ABOUT THE MARKET
Lenny’s Farmers Market is named for Leonard “Lenny” J. Waitsman who was a downtown business owner and Americus City Council member who developed his vision for an Americus Farmers’ Market into a reality. The idea came to Lenny while he served as a board member of the Downtown Development Authority in the early 1980s. The first market was formed on Jackson Street in the shade of the Windsor Hotel. The market took root and continued to flourish with shoppers, merchants, cooks and children, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the season’s fresh produce. The market was such a success, it had to be moved to its current location on Hampton Street to allow for further expansion. Lenny’s Farmers Market is a lasting memorial to Leonard J. Waitsman and his passion for planting, growing, and nurturing the seeds of success in Americus, Georgia.
BECOME A VENDOR
There are two options for becoming a vendor at the market. The first option is to purchase a $10 One-Day Pass. This pass allows a vendor to come for one Saturday from 8am-12noon to sell. The second option is to purchase a $60 Market Season Pass. This pass allows the vendor to come every Saturday of the market season to sell and allows for reserved booth space for the entire season. Each option requires a completed vendor application with all necessary licenses and supporting documents attached, and full payment before setting up to sell at the market.
Applications can be submitted to the Americus Main Street office at:
101 West Lamar Street | Americus, Georgia 31709
For questions, call (229) 924-4411 Ext 247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org