Foodies Flock to the Braselton Farmers Market

If you have a penchant for fresh produce blended with a fondness for supporting local farms, look no further than the Braselton Farmers Market. Returning to its popular summer hours, the Braselton Farmers Market will be open 4 to 7 p.m.

on Fridays from June 1st through August 17th. Each Friday, local farmers, bakers and merchants will sell their fresh fruit, produce and wares from tents set up on the patio of the historic Braselton Bros. Department Store building on Davis St. at Hwy 53 in Downtown Braselton. Consider yourself an aspiring chef? Then you’ll love making the 5-mile trek to the Market to select your fresh ingredients before returning to the gourmet kitchen of your home in Traditions of Braselton to concoct a mouthwatering masterpiece for the whole family to enjoy.

Some of the Braselton Farmers Market vendors you might meet from one week to the next include:

Aimee’s Bakery (Flowery Branch)

Specialties include: Brownies, lemon crinkles, snickerdoodles and oatmeal raisin cookies.

Best Friends Biscuits (Athens)

Specialties include: All-natural vegetarian dog treats.

Dahlonega Vegetable Farm (Dahlonega)

Specialties include:  Corn, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, peppers, carrots, snap peas, potatoes, eggplant, okra, basil, cilantro, lettuce, strawberries, parsley, radish, broccoli, cauliflower, watermelon, cantelope, beans, homemade ice cream, jams and jellies.

Enjoy Beekeeping and City Sprouts (Winder)

Specialties include: Honey and Microgreens.

Finch Creek Farm (Winder)

Specialties include: Certified Naturally Grown seasonal vegetables.

J&M Farm Delights (Braselton)

Specialties include: Breads, cinna-rolls, muffins, pasta, jams.

Krieg Family Farm (Commerce)

Specialties include: Fresh farm eggs.

Legacy Bakers (Lawrenceville)

Specialties include: Biscotti, loaf cakes, pound cakes, cream cheese butter pastries, granola triangles, macaroons, egg bread rolls.

Mama Bird’s Granola (Athens)

Specialties include: Dried fruit, granola, cookies, muffins, tamales, agua fresca.

Mike’s Comfort Foods (Loganville)

Specialties include: Stuffed cabbage, vegetable stuffed collards, pierogi with vegetable,

pierogi with beef kielbasa, beef and bean chili, and bread Pudding.

Mill Creek Spice Company (Dacula)

Specialties include: Spices, spice mixes, rubs, loose teas, fresh roasted coffee, oils and flavorings.

Presleys Farm & Garden (Maysville)

Specialties include: Beef and Pork.  Seasonal vegetables – tomatoes, corn, potatoes, squash, peppers, lettuce, cabbage, collards, okra, broccoli, kale, peas, bean.  Blueberries and melons.  Eggs.

Roberts Family Blueberry Farm (Clermont)

Specialties include: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, muscadines, a full line of vegetables including tomatoes, okra, squash and beans, etc., and a full line of their own syrups and dressings along with honey.

Sausage World (Lilburn)

Specialties include: Sausages inspired by recipes from around the world.

Tasteful Creations (Lawrenceville)

Specialties include: Gluten-free and traditional baked goods, jams and jellies.

Tickle Me Green Farm (Watkinsville)

Specialties include: Seasonal vegetables – tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers, beets, okra and herbs.

Yang Farm (Statham)

Specialties include: Mustard greens, spinach, kale, cilantro, curly mustard, pea shoots.

After August 17, the Braselton Farmers Market returns to a monthly schedule on the third Friday of each month from 4 to 7 p.m. To stay up-to-date on the latest Braselton Farmers Market news – including participating vendors in each market, be sure to “like” and follow the Braselton Farmers Market Facebook page.