There are few things more inviting in rural South Georgia than a late spring evening at a town square farmer’s market. Yesterday, staff from Rudy’s Happy Patch Market rolled Perry Wellness Center’s colorful Mobile Market into downtown Oglethorpe for its first weekly market of the season.
Loaded with a variety of blooming flowers and other plants, the Mobile Market quickly drew the attention of Macon County residents and those from nearby communities who came out to shop for fresh baked goods, honey from area apiaries, and other market goods. The Happy Patch market on wheels was a popular stop.
Jeff Williams, who designed the Mobile Market, acknowledged it was built to draw attention. “I have found in my art that color and design will lure the eye of any viewer,” the project manager and local artist explains. “We sometimes have taken a truck and mesh trailer to different rural sites for display. But the visit is better with the color of this tow trailer. We can fill the unit with many plants and vegetables.”
After a successful 2020 debut at the farmer’s market, the Mobile Market will return for the series of weekly markets:
Downtown Oglethorpe Farmer’s Market
Sumter Street (across from the Post Office)
Thursday evenings, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, and July 2
The event is sponsored by Flint Industries, W&R Pain and Body, and Oglethorpe Better Hometown.
At each trip, customers are provided information about Perry Wellness Center and Rudy’s Happy Patch Market in Americus, as well as a selection of fresh decorative plants and garden produce.
NOTE: The market will also return to Buena Vista on the first Friday in June.