The Downtown Alpharetta Trade
Association (D.A.T.A.), found in a survey of citizens that the
community is craving local fresh produce.
"Alpharettans want a downtown where they can easily
step out to pick up fruits and vegetables, while shopping with local
businesses for a gift and having lunch," stated Kathy An Kessler of
Galerie, a downtown Alpharetta clothing boutique. Many downtown
merchants compliment the Farmer's Market by running sales and specials
during market weekends.
So in the spring of 2006 the Farmer's Market took root
under an old oak tree in Historic Downtown Alpharetta in the City
Parking Lot. "We want the market to grow and support our local
farmers," said Janis Gunther of The Cannery. The Market is open to
farmers, gardeners, and makers of edible home goods.
In 2006 the Farmer's Market was held bi-weekly through
the fall growing season and included seasonal plants and flowers. Due
to its success, in 2007 this was expanded to weekly markets, and in
2008 the time was extended.
In 2009 the Market was moved to a new nearby location
along a closed-to-traffic portion of Old Roswell Street and Jones
In 2010 the Market moved to the big parking lot next to
City Hall on Main Street. Then in 2011 a Gazebo and signage was added
to mark the now perminant Market location. And our sponsor D.A.T.A. has
now become Alpharetta Business Association (A.B.A.).
Alpharetta Farmers Market is open to the public.
Admission is free. Free parking is available throughout Historic