What are some farmers' markets in Georgia?


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Farmers' markets in Georgia include Fall Line Farmers Market in Baldwin County, Athens Farmers Market in Clarke County, Ridge Perry Farmers Market in Floyd County, Hartwell Farmers Market in Hart County and Thomasville State Farmers Market in Thomas County. On its website, the Georgia Department of Agriculture maintains a list of farmers' markets in the state. This list organizes markets by county and provides the location, contact information, schedule and website, if any, for each farmers' market that it lists.

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Fulton County, home to Atlanta, plays host to around 20 farmers' markets, the most of any county. These include Alpharetta Farmers Market, East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, East Wheat Street Garden Market, Green Market at Piedmont Park and Sandy Springs Farmers Market.

The Georgia Department of Agriculture considers farmers' markets to be locations where farmers can sell their produce directly to their neighbors and community. They may be operated by non-profits or even local governments. According to its website, the Georgia Department of Agriculture believes farmers' markets help build meaningful relationships between community producers and consumers. Through the Wholesome Wave Georgia program, benefit recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can have their benefits doubled, up to $50, when they shop at certain farmers' markets.

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