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When I stopped yesterday for a moment of reflection – between chopping, peeling and salivating – I was emotionally overwhelmed with the gratitude I feel for the Augusta Locally Grown family. To our farmers, our customers, our volunteers, our interns and our community partners: please know that your efforts have created quite a stir in the CSRA this year! And this is truly celebratory.

This relatively new American holiday is enjoying a good deal of hoopla this year. And what a good thing it is. But as you jump into the shopping season, please consider this: Perhaps the very best way to participate in Small Business Saturday is to buy from local, sustainable farmers. Why? At their very core, sustainable farmers are committed to keeping their OWN purchases local and small-business focused. Whenever possible, they buy seed, livestock, soil amendments, feed and other supplies from folks in OUR communities. By ordering your groceries from our ALG, you can be assured that your hard-earned food dollars will be recycled right here, in the CSRA, in a tasty circle of economic fellowship.

Big congratulations to Southern Swiss Dairy! Last week, they were filmed for a feature on “Kimberly’s Simply Southern,” a national cooking show on GAC. Of course, the “Kimberly” in question is none other than Kimberly Schlapman of the popular county music group “Little Big Town.” We are so proud of Southern Swiss for again putting Augusta’s local foods scene on our nation’s map.


Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is open- Bulk Coffee order

Hi Everyone and Welcome New Members,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The market is open! If you ordered Wilderness Family Naturals items they will be available for pick up this Tuesday.

Bulk Coffee Order this weekend
This weekend we will have our monthly bulk order with Carrboro Coffee Company (CCC). CCC provides the co-op with freshly roasted coffees. The artisan roasters at CCC know their coffee growers personally. These are fantastic, small lot coffees and the beans are bought directly from their farmers at a fair price. Because these are small lots, it is very comparable to our family farms here, and most of these farmers cannot afford the organic certification even though they use organic methods. We will be taking pre-orders on the website for the coffee this weekend and place our order on Monday. After they receive our order Carrboro Coffee Company will roast our beans on Thursday then ship to us and we will have them by next Tuesday’s pick up on Dec 4th.

Thank you for your support!

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Citrus County Locally Grown:  Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Whether your bird is big or small, or you’re serving ham or no meat at all;
we would like to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.
Many blessings, full bellies, and happy smiles.

The CCLG Team

The market will be open it’s usual days next days week.

South Cumberland Food Hub:  It's Thanksgiving!

Hi All,
Just a reminder that we will be closed for ordering today due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open for ordering Monday morning next week.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don’t forget to thank God for all of your blessings!


The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - November 21, 2012

Market News

Happy Thanksgiving! WE ARE OPEN THIS WEEK. I’m mostly repeating last weeks newsletter so this will be short. I’m getting ready for tomorrow and looking forward to a nice home cooked locally grown meal as I hope you are too.
How to cook a pasture raised turkey#
Roast Chicken
Soup to nuts plan for a locally grown meal
Whole Foods Recipes

Our next Farmer of the Day will be on December 1st when Mary Forest of Secret Garden Soaps joins us and you can see all the wonderful selections of handcrafted soaps.

Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040. Pick up every Saturday between 10-12pm.
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest


Cane Creek Farm is our Farm Partner for 2010-2012. Thank you Cane Creek for all your support!
The Cane Creek Farm Blog

Secure Services, Inc Thank you for generously providing our market location!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Stone County, AR:  Market's Closed!

Hey, Everyone!

The Market’s closed for the week. Thanks for shopping!

See you next week!

Champaign, OH:  Happy Thanksgiving!

Since you are used to hearing from me at this hour, I simply want to wish you and yours a most wonderful Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for in our families, our communities, and our country and are truly blessed. We have the right to choose where and how to buy our food and we thank you for choosing us for at least a portion of your consumption. Have a great holiday and we’ll see you front and center on Sunday night when we start toward the home stretch towards Christmas!

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Extra eggs

Michael Raines will have extra eggs from Wayne Diller’s Farm (Nature’s Wealth)available for sale at the market today. 4:30 – 5:45 pm, at the Sewanee Community Center.

goodeatsandmeats:  Meat Order Pick Up

Hi Everyone!
Our meat order will be arriving today!

Please plan on picking up your order today
between 5-9pm.

If everything arrives earlier and I can get it sorted for an earlier pick-up, I will update the pick up time.

See you later today!


My address is
469 Tulip Poplar Crest
Carmel, IN 46033
581-1470 home
441-5663 cell

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteer Cancellation November 30

We have had a cancellation for the November 30 pick-up day, due to a family emergency. It is the 1:00-5:30 slot.

To view all open shifts for upcoming markets, check out our calendar on VolunteerSpot:

Remember, for EVERY shift volunteered, whether a full 1:00-5:30 slot or a 1:00-3:30 slot, each volunteer will receive TWO FREE MONTHS of co-op membership.

In addition, for every 1:00-5:30 shift completed, each volunteer will receive a $5 Walmart gift/gas card!

If you have any problems or prefer to contact me directly, my email is


-Karen Harbut
Volunteer Coordinator