Georgia Farmers Market Association
An Association of Farmers Markets, Producers, and other Community Organizations committed to improving access to healthy foods in Georgia.
The mission of the Georgia Farmers Market Association is to strengthen farmers markets and increase food access in communities across the state by providing:
-Guidance and tools to producers
-Technical assistance, resources and training to market management
-Healthy food access and education to consumers
Hear What Our Members Are Saying:
Athens Land Trust: Homebuyer Education Workshop
The “Grow Your Business” class offered by Athens Land Trust and West Broad Farmers Market is oriented toward the economy and customer base of the West Broad Market. The program covers five key areas:
- Business Planning and Branding
- Customer Service and Social Media
- Marketing and Merchandising
- Financial Record Keeping
- Operating Policies, Procedures, and Staffing
The class free to all and a light lunch will be provided.
Click here to register! http://www.athenslandtrust.org/recent/growyourbusiness/
Southern SAWG Confernence 2017
For over 25 years the Southern SAWG Annual Conference has been providing practical tools and solutions at their annual conference. It is the must-attend event for those serious about sustainable and organic farming and creating more vibrant community food systems! This popular event drew over 1,400 farmers and local food advocates from across the nation last year. They offer outstanding “field-tested” presenters, a full slate of hot-topic conference sessions and pre-conference courses, several field trips, a poster display and a trade show.
GFMA's Executive Director, Sagdrina Jalal will be discussing the grant application process at the conference on January 28. If you plan to attend the conference, make sure to sit in on her talk to get some impactful grant writing tips!
Not registered to attend the conference? To sign up and get more information on the Southern SAWG Conference, make sure to visit www.ssawg.org/january-2017-conference/.
We hope to see you there!
Vendor Registration- Georgia Grown Farm to Table Source Show
Please join us at the Farm to Table Source Show February 23, 2017 at the Atlanta State Farmer’s Market! This show will be an ideal time to highlight your products to a variety of school nutrition operations from across the state.
As a vendor at the source show, you will be able to meet and showcase your products to school nutrition professionals from all over the state! We are inviting directors from public and private K-12 schools, colleges & universities and several camps. We want to bring as many Georgia items as possible to the school cafeterias!
Booth Registration is $125 and includes a 10 x 10 booth space, one table and two chairs. Vendors will need to provide their own tablecloth and booth decorations. Setup begins at 8:00 a.m. the day of the event. All booths must be in place by 9:30 a.m.
For more information please contact Misty Friedman at [email protected], or sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vendor-registration-farm-to-table-source-show-tickets-30700066726.
Provides guidance, tools, and resources to Georgia farmers to improve the marketability of their produce, help them meet state and federal regulations and connect them with farmer’s markets throughout the state
Offers farmer’s market management support with operations and marketing and brings them together to discuss best practices and share ideas.
Supports community outreach, tactics, and activities that magnify the relationship between health and food.
Increases access to healthy food for consumers.