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Yesterday was the official opening of the Douglasville Farmers’ Market hosted by Crossroads Church at 5960 Stewart Parkway, Douglasville, GA 30135. The market’s founders, Marie Crowe and Lynn Hagerup, came up with the idea on one of their walks.

Lynn's on the left; Marie's on the right.

Both are devoted to eating more local and healthy food and decided they were tired of leaving Douglasville to find it. (more…)

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Just got an email about a Farmers’ Market in Douglasville…

Thursday, November 18th: Thursday Indoor Farmers Market Opens
Open every Thursday (except holidays), 4 – 7 p.m., Crossroads Church, 5960 Stewart Parkway (next door to the Post Office) ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public ~ featuring Georgia farmers and producers with safe pesticide/herbicide-free, pasture-raised meats, eggs, vegetables, jellies & jams, milk, cheese, herbs, grains, breads, pasta

Even though I’m swimming in produce right now, I’m going to check it out for future reference.

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I stopped off at the Powder Springs Farmers’ Market yesterday. Scored some great stuff.

First, from a man who liked my hat, I bought six beautiful “home-grown” Big Boy tomatoes. (I’m an easy mark for nice old men who flirt with me. )

I think I shorted him a quarter, but that’s okay because I’m going back next week for more. While these tomatoes might not have the striking charisma of heirlooms, they are meaty and full of flavor. Even got me thinking about canning.

I also talked with a farmer from Loganville. (Whose name I did not get either. Hopefully, he’ll be there next week, too, and I can report it then.) This farmer’s in his twenties and clearly devoted to his work. I love talking to and buying from people like this because it reminds me that I’m helping make farming a viable career choice for intelligent, passionate people. Every professional sometimes feels his or her work is the most important work. (“I’m not selling used cars, man; I’m providing transportation and opportunity.”) It’s a natural and essential egotism that keeps us going. But farmers are right.

From the Loganville farm, I bought burgundy beans, eggplant, patty pan squash, and Nero radishes: (more…)

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Saturday 5/29, I went to the opening of Farmers’ Fresh indoor market. It’s in downtown Carrollton just off the square and is open four days a week:

  • Tuesdays 10-6
  • Thursdays 10-2
  • Fridays 10-6
  • Saturdays 8-2

The market has beautiful, fresh, local produce… (more…)

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Last Saturday I went to the Cotton Mill Farmers’ Market in downtown Carrollton. It wasn’t very busy because of the holiday weekend, so even though I was late I still got some nice stuff.

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Holiday bazaar report

Saturday I went to a holiday market in Carrollton. There were crafts and other gifts, but I’m a food girl. And I’m starting to think it’s good that I don’t get to go to a farmers’ market very often – at least for my wallet’s sake. Everything looked so pretty and interesting! I wanted it all!

Here’s what I got. (more…)

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