Homeowners enjoy farmers markets, CSAs and community gardens near their ranch homes
Windsong Properties provides its active adult homeowners a variety of ways to get back to the basics. From being close to community supported agriculture (CSAs) and farmers markets to growing fruit and veggies in community gardens, homeowners can enjoy local agriculture and organic produce all year round.
“Our homeowners are becoming more and more interested in where their food comes from and how it is grown,” explained Carrie Roeger, operations manager at Windsong Properties. “We are excited to offer them ways to learn more about their food and explore these increasingly popular outlets.”
The gorgeous ranch homes at Windsong at Seven Hills and Windsong at Seven Hills II in Dallas are convenient to the most popular CSAs in the area. One CSA, Carlton Farms in Rockmart, is family-owned and grows strawberries, pastured poultry, pasture raised eggs, sweet corn and pumpkins. Customers can pick their own produce, visit the farm stand or have products, such as summer vegetable shares, delivered from June to October.
Additionally, Windsong Properties’ newest community, Bel-Aire, is minutes from one of the most sought after farmers market, the Marietta Square Farmers Market. Created to support the development of the local agriculture economy, the Marietta Square Farmers Market offers a variety of goods rarely available from grocery stores. The market is open year round on the Historic Marietta Square.
“While CSAs and farmers markets are great, we also saw the need for more community-specific ways to garden,” said Roeger. “Our community gardens are top priorities for many of our homeowners, and they are fantastic ways to socialize and enjoy the outdoors.”
Because each active adult community is low maintenance, homeowners can take full advantage of these gardens. One family of “green thumbs” is newlyweds Steve and Cynthia Lovell of Bel-Aire in Powder Springs. They grow tomatoes, radishes, sweet corn, bell peppers, green beans and cilantro.
“I’ve always enjoyed making things grow, and my wife and I love the flavor of home grown veggies” explained Steve. “The community garden is definitely an added bonus, and I look forward to see it grow as others cultivate their plots.”
Mr. Lovell was the first one to use the community garden and is excited about the planned garden shed to hold tools, bulbs, dirt and fertilizer. The shed will be available for everyone’s use.
Windsong builds communities that embrace the power of nature from community gardens, neighborhood parks and walking trails to private courtyard retreats built into home plans and outdoor amenities like bocce ball.
Join the Lovells, and get back to the basics at a Windsong community where the outdoors are truly great! For more information, visit www.windsonglife.com.