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January 17, 2013

Greenway to host first farmers market

MILLEDGEVILLE — Area farmers will kick off the new year on the healthy foot as they collaborate to offer the community sustainably-grown foods at the first-ever Farmers Market at the Greenway this weekend.

“We were looking for a winter market, and the Greenway seemed like a great place to have it. The holiday market in December was really successful; we had over 250 people there. The overall idea was to come and get food and gifts for Christmas at the market; the concept was really great,” said Dr. Julia Metzker, organizer of the Greenway market. “We’re excited about our partnership with the Greenway; it’s a great space for the market. They’ve been incredibly supportive and they’re interested in becoming long-term partners with the market.”

Farmers from the middle Georgia area will be on site Saturday offering seasonal vegetables, meats and dairy products, including carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, goat, chicken, jams, jellies, yogurt, cheeses, milk, butter, eggs, artisan breads, scones and even some lettuce and baked goods.

“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 Farm. “In addition, fresh artisan breads, handmade jams and jellies, and pasture-raised meat and eggs are available from local farms all year.”

Vendors slated to attend Saturday’s market include The Little Farm, Fort Creek Farm, Babe + Sage Farm, Elm Street Gardens, Three Centuries Farm, East Georgia Produce, Southern Swiss Dairy, Forest Grove Farm, Sparkleberry Market Garden, Evergreen East Farm, Barker Farms and Sparta Imperial Mushrooms.

“All of the vendors in the market are all local growers. They’ve been in other markets around town, including the Tuesday market, and they’ve been selling in Milledgeville for over a year,” Metzker said. “It’s been great weather for growing vegetables this winter.”

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