From Callaway Gardens
PINE MOUNTAIN, GA – Kicking off the weekend will be even more fun this Summer. Plan to be at the new Callaway Gardens Farmers Market each Friday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring farmers, food, and fun!
Guests will be able to purchase items such as vegetables, fruits, eggs, meats, cheeses, herbs, honey, baked goods, and healthy snacks as well as flowers, bedding plants, and potted plants. In addition, artisans and crafters will offer their creations for purchase. To keep the market items local, vendors within a 150-mile radius will be featured.
Guests to Callaway Gardens also will enjoy demonstrations on how to garden; how to cook with these fresh food items; how to decorate with fresh flowers; and more. This, along with children’s activities, will provide a fun and interactive learning environment.
“Fridays are going to be so exciting. We’ll start with free admission to the Farmers Market beginning at 4 p.m. We’ll have live music and games at Robin Lake Beach and then guests can stay and enjoy the 8 p.m. performance of the FSU Flying High Circus,” said Joan Sykora, coordinator of the Farmers Market. “In addition to the fun, the Farmers Market concept promotes the use of regional products and is in perfect step with Callaway Gardens’ mission of environmental education and land stewardship.”
The Farmers Market will be open each Friday June 3, 2011, through October 28, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in front of the Beach Dome at Robin Lake Beach. Admission will be free at the Beach Gate on U. S. Hwy. 27 beginning at 4 p.m.
To become a vendor, contact the Joan Sykora at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-663-5000.
Callaway Gardens’ Farmers Market Participants
Callaway Gardens’ Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden
Where else can you buy vegetables from our very own Garden? Only at the Callaway Gardens Farmers Market! In addition, we will feature Jams, Jellies, Grits and other famous items from Callaway.
Bulger Creek Farm
Regional Farm from Notasulga, Alabama, that features both Hard and Soft Goat Cheese.
Blue Donkey Iced Coffee
Regional vendor from Fayetteville, Georgia. This iced coffee is made fresh and brewed on site with all natural local ingredients. This is a must during a Georgia Summer afternoon stroll through the market!
Local from Midland, Georgia, Chasley Prater will offer her handmade children’s quilts, dresses, aprons and much more.
Country Junction Soaps
From nearby Gay, Georgia, Country Junction Soaps will showcase their goat’s milk soaps, lip balms, lotions and farm fresh eggs.
Daddy’s Home Bread
Regional baker Bernard Oparah is from Fayetteville, Georgia, and makes wholesome baked all natural breads with no artificial preservatives.
Details of the Gardens – Fresh Flowers, indoor plants
Local from Pine Mountain, James Mitcham will offer us the opportunity to purchase fresh cut flowers for the weekend ahead!
Double Hill Farms
Home of the Happy Hogs, local farmer Welton Bettis from Gay, Georgia, produces and sells premium pork products.
Looking for all natural soaps, body wash, shampoo, bath salts and more? Regional vendor from Jonesboro, Georgia – Earths Essential – will have just what you are looking for!
How much better can it get than hand crafted jams and jellies made from locally grown fruits? Georgia Jams, located in Fayetteville, Georgia, will be selling their handpicked and hand crafted artisan jams.
Lone Oak Farms
A local farm in Grantville, Georgia, Lone Oak will have an abundance of produce, both fruits and vegetables.
Lone Wolf’s Den
Regional grower from Roanoke, Alabama, and a vendor at the Callaway Gardens Plant Fair, Lone Wolf’s Den will provide the market with live plants, herbs, vegetables and handmade soap.
My Spice Stop
Regionally located in Peachtree City, Georgia, Al and Andi Papp will be introducing their spice mixes along with Pappardelle’s handcrafted artisanal pasta. This is a “don’t miss” vendor! Visit your favorite farmer, select your vegetables and meats and stop by to spice it up!
The Bakery & Café at Rose Cottage
Local from Pine Mountain, John Makin will extend his artisan breads to our market!
Oak Grove Farm
A fifth generation farm located in the heart of West Georgia, they have been a working farm for over 100 years! They will be bringing grass fed beef to our market.
Oakleaf at Belmont
Local from Pine Mountain, Kathy Bullington will dazzle our market with her gourmet salad dressings and marinades.
Daylily Lovers come one, come all! From Albany, Georgia, Patron Gardens will offer Bare Root Registered Daylilies the first Friday of each month.
Local crafter from Manchester, Georgia, Pretty Primitive wows us with their exquisite, yet rustic hand crafted bird houses! (Pretty Primitive will be at the Market on select dates)
Local from Fortson, Georgia, Rachel Wolff will sell her fresh baked goods made with organic and all natural ingredients such as breads, cookies, scones, muffins and more.
Southern Belles Soaps
Local from Warm Springs, Georgia, our good friends will come to market with our favorite handmade goat’s milk soap!
Stoney Terraces Farm
Local in Pine Mountain, Nancy and Mick Green will share their fine produce during the Summer months.
Sue B’s Kitchen
Local from Pine Mountain, Sue shares her homemade granola, breads and muffins.
Local in Pine Mountain, Sunnyside is a certified Georgia Grown Farm. They will share their fine produce, plants, jams and jellies at the market.
White Oak Pastures Organic Farm
Regional Farm from Bluffton, Georgia, White Oak Pastures Organic Farm will have a variety of all seasonal organic vegetables.
Spend the weekend and enjoy all that Callaway Gardens has to offer this Summer. For reservations, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit www.callawaygardens.com.
Callaway Gardens® is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus, Ga.