The Clarkston Community Center will host its final farmers market of the season on Sunday, October 28th, from 11:30am – 3:30pm. It will feature local growers, breads and treats, cheese, sauces and salsas. Held on the activity field and gardens at the Community Center, the market also includes internationally-inspired prepared foods and artisans featuring hand-made crafts. The market chef will cook with food bought from the vendors to showcase easy, in-season recipes. Help contribute to a festive market spirit by bringing the kids, your pets or yourself in costume! The Junior League of DeKalb County will be out for a special kids activity corner.
SNAP / EBT benefits accepted and doubled: $1=$2 at the market! To further help those in need of food in our community, the market will be accepting non-perishable food items to stock the food pantry with. All food donations are welcome! Dried beans and lentils, rice, pasta, flour, cornmeal, low-sodium-canned vegetables and fruit canned in juice or water are items that the pantry is always in need of.
Come by bike, and have the folks at Communicycle help you with your bike maintenance or repairs! Got an old bike that is taking up space and collecting dust? Communicycle gladly accepts donated bikes, brings them back to life and passes them on to community members at an affordable price. Speaking of active-- The final market will include some spectacular performances that you can join in too! Get your heart pumping with the Contra Dancers, Tai Chi and Zumba enthusiasts who all hold regular classes and dances at the Clarkston Community Center. No experience is necessary to participate in any of these activities! Market activities start with the ringing of the opening bell.
To further support your health and wellness needs, Oakhurst Medical Center and the Diabetes Association of Atlanta will be out to provide free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings. Early detection of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) can minimize serious health consequences related to these diseases.
Bring your picnic blanket and make a day of it at the market with family, friends and fellow market-goers, get to know your neighbors, and support your local farmers and businesses.
Clarkston Farmers Market concludes its season in October, and will return as a weekly market in May. Follow the Clarkston Farmers Market on Facebook to stay up to date with all of the market happenings, and for a full list of vendors! www.facebook.com/clarkstonfarmersmarket.
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