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Georgia Based Farmer’s Markets that Accept Food Stamps

As of December 2018 there were 12 Georgia based farmer’s markets currently accepting food stamps.

What follows is a list of those markets with contact information and hours of operation.

Athen’s Farmer’s Markets

The “Athen’s Farmer’s Market” has three different locations that accept food stamps (SNAP/EBT).

The farmer’s markets on 705 Sunset Drive and 300 North Thomas Street are open on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm during the months of May through November.

The “Bishop Park Picnic Pavilion” location is open during the same months on Saturdays from 8:00 am until noon.

The markets feature anywhere from 20 to 50 vendors, including those who offer organic products. Additional information about all three markets can be found on the “Athen’s Farmer’s Market” website.

  • Athen’s Farmer’s Market
  • 705 Sunset Drive
  • Athens, GA 30601
  • 832-482-5916

Battlefield Farmer’s Market

The “Battlefield Farmer’s Market” is open twice a week from May through November. It maintains hours of operation on Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 8:00 am until noon.

The market tends to feature 20 vendors. Additional information can be found on the “Battlefield Farmer’s Market” website.

  • Battlefield Farmer’s Market
  • 10052 Highway 27 North
  • Rock Spring, GA 30739
  • 706-638-7366

Cotton Mill Farmer’s Market

The “Cotton Mill Farmer’s Market” has an estimated 45 vendors, including those who sell organic products. The market is open Saturday from 8:00 am until noon during the months of April through October. Additional information can be found on the “Cotton Mill Farmer’s Market” website.

  • Cotton Mill Farmer’s Market
  • 401 Rome Street
  • Carrollton, GA 30117
  • 800-292-0871

Forsyth Farmer’s Market

The “Forsyth Farmer’s Market” is open on Saturdays from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm during the months of April through November.

In addition to the farm fresh food, the “Forsyth Farmer’s Market” also features free gardening, nutrition, and health related events throughout the season. Additional information can be found on the “Forsyth Farmer’s Market” website.

  • Forsyth Farmer’s Market
  • 1 West Park Avenue
  • Savannah, GA 31401
  • 912-484-0279

Macon State Farmer’s Market

The “Macon State Farmer’s Market” is open daily, year round from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm. The market tends to have an estimated 25 vendors. Additional information can be found on the “Macon State Farmer’s Market” website.

  • Macon State Farmer’s Market
  • 2055 Eisenhower Parkway
  • Macon, GA 31206
  • 478-752-7097

Market on the Square

The “Market on the Square” is open on Saturdays from 8:00 am until noon during the months of May through October. They tend to maintain an estimated 14 vendors, including those who sell organic items. Additional information can be found on the “Market on the Square” website.

  • Market on the Square
  • Highway 18 East and 19 North
  • Zebulon, GA 30295
  • 770-567-2029

Midland Avenue Produce Jam

The “Midland Avenue Produce Jam” is open May through September from 9:00 am until noon on Saturdays. The market is affiliated with “Walton Wellness”, which sponsors a combination bicycle and farmer’s market tour each year. Additional information can be found on the “Midland Avenue Produce Jam” website.

  • Midland Avenue Produce Jam
  • Midland Avenue and Church Street
  • Monroe, GA 30655
  • 404-667-9589

Norcross Whistle Stop Market

The “Norcross Whistle Stop Market” is open on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm during the months of June through October. Additional information can be found on the “Norcross Whistle Stop Market” website.

  • Norcross Whistle Stop Market
  • 74 Park Drive
  • Norcross, GA 30071
  • 770-842-2551

South West Outdoor Organic Market

The “South West Outdoor Organic Market” is open Saturdays from 9:00 am until noon during the months of June through September. Additional information can be found on the “South West Outdoor Organic Market” website.

  • South West Outdoor Organic Market
  • 2329 Cascade Avenue
  • Atlanta, GA 30311
  • 678-500-8387

Union County Farmer’s Market

The “Union County Farmer’s Market” is open on Wednesdays from 7:00 am until 1:00 pm during the months of June through October. They average 50 vendors. Additional information can be found on the “Union County Farmer’s Market” website.

  • Union County Farmer’s Market
  • Old Smokey Road
  • Blairsville, GA 30512
  • 706-439-6000

Additional Information

As hours of operation are subject to change without advance notice, would-be visitors are encouraged to verify all details directly with the farmer’s market of their choice prior to departure.

Product Review: Ionic Clean Washing System

The Ionic Clean Washing System by HomeRight is a unique de-ionizing water filter that uses the de-ionized water to pull dirt and dust off your vehicle or other surface for an easy and fast clean.

