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Farmer Market Round-Up for Forsyth and Cumming

Farmers Markets in Cumming GA

Farmers Markets in Cumming GA

I have just started this 30 day Paleo challenge this week. If you aren’t sure what that is basically it’s just eating vegetables, fruit, and meat. That means no sugar, no grains, and no dairy. It is going to be a challenge but for me it will be a detox right before the holidays hit. HA!

Anyway, as I was menu planning I started looking for markets around to get my fruits and vegetables here in Cumming. So I thought it would be a good idea to share my findings of farmers markets in Cumming GA with you all. Hope this is helpful for you!

  1. The Cumming Harvest (year-round market with online ordering and pick-up in Cumming GA)
  2. Nature’s Garden Delivered (year-round market with online ordering and delivery)
  3. Brookwood Farmer’s Market (seasonal outdoor market – closed for season)
  4. Warbington Farms (seasonal market store on site at Warbington Farms)
  5. Cumming/Forsyth Farmer’s Market (seasonal outdoor market)
  6. Leonard’s Farmer Market (year-round market store)
  7. Farmer’s Market at Vickery Village (seasonal outdoor market)
  8. City Produce (closed for season)

And Coming Soon …

Read about the Georgia Farmers Market opening in Cumming GA soon.

Do you have a favorite farmers market to add to my list?

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Pumpkin Patches in Cumming GA & Forsyth County 2013

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Pumpkin Purchases in Forsyth County

Looking for pumpkin patches in Cumming GA or places to buy pumpkins in Forsyth County?  Sure you can purchase pumpkins at the grocery store, Wal-Mart or Target, but you can also buy them from a local church, organization or business and support our community too!!    Plus the local stops can make for some great pictures too!!

Here are few local pumpkin patches or places to purchase pumpkins from this year:

  • Kinsey Family Farmlocated in Gainesville (Forsyth County), the Kinsey Family Farm will most definitely get you ready for fall!  Enjoy the Fall Activities offered and take advantage of their store – pumpkins, gourds, local honey, jams, jellies, & more!  7170 Jot-em Down Road, Gainesville, GA
  •  Warbington Farms – located in Cumming, Warbington Farms is open Thursday – Sunday for its Fall activities. Fall activities include hay rides, petting zoos, face painting, music, food & more!  5555 Crow Road, Cumming GA
  • Midway United Methodist ChurchIf you’re on the south side of the County, you can support troops at Midway UMC with your pumpkin purchase.  The patch is open daily til dark. 5025 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta GA (Forsyth County).
  • Cumming First United Methodist Church – once again, the “big hill” in front of CFUMC is filled with orange!  The patch is open daily (starting 10/1) from Noon until dark.  Proceeds support children’s & youth ministries at CFUMC.  770 Canton Hwy, Cumming GA 30040

So, did we leave your favorite spot off?  Tell us in the comments below.

And if you’re looking to make a day trip out of it or if you’re on the outskirts of Forsyth, check out our round-up of Pumpkin Patches near Forsyth County for other options.

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Warbington Farms: Open for 2013 Fall Pumpkin Season

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Warbington Farms Opens for Fall

On Saturday, September 28th, 2013  Warbington Farms will open for the Fall & Pumpkin Season.

*UPDATE:  Snag a BOGO FREE Kid’s Admission coupon on their home page.

Fall activities include:

  • Hay rides
  • Jumpy houses
  • Large inflatable slide
  • Petting zoo
  • Obstacle course
  • And much more!

Activity Fees:

  • Farm Fun Park – (includes hey ride, petting zoo, giant inflatable slide, corn crib – a giant sandbox filled with corn, and roller slide, playground set)
    Weekends – $8 Per Child 12 & under - $5 Per Person 13 & Up
    Weekdays – $5 Per Child 12 & Under , $2 per person 13 & Up  *(includes everything except for the Hayride)
  • Pony Rides – $5.00 (weight limits apply, Saturday & Sunday only) Note:  Hayrides are only offered on Saturday & Sunday with the exception of Field Trips and/or groups of 20 persons or more that are scheduled in advance.

