Student Enterprises Showcase
picked produce and handmade crafts lined the road next to Berry’s picturesque
Clara Bowl for the 3rd annual Summer Farmer’s Market July 16. The market,
organized by the Berry Student Enterprises, has proven to be a success due to
the students’ work ethic and local vendor participation.
Many student-operated enterprises showcased their products at
this market, including live potted plants from Season's Harvest, herbs from
Martha's Herbs, cheese from the Berry Dairy cows by the Jersey Milk Enterprise,
and handmade crafts from Viking Creations.
Rising sophomore Zak Wallingford, of Lawrenceville, Ga., works
at the Viking Furniture enterprise and said he felt a sense of pride selling a
product that he had made with his own hands.
“Selling our high quality, handmade Adirondack chairs was an
exciting way to give back to the community which has given us so much,”
The market proved to be a very fun and welcoming environment for
all ages. Face painting, inflatables, cotton candy, and popcorn were all
popular stations for the youngest customers at the market. Customers could even
pet one of the cows that provides the milk for the Berry Dairy cheese.
Local vendors were also present, offering home-canned
vegetables, jams and jellies, bath and beauty products, wood working items, and
Don’t miss the mini market every Tuesday from 7
a.m. to 1 p.m. and the next expanded market with Rome community vendors on
Sept. 15. If you are interested in becoming a vendor
contact Shannon Soafer at firstname.lastname@example.org.Article by Student
Public Relations Assistant Hayden Sloan and photos by Student Photographer