Friday, March 8, 2013

Towns County Farmers Market Needs Produce!!!! Opening June 15th!!!

This came today in my email from
Towns County Chamber of Commerce

As the Towns County Farmers Market enters its second year, it is extending its outreach to small family gardens along with the larger farms to bring locally grown produce to its weekly market. Many small gardens end up with more produce than they can manage, and this is the perfect place to sell the extra "garden goodies" and be a part of a growing enterprise. Local Farmers Markets are sought after in our area by the huge influx of summer visitors, as well as residents who do not have gardens. The Towns Market provides an additional option for growers who are already selling at our established area markets, and have an abundance of produce to sell. The big sellers last year were early lettuce, tomatoes, corn, and a variety of other vegetables. This year, plant more than you need, and let your teenager make extra cash and learn skills of salesmanship and customer service; or bring it yourself and enjoy the beautiful setting next to the public beach on Lake Chatuge, across from the Fairgrounds. Anticipated opening date for the market is June 15, 2013 and it will remain open through the fall; actual hours of operation will be announced by May. There is NO FEE to participate in the market; the only requirement is that your produce be locally grown.

The Market is operated under the sponsorship of the Towns County Extension Office of the University of Georgia. For more information call 706.896.2024.


  1. What a great opportunity for some local fresh produce and goodies! Hope the have a huge turnout and we look forward to hearing more about the Towns County Farmers Market.

    1. What are you looking forward to the most?
      For me - tomatoes!!!! Nothing like those home grown Georgia tomatoes!!!