Tag Archives: Georgia Farmers Markets

William L. Brown Farm Market, Montezuma

This popular farm market was established as a roadside stand by William L. Brown and his wife, Debra, in 1966. The family continues to operate it today and it has earned landmark status with locals and travelers alike. A second market is now open in Columbus. Visit their website to check on what’s available at any given time.

You’ll probably meet Molly when you’re here. She’s very friendly but mostly likes to just hang out and watch the customers.

Known for its peaches (and peach ice cream, and beans), it features a wide variety of seasonal local produce.

I generally only like the heirloom tomatoes my father grows, but these weren’t bad.

I visited recently with my parents and we bought some late Elbertas, and of course we had to have the peach ice cream. It’s homemade and really should not be missed, no matter when you drop by.


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Filed under --MACON COUNTY GA--, Montezuma GA

Rudy’s Happy Patch Market, Americus

Happy Patch Market Nursery Local Produce Americus GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Full of beautiful flowers, landscape plants and fresh local produce, Rudy’s is a wonderful example of community revitalization and involvement. Adjacent to Rees Park, it’s operated in conjunction with the Perry Wellness Center, an advocacy and employment organization assisting those with mental health issues live better lives. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Happy Patch Market Nursery Local Produce Rees Park Americus Georgia Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Filed under --SUMTER COUNTY GA--, Americus GA

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot, Iron City


Iron City’s old ACL Depot was moved to its present location on US Highway 84 at least forty years ago by Robert Emory Trawick; it has served as a feed warehouse and as The Peach Depot.


Chip Jones writes: Mr Trawick is a real trip and I wanted to do a story on him, but haven’t. The last time I saw him was 2009. After he had purchased the depot and moved it to old U.S. 84, the DoT came through with plans for the Wiregrass Parkway. The state financed moving the depot building again, away from the right-of-way for the parkway. Mr. Trawick joked that he actually made a good profit for all his efforts to move the historical depot building without the profits from his vegetable stand. His peach trees are recognized as being the southernmost peach orchid in the east. He also grows tomatoes and several varieties of cantaloupes. The last I knew, Mr. Trawick had taken the stand over and was managing it again after a couple of years of subletting.  Chip noted that this information was a couple of years old


Filed under --SEMINOLE COUNTY GA--, Iron City GA