Chef Christophe Le Metayer, right, and Carmela Vivian, conduct a cooking demonstration at the Brookhaven Farmers Market on March 29. The market, located at Brookhaven Baptist Church, 1294 North Druid Hills Road, just opened for the 2014 season. Photo by Phil Mosier
Chef Christophe Le Metayer, right, and Carmela Vivian, conduct a cooking demonstration at the Brookhaven Farmers Market on March 29. The market, located at Brookhaven Baptist Church, 1294 North Druid Hills Road, just opened for the 2014 season. Photo by Phil Mosier

By Elizabeth Wilkes

Farmers markets are gearing up for spring, with new locations, vendors and events in the upcoming season. Below is a roundup of what you need to know about markets in Buckhead, Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs.

Brookhaven Farmer’s Market

With 34 vendors lined up, this year’s market returns to the parking lot of Brookhaven Baptist Church, 1294 North Druid Hills Road.

“This year, we’re going for a family-friendly feel. We’ll have kid’s activities and music every week, and we’ve invested in tables, chairs and tents to bring back that community feel,” board member Corey Self said.

The market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays until December.

Dunwoody Green Market

Celebrating its 10th anniversary on April 16, the Dunwoody Green Market will open at its new home in the parking lot of Dunwoody Baptist Church, 1445 Mount Vernon Road. Shoppers can look forward to more than 25 vendors.

“We offer the freshest local and organically grown vegetables, eggs, milk, and meat, as well as artisan breads,”said market organizer and owner of Heirloom Gardens, Paula Guilbeau. “You can round out your grocery list with us.”

The grand opening on April 16 will include free breakfast bites from 8-10 a.m. Dunwoody Green Market will occur every Wednesday morning, 8 a.m. to noon through Nov. 19.

Peachtree Road Farmers Market

The Peachtree Road Farmers Market in Buckhead kicks off April 5 at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW.  New additions to the market lineup include vendors specializing in ginger products, crackers, cold-pressed juices, and to-go meal kits, in addition to the nearly 60 vendors of produce, prepared foods, and meat and dairy.

Peachtree Road Farmers Market is held every Saturday from April through September from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market

Heritage Sandy Springs now manages the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, set to open April 12.  “I think the market will not only be sustained by Heritage Sandy Springs, but that Heritage will be able to take the market to a greater level,” said Sandy Springs City Councilman Andy Bauman, co-founder of the Sandy Springs Farmers Market.

Heritage announced April 2 that the market would open in its original location, 235 Sandy Springs Circle. The markets will feature live music and nearly 50 vendors, with a variety of prepared foods in addition to produce and meat, eggs and dairy products. The Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market will be held 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, April through November.