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Market2Go is Open!


Come shop this week at the Statesboro Market2Go! Place your order by Tuesday midnight for pickup Thursday afternoon.

We’re mindful of keeping ourselves, our vendors and our customers healthy by following sanitation guidelines and maintaining social distance. We’ve redesigned our order pickups in a drive-through process to minimize social contact. Please read about the detail here. You can also have your orders delivered to your home.

Please welcome Kachina Farms, a family-owned farm between Savannah and Beaufort, with fresh herbs and produce.

Other vendors online have added new products or additional products. Ma’s Country Pantry added new BEAR Jam which contains elderberry and their new Cherry Dessert Topping.

Enjoy lots of fresh, local, delicous vegetables like spinach, kale, collards, turnips and turnip greens, mustard greens, mushrooms, green garlic, and green onions. If you didn’t put up enough seasonal produce, Jacobs produce has frozen peas and blueberries that preserve the taste of summer.
Fisheads lettuce is back online this week.

We offer a full line of fresh and delicious dairy – Milk, buttermilk, chocolate milk, cream, half and half, butter, and ice-cream from Southern Swiss Dairy. They are a family owned and operated dairy in Waynesboro that offers products with pasteurized, non-homogenized milk from their line of Brown Swiss cows.

Enjoy sustainable seafood! We have a new delivery of Doug’s Wild Caught Alaska salmon! Purchase from our annual winter stock while it lasts, or order Georgia Wild Caught shrimp or NC coast flounder from Prosser’s Seafood.

If you want a delicious meal made from market products, but don’t have time to cook, you can purchase a healthy prepared meal from Victory Garden, 4 & 20 Bakers, Caribbean Feast, or a soup stock from Ma’s Country Pantry.

Looking for more? We’ve got coffee, honey, grits and cornmeal. Plus homemade dog biscuits, candles, lotions, and soaps. Plus, there’s lots of sweets and treats from Sugar Magnolia, 4 & 20 Bakers, Cakes by Rosie, Jacob’s Produce, and Victory Garden General Store.

Thank you for your support of the market and of our dedicated local farmers and producers.

IMPORTANT update for Market2Go customers


Thank you for your support of Market2Go! We’re pleased to be able to offer online shopping and drive-through pickup for your fresh local food and essential products.

We’re mindful of keeping ourselves, our vendors and our customers healthy by following sanitation guidelines and maintaining social distance. Market2Go vendors are exercising care in the packing and handling of your orders, and delivering those orders to us in a low-contact drive-through process. We’ve redesigned our order pickups to minimize social contact.

Our pickup procedure has changed! Statesboro customers will still pick up their Market2Go orders at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau at 222 South Main Street, but you will not need to go into the building. Instead, the Market2Go staff will greet you at your vehicle, confirm your order and then bring it out to you. If you ordered home delivery service, it will be delivered on Thursday evening. We will contact you about a time frame.

Here’s the new drive-through procedure.

  • Please arrive between 4:30 and 6:30 at the SCVB, 222 South Main Street.
  • Drive around to the right (counter clockwise) toward the rear of the building, forming a line of vehicles. We’ll serve customers in the queue, starting at the end of the ramp.
  • Provide access to your vehicle and to the containers you want loaded (bags, boxes or coolers); e.g., unlock the back door or pop the trunk, with containers inside.
  • Wait in your car for the runner to return with your order and load into your containers.
  • Provide credit card or check. (You may pay cash in exact amount, but to reduce money handling, any “change” from cash received will be credited to your account.

We’re very excited about instituting this new drive-through pickup and about the huge response from our customers, old and new — our orders this week are four times our weekly average! . We know our first day will be a challenge, and we’re hoping we can count on your help.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Be patient and be prepared to wait in line.
  • Allow plenty of time for your pickup — you must be in the queue before 6:30
  • Help us maintain social distance and avoid contact with unsanitized items
  • Bring containers for your order (bags, boxes, bins) but leave them in your vehicle
  • Do NOT offer to return egg cartons, produce containers or other used items
  • Recognize that because of exceptional volume, some items may be sold out; your order will be adjusted and you won’t be charged for any items the vendors can’t deliver.
  • Bring a credit card or check for payment. For future orders, pay online with credit or debit card — we’ll help you register your card. .
  • (Again) Be patient — we’re in this together.
  • Let us know if you have ideas to improve our pickup process.
  • Tell your neighbors and social media friends about Market2Go drive through.
  • Tell the vendors how much you appreciate their making good food available.

Order Before Midnight!


Remember to place your Market2Go order for this week before midnight tonight for pickup on Thursday.

We still have milk, bread, coffee, eggs, meat, fruit, veggies, honey, and prepared foods in stock.

We also have some syrups and tonics you might find beneficial:

Ma’s Country Pantry offers a special Elderberry & Honey Tonic. Their product description:
Elderberries are known for rich immune-boosting qualities. Ours has higher elderberry juice concentration than many other elderberry products available.
Very affordable; our $15 pint-sized jar doubles or triples the amount of concentrate compared to $15 bottles elsewhere. Has honey for the syrup base; take 1-3 tablespoons daily or make elderberry drink or tea!

Caribbean Feast offers a Ginger and Turmeric Drink. Their product description:
This drink is made with real ginger and turmeric root added with clove, cinnamon, local raw unfiltered honey and lemon. This drink has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antioxidant.

