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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Don't miss The Farmers Market at the Greenway 1/19

Let's see....I need buttermilk, lots of mushrooms, kale and eggs this week.  Can't wait for Saturday!

 Farmers Market at the Greenway coming this Saturday, Jan. 19

Milledgeville, Ga. – Boost your new year’s resolution to eat healthier with a trip to the Farmers Market at the Greenway Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Your favorite middle Georgia farmers and producers will be there offering the best locally and sustainably grown food in town. Our devoted Middle Georgia farmers are bringing their freshest winter produce and mushrooms; pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, goat, chicken, and eggs; hormone-free and antibiotic-free dairy products; hearth-baked artisan breads and other baked goods; and handcrafted jams, jellies, and preserves.

For those embarking on a healthier (and greener) lifestyle, the market will be the place to stock up on seasonal vegetables and meat.

"Despite what many think, winter in middle Georgia is a great time to eat fresh, local food!  Our mild winters allow vegetable growers to grow an abundance of fresh tasty greens and root crops,” said Bobby Jones of Babe + Sage farms.” In addition, fresh artisan breads, handmade jams and jellies and pasture-raised meat and eggs are available from local farms all year."

This week as a fundraiser, the market will sell burlap shopping bags made from repurposed goat feed bags.  The bags are $10 each and were made by market volunteers and farmers. Proceeds will benefit the growth of the Farmers Market at the Greenway.

Vendors scheduled to attend the market include:
•Babe + Sage Farm
•The Little Farm
•Fort Creek Farm
•Elm Street Gardens
•Three Centuries Farm
•East Georgia Produce
•Southern Swiss Dairy
•Forest Grove Farm
•Sparkleberry Market Garden
•Evergreen East Farm
•Barker Farms
            •Sparta Imperial Mushrooms

The Farmers Market at the Greenway will continue on the third Saturday in January, February, and March before going weekly this spring! Follow the market on Facebook, and be sure to sign up for email alerts at the market information table.

Anyone interested in become more involved, be sure to stop by the market table for more info.  The Market needs volunteers to help run the market table, set up and take down signs on the day of the market, help with promotion, marketing and fundraising, The Market also seeks entertainers and sponsors of other market-day activities for shoppers of all ages. If you love your farmers and want to give back, please stop by the market table to learn how at the market next Saturday!

The Oconee River Greenway Authority is the sponsor of this market, which is free and open to the public. The Greenway is located off Hancock Street (Highway 22) at the River Bridge. The entrance is clearly marked by signs.
For more information about the Holiday Market on the Greenway, call 478-387-4916.


About the Oconee River Greenway Foundation: The Oconee River Greenway offers Milledgeville and Baldwin County a safe place to walk, jog, or bicycle and relax while conserving one of middle GA's greatest natural resources, the Oconee River.

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