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Monday, July 10, 2017
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Subway Restaurants of North Georgia and Georgia Grown Celebrate Partnership
(Atlanta) Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black and Subway’s Joe Hart are excited to celebrate the second year of their partnership to promote Georgia Grown produce in Subway restaurants in two Georgia markets: Atlanta, and Northeast Georgia.
“We are very excited to once again have this opportunity to partner with Georgia’s largest restaurant chain,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “This promotional campaign exemplifies what the Georgia Grown program is and can be. The brand has the power to bridge that gap of what the consumers want and what the farmer is already offering – wholesome, local products produced right here in Georgia.”
Subway restaurants buy more than 8 million pounds of Georgia grown tomatoes, cucumbers and green peppers a year. The Georgia Grown partnership is a way to communicate Subway’s commitment to sourcing local produce.
At SUBWAY®, we always strive to serve the freshest ingredients we can,” said Joe Hart, regional Development Agent and longstanding SUBWAY® franchisee. “We’re proud to be serving locally grown cucumbers, green peppers and tomatoes during the local growing seasons, and to be supporting Georgia farmers and the local economy.”
The Georgia Grown partnership is a way to communicate Subway’s continued commitment to sourcing local produce. Subway will support the Georgia Grown campaign with point-of-sale displays, billboards, and TV and radio ads
About the GDA The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visit www.agr.georgia.gov.