Main Street Toccoa announces that the new season of Sage Market will kick off on May 14, 2011. Sage Market takes place the second Saturday of every month from May – October, from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is held in Historic Downtown Toccoa at the Stephens County Market Building located at 409 Broad Street.
Sage Market features only homemade, handcrafted, and homegrown items. Therefore, the market provides vendors access to farm-fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, seed plants, herbs, honey, flowers, and homemade soy candles and lotions. Other items that will be available include baked goods and desserts, handmade children’s clothes and accessories, as well as quilts and jewelry.
If you are interested in participating at Sage Market as a vendor there is still time to register! Residents from Toccoa and Stephens County interested in selling products they have grown or made are invited to participate. Booths are available for $10 per Saturday or, if you are going to participate for three or more months, booths are only $25. All booth rentals must be reserved through the Toccoa Main Street office by calling 706-282-3309.
Sage Market operates in conjunction with the Stephens County Farmers Market. This market operates every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. They are a group of local farmers committed to bringing the freshest vegetables and fruits to residents of Stephens County. By providing people access to local, fresh food they ensure healthy options for the Toccoa area.
The Stephens County Market building enables some of the vendors to be located outside, while others will have booths inside the building. There is plenty of parking at the market, which is also located within walking distance of downtown Toccoa. Plan a great Saturday and bring your family to Sage Market and then visit downtown!
In addition to the first Sage Market on May 14, other Saturday markets will be held on June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, and October 8. All Sage Markets are open from 8 a.m. to noon.