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Friday, June 26, 2020
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Georgia Grown To Go Market Coming to Tucker
ATLANTA - Just in time for the 4th of July, The Georgia Department of Agriculture will hold their last Georgia Grown To Go event of the season on Tuesday, June 30, next to construction of the new Smoke Rise Elementary School close to the corner of Hugh Howell Road and Mountain Industrial in Tucker.
"Our Georgia Grown To Go markets have been wildly popular and we are proud to finish up the summer season with our good partners in Tucker and DeKalb County," said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. "These events would not be possible without the community coming together to show support for our Georgia farmers during this unprecedented time by purchasing Georgia products. We are honored to team up with the great folks in DeKalb County to bring them a great variety of fresh and local offerings just in time for the upcoming holiday."
To ensure availability, consumers can pre-order items online until 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 29, at GeorgiaGrownToGo.com. The mixed produce boxes will be listed for a reduced rate online and contain cantaloupe, eggplant, jalapenos, zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, Vidalia onions and cucumbers. Other items available for purchase include watermelons and boxes of beef, chicken, pork, peaches, mushrooms and Georgia Grown sampler packs. Orders will be available for contactless pickup at the event site, and a limited supply of items will be available for same-day purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment options include cash, credit and debit cards.
"We are honored to partner with our state Agriculture Department and Georgia farmers to provide fresh and nutritious fruit, vegetables and protein to the citizens of DeKalb County. Working together there are no challenges that cannot be overcome." Said CEO Michael Thurmond.
Previous Georgia Grown To Go markets held in Cobb and Gwinnett were wildly successful thanks to the support and collaboration of local community leaders. As part of the "Buy Georgia Grown, Now More Than Ever" campaign, Georgia Grown To Go is a series of pop-up markets, primarily in metro Atlanta that give customers an opportunity to purchase fresh produce directly from farmers with limited contact, drive-through service. The markets are expected to return for Georgia's fall produce season.
For more information on produce offerings, pricing and location, please visit https://georgiagrowntogo.com/.
About Georgia Grown: The Georgia Grown program provides a powerful new branding tool as well as education, marketing and business connections to expand agribusinesses and the agricultural industry throughout Georgia. Learn more today at www.GeorgiaGrown.com.
About the GDA The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visit www.agr.georgia.gov.