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Work continues to bring Farmer's Market to downtown

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Farmers and extension agents from 22 south Georgia counties will work together to bring fruits and vegetables to Albany for a farmer's market.

City officials, farmers, and extension agents met again Monday afternoon to continue to lay the groundwork work for a Saturday farmer's market downtown. Right now they're considering the parking lot and parking deck beside the Albany Dougherty Chamber of Commerce. The group hopes to hold their first market May 28th, but that's if they can get the guidelines in place to make it happen.

"It's important to be consistent, its important to make sure that we're delivering what we say we're going to deliver and really putting some systems in place that are going to build legacies," said David Milliner Jr, Farmer's Market Initiative Director.

A subcommittee is planning to go to Atlanta's farmer's market in several weeks to see how theirs is run. The group is asking all 22 participating counties to chip in 100 dollars for seed money to promote the market and get it up and running. Farmers or others wanting to get involved can contact David Milliner at eastbaker@bellsouth.net or www.eastbaker.net.


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