Now is your chance to stock up on fresh, local produce and meat before your Independence Day cookout. Gwinnett County is hosting the next Georgia Grown To Go drive-thru farmer’s market at Coolray Field Thursday, June 25 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Residents can pre-order boxes of produce from local farmers for a reduced rate online until 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 at GeorgiaGrownToGo.com. The box will contain new items including cantaloupe, eggplant, jalapenos, zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, Vidalia onions and cucumbers.
Other items available for purchase include watermelons and boxes of beef, chicken, sweet corn, peaches, mushrooms and Vidalia onions. Whether you’re grilling out or staying in for the holiday, you can support local farmers with these fresh choices.
Orders will be available for contactless pickup at the event site, and a limited supply of items will be available for same day purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Contactless payment options, cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted.
Residents can also support their community by donating a box to a neighbor or local charity. Gwinnett County will work with community partners of Gwinnett Cares to provide items to local nonprofits, co-ops and faith-based organizations.
Georgia Grown, an initiative of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, is partnering with Gwinnett County Government, Live Healthy Gwinnett, the Gwinnett Stripers and Explore Gwinnett to host the event.
“It is because of the great support from our community leaders that our Georgia Grown To Go events have been so widely successful,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “We are honored to once again team up with the great folks in Gwinnett County to not only help bridge the gap between our farmers and consumers, but to also expand the offerings to include melons, protein and value added Georgia Grown products just in time for the upcoming holiday.”
Coolray Field is located at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville. To learn more and place an order, visit GeorgiaGrownToGo.com.