WALESKA — Thursday nights in Waleska just got a little more exciting with the opening of the Waleska Farmers Market at Reinhardt University this week.
The Farmers Market had its opening night this week and continues with markets every Thursday until Aug. 30.
Opening night brought out about 100 shoppers and a dozen vendors.
“This year will be a big one for the Waleska Farmers Market,” said Zach White, Reinhardt horticulturist. “Last year we were open two days a month, but with such an overwhelming response of vendors wanting to participate and customers wanting to shop, this year the Market is every Thursday night. This will give our vendors more opportunities to sell their produce and goods and more opportunities for customers to purchase them. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
The remaining dates for the market this year are: May 10, 17, 24, and 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, and 26; and Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. A special fall market will be on Oct. 4. Each market is from 4:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Voted the fourth Best Farmers Market in Georgia, the Waleska Farmers Market is sure to have plenty to offer this year. Twenty-five vendor spaces will be available at $2 each.
Several special events, in addition to the market, have been planned, including a speaker/educational series featuring:
May 17 at 5:15 p.m. — Zach White, horticulturist, “Top 10 Annuals for the North Georgia Area.”
May 31 at 5:15 p.m. — Anne and Ted Shearouse, Waleska Nursery, “All About Hydrangeas.”
June 7 and 14 — Waleska Bloom Photo Contest entries.
June 21 and 28 — Waleska Bloom Photo Contest voting.
The Waleska Farmers Market is conducted in the Reinhardt University parking lot behind the Red Sea Church on the corner of highways 140 and 108 in downtown Waleska.
Admission and parking are free. For more information contact Market Manager Zach White at email@example.com or (770)720-5988.