DAWSOVILLE, Ga. — Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black will be the guest of honor at the grand opening of the Amicalola Regional Farmers Market and ribbon cutting for the new City of Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion on July 18 at 8:15 a.m.
The fourth season of the market opened earlier this spring and is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. until sold out or noon. The market is held at the brand new City of Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion located on Allen Street which was completed earlier this year and funded by SPLOST VI.
“The City of Dawsonville is proud to see the results of the SPLOST VI used in a way to help our citizens. The Farmers Market has been a great success since it opened in restricted mode during the COVID pandemic,” said Mike Eason, Mayor of the City of Dawsonville, “This structure will serve our community in many ways for years to come. The ability to have a Famers Market in a covered, lighted facility is just one of many uses that we can expect. We at the City of Dawsonville want to thank all the citizens of Dawson County for supporting this project in SPLOST VI.”
The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is organized and hosted by the Amicalola Regional Agriculture Committee, a program of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.
“The committee was started more than five years ago to determine ways to link local farmers and producers with local citizens. Having a set place for the farmers market has been a dream of the committee for many years and we are proud to see that dream come to fruition,” said Dawson County Chamber President Christie Moore.
Citizens are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the pavilion during which Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and Mayor Mike Eason will speak and lead the cutting of a green ribbon. Beyond visiting the regular farmers market vendors, attendees will have a chance to win items provided by vendors to celebrate the grand opening.
“We greatly appreciate the vision and support of the citizens of Dawsonville and Dawson County as it gives our local farmers, gardeners and crafters an opportunity to provide fresh, local foods to the community as well as an opportunity for folks to learn about where their food comes from,” said Amicalola Regional Agriculture Committee Chair Louise McPherson, “The market is also a great place to find unique handmade gifts for special people and occasions.”
The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is run by the Amicalola Regional Agriculture Committee, a committee under the Dawson County Chamber. The market is open to vendors in Dawson, Cherokee, Lumpkin, Hall, Forsyth, Pickens, and Gilmer counties. The market is held every Saturday at the City of Dawsonville’s Farmers Market Pavilion throughout growing season.
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