STONECREST, GA- Following pop-up soft openings held this past December and January, the Stonecrest Fresh Farmers Market (SFFM) will have its Grand Opening of the regular season on Sunday, Feb. 13, 1-5 p.m. in the food court area of The Mall at Stonecrest .
The market is held through a collaboration between North America Food & Farm PBC Inc (NAF2) and Sass-A-Frass Events Company with a goal of providing access to produce and proteins sold directly by farmers and gardeners as well as to create a vibrant civic space for community engagement.
The theme of the grand opening event is “For the Love of Food & Farm: A Black History Moment” in recognition of both Black History Month and Valentine’s Day.
“For me and my wife, Taunia, making fresh locally grown food available to our community is a passion so we chose a grand opening date close to Valentine’s Day as a nod to our love of this work,” said market manager Kwabena “Cubby” Nkromo. “In addition, we also feel it’s important to note that Black history is ongoing, so it was appropriate for us to formally launch the market during February as a new date for Stonecrest to celebrate in its journey as a city.”
Donald Bieler, marketing director of the Mall at Stonecrest, adds “We invite everyone to come shop fresh and support local farmers before the BIG game!”
Participants in the market include hyper-local growers such as Aluma Farm; Atlanta Plant Lady; Bread & Butter Farms; and Metro Atlanta Urban Farm; speciality food vendors AfriGourmet; Chef Daryl’s Foods; Jahi’s Sweet Treats; Tea Moss Gel;and Zuri Birthwork, LLC; and partner organizations providing community information and resources including Georgia Chapter of the National Women in Agriculture Association, “I AM” Peace Station, and University of Georgia SNAP-Ed Program.
Farmers and other specialty food vendors who would like to sell goods at the market should contact the Market Manager via email at info@NAF2PBC.farm or call/text at 404-721.3992.