Andersonville Farmers Market opens with higher capacity, fewer restrictions


Lively violin music played as dozens of shoppers strolled in the sunlight between two rows of tents, taking in the sights and smells of street food, soups, spices, sweet treats like doughnuts and baklava, and fresh produce.

On Wednesday, the Andersonville Farmers Market opened for its 12th season and its second year operating during the pandemic.

Kayla Taylor, an employee at First Slice Pie Cafe, said she is excited to be selling pastries now that conditions are less frightening.

“People feel safer outside, and everyone can come together and talk and feel good,” Taylor said.

Joan Oberndorf, the manager of Andersonville Farmers Market, said this year the city is allowing up to 135 customers to enter the market at one time, an increase of 40% from 2020’s capacity. Also, dogs are now allowed back in the market space and shoppers will able to touch the products they plan to purchase.

She said everyone at the market is required to wear a mask…

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