Farmers Market 'missing puzzle piece' to Thomasville tourism appeal

Farmers Market 'missing puzzle piece' to Thomasville tourism appeal
The farmers market sits on 11 acres of land.
The farmers market sits on 11 acres of land.
Don Sims
Don Sims

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - The City of Thomasville hopes to make better use of land surrounding the Farmers Market, which is currently owned by the State.

Earlier this week, the city council approved a resolution to request control of the farmers market on Smith Avenue.

The lot holds 11 acres of land.

Council Member Don Sims said the state-owned property is limited to a five-year-lease,  which makes it a risk many businesses were not willing to take.

If the city were to own the property, he hopes more agricultural businesses will consider locating in Thomasville.

Sims said, “We believe this is just another piece in the puzzle to make Thomasville a place that people will want to come to.”

Sims said the city plans to meet with Commissioner Gary Black in the upcoming months to discuss gaining control of the property.

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