LaFayette market holding tailgate

Published 7:08 pm Thursday, August 23, 2018

LaFAYETTE — Since they opened in 2016, George’s Farmers Market has been providing the Greater Valley Area and those in Auburn and Opelika with fresh produce, meat and sunflowers.

Owners Bradley and Isaac Robertson take pride in giving their customers a place for good food and great friends, so much so that they are holding their second annual tailgate party this Sunday, Aug. 26 in anticipation of the upcoming college football season.

The tailgate is open to the public and Bradley Robertson encourages anyone interested to come by from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the festivities. The East Alabama-based petting zoo Farmer Brown’s Party Animals will be there for kids to enjoy while the older attendees can enjoy sliders cooked from local beef while they peruse the market wares.

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“It’s going to be family fun,” Bradley Robertson said. “We are going to have lots of animals for the kids to hang out with, there will be good shopping for the parents, I’m sure we will have an in store special. It will be a really fun afternoon to spend with your family.”

George’s Farmers Market is located at 1010 County Road 16, right on the family’s 135-acre farm. With a clear view of the produce not quite ready for sale, the market is also right next to a sunflower patch, which Robertson said is open for picking on Sunday.

The market offers locally grown vegetables in addition to pickles, jams, jellies and even books written by local authors.

“We keep it as local as we can,” Bradley Robertson said. “We have a good vibe going on up at our store. It’s on our farm, it’s a nice, pleasant atmosphere, it’s a place where people can hang out — we have picnic tables and chairs too.”

While Bradley herself is an Auburn fan, she said all are welcome to come get excited for the football season, eat some fresh food and shop local to bring some home for themselves.

“You can grab some local meat to feed your family and feed them well, not just giving them food from big grocery stores,” she said.