Farmers markets are booming across the country to help farmers stay in business. Planters say buying fresh produce helps your health, helps the local economy, and helps struggling farmers stay in business.
Augusta Locally Grown creator Kim Hiney says the first ever Evans Farmers Market has been larger than she ever imagined. Not only is it putting money back into the local economy, it caters to all cultures, and promotes healthy eating.
“We started in early March. I thought we would have to start slow and build it over time, but we were completely overwhelmed and thrilled with the success since the very first day,” Hiney says.
The market will be every Thursday until June behind the Columbia County Library from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The farmers market will offer fresh produce, eggs, dairy, and bread. Farmers hope to expand the market to a year-round service.