Take a Tasty Tour Of The North Georgia Farm Trail

Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa is surrounded by counties that are known for their wonderful farmland, orchards, wineries, and breweries. Joining together, these communities and businesses form the North Georgia Farm Trail, and foodie guests will find lots to love taking a circle tour.Rows of colorful vegetables at a farmers market.

While the main focus of the trail is homegrown foods, any trek will also uncover a range of natural attractions, historic sites, and local artisans. You can tour farms, then savor farm-to-table dining at one of the town’s notable restaurants. Shop a local farmers market or stop by an orchard to pick your own peaches or berries. Relax on a winery patio sampling the vintages, visit one of the micro-breweries and distilleries, or stop into the studio of an artisan and learn all about a local craft. All along the way, you can enjoy beautiful forests, parks, waterfalls, and historic points of interest. There are also annual festivals that celebrate the area’s food and art culture.

Blairsville, Georgia, is one of the towns that is embracing the foodie scene in several ways. We’ve listed a few below.

Union County Farmers Market. The largest of North Georgia’s markets and growing every year with vendors selling fresh produce, meats, cheeses, condiments, flowers, crafts, and lots more. The Market Cafe here is a great place to stop for lunch or a snack. Enjoy live music on Saturdays and seminars on select Tuesdays.
148 Old Smokey Road, Blairsville, GA
Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Butternut Creek Festival, July 21-22, 2018. This annual, juried arts and crafts fests features more than 80 participants and is considered one of the best in the area.
490 Meeks Park Road, Blairsville, GA
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Blairsville also is home to The Sawmill Place, a farm-to-table café that is located just outside of town in a cozy cabin. It serves delicious Southern dishes made with all things fresh and local.

These are just a few of the finds along the North Georgia Farm Trail. Stay with us at Lucille’s and we’ll be happy to help you plan your tour. And while you’re with us, you’ll enjoy delicious farm-to-table breakfasts, utilizing fresh ingredients from our own gardens. Call today to book your summertime stay!