Whistle Stop Farmer's Market in Historic Norcross
VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 5 IN GEORGIA
CLOSED FOR 2014 SEASON
May through August, Tuesdays, 4pm - 8pm in Thrasher Park near the railroad tracks, just a tomato's throw from Downtown Historic Norcross!
This open air market features locally produced fresh vegetables and fruits, grown using organic and natural practices. In addition, we offer homemade baked goods, breads, meats, yogurts, fresh eggs and milk, sauces, spices, jams and jellies, and many other items local regional and artisanal items. Between 35 - 40+ vendors are at each market each week, offering products that are locally grown, vegan, gluten-free, use organic ingredients, and with recipes that are newly created as well as handed down through the generations. The Whistle Stop Farmer's Market is here to provide you with the best variety of local fresh produce and foods possible, in an atmosphere that is relaxing, educational and just plain good fun
Recipes using fresh foods from the market
Why are we different?
We're not only an open air farmer's market, we're also a place to learn about how to live a more healthy lifestyle. Kids and adults will both enjoy various events that encourage nutritional eating and an appreciation for where local foods are made and grown. From adult cooking demonstrations, health screenings "green" products demos, to crafts, petting zoos and interactive activities for the kids, the market is rounded out with live music and an assortment of "organic crafts" that are sure to enhance your market experience. That's why we say the Whistle Stop Farmer's Market is where getting fresh is fun!!
The market offer an exciting venue in which local growers and producers can sell their products. Proceeds from the market are put back into the community, focusing on projects that generate healthy lifestyles - and learning - opportunities. The Whistle Stop Farmer's Market helps seed Stripling Elementary's annual Garden Club. In addition, we've supported “Connect & Grow” a conference organized by GNLI (Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute) Class of 2012 for SPARC (Single Parent Alliance Resource Center) and Gwinnett County Single Parents and their children. Market donations helped buy materials for a picket fence around the Norcross Community Gardens, and throughout the year, various donations are made to support other groups and members of our community.
Come be a part of The WhistleStop Farmer's Market...it's Where Getting Fresh is Fun!