Georgia Contacts

Anna D’elassandro

programs@mygeorgiamarket.org

Georgia Farmers Market Association 


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: Georgia Peach Card

Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. (Conduent)

Technical assistance and capacity-building support is available through Wholesome Wave Georgia.

For more information, contact:
Wholesome Wave Georgia
info@wholesomewavegeorgia.org
(404) 551-5996


Georgia Ag Department

Georgia Department of Agriculture 

State Farmers Markets 


FMNP & SFMNP

Georgia Farmers Market Nutrition Programs 

Georgia News/Case Studies

Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More



2019 Georgia Market Innovation Mini-Grant

Stephanie Fenty February 27, 2019

Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG)’s 2019 Market Innovation Mini-Grant is available to current partners of Georgia Fresh For Less. WWG’s mission is to increase access to fresh, healthy, locally-grown food for all Georgians. WWG strengthens local food communities by empowering networks of farmers market and farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices.… Read More



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39th Annual American Community Gardening Association Bi-National Conference in Georgia

Stephanie Fenty August 21, 2018

Tending to the Beloved Community 39th Annual Conference Atlanta, GA September 13 – 16, 2018 Where:  Georgia International Convention Center, College Park, Georgia What:  A Pre-Conference Workshop with The Cornell University Lab of Ornithology “Building Meaningful Collaborations” Thursday evening networking reception 36 workshops Friday evening gala and auction at the elegant Atlanta Botanical Garden Workshops covering cutting-edge horticulture… Read More



Mulberry Market, Georgia

Allie Vrtachnik June 28, 2018

Year Founded: 2009 Market Season: Year-round, Wednesdays (3 pm- 6 pm) State: Georgia NFMW Plans: “We’re planning to have several community educators present: a beekeeper, a mobile library, the Master Gardeners, and live music by our favorite local musician. I’ll invite our local television station to do their live weather spot from the market that day. I have… Read More



From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More



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Georgia Farmers Market Association Fresh Stop Markets

Stephanie Fenty April 30, 2018

Fresh Stop Markets are “pop up”, community led, farm-fresh food markets set up at local faith-based institutions and community centers, in fresh food insecure neighborhoods. The food is ordered and paid for in advance so that farmers are assured of their earnings. Shareholders pool their SNAP Benefits and cash to purchase equal “shares” of local,… Read More



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2019 Community Food Systems Conference – Savannah, GA

Stephanie Fenty April 30, 2018

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Georgia Farmers Market Association (GFMA) are excited to announce their partnership in putting on the 2019 Community Food Systems Conference to take place in early December 2019 in Savannah, Georgia. The partners will build on the momentum of the 2017 Community Food Systems Conference and GFMA’s Food for Thought… Read More



Welcome, New FMC Board Members!

Honesta Romberger February 19, 2018

FMC is pleased to welcome seven new additions to the Board of Directors. This year, the election resulted in a tie for the sixth spot, and since FMC’s bylaws permit adding seven members, the Board decided to include both candidates. Our new Directors are: Adrienne Akers, Kokomo Downtown Farmers Market, IN (photo 1) Corey Chatman, Experimental… Read More



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Champions for Health in the South

Darlene Wolnik February 5, 2018

According to a recent report, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Vermont rank as the healthiest states in the nation. The bottom three? Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. That’s not a surprise, says Jay Maddock, a professor of public health at Texas A&M University. In southern states, Americans are more likely to die prematurely from a wide variety of chronic conditions.… Read More



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Georgia Organics Conference – February 16-17, 2018

Stephanie Fenty January 19, 2018

February 16-17, 2018 Augusta Convention Center Augusta, GA www.conference.georgiaorganics.org/ Over two days, you’ll be inspired, connected, refreshed, invigorated and challenged. Farmers will share techniques, hacks and acumen that lift farmer productivity and prosperity. Educators will inspire with stories of kids loving broccoli. Advocates will rally us to fight for just and clean food. Augustans will tour us around their healthy food oasis. Exhibitors will show… Read More



Farmers Market Connections Support Georgia Farmer During Hurricane Irma

Allie Vrtachnik September 28, 2017

On Thursday September 7th, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal expanded the state of emergency to include 30 Georgia counties, and ordered a mandatory evacuation for areas east of 1-95. For Savannah farmer and resident Chris Molander, the issued evacuation was a blow itself. “The mandatory evacuation notice (which was issued on Thursday and revoked by Saturday… Read More



G.R.O.W. Harrisburg Fosters Community in Augusta, Georgia

Allie Vrtachnik September 19, 2017

By Allie Vrtachnik | allie@farmersmarketcoalition.org   When Augusta, Georgia comes to mind or mention, there’s only a few prominent remarks that one could make. Perhaps one could call to mind its past- its industrial glory days boasting profitable cotton barges and textile factories. Or more likely, golf, a sport synonymous with Augusta. It’s unbelievable how… Read More



