AMERICUS, GA (May 3, 2022) – On Saturday, May 28, Downtown Americus will celebrate the opening of Lenny’s Farmers Market for the 2022 market season. The market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon from May until November.
Local growers and vendors will provide fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, crafts, and more. There will be an Interest Meeting held Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. for any potential vendors who would like more information about the market season. To RSVP for the meeting or for more information about Lenny’s Farmers Market, call 229-924-4411 ext. 247 or email email@example.com.
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 reality. The idea came to Waitsman 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.
This event is organized by Americus Main Street and the City of Americus. One of the goals of the organization is to cultivate downtown Americus’ economic and cultural enrichment by providing a platform for entertainment and social engagement to the general public on a regular basis.