Produce, prizes, prestige available through Farm Passport
Summer is winding down and children are headed back to school. If you’re looking for late-summer activities outside, may we suggest a late-summer trip to a Georgia Farm Bureau Certified Farm Market?
Among the best things about Georgia in the summer are Georgia peaches and ice cream! With the peach season winding down, don’t miss out on these awesome treats!
While you’re at it, bag a few stamps in your 2021 Farm Passport for some sweet prizes. The grand prize for the most farms visited is an RTIC cooler and the winner will be featured on the Farm Monitor TV show! The grand prize is not the only prize, though.
In addition to fresh produce and fun family memories, here’s what you can get through the Farm Passport program: All passports returned with at least one stamp will be entered in a drawing to win a basket of favorite products from CFMs ($100 value); five stamps - limited edition T-shirt; 10 stamps – awesome ag swag and ball cap; 15 stamps – choice of product from Certified Farm Market (honey, pecans, or fruit jam) plus prizes listed above; 20 stamps - full access pass farm tour with Farm to Table meal in spring of 2022 plus all of the above.
Just by going – no stamps needed – you get access to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables grown right here in Georgia. Some of the crops in season are apples (certain varieties) beans, cantaloupes, cucumbers, eggplants, grapes (muscadines are available in South Georgia), mushrooms, okra, peaches, peppers, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, watermelon and zucchini.
As you visit participating farms, ask the farmer to stamp your passport. The more stamps you receive, the more prizes you will earn! Keep in mind farmers are at the mercy of the weather. Be sure to call or check the farm website/social media before visiting to make sure the farm is open. Passports can be picked up at county Farm Bureau offices or at a Certified Farm Market.
For the more information, about the GFB Certified Farm Market program, visit www.gfb.ag/passport. Mail in your passport by Jan. 7. 2022, and GFB will return it to you with your prizes! Mail passports to GFB Certified Farm Markets, P.O. Box 7068, Macon, GA 31209-7068.