148 Old Smokey Rd.
Blairsville, GA 30512
2013 MARKET HOURS:
June 8 - October 26
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday - Trash and Treasures:
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Create your own scarecrow for display in Union County.
Welcome to Scarecrow-ville.
Other special events throughout the year will be posted as information becomes available.
OPEN RAIN OR SHINE During the market season
No Smoking and No Pets allowed at any time, under the roofed area of the Market.
Call (706) 439-6030 for more information about the new cannery.
See Cannery Updates here.
2013 Policies – UC Farmers Market
2013 Vender Application
Visit - Every Green Herb
By Janice Boling
Herbs, home remedies, aromatherapy, healthy recipes, glossary, and more!
See JoAnne's Archive for news, announcements, and other information.
The Union County Farmer's Market is located on Old Smokey Road near Home Depot in Blairsville, Georgia. Please note that the hours for the market (after opening day) will be from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. every Saturday, and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings (or until the farmers plum run out of goods to sell, whichever comes first!).
Union County produce & products
Union County takes pride in our agricultural roots. In 2007, County Commissioner Lamar Paris organized a committee to oversee the development of a local market that would give our growers, big and small, a place to sell their goods. It was decided that artisans, beekeepers to bakers and potters to painters, could also sell their handmade goods. So when we boast “Homegrown and Handmade”, you know that you are purchasing products that have been produced right here in this area!
Union County growers and artisans
The growers and artisans that sell at the market are remarkable folks. We want you to meet some of them and hear their story. We also provide a list of the participating growers & artisans with their contact information - just in case you can’t wait till market day to get your bushel of corn or a special handcrafted gift.
Cooking and storing fresh produce
There are those times that we just can’t believe how beautiful those beans look and we somehow find ourselves with a bushel of them. How many different ways can you fix beans? What do you do with a 10 pound cabbage? Check out our Recipe Page! We have recipes that compliment the current seasonal bounty of fruits and vegetables and also archive the recipes so you will be able to find them again, when you really need them.
UC Farmers Market photos
They say a picture is worth a thousand words – and we believe that capturing the many happy faces of all that attend the market speaks volumes for this community. So, check out our Photo Gallery and see who was at the market last week.
The Garden Song
Now, if you haven’t already done so, you may want to click that little player bar (near the top right of this page) to turn on the music. “The Garden Song” is recorded by a wonderful group of local musicians called Butternut Creek and Friends. You can read more about them on the About Us & Links Page.
Pulitzer Prize nominee
“Local” is everything to us here at the Farmers Market. Did you recognize the local farmer in the top banner? That’s a caricature of Byron Herbert Reece, one of Union County’s most famous farmers. Born in 1917, “Hub”, as he was nicknamed by his family, was raised on a farm, and later managed the land when his parents took ill. In 1950, he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his second published collection of poetry “Bow Down To Jericho”. It just seems fitting that this native son should represent both the local growers and the local artisans at Union County Farmers Market.
Working behind the scenes at UC Farmers Market
We’d like to share with you a little more about the folks behind the scenes that make the Farmers Market possible. If you click to our About Us & Links page, you’ll find a myriad of information, as well as contact information.
Until we meet again at the Market….have a great day!
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2013 Rack Card
Mickey Cummings with his new book All Around the Farm - for information call (706) 439-6030.
Exotic Food day at the Market - Favorite Recipes
Market and Green Bean Fesitval T-Shirts available in children's - adult 3X sizes and lots of colors - $10 each.
Our vendors sell lots of local produce depending on the season!
- Fresh Cut Flowers
- Sweet Corn
- Deer Corn
- Mustard Greens
- New Potatoes
- White 1/2 Runners
- Pole Beans