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Hiawassee & Young Harris { TOWNS COUNTY } Mountains meet the lake in Towns County, where you can end (or begin!) your agritourism adventure. The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds sits on the shore of scenic Lake Chatuge and offers up a regular schedule of events, including blooming rhododendrons at Hamilton Gardens. Round out your visit at a winery, resort or alpaca farm. Farm-Fresh Foods Hiawassee Fruit & Vegetable Market 810 N. Main St., Hiawassee, GA 30546 (706) 896-7234 • mimi2115@yahoo.com Roadside Market • Fresh Fruit • Seasonal Vegetables OLIN HUGHES SORGHUM SYRUP MILL 2134 Olin Hughes Rd., Young Harris, GA 30582 (706) 400-8420 Sorghum Sales • Tours • Processing Since 1954, Olin Hughes and his family have been growing sorghum and boiling the juice into some of the sweetest-tasting syrup around. In North Georgia, nothing is better than homemade biscuits slathered with hot sorghum syrup (this natural sweetener is also the perfect addition to gingerbread and oatmeal cookies). The process starts with fall cane- cutting. The cane is run through a masher and then filtered into a steaming vat, where it’s cooked off until it becomes sweet, golden syrup. The Hughes family welcomes visitors to the syrup mill during the fall processing season — just follow your nose to the sweet, steamy smell of sorghum in the air! 23 Sweet Corn Stand Near Hiawassee River, Hiawassee, GA Roadside Market • Farm-Fresh Sweet Corn E Union & Towns Counties GaFarmTrail.com • 27


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