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Clyde's Fresh Produce plans open house

Posted: May 31, 2015 - 12:01am
Caroline Guy and Lela Nielsen sell vegetables at Clyde's Fresh Produce on Lewiston Road at Mill Branch Road.   Photo by Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Caroline Guy and Lela Nielsen sell vegetables at Clyde's Fresh Produce on Lewiston Road at Mill Branch Road.

Clyde’s Fresh Produce in Grovetown is inviting people throughout the CSRA to stop by and see how their farm operates.

According to Lela Nielsen, co-owner of the farm, the Family Farm Day event will be held on Sunday, May 31 from 2-6 p.m. at 5301 Meadowlarke Drive, off of Lewiston Road.

“We are inviting people out to where true local produce is grown,” she said. “That’s what it’s all about.”

Guests will also get to see the farm’s horses, donkeys, cows and chickens. The farm’s namesake, a dog named Clyde, will also be there.

Clyde’s Fresh Produce is an offspring of Grovetown Farm and Gardens, which is owned by Grovetown resident Foster Olson. Olson has owned Grovetown Farm and Gardens, where he sells tomatoes, squash, okra, cucumbers, melons and beans, for more than 15 years.

Two summers ago, he and Nielsen decided to establish Clyde’s Fresh Produce and began selling his vegetables through Augusta Locally Grown.

Nielsen said the farm’s produce is sold through Augusta Locally Grown’s online Web site and at the Saturday Market downtown, as well as at the Evans Towne Farmers Market.

Nielsen and Olson decided to open their farm on May 31 as a way to show residents that produce is grown locally.

“We are going to have local honey and a beekeeping seminar, too,” said Nielsen.

Additionally, refreshments will be provided by Springtime Artesian Water, based in Appling.

“We just want people to realize what true, local produce is all about,” said Nielsen.

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