When the Decatur Farmers Market returns on Jan. 15, it will be at a new and larger home: the lawn of Decatur First Baptist Church at 308 Clairemont Ave.
The move of the Wednesday market, which boasts 26 vendors, will allow Community Farmers Markets, which operates the Decatur site as well as its sister locations in Grant Park and East Atlanta, means an expansion of offerings.
(The Saturday Farmers Market, located near 498 North McDonough St., will remain the same.)
"We are incredibly excited by this relocation and our new partnership with The Decatur First Baptist Church,” CFM Executive Director Katie Hayes said.
"In addition to offering our patrons a beautiful, communal space to shop and congregate, this move empowers the Decatur Farmers Market to expand the number of residents we serve and offer a great variety of healthy, local foods.”
The Wednesday Decatur Farmers Market is open year around offers produce, meats, breads, dairy, baked goods, teas, candles, rubs, prepared meals and dog treats, among other items.
The market also helps support Georgia’s farmer economy.
“Sustainable food and meaningful fellowship are often essential ingredients to any healthy and thriving community, said Van Smith of Decatur First Baptist Church.
“We are excited to leverage our church home to partner with CFM to continue its mission making healthy food accessible to all Atlantans.”