GFB CERTIFIED FARM MARKETS
Georgia’s climate offers farmers around the state the opportunity to grow just about any crop imaginable, and many growers sell those products directly to consumers through their own retail markets.
Through our Certified Farm Market program, Georgia Farm Bureau has created a network of nearly 100 markets across the state to provide consumers the freshest, most delicious locally grown products available. With so many markets in the program, there’s sure to be one close to you, no matter where you might be in Georgia.
Depending on which part of Georgia you’re in, your nearby Certified Farm Market might carry fresh fruit like apples, peaches, blueberries and strawberries. Many markets specialize in fresh vegetables, like sweet corn, beans and peas, turnips and collard greens, Vidalia Onions, squash, peppers and even potatoes. Some markets feature watermelons, cantaloupes and pumpkins.
There are opportunities at some markets for family fun. Many offer agritourism activities, like corn mazes, pumpkin patches, games and activities for kids, fresh baked breads and pastries, jams and jellies, and even fresh homemade ice creams.
You can find a Georgia Farm Bureau Certified Farm Market near you by clicking the banner to the right.
We also publish Certified Farm Market brochures, which are distributed throughout the state. You can also pick one up at your County Farm Bureau office.
There are many advantages to visiting a Georgia Farm Bureau CertifiedFarmMarket. You’re getting fresh, locally grown produce, and you’re dealing directly with the folks who grew them. You are supporting local farmers and the local economy. And you’re supporting Georgia’s #1 industry - agriculture!
Fresh fruits and vegetables from GFB Certified Farm Markets make for delicious recipes. Our friends with the various state commodity grower organizations offer some fantastic recipes using their commodities. Visit our Georgia Commodity Recipe Link Page to find something delicious to prepare tonight!
Use our Harvest Calendar to find when your
favorite Georgia fruits and vegetables will be available.
Southern Belle Farm is located in McDonough, just south of Atlanta in Henry County. This 200-acre working farm offers pick-you-own strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. They also host field trips and parties, and in the fall they have a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and more!
Below are a few feature stories about Certified Farm Markets from the Georgia Farm Monitor...