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Fresh Taste of Summer

by Mary Jane McCall

No need to wait any longer for the fresh tastes of summer, simply spend Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the Locally Grown on the Green farmers market at the Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road in Cashiers.

Here you can find fresh vegetables and so much more at this unique “producer only” market where vendors from within a 125-mile radius must grow or produce all of the products they sell. It’s always fresh and always local.

This community market, sponsored by the Village Green of Cashiers, provides residents and visitors alike with a wide selection of locally sourced food in one convenient location. Colorful, flavorful locally-grown fruits and vegetables are plentiful, but there is also a wide selection of other fresh foods, including eggs from free range chickens, and naturally-sourced meats, including grass fed poultry, sausage, bacon, certified angus beef and locally-sourced fish. Natural dairy products, including goat cheese and butter, are also available, as are an abundance of natural, homemade foods and treats. Stock up on freshly baked breads, homemade granolas, jams, jellies, and delicious dips. Don’t forget to set your table with a dazzling bouquet of fresh flowers.

Local vendors on hand include The Backwoods Bakery (Bread, Sweets & Treats); Carringer Farms (Produce, Jams & Jellies); Deal Family Produce (Produce, Eggs, Jams & Jellies); Durm Family Farm (Pork); Idle Hands Farms (Lamb); Iron Duff Farms (Heirloom Produce); Little Flowering Mountain (Heirloom Flowers); My Sister’s Garden (Dahlias & Handwoven Baskets); Pineapple Sage Farm (Herbs, Spices, Teas and Plants); Posey Hollow Farm (Produce, Pickled Products, Mushrooms-In Season); Sacred Mountain Herbals (Natural Herbal and Botanical Products); Six Chicks Soapworks (Soap); and, Spinning Spider Creamery (Goat Cheese).

Taste the difference that locally grown makes and enjoy an afternoon outdoors at the Locally Grown on the Green Farmers Market, Wednesdays from 3:00 until 6:00 P.M.

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