Boomers Embrace Local Agriculture

When it’s Springtime in Atlanta, backyard gardeners flock to garden stores to stock up on tiny cups of seedling tomatoes, peppers, herbs and more, with visions of summer cookouts and healthy salads filling their heads.

Windsong Active Adult Communities CSA local farm tomatoe community gardensWhile bumper crops of porch tomatoes and cucumbers are not unheard-of, backyard gardens rarely yield enough to share, can or pickle, leaving gardeners wanting for fresh, local produce that is a healthy part of both their diets and their community.

Luckily, local farmers have answered the call for seasonal, sustainable, certified-organic produce, and more. By offering their produce at Farmer’s Markets, roadside farm stands, pick-your-own farms and CSAs, local farmers have a variety of options available that are affordable and convenient for most fresh-food enthusiasts.

Each Windsong community is located within a short distance of local produce outlets, including Farmer’s Markets and Pick-Your-Own farms:

Cherokee County
The Woodstock Farmer’s Market is open each Saturday morning from 8:30 to 11:30 am, June 13 through August 29 (dates may be extended, depending on availability). Located in the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village parking lot on Towne Lake Parkway at Main Street, vendor booths include organic produce, honey, flowers and plants, jellies and jams, fresh-baked bread, organic cupcakes and more.

Cobb County
The Marietta Square Farmer’s Market is open year-round on the Historic Marietta Square, and features local produce, honey, soaps, breads, fudge, pies, jellies, jams, preserves, even organic dog biscuits. Vendor booths are open Saturdays from 9 am – 3 pm, and Sundays 9 am to 12 noon.

The Kennesaw Farmer’s Market is open Tuesdays from 7 am to 1 pm, May through October, on Watts Drive in Kennesaw. Vendors offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, and more..

Paulding County
The Dallas Farmer’s Market offers sustainable, certified-organic and IPM (integrated pest management) produce, plus meat, eggs, local honey, preserves, jellies and jams. Vendors set up each Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon at the Highland College parking lot, 25 Courthouse Square, Dallas.

Next time, we’ll talk about Pick-Your-Own farms and CSAs, which have both seen surges in popularity in recent years.

With Each Windsong community was developed with the understanding that a “community” is so much more than the houses and individuals in a single neighborhood. Our philosophy is that homeowners feel more at-home, and enjoy their active adult lifestyle, when they have opportunities to be a part of the area in which they live, which includes thriving local business, recreation and agriculture outlets.

Welcome home to Windsong – Where Life’s A Breeze!

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