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West Broad Farmers Market Opens Saturday

Craving kale? Lusting after lettuce? Got a yen for yams? In addition to the Athens Farmers Market every Saturday morning at Bishop Park, you now have another option to satisfy your hunger for locally-grown, organic produce.

The West Broad Farmers Market opens at 10 a.m. Saturday at the (kinda hard-to-find) old West Broad School, located at the corner of West Broad and Minor streets, just before the intersection with Hancock Avenue if you’re coming from downtown. Here’s the lowdown from the Athens Land Trust:

The monthly market will feature a range of products including, fresh fruits and vegetables, value-added products, crafts, meat, eggs, honey, and prepared food.The WBFM is a community-driven, education-oriented market operated by the Athens Land Trust. This market develops new food-based entrepreneurs, contributes to community health and wellness and builds a neighborhood-based economy in the Hancock Corridor community. The monthly market will include music, children’s activities, cooking demos, health screenings and rotating classes on a range of topics including organic gardening, canning and composting.

And the schedule:

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Sustainable Gardening Workshop    

Organic Pest Control and Disease Management with Elizabeth Little, UGA Plant Pathology

10:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Health Screening

BMI, Athens Regional Medical Center

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Entertainment by:

Connor Pledger

10:30a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Children’s Activities

Jump Rope Competition

Hoola Hoop Competition

10:30a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Children’s Activities

West Broad Farmers Market Next Top Chef

10:30a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Fitness Demonstration

Cora Keeber   

11:00a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 5-A-Day Health Workshop 

An introduction to general wellness and nutrition with Tyra Gross

11:30a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration

with Mr. Jackie Guy

So check it out.