Common Roots Farmers Market, a sprawling neighborhood grocery with a dog-friendly patio and plant nursery, is finally opening in Avondale Estates Saturday, April 22. And EBT and SNAP are both accepted.
Owned by Brock Nix, a former U.S. Foods territory manager, Common Roots sells a variety of local produce, meats and seafood from Georgia farms and snacks, pantry provisions, and frozen goods from local food producers like Rock Hill Creamery, Herbs and Kettle, and Barlow’s Foods. The grocery also sells coffee, wine, beer, and fresh bread and flowers and includes a deli for grab-and-go food.
A large seating area in front of the market allows customers to eat grab-and-go sandwiches and other dishes from the deli. Look for plants and flowers, along with pumpkins and Christmas trees and other seasonal decor, sold outside throughout the year.
Nix, whose family owns two farmers markets in Georgia and Alabama, says he plans to host events at Common Roots, including recipe demonstrations and tastings and music theme days. A grand opening celebration for Common Roots takes place April 29 and April 30 offering samples from many of the local food producers featured at the grocery.
Joining Common Roots in Avondale Estates soon is Olive and Pine, a 25,000-square-feet adaptive reuse complex just east of East College Avenue. It will eventually include a coffee shop, a mini-mart offering soft serve ice cream and slushies, and from-scratch sandwich shop and bakery Leftie Lee’s.
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SNAP/EBT accepted.
3409 Covington Highway, Avondale Estates. commonrootsfarmersmarket.com.