Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Milledgeville Market Information

Saturday Farmers Market in Milledgeville presents local, farm-fresh, seasonal food!

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean there isn’t an abundant supply of local, farm-fresh, seasonal produce, meat, eggs, bread and dairy products available to residents of the Milledgeville community as well as those living in surrounding counties.

This Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon, the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church on Wayne and Greene streets in Milledgeville will be filled with an assortment of farm-fresh, nutritious and delicious foods, courtesy of a new farmers market opportunity.

The market, which opened the winter season on Jan. 14 as a huge success, will host 12 local vendors from within 100 miles whose farms and businesses are dedicated to providing nutritious and sustainable products.

Scheduled for Second Saturdays in the winter and weekly after the Grand Opening on April 14, this market is a partnership between First Presbyterian Church, The Milledgeville Community Garden Association, and Live Healthy Baldwin.

Come sample, browse and meet the folks who are passionate about bringing their products directly to you! A list of this week’s goodies and the vendors include:

Three Centuries Farm: free-range eggs, pastured pork including bone-in and boneless pork chops, Boston Butt, picnic shoulder, ham hocks, sausage (links, patties and ground)

Salamander Springs Farm: mustard greens, salad mix, green onions, kalamata olive bread, apple butter, strawberry jam, potted perennials, herbs and edibles

The Little Farm: apple jelly, apple butter, lavender jelly, lavender cookies, fresh-milled bread, turnips, beets, salad mix, bunching onions, spinach, broccoli, kale, radishes

Fort Creek Farm: grass-fed ground beef, roasts, steaks, soup bones and dog bones

Babe & Sage Farm: artisan bread, free-range eggs

Vesterfield Farm: salad greens, carrots, collards, cabbage, green pepper jelly, kale, homemade cakes

Elm Street Gardens: salad greens, collards, kale, chard, carrots, winter vegetables, and farm-fresh eggs

Southern Swiss Dairy: Milk (whole, 2%, skim, chocolate), buttermilk, heavy cream, 1/2 n' 1/2, ice cream (vanilla, chocolate and strawberry), salted and unsalted butter, Brown Swiss beef

Evergreen East: pork and lamb - all cuts available

Rocking Chair Ranch: T-bone and rib-eye steaks, filet, ground beef

Flat Creek Lodge
: 13 varieties of artisanal cheese

Tink's Beef: variety of grass-fed beef and pastured pork cuts

Join your friends and neighbors this Saturday at the market, located at First Presbyterian Church, 210 South Wayne St., Milledgeville, Georgia.

For more information, call (478) 414-6433.

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