People stocking up on sunshine after a cloudy winter should add something fresh to their routine.

Nothing could be fresher than produce from farmers markets in the four Reporter Newspapers communities. Each has something special to offer, and provides a convenient excuse to stay outside. Go visit. Browse. Support a local business while buying food that didn’t come frozen in a box.

To make your trip a little easier, Reporter Newspapers has compiled this guide for sampling local farmers markets.

 

Josephine Williams makes “vegetable prints” at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market.

Josephine Williams makes “vegetable prints” at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market.

Peachtree Road Farmers Market

Where is it? Cathedral of St. Philip,

2744 Peachtree Road, NW.

How long does it last? April 6 through Dec. 14.

What time is it open? April through Sept., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Oct. through Dec., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

What can I find there?

Abundant Harvest Gardens of Winston: Naturally grown fruits and vegetables.

Decimal Place Farm of Conley: Goat farm selling artisanal goat cheeses.

Dubberly’s Seafood of Savannah: Sweet Savannah shrimp.

Hidden Springs Honey of Williamson: Naturally grown honey.

For a full listing of vendors, visit: www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com

 

Rosalyn Self takes a slurp at the Brookhaven Farmers Market.

Rosalyn Self takes a slurp at the Brookhaven Farmers Market.

Brookhaven Farmers Market

Where is it? In the parking lot behind Haven and Valenza restaurants,

1441 Dresden Drive.

How long does it last? May 5 through December.

What time is it open? Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What can I find there?

City Dog Market of Brookhaven: Natural cat and dog food lines.

Sweet Tea Factory of Hapeville: Quality food and beverages.

For a full listing of vendors, visit: http://brookhavenfarmersmarket.com

Note: The Drive-Thru Farmers Market is scheduled to open April 18 at 3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Road. It wlll operate from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

 

Spring colors surround Paula Guilbeau at the Dunwoody Green Market

Spring colors surround Paula Guilbeau at the Dunwoody Green Market

Dunwoody Green Market

Where is it? The Shops of Dunwoody, 5500 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.

How long does it last? April 17 through November.

What time is it open? Wednesdays,

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

What can I find there?

Zocalo Fresh Mexican Salsas and Dips of Atlanta: Fresh salsas and other prepared foods.

CalyRoad Creamery of Sandy Springs: Artisans cheeses made from fresh milk and local ingredients.

Annie Okra’s Barn of Rydal

Kent’s Country Cookies of Fayetteville

For a full listing of vendors, visit: http://dunwoodygreenmarket.com

 

Heather Walker purchases flowers at the Sandy Springs Farmers Market.

Heather Walker purchases flowers at the Sandy Springs Farmers Market.

Sandy Springs Farmers Market

Where is it? 235 Sandy Springs Circle, NW.

How long does it last? April 13 through October.

What time is it open? Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to noon

What can I find there?

Watsonia Farms of Monetta, S.C.: Fruit and produce.

Dr. Sweet’s Cake Emporium of Atlanta: Desserts.

Sausage World of Lilburn

Jones Sharpening of Marietta: Sharpens knives, scissors, garden tools and chainsaw chains.

For a full listing of vendors, visit: http://sandyspringsfarmersmarket.com

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