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Georgia Department of Agriculture
Gary W. Black, Commissioner
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Atlanta, GA 30334
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Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Georgia Grown Farmers Showcases return to State Farmers Markets across Georgia

Following the success of last year’s Georgia Grown Farmers Showcase events, Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black announced today these events will be returning this summer at the State Farmers Markets in Macon, Savannah and Atlanta, along with the addition of a new event in Moultrie. The Showcase events are aimed at increasing the consumer retail experience at the State Farmers Markets as they bring together farmers and producers with consumers in the region.

“We have seen tremendous support from both producers and consumers of Georgia Grown products across the state for our showcase events,” Black said. “We experienced such success last year that we will be increasing the number of Showcases this summer by adding a fourth showcase in Moultrie. As we head into the summer season, the showcase is the perfect opportunity to pick up fresh, locally grown produce along with other items produced in our own state that you cannot find in stores. We would like to encourage everyone to come out and support our local producers.”

Market visitors will find a wide range of locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as pork, beef, poultry; plants, flowers and other nursery items; olive oil, jams, jellies, barbecue sauces and honey; and baked goods and other prepared foods. In addition, visitors will find unique Georgia made soaps, candles, beeswax lip gloss, candy and other items. In addition to Georgia produced goods, there will be activities for kids and adults such as a watermelon seed spitting contest, food safety tips, a tractor show, kiddie train and much more!

Visitors will enjoy free parking and free admission at each event.

Macon Showcase, May 31
Macon State Farmers Market
2055 Eisenhower Pkwy
Macon, Georgia 31206
8:00am - 4:00pm

Savannah Showcase, June 14
Savannah State Farmers Market
701 US Highway 80 West
Savannah, Georgia 31408
10:00am - 3:00pm

Atlanta Showcase, June 28
Atlanta State Farmers Market
16 Forest Parkway
Forest Park, Georgia 30297
9:00am - 3:00pm

Moultrie Showcase, September 6
Moultrie State Farmers Market
1609 1st Ave, SE
Moultrie, Georgia 31768

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