Fall Hours From September 28th through October 27th:

Friday – Saturday:  11am-6pm
Sunday:  1pm-6pm

Visit the Warbington Farm Activity Page for More Information.

More Information

Warbington Farms
5555 Crow Road
Cumming, GA

770.380.2920
Warbington Farms Online
Warbington Farms on Facebook

10 Things to Do this Fall in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

10 Things to do this Fall in Forsyth County

10 Things to Do this Fall in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

Hands down – Fall is my favorite season. I love the weather, the pumpkin flavored everything, football snacks, and much more! And as we thought about it there are a lot of fun things to do in Forsyth county this Fall. So we have put together a list of 10 Things to Do in Forsyth County this Fall.  Also, connected to this is our 10 Things to Do this Fall in North GA.

Here is our list in no particular order:

1. Go to a high school football game:  These games are full of energy and a really fun evening to support our local teams. The tickets are $7 a person. You can read more here. Also, all Forsyth County High School games are listed on the Cumming Local Calendar.

Cumming Fair in Forsyth County | Fall Fun Activities in Forsyth County

2. The Cumming Fair:  Oh how much fun the Fair is! The annual Cumming Country Fair & Festival will be in town October 3rd – October 13th.  Advance ticket sales are available for purchase now and you can actually save a few dollars this way.  Be sure to follow all the fun fair dates for free rides, free entry, and fun concerts.

Kinsey Family Farm Entrance

3. Kinsey Family Farm:  The Kinsey Farm will open up for its Fall & Pumpkin Season on Saturday, September 21st.  They’ll be open for all their Fall Activities through October 31st.  At Kinsey Family Farms you will have a awesome time with your family. They will offer pumpkin purchases, hayrides, barn animal feeding, picnic area & more!

4. Warbington Farms:  Don’t make the mistake of associating Warbington Farms with strawberry fields only.  While they most definitely have awesome strawberries, their Fall activities make our list too!  Pumpkins, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, and farm fun!  The fun starts September 28th.  And mark your calendars for their Pumpkin Paloozas which will be every Saturday & Sunday from September 28th-October 27th.

5. Fall Festivals:  This season is FULL of festivals at churches, schools, and businesses through Forsyth County.  Our calendar is already packed with lots of events going on but as we get closer, more and more will be added.  Click here to view the Calendar of Events.  And if your church, organization, or business has an event you want to share with the community click here to submit your event.

6. Drive around: This sounds silly but it’s so much fun to simply drive around and check out the leaves. They are so beautiful this time of year.

7. Haunted Fun:  As we get closer to Halloween there will be plenty of fun Haunted Houses to visit here in Forsyth County. We’ll definitely have a list ready to go as it gets closer.  And again, if your church, organization, or business has an event you want to share with the community click here to submit your event.

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8. Pumpkin Picking:  Sure you can pick up a pumpkin almost anywhere, but make it special – try one of the local “pumpkin patches” & help support a local organization, ministry or business.   As the season comes into full swing, pumpkins can be purchased at Kinsey Family Farm, Warbington Farms, and also Cumming First United Methodist Church and Midway United Methodist Church have “patches” in their yards too.

9. Forsyth County Playgrounds:  Personally, I feel that Fall is the best time to be outside. Nice cool breeze, sun shining, it’s not too hot but not too cold.  This Fall we would love for you to enjoy this weather at some of the Forsyth County Parks.  Click here for a listing and for some personal thoughts on some of them too.  And it’s definitely a great time of year to “take a trip to Sawnee Mountain

10. Fall Fun at Your House: There are plenty of super fun things to do at home this Fall. Rake up the leaves to jump in & play, bake fall treats, make some fun fall crafts with the kids, decorate some pumpkins, camp in your back yard or make a fun fort in the living room.  Just spend time together and enjoy one another!

What would you add to this list?

Disclaimer: We do our best to provide accurate, useful information about events, activities and small business within Cumming & Forsyth County. Information (including times and locations) is gathered from various sources. We always attempt to confirm details before published. It is possible that details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our articles to the source and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go. Cumming Local is in no way responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities recommended on this site or for any errors & omissions.

