By Amy Rutledge
June 1, 2019 the third annual Best Dam Poker Run will be held at Atwood Lake Park. It will take you on a scenic ride through a three-county area to five different dams or levees in the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, where you will pick up your poker hand. The entry fee gets you your poker hand and a late lunch/early dinner. Proceeds from the event will go to SAVE 22 a local nonprofit that is raising awareness and prevention of veteran suicide. The run is a great way to see some beautiful countryside and support a great cause. The ride is open to four-wheel as well as two-wheel vehicles.
Carroll County is a good location to get off of the beaten path and enjoy a Sunday drive. If you need an excuse to make that ride in the country, come to find plants or fresh vegetables straight from the farmer depending on whether you come in the spring or summer.
Griffiths Greenhouse located at 4086 Milo Road NW, Carrollton and Canton Road, carries a full line of flower and vegetable plants starting in April. They will have plants available till June and then they will have their own produce for the summer, and mums and pumpkins through the fall.
They are a one-stop shop for all of your growing needs. Make sure you check out their new garden center.
Snode’s Restored Country Barn & Melon Farm at 6052 Arrow Road in Minerva, is a scenic drive off of Canton Road. The drive will take you past Pleasant Grove Church and cemetery. The restored barn is a great venue for weddings and other events. Starting in mid-August, the Snode family starts having their produce stand open for the passerby. They are known in the area for having the best cantaloupes and watermelon. The stand also will have sweet corn and other vegetables for purchase at an old-fashioned, self-pay lock box.
Manfull Orchards Farm Market has offered Carroll County’s freshest fruits and vegetables for seven generations. Located in Augusta on state route 9, the roadside market features homegrown apples, peaches, sweet corn, pumpkins, and other fruits and vegetables in season. Jams, jellies and more can also be found. Back Door Treasures, located at the market, offers antiques and collectible treasures. They are open June through Christmas, Monday-Saturday, 10-6.
Detweiler’s Greenhouse at 4098 Cobbler Road in Carrollton is an Amish owned greenhouse. They offer flats and hanging baskets of flowers and vegetables as well as organic produce.
Carrollton Farmer’s Market will start its 30th year on May 4, 2019. The market runs every Saturday from 8 am to noon in the Dollar General parking lot located on Canton Road in Carrollton.
The members of the market grow or make all of the items they sell. There are plants and crafts to start the season and plenty of fresh vegetables as they come into season. The market finishes up the year with pumpkins and crafts. It is a great place to get all of your food needs while visiting with the farmer and the locals.
Carroll County Road Trip