Published on February 9th, 2016 |


Peachtree Road Farmers Market seeks Bag Contest designers

The Peachtree Road Farmers Market is preparing for the opening of its 2016 season at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead on April 2 with an invitation for Atlanta high school students to participate in the fourth annual Reusable Bag Design Contest, sponsored by COUNTRY Financial.Farmers Market logo

As in the past three years, the student with the winning design will receive a $1,000 scholarship from COUNTRY Financial. The student’s design will also be displayed on thousands of reusable canvas bags distributed to shoppers each Saturday this season at Peachtree Road Farmers Market.

The winning entry will be announced on April 16 at the Farmers Market, which operates in the parking lot of The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, from 8:30 to 12 noon each Saturday morning. Two runners-up entries, who each will win $500 scholarships, will also be present to have their designs showcased at the kick-off press conference.

“The students’ designs this year should reflect the 2016 theme “Our Farms, Your Tables”. Participants are asked to include imagery inspired by the spring/summer season and corresponding

Earlier market bag designs are introduced at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market along with the high school students who designed them.

An earlier market bag winning design is  introduced at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market along with the student who designed it.

regional market goods, such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc.,” said Market Manager Lauren Carey.

“We also ask students to illustrate the spirit of the city,” Carey added. All entries must include the phrase “2016 Peachtree Road Farmers Market.”

All participants must submit their entries by Friday, March 4, 2016, at 4 pm ET to Peachtree Road Farmers Market office at 2744 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. To enter go to the COUNTRY Financial website here to download the official rules and entry forms.

In addition, entrants can ask their principal or art teacher for more information or visit the COUNTRY Financial website to view last year’s winning entries.

This year, in addition to the Saturday morning Farmers Market, there will be a Wednesday afternoon and evening Farmers Market, beginning April 13, at the same location from 4:30 to 8 p.m. where customers can pick up midweek food items and even meals to take home.


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