Heritage Sandy Springs will take over operation of the Sandy Springs Farmers Market, the two organizations announced Feb. 18.

The 2014 market will open for business on April 12, market officials said in a statement. The newly named Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays, April through November, from 8:30 a.m. to noon each week, the statement said.

The popular market also will change locations this year, the organization said. Past markets had been held in the parking lot in front of the former Target store on Sandy Springs Circle.

Because that building is being razed as part of the city’s new civic center project, the farmers market will move south on Sandy Springs Circle to the lower level of Parkside Shopping Center at 5920 Roswell Road, the market announced.

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