57th annual Harvest Sale set for Saturday at mall

Matthew Strother News editor

October 10, 2013

Saturday will mark the 57th annual Harvest Sale, which will be held at the LaGrange Mall parking lot.

The sale, sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, will feature area farmers, master gardeners, extension volunteers and beekeepers among others. Participants will sell items like homegrown produce, handmade crafts, plants, canned goods and baked goods.

“It’s a last-of-the-year sale,” said Troup County extension agent Brian Maddy. “Where this is different from the Market on Main (which ended for the year Saturday), is that everything there has to be grown in the county and from the garden. This is more wide open, people can bring things not grown in Troup County and things made in the home. There’s more diversity.”

Brad Myers and his wife Charlotte, owners of Cackleberri Farm near Greenville, will be two of the farmers at the sale. Brad Myers said he and his wife have participated in the Market on Main for the last two years, but this is the first time they have come to the Harvest Sale.

Among the products they will sale is handmade goat’s milk soap, shave soap, embroidered quilts, goat’s milk cheese and pepper jelly. Brad Myers said the Harvest Sale allows them to bring the crafts and creative items they have to offer and not just produce, like at farmer’s markets.

“We are creative people, and if we can share that with our customers, it’s an exciting thing,” he said.

The 57th annual Harvest Sale will be held in front of the J.C. Penney entrance to LaGrange Mall facing Davis Road from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. There is no entry fee.