Produce Program Expands to Tazewell

Chris RussellRecently, our readers have been hearing about our expanded outreach efforts at Happy Patch Market. The purpose is not only to share locally grown fresh produce with citizens throughout southwest Georgia – although we enjoy meeting this demand! But we also have found that sharing something as simple as fresh, shelled peas can also share the mission of Perry Wellness Center. As our peers grow and prepare produce for the market and then interact with customers and outside vendors, they provide an important message about recovery and help reduce the stigma of mental illness.




You know what they all say about all work and no play. At Perry Wellness Center, we work hard in classes and throughout the campus. But we also make time for fun and fellowship. And nothing says “fun” like a session of karaoke!



KaraokeYou know what they all say about all work and no play. At Perry Wellness Center, we work hard in classes and throughout the campus. But we also make time for fun and fellowship. And nothing says “fun” like a session of karaoke!


Roll Out the Barrel!

Pea shellerEarlier this week we told you about how we are marketing our shelled peas and bean with vendors throughout southwest Georgia. To keep up with the demand for fresh legumes, we rely on a large barrel sheller, which we’ve just cleaned for the season. In addition to the many folks who help out with shelling by hand, the mechanized barrel sheller allows for a high volume of activity during our peak season. As Mary shows in the photo, the barrel sheller can produce a vessel filled with shelled beans or peas – in this case, black-eyed peas fresh from the garden.

“I love pea and butter bean season,” Stuart Perry says. “It is one of the few times that all of us, peers and staff, are on a single mission -- to provide fresh, Southern produce for our increasing customer base. It is good when a plan comes together!”

At Happy Patch Market, the peas and beans join our site-grown tomatoes, which are being harvested from peer-maintained raised beds. Customers are invited to browse the market, greenhouses, and other produce areas for the best selections of fresh produce.

Marketing the Market: Peas for Sale with Area Vendors

Peas marketingWith the continued demand for shelled butter beans and peas, Perry Wellness Center founder Stuart Perry has begun plans to mass market bags of this fresh produce.

“I want citizens in surrounding areas to enjoy the same peas and butter beans that our current and growing customer base seems to enjoy,” Stuart recently explained. “We will be sharing photos of the bagged vegetables along with wholesale prices with small-town vendors in our eight-county client service area in Southwest Georgia.”


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