The Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin has served as a medium of exchange for Georgia’s farmers and consumers since its beginning in 1917. Throughout its history, the non-profit periodical publication was produced weekly until it was reduced to a biweekly schedule by the Georgia General Assembly in its 2003 session.”
In addition to the free advertising available to farmers and consumers, the Bulletin offers a variety of information about agriculture and the department, as well as such regular features as a recipe column and gardening column to promote Georgia products.
Several special editions are published throughout the year, such as the biannual Farmland Editions published each March and September, and quarterly equine editions, which feature listings of equine boarding and breeding facilities located throughout the state. Monthly handicraft editions also are published, which feature items handcrafted by the advertisers. Throughout the spring and summer months, several “Pick-your-own” listings are included in the Bulletin to provide consumers with the location of farms where they can pick their own fresh produce. And during the Christmas-season, a list of the state’s Choose-and-Cut Christmas tree farms is featured. These have proved to be some of the Bulletin’s more popular services which benefit both farmers and consumers.