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Business Spotlight: Maw Maw's Produce

A fresh produce market near the corner of Killian Hill Road and Five Forks Trickum Road continues to serve the community year after year.

Chances are if you have driven down Five Forks Trickum Road, you've seen Maw Maw's Produce.

It's the fresh food stand in the shopping center of Happy's Antique's (also known as Lilburn Antique Mall and Flea Market).

There, in the front of the parking lot, passers-by -- including old and new clients -- can see Maw Maw's Produce busily serving the community and nowadays, the fresh food stand is hard to miss with all the vibrant fall colors.

Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch stopped by Wednesday to meet Kimberly Guldenschuh, who has run the family business for the past year. (All total, it's been around for 23 years.)

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Patch: Originally the market was named Guldenschuh and Associates. Why did you change the name?

Guldenschuh: Grandpa retired, and so we changed it. I took it over, and put everything in my name, and changed it to Maw Maw's because my grandbabies call me Maw Maw.

Patch: How's business at this intersection of Lilburn?

Guldenschuh: It's been wonderful. Every year it grows. We have people who have been coming here from day one. It's funny because my daughters and my son have all worked down here. My daughters are now married, and those are my grandsons [looks over to two little boys], and now they come down here. It's been a bog family thing.

Patch: Why did the family start the business?

Guldenschuh: I come from a farm in Macon, and my step-dad, he used to give me truckloads of watermelons, and tell me to get rid of them, sell them. We always done it, and so living up here, we just decided let's try selling some produce, and we started from there.

At one point, when it was under Guldenschuh and Associates, it was grandma, grandpa, me, my husband, and we had four of them, going up and down Five Forks Trickum Road.

Patch: What's the community like here?

Guldenschuch: We've got the same customers coming for years and years and years. We got the little old ladies that come in here. And, they're like, 'Hey, Kimberly. How's the baby.' But, now they don't even call me Kimberly. It's Maw Maw.

I love it. It's like they're family. You figure 23 years of them coming to see you, it feels like they're you're family, too. When I close -- cause we close at the end of October, when they see activity come the end of February they're flying in here. 'When are you opening. When are you opening.' So, it's fun.

Maw's Maw's Produce is open daily; Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Located at 4100 Five Forks Trickum Road, the market is open during the months of March-October. There is a varied assortment of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and other garden-grown foods.

 

Gail September 28, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Love this place! Best tomatoes ever!! I never buy one at the grocery store if this place is open

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