One of the last markets held in downtown Woodstock this season will spotlight fall gardens, both ornamental and food producing.
Colorful seasonal (and edible!) plants will be available from Etowah High School FFA (Future Farmers of America). Flats of colorful Pansies, Violas, Snapdragons, Ornamental Cabbages and Kale will be sold to benefit the club.
Jeannie Ross of Ross Berry Farm and Apiary will be there with bees to talk about beekeeping, pollinating and the benefits of fresh locally produced honey.
For those with questions about keeping chickens at home, Nichelle Stewart of Rockin’ S Farm will be available to share information about care, feeding and egg harvest. She will have one or two of them to show as well.
Other members of Farm Bureau will be on hand to help with questions about fall gardens, canning/preserving and how to prepare seasonal meals.
This week’s harvest will include sweet potatoes, field peas, fresh local honey, hydroponic lettuce and kale, sweet peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, fresh oriental vegetables, flowers and more.
There will be plenty of delicious cupcakes, jams and jellies, breads, herbs and flavored oils. There will also be a limited amount of freshly ground grits made from locally grown heirloom corn.
Specially blended hot Sauces, handmade soaps, natural cosmetics and other handcrafted items are also available at this market.
Woodstock Farmers Market is located at the intersection of Towne Lake Parkway and Main Street in Woodstock from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Market is presented by the Woodstock Downtown Development Association.