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First area farmers market a hit
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Hinesville Farmers Market vendor Hamp Warren arranges produce for shoppers to browse at his stand Thursday. - photo by Photo by Denise Etheridge
Shoppers sniffed and squeezed vegetables, selected plants to perk up porches and ordered grass-fed beef Thursday at Hinesville’s first downtown farmers market. Others sat on shady benches in Bradwell Park to listen to Daffani Leigh and Friends perform.
The market, sponsored by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, will be held from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday through Oct. 28, at Bradwell Park and along Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville.
Fresh produce, baked goods, specialty foods, plants, crafts, prepared food, live entertainment and restrooms will be available throughout the market season, HDDA Executive Director Vicki Davis said.
Davis said her office phone was “ringing off the hook” before last week’s market.
“Everybody was calling for information,” she said.
The HDDA director reminds residents that space will be made available for a nonprofit booth each week, giving local churches and organizations an opportunity to fundraise.
Last Thursday, the Liberty County High School Future Farmers of America sold produce, hanging plants, FFA T-shirts and cookbooks at the market.
“All of the money that is made will go back into the agriculture program to be used for various events and supplies needed throughout the school year including summer camp, FFA meeting supplies, floral arrangements and the FFA banquet,” LCHS agriculture department instructor and FFA advisor Jeci Crane-Bohannon said last week.
For more information, call 877-4332 or e-mail
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