Thyme After Thyme

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As I continue to explore local vendors that sell quality products and goods, I came across Thyme After Thyme. This nursery in Winterville, Ga., provides a large selection of fresh herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers.

Athens Local Business

Portraits of owners of downtown businesses such as Yoguri, Jackson Street Books and the Georgia Theater.

Portrait of the owner of Ted’s Most Best, in downtown Athens, Ga. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Portrait of the owner of the Georgia Theater on the roof top bar on top of the Georgia Theater in downtown Athens, Ga. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Portrait of the co-owners of Jackson Street Books in downtown Athens, Ga. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Window outside Jackson Street books in downtown Athens, Ga. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Portrait of the owner of Yoguri in downtown Athens, Ga. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Organic Beauty

The Certificate Program in Organic Agriculture at University of Georgia, in Athens, Ga., teaches students hands on experience at their organic farm in Watkinsville, Ga. The Certificate program provides organic vegetables and fruit to the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, as well as valuable knowledge for students.

Brad Kelly picks dead leaves off strawberry plants at the University of Georgia farm for the Certificate Program of Organic Agriculture in Watkinsville, Ga., on March 1, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Plants growing in the greenhouse as Richard Hendley waters them at the University of Georgia farm for the Certificate Program of Organic Agriculture in Watkinsville, Ga., on March 1, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Richard Hendley considers picking off some tomatoes at the greenhouse at the University of Georgia farm for the Certificate Program of Organic Agriculture on March 1, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Richard Hendley holds a hercules beetle found on the University of Georgia farm for the Certificate Program of Organic Agriculture in Watkinsville, Ga., on March 1, 2012. ( © Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

The covered vegetable beds at the University of Georgia farm for the Certificate Program of Organic Agriculture in Watkinsville, Ga., on March 1, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Daniel White washes some organic lettuce grown at the University of Georgia farm for the Certificate Program of Organic Agriculture in Watkinsville, Ga., on March 1, 2012. ( © Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Daniel White shows the Certificate Program of Organic Agriculture logo at the University of Georgia farm in Watkinsville, Ga., on March 1, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Richard Hendley washes of some organically grown carrots off at the University of Georgia farm for the Certificate Program of Organic Agriculture in Watkinsville, Ga., on march 1, 2012. ( © Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Daniel White, front, and Robert Tate, back, investigate whether a beetle is a type that is harmful or helpful at the University of Georgia farm for the Certificate Program of Organic Agriculture in Watkinsville, Ga., on March 1, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Daniel White washes some organically grown lettuce at the University of Georgia farm for the Certified Program of Organic Agriculture in Watkinsville, Ga., on March 1, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Shot of the University of Georgia farmland for the Certified Program of Organic Agriculture in Watkinsville, Ga., on March 1, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Richard Hendley washes organically grown carrots at the University of Georgia farm for the Certificate Program of Organic Agriculture in Watkinsville, Ga., on March 1, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Griffin Hans harvests some lettuce at the University of Georgia farm for the Certificate Program of Organic Agriculture in Watkinsville, Ga., on March 1, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Richard Hendley harvests carrots at the University of Georgia farm for the Certificate Program of Organic Agriculture in Watkinsville, Ga., on March 1, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Family Business

Baile’s Cobb originally opened in the 1920′s and is still owned by the same family. The family work together in the store to sell a variety of retail items. Earl and Mary Lynn Johnson, the owners of the store, work with their Daughter Edith Ann and their daughter-in-law, Jennifer. This small town, family run business is unique in their appreciation to their customers, and the way they work together as a family to run a business.

A boy plays with his train on the counter as his father pays at Bailes-Cobb store in Hart County, Ga., on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes- Cobb in Hart County, Ga., assists a customer as they try on shoes on February 25,2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson and his daughter Edith Ann listen to a customer’s needs at their family owned store, Bailes-Cobb, in Hart County, Ga., on February 24, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

A customer walks into family owned Bailes-Cobb, clothing, shoe and accessory store, in Hart County, Ga., on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb in Hart County, Ga., talks to his wife, Mary Lynn Johnson, on the phone as looks out the front display window on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb, in Hart County, Ga., talks on the phone in the front of his family run business on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb, in Hart County, Ga., talks on the phone in the front of his family run business on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Detail of decorated Toms shoes sold at Bailes-Cobb, in Hart County, Ga., near Lake Hartwell, on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb family run business in Hart County, Ga., helps a customer pick out a tie and handkerchief color to match his date’s dress on February 24, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes Cobb in Hart County, Ga., smiles as he helps a customer choose a tie on February 24, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb, waits for customers to arrive at his store on a slower day of business in Hart County, Ga., on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Detail of Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb in Hart County, Ga., as he helps alter pants for customer at his store on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Detail of Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb in Hart County, Ga., as he helps alter pants for customer at his store on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Edith Ann, employee at Bailes-Cobb and daughter of Earl Johnson, talks on the phone to a customer at the store on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb in Hart County, Ga., helps a customer pick out a pair of shoes to order on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb in Hart County, Ga., works at his store on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)