• Student Enterprises Showcase
  • Student Enterprises Showcase
  • Student Enterprises Showcase
  • Student Enterprises Showcase
  • Student Enterprises Showcase
  • Student Enterprises Showcase
  • Student Enterprises Showcase
  • Student Enterprises Showcase
  • Student Enterprises Showcase
  • Student Enterprises Showcase
  • Student Enterprises Showcase
  • Student Enterprises Showcase

Student Enterprises Showcase

Fresh picked produce and handmade crafts lined the road next to Berry’s picturesque Clara Bowl for the 3rd annual Summer Farmer’s Market July 16. The market, organized by the Berry Student Enterprises, has proven to be a success due to the students’ work ethic and local vendor participation.

Many student-operated enterprises showcased their products at this market, including live potted plants from Season's Harvest, herbs from Martha's Herbs, cheese from the Berry Dairy cows by the Jersey Milk Enterprise, and handmade crafts from Viking Creations.

Rising sophomore Zak Wallingford, of Lawrenceville, Ga., works at the Viking Furniture enterprise and said he felt a sense of pride selling a product that he had made with his own hands.

“Selling our high quality, handmade Adirondack chairs was an exciting way to give back to the community which has given us so much,” Wallingford said.  

The market proved to be a very fun and welcoming environment for all ages. Face painting, inflatables, cotton candy, and popcorn were all popular stations for the youngest customers at the market. Customers could even pet one of the cows that provides the milk for the Berry Dairy cheese.

Local vendors were also present, offering home-canned vegetables, jams and jellies, bath and beauty products, wood working items, and baked goods.

Don’t miss the mini market every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the next expanded market with Rome community vendors on Sept. 15. If you are interested in becoming a vendor contact Shannon Soafer at shannon.soafer@vikings.berry.edu.

Article by Student Public Relations Assistant Hayden Sloan and photos by Student Photographer Blake Childers.