane practices, by independent, artisan producers. These occasional merchants join the market’s daily vendors who sell fresh produce, meats, seafood, and prepared food six days a week.

“Featuring these independent producers – who work in small batches – fulfills the market’s role as an incubator for small businesses,” notes market manager Pam Joiner. “The homemade products they sell are reminiscent of the wholesome food that was sold at the market when it first began.”

This Saturday from noon – 4pm, market shoppers will be among the first in Atlanta to try Keira’s Biscuits and gourmet food from Artichoke Bliss, two of Atlanta’s up-and-coming street food artisans. Georgia State University students will be demonstrating how to prepare a healthy vegetable soup meal-in-a-bag using produce from the market’s tables. Additional artisans on hand include Miss D’s Pralines and Fairywood Thicket. The market’s favorite DJ will be providing Mardi Gras entertainment, and the first 400 shoppers (after noon) receive free Mardi Gras beads.

The Sweet Auburn Curb Market, located at 209 Edgewood Ave. www.sweetauburncurbmarket.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.