This photo of the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, located in Atlanta, Georgia, gives an idea of the hustle and bustle that passes through the market on a day to day basis. The historic “Municipal Market” sign looms above the visitor’s heads to give a prod reminder of the progress that the community has undergone.
The Sweet Auburn Market, located in Atlanta, Georgia, provides many convenient resources to its community. The market consists of restaurants, bakeries, a produce stall, a fresh meat stall, and this walk up pharmacy. The market puts a big emphasis on accessibility so that those who do not have access to transportation can have a close place to stop by when they need a prescription filled or buying groceries for the night’s meal.
The Sweet Auburn Curb Market, located in Atlanta, Georgia, has been an important resource for the people of that community for decades. The market offers fresh, beautiful fruits and vegetables for reasonable prices. The market reminds us that even living in the city, it is important to take care of your body.
The Sweet Auburn Market, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a welcoming place in which people from all over the community and from all socioeconomic statuses can join together. All of the vendor’s items are inexpensive and are great quality. It is a perfect place to stop for a quick lunch, to satisfy your sweet tooth with a cookie, or to shop for groceries.
This photo of Matt Hinton, owner of Bell Street Burritos, shows the success that may come from vendors that rent a stand at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market in Atlanta, Georgia. Matt is a part time teacher, and he was not able to make enough money to support his family, so he started his business in the market. He talks about how it is easier to rent a stall at the market because it would take much more money and preparation time to rent his own building. The market gives people like Matt a chance to start off with few resources and make something special.
“Sweet Auburn Curb Market Photos.” Yelp. Accessed February 18, 2016. http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/sweet-auburn-curb-market-atlanta.
This Yelp page has over one hundred images of the Sweet Auburn Market that I would be able to choose from for my internal description. I will use pictures that show the vendors and/or the customers in order to create a personal connection between the people of the market and my writing.
The wide range of diverse items sold in the market are depicted in these pictures which shows how all different types of people can find something they would like. The images can be used to analyze the presence of community by noticing who the customers are on a day to day basis.
My concern for this web page is that I may not be able to properly cite my source for the image I use because the photographers names or dates that the pictures were taken are not given. In addition to this source, I will include pictures that I have taken myself.
It is evident that gentrification is occurring in the Edgewood neighborhoods. As I drove past the homes, a modern three story home sat next to a small one story home with the windows boarded up. Taking the place of an apartment complex, it is interesting that the garden was built here. During this garden’s six years of existence, it has witnessed the demolition and renovation of many homes, becoming too expensive for the poor to purchase.
On their way home from school, these curious students stopped by to talk with me. I spoke to them about what they think about the garden, and they told me they liked to look at the chickens, and there was a band that came to play here. I later learned that what they were referring to the Fall Roots Festival last November where about 100 people joined in on this community unifying activity.
The vegetables grown in the ECLG are donated to food banks, and the children who help work in the garden can also sometimes bring food home with them. Upon speaking with the ECLG manager, Derek Pinson, I learned that they are planning to have a market stand set up so that the foods that are ripe enough to be eaten can be set on the stand for the surrounding community to take home with them.
The ECLG offers a time where elementary and middle school students can learn about how to grow their own food. In an urban environment like Atlanta, these children may not have ever had the opportunity to be exposed to how fresh, healthy foods are grown. The Garden Hour gives children the chance to become educated and excited about vegetables!