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Local farmers market hits stride for summer
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A vendor sells onions, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and flowers in vases at the Amicalola Regional Farmers Market on June 2. - photo by Allie Dean Dawson County News
As the hot sun beamed down Friday afternoon, vendor Paula Alicea stood under a tent in the parking lot of the Dawsonville Tractor Supply with the heady scent of her handmade soaps in the air. Her products, which she sells under the moniker Poplar Ridge Specialty Soap, are made from local ingredients, natural products and natural essential oils in batches by her one-woman team. Alicea's most popular product is her ‘Quit Your Itchin' bar soap, which contains Jewelweed, a natural remedy for poison ivy.