STATESBORO — There is nothing like the smell of fresh produce on a summer morning. Now Downtown Statesboro has made that possible every first and third Saturday of each month, with its local Farmers’ Market, held in the Sea Island Bank parking lot from 9 a.m.-noon. With much more to offer than just fresh and organic produce, the Farmers’ Market also features fresh flowers, homemade goods, such as candles, soaps, jewelry and baked goods, all provided by local farmers and craftsmen.
The Farmers’ Market is Main Street and downtown’s newest event and is growing each week. Previous Farmers’ Markets have seen up to four or five hundred visitors and a few dozen vendors. This large response has been encouraging and we hope to continue to grow.
This week, the markets’ fresh picks will include fresh silver queen corn, butterbeans, okra, melons, peas, blueberries, cucumbers, squash, and plenty of safe tomatoes.
Farmers will sell by the bushel, and some will provide shelling.
Look for live bluegrass music by the Friendship Pickers, local chef Robby Richardson of Hugo’s will be cooking free samples of the markets’ freshest goods, and plenty of good times for the family.
The Downtown Farmers’ Market is sponsored by a partnership of Main Street Statesboro, The Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and the GSU Botanical Garden.