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By Sandi Johnson There was a time when Harrisburg, a historic mill village in downtown Augusta, was a bustling community. The corner pharmacy was the place to be, whether it was ice cream after church or just hanging on the front porch with the locals. The corner of Crawford and Broad was a busy place […]

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Chipotle has been a part of our My Market Club from the beginning—they believe fast food doesn’t have to be bad food, and their motto of farm to face is one we can get behind! In the My Market Club’s first year they supported us with those coveted burrito coupons—Ya know, the ones you get […]

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This is going to be an exciting weekend for Atlanta’s historic West End—it’s the return of the West End Farmers and Artisans Market at the Wren’s Nest house museum. And thanks to Atlanta Streets Alive, the surrounding streets will be closed to cars and open to people, whether you’ve got a bicycle or want to […]

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Lauren Ladov was the My Market Club Ambassador for the Decatur Farmers Market, but now she’s serving as part of Food Corps in Clifton, N.J. What was your first farmers market experience like? Honestly, I can’t remember my first. I’ve been working for markets (as a vendor) for over 3 years now. From Peachtree, to Marietta, to EAV and Grant […]

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Lolly Beck-Pancer is the My Market Club ambassador for the Grant Park Farmers Market. What was your first farmers market experience like? My first market was in Claremont, Calif., where I would stock up on dates and grapes. Moving to the South was the first time I tried okra and muscadines. I’m impressed by the creativity […]

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In 2003, Georgia had nine farmers markets. Now we have 163— we’ve seen 1,117% growth over the last decade. High five someone at the market you go to this week, because you’ll both be part of revolutionizing our food system! Tweet

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And the American Farmland Trust has this amazing graphic that details how farmers markets can benefit growers and our communities. The Trust is also running a cool campaign where folks can pledge to support their local market by spending $10 a week there. As you’ll note in the graphic, $10 spent at your farmers market […]

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Has your child ever run up to you exclaiming “Mommy! Can we please go to the grocery store?! All my friends will be there!” I didn’t think so. But that is exactly what many of my mom friends are hearing from their kids when it comes to the farmers market. The market has become more […]

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