Established in 1980, Blueberry Havens has been a sprawling blueberry farm and summertime social hub for nearly 35 years. Spread across 220 acres, which hold more than 20,000 plants, the farm opens its gates to the public for picking seasons that typically run from mid-June to August. Visitors flock to the lush farm, borrowing gallon buckets or 10-gallon hats and filling them to the brim with succulent blueberries. They're all grown without pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides?owner Rod Havens makes sure of it.
Lee County Optical's freshly minted practice specializes in Vision Fatigue Syndrome, keeping eyes focused and friendly with eyewear and accessories. The comprehensive eye exam quizzes eyes, checking for glaucoma, prophetic visions, and cataracts. Afterward, the doctor gifts customers their peeper prescription, and, for an extra fee, will fit contact lenses.
Named one of the best local markets by Georgia Family Magazine, Lane Southern Orchards cossets juicy treats with loving attention and proper hydration. A sprawling sea of strawberry plants blankets numerous acres of Lane Southern Orchards' grounds, sprouting sanguine offspring ready to be plucked by roving customers, ferried home, and given playful nicknames. Pick-your-own outings allow customers of all ages to forage into the horticultural unknown, bucket in tow, in search of perfectly plump and ripe natural delicacies. Towering deciduous gatekeepers flank the fields, engendering a feeling of being whisked away to a private fruit-filled paradise far from the outside world's petty demands and snootily-worded subpoenas.
Even if you think you know what you want going into Fuzziwig's Candy Factory, you might find yourself lingering over the store's other selections. Everywhere you look, round dispensers teem with Jelly Belly jellybeans, gummy candies, and M&M's. Tubs of Tootsie Rolls, and Pixy Stix fill the floors, and fresh-made fudge and gourmet caramel apples line display cases. There?s also old fashioned and one-of-a-kind sodas to quench thirsts, toy bubblegum machines to fill goody bags, and PEZ dispensers to teach children about intellectual-property licensing. All of these items, along with a selection of Hello Kitty, TY, and Ganz toys, make excellent holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, or snacks for shopping marathons.
The original Village Cafe was started in 1990 by Patrick and Susie Butier as a place to showcase Patrick's knowledge of French-American cuisine. The Butiers sold the restaurant io 2003 to Tom Shaver. Tom was in the hospitality industry for 20+ years and helped to continue the great success Village Cafe had already achieved.