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Bear on the Square Mountain Festival 4/16-17

4 Apr
The 15th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival will be an entertaining and lively weekend of music and art held in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Pre-festival events will take place on Friday, April 15, with the first of the  jamming sessions on Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square, as well as Master Classes in the afternoon, and the Live Country Auction that night.
 
On Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, there will be on-stage performances by local, regional, and national musicians throughout the day in the Main Stage Tent at Hancock Park. The juried Artist Marketplace on Saturday and Sunday features traditional mountain crafts and will also have a Country Store. More jamming on the square and  music workshops on Saturday and Sunday, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam led by Glenda Pender, a Saturday evening old-time Mountain Dance and food complete the offerings.
 
For more details about the festival, including the complete lineup of performers, and updates between now and the event, visit website.

Yahoola Cherokee Spring Powwow 3/26-27

4 Mar

Stay with us and attend the Yahoola United Cherokee Spring Powwow

The Yahoola Cherokee Museum and Cultural Education Center will be hosting the first Annual Spring Powwow. The event is a fundraiser/benefit to help raise funds for the construction of a world-class Cherokee Indian museum in Dahlonega.  Festivities will occur atop Crown Mountain on Findley Ridge.  Experience Native American life from years gone by. 

Jane Mashonee, 7 time Nammy winner, will be performing on Saturday at 3 pm.  Brothers of the Spirit Flute will be playing native american flute music on Sat. and Sun.  Finally, Wright Flight will be playing throughout the weekend.

Watch or participate in a traditional primitive bow and tomahawk throw competition. Food offerings include “Indian” tacos and other foods from Buffalo Burgers to Fry bread to Italian Ice. Vendors will be selling Native American and Native American style items. Native American dancing and other styles of dancing will occur throughout afternoon.

For more information visit Cherokee Powwow or call 706-482-8353.

Cooking Class at the Inn March 12th

5 Feb

Cedar House Inn and Yurts invites you to our first cooking class led by Pastry Chef Jenni Field from North Carolina.

Take the breakfast part of the B&B experience home with you. Learn how to make a delicious coffee cake and frittata–two brunch staples.

The great thing about these two recipes is that they are open to interpretation, and there are as many variations as your imaginations can come up with. This 75-minute demonstration includes a sampling of the bounty as well as copies of the recipes and a hand-out that covers brunch baking basics. Leave your pen and notepad at home because the handout has all the information you need.

Cost: $45

Time: 1:00-2:15pm,

Saturday, March 12

What to Bring: Your questions and your appetites

For more information about our guest chef visit Jenni Field.

This event is limited to 8 persons and members of the surrounding community are invited.

Reservations required by March 1st.

Fireside Fare at Blackstock Vineyards Thru March 20th

18 Jan

Wintertime is alive and well in the North Georgia mountains and many adventurous visitors to the area may think that there may be little for them to do and see. A favorite among our guests are winery dinners and tours. Some wineries close down during the winter but Blackstock Vineyards is featuring Winter Wonderland Fireside Fare each weekend through March 20th.

Wine, Gourmet Food and Great Music – “Fireside Fare” – a delicious hot menu by Dahlonega’s Corkscrew Cafe and live blues music by Rod Hamdallah in the lodge. All to accompany their award-winning wines! Sit by the large stone fireplace overlooking the vineyards and snowy mountains – enjoy the “winter winery” experience! Wine tastings available all day (8 selections for $12, including take home Blackstock glass). Saturday Hours 12-5 pm, Sunday Hours: 12:30 – 5 pm, Music 1- 4 pm. Visit website for more information.

Tomatoes: July to January

4 Jan

With smiles on our faces and tears in our eyes, we said good-bye to the last of our raw 2010 home-grown organic  tomatoes tonight. It adorned our salad adding a pop of red to our plates and a burst of flavor to our tongues.  How exciting to think that it grew from a plant we put in the ground in April and that it’s sisters and brothers were picked as early as July. We ate them green - both fried and in chocolate cake, red and raw in gaspacho, salsa, and salads, and cooked in pasta sauce, stewed tomatoes, chili, and more. They were gifted to friends and guests, and even traded for pasture raised eggs. Good-bye summer tomatoes!

