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In This Issue: August 2016

Aug 02, 2016 02:54PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

From the Publisher Never before has fresh and local, farm to table, and handmade been more popular. What used to be done out of necessity is now all the rage. Makes me think of that old Barbara Mandrell song about putting peanuts in her Coke. Some of the area’s finest dining options demand the freshest locally grown food in every recipe and that is great for the farmers who grow it. The patrons at these restaurants and the mothers who are feeding their families this homegrown and organic food feel good knowing where their vegetables or meat come from and that it is the healthiest possible.

On the handmade front there is a resurgence of interest in quilting, knitting and sewing, wood crafting, metalwork, basket making and fine art. There is definitely an appeal to fill one’s home with local artwork from paintings to sculptures and handcrafted furniture to metal yard/garden art. The mountain region is rich with all of these things and some funky art made from kudzu, soda cans or crazy socks! If you have not already discovered the art community in North Georgia we recommend it. We will provide a list of galleries with links and art websites where you can experience regional art on our website (www.gmlaurel.com).

You cannot talk about locally produced products without a mention of the local vineyards and wineries, whiskey, bourbon and fruit brandies and craft beer distilleries. These businesses dot the landscape in lush valleys and in mountain top communities across North Georgia. The wine community partnerships with local chefs and farmers offering farm to table dinners in their vineyards allow guests to experience the reason why Rabun county has been named the Farm to Table Capital of Georgia.

For a fresh and local directory we invite you to visit our website where you’ll find so many incredible places to visit you’ll be busy into next year! 

Enjoy!
Tracy

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