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2020 Farmers Market Grant Winners

Handing over a box of lettuces

STATESBORO, GA – March 19, 2020: AgSouth Farm Credit Marketing Director Christy Smith has released the names of the recipients of AgSouth’s Think Outside the Store® farmers market grant. The Association is distributing $25,000 in grant funds to local markets throughout AgSouth’s territory to use for advertising and promotion.

AgSouth Farm Credit Awards $25,000 in Grant Funds to Local Farmers Markets

Fifty markets in AgSouth’s territory in Georgia and South Carolina will receive $500 each in funds to promote their venues. 

According to Smith, “As part of the eligibility to receive a grant, applicants had to provide a detailed marketing plan describing how they would use the grant funds to promote the market. We received many applications with some very creative marketing plans, and it was very hard for our selection committee to choose among the many excellent applications we received.”

She explained that, “Many farmers get their start selling  to local markets. Our grant program was designed to support these farmers by helping to create public awareness of how choosing to shop at your local farmers market benefits not only a community’s health, but also its economy, much in the same way our own patronage program [the cooperative’s profit sharing program] benefits not only our members, but the communities we serve.”

2020 Farmers Market Grant Recipients:

Aiken County Farmers Market Aiken, SC
Anderson County Farmers Market Anderson, SC
Appling County Farmers Market Baxley, GA
Brookhaven Farmers Market Atlanta, GA
Church Street Farmers Market Douglasville, GA
City of Barnwell Farmers Market Barnwell, SC
Clemson Farmers Market Clemson, SC
Clemson Sandhill Farmers Market Columbia, SC
Colleton Farmers Market Walterboro, SC
Cotton Mill Farmers Market Carrollton, GA
Coweta County Farmers Market Newman, GA
Decatur Farmers Market Atlanta, GA
Downtown Laurens Farmers Market Laurens, SC
Easley Farmers Market Easley, SC
Farmers Market of Bluffton Bluffton, SC
Foothills Heritage Market Fair Play, SC
Forsyth Farmers Market Savannah, GA
Fountain Inn Farmers Market Fountain Inn, SC
Gaffney Station Farmers Market Gaffney, SC
Grant Park Farmers Market Atlanta, GA
Greenwood County Farmers Market Greenwood, SC
Grow Newberry Farmers Market Newberry, SC
Harmony Park Farmers Market Eatonton, GA
Henry County Farmers Market McDonough, GA
Hub City Farmers Market Spartanburg, SC
Johnston Farmers Market Johnston, SC
Kershaw County Farmers Market Camden, SC
Lancaster County Farmers Market Lancaster, SC
Landrum Farmers Market Landrum, SC
Lilburn Farmers Market Lilburn, SGA
Lowcountry Street Grocery Charleston, SC
Market at Icehouse Lexington, SC
Market on Maple Sylvania, GA
McCormick Market McCormick, SC
Moncks Corner Farmers Market Moncks Corner, SC
Monroe Farmers Market Monroe, GA
Monticello Market on the Square Monticello, GA
Oakhurst Farmers Market Atlanta, GA
Oconee Farmers Market Watkinsville, GA
Old Town Farmers Market Rock Hill, SC
Peachtree Road Farmers Market Atlanta, GA
Pumpkintowns Mountain Market Pickens, SC
Ray O Sunshine Food and Garden Dorchester, SC
Statesboro Main St Farmers Market Statesboro, GA
Travelers Rest Farmers Market Travelers Rest, SC
Union County Farm & Craft Market Union, SC
WayGreen Local Fare Market Waycross, GA
Wayne County Farmers Market Jesup, GA
Williams Produce Columbia, SC


About AgSouth
AgSouth Farm Credit provides loans for land, equipment and production agriculture; crop insurance; leasing; and home mortgages. The association is headquartered in Statesboro, Ga. For more information about AgSouth or this announcement, please contact Marketing Director Christy Smith at 912-764-9091 or email