New Monday Farmers Market Fills The Gap

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chattanooga now has a market each day of the week.  The Lookout Farmers Market will kick off this new market location with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting on Monday, Aug.18 at 4 p.m. at the Lookout Farmers Market‘s Hamilton Place Market.

The new farmers market is located in the busy area of Hamilton Place, at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 7301 Shallowford Road, just across from Hamilton Place mall.

Mayor Burke, Councilman Carol Berz, church officials, Lookout Farmers Market representatives, the local Neighborhood Association and the local community will attend.

The Lookout Farmers Market supports and encourages organic and sustainable growing practices by bringing local farmers to their six area markets.  All farmers and producers participating in the Lookout Farmers Market are located within 100 miles of the market and use sustainable farming practices.  The principle of “know your farmer, know your food,” is the watchword of the Lookout Farmers Market.

The 2014 market is expected to run every Monday through Christmas.

Locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, grass-fed meats, free ranged eggs, herbs, breads, cakes, pastries, jam, nuts, doggie treats, fresh squeezed lemon aid, herbs, 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 is accepting SNAP/EBT cards to make organically grown, fresh, local produce more affordable and available to low-income families.


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