This past Monday, the Lookout Farmers Market kicked off their newest market location with a grand opening ceremony at Hamilton Place.
The new farmers market is located in a high-traffic area, at New Hope Presbyterian Church on Shallowford Road, just across from Hamilton Place Mall.
The Lookout Farmers Market supports and encourages organic and sustainable growing practices by bringing local farmers to their six area markets. All farmers and producers participating in the Lookout Farmers Market are located within 100 miles of the market and use sustainable farming practices. The principle of “know your farmer, know your food,” is one of the best parts of the markets’ environment.
Organizers plan to have the market run every Monday through Christmas. Locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, grass-fed meats, free ranged eggs, herbs, breads, cakes, pastries, jam, nuts, doggie treats, fresh-squeezed lemonade, herbs, candles, soap, botanicals, art, jewelry, prepared foods and food carts will be featured, as well as weekly entertainment, educational programs, and fun activities.
The Lookout Farmers Market strives to be accessible to everyone and therefore the market is accepting SNAP/EBT cards to make organically grown, fresh, local produce more affordable and available to low-income families.