AgSouth Farm Credit Announces 2021 Farmers Market Grant Winners

Handling a box of lettuce

STATESBORO, GA – March 22, 2021: AgSouth Farm Credit Marketing Director Christy Smith has released the names of the recipients of the 2021 Think Outside the Store® Farmers Market grant.

AgSouth Awards $500 Each to Local Farmers Markets

The Association is distributing $500 each in grant funds to local markets throughout AgSouth’s territory to use for advertising and promotion.

“It’s no surprise that this year has been incredibly difficult for all businesses,” says AgSouth Marketing Director Christy Smith. “Our hope is that these funds can help local Farmers Markets get out in front of more people during a unique consumer environment. We received a lot of creative marketing plans this year to combat COVID, and we’re excited to see them in action.”

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.”

The 2021 AgSouth Think Outside the Store® Farmers Market grant recipients are:

Aiken County Farmers Market Aiken, SC
Appling County Farmers Market Baxley, GA
Avondale Estates Farmers Market Avondale Estates, GA
Brookhaven Farmers Market Atlanta, GA
City of Fountains Inn Farmers Market Fountain Inn, SC
Clemson Farmers Market Clemson, SC
Colleton Museum & Farmers Market Walterboro, SC
Coweta County Farmers Market Newnan, GA
Decatur Farmers Market Atlanta, GA
East Atlanta Village Farmers Market Atlanta, GA
Farmers Market Bluffton Bluffton, SC
Foothills Heritage Market Fair Play, SC
Forsyth Farmers Market Savannah, GA
Fort Mill Farmers Market Fort Mill, SC
Gaffney Station Farmers Market Gaffney, SC
Grant Park Farmers Market Atlanta, GA
Greer Farmers Market Greer, SC
Grow Newberry SC Newberry, SC
Healthy Carolina Farmers Market Columbia, SC
Henry County Farmers Market McDonough, GA
Hub City Farmers Market Spartanburg, SC
Johnston’s Farmers & Artists Market Johnston, SC
Kershaw County Farmers Market Camden, SC
Kiwanis Fairgrounds Farmers Market Griffin, GA
Lancaster County Farmers Market Lancaster, SC
Landrum Farmers Market Landrum, SC
Lilburn Farmers Market Lilburn, GA
Low Country Street Grocery Charleston, SC
Main Street Farmers Market Statesboro, GA
Market at Icehouse Lexington, SC
McCormick Farmers Market McCormick, SC
Moncks Corner Farmers Market Moncks, SC
Monroe Downtown Farmers Market Monroe, GA
Monticello Farmers Market Monticello, GA
Norcross Community Market Norcross, GA
Oakhurst Farmers Market Atlanta, GA
Oconee Farmers Market Watkinsville, GA
Peach Tree Road Farmers Market Atlanta, GA
The Market on Maple Sylvania, GA
The Wednesday Market Meansville, GA
Travelers Rest Farmers Market Travelers Rest, SC
Tucker Farmers Market Clarkston, GA
Union County Farm and Craft Market Union, SC
Way Green Farmers Market Waycross, GA
Wayne County Farmers Market Jesup, GA

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