Atlanta Real Food is run by the Atlanta area chapter leaders of The Weston A. Price Foundation. Here you will find the latest news from local farmers, get information on how to properly prepare real foods, and stay up to date on local events.
AVAILABLE THIS WEEK! Peaches, blueberries, tomatoes, green beans, kale (red Russian, curly and lacinato), red and green onion, lettuce (red butter head, romaine and green leaf), kohlrabi, beets, potatoes, rainbow and rhubarb chard, collards, garlic scapes, salad mix, spinach, cucumbers, baby zucchini, radish, turnips (Harkurei), mung beans, live plants: tomatoes, mixed herbs, wave petunias, red geraniums, sage, marigolds, fresh eggs, pasture raised meats, raw milk, honey.
1) Zucchini & Squash All types of squash grows well in containers, especially summer squash. This versatile and hardy plant will grow just about anywhere it's planted making it a great vegetable for container gardening. You can begin growing with seeds or starters in any container. Just remember to harvest regularly once they start growing so they don't weigh down the stalks.
2) Strawberries Believe it or not, strawberries thrive in containers and are great to grow in pots or containers. They do very well indoors allowing them to be grown year round as long as they have a sunny spot to hang out around. Be sure that you choose a big enough pot & harvest often to create room for more growth!
3) Pineapples As crazy as it sounds, you can grow your own pineapples year round and they do excellent in containers! Simply cut the crown off while leaving a bit of the fruit at the top. Then soak the crown in water for a day so it can absorb moisture. Afterwards plant the crown in a gallon sized container. Be sure to place your pineapple in a warm sunny spot & bring it in at night during the winter.
4) Sweet Peppers This variety of peppers does incredibly well when grown in containers. The most important thing is to choose the correct size container. Small peppers require at least a 2 gallon container while the larger varieties will need a 5-10 gallon pot. Don't forget that you're peppers will need 6-8 hours of direct sun a day!
5) Potatoes This veggie does exceptionally well being grown in containers. They can be grown all year round and flourish in 5 gallon buckets which are easy to move in and out of sunlight. Be sure to drill a few holes in the bottom of the container so your potatoes don't become over watered. You can expect to yield about a pound or two per bucket!
Cutest Dog Contest at the Market! Sat, June 18 Don't forget to bring your adorable pup on June 18th to participate! Judging will begin around 10 am & will be done by market patrons. If you didn't get a chance to sign up last week, just come with your dog and $3. Your entry fee will benefit our market SNAP Program to increase access to fresh food in the City of Roswell. Winner will receive market bucks, a gift certificate from a local groomers AND the pup will be featured on our Facebook page as the market mascot.
Check it out! Upcoming Events Take a look at our upcoming events at the farmers market. We have something for everybody! Mark your calendars and be sure to come join us for the festivities!
Seeking Volunteers and Interns for Farmers Market
The market is seeking time and talent from the Roswell Community. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering: firstname.lastname@example.org OR stop by the info booth at the market!
Areas of need: 1) Setting up and tear down 2) Welcoming customers at the info booth 3) Web site and social media 4) Special events
We provide month long internships for young folks who are looking for job experience in local food and non profit management!
Soon to accept SNAP/EBT Benefits! We have recieved a grant from the Farmers Market Coalition to purchase EBT equipment. We are so excited to be expanding accessibility and affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in North Fulton County. We hope to be up and running with our program by the end of June. Stay tuned!