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Across Georgia, Farmers Markets For Those With Little Cash

Jul 9, 2019
Marianna Bacallao / GPB

While most farmers’ markets are a way of supporting local farmers, a series of markets popping up around the state are also a way of supporting low-income households.  

The Georgia Department of Public Health is holding markets to get fresh produce in the hands of families enrolled in the federal Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) nutrition program. 


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It's hard enough to eat well and stay in shape, but, in several parts of Georgia, residents don't even have access to nutritious foods. 

The Georgia Farmers Market Association is trying to bring awareness to the issue and help overcome barriers to access. Its initiatives connect small growers with communities that don't have good options to buy fresh, high-quality meat and produce. 


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