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Farmers bring the market to the shoppers
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Runelle Williams buys peaches Friday from Tonya and James Fortenberry as caregiver Rosie Price looks on at Summer’s Landing at Limestone’s farmers market. The Fortenberrys sold tomatoes, peaches and Silver King corn from their Blairsville farm. - photo by NAT GURLEY

Residents of a local assisted living home didn’t have far to go Friday to shop in the area’s newest farmers market. Several area farmers, as well as craft and lotion businesses, set up in the parking lot of Summer’s Landing at Limestone for the first annual farmers market. The market was to let residents at the assisted living and memory care facility get the farmers market experience without the travel, said Life Enrichment Director Rachel Wallace.

“The residents loved it,” Wallace said. “Quite a few of them grew up on farms and it brings back good memories.”

The fresh produce was a bonus, as was making the public aware of Summer’s Landing, said Wallace, who at one point stood along nearby Limestone Parkway and waved motorists in. The farmers market will be back next summer, she said.