Rabbit Valley Farmers Market Coming To Downtown Ringgold

Friday, April 16, 2021

Rabbit Valley Farmers Market has partnered with Ringgold’s Downtown Development Authority to use the Ringgold Market Pavilion as their home every weekend beginning April 24. The market will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. through Oct. 30. Every week will have several vendors, food trucks, crafts for kids and more, with live music the last Saturday of each month.

The market was started and managed by local farm owner, Samantha Martin. Ms. Martin resides 
in Ringgold with her husband and children and is an advocate for shopping local and supporting 
Ringgold City’s small businesses, which was one of the reasons she wanted to start the farmer’s
market. 

“The mission of the Rabbit Valley Farmers Market”, said Ms. Martin, “is to promote the exchange of fresh, high quality local food and agricultural products between agricultural producers in Catoosa County (and its surrounding region), its residents and visitors for the purpose of supporting local growers, providing quality products to consumers and supporting sustainable agriculture and downtown revitalization.”

Some Spotlights of the Market:
*Power of Produce Program for Kids
*Free Kids Crafts
*Storytime the 2nd Saturday of each month
*Live music the 4th Saturday of each month
*Producers Only Market (within 100 miles)
*Scholarship Program through GNTC and the Horticulture Program on their Floyd County 
campus
*Non-Profit 501(c)3
*Accept SNAP and double those benefits through Wholesome Wave Georgia Grant
*Vendors include beef, cheese, eggs, produce, cut flowers, bedding plants, and pottery
*Food Trucks at every market
* Sidewalk Chalk Fest June 5

“Whether you are looking for a locally grown vegetable, beef or poultry products, the Rabbit Valley Farmers Market will offer a unique connection between local families to area farmers,” said Randall Franks, Ringgold Downtown Development Authority chairman. “Through the special programs for children, monthly entertainment and special participants each and every Saturday, taking a trip to town on those mornings will become a must for every Catoosan. The DDA and Main Street are proud to partner in this effort which will increase our downtown visitors to benefit all our merchants and eateries.”

For more information on weekly events or to become a vendor, go to
www.rabbitvalleyfarmersmarket.com or find them on Facebook.



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