Here are stories, photos and videos from the gatherings in Town Center Park.
Suwanee Farmers Market
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Varied vendors and patrons again are coming to Town Center Park in 2013.
The first fair-weather Saturday for the Suwanee Farmers Market in 2013 could've been called "popsicle" weather, which would be appropriate for a first-time vendor at the market. King of Pops features organic, handmade popsicles with flavors such as Chocolate Seesaw and Coconut Lemongrass. Founded in 2010 in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta, the business has branched out to farmers markets and festivals throughout the metro area. Harvey Daniels, who was manning the cart recently at Town Center Park, said about 10-12 King of Pops carts usually are working on a given weekend, and sometimes as many as 20. The website notes: King of Pops was conceived overlooking the beach in Central America many years ago. Three adventurous brothers, …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Wet, cool weather rules for the debut session of the twice-weekly gatherings.
When you earn your living outdoors, rain is part of the mix, according to David White of It Began With A Seed. "But not the commute," White, a veteran farmer, said Saturday morning during the 2013 debut session of the Suwanee Farmers Market. Rainy, cool weather ruled in Town Center Park, as just a handful of vendors and shoppers braved the scene. The farmers market is a "rain or shine" event, but participation and turnout obviously vary with the elements. The farmers market will meet on Saturday (8 a.m.-noon) and Tuesday (4-7 p.m.) through October. Revisit past farmers market highlights in our Topic Page. -- Do you plan to visit the Suwanee Farmers Market in 2013? Share your plans in the comments below.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The vendor-community gathering begins Saturday in Town Center Park.
Vegetables, granola, aromatic soaps ... and shoppers ... will begin gathering this Saturday (May 4) for the 2013 version of the Suwanee Farmers Market. The twice-weekly event will take place Saturday (8 a.m.-noon) and Tuesday (4-7 p.m.) through October 5 at Town Center Park, according to a city news release. Amy Doherty, events coordinator for Suwanee, says that vendors on Saturday have increased by about five from years past. She said they include King of Pops, which sells gourmet popsicles, locally roasted coffee, and many vendors with produce. It Began With a Seed, a longtime Suwanee Farmers Market vendor, will be returning. Also, beginning May 11, representatives from the Gwinnett Cooperative Extension will be on hand every other …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Two ways to get fresh ingredients and ready-made meals begins this weekend in Suwanee.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A key meeting and deadline is near. The twice-weekly markets begin in May.
The popular Suwanee Farmers Market is gearing up for its 2013 run, and those interested in participating must act soon. Vendor applications are due by Monday, March 18, and that will also be the date of the annual meeting at City Hall at 7 p.m., according to a city news release. The city normally receives more applications than can be accommodated by available vendor space. Some rules for vendors: All products sold at Suwanee markets must be grown or made by the applicant; no re-selling of goods is permitted. Also, vendors who sell products requiring state licenses must possess current licenses issued by the appropriate agencies. Farmers who can provide fresh produce as well as vendors with other items -- such as jams, breads, honey, meat …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
A review of key happenings in and around the city. Add your own.
Friday, October 5, 2012
The gatherings at Town Center Park end on Saturday, Oct. 6.
As fall continues, so ends the Suwanee Farmers Market. The community event at Town Center Park ends its 2012 run on Saturday, Oct. 6. This year, there were cupcakes with an unusual twist and mushrooms on toilet paper. So it's time to take a look back at some of the people and goods that highlighted this year's market gatherings. What were your favorite moments at the Suwanee Farmers Market in 2012? Tell us the comments below.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Storms and drought are both being felt.
There has been a lot of rain in Suwanee lately, yet there's still talk of a drought. And both were topics of conversation recently at the Suwanee Farmers Market. So how is the weather affecting some of the vendors at the market? Depends on who you talk to. "Rain is the problem now," said David White of It Began With A Seed farm in Lula. "Fungus thrives in hot, moist weather." Of the so-called drought conditions, he said it's not a problem "if you have irrigation. If you're going to grow seriously, you've got to have irrigation." Joua Moua, who grows her products at her residence in Commerce, said drought conditions mean that she is getting "less (crops) than I normally get." She estimated that she's getting about 50 percent less growth. …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A Suwanee Farmers Market vendor has a tradition that goes back centuries.
There's a touch of "Green Acres," the old TV sitcom, at work at the Suwanee Farmers Market. Ed Nance, who operates Hog Mountain Farm between Buford and Flowery Branch, has been farming for four years, and has a family farming tradition that dates to 17th century England. -- What do you enjoy most about the Suwanee Farmers Market? Tell us in the comments below. His partner in Suwanee, Patty Cross of Norcross, grew up on a farm in Kentucky but now says, "I like the city life." They also are partners for ballroom dancing. Now they sell their crops in Suwanee and Cumming. The farm is 13 acres, but Nance says "I don't know" how many varieties of vegetables he sells -- more than a dozen, he estimates. It's a very folksy operation in Suwanee. …