Marianna city Farmers Market Opening soon

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Since: Apr 12

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#1 Apr 3, 2012
The Board of Directors for the Jackson County Growers Assn, Inis planning on opening the Farmers Market in Marianna on April 21,2012, provided there is enough produce available. For the First time ever, EBT (Food Stamp) cards will be accepted at the market. Come on out for some farm fresh LOCALLY GROWN fruits and veggies.
Get Real

Chipley, FL

#2 Apr 3, 2012
Why should we support it? There was nothing wrong with the other one. Something else for taxpayers
to pay.
Amen

Benton, AR

#3 Apr 3, 2012
Get Real wrote:
Why should we support it? There was nothing wrong with the other one. Something else for taxpayers
to pay.
Agreed!

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#4 Apr 3, 2012
The Board of County Commissioners made it clear that the structure that was serving as the Jasckson County Farmers Market was of no use to them, and in fact they planned to tear it down. When the Building was built, the Jackson County Growers Assn, Inc signed a lease with the County that we would pay $1,000 a year for the structure. Noone else ever paid to use the building. Including the people who would park under it while at the court house. We paid this fee for 14 years. It oly cost $12,000 to buildthe building. When the opportunity to move the Market to a larger, modern building came about, we jumped at the opportunity. We signed a lease agreement with the City of Marianna to pay a lease fee. We also pay our own insurance policy as well as anything else we do. We know we will never pay enough rent to pay for the building, but we pay our fair share. We receive no government assistance in the operation of the Market itself. We are taking the initiative to help folks that may not have the means to buy produce at the grocery stores (at an over inflated price) that has came from Califorina or God who knows where. You can buy LOCALLY grown farm fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmers market and support the local economy as well. We are reaching out to a consumer that has not been reached out to before. As far as the taxpayers paying anything for the Jackson County Growers Assn, Inc, they have never paid us anything. Unless you are a paid member of the Association, then you wouldn't know. We are an asset to the Community and we will coninue to work hard to be the best Farmers Market in Florida. If you don't agree with me, quit hiding behind a posted name and give me your email address and I will communicate with you directly.
Anna

Benton, AR

#5 Apr 3, 2012
Who cares?
possom trot

United States

#6 Apr 3, 2012
bigboy32426 wrote:
The Board of County Commissioners made it clear that the structure that was serving as the Jasckson County Farmers Market was of no use to them, and in fact they planned to tear it down. When the Building was built, the Jackson County Growers Assn, Inc signed a lease with the County that we would pay $1,000 a year for the structure. Noone else ever paid to use the building. Including the people who would park under it while at the court house. We paid this fee for 14 years. It oly cost $12,000 to buildthe building. When the opportunity to move the Market to a larger, modern building came about, we jumped at the opportunity. We signed a lease agreement with the City of Marianna to pay a lease fee. We also pay our own insurance policy as well as anything else we do. We know we will never pay enough rent to pay for the building, but we pay our fair share. We receive no government assistance in the operation of the Market itself. We are taking the initiative to help folks that may not have the means to buy produce at the grocery stores (at an over inflated price) that has came from Califorina or God who knows where. You can buy LOCALLY grown farm fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmers market and support the local economy as well. We are reaching out to a consumer that has not been reached out to before. As far as the taxpayers paying anything for the Jackson County Growers Assn, Inc, they have never paid us anything. Unless you are a paid member of the Association, then you wouldn't know. We are an asset to the Community and we will coninue to work hard to be the best Farmers Market in Florida. If you don't agree with me, quit hiding behind a posted name and give me your email address and I will communicate with you directly.
well said!
hotpockets

Bonifay, FL

#7 Apr 3, 2012
Get Real wrote:
Why should we support it? There was nothing wrong with the other one. Something else for taxpayers
to pay.
Of all the things to bitch about your tax dollars going to... "Get real", indeed. Just waddle on over to WalMart like the good little drone and buy some corporate farmed or imported produce chock full of pesticides/chemicals and sitting there rotting in a bin.

Since: Apr 12

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#8 Apr 12, 2012
We are going to be unable to get our EBT machine in for an April 21 opening, but we will have it in for an April 28 opening, so that being said, the Marianna City farmers Market will open on April 28, 2012 for the 2012 seson.
Mr Ahole

Blountstown, FL

#9 Apr 12, 2012
hotpockets wrote:
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Of all the things to bitch about your tax dollars going to... "Get real", indeed. Just waddle on over to WalMart like the good little drone and buy some corporate farmed or imported produce chock full of pesticides/chemicals and sitting there rotting in a bin.
Much of the produce sold at the so called farmers market has been bought to resale!
None

United States

#10 Apr 12, 2012
Why are people so negative on here? I personally love fresh veggies and am glad we have somewhere to but them.

