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Celebrate 48 years of the Hall County Farmers Market this June
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Cornelia resident Jay Parson, left, helps Frances White, from Gainesville, pick out honey Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the Hall County Farmers Market. - photo by David Barnes

Bringing locally grown produce to Hall County for 48 years is a feat worth celebrating.

Hall County Farmers Market welcomes the public to join in commemorating its 48th anniversary from 2:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 on the corner of Jesse Jewell Parkway and Interstate 985 in Gainesville.

The free event embraces the theme of the area’s past, present and future of farming.

Hall County Farmers Market 48th anniversary celebration

When: 2:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25

Where: 734 E. Crescent Drive, Gainesville

More info: hallcountyfarmersmarket.org or 404-433-2415

Linda Shubert, the board president of the farmers market, and Chris Arrington, owner of DoubleCakes by Chris, are coordinating the festivities.

Arrington said people can expect to see old farm equipment and tools from past decades, in addition to photographs from the farmers market’s earlier days.

“People should come out to visit and see what the city has done over the years for its residents,” she said. “It’s a place where people can get fresh, organic vegetables with no pesticides and no preservatives.”

The farmers market’s core group of artisans, bakers and farmers will sell their wares during the event. Arrington said special guests will attend including local mayors, Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies, State Rep. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville and Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville.

The event intends to provide a glimpse into Hall County’s agricultural past and offer educational takeaways for the kids through one-on-one interactions with farmers.

“I hope the community supports this the best that they can and have their children come be a part of it to see how vegetables and food come to be,” she said.

For more information about the Hall County Farmers Market’s 48th anniversary celebration visit hallcountyfarmersmarket.org or call Arrington at 404-433-2415.

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