“Happiness blooms from within” is the motto of one of the newest vendors at the Wiregrass Farmers Market. Lisa Biles of Lakeland, Georgia started selling market bouquets and fresh cut stems in June. Her business, The Flower Shed at Rolling Branch Farms. After taking a flower class, she decided to jump in head first, planted her first seeds on her own farm and was
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Brenda Spampinato uses her love of gardening, to create unique flower arrangements that she sells at the market every Saturday. She admits that she fell into being a vendor by accident. In October of 2017, Brenda was asked to help with the flowers at a wedding rehearsal dinner at her church. The request was for succulents in white pumpkins.
Kevin Walker and his wife, Adrian, have been market vendors since it opened. From Enigma, GA, the couple, along with their family, provide locally grown produce at the Wiregrass Farmers Market. Depending on what’s in season, you can find fresh peaches, tomatoes, “yellow-meat” watermelons, and plums, along with a variety of vegetables. Their favorite part about being a market vendor is meeting new customers,
Hickman Honey Company Rooted in south Georgia, Hickman Honey Company started as a hobby and quickly grew into a passion. Based out of Sycamore, John Hickman and his fiance, Randi, have been growing their bee business from the ground up. Today, Hickman Honey Company is home to more than a hundred bee hives. Their mission is to continue producing delicious, local, raw honey, while
Meet one of Wiregrass Farmers Market’s newest vendors, Leslie Bailey with bailey jams! Only in her first season at the market, Bailey is already a board member and actively involved in growing the market. What started as a hobby of making jams for family and friends, Leslie attributes her husband for encouraging her to start selling the tasty treats. All of her jams are
Upon retiring from the Airforce, Ernie Baldree was looking for ways to utilize his Granddaddy’s old farm in Irwinville, Georgia. He enjoys working with animals much more than gardening, so that is where he found his passion. Baldree has been a market vendor for 3 seasons at the Wiregrass Farmers Market. What is the farm name you might ask? Only fitting, “Granddaddy’s Farm”. You
If you have visited the Wiregrass Farmers Market recently, you’ve noticed some young faces behind the table selling produce, breads, sweets, and more. The farmers market allows even the youngest entrepreneur a chance to hone their skills. Two of the youngest vendors include Juliana, 15, and Haley, 12. What started as a garden for the family nearly 40 years ago, has become a small
If you are interested in being a vendor at the market, please download the forms and mail them in, we’d love to hear from you.
Last Call ‘Til Fall! Saturday, July 26 is our last summer market! Stop by the Wiregrass Farmers Market to stock up on locally made goat cheese, breads, vegan baked goods, fresh eggs, traditionally-baked pound cakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls and other treats such as granola. And of course, enjoy summers finest locally grown produce from tomatoes and peas to melons, beans, squash, herbs and more.
Shop the market and stay for ice cream! We are hosting a homemade ice cream social, this Saturday 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the market. The cost is just $2 per person! Toppings include fresh fruit and other items from our vendors.