The average food product from the grocery store has traveled 1300 miles to get to your dinner plate. Farms produce food and fiber, protect open space and provide wildlife habitat, all contributing to our quality of life.
Supporting local farms helps secure our future. A reliable local supply of food is important for times of scarcity, threats of terrorism, and global food contamination issues. A balance of small, mid and large sized farms are all important in the equation. All farms of various sizes occupy important niches in the fabric of today's agricultural landscape.
Farms help keep taxes low as they require fewer community services than land in other uses. Each dollar earned on the farm multiplies 4 times in the local economy– support services for farms are mainly locally owned businesses.
Eating locally is not only healthy, it also helps our economy by supporting sustainable farms and businesses right here in west Georgia.
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
900 Newnan Road
Carrollton, GA 30117
Bowdon Farmers and Crafters Market
Saturdays 10 am - 1 pm and special occasions
May thru October
East College between Old Primary School & Muffler Shop
Contact: Carol Theune, 770-258-0242
Cotton Mill Farmers Market
Saturdays 8 am - 12 pm (rain or shine)
Mid April thru September
Parking Lot at 401 Rome Street
Double value on SNAP benefits
Contact: Wendy Crager, 770-537-3720
Roopville Farmers Market
Fridays 4-8 pm and Saturday 8 am - 12 pm
June thru September
Between the old Post Office and Sheriff Satellite office
Contact: Steve Dean, 404-461-3373
Market @ THE MILL Farmers' Market
Tuesdays 4-7 pm
June thru October
106 Temple Street, Villa Rica, GA 30180 (Temple Street Parking Lot)
Contact: Carmon Williams at 678-563-5191