By Amy Wenk

The Sandy Springs Farmers Market now is scheduled to open May 1.

The market was scheduled to open April 3, but organizer Andrew Bauman said in an April 1 e-mail that the opening was delayed because local farmers needed more time to prepare.

“This is to allow maximum participation at our opening by growers who have been hard hit by the cold and wet weather,” said Bauman, who is organizing the market with Jeffrey Langfelder. The long-time residents of Sandy Springs were awarded an operating agreement by the Sandy Springs City Council on March 2.

The market is scheduled to be held every Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, in the parking lot of the former Target store at the corner of Sandy Springs Circle and Johnson Ferry Road. The city of Sandy Springs purchased the property in 2008 for a future City Hall.

Bauman said the demand for vendor participation at the farmers market has been tremendous.

“We are receiving as many as five unsolicited inquiries every day, and we’re working hard to create a great mix of offerings at the market,” Bauman said in an e-mail.

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