“From Our Land to Your Hands” is the motto at 7M Family Farms, a family-owned small farm in Blairsville with farming roots that stretch back 100 years. Fourth generation grower Dick Mills combines organic open field farming with an impressive greenhouse and hydroponics operation. The result is a year-round bounty of flavorful, locally grown fruits and vegetables.
The farm is making a name for itself with its impossibly plump-and juicy hydroponic strawberries — but don’t miss the hydroponic tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro, kale and peppers, too. Mills also works a variety of traditional row crops, such as okra, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage and pumpkin, all of which are grown pesticide-free using organic supplies and non-GMO seeds. 7M Family Farms rolls out the farm-fresh goodness Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Union County Farmers Market, as well as through local restaurants. But there’s no beating a drive out to the farm, where you’ll find a farm market, seasonal u-pick opportunities, farm tours and an assortment of arts & crafts.