Warner Robins: International City Farmer's Market supports Middle Ga. farmers


WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- The International City Farmer's Market is another Warner Robins attraction that helps bring local food to people in the community.

On any given Thursday, dozens of vendors set up shop in the city in anticipation for the farmer's market.

Co-founder Jodi Daly said it is a way for people to enjoy fresh good and help Middle Georgia farmers.

"It's a great way for them to sell their products, knowing they're not going to be competing against folks that might be reselling where they buy it wholesale and go stand on the corner and sell it," Daly said.

Items for sale include fruits and vegetables, soap and even arts and crafts.

Organizers say that by shopping at a farmer's market you're going green and getting a fresher product than you would at a regular grocery store.

"The benefit of purchasing seasonal produce and buying local is that it was picked within the past 48 hours," Daly said. "Most of the time it was picked this morning or the night before before coming here. It's extremely fresh, ripe, ready to eat and isn't over-ripe. It's not under ripe and didn't travel 1,400 miles to get here, which is what a typical--a typical produce travels 1,400 miles when you go to the grocery store."

The Health Department inspects the market regularly for food preparation safety and temperature requirements.

The farmer's market is held at the corner of Maple Street and Watson Boulevard. It runs each Thursday afternoon from 1 p.m. until dusk year-round.

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