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Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County at Warbington Farms 2013

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Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County at Warbington Farms 2013

It’s time for the 2013 Strawberry picking season in Forsyth County!  And we’re super lucky to have a strawberry farm right in Cumming GA & Forsyth County – Warbington Farms!   I must admit I absolutely LOVE fresh strawberries so this time of year always makes me happy.

Warbington Farms is a U-Pick farm at just $12/ gallon. If you’re on a time crunch or just don’t feel like picking your own, you can also purchase previously picked strawberries (when available) at the same price. And sometimes even cheaper – last  year, I snagged some for $11/ gallon because they had been picked the previous day.

While you’re there, let the kids take advantage of some Farm Fun including hay rides, inflatable slide & petting zoo.  Activities and fees vary depending on the day.  Click here for more details.

Personal Tips:

1. It’s never a bad idea to call ahead or check their Facebook page to make sure they still have plenty to u-pick … especially if you’re driving from a big distance.  Farming isn’t an exact science after all!
2. Check out their other farm produce while you’re there – I snagged some farm-raised eggs for a great price!
3.  Buy a lot – they freeze great!
4.  And then be ready for all those strawberries!  You might want some new recipes, check out my “Strawberry Season” Board on Pinterest for a few ideas.

More Information:

Warbington Farms
5555 Crow Road
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770.380.2920

Warbington Farms Online | Warbington Farms on Facebook

Strawberry Season Hours:
Tues – Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Sunday, 1pm to 6pm
Closed Monday

Note:  To reiterate, it’s always a good idea to check with Warbington Farms (on facebook or by phone) for the latest updates.  Strawberries may be unavailable for u-pick if supply is low.

 

JP Jam at Warbington Farms

JP Jam at Warbington Farms

JP Jam at Warbington Farms

Come to the farm at Warbington Farms for a special night, in loving memory of John “J.P.” Hammond.  The event will raise funds for a scholarship to Waypoint Center – a local men’s recovery center in Dahlonega.  Lots of live bands, special speakers and farm fun for the kids including – a petting zoo, inflatables, sky lanterns, crazy hair, and great food too!

Everyone welcome!

More Information:

Contact Meredith Avery (mother of J.P.) at 770.530.4049

Christmas Tree Farms & Purchases in Forsyth County

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County

Wondering where to find your Christmas tree in Forsyth County? 

My grandparents were right.  Christmas ALWAYS rolls around quicker as you grow older!  I can’t believe it’s already time to trim the tree again!

Have you started decorating yet? Do you have an artificial or real tree? Where will you purchase your Christmas tree this year?

There are several locations and Christmas tree farms in Forsyth County that you can visit – everything from a real farm where you select & cut your own own tree to the local Home & Garden store where you don’t!  You can take a fun holiday experience or even help a local high school with their fundraising efforts.

When picking a Christmas Tree in Forsyth County, there’s a little something for everyone!

Here’s our round-up of places to find a Christmas Tree this year:

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County:

Kinsey Family Farm in Cumming Forsyth County GA |Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County

  1. Kinsey Family FarmMy family has been going here for several years – both in the fall and winter months.  It’s a beautiful farm with a great staff & team!  If you want to have the full experience and a great farm holiday atmosphere, you need to go here! Kinsey Family Farm is family owned and operated. It’s about 20 minutes North East of Cumming. You can sip on hot chocolate while roaming around their outdoor barn looking at Christmas trees, homemade wreaths and garland that are made from their tree trimmings.  Roast marshmallows over the fire pit, take a hayride, feed the catfish, feed the goats and shoot an apple gun.You have the option of cutting down your own tree on the farm or picking one out that’s already been cut. This is a great place to go no matter your age and what you’re looking for, they have it all!One more tip about going here, if you’re like my family, make this a yearly tradition, when you make a purchase of a Christmas tree, you get a Kinsey Family Farm ornament.  Every year they make a new one, so start or continue your collection today!  Check out this guest post about a reader’s visit to Kinsey Family Farm in 2011.2012 Christmas Season opens Saturday, November 17th.  Click here for hours & more information.
  2. Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm | Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth CountyBottoms Christmas Tree Farm: Check out this great Christmas Tree Farm located in Cumming, GA. With over 1500 trees ready for the Christmas 2012 Season – there is a great collection of choose & cut trees!  They also offer a variety of homemade breads, jams & jellies, wreaths, ice cold drinks & more!  Santa will be visiting the farm on November 24th & December 1st.   Check out this guest post about a reader’s visit to Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm in 2011.  2012 Christmas Season opens Thanksgiving Weekend (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday).  Click here for hours & more information.Warbington Farms | Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County
  3. Warbington Farms:   Warbington Farms isn’t just for Strawberries & Pumpkins!  Warbington Farms will once again be selling Fresh Frazier Cut Christmas Trees .  Also look for a variety of their famous farm activities – hayrides, inflatable slides, pony rides, and more!  Santa is also scheduled to make an appearance on December 8th!2012 Christmas Season opens Saturday, November 17th.   Click here for hours & more information.

