Lookout Farmers Market Holds East Brainerd Grand Opening

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The Lookout Farmers Market will kick off its new East Brainerd – Audubon Acres Farmers Market location with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting today at 4 p.m.

Located at Audubon Acres, councilwoman, Carol Berz, Audubon Officials, the Audubon Acre Neighborhood Association and the local community will attend.

Local music favorites the Courtney Smith Daly Band will perform.

The Education Tent will feature face painting and cooking demonstrations of seasonal produce.

The Lookout Farmers Market supports and encourages organic and sustainable growing practices by bringing local farmers to the East Brainerd Market. All the fruit and vegetable farmers participating in the Lookout Farmers Market are located within 100 miles of the market and use sustainable farming practices. Over 20 local vendors will be on hand.

The principle of “know your farmer, know your food,” is the watchword of the Lookout Farmers Market.

The market will be located at the historic Audubon Acres location on Sanctuary Drive across from the visitors center and will run every Friday through October.

Locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, grass-fed meats, free ranged eggs, herbs, breads, cakes, pastries, jam, nuts, doggie treats, fresh squeezed lemon aid, garden plants, candles, soap, botanicals, art,  jewelry, prepared foods and food carts will be featured as well as weekly entertainment, educational programs, and fun activities for everyone.

The Lookout Farmers Market strives to be accessible to everyone in the economically diverse East Brainerd community. VISA, MasterCard, and EBT/ transactions will be accepted. The Market is accepting SNAP/EBT cards to make organic fresh produce more affordable for low-income families.

 


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