ATLANTA — Gwinnett County is excited to host the final Georgia Grown To Go of the season at Coolray Field, 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21.
“Our Georgia Grown To Go pop up markets were a huge hit this spring and summer, bringing a safe and convenient shopping experience to those who craved local products,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “We are excited to replicate that opportunity for consumers looking to fill their Thanksgiving table with Georgia Grown produce and for shoppers looking to get an easy head start on their Christmas shopping.”
The $20 produce box includes squash, zucchini, cucumbers, corn, apples, sweet potato, citrus and green tomatoes. In addition to produce and protein, gift items will also be offered for purchase. For more information on available items and to pre-order visit www.GeorgiaGrownToGo.com.
Customers can abide by CDC social distancing guidelines while purchasing fresh produce and other Georgia Grown products thanks to the drive-through approach with produce boxes placed directly in their trunks and contactless payment options of cash or credit. Customers can also support their community this Thanksgiving season by donating a produce box. Gwinnett County will work with community partners of Gwinnett Cares to provide items to local nonprofits, co-ops, and faith-based facilities.
Georgia Grown To Go is part of the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s “Buy Georgia Grown, Now More Than Ever” campaign encouraging consumers to ask for Georgia Grown products. With foodservice channels still limited, the pop-up markets are designed to give customers an opportunity to purchase fresh produce directly from farmers with limited contact, drive-through service. For more information on produce offerings, pricing and upcoming events, please visit www.GeorgiaGrownToGo.com.
–Julie McPeake, Georgia Department of Agriculture