Additional Options:

  1. Trees!  Trees!  Trees! at Tents! Tents! Tents!:Shop the Christmas Tree Lot from Tents, Tents, Tents at its new location for 2012 – 1290 Buford Hwy.Open Thursday, November 22nd through Sunday, December 16th.  Every day 2pm to 8pm.  Click here for more information.
  2. Big John’s:Big John’s is a 60+ year old Atlanta tradition, family owned and operated. They serve the Atlanta metropolitan area with fresh Christmas trees, wreaths and roping, along with stands, ornaments and more!  There are two Forsyth County locations – one in Suwanee and another in Cumming at Hwy 20 and 400.Open Monday, November 19th.  Click here for more information.
  3. North Forsyth Raiders Christmas Tree Fundraising:  This will be the second season of the North Forsyth Christmas Tree Fund Raiser.  Trees will be shipped direct from the North Carolina Tree Farm. Trees will be available after December 1st. Pre-Order your 2012 Tree by clicking here.
  4. Pike Family Nursery: Our local Pike Family Nursery is located at: 6050 Bethelview Road. They’re busy bringing in all of their beautiful Christmas décor to help you decorate inside or outside of your home. You can also get beautiful poinsettias and rosemary trees.
  5. Lowes: Located off of Marketplace Blvd.
  6. Home Depot: Located off of Marketplace Blvd.

Now it’s just time to light & decorate! Enjoy this Season!

 

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Cumming Greek Festival, Fall Events & More: Things to do this Weekend in Forsyth County

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Things To Do this Weekend in Forsyth – October 12th – 14th, 2012

The Calendar is full of things to do this Weekend in Cumming GA & Forsyth County.  Lots of Fall events are going on, plus some great staples like the Cumming Greek Festival and Lakewood Antiques Market.

We wanted to highlight a few things that are either free or really inexpensive for you & your family to enjoy this weekend. For a full list of more events going on around town, be sure to check out our Calendar of Events.

Friday – October 19th, 2012

Football games, yard sales, & more. Be sure to visit our Calendar of Events page for all the details.

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  • Friday Night Boo at Adventure Kids – Adventure Kids kicks off their October fun! Play in a spooky glow in the dark Adventure Kids from 7-10pm with Human Bowling, Music, Bumper Cars, Video Gaming, Lego fun, Guitar Hero, and Zombie tag in Sand Island! Ideal for ages 7-12, Only $5 admission or buy a “Monster Pass” for $10 that includes a slice of pizza, drink, and one bumper car ride! Every Friday through October.

4335 Bethelview Hwy, Cumming GA 30040 – Phone: 770.406.8952

Saturday – October 20th, 2012

Be sure to visit our Calendar of Events page for all the details.

  • Local Author Celebration – There’s a very special event at Barnes & Noble this Saturday – it’s a celebration of LOCAL authors!  You can meet the authors, purchase books and get autographs too.

Barnes & Noble – The Avenue Forsyth, Cumming, GA 30041

724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041- Phone: 770.380.290.

  • Annual Hay Day – Fall fun for the entire family.  Free parking & admission.  This is a fundraising event for “winter hay for the horses”.  Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Food, Fun & more. 11:30am to 4:00pm. Click here for more information.

