News Release: City of Valdosta
Valdosta Main Street is ready for the fourth season opening of the Downtown Valdosta Farm Days, on May 3. The popular farmers market will take place on the sidewalks around the historic courthouse in downtown Valdosta, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the first and third Saturday of each month, rain or shine, through October 18, and on every Saturday during the month of June.
On market Saturdays, vendors offer a variety of goods for sale such as locally-grown, locally-raised, locally-produced fruits and vegetables, plants, herbs, meats, farm-fresh eggs and dairy products, organic produce, baked and prepared foods, snacks and coffee. Patrons will also find a variety of artisan and natural products including products made from recycled goods, birdhouses, handmade soaps and body products, candles, and honey products. Those who arrive early to shop have the advantage of beating the heat and getting the best picks of the season.
The market also serves as a venue to educate the community on healthy local options. Cooking demonstrations and information promoting healthy eating habits are available on site for market patrons and emphasize the correlation between food choices and the impact they have on the general health and environment. In addition, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants can use their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to purchase goods.
New vendors are always welcome, as well as the diverse mix of returning vendors. Contact the Valdosta Main Street office at (229) 259-3577 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Potential vendors may also visit www.valdostamainstreet.com to obtain a vendor packet and register for the market.
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