Goats Are Back At The Brainerd Farmers Market For Father's Day Weekend

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The goats are back at the Brainerd Farmers’ Market for Father’s Day weekend.

Take Dad and the kids to the Brainerd Farmers Market for a real farm experience this Saturday, from 10 a.

m.- 12 p.m on the corner of Brainerd Road and Belvoir Avenue at Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga.

Dixie-Soaps will be bringing their goats to the Brainerd Farmer’s Market for a milking demonstration. Guests can see how a goat is milked and learn more about dairy goats.

Dixie Soaps is owned by Bill and Becky Ensinger. They live and work on a six acre farm in Dayton. Becky has raised dairy goats and farmed for 24 years. She began making soap as a way to use surplus milk, and eventually began selling her soaps and other skin care products. Dixie Soaps focuses on sustainable farming methods, and currently raise Alpine and LaMancha dairy goats. They enjoy sharing their products with customers and friends every Saturday at the Brainerd Market.

If you are in need of a gift still, you can pick up some handmade gentleman’s soap from one of Market Makers. It is also not too late to start a garden for your father. Down to Earth, Green Thumbs Galore, Crabtree Farms and Owl Hollow Farm will be at the market to help you with plants and planning Dad’s garden.

You can also pick up all you need for the Father’s Day BBQ that you will be having later that evening. Old McDonald Farm and Rowe Family Farm have grass fed beef, free range chicken and pork ready for you. There is hummus and salsa for your appetizer. We have the produce to put on the burgers and we even have seasonal fruits and lovingly made sweets for dessert.

The Brainerd Farmers Market is open every Saturday, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Brainerd Road and Belvoir Avenue at Grace Episcopal Church, Chattanooga

All of the farm fresh products at the market are naturally grown, free of pesticides, GMO's and antibiotics.

Market vendors accept cash, Debit/credit and EBT/SNAP for eligible items. The AARP Fresh Savings Program matches EBT/SNAP purchases with up to $20 in Fresh Savings Dollars for fresh fruits and vegetables. Market tokens for Debit/Credit and EBT/SNAP are available at the market information booth.

Grace has two connected parking areas, one accessed from Brainerd Road and a second accessed from Blevoir Avenue. Parking is free. Additional parking is available across the street at Food City, at Calamansi Cafe next to the market and along the side streets in the surrounding the community.



New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: BRUCE HARDY JOHNSON                               KELSEY CHEYENNE WALKER 1011 GADD RD #205                                 1007 SNYDER TRL HIXSON, TN 37343 ... (click for more)

Photographic Society Of Chattanooga Has Open House With Mark Alberhasky

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will hold its annual open house with special guest Mark Alberhasky on Thursday, Oct. 18.  Mr. Alberhasky is a photographer, physician, author and inventor.  His photographic experience spans over 40 years.  In 2004, Mark became a contributing photographer for Nikon.  His work has won awards internationally with placements ... (click for more)

Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Accident Early Monday Morning In Bradley County

A man was killed early Monday morning in Bradley County in a single-vehicle accident.   Bradley County Sheriff’s Deputies responded around 3:30 a.m. to a traffic accident at the intersection of Rabbit Valley Road and Bigsby Creek Road in NW Bradley County.   Upon arrival, deputies discovered a single vehicle had struck a pole. The driver, a male, was ... (click for more)

Classes Continue At East Ridge High Despite Power Outage

There has been a major power outage at East Ridge High School.  Electric Power Board officials and Hamilton County Department of Education maintenance personnel are on the scene and power should be restored shortly.  All students are safe and have remained in their classrooms.  When power is restored, they will resume their regular schedule.  ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s So Sad For Me

I cannot remember a time in my life when I have been as saddened by such a travesty that has now erupted in the confirmation process that would place Brett Kavanaugh on our Supreme Court. I am sad for every single person who has been touched by this catastrophe, from 85-year-old Dianne Feinstein to Brett’s wife and two young daughters, ages 13 and 10. Not a person, in any way involved, ... (click for more)