1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming GA – Phone: 770.886.5419.

Sunday – October 21st, 2012

3845 Coal Mountain Drive, Cumming GA

All Weekend Long:

Calendar of Events – Visit our Calendar for even more great events going on around town.

  • Cumming Greek Festival – Enjoy the Greek culture, music, entertainment, shopping & food!!  Hours vary throughout the weekend.  Adults are $1, 12 & under are free.  Click here for more information.  Saints Raphael, Nicholas & Irene Greek Orthodox Church – 3074 Bethelview Road, Cumming GA 30041

  • Hallo-Fun at Stars & Strikes – Stars & Strikes Family Entertainment Center will begin their Halloween activities this weekend. Various events and activities are offered for different age groups. Click here for more information.

Need More Ideas:

Take in all things FALL with our “Ten Things to Do in Cumming & Forsyth County this Fall” round-up!
No matter what you do … hope you enjoy it!!

Pumpkin Patches in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

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Pumpkin Purchases in Forsyth County

Sure you can purchase pumpkins at the grocery store, Wal-Mart or Target, but you can also buy them from a local church, organization or business and support our community too!!    Plus the local stops can make for some great pictures too!!

Here are few local pumpkin patches or places to purchase pumpkins from this year:

  • Kinsey Family Farmlocated in Gainesville (Forsyth County), the Kinsey Family Farm will most definitely get you ready for fall!  Enjoy the Fall Activities offered and take advantage of their store – pumpkins, gourds, local honey, jams, jellies, & more!  7170 Jot-em Down Road, Gainesville, GA
  •  Warbington Farms – located in Cumming, the Farm is open Thursday – Sunday for its Fall activities.  Also mark your calendar for October 13th when they’ll host a “Pumpkin Palooza” beginning at 10am.  It will include hay rides, petting zoos, face painting, music, food & more!  5555 Crow Road, Cumming GA
  • Midway United Methodist ChurchIf you’re on the south side of the County, you can support troops at Midway UMC with your pumpkin purchase.  The patch is open daily til dark. 5025 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta GA (Forsyth County).
  • Cumming First United Methodist Church – once again, the “big hill” in front of CFUMC is filled with orange!  The patch is open daily from Noon until dark.  Proceeds support children’s & youth ministries at CFUMC.  770 Canton Hwy, Cumming GA 30040
  • City Produce – Located across from Dairy Queen at the square, City Produce is stocked with pumpkins, gourds, and other fall veggies & decor.
  • Stars & Strikes – Every weekend in October, Stars & Strikes will host their Hallo-Fun from Fridays at 6pm to Dusk on Sundays.  Activities will include their Pumpkin Patch for you to choose your perfect pumpkin.  Click here for more information.

So, did we leave your favorite spot off?  Tell us in the comments below.

 

Photo Source:  D Sharon Pruitt

Discounts for Warbington Farms

Save at Warbington Farms

We’ve seen several deals for Warbington Farms recently.  We shared a BOGO Warbington Farms Coupon just last week.   And then just yesterday, we shared their deal featured on Groupon.  But even then, we suggested you do your math because in my family, the BOGO coupon was actually a better saving!

And then just last night we spotted Warbington featured on Half Off Depot.  So for $7, receive TWO Farm Fun Packs for kids 12 & under and you’ll get the deal for $7.00!

Click here for the Warbington Farms Half-Off Depot Deal.

So.  Several ways to save at Warbington Farms, just tally up which offer will be best for your family first!

Warbington Farms was included on our “10 Things to Do in Cumming, GA & Forsyth County this Fall” round-up.

Disclaimer: We do our best to provide accurate, useful information about events, activities and small business within Cumming & Forsyth County. Information (including times and locations) is gathered from various sources including press releases, Facebook postings, signs around town, event submissions and word of mouth. We always attempt to confirm details before published. It is possible that details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our articles to the source or information provided and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go. Cumming Local is in no way responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities recommended on this site or for any errors & omissions. The goal of this site is to highlight businesses in Cumming, GA – the availability of them and praise ones that I personally love. It is not to provide personal reviews of each, that will be left up to you.