Approximately 1 mile south of Big Canoe's main gate on Steve Tate Highway.
Vendors will be selling fresh vegetables, plants, fruits, homemade cheeses, coffee, breads, fresh seafood, sausages, lamb, beef, fried pies, pottery, can goods, baskets, jewelry, mushrooms, honey, soaps, pastries, glass painted vases and hats.
Meet a few of our special vendors below at the Village Festival.
Fat Lady Baker
When you meet Nancy at Fat Lady Baker she’ll tell you with a smile “Never trust a skinny baker!” Nancy is a Department of Agriculture Certified baker, with storefronts in Marietta and Woodstock. She manages two shared kitchens. She brings her special bread to the Village Festival on Saturdays.
Nancy’s specialty is Ezekiel Bread. That reference is Ez 4-9: “Take thou unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, lentils and millet....” She also makes “Fat Lady Bikini Bars” and Ezekiel bars. Everything is made with fresh ground, organic whole grains. Stop by and try a loaf of her delicious special bread.
Coles Lake Creamery
Vlad Saprygin at Coles Lake Creamery has developed quite a following among his Big Canoe customers. Once they develop a taste for his artisan goat cheese they come back for more; his business has grown every week!
Vlad and his partner operate this small Grade A Dairy in Carrollton, GA where they milk about 35 goats every day and make cheese. They have plain “chevre” as well as a variety of sweet and savory flavors. And they do feta cheese, which comes plain... or try the feta marinated in olive oil with herbs! When you have finished spreading the feta on crackers, the remaining oil is wonderful as a salad dressing base. Stop and talk to Vlad and he’ll offer you a tasty sample!
The Farm at Paradise Enow
Owner Christine Noguere of The Farm at Paradise Enow brings fresh homegrown vegetables, blueberries, blackberries, herb plants, herb container gardens, fresh cut flowers, shiitake mushrooms, and her award-winning honey to the Village Festival on Saturday mornings. A word of advice—get there early, because Christine often sells out.
Christine and her husband have a sustainable farm in Marble Hill and are longtime members of Georgia Organics. They grow everything naturally without chemicals or pesticides. Stop by and introduce yourself and see what Christine has for sale that day!
The Home Appetit booth at the Village Festival is truly unique! This company, based in Kennesaw with farms in the Canton area, also sources unusual food items from around the world. Their line of artisan oils comes from European craftsmen currently working in Uruguay. Their best selling item, a delicious white balsamic vinegar, comes from Italy.
Home Appetit grows all of their own vegetables and spices naturally, and they are expecting to qualify to be called “certified organic.” Stop and see them the next time you visit the Festival, and ask them for some ideas on “spicing up” your everyday menus with their proprietary spice blends.
Photos by Jim Fancis, Smoke Signals