The Mableton Farmers Market will open its ninth season at the Mable House Complex, 5239 Floyd Road, Thursday, June 7th and will run through August 23rd. The Market will operate every Thursday from 8:30am until 12:30pm. Along with a wide variety of tasty fresh-grown good-for-you produce grown by local small farmers, there will be fresh-baked items, honey, handmade soaps, personal care items and cooking demonstrations. The demonstrations will show visitors quick and easy ways to prepare “summertime” dishes using fresh produce the Market has to offer…and there will be free samples! Cobb & Douglas Public Health will join us again this season to promote their healthy lifestyles programs for families.
We are looking especially for small farm producers to join the Market this season. If you are interested in selling at our Market, click here to read the Market Rules and Regulations and click here to read the Hold Harmless agreement. Re-sellers and brokers need not apply. If, after reading the rules and regulations, you are interested in applying to join the Market, click here to print your application. Non-food vendors click here to print your application. All application submissions must be accompanied by a signed Hold Harmless agreement and any licenses, registrations and certificates for your products as required by state and Cobb County statutes and regulations. Scan and email or mail all necessary forms as indicated on the application forms.
The Market is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) retailer. If you are a SNAP beneficiary, we welcome you to shop for eligible food items at our Market. Along with that, MIC has renewed our partnership agreement with Wholesome Wave Georgia, a non-profit organization. Their mission is to increase access to nutritious food while supporting local small farmers. Our partnership enables SNAP customers to double their eligible food item EBT card purchases of up to $100 per Market day ($50 SNAP plus $50, thanks to WWG). If you do not have a SNAP EBT card and think you might be eligible, WWG will have a representative at the Market on future dates to be determined to provide information and assist in applying. For more information about Wholesome Wave Georgia, check out their website. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to this very worthy charitable organization.
In 2018, the Mableton Farmers Market is made possible by a generous donation from John Thornton Chevrolet in Lithia Springs.