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UPDATE: Opening of Brookwood Farmers' Market Delayed

The south Forsyth county farmer's market is expected to open on Friday, June 22.

The much-anticipated opening of the third season of has been delayed by one week.

"Unfortunately, due to matters beyond our control we have to change the opening date for the Brookwood Farmers' Market," said Dina Majoli, head of communications for the farmer's market in an e-mail. "We just learned the new park, Caney Creek Preserve, will not be open until June 22."

UPDATE: As of today, June 14, the Web site states, "We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of the Brookwood Farmers’ Market will coincide with the opening of the new Forsyth County Park, Caney Creek Preserve. Please mark your calendar for June 22nd from 4-7 p.m. at the park. Tell your friends and neighbors and we’ll see you there!"

When the farmer's market does open it will move from the parking lot at around the corner to the new Caney Creek Preserve Park located on Caney Road in south Forsyth County. The market will remain open from that point on through September, rain or shine.

"Please understand our frustration and accept our apologies for the continued delays," said Majoli. "Many of you have been so gracious in spreading the word about our market and our change of location. We strongly believe we have amazing and varied vendors this year and we will still have an outstanding market."

In recent years the market suffered from the heat of the pavement but the new park will provide a lush and shady alternative. Caney Creek Preserve, when it opens, will have a dog park, walking trail, shaded playground, pavilions, restroom facilities, parking and a natural outdoor amphitheater.

The market is free, open to the public and will feature the best in local produce, fruits, breads, meats, cheeses and other goods. Visitors are encouraged to bring market totes, kids, dogs and an appetite.

According to the e-mail, organizers will be encouraging young kids to learn how to make healthy choices and plant their own gardens. The Brookwood Elementary PTA is still managing the market and money raised will be returned to the school and put back into the farmer's market.

For more information visit the Brookwood Farmers' Market Web site or contact Kelly Walczak, market manager or Dina Majoli via e-mail.

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Editor's Note: This article was originally published on June 6.

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