#SpringIntoFarmview for a Recap of Our Spring Harvest Festival
Goats, Grub, and Good Times, Galore!
Our vendors were so excited to join in the re-opening of our farmers market that sellers began setting up their tables as early as 7 am! By the time our Spring Harvest Festival began, the market was a jumble of activity. Curious visitors from across the state stopped to take a peek and get a bite to eat. Did we mention the fantastic array of samples seen at the event? We snacked on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from Uncle Steve’z Crazy Good Stuff and sipped a cup of Confidence from Biron Tea. Our familiar friends and crowd favorite Harrison Family Farm were also on hand, passing out samples of their famous balsamic vinaigrettes and Eudora’s chow-chow. We’re not ashamed to admit that we visited the boys at Revere Meat Co. several times for a bite of their New York Strip, or to Wicked Jack’s Tavern for samples of their Wicked Rum Cake!
Inside the grocery, shoppers were taking part in a scavenger hunt. They were hunting for the elusive Big Green Rooster, who had hidden out on products in the grocery. The lucky hunters would receive a Farmview Fresh prize. The winners were Laurie McDaniel and her husband, who bagged the bird near a bottle of BBQ sauce. The couple took home a Grill Prize Pack filled with Georgia Grown products.
Did We Mention the Live Music and Farmview Schoolhouse Demos?
Visitors might have come for the Farmers Market for the food and shopping, but they stayed for the multitude of events. First, guests enjoyed a jam and jellies demonstration from Lori Smith from Double L Ranch. She taught the crowds about pectin, proper canning techniques, and using fresh fruits. At the end of the demonstration, a taste test of Lori’s own strawberry jams was conducted. Guests tried a sample made with frozen fruit and one made with fresh and tried to delineate the difference. All the while, Swamp Rabbit Railroad serenaded the crowds with great music.
The highlight of our festival had to be the Breaking Down the Pig demonstration with Butcher Glenn Wellman. He and a few lucky guests ventured into the chilly butchery to learn how to properly carve a whole pig. Check out this awesome video!
Next up, the Happy Sole Cloggers jingle-tapped their way into our hearts. These high-stomping gals were a crowd favorite from our Grand Opening last year and we were so pleased they could join us again.
A Huge Thank You to All Who Participated
As the Spring Harvest Festival came to a close, our guests visited our Spring Photo Booth for one last souvenir. The kids were entertained too, with kids crafts and face painting from The Painted Pineapple. Did we mention our baby goats? Smokey and AppleJack entertained our visitors with their playful antics and finger-nibbles. It was a delightful day! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Spring Harvest Festival. We are so proud that you can experience the Farmview Difference. Thank you to our vendors as well, for your continued support.