Stephens County Market
Local homemade items take center stage at the Stephens County Market on select Tuesdays and Saturdays each summer and fall. The Stephens County Market gives residents and visitors an opportunity to gather downtown to enjoy a a tradition from time gone by.
The market is an open-air style market in downtown Toccoa open every Tuesday and Saturday every month between May and October, with vendors offering craft and food items that are either homegrown here in Stephens County or handmade. All vendors are local and sell only items they have made or grown.
Items on sale on a given weekend include fresh local produce and products like jellies and jams, honey, herbs, plants, homemade pickles, meat, eggs, jewelry, wood products, cards and appliqued items.
The Stephens County Market is located at 325 N. Broad Street, near the Country Hearth Inn. It is open on Saturdays from 8am – 12pm (mid April-October 31) and Tuesdays from 2pm – 5pm (June-October).
Vendors are required to join the market association and abide by the rules. All products sold at the market must be grown on the property being tended by the farmer member. Vegetables, fruits, plants and crafts are the main products sold at the market. By providing people access to local, fresh food they ensure healthy options for the Stephens County area.
Residents from Toccoa and Stephens County (or adjoining counties listed in the VENDORS section below) interested in selling products they have grown or made are invited to participate. Booths are available for $5 per day. If you are going to participate for three or more months, booths are only $20 for the whole season. All booth rentals must be reserved by contacting Phyllis Ayers, County Administrator at 706-886-9491 Ext 303.
MISSION: To promote and encourage the development of local small-scale agriculture and to provide and administer a seasonal market place for local producers of agricultural products and hand-made arts and crafts.
VENDORS: Shall be local farmers or gardeners, processors of agricultural commodities, artists, or hand crafters who have produced the items for sale. All vendors must reside and produce items they sell in Stephens County or a county contiguous with Stephens County (Franklin County, Habersham County, Banks County, Rabun County, Georgia or Oconee County, South Carolina). Those selling must be the original producers, family members of producers, employees of producers or have a business relationship with the producers within a qualifying county.