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HoneyBee

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Posted - 10/23/2006 :  10:52:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would like to see a local farmer's market put in. I would love to have a place to buy fresh vegetables and handmade crafts items to sell.

Several small towns even have a parking lot where people set up on Saturdays to sell their produce and products. It would be a great way to support the local farmers and people.

I wonder what you would have to do to get somthing like this set up, any ideas??

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spam4einstein


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Posted - 10/23/2006 :  12:20:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I couldnt agree more. We so need a place like this, even of its only a weekends thing. Ive thought about holding one in my parking lot, but folks would have to park on the square as my lot isnt big enough for stands and parking.

So how about this, anyone want to rent a spot in my lot on weekends for $7?

See, now we have a farmers market in Blairsville. LOL! All we need are vendors now.

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puddin pop

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Posted - 10/23/2006 :  12:25:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think this is a really good idea but I wouldn't want it to be too flea markety.

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daughterofconfederate

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Posted - 10/23/2006 :  12:29:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fosters old Fruit Stand out 129 S of the Gainesville Hwy.. we stopped in there on the way to doctors appts.. and they have a nice selection and variety... yes, I think this is a great idea... Honeybee.. glad ya posted this.. farming has all but slowed here hasnt it?

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a teach


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Posted - 10/23/2006 :  12:57:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Blairsville folks could do what Murphy and other little towns do on Saturday morning. People sell knitted items, honey, jams, jellies, homemade cakes and pies, eggs and fresh veggies from little tables they bring and set them up on the sidewalk. I love farmer's markets.

I'm sure there is an area that wouldn't charge vendors. Talk to people who are on the downtown revitalization committee for starters.

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HoneyBee

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Posted - 10/23/2006 :  3:10:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have sold homemade soap and honey at the Murphy one. It's really nice and free.

I agree no flea market type stuff but homegrown veggies and handcrafted items.

spam4einstein I am not sure where you are on the square but it would be a great idea.
Also, noone used the new courthouse parking lot on the wekends. After all as tax payers it belongs to us :)

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spam4einstein


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Posted - 10/23/2006 :  5:07:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its a small gravel parking lot about 80 feet x 40ft. directly across from the former dos geckos restaurant.

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HoneyBee

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Posted - 10/23/2006 :  8:13:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Einey, might be something we can work on next year. It's seems to be a little cold now. But I believe alot of people would be interested as long as it didn't turn into a flea market.

I am sure we could get a couple of local businesses to verbally back it.

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