Consumers urged to join the #IbuyGeorgiaGrown movement
With numerous Georgia farm products in peak season – from Vidalia onions to blueberries to peaches – Georgians and their guests should be able to find locally sourced products in every corner of the state. Farmers and consumers alike have made a social media push to entice stores to sell more Georgia-grown produce.
Georgia Farm Bureau’s Certified Farm Markets are great sources for Georgia-grown products. There are 67 of them around the state, and each would welcome your visit to their farm! Please visit https://www.gfb.org/education-and-outreach/farmmarkets.cms to find out more! Be sure to get your Georgia Farm Passport stamped while you’re there!
The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has joined the chorus, and they’re asking for your help with the “I Buy Georgia Grown” campaign.
You can update your Facebook profile photo with the I Buy Georgia Grown Frame, which can be accessed at www.gfb.ag/ibuygeorgiagrownframe. Please share a post detailing why you buy Georgia grown products.
Consumers may also take and share photos or videos on social media of Georgia grown products they’ve purchased or have at home. GDA is asking that the hashtag #IBuyGeorgiaGrown be added to these posts.
Consumers who tag the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association @GFVGA in their social media posts will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card each week in June and July. These posts will be shared to GFVGA’s social media platforms.