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Farmer's market set for Norcross

NORCROSS - Fresh fruits, honey, herbs and even soaps will be for sale in downtown Norcross this summer as the city welcomes the WhistleStop Farmer's Market beginning in June.

"We're offering this up for people in the city who are craving home-grown tomatoes," said Julie Foster, a volunteer helping to put the farmer's market together.

She said about 30 vendors have expressed interest in the idea, including local farmers. She hopes to get city residents involved, including a man who grows muscadines and maybe the Norcross Woman's Club to sell baked goods.

Planned for Tuesday evenings beginning June 2 through Oct. 27, Foster is working on providing special entertainment while the food and other goods are on sale. Possibilities include cooking demonstrations, children's activities and presentations on topics such as organic gardening, composting, installing rain barrels and lawn maintenance.

The events will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Thrasher Park.

For updates and more information, check out www.thewhistlestopfarmersmarket.com.