WIC To Host Annual Farmer’s Markets

Markets Being Held Across District in July, August

VALDOSTA – Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh and local produce. The Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will be hosting their farmer’s markets to ensure everyone has access to fresh, local produce.

Farmer’s markets will kick off in early July and continue through mid-August. Markets will be held across South Health District, with Tift and Lowndes Counties each hosting two markets. All farmers markets will be held from 8:30AM-4PM.

The farmer’s market schedule for 2023 is:

7/10/2023Ben Hill Health Dept.251 Appomatox Rd. Fitzgerald, GA 31750
7/12/2023Lowndes County Health Dept.206 S. Patterson St. Valdosta, GA 31601
7/13/2023Brooks County Health Dept.500 E. Courtland Quitman, GA 31643
7/19/2023Tift County Health Dept.305 E. 12th St. Tifton, GA 31794
7/17 & 7/20*Calhoun’s Produce5075 Hawpond Rd. Ashburn, GA 31714
8/3/2023Berrien County Health Dept.600-A S. Jefferson St. Nashville, GA 31639
8/9/2023Tift County Health Dept.305 E. 12th St. Tifton, GA 31794
8/10/2023Lanier County Health Dept.53 W. Murrell St. Lakeland, GA 31635
8/15/2023Cook County Health Dept.204 N. Parrish Ave. Adel, GA 31620
8/16/2023Lowndes County Health Dept.206 N. Patterson St. Valdosta, GA 31601

Please note that, for the Turner County market, vouchers will be issued at the health department, but can be redeemed at Calhoun’s Produce during regular business hours. Vouchers are valid at Calhoun’s Produce any day prior to expiration.

While the farmer’s markets are focused on serving WIC clients, they are open to anyone. WIC clients are asked to bring their eWIC cards with them to the market. Everyone is encouraged to arrive early as produce is limited.

For more information, please call the WIC Call Center at 1-888-388-2370 or contact your local health department and ask to speak to a WIC representative.