2016 Farmer’s Market Begins May 7th

 

 

May 2, 2016

A memo from the Chamber of Commerce

Just as Ray Bradbury’s “Dandelion Wine” ushers in the start of summer, so does the kickoff of the Annual Market Festival on the Square in Monticello. Opening day is this Saturday, May 7th.  This year the 2016 season is from May 7 through September 24.  Local farmers and artisans will spend much of their week during the spring and summer preparing to bring their harvest to the town Square for YOU to reap the benefits.  They have been plowing, planting, and watering for at least 4 weeks now.  Harvest time has arrived and it is time to share it with the community.  In this week’s paper, we have an ad listing all of the vendors who have signed up for the season, and we are adding new vendors daily.  You will not see all the vendors every week as some of them will only attend while their crop is in season (corn, watermelon, and cantaloupe).  Please support the market each week!  You, the community, have asked to have a farmer’s market and the vendors have worked hard preparing their fruits, vegetables and homemade wares for you.  You are the most important ingredient to making our market a success.  Come each week and take advantage of getting the best local grown, handmade, or Georgia grown products around – right here in Jasper County.    See you at the market!   Pam and Rebecca

 

 

Map of vendors - Week 1

 

Map of vendors for newspaper Week 1

 

 

PRESS RELEASE
Monticello, GA
May 2, 2016

Farmer’s Market Day on the Square in Monticello, Ga., to open May 7th.

The annual farmer’s market sponsored by the Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce opens Saturday, May 7th and is open through September 24th.  The market is open each Saturday from 8am until 12pm.

Locally and Georgia grown fruits, and vegetables along with art and homemade crafts will be abundant each week at the market.  Crops will vary from week to week and some vendors attend only when their crop is in season (watermelon, corn, and cantaloupe).  Shop with over 40 local vendors selling Georgia Grown® produce such as tomatoes, peppers, beans, watermelon, corn, okra!  Farmer’s Market favorites will be on hand too:  homemade pies, chow chow, vinaigrettes, canned vegetables and jellies, pork skins, boiled peanuts and more!  Many local artisans will have their handmade items for sell too!

Several activities are scheduled throughout the season and there will be music the 2nd Saturday of each month.  On May 14th the American Legion Post 110 will honor our Veteran’s, May 21st children are invited to come to the Square to “Read with the Mayor”, and June 18th “Healthy Hometown” will feature our health providers in the community.

 

Vendors throughout the season – for more information, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 706-468-8994 or stop by the office at 119 West Washington Street, Monticello, Ga.   Registration forms can be downloaded on the website and Facebook page.

Website:  www.jaspercountycoc.com/events/market-on-the-square

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/monticellogafarmersmarket

The community and surrounding communities are encouraged to support the local vendors weekly.
Shop Local. Eat Local.