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Just down the road, about 40 miles from rockstar farms, lies the quaint yet progressive small town of Athens, GA.  In recent years, Athens has quickly become known for its abundance of small local farms; farms that produce everything from fresh milled grains to grassfed beef, wild turkeys and just about every vegetable imaginable. A few short weeks ago a group of bicycling foodies got a unique oppportunity to visit, learn about and enjoy the fruits of labor from these farms – CNN was along for the ride.

On April 30th, 30 cyclists parked their cars at the UGA Poultry Center and tuned up their bikes for a 3-day, 100-mile ride to 7 farms.  The first day saw us at Woodlands Gardens where Celia showed us around their pristine intensively managed operation.  Next, we headed to Mills Farm for lunch and an introduction with Luke the mule, who plows the field and grinds the grits that Mills Farm is so famous for.  We ended Friday at Sundance Farm, greeted by the smiling faces of the Janosik family.  With approximately 35 miles under everyone’s belt, we were treated to a delicious meal prepared by Peter Dale of the National using produce harvested just feet from were it was served.  Everyone set up their tents and settled in for the night with roosters for alarm clocks. 

Read the entire article on the P.L.A.C.E. website

Read about our friends Ed and Kim Janosik at Sundance Farms (featured in the CNN video above)

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Nope, I am absolutely not talking about football.  Not that there is anything wrong with football, its just a little early in the year for that particular type of tailgating.  I am talking about  local tailgate markets where farmers and artisans come together to lay out their wares for purchase.  Tailgate markets are a wonderful way to suppport your local economy, purchase some of the absolute best produce and meats you could imagine and meet the people who grow and care for your food.

This year Rockstar Farms will be selling our produce at the Whistle Stop Farmers Market in Norcross every Tuesday from 4-7 beginning June 1.   We’ll even have the Tree Sound mobile solar rig and live music from our own Farmer Phatty on several dates including the opening day.  We hope you’ll come out and help support those hardworking farmers like us.

And if you are too far from the area or can’t make it on a Tuesday, I’ve listed some of our favorite tailgate markets in the area. Take a gander and make a plan to get to one of these amazing events.  We promise…you will LOVE it!

1. Whistle Stop Farmers Market in Norcross

Every Tuesday 4-7 beginning June 1  http://norcrossfarmersmarket.com/

2. Morningside Farmers Market in Atlanta

Every Saturday 8-11:30am   http://www.morningsidemarket.com/

3. Sandy Springs Farmers Market in Sandy Springs

Every Saturday 8:30-12:30  http://www.sandyspringsfarmersmarket.com/

4. Historic Market on The Square in Gainesville

Every Friday 2:30-6:30 beginning June 4 http://webpages.charter.net/srthomas625/

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