The farmers market season in Cherokee County kicks off Saturday in Woodstock, with other cities soon to follow.

Woodstock, Ball Ground, Waleska and Canton all announced the dates and times for the opening of their respective markets.

Woodstock's Farm Fresh Market opens Saturday and will run every Saturday through December 18, according to the city. Market hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon each Saturday morning on Market Street in Downtown Woodstock. 

The market will feature a variety of items from old and new vendors including locally grown produce, jams and jellies, honey, locally raised meat, seafood, baked bread and pastries, bath and beauty products and more. 

The Waleska Farmers Market opens May 6 and will run through September every Thursday, according to the city's Facebook page. Hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is located next to Waleska City Hall, 8891 Fincher Road.

Ball Ground will open its annual Farmers and Makers Market on May 15. The market will run through Oct. 16 at Ball Ground City Park, 1891 Hornage Road, according to the city's Facebook page. Hours will be from 8 a.m. to noon every other Saturday. 

Canton's farmers market returns to Brown Park June 5, Velinda Hardy, Canton's downtown development manager said. The market will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Saturday through Oct. 16.

Canton's market will feature vendors offering seafood options, drinks, cookies, cakes, pies and honey, to name a few. Along with returning favorites, new vendors will be featured selling beef, pork, and prepared meals, such as casseroles.

For updates, follow each city's respective farmer market Facebook page.

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Ethan is a reporter covering the cities of Holly Springs & Canton. He also covers city governments and lifestyle. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University.

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