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Farmers market now open
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Brothers Bennett Clark, 13, and Franklin Clark, 10, of Ridgeview Farm in Dawsonville were excited to bring their organic and pesticide-free produce to the first farmers market of the season May 4. - photo by Jessica Taylor
The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market opened for its second season May 4, offering locals a chance to buy fresh produce, honey and handmade products. Many familiar faces made their way to Veterans Memorial Park to set up shop, displaying richly colored cabbages and tomato plants. Gary Johnson, who has been farming for 15 years, was excited to be back for the second year. He had several different tomato plants, peppers and herbs ready to go home to be planted in someone’s gardens. He even had fresh eggs from his chickens. Tim Evans sat back in the shade and offered samples of his homemade honey. “I wish I had more. I’m almost out,” said Evans, who had a rough honeybee season this year.