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Holistic Healthfulness at the Mulberry Street Market

This week at the Mulberry Street Market, patrons will be able to get free blood pressure screenings and tips on healthy living from Mid GA Ambulance. 

Staff and the ambulance will be on site to provide the screenings and perhaps entertain the kids as well. 

With screenings and local fruits and vegetables, the Mulberry Street Market is definitely the healthiest place to be on Wednesday afternoon. 

The vendors this week will be providing tomatoes, greens, melons, flowers, jams, jellies, baked goods, and grassfed meats. 

The Mulberry Street Market takes place Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. in Downtown Macon in front of the Grand Opera House. It is co-sponsored by the City of Macon, Macon Roots, and Community Health Works. 

Wacky Wednesday is back at Mulberry Street Market

It's that time again, Downtown Macon!

This week, the Mulberry Street Market is inviting all families to come on down an enjoy some kid friendly fun and quality, local food. 

Ms. Cinnamon Bun the clown and Scruff McGruff will be on hand to entertain the kids, and the best collection of farmers around will be providing the healthful foods. 

Many of the foods will be kid favorites, such as sweet berries, muscadines, watermelons, honey sticks, cookies, brownies, and everyone's favorite ice cream. 

Your family's dog will also be able to find a special treat this week as we are proud to announce the addition of a local, vegan dog treat baker to the market's repertoire. 

Meat makes a statement at Mulberry Street Market

While the hallmark of the farmers' market may always be the tomato, the Mulberry Street Market is proud of its other signature items as well. 

Since the first week of the Mulberry Street Market, Maconites have had the experience of purchasing local, hormone free, grass fed beef and pork. While market-goers were skeptical at first, the familiar sight of Hunter Cattle Co and Evergreen East Farm (specializing in pork) have become signatures of the success of the market. 

Market organizers like to joke that the market is truly full service, as it is only place in town you can get a fresh, all local BLT (that is, if you don't take mayonnaise). 

Both vendors have had luck in providing meat to local restaurants, most notably the Rookery, who has started "Locavore Thursdays" offering specials using products bought at the Market the day before. 

Last week the market welcomed two new meat vendors.

Mulberry Street Market to Feature Farm Friends

This week you will be able to find more than just fresh produce straight from the farm. 

Vendors at the Mulberry Street Market will bring small farm animals to market for kids (of any age, of course) to pet and learn about. 

Robin Dunaway of Greenway farms says she will be bringing Sugar, a goat, who is every bit as sweet her name. Sugar is in part responsible for some of Greenway Farms products which include goat milk soap. 

Along, with Sugar, other small animals including a rooster and a turtle will be on display and vendors will be at the ready to answer any questions patrons may have about the animals. 

While the animals may steal some of the spotlight this week, fresh foods are always the star of the show. The usual bounty of tomatoes, okra, greens, peaches, herbs, pork, beef, and baked goods will be available. Fresh local watermelon will also be making its Market debut this week. 

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Premiere Wacky Wednesday at Mulberry St. Market

--Submitted by Davis Farms

 

Wed. July 13 the Mulberry Street Market will be celebrating Farm Animals with our Premier Wacky Wed. event for children. The event will feature a friendly goat named Sugar. Local farmer Ms Robin Dunaway, of Greenway Farms in Roberta, GA will be bringing Sugar, a nanny goat with a sweet disposition. “She just wants you to love and adore her” explained Ms Dunaway. With soft fur and medium build, Sugar will be a great way for parents to introduce young children to farm animals. 

Texas Pete is another farm animal that will be visiting the market. He is a rooster with quite a reputation. “Texas Pete is the sweetest rooster you ever could meet” said Pete’s farm mom, Ms Amy Bean of The Little Farm in Gray GA. “You can scratch him under his chin and he almost purrs like a cat” she continued. Henry the Turtle will also make a visit.

 

The Mulberry Street Market

Here you can see the Mulberry Street Market variety.