By Carla Caldwell
Acworth Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. until noon Fridays through Oct. 27 in the parking lot of Acworth Baptist Church. The market offers a wide variety of Georgia-grown vegetables, fresh eggs, cheese, bedding plants, fresh-baked bread, pies, cakes, honey and jams.
The market will feature a pie-baking contest July 14. Chef Henry Chandler is scheduled to judge. There is a two-pie maximum entry limit. The pies can be sweet or savory, but must be made using at least one local ingredient. The ingredient does not have to be in season. The winner will be eligible to compete against winners of contests held at other area farmers markets. A final competition will be held in August at the Woodstock Farmers Market.
The Acworth Farmers Market is sponsored by the Acworth Downtown Development Authority. For more information, call 770-917-1234 or go to
My daughters and I spent a recent morning at the market. We picked up beautiful produce, flowers and other items. We also met a lot of nice people. The photos were taken during our visit.