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Summer season brings your favorite produce to the Mulberry Street Market

All of the fresh tastes of Summer will be in full force at the Mulberry Street Market this week. 

Produce ranging from ripe tomatoes, lettuces, squashed, greens, blueberries, and sweet Georgia peaches will be available at the market this afternoon from 4-7 in Mulberry Street Park across from the Grand Opera House.

The produce will be complemented by fresh baked goods, grass-fed meats, local dairy, and potted plants to start your own garden. 

The market, which is a partnership between Macon Roots, Community Health Works, and the City of Macon, has grown each week in terms of number of vendors and range of products offered. Customers will be able to find something new each time they visit the market along with all of the healthy staples that come from farmers in Middle GA. 

This is also the second week that customers will be able to use debit, credit and EBT cards at the market.

Markets now accepting debit, credit, and EBT!

Markets now accepting debit, credit, and EBT!

Community Health Works announces that credit cards, debit cards and EBT cards will now be accepted at Macon’s Mulberry Street Market and Warner Robins International City Farmers Market.

Market patrons can visit the Community Health Works table where cards will be swiped and redeemed with tokens accepted by vendors. For those who are using EBT cards as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, i.e. SNAP, every dollar token will be doubled in value by a grant from Wholesome Wave Georgia (Double Value Coupon Program), which benefits both small food producers and vulnerable consumers in Macon and Warner Robins by making wholesome, locally grown food more accessible.

This new system will debut at the Mulberry Street Market, from 4 to 7 p.m., in front of the Grand Opera House, on Wednesday, June 29, and at the International City Farmers Market, on Thursday, June 30, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the SW corner of Watson Blvd. and S. Davis Dr.

 

Photos: Mulberry Street Market

Photos: Mulberry Street Market

As you know by now, Mulberry St. Market is happening Wednesdays in downtown Macon right in front of The Grand Opera House.

I decided it was time to finally check it out for myself (and 13WMAZ, of course).

I found everything from goat's milk soap to peach icecream to eggs to flowers and of course vegetables and fruit.

The Market takes place weekly from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

See the full slideshow from my adventures.

Mulberry St. Market Today!

Today the Mulberry Market in Downtown Macon features Deer Creek Farms in Forsyth, Dickey Farms in Musella, Davis Farms in Roberta, The Little Farm in Gray and the Evergreen East Farm in Jeffersonville.

The Mulberry St. Market is happening from 4-7 p.m. today, Wednesday.

Not only will you find produce, you can find beef, baked goods and jellies.

If you take photos, e-mail them to us at whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

 

On a typical warm sunny day, you may find yourself driving your car with the windows down while your dog is peering out the window – wind blowing in his face.  This may appear to be harmless however, it is not safe practice.

While we all love to see the shiny nose of a dog sticking out of a car window, the reality is that your pet's eyes could be injured by debris and other dirt in the air. Moreover, a passing squirrel or another dog or cat could prompt your pet to jump out of the window – a serious and often fatal mistake.

Summertime means vacation and road trips with friends and family. Taking your pet along for the ride could make vacation memories all the more special. Here are some tips on traveling with your pet that will help get your vacation off to a great start.

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

 

On a typical warm sunny day, you may find yourself driving your car with the windows down while your dog is peering out the window – wind blowing in his face.  This may appear to be harmless however, it is not safe practice.

While we all love to see the shiny nose of a dog sticking out of a car window, the reality is that your pet's eyes could be injured by debris and other dirt in the air. Moreover, a passing squirrel or another dog or cat could prompt your pet to jump out of the window – a serious and often fatal mistake.

Summertime means vacation and road trips with friends and family. Taking your pet along for the ride could make vacation memories all the more special. Here are some tips on traveling with your pet that will help get your vacation off to a great start.

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Please follow these guidelines to protect your companion animal when the mercury rises.

*Overheating can kill an animal. Never leave an animal alone in a vehicle, since even with the windows open, a parked car, truck or van can quickly become a furnace. Parking in shade offers only very short term protection, as the sun shifts during the day. When traveling, carry a gallon thermos filled with fresh, cold water.

 *Don't force your animal to exercise after a meal in hot, humid weather. Always exercise him in the early morning or in the evening.

 *In extremely hot weather, don't leave you dog standing on the street, and keep walks to a minimum. He is much closer than you to the hot asphalt, and his body can heat up quickly. His paws can also burn, since they are not protected by shoes.