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Statesboro Market2Go:  Pickup is today!

If you placed an order this week, please be sure to pick it up between 4:30 and 6:30 today!

Thanks so much!

Jbo Locally Grown:  Online thanks, May 4th, Farm to Table

First, a big THANK YOU to the many customers who supported the online market all winter. More than 90 new customers placed their very first orders online this winter, and the variety offered for sale online was greater than ever. Your farmers thank you!

Now it’s time to think about Saturdays!
Our first market will open Saturday May 4th at 8am. At that time, tickets will go on sale for our August 24th Farm to Table fundraising dinner. If last year was any indication, it will sell out quickly, so don’t wait if you want a ticket!

After today, these weekly messages from our website will now arrive in your inbox on Fridays—bringing market news and a new feature this year: a weekly recipe and a chance to “know your farmer”! In addition, many vendors will post information about their offerings on our facebook page.

Look for the first installment this Friday!

Thanks again for supporting your local farmers—

Fisher's Produce:  veggie note addition

CSA members will also get to select from among a variety of very nice (and large) heads of lettuce. We will bring a few extra to sell, but please order online if you want to be sure to get one.

Fisher's Produce:  Delivery Tomorrow

Hello Bristow Friends,

I hope you are enjoying the gorgeous weather today! Just a reminder that our vegetable delivery is tomorrow. Our csa members will be getting spinach, bok Choi, radishes and red salad turnips, 2 pounds of asparagus, and kholrabi. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to fix it. We are bringing cards with serving suggestions.

We will be bringing plenty of extra asparagus this week, including 30+ pounds of seconds at 1.00/lb.

See you tomorrow.


Gwinnett Locally Grown:  New Vendors, New Garden, and FREE Workshop

The Market is open Thursday 9am – Monday 9am. After that, ordering is disabled. Pick-up your order Tuesday 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

April 24th, 2013 – It’s Time to Grow!

Dear Market Customer,

It’s that time of year again…time to plan our vegetable garden!

I am so excited to get started on this year’s garden, preparing the land and planting our little transplants that will turn into delicious vegetables right before our eyes.

This year we are planting tomatoes, peppers, squash, many varieties of herbs, and many more of your favorite summer vegetables. I am also growing lemon balm to make my "famous" lemon balm and mint lemonade. Be on the lookout for a recipe sometime this summer.

Talking about grow, this week we have not one, or two, or three, but FOUR new vendors! Keep reading for more information.

Welcome to Our New Vendors

We’d like to officially welcome four new vendors to our Gwinnett Locally Grown Farmer’s Market. These vendors are offering our customers high quality products, and we are so excited to have them in our family:

Java Genesis
small batch craft roaster of specialty coffee, and can custom grind your coffee beans!

From Mimi’s Mountain Home
all natural bath bombs, bath salts, glass cleaner, multipurpose cleaner, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry soap, and fabric softener.

Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch
raw honey from Italian bees, blueberries grown with no chemicals, and duck eggs.

Fancy Feather Farms
emu oil natural products, as well as, naturally grown vegetables, herbs, chickens and ducks into the mix. Certified Organic.

You have plenty to choose from this week! As you know, local products are always limited in quantity, especially perishables, so be sure to order early and look up our new vendors while you shop.

FREE Mini-Worshop this Tuesday

I would like to invite you to come on over for a 30-minute mini-workshop this Tuesday at 6:30pm, so try to stay a little longer after you come pick-up your order to take advantage of this FREE customer event.

The workshop is titled "3 Things Must Know About Essential Oils", and I will have my big encyclopedia of essential oils, where you can look up any ailment you might have, and it will show you which essential oil can help your condition. You will also be able to try out some of our available certified pure essential oils. Do not miss it, this Tuesday after market pick-up, promptly at 6:30pm!

Win a $100 Visa Card!

If you’ve ever hosted a birthday party here at Rancho Alegre Farm, you can participate in our Photo Contest, submit your best birthday party photo, and enter to WIN a $100 Visa Card!

It’s easy: (1) Like our page, (2) Click Submit Photo (3) Click Share so all your friends can see your photo and vote! The photograph with the most votes wins a $100 Visa Card!


Happy Shopping!

Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm
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Local Farms First:  Order Pick Up Reminder!

Greetings local food lovers!

Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM!

Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is now at Montanya Distillery, 130 Elk Avenue.

Gunnison: Upstairs at the ORE Office (202 E. Georgia).

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
Market Manager – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website

Local Farms First:  Order Pick Up Reminder!

Greetings local food lovers!

Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM!

Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is now at Montanya Distillery, 130 Elk Avenue.

Gunnison: Upstairs at the ORE Office (202 E. Georgia).

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
Market Manager – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website

Homegrown Co-op:  Market OPEN for Saturday!

Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 3pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Saturday 1pm – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Store


Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 6/8 from 1-3pm:
Genetically Modified Foods: From Frankenfood to Frankenpeople?


Back by popular demand!

Since Florida doesn’t have a single Certified Organic diary farm, Homegrown Co-op is sourcing high quality products from Natural by Nature a 100% organic operation up in the State of Pennsylvania. Adhering to the strictest standards, Natural by Nature carries a Certified Organic and Certified Grass-Fed Labels in addition to their entire product line being blessed Kosher.

Natural Dairy Products Corporation is the producer of Natural By Nature organic, grass-fed, dairy products. Natural Dairy Products Corporation (NDPC) was started in 1994 by Ned MacArthur and his father Norman. Ned had quit milking cows a year earlier because of low milk prices and the frustration that there was no system by which farmers could sell milk organically.

Ned and Norman teamed up with four organic dairy farmers in Lancaster County, PA and created a whole system in which grass-fed organic milk could be produced, transported, processed and packaged, independent