The East Atlanta Village Farmers Market will open for the season at its new location at 561 Flat Shoals Ave. on Thursday, May 5. The Farmers Market is building a learning garden at the new location that will be home to free wellness classes including cooking, gardening, and yoga on a weekly basis.

A ribbon cutting will be held at 4 p.m. followed by a ceremonial planting. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a Seed Bomb workshop by the APS Parents’ Farm to School Coalition. Chef Seth Freedman of Ruby Root Connections will give a cooking demo at 6 p.m. featuring veggie tacos, which will be followed by a yoga class in the Edible Learning Garden at 6:30 p.m. There will also be face painting, hula hooping, picnicking and local strawberry margarita drink specials at the Midway Pub across the street – all proceeds benefit the market!

You can expect to find berries, garlic scapes, heaploads of greens, spring peas, seasonal crepes, boiled peanuts, strawberry-lemon verbena galettes, artisan breads, hand-crafted cheese, popsicles and more.

The East Atlanta Village Farmers Market runs Thursdays from May to  Thanksgiving, 4 to 8 p.m.  For more, visit www.farmeav.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.