Our Market

The purpose of the Barrow County Farmers Market is to create a vibrant community event that:

  • Enhances economic opportunities for local farmers and artisans

  • Provides access to fresh local food

  • Fosters a sense of community

  • Cultivates educational opportunities related to food and agriculture

 

The Barrow County Farmers Market is funded in part by a USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program grant. This grant provides us with funding needed for the basics while we establish the market, such as:

  • Fund a market manager

  • Purchase start-up supplies

  • Advertise

  • Offer SNAP benefits

It will also allow us over the course of the grant cycle to implement some additional programs including:

  • Pilot a farm to institution purchasing program to reduce food waste post market and decrease farmer risk of losing product that isn't purchased at the market

  • Create a local food guide

  • Implement a media campaign promoting local agriculture and the farmers market

  • Provide needs-based production, food safety, and business training.

  • Implement nutrition and cooking education through the farmers market.

Farmers Market vendors are selected based on the target market mix to include:

  • Raw agricultural products (fruits, vegetables, grains, herbs, honey, etc)

  • Meat, eggs, or dairy products

  • Fresh flowers or potted plants

  • Value-added products made from local agriculture products

  • Prepared foods

  • Arts and crafts (local, high-quality, involving agriculture products & locally sourced materials)
     


Proud Member of the
Barrow County Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Grown

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