Guests Discovering Loganberry Farm

4 Aug

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Many of our guests are visiting LoganBerry Heritage Farm for its farmer’s market from 10:00 – 2:00 on Saturdays and 4:00 – 7:00 on Tuesdays.  As you enter the Farm’s gravel drive surrounded by flowers and vegetable plants and drive past the rustic farm-house to the barn, you catch the sense that something special is happening in this slice of country heaven. Sharon the owner will greet you with her bright smile and floppy hat. She or Nadine will tempt you with delicious samples of yummy treats usually made with the farm’s bountiful harvest.  Nadine’s peach pie is to die for. You won’t leave empty-handed when you can buy sustainably raised fruits and vegetables right from the farm. Garlic, tomatoes, cucumbers, sunflowers, figs and more are in season now. Why not stop by?  Afraid you can’t do a winery and the farmer’s market too? LoganBerry Heritage Farm is right around the corner from Blackstock Winery on Adair Mill Road.
A video of the farmers market can be seen by clicking video.

Free Range Versus Pasture Raised Eggs

18 Jun

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At Cedar House Inn we care about animal welfare and eating healthy. Our breakfast ingredients contain organic milk, pasture raised eggs and seasonal veggies from our permaculture garden.

Many do not know that there is a big difference between free range and pasture raised eggs. We only use pasture raised eggs at the inn unless they are not available from the local farmer. Then we purchase free range organic at the grocery store.

Free range chickens (as defined by the USDA) have access to the outside but have no requirements on how much time they must spend outdoors. They also do not have any requirements for the size of the roaming area. Producers of free range eggs can label their eggs “free range”  even if all they do is leave a little door open in their giant chicken houses. Often chickens do not  go outside since they have not learned that behaviour. If they go outside there is often no bare dirt to scratch in or bugs to eat.

Pasture raised chickens stay outside and eat all kinds of seeds, green plants, insects, worms along with grain or mash. They have a hen-house with nesting boxes for egg laying and are free to come and go. They tend to be happier chickens and lay more nutritious eggs.

If you have the option, pasture raised chicken eggs are the preferred choice for nutrition and animal welfare.

To see a short video of the innkeepers visiting the egg farm visit farm.

Attend Two Wine Festivals June 5th- 6th

13 May

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Come stay with us and enjoy two wine festivals on the same weekend.
 
The Georgia Fine Wine Festival at Blackstock Winery
 Food, wine, music and art in the North Georgia mountains Saturday, June 5th. 11am – 5pm, Sunday, June 6th. 1pm – 5pm
$35 – one day ticket, $50 – two-day ticket, $15 – non-wine adult ticket
With your ticket purchase, you will receive a souvenir “passport” wine glass which will allow you to have free wine tasting’s throughout the festival grounds. The festival features nearly 50 Georgia-grown wines, over 15 dishes, great jazz headliners.
Call 706-219-2789 for more information.

Georgia Wine Country Festival at Three Sisters Winery
A Celebration of Wine, Music and Art  June 5-6, 11am-6pm. Attendees can sample fine wines from members of the Georgia Wine Council and guest wineries with wines to be poured by Boutier Winery, Chateau Elan, Crimson ‘n Scarlet, Georgia Wines,  Serenity Cellars, Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Three Sisters, Chestatee and the Walasiyi Wine Company and more. Call 706-865-9463 or see comment below  for more information.

Locally Grown Organic Food in Atlanta

5 Apr

Many of our guests who stay with us live in the Atlanta metro area. Many care about purchasing wholesome farm fresh food that does not travel from faraway places to the store, minimizing their carbon footprint. We recently learned about Moore Farms and Friends through Georgia Organics. They are a marketing association of small Sustainable, Certified Naturally Grown and USDA Certified Organic food producers. They never use any toxic chemicals to grow their food and use earth-friendly methods which we like. You can order what you want online and pick up at many Atlanta area locations. Check out their video or visit their web site.

Video Update of Permaculture Vegetable Garden

30 Mar

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We filmed a short video today showing the progress made on the garden area using a permaculture sheet mulching technique. We also cleared the hill above the garden of the pine trees and planted peaches and blueberries that will provide breakfast ingredients in the future. The pine trees were used to make a living fence to keep out larger animals and to provide a habitat for birds. In the future we will provide more video updates.

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