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Farmers market opens in Stone Mountain

6/13/2014, 6 a.m.

Shoppers can find fresh fruit and veggies at the Stone Mountain Farmers Market Tuesdays through Sept. 9 in the municipal parking lot on Main Street.

The market, sponsored by the city’s Downtown Development Authority, launched on June 10. The authority’s executive director, Mechel McKinley, said a farmers market has long been on its wish list.

“After doing a little research, we decided there was no time like the present,” she said.

The market will carry locally grown produce, dairy and meats.

City Councilwoman Andrea Redmond said the market will spur economic development, become a community gathering spot, and add to the city’s quality of life.

For more information, visit www.stonemountainvillage.com or contact Mechel McKinley at mmckinley@stonemountaincity.org or 770-498-8984, Ext. 137.