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Market2Go Changes

We’ve got two exciting changes coming up in the next month for Market2Go.

The venue. Market2Go is moving! Starting Thursday, February 14, Market2Go order pickups will be at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau at 222 South Main Street. We’re not moving far — the SCVB is on South Main Street, diagonally across from Queensborough Bank in what some people remember as the old Shoney’s building.

Hours will remain the same with order pick up between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. every Thursday.

Sugar Magnolia Bakery has been our operations base for Market2Go since the very beginning. The owners past and present have been very generous and gracious through every kind of transition of the building. We’re grateful to Steve Jones for helping us get started, Barry Turner for letting us use the building even when the business was closed, and especially to Caroline Joyner and the current management team for making room for us — and making us feel welcome — even as they worked around us to do renovations and open their beautiful new restaurant.

At our new location at the SCVB, we will have a dedicated cooler and freezer to improve efficiency, food safety and customer service. We also expect that the generous parking area will make order pickup more convenient for our customers.

The cost structure. We are eliminating the annual membership fee and in its place — because we have to maintain support for the market — we’re instituting a surcharge of 7% on each order.

Our analysis, as well as comments from vendors and would-be customers, suggest that our annual membership fee of $25 remains a barrier to market participation for some customers, especially for customers at lower incomes. At the same time, we know we need to maintain our income to cover market expenses. We think that this new structure will allow us to do both — to bring in new customers to the market and also produce income to keep the market going.

Effective immediately, market membership fees will no longer be charged — anyone can make purchases on the market, simply by signing up. We will contact customers who have paid a membership fee recently, to offer some compensation alternatives.

Beginning March 1, your Market2Go orders will include a 7% market-support fee to maintain income for Market2Go.

For questions, please contact :
Relinda 912-481-2263
Michele 912-601-9252