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Oconee Farmers Market

In Downtown Watkinsville

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Each Saturday, growers or producers within an approximate 100-mile radius of Oconee County set up tables at the Oconee Farmers Market.  These are individuals who are directly involved in the production of items such as fruits, vegetables, meats, edible grains, nuts, berries, plants, flowers or value-added agricultural products. The latter includes soaps, birdhouses, decorated gourds and carved wood products.

Oconee Farmers Market began operation in 2004 in the front yard of the Eagle Tavern across from the Courthouse in downtown Watkinsville, the county seat of Oconee County. The market moved to the rear of the Tavern in 2009 to allow for more vendors. In 2012 the market moved to the front of the Courthouse.


In 2013, the Market launched a Tuesday market at Watkinsville First Christian Church, 4 N. Main Street, Watkinsville.

 

Vendors pay a percentage of their sales each week to sustain the market. The Market does not get any government support other than free use of space.

 

The market has a Board of Directors: Cindy Pritchard (president) , Russ Page (vice president) , Eric Pope (treasurer), Nancy Thompson (secretary), Lee Becker (customer representative) and Annie Kennedy (vendor representative). Pritchard also is the market manager.