  • Ease of Use/Performance: 18/25
  • Convenience/Storage 20/25
  • Appearance/Design 16/25
  • How much I enjoy 16/25

Total: 70/100

The Ionic Clean Washing System is a de-ionizing filter system that uses a brush end on a water pole connected to a filter pack that uses your home water to clean your vehicles or house. The Ionic Clean Washing System makes an interesting and useful product for washing your car or windows using de-ionized water but it is expensive.

The Ionic Clean Washing System consists of a filter in a tank with connections on each end, one end goes to your garden hose and the other to a 20 foot hose to the end of a brush on a pole. The Washing System comes with a brush head and pole, filter and tank, 20 foot hose, a quick connect adapter and an on off valve with instructions.

Connecting things is pretty simple but I had a problem right off the bat, the quick disconnect fitting broke on me when I was starting to use the system so it was off to the hardware store. I purchased a fitting to use instead of the quick disconnect but should not have had to, the quick disconnect is a cheap plastic part.

Both fittings for the quick disconnect are cheap plastic and thin, the pole is also made from plastic parts that I would be hesitant to use with any force to scrub my windows or car. Once I got the fitting installed and everything working I tried out the Washing System on my two mini vans and porch windows.

I was partially impressed with the Ionic Clean but it was not really the fault of the Ionic Clean, my cars were dirty and I do have these trees that drip stuff on them. The Ionic Clean did a good enough job on getting the cars clean and the de-ionized water helped to leave the water sheeting off the vehicles.

The de-ionizing water does a good job of sheeting off the cars and off of my front windows but it does not actually get everything off your vehicles or house. The washer does have a soap chemical injector that you can purchase for $15 from HomeRight that will hold a cup or so of liquid and on command send it through your brush end to help clean off your vehicles or windows.

The soap chemical injector is simple and easy to fill and get soap or whatever you want like a rinse agent onto your brush end and the surface your cleaning. The system comes with a brush end that can scrub and clean off bird droppings and all kinds of other debris from your vehicles and windows but some stuff may not clean off well.

I had a hard time getting some of the things like the tree sap off my vehicle but this is not really the Ionic Cleans fault, this stuff does not come off easily. A little scrubbing and most of it did come off but I did need to use something stronger to get all the stuff off.

The de-ionized water does leave some spots but also sheets off the vehicles and windows for the most part, it doesn’t cascade off if dirt or other debris is there. The de-ionizing properties of the Ionic Clean Washer System works well but for the cost I am not really sold.

I am very mixed about this review, I really think I can give a positive review while also not giving this a huge thumbs up for a purchase. The Ionic Clean costs about $250 and with filters costing about $50 each the filter assembly is expensive but keeping your car and homes windows clean also costs.

You have to balance the overall cost of this system with how you want to spend the money to keep your expensive things clean, personally I will stick to a soap and water solution. I find that just scrubbing with a good sponge and soapy water works well enough and using towels and window cleaner to get my windows clean also is good enough.

The Ionic Clean Washing System costs about the same as taking your car to the car wash when you consider filter costs and you get anywhere from 7 to 12 washes from a filter. According to HomeRight the filters will last for about 70 minutes for water that is your typical hardness of 200 that is average for city water across the United States.

With a wash time of about ten minutes per vehicle this gives you about seven or maybe ten washes per filter, at $50 per filter that’s about $5 to $7 per wash in filters. I am not including the $250 for the price of the Ionic Clean System but this is also a consideration, it is expensive for a cleaning system that amounts to a water filter.

The Ionic Clean also comes with a water tester that checks the hardness of water as it is coming out of the filter system to see how the filter is working. This quick check gives you the verification that the filter needs to be replaced or if you can use it for more cleaning.

If you want to wash your car yourself this system may be for you but for the five to seven dollars that this cleaner costs you can just as easily go to the local car wash. As far as washing the windows on your house the same can also be said using a simple sponge and soapy water but here is where a pole and scrub brush comes in handy.

I am not sure if I can easily recommend the Ionic Clean Washing System mostly due to the cheaper plastic parts some of the system is made from and the overall cost. The Ionic Clean System does work and works well enough but the system does come with some minuses along with the pluses of a good washing system.

In the end you will have to decide for yourself if the cost of the system overcomes the handy use of not having to use as much in the way of chemicals. The Ionic Clean Washing System does make a good cleaner for cars and windows but it is also expensive enough to be a tough decision for a purchase.

Check out the Ionic Clean Washing System at HomeRight and see for yourself how well it works, they have a link to a YouTube video of their product in action.