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Friday, April 20, 2012

Fall Line Farmers Market is now WEEKLY!

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Issue 3
April 2012
Fall Line Farmers Market
Dear Ginger,

Rain or shine, Fall Line Farmers Market is excited to be open for our second Saturday of weekly operation! 
Our Grand Opening was a big success and we cannot wait to continue to grow in the MIlledgeville communiy, thank you to our board member Courtney Tollison and the Chamber of Commerce for organizing the ribbon-cutting festivities for us. We  would also like to thank Andy Adams, Tom Hicks, Sandra and T.P. Hollomon for playing live music for us all to enjoy! Our appreciation also goes out to the local colleges, Georgia College for donating resuable shopping bags and conducting a health expo concerning diabetes, and to Georgia Military College for graciously allowing our farmers to set-up shop in their parking lot. If you did not have a chance to test drive the total-electric, sustainable Nissan Leaf that Children Nissan bought out be sure to check out their website for more information. We geatly appreciate all the support the community has showed us in helping get the word out about Milledgeville's newest farmers market, especially Z97.7 for coming to our Grand Opening, and The Union Recorder and Baldwin Bulletin for providing front-page coverage. We would also like to thank all of our amazing farmers and producers, especially Megan Fowler from Three Centuries Farm for sharing her artistic talent and creating our grand opening posters. Also, to Chelsea and Bobby from Babe & Sage farm for having the vision to make this a weekly Saturday event to benefit the entire community and middle Georgia.  We are excited to become a part of this wonderful community!

Rachel Rivera
Fall Line Market Manager

Second Saturday Potluck Dinner 

Last Saturday Kim Joris hosted the first monthly "Second Saturday Potluck", a partnership between Folksart and Fall Line Market to promote community cohesiveness. Shop at the Fall Line Farmers' Market in the morning, create a dish from your fabulous farmers' market finds, and bring the dish and the recipe to share at The FolksArt! The picture above features sausage from Three Centuries, lettuce from Babe and Sage Farm, and strawberries from Elm Street Gardens. Don't miss out on the next "Second Saturday Potluck"!


Date: Saturday, May 12th


Time: 6pm to 9pm


Location: The FolksArt
 108 W. Hancock  Downtown Milledgeville!


For more information, contact Kim at or call 828-557-6954.
Week's Featured Farmer!

Southern Swiss Dairy Farm offers natural and hormone free dairy products. This family operated facility takes pride in the freshness of their products. Owners Ginny and Jimmy Franks have been selling their dairy products since they began dairy farming in 1992. Dairy farming has been a part of both their families for generations. The Franks decided to carry on the family tradition by continuing to sell quality dairy products to the public.


Southern Swiss Dairy Farm ensures customers that the milk is bottled and processed the same day the cow is milked. "Our dairy milk is predominantly from Brown Swiss Cows," Jimmy Franks said. "Brown Swiss Cows are unique to the south and we have the largest herd in Georgia."


Southern Swiss Dairy Farm will be selling more than just milk products at the Fall Line Farmers Market. "We will be selling our raised Brown Swiss beef and will have ground beef, T-bone steaks, sirloin steaks, roasts, cubed steak and rib eyes," Franks said. "Our chickens are increasing their egg production and we will be selling our fresh brown free-range eggs." The farm will also be selling hand-made butter, homemade premium ice cream offered in many different flavors and a variety of Flat Creek Lodge cheeses.


Visitors interested in taking a tour of the farm should call ahead to schedule an appointment with Ginny Franks at (706) 803-3937. The farm is located off highway 56 just south of Waynesboro, Georgia. For more information on Southern Swiss Dairy products visit

Article Written by: Cate Callahan

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Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

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