Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Marley Bridges conducted a study on farmers' markets.
Marley Bridges, a sixth-grader at Tucker Middle School, won a Best in Economics, Class I award at the recent Georgia Social Studies Fair. Her project was titled What are the Economic Effects of Farmers' Markets in Georgia. She used her love of the Tucker Farmers' Market and her time volunteering there for Seth Hancock of Dillwood Farms as inspiration. Sarah Bridges, Marley's mother, sent Patch the following summary: Marley loves the idea of local people eating local healthy food. Her experience allowed her to talk with customers about the different vegetables Dillwood Farms sold. This included what they tasted like, the different ways you could prepare them and the healthy aspect of eating fresh local grown food. She was also exposed to …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The popular street market is mysteriously closed. Why?
Sherry's Produce, the famous market stand that's been selling merrily at the corner of Lawrenceville Highway and Brockett Road for 15 years, has not been open for business since at least Halloween. What's going on? Is this permanent? Attempts by Patch to contact the owners have so far failed. Their phone number just rings and will not accept voicemail messages. The place is deserted but it doesn't look like they just packed up and left... If anyone can shed some light on this, let us know! Related article on Tucker Patch: Positive People Selling Farm-Fresh Produce
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Green Market On Main invites a local church to sell barbecue.
The First Baptist Church of Tucker will be our non-profit this week. They will be selling barbecue to help support their missions. Come by to help support this worthy cause and pick up lunch/dinner, veggies and other great products from the market. Vendors* for week of Sept. 16th Calyroad Creamery David’s Garden & More… Jennifer’s Bamboo Sept 18 is World Bamboo Day: shop for Bamboo jewelry, vases and walking sticks/hiking poles – makes great gifts King of Pops Leilani’s Garden Mill Creek Spice Nazifa’s Bakery TaylOrganics Music by Jack Boyton! Look for special activities coming up Sept. 30 and Oct. 28! See you Sunday! *Run short of cash at the market? Many of the vendors take credit cards.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Join us Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
It’s a great time to buy some of that food for your Labor Day cookout or picnic! Want to see what to do with that Kudzu? Come watch a basket-making demonstration by a Bhutanese family from Clarkston. Dekalb Medical Center (DMC) in partnership with the Old Town Tucker Merchant’s Association and the Green Market on Main will be back this week with their reusable bags and a new recipe or two. Vendors* for week of September 2nd Calyroad Creamery Dances with Bees Guerrico-Hatch Family Hydroponically-grown curly red leaf, green leaf and green butterhead lettuce and basil Jennifer’s Bamboo King of Pops Kyra’s Creations Mill Creek Spice New this week Sugar and Spice, Herb Salt, and Ancho Rub Nazifa’s Bakery TaylOrganics Pears, peaches, figs, …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Sunday's event on Main Street starts at 10 a.m.
Joining us this week are Girl Scouts from the Tucker area. Bring your daughters and granddaughters to find out more about scouting and to support this wonderful organization! Sunday's Green Market on Main goes on from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Vendors this week are: Calyroad Creamery Dances with Bees David's Garden and More.... Ellen Htwe Farm Garlic Clove Guerrico-Hatch Family King of Pops Mill Creek Spice Monicas's Handmade Bath & Body Mountain Earth Farms Natura Essential Oils Nazifa’s Bakery Pure Bliss Organics Red Cactus TaylOrganics Zocalo Salsas NEW vendor this week is Leilanis (Lettuces, Spinach, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Greens, Beets, Carrots, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Tomatoes as well as annuals, perennials, containers, Baskets, …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Green Market on Main gets a special mention in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
I don't know how many of you saw the AJC article "Straight from the Farm to the Table" but it was great to see the Green Market on Main specifically mentioned as 'other [Markets] notables definitely worth a visit.' This was in the Friday, July 13 edition (Go Guide). Thanks to our vendors and our community! Vendors* for week of July 22nd Calyroad Creamery David's Garden and More.... Ellen Htwe Farm Freshly Milled Breads Guerrico-Hatch Family Karen Fincannon Artworks King of Pops Mill Creek Spice Mountain Earth Farms Natura Essential Oils Nazifa’s Bakery One Screw Loose Pearson Farms Pure Bliss Organics Red Cactus Sharon Crumbley Studios TaylOrganics Zocalo Salsas *Run short of cash at the market? Many of the vendors take credit cards. …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Up to date list for Sunday.
Vendors* for Green Market On Main, Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m.. until 2 p.m. on Main Street in Tucker. Calyroad Creamery David's Garden and More.... Freshly Milled Breads Garlic Clove Happy Hogs Karen Fincannon Artworks King of Pops Mill Creek Spice Mountain Earth Farms Natura Essential Oils Nazifa’s Bakery One Screw Loose Pearson Farms Pure Bliss Organics Red Cactus Sharon Crumbley Studios TaylOrganics Zocalo Salsas Music by Ellis Magee Also, Monarchs across Georgia will be back this week. They will have plants for sale for your butterfly garden and crafts for kids. Hope to see you Sunday! *Run short of cash at the market? Many of the vendors take credit cards.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Old Town Tucker’s own farmer’s market Sundays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Main Street.
Several new vendors have been added to Green Market on Main. Not every vendor comes every week. If you want to sign up for the weekly market update which tells you which vendors will be there and any specials they might be having, let me know. Also, this Sunday, Monarchs across Georgia will be at the market. They’ll have milkweed for sale (the plant that Monarchs love) and some crafts for the kids. If you want to sign up for their educational outreach, they’ll be glad to help with that too. ** If you want to volunteer for the market or any of the Old Town Tucker events, please let me know. So there is a slight chance of rain for Sunday and it should be 10 degrees cooler than last Sunday – a wonderful July day in Tucker to come out to the …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Create an summer escape for friends by planning a creative menu and shopping local farmers' markets.
Friends and food help make the dog days of summer a little easier to manage. Although we don’t actually need a holiday to call upon friends to bring dish and drink, sometimes the barbecue basics -- hamburgers, slaw, potato salad, beans -- just get a little dull. Try a new twist on your next barbecue picnic. Grab a friend and make a plan. Take your favorite comfort foods cookbook, a great little entertainment guide (a friend recently gave me The Get ‘Em Girls’ Guide to the Perfect Get Together) or even the latest issue of Cooking Light or Everyday with Rachael Ray. Select recipes that create a picnic to remember from spritzers to dessert. Photo copy a recipe for each invitee, but let guests know that ingredient substitutions are welcome …