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Offline Mike GadgetGeek Stock

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Snellville Farmers Market
« on: June 05, 2010, 11:20:07 AM »


First day today, and it was packed..  way too few produce vendors and a few two many crafts vendors but I realize it is the first day.  I shot a bunch of pics and have some good ideas to pass along.  If today is an indicator, it will be a success..

I wish they had more produce vendors and some local chicken vendors..

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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 12:52:29 PM »
Nature's Harmony Farm should be there with meats. Check their website they may only be there once a month or something similar.  Search their blog actually that's where they would have posted that info.

Update from their website: "We will be at the new Snellville Farmers Market on the first and third Saturday of each month..."  I assume they were planning on being there today but who knows?
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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 05:48:32 PM »
Nature's Harmony Farm should be there with meats. Check their website they may only be there once a month or something similar.  Search their blog actually that's where they would have posted that info.

Update from their website: "We will be at the new Snellville Farmers Market on the first and third Saturday of each month..."  I assume they were planning on being there today but who knows?

There is a good buzz going on on Facebook about the opening day..   Vendors were overwhelmed..   They had a guy with a counter (I guess ? ), taking account of who was crossing the street by the "Green", they counted 900 by 10:30, and they were still coming in while I was there at about that time until 11:30 though most folks had slap run out of produce and bread and meat and things..

First day blues, a bit but gosh they got a huge turnout..   I'm thinkin, that if they get some more produce and make sure that the later crowd (in the Burbs) get a chance to buy some good things that this will be a big success for them.. ?

Natures Harmony Farm was there.   They are not that local though are they ?


I'll put some pics on Flickr in the next two days, I'm frazzled right now..     ::)

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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 05:57:13 PM »
Natures Harmony Farm was there.   They are not that local though are they ?

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I would say they are local... Elberton.  Put it this way, I certainly wouldn't go as far as calling them foreign. ;) It's about 45 minutes east of Athens, but (I'm guessing) there are relatively few poultry producers in the area that could supply enough poultry to go to a farmer's market and make a good impression.

According to Google maps Elberton is 85 miles from Snellville.  I'm not sure what the Snellville market requirements are, but for instance the Roswell market accepts vendors from within a 100 mile radius.

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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010, 06:35:58 PM »
Natures Harmony Farm was there.   They are not that local though are they ?

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I would say they are local... Elberton.  Put it this way, I certainly wouldn't go as far as calling them foreign. ;) It's about 45 minutes east of Athens, but (I'm guessing) there are relatively few poultry producers in the area that could supply enough poultry to go to a farmer's market and make a good impression.

According to Google maps Elberton is 85 miles from Snellville.  I'm not sure what the Snellville market requirements are, but for instance the Roswell market accepts vendors from within a 100 mile radius.

Whooops, without looking I guessed that they were from out-of-state ?  And...  I'm not on the committee, I don't set the rules, I am just hoping they get good vendors.   I want this thing to succeed for very selfish reasons..

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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2010, 04:33:03 PM »

Good turnout at the market today.. we got Okra picked late yesterday afternoon, fresh tomatoes from Loganville, ripe enough to cook with the okra, good sweet corn, some pastries (that beam me up biscotti place has my attention), and a few other things that I have forgotten.


Nice day, not too hot, and possibly 2-3 thousand folks there by 10am..   It is finally at it's running capacity.  We should have bought bread there, but did not..   I'll post pictures later.. I didn't take too many ..  

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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2010, 05:26:22 PM »
This Snailtown, er ... Snellville market is pretty decent. Lots of grocery vendors and quite a few others of interest. I picked up some tomatoes, okra, corn and a cherry wood cutting board.

I also bought a 50 cent lemonade from some kid who's seems to have Gordon Gecko as his role model. The lemonade wasn't very good, but I appreciate the enthusiasm.  :D

Ran into GadgetGeek and Codepoet - which was good as I haven't seen them in a while.

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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2010, 06:43:15 AM »


Off to the market, I hope the King of Pops wagon is there, and that Beam me up Biscotti will have some delicious morsels.  I'm skipping Breakfast to be at the market early..
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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2010, 06:38:10 AM »


Off to the market...    Let's see what we will be a'fixin this week... ?

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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2010, 12:59:00 PM »


I got to the market a bit late but was surprised and delighted to see a fairly good crowd for this late in the season, some of the vendors only had a few things in their booths but they were selling right-along. 

I got some Long Beans
Squash
whole wheat rolls
potatoes

The end of this month will be the last official days of our Snellville market but I hear a few vendors may hang on if allowed until the end of November. 

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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2012, 06:32:38 AM »


First day of the 2012 season.. Meet me there.

I just love this market.

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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2012, 02:15:35 PM »


The last day of the Market this year, we went, I was/am sad.   I will go to Tucker Farmers Mkt. on Thursday or Sunday, but my old favorite is closed for the season.   We got some winter CSA forms to fill out from some local farmers that have large green houses, and we might do some of that.  We did buy some of that fantastic local Mozzarella, some wild Arugula, some mustard greens, and a few other things as parting shots to some favorite vendors. 

I do love me some Farmers Markets..

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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2013, 12:52:37 PM »


The last day of the Market this year, we went, I was/am sad.   I will go to Grayson Farmers Market on Wednesday eves and Tucker Farmers Mkt. on Thursday or Sunday, but my old favorite is closed for the season.   We did buy some of that fantastic local Mozzarella, some Mustard and Turnip greens, and some radishes, and a few other things as parting shots to some favorite vendors.

I do love me some Farmers Markets..

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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2014, 12:32:11 PM »


Great opening day for the market..     More, way more later..    No kidding, just the best market around..  many vendors sold out by 11:30, I wish I had a head count, a very, very busy market ..

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Re: Snellville Farmers Market
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2016, 09:02:17 AM »
Welp,
It has been a couple of day's or so since I turned left onto Main Street, or Hwy 78 from Scenic Hwy. Now, what do I see you ask?
I see some shenanigans going on across the street from the Snellville City Hall. It is where the Concert on the Green goes on, and most importantly where the Snellville Farmers Market has taken up occupancy during the market season!
Looks like the city has thrown the market and all other events under the bus.
Construction in progress.....
Wonder what it will be. A Taco Bell, a Waffle House, a Dollar Store???
Oh well.....
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