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June 11, 2007

Albany --  A downtown Farmer's market will provide an economic boost to farmers and businesses in downtown Albany.

Shirley Sherrod of the Southwest Georgia Food alliance says bringing a farmers market to the heart of downtown will help spur business for other merchants.  She hopes more foot traffic might encourage Custom Interiors to reopen on Saturday mornings and other businesses, like Brown Bean Coffee, to open early.

"It gives people the opportunity to keep coming downtown for the purpose of getting fresh fruit and vegetables and just for the purpose of seeing each other and enjoying being downtown," said Sherrod.

The first day of the farmers market will be June 30th.  Since many crops can be grown in South Georgia throughout the year, the market will be open each Saturday, year round.

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