Pop, pop, pop!
The smell of freshly popped kettle corn lingers in the air as you stroll through the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market. The music plays as visitors chatter joyously with vendors and to each other. This, you will find, is the wonderful experience when visiting the market. Occurring on Saturday mornings from 9AM to 12:30PM, this is a place where local farmers and businesses gather to offer their wonderful produce and/or hand-made items.
Unfortunately for most students here at Georgia Southern, a ride to downtown Statesboro is not available. Sure, a nice long stroll on a bike or even on foot would be nice, but the good ol’ Georgia heat is still going strong. And soon enough, it’ll be way too chilly outside to go to and from the market. Fortunately, Georgia Southern has thought ahead and has brought the market right on campus!
That is right: Georgia Southern has the privilege to offer students, faculty, and staff the chance to shop locally on campus! The University Wellness Program, the Center for Sustainability, and the Downtown Statesboro Farmers Market have come together to bring the market to campus. Happening every Thursday starting September 8th until the end of November, several local farmers and businesses will bring their goodies to Georgia Southern. These goodies include fresh local coffee from Three Tree Coffee, Sugar Magnolia’s Artisan breads, and beautiful seasonal Georgia-grown fruits and vegetables.
Better yet, the campus market will be allowing payment in form of cash, credit, EBT, and EAGLE Express! Are you up for a little local shopping in the Russell Union? Below is a list of vendors to expect at the market:
7 Willows Sells Hand-made soaps, lotions and lip balm.
4&20 Bakery Offers delicious homemade cupcakes, including the infamous Chocolate Guinness Ganache cupcake.
Kim’s Cheese Straws Sells southern homemade cheese straws, flavors include original cheddar, parmesan, tomato basil cheddar, and hot habanero cheddar.
Savannah Oatmeal Company Offers a healthy and tasty breakfast to those living a fast-pace lifestyle (college students, anyone?)
Azure’s Sweets Calm your sweet tooth with homemade pecan pralines, honey bars, and more!
Caribbean Feast Local, authentic Caribbean food.
The Herb Lady Organic herbs to brighten up any dish.
B&G Honey provides local Honey straight from Register, GA.
Poor Robin Gardens Offers fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Cork’s Kettle Corn Has delicious flavored popcorn.
Williams Produce and Bakery Sells fresh produce, eggs, jams, jellies and bread.
Anthony’s Roots Offers local foods such as eggs and produce.
Sugar Magnolia Bakery: If you haven’t gone to Sugar Mag by now, here’s your chance! Fresh bread and pastries are baked daily.
3 Tree Coffee Roasters: Locally brewed coffee is just plain delicious.
My Ranchero. Mexican food? Say no more.
Toni Todd Studios: Beautiful hand-made jewelry and crochet stuffed animals.
Be Well, Do Well!