I haven't been to the Sandy Springs Farmers Market in a couple of weeks so I decided that on the way to work I would stop by to see all the great vendors. The sun was out and getting hot and I appreciate the owners and vendors responsible for bringing the market to us every Saturday. The hours are from 8 a.m. til noon and the market is located at 235 Sandy Springs Circle NW, Sandy Springs, Ga 30328. You can also follow the Sandy Springs Farmers Market on Facebook.
I arrived just in time for the chef's demo. The chef's demo starts at 10 a.m. and is sponsored by Hal's Kitchen. Hal's kitchen opened in June and is located at 206b Johnson Ferry Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 across from the Market. When you walk up to Hal's Kitchen you can see the large open kitchen from the window at the entrance. It's a beautiful kitchen with an elaborate backsplash, very large center cooking island with enough seating for about 12-18 students.
Hal's Kitchen is owned and operated by the very talented Cyndi Sterne and named the operation after her dear Father Hal.
Cyndi hired on the very talented and experienced Jessica Ray as executive chef and director. Jessica has a great passion for creating wonderful dishes with the freshest ingredients. This passion is matched to her desire to share her knowledge through teaching and private events.
For all the latest goings-on at Hal's Kitchen, become a fan of them on Facebook.
Come early for peaches from Pearson Farm. The line was long but they have lots of fresh large Georgia peaches!
You know it was hot out when The Pop Shop starts crossing off the different flavors of pops they are out of (see picture below). The Pop Shop is Atlanta's premier provider of natural handcrafted ice pops. Their pops are made with no preservatives, no artificial sweeteners, no coloring's or additives. Not only that, their products are vegetarian or vegan, and gluten-free.
Heirloom tomatoes and other tomatoes were in abundance--and I mean abundance--with a wide varieties, shapes and sizes.
I stopped by the Dahlonega Golden Harvest. They have the most beautiful tomatoes, herbs and vegetables. They feature naturally gown and local produce such as tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, lettuces, peppers, squash, herbs and root vegetables. The are located in Dahlonega, Ga and they are at the market each Saturday!
He's a friend of mine, Henry!!
Yves Garden, a great assortment of vegetables and herbs.