The Riceboro Farmers Market officially kicked off its season Saturday morning, sending an open invitation to sellers and buyers while also joining a "progressive" movement.
With support from the City of Hinesville, the Liberty County Minority Chamber of Commerce, and others, the City of Riceboro cut a golden ribbon at the concert field next to the Riceboro City Hall. Saturday's debut event included performances and live music by the Kelly Drive Band.
The market will run every Saturday through August.
And this farmers market is a little different than a traditional one, according to LCMC CEO Sabrina Newby, since it allows more than just produce and handmade items. But that difference is to the advantage of all.
"When you think of a farmers market, you think of fruits and vegetables. Well, we want this to be impactful around the board, so we want every type of business to come out," Newby said. "I think farmers markets have been very progressive across the United States, so we're going to keep this as progressive as possible."
To learn more and hear from a few vendors, read the rest of the story in an upcoming edition of the Courier.