Follow these tips for a fun and productive trip to your local market.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- jan leasure
Friday, July 22, 2011
Today’s Farmer’s Markets have become annual local weekly seasonal events where farmers GATHER to sell their products directly to consumers. My local market is an “every Thursday” event from Early June through October where local Midwest farmers sell everything from colorful fresh flower bouquets’ to cheese, honey and mountains of fresh tomatoes, Brussels spouts and of course my all time favorite, fresh cheese! Here how I make the most of my Farmer’s Market! 1. MAKE SURE YOU GO! I always plan to go then some things seem to suddenly out prioritize! Write it on your calendar as a “must do”! I find that attending the local Farmer’s Market is a relaxing break in my week. 2. BRING A FRIEND! I know—seems silly but it is nice to spend 20 minutes …
The Lawrenceville market opened its sixth season of "locally grown goodness" on Saturday, June 4 with a new location and a new program in place to make fresh, local foods more accessible to all residents.
The Lawrenceville Farmers' Market celebrated its opening day on Saturday, June 4 in a new location, the old police station on 20 South Clayton Street. "This is a great location for us. We've got more space and better visibility from the street," said Market Manager Sonny McBride. The market offers local, homegrown produce, grass-fed beef, free range poultry, dairy products, fresh eggs, baked goods, local handicrafts, natural pet treats, handmade soaps and lotions, jams, jellies, sauces, honey and more. According to McBride, the market, now in its sixth year, has nearly 40 vendors. Ten of those are produce vendors. "Ten produce vendors is a big deal. Most markets can't boast that," McBride said. New to the market this year is the EBT …
Comedy, art and fine food are on this weekend's agenda.
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- Kristi Reed
Thursday, January 20, 2011
1. Laugh Until Your Stomach Hurts. If laughter is the best medicine, then the Dacula Park Activity Building is the place to go for a cure this Friday night. The Belly Laugh Comedy Competition will feature PG-rated comedy for ages 13 and up. Prizes will be awarded for audience favorites. The laughs begin at 7 p.m. The Dacula Park Activity Building is located at 2735 Old Auburn Avenue in Dacula. Call 770-614-2060 for more information. 2. Help Beautify the Community. Do you love the smell of ground up cedar? Enjoy the sound of wood chippers? Then head out to Bethesda Park on Saturday morning for the 25th annual “Bring One for the Chipper” recycling event. Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful is seeking volunteers to help recycle Christmas trees for …