Macon County Georgia

Board of Commissioners' Office
121 South Sumter Street
Oglethorpe, Georgia 31068

Farm to Table Foods

"Farm to table" is the concept of purchasing locally grown food directly from the source. The term comes from the idea that the less time and fewer hands it takes for the food to get from the farm to the table, the fresher, more environmentally sensitive and community minded it is.

Farm to table business supports the local ecology and economy. Consider buying locally to strengthen your neighboring rural community as well as your immediate neighborhood’s economy.

Brown Farm Market

William L. Brown Farms is a family-owned and managed farming business that grows traditional row crops such as cotton, peanuts and corn, as well as seasonal vegetables. In addition, the Browns produce pecans and late season peaches. Visit the roadside farm market during the summer months to sample a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, homemade peach ice cream, unique items for your home and"pick-your-own flowers.

The farm opens for the summer when the first variety of peaches gets ripe, usually between June 15-20 and remains open daily until the last variety is finished, usually mid-late August. The Browns grow several varieties of peaches beginning with the semi-freestones in mid-June, and progress quickly into freestones toward the end of the month. Freestones continue then until the last variety is picked in August. The Browns specialize in Elberta peaches and Elberta-type peaches. They have several especially good varieties that precede the Elbertas which usually ripen around July 15-20 and continue for a couple of weeks, depending on weather conditions.

Chase Farm Stand

At this local farm stand you can pick up bushels of fresh sweet corn and vegetables to can and savor summer's bounty all year long. Family-owned Chase Farms operates a farm stand from June through August at Highway 26 East and Stage Coach Road in Oglethorpe.

Kauffman's Farmarket

This farm is open year 'round, but crops are usually available in April, May, June, September and October. It's always the perfect time to visit Kauffman's beautiful 18 acre farm Monday through Saturday from 8:30 am until 6 pm. Strawberries are available April 1 to June 30. The market is closed on Sunday.

The Kauffmans do not use harmful chemical fertilizers on their farm. They understand the value of fresh, healthy and tasty produce. This is not a certified organic farm, but the Kauffmans believe in minimizing the chemical useage to maximize healthy foodNow open all year around! Whether you're picking fresh strawberries, fresh vegetables, or just taking pleasure in the magnificent pecan trees and peach orchard. Kauffman's Farmarket is a great place for everyone!