Avondale Estates Gains a New Farmers Market On Earth Day

Common Roots slated to debut April 22, 2023, offering farm-fresh produce, grab-n-go deli, local specialty products, and more.
Rendering: Official

Avondale Estates farmers market, Common Roots Farmers Market, at 3409 Covington Hwy., is set to open on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 9 a.m., according to a press release this week. The days and hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it will be closed on Mondays.  

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In celebration of its debut, the community is invited to its opening celebration “A Taste of Common Roots” on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring samples from its many local partners.  

“The market concept is based on featuring many Georgia-based products in one place with a focus on hand-selected, unique produce from local farms and from all over the world, while creating an uplifting shopping experience unlike any other,” according to the release. Shoppers will find farm-fresh produce, unique grab-n-go deli options, premium meats, seafood, artisan goods, frozen selections, craft beers, professionally-curated wines, kombucha on-tap, local coffee, outdoor seasonal plants, vibrant flowers and more from 30 Georgia-based food and consumer product suppliers.

The 12,000 square-foot market was built from the ground-up and features an outdoor area with seasonal plants, flowers and holiday selections like pumpkins in the fall and Fraser fir trees during the holidays. Customers can also bring their behaved, leashed dogs to the outdoor patio and enjoy a grab-n-go sandwich or a freshly brewed cup of coffee. 

Common Roots is founded by fifth generation produce operator and Brookhaven resident, Brock Nix, who takes pride in his agricultural roots. He learned the operations, production and logistics of farming from his father. 

“I was inspired to build my own farmers’ market from my biggest mentor — my father — who passed away a few years ago,” Nix said in the release. “I grew up helping him with his market in La Grange, Ga. The market still remains the ‘go to’ spot for fresh fruits and vegetables, groceries, plants, flowers and more. My dad always told his customers, ‘farm-fresh, year-round.’ I happily recall that memory and knew that it would one day become my own market tagline.”

Customers can enjoy themed events, tastings, recipe demonstrations, and more throughout the year at Common Roots Farmers Market. Nix has also dedicated certain weekdays as themed music days like ‘80’s Day’, ‘Old School Hip-Hop Day’, and more. 

“A passionate team, a sense of community and locally-sourced products are the roots of a true neighborhood market,” said Nix. “Most importantly, we want our customers to leave here with smiles on their faces because they had fun shopping with us.”

Local suppliers with products available at Common Roots include 3Bros CookiesGeorgia SourdoughSouthbound BBQLanes BBQPiedmont BBQHoney Next DoorPure Bliss OrganicsRock House CreameryWitchy KombvchyDoux SouthGesus PalominoCatering ConceptsYom Ice CreamFlaky not FlakyTerminus CoffeeMontane Sparkling Spring WaterHerbs & KettlesSoul to BellyDevils Foot Beverage CompanyEngelman’s BakeryBarlow’s FoodsR.A.W. Body EssentialsRegina’s Farm KitchenBellwood CoffeeBanjo Coffee Co., Field & FlowerFrik & Frak Artisanal SaucesRock House Farm & Creamery, and OLIPOP

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak