Agri-Tourism in North Georgia – Beechwood Inn

Agri-Tourism in North Georgia – Beechwood Inn: Rabun County has been designated the Farm to Table Capital of Georgia. It offers more local farms, wineries, dairies, gardens, orchards, bee keepers, ranches than any where else in Georgia, supporting our local Farm to Table Restaurants.

Agri-Tourism in North Georgia – Beechwood Inn

Agri-Tourism in North Georgia – Beechwood Inn: Rabun County was a farming community long before the term “Agritourism” was coined.  Visitors today can “pick-your-own” Christmas trees in the winter and enjoy farm fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer – everything from grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries to flowers.  During the produce season farmers sell their harvest on Saturday mornings at the Simply Homegrown Market or you can visit Osage farms which specializes in local produce and even shells your peas and beans for you.  You can even order for pick-up online at the Northeast Georgia Locally Grown online market.

Georgia State House Resolution 58 – Rabun County Farm to Table Capital of Georgia

Georgia State House Resolution 58

Georgia State House Resolution 58 – Rabun County Farm to Table Capital of Georgia

Monday, January 26th Representative Stephen Allison presented to the Georgia State House Resolution 58 designating Rabun County, Georgia the Farm to Table Capital of Georgia.  The House passed the resolution on that day.  Tuesday, January 27th Representative Allison presented the newly passed resolution on the House floor where many of the representatives of the Rabun County Tourism Development Authority (TDA), Chefs, and farmers were present.

Agri-Tourism in North Georgia

Cooking Schools/Classes

Beechwood Inn – Grow, Cook , Eat – A North Georgia Cooking School featuring themed and individual instruction in cooking techniques. 220 Beechwood Drive, Clayton, GA 30525, 706-782-5485 beechwoodinn.ws

Farmers Markets

Bridge Creek Market, Goat Cheeses, Assorted lettuce and produce. Pat Crunkleton;3206 Bridge Creek Road, Tiger, GA 30576, 706-212-0310 bcfreshmarket@windstream.net

Goats on the Roof – The whole family will get a giggle from the antics of the goats as they traverse their roof top habitat. Visitors can purchase of produce and products from the Amish Deli well as goat memorabilia in the gift shop.  3026 Hwy 441 S Tiger, GA 30576 706-782-2784 www.tigergoats.com

Hillside Orchard Farms – Visit a working farm, corn maze, children’s petting zoo and country store at Hillside Orchard Farms which uses local products to make every jam, jelly, and juice you could imagine, including more than thirty different kinds of hot sauce.

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown – Produce from small mountain farms.  This is an online market.  Contact:Chuck Mashburn, chuckandamym@windstream.net, 706-490-4243 https://northeastgeorgia.locallygrown.net/

Osage Farms -. Nestled in the heart of the valley at 5030 Highway 441 in Rabun Gap, Osage Farms is a family owned vegetable and Fraser Fir Christmas tree farm. 706-746-7262  The vegetable market is open everyday. May thru October and features  seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, h heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, peppers, potatoes and sweet corn. The market reopens Thanksgiving day with fresh cut Fraser Fir Trees and wreaths also farmed by the James family.  http://www.dillardgeorgia.com/osage-farms/

Simply Home Grown – Fresh produce is available every Saturday morning on Main Street in downtown Clayton,  May through October. http://www.rabunmarket.com/

Farms/Farm Tours http://explorerabun.com/farm-food-tours/

Andy’s Trout Farm – Opened to the public in 1965 and continues to be a great location for family fun.  The cold clear waters of Betty’s Creek assure fresh, firm trout.   Best of all your catch will be dressed and packed for you.

Bettys Creek Road
Dillard, GA 30537
(706) 746-2550

Glory Seed Farm, 706-212-0084, gloryseeds@gloryseeds.org

Hillside Orchard Farms,18 Sorghum Mill Drive, Lakemont, GA 30552, 706-782-2776, www.hillsideorchard.com

Old School Community Garden, Clayton, GA, Vince or Mary Rounds,  706-782-5339

Sylvan Falls Mill – The 1840 grist mill still operates today supplying a variety of meals and flours ground from organically grown local grains. Products are ground between two granite stones encased in a Meadows Mill that is powered by a 27 foot Fitz Water Wheel.  The water wheel is propelled by a sluice that diverts water from the falls.  Products include white and yellow corn meal and grits, wheat, rye and spelt flour.  Handmade soaps and whole coffee beans are also available in the mill shop.

156 Taylor’s Chapel Road
Rabun Gap, Georgia 30568
706-746-7138, linda3010@windstream.netwww.sylvanfallsmill.com

Food Festivals

Clayton Crawl – annual farm to fork festival in downtown Clayton, mid-July.  Call 706-212-7349

Dillard Blue Grass and Barbecue Festival: KCBS sanctioned Georgia State Championship BBQ contest held each August in beautiful scenic mountains of Dillard, Georgia.  Festival Chair: Jane Tomlin 

Email – bbqjane@windstream.net
Phone: — 706-746-2690
Mail: — P.O. Box 53, Dillard, GA 30537

Farm Winery Day – food and wine celebration each August at Tiger Mountain Winery, Tiger GA

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Agri-Tourism in North Georgia – Beechwood Inn