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Shopping by Lantern Light set for Tuesday
Gale Throne, center, left, Brian Greer, center right, and wife Kania Greer enjoy the ambiance and some burgers during the 2011 Shopping by Lantern Light event to close out the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market season. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/file

Shopping by Lantern Light

What: Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market, seventh annual Shopping By Lantern Light

When: Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Charlie Olliff Square, behind Sea Island Bank in downtown Statesboro


The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market will host its seventh annual Shopping by Lantern Light from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charlie Olliff Square in downtown Statesboro, behind Sea Island Bank.

The signature event ushers in the holiday season featuring more than 50 vendors representing local food producers and crafts throughout the region. Lantern lights will provide a soft and nostalgic glow over choices including dairy products, meats, produce, nuts, eggs, honey, grains, baked goods, casseroles, holiday plants and unique crafts.

There will also be plenty of prepared foods to sample and take home including chili and brats cooked by the Fresh Market Grille, Hunter Cattle's "world famous" burgers, foods prepared on the Big Green Egg, Jamaican recipes from Caribbean Feast, the Market Sweet Potato Bar, coffee, cider and hot chocolate.

James Pittman and Joe Nelson will performing classic bluegrass music on the mainstage.

"This is the largest market of the season and an opportunity to find everything you need for memorable holiday meals and gift giving while supporting our local farmers and vendors," said Debra Chester, the Farmers Market chairwoman.

For more information, call (912) 744-7227 or find the event on Facebook at "Shopping by Lantern Light" or visit


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