Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith Kevin Surrette, who during the year is an agriculture teacher at Rockdale Career Academy, rubs off any dirt on the tomatoes that he and his wife Fran grew on Frannie's Farm in Newton County. The Surrettes pay a $20 fee to sell their wares at the Rockdale Farmer's Market on Parker Road. Some of the tomato varieties grown are Roma's, Park's Whopper and heirlooms like German Queen, Russian Prince. Frannie's Farm, along with Tom Smith's farm in Rockdale County, are offering pears, apples, butter peas, purple hull peas, yellow squash, cucumbers, peppers, sugar baby watermelons, and cantaloupes -- all locally grown with no chemicals. The Farmer's Market hours are Tuesday and Saturday, 8 a.m. until noon on Parker Road.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are available at the Rockdale Farmer's Market