And perhaps most importantly, we have plenty of Soap, like goat’s milk soap from Southern Soaked, tallow soap from Hunter Cattle, and newly online herbal soap from The Soap Batch.

In an effort to maximize social distancing but stay efficient, pickup procedures will be a little bit different. We’ll be followng a drive-thru model this week. Details will follow in email to people who have orders.

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Market2Go Pickup


Market2Go is open this week with pickup as usual on Thursday at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) and Victory Garden General Store in Sylvania. Although the SCVB is closed to the public, they have agreed to continued use of the facility for regular Market2Go pickups. In an effort to maximize social distancing but stay efficient, pickup procedures will be a little bit different — details will follow in email to people who have orders this week.

We believe that Market2Go can be a safe, community-building alternative to grocery store shopping, especially during this national health crisis. Remember that for a small fee you can have your order delivered to your house. Tell your neighbors and facebook friends about this opportunity to buy local food online

Thank you for your continued support of the market.

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Plants - just added!


Just in time for spring, Southern Native Plantings is back online and is adding lots of fruit plants like blueberry bushes, aronia, and plum trees, as well as native azaleas. They will continue adding more in the next weeks.

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Just Added!


Bootleg Farm is back online with their delicious goat cheese – Feta, Chèvre, Garlic & Chive, Kentucky Bar Fight, Sea Salt & Dill, and Herbed Chèvre. They also have Pet Grade raw goat milk available.

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Market2Go is Open!


Come shop this week at the Statesboro Market2Go! Place your order by Tuesday midnight for pickup Thursday afternoon.

Welcome back B&J Farms! They are a local grower in Stillmore, offering pastured poultry and are committed to raising the healthiest and happiest animal possible, imparting a difference you can taste. Try this recipe for Herb Roasted Farm Fresh Chicken using local herbs from The Herb Lady and Poor Robin Gardens.

Enjoy lots of fresh, local, delicous vegetables like spinach, kale, collards, turnips and turnip greens, mustard greens, mushrooms, green garlic, and green onions. If you didn’t put up enough seasonal produce, Jacobs produce has frozen peas and blueberries that preserve the taste of summer.

Fisheads lettuce is not online this week to allow their lettuce time to grow. They will be back next week!

We offer a full line of fresh and delicious dairy – Milk, buttermilk, chocolate milk, cream, half and half, butter, and ice-cream from Southern Swiss Dairy. They are a family owned and operated dairy in Waynesboro that offers products with pasteurized, non-homogenized milk from their line of Brown Swiss cows.

Enjoy sustainable seafood! We have a new delivery of Doug’s Wild Caught Alaska salmon! Purchase from our annual winter stock while it lasts, or order Georgia Wild Caught shrimp or NC coast flounder from Prosser’s Seafood.

If you want a delicious meal made from market products, but don’t have time to cook, you can purchase a healthy prepared meal from Victory Garden, 4 & 20 Bakers, Caribbean Feast, or a soup stock from Ma’s Country Pantry.

Looking for more? We’ve got coffee, honey, grits and cornmeal. Plus homemade dog biscuits, candles, lotions, and soaps. Plus, there’s lots of sweets and treats from Sugar Magnolia, 4 & 20 Bakers, Cakes by Rosie, Jacob’s Produce, and Victory Garden General Store.

Thank you for your support of the market and of our dedicated local farmers and producers.

Order Before Midnight!


Remember to place your Market2Go order for this week before midnight tonight for pickup on Thursday.

Click to order at Market2Go

Market2Go is Open!


Come shop this week at the Statesboro Market2Go! Place your order by Tuesday midnight for pickup Thursday afternoon.

We offer a full line of fresh and delicious dairy – Milk, buttermilk, chocolate milk, cream, half and half, butter, and ice-cream from Southern Swiss Dairy. They are a family owned and operated dairy in Waynesboro that offers products with pasteurized, non-homogenized milk from their line of Brown Swiss cows.

Try some breakfast for supper this week with this recipe for French Toast Breakfast, topped with strawberries or jam, and served with grits, bacon, sausage, and coffee – with all items available from local farmers on Market2Go!

Welcome back Poor Robin Gardens! They are a small farm in Screven county who have been at the Saturday market for many year, with lots of fresh, local, delicous vegetables available, like kale, collards, turnips and turnip greens, mustard greens, and mushrooms.

Enjoy sustainable seafood! We just got a new delivery of Doug’s Wild Caught Alaska salmon! Purchase from our annual winter stock while it lasts, or order Georgia Wild Caught shrimp or NC coast flounder from Prosser’s Seafood.

If you don’t have time to cook, you can still have a delicious meal made from market products. Purchase a healthy prepared meal. Add an easy salad with your choice of romaine, green leaf, red leaf or mixed lettuce, and bibb.

Didn’t put up enough seasonal produce? Jacobs produce has frozen peas and blueberries that preserve the taste of summer.

Looking for more? We’ve got coffee, honey, grits and cornmeal. Plus homemade dog biscuits, candles, lotions, and soaps. Plus, there’s lots of sweets and treats from Sugar Magnolia, 4 & 20 Bakers, Cakes by Rosie, Jacob’s Produce, and Victory Garden General Store.

Thank you for your support of the market and of our dedicated local farmers and producers.

Order Before Midnight!


Remember to place your Market2Go order for this week before midnight tonight for pickup on Thursday.

Click to order at Market2Go