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Fresh Produce from Local Farms

November 17th, 2011  |  Published in East Lake Farmers Market

The East Lake Farmers Market, established in 2005, makes fresh produce and other resources for healthy living available in South East Lake.

This is our great new poster, courtesy of neighborhood res Christian Bizarth. Thanks, Christian!


The East Lake Farmers Market opens on Saturday, May 5 with the Strawberry Festival!  We have missed our friends and neighbors and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

A sneak peak at this season (updated often!):

  • May 5 Strawberry Festival
  • July 7 Zucchini 500
  • August 4 Tomato Extravaganza
A local farmer sells fresh vegetables and fruits

Local farmers offer fresh produce on Saturday mornings from May to October

At the market, you will find:
  • A bounty of fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers
  • Health screenings and education
  • Local musicians and artists
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Fun activities for kids and families
  • Tasty baked goods and frozen treats

We accept SNAP/EBT and Senior Nutrition Coupons.  If you are over 60 and meet income eligibility requirements, you can apply for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).  To apply for SFMNP coupons online, please click here.  It’s first come – first serve and the first mailing of coupons will take place in mid-May.  Questions?  Give us a call (ask for Sally D) and we’ll try to help.

The East Lake Farmers Market offers a CSA-type market basket subscription for those interested in a weekly supply of fresh produce throughout the market season.  Two size options are available.  Subscribers pick up their boxes at the market or at designated pick-up sites around town.  You can sign up for the whole season or purchase by the week.  Please check back in April for more info.  More info here: 2012 Market Basket info.

Health screenings through a Walgreens van at the farmers market.

The Walgreens Wellness Van offered several health screenings in May 2011

We’re very excited to share that we’ve purchased a mobile market truck, courtesy of funding through the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program.  Look for us later in May with fresh food in more places around South East Lake and surrounding neighborhoods.

We still have Urban Food products, our line of jams and relishes, available for sale.  Please email us at [email protected] for pricing and availability.  We do gift baskets, too!

The East Lake Farmers Market is handicap accessible.

Kids cook at the East Lake Farmers Market.

The market offers regular activities for kids

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