The Bainbridge Farmers’ Market set to make its spring debut

Published 8:18 pm Friday, March 20, 2015

The new season of the Bainbridge Farmers’ Market kicks off next Saturday, March 28, at 8 a.m. on the square in downtown Bainbridge. Vendors selling locally grown produce and fresh food will assemble in downtown each Saturday from 8a.m. until noon through June.
This week, in an effort to encourage the community to grow their own produce, the first 25 attendees will receive a small, starter basil plant. Additionally, local restaurants Isaac’s Bakery will feature a tomato basil soup on Saturday and Crave Eatery will be debuting a basil sauce that will prepackaged for sale and available as samples.
Farmers’ Market board member Mills Brock said it’s the boards goal to help revitalize downtown by ensuring something will be happening every Saturday. He said the biggest crowds were always when an event was happening in conjunction with the market.
“Downtown Saturday morning, you know something is going on at the square,” Brock said. “Let’s get out of the house, let’s go.”
Next Saturday, the Farmers’ Market is partnering with the Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA to offer Pilates on the Square beginning at 10 a.m. A certified instructor will lead participants of all ages through a variety of simple Pilates moves, designed to strengthen the body and increase flexibility.
There’s going to be yoga in the park one Saturday morning, and Pilates in the park one Saturday morning,” Brock said. “We’re going to start different stuff like that to not just have the Farmers’ Market happening.
No equipment is necessary for Pilates, but participants are asked to bring a towel or mat.
On April 9, the YMCA will host a kids Zumba class at 9:00 a.m.
Mills said all of last fall’s vendors would be returning, with the possibility of new vendors as well.
The Bainbridge Farmers’ Market is sponsored and supported by Edward Jones, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, Lady Moon Farms, and Southern States.

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