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Wiregrass Farmers Market opens next week


Fresh local produce, delicious jams and jellies, will be available to customers of the Wiregrass Farmers Market April 5, at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

The Festival includes a Fiddlers Jamboree, performing chickens at the Poultry Palace and a chance to plow the Museum's new mule, Betsy Ross.

There will also be a Tifton Fire Department truck at the site for children to explore as well as a workshop for adults on making carpenter bee traps. Along with the freshest locally grown vegetables and fruits purchased directly from the friendly farmers who grew them, Market customers can stock up on cold-pressed, non-GMO oils made with sunflower seeds, peanuts, or pecans by Oliver Oil Farms.

Freshly made local honey will be available for purchase, along with delicious baked goods, vegan pastries, and a variety of gluten-free baked items. Artisan breads, cinnamon rolls, cookies, and granola made with freshly ground whole wheat will be once again offered by the Reed Family Farm. From moon sand to play dough, parents will find a variety of natural, non-toxic and handmade toys for their children.

Hand-crafted soaps made with local goats' milk, a variety of sugar herb scrubs, and free-range eggs from happy hens will be offered at the Market weekly. Unique, natural and handmade crafts such as wooden bowls and jewelry will also be available. Market hosts are in the process of securing a vendor for locally raised grass-fed beef, chicken, and pork.

A Market Mixer featuring local music, food and games is planned for April 12 at the Museum's Wiregrass Opry Barn to officially kick off the Market season. Tickets for the Mixer will be available for sale at the Market or can be ordered by e-mailing wiregrassmarket@gmail.com

Market hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Customers can enter through the Country Store.

Museum admission is not necessary to visit the Market.

The Market is scheduled to remain open every Saturday through the final Saturday in October except for a break during the entire month of August.


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