Augusta Locally Grown: G.R.O.W.ing Harrisburg

Allie Vrtachnik July 10, 2017

Augusta Locally Grown is a non-profit that ventures beyond market and into the literal backyards of its community (we’re talking hundreds of raised beds, teaching gardens, etc). G.R.O.W. Harrisburg, a multi-partner initiative with various programs, began as an idea Kim Hines, ALG Market Manager, scribbled down on paper summers ago. It has since become a… Read More



Healthy Food Access a Recipe for Healthy Business at Forsyth Farmers Market

Allie Vrtachnik May 26, 2017

Forsyth Farmers Market in Savannah, GA is addressing its local food insecurity with a robust Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) doubling initiative, turning low-income neighbors into consistent customers while putting more dollars directly into farmers’ pockets. The market opened in 2009, and shortly after, began the SNAP doubling program with Wholesome Wave funding. Consistent, well-executed… Read More



Meet Joseph and Helen Fields of Joseph Fields Farm

Allie Vrtachnik May 23, 2017

John’s Island, South Carolina is home to Joseph and Helen Fields, stewards of the land and produce at Joseph Fields Farm, a 50 acre organically certified farm. Joseph was born and raised in John’s Island, and is a third generation farmer dedicated to his craft and community. Joseph Fields Farm has shared its harvests at… Read More



Meet Rafe Rivers of Canewater Farm

Allie Vrtachnik April 27, 2017

Sometimes life paths find you, well, organically. In 2013, Rafe Rivers, who says he grew up removed from a local food source in the heart of Atlanta, became the co-owner of Canewater Farm in Darien, GA. Backtrack some years ago and Rafe was slotted for a diploma from the Terry College of Business at the University… Read More



Community Farmers Market- At the Cornerstone of Atlanta’s Local Food Movement

Allie Vrtachnik December 13, 2016

Picture taken at Grant Park Farmers Market, one of the five Community markets. Atlanta is my hometown, and growing up in the surrounding suburbs, I know the anticipatory feeling you get once you enter city limits. Atlanta has a bit of it all- the bustle (aka traffic), the big city feel, and a diverse population.… Read More



Dear Hard-Working Farmers Market Manager: You Are Not Alone

Honesta Romberger November 15, 2016

Every farmers market, no matter how small, has an impact on local food. And every farmers market manager runs into challenges that are shared by others throughout the nation. Rest assured, fellow managers, you are not alone. It takes hard work to run a farmers market. It requires a lot of muscle, a nimble mind,… Read More



SNAP tokens at Forsyth Farmers Market

Forsyth Farmers Market & SNAP: Making Good Food Affordable for All

Honesta Romberger October 26, 2016

SNAP tokens used at Forsyth Farmers Market (photo credit: Forsyth Farmers Market)   Since its very start, the Forsyth Farmers Market in Savannah, Georgia has sought to address food access with the inclusion of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formally food stamps), a federally funded food access program for low-income individuals administered by the United… Read More



New FMC State Partner Launches 2016 Peach Tour

Honesta Romberger June 16, 2016

We’re excited to welcome the Georgia Farmers Market Association to FMC’s State Partner Program! GFMA is an association of farmers markets, producers and other organizations committed to improving healthy food access across the state of Georgia. As an FMC State Partner, all GFMA members automatically become FMC members, granting them access to FMC programs and resources, as… Read More



Markets on a Mission to Support Veterans

Honesta Romberger November 11, 2015

This Veterans Day, in an effort to honor the brave men and women who have served our country, FMC is highlighting two farmers market organizations who’s mission it is to support our veterans. Growing Veterans is a rehabilitation and sustainable agriculture program situated on two farms in Washington state with a mission to empower military veterans to… Read More



Meet FMC’s Guest Instagrammer: Community Farmers Markets

Honesta Romberger November 1, 2015

  Switching gears this week, FMC’s Guest Instagram series travels south to Atlanta, Georgia, where Community Farmers Markets, a coalition of farmers markets, will show us how a large organization fuels the Peach State through community outreach, education, food access, and – of course – fresh southern fare! Alex Lampert, Marketing and Communications Director, tells… Read More



**Updated** Congratulations to FMC Member FMPP and FMSSG Awardees!

Liz Comiskey October 9, 2015

The awardees of the 2015 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), and the first ever Farmers Market SNAP Support Grants (FMSSG) were announced last week! Check out all of the FMC members that were awarded below. Many FMC members will also benefit from grant projects within their community networks; you… Read More



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2013 Discover You Can Participants Announced

Liz Comiskey April 26, 2013

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2013 Discover You Can Learn Make Share℠ program. Thirty FMC member farmers market organizations have been selected by the Farmers Market Coalition and Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, to take part in this summer’s canning education program. The selected 30 organizations… Read More