At Rudy’s Happy Patch Market, staff are happy to see both new and returning customers. The hot and humid South Georgia weather shows no sign of relenting, but good prices, diverse prices, and excellent customer service continue to draw customers.
“We think this year at the market may be our best yet,” says Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO Stuart Perry. “The weather has had an impact on our season and our customers’ wishes, but we have done all we can to fill our orders.”
When asked about their reasons for supporting the market and recovery center, individuals cite the mission and work of the center, as well as the freshness of the produce and good prices at the market.
One innovation this season has been the creation of traveling “mobile markets” that visit surrounding counties on occasional weekends.
“The mobile market to Buena Vista, Ellaville, and Montezuma has been a trial run, but I am pleased with our activity,” Stuart notes.
Recently, we sighted one new customer at the market and documented his visit. Rev. David Warlick, Minister of Worship Arts at First United Methodist Church of Americus, had heard about Rudy’s Happy Patch Market and stopped by last week to check it out for himself.
In the photo above, Rev. Warlick pays for fresh produce at the market counter before he begins his day at First Methodist Church.