Now that the first month of 2012 has come to an end, residents of Marietta, Georgia can for the first time say that they were given access to fresh winter produce. The first Saturday in January saw the opening of the Winter Edition Marietta’s Farmer’s Market and folks were lined up to shop before 9:00 a.m. Alot of our old favorite vendors were there and some new ones. Yes, there are such things as winter vegetables -- gorgeous brocolli, greens, turnips and squash to mention a few.
Prepared comfort food is also available to soothe the winter chill. BLU Greek Taverns presents baklava, (pistachio, walnut and cheese) spinach pies, meat pies, pita bread, walnut cake, pistachio cookies, dolmades and specialty Greek foods. Traveling Fare entices visitors with Chicken, Beef, Turkey, Jambalaya, Curry Chicken, Italian Sausage, Vegetable, Pizza and Creole Shrimp Pot Pies.
Several bakers satisfy the carb and sweet cravings with homemade breads, , rolls, pies, cakes and muffins. Locally produced milk, eggs, pork and beef products and honey are also available.
Although the Winter Edition is a smaller scale of the regular Farmers' Market, it is a winter treat that is sure to remain in demand in coming years. The Marietta Square Farmers Market “Winter Edition” is located on Mill Street at the Historic Marietta Square between the corner of Church St and West Park Square and running down to the railroad tracks. Hours will be no later than 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., every Saturday, rain or shine, from January 7, 2012 until March 31, 2012.