MIC Farmers Market Opens June 7th
The Mableton Farmers Market will open June 7th and will run every Thursday, 8:30am until 12:30pm through August 23rd at the Mable House Complex, 5239 Floyd Road. Along with a wide variety of tasty fresh-grown good-for-you produce grown by local small farmers, there will be fresh eggs from local hens, fresh-baked items, signature spices and salts, local honey, handmade soaps and handmade personal care items. Cooking 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 be at the Market again to promote healthy lifestyles programs for families.
The Market is looking especially for small farm producers to join up. It’s not too late. If you are interested in selling at the Market, check it out here. All application submissions must be accompanied by a signed Hold Harmless agreement and copies of 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-approved Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) retailer. The Market welcomes SNAP customers to shop for eligible food items. Along with that, MIC has renewed a partnership agreement with Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG), a non-profit organization whose mission is to help increase access to nutritious food while supporting local small farmers. This partnership enables SNAP customers to double their EBT card purchases of up to $100 per Market day ($50 SNAP plus a $50 partnership match). If you do not have a SNAP EBT card and think you might be eligible, WWG offers assistance in applying. For more information, visit the WWG website. If you are able, consider making a tax-deductible donation to this very worthy charitable organization.
The Mableton Farmers Market is made possible this season largely by a generous sponsorship donation from John Thornton Chevrolet in Lithia Springs.