Valdosta Main Street will kick off the 6th season opening of the Downtown Valdosta Farm Days, on Saturday, May 7. The popular farmers market will take place on the sidewalks around the historic courthouse in downtown Valdosta, from 9 a.m. to Noon, on select Saturdays of each month, rain or shine, through September 17. View event flier.
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 and snacks. 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 in the day 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.
Contact the Valdosta Main Street office at (229) 259-3577 or visit www.valdostamainstreet.com for more information. Citizens may also view the Farm Days Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DowntownValdostaFarmDays.