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Amicalola Farmers Market opening May 9

 PRESS RELEASE
Amicalola Regional Farmers Market kicks off May 9th
 
DAWSONVILLE, GEORGIA- May 1, 2020:                                         
The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market will kick off Saturday, May 9th in Dawsonville. 
The market is opening on a new day in a new place. The 2020 market will be held every Saturday from 8 a.m. until sold out or noon at the brand-new City of Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion located on Allen Street.  
The fourth season of the market is being launched by the Amicalola Regional Agriculture Committee, a program of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.
Due to the current pandemic, extra precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of the shoppers and vendors such as pre-bagging produce at set prices, vendors must wear masks, and requiring shoppers maintain 6 feet of distance from one another.
 “Although this isn’t quite the way we had hoped to open this market season, we are thrilled to be able to provide a place for our local farmers to sell their fresh produce,” Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Moore said. “We are extremely grateful to the City of Dawsonville for providing space in the heart of our community to host the market.”
Making the market as locally grown as possible is a top priority for the committee. Vendors who participate in the market must show their produce is  grown in Dawson County or a county that touches Dawson (Forsyth, Hall, Gilmer, Fannin, Lumpkin). If there are items that are not produced or grown locally, the committee will review applications to provide locally unavailable items on a case by case basis. The committee offers the opportunity for local farmers and vendors to sell their goods at no charge. 
Contact:                      

Louise McPherson, Chair Amicalola Regional Agriculture Committee               706-265-2374
 
  

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