And for those that want to just get on here and complain, gripe, and harrass others...SHUT UP. People are sick of you.

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#11 Apr 13, 2012
Mr Ahole wrote:
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Much of the produce sold at the so called farmers market has been bought to resale!
You sir have no idea what you are talking about. The Marianna city Farmers Market does not allow any buying & resaleing. We have an inspection process that we go thru to insure the integrety of the market is upheld. We are the only "Growers only" market in the Florida Panhandle.
Mr Ahole

Blountstown, FL

#12 Apr 13, 2012
bigboy32426 wrote:
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You sir have no idea what you are talking about. The Marianna city Farmers Market does not allow any buying & resaleing. We have an inspection process that we go thru to insure the integrety of the market is upheld. We are the only "Growers only" market in the Florida Panhandle.
It hasn't always been that way. If you are truthful I stand corrected!

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#13 Apr 19, 2012
We have always had the rule, just not the enforcement that is now in place
Turtle

Chipley, FL

#14 Apr 19, 2012
So post 11 was a deliberate lie.
WOW

Freeport, FL

#15 Apr 19, 2012
TATER POLICE!!
Yep

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#18 Apr 19, 2012
toes wrote:
Funny how all dem black folks who go to dem black churches with dem brothers and deacons drivin dem CADILLACS are too damn stingy to start their own FOOD BANK. No, they love to get demselves a ride to the Chipola Baptist Food Bank and get demselves some of dat white man's offering food. What the hell beside rims do dey do with dat offering dey give on Sunday mornings at their churches???? I know one church full of dem out near orange street dat made fliers with a map to Chipola's Food Bank and handed dem out to the whole congregation. AND TOLD DEM to go their for a DENTIST. ENOUGH HELP FOR DEM!
Sadly, you are right.

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#19 Apr 24, 2012
toes wrote:
Well while all of us WORKING FOR STATE folks are struggling to pay bills......so NICE to know that those who are partying in front of the peterson grocery store in front of the garden apartments CAN GET SOMETHING DAMN ELSE FOR FREE! HEard next year they can use them at fast food restaurants. The majority of EBT cardholders are FAT AS HELL and need to skip a few months using that card. My taxes will end up paying for their hospitalbills, there diabetes, and all the other fat funk they carry. i Call Bullshit on farmer's market. I and the other eighteen people i work with will NEVER GO AGAIN to the farmers market. Yall just keep all those EBT cards coming........
Sorry you feel that way.I work a full time job and at times struggle just to keep the lights turned on at my house. But, unlike you I suspect, you con't pay $500+ a ton for fertilizer and up to $30 a pound for seed. I have to pay these bills before I realize a profit. I understand that some folks get food stamps that truely don't need them, but a lot of folks in this community are not able to wrk. They are elderly, and disabled. In saying that, you have to understand, that this is another avenue of money for my small farm. I receive no USDA payments, and have no crop insurance. I am a hard working person and believe this is a good thing for our farmers market. Please don't judge us cause we are working to keep the food stamp dollars in Jackson County. Come on out the the Market and lets sit down and have a chat on this. I will be there, and I am easy to find. That is if you got guts.

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#20 Apr 24, 2012
Turtle wrote:
So post 11 was a deliberate lie.
No it was not a lie. We have had the rule in place for a long time. When ever we had a load of produce come in to our market that was bought, we did not allow them to sell. Now we have an inspection process in place to prevent that frmo happening.
WOW

Freeport, FL

#22 Apr 24, 2012
Oh poor me. I cant make any money off my crops. Never mind that big 2 story brick home, the wifes new tahoe, my new f-250, the 4 wheelers, the new bass boat and those 3 or 4 new air cnditioned 4X4 tractors. The wife dont spend a lot on all that hair and makeup and the kids dont get eveeeeerything they want. That my story and im stinking to it!
just me

Ocala, FL

#23 Apr 24, 2012
I applaud the farmers in the community for providing the market. I prefer the veggies from the farmer's market for several reasons. One, it keeps our community's roots alive. Jackson County is an agricultural community. There is not a lot of money to be made in farming. If they have to accept the food stamp cards to keep their own families fed and off food stamps then so be it. I'll not hold it against them. Two, the vegetables have flavor. If you sample a tomato from the grocery store and one from the market, I have no doubt which you'd prefer. Cardboard or actual tomato??? Three, I like to support local people rather than corporations. To the state employee that posted, I too am a state employee. However, you fail to make the connection that if you and your coworkers stop patronizing the market it will only cause another family to collect benefits from the government. If you continue to support the local people trying to work and take care of their own, that is one less person our tax dollars have to support. You are going to buy vegetables anyway, why not make them local, fresh produce???

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