Farmer's Markets Kicking Off

Henry County - Have a hankering for a juicy peach? What about a taste for fresh sweet corn? If you’re driving through Henry County on a Friday afternoon this summer you’ll find that and more.

Most farmer’s markets in the Wiregrass start next weekend, but people in Abbeville got to buy their fresh produce one week early.

“I think it will give our farmer’s that we do have coming to start selling their produce,” said Felicia Wojtala, manager of the Abbeville Farmer's Market.

The vendors offered a wide range of local fruits and veggies as well as fresh flowers and even homemade peach ice cream. Next Friday afternoon, Headland’s market will open on the square.

Abbeville and Headland, like most in the area, are buy fresh, buy local markets.

“That just means the vegetables are the freshest you can buy. They're right here locally grown by local growers you will recognize,” said Henry County Extension Coordinator, Jimmy Jones.

Local growers who rely on these markets to make a living.

“This gives them an opportunity to market those vegetables. We want to support those small growers so they can profitable and support their families,” he said.

Like most in the Wiregrass, the Abbeville farmer’s market will last through July or until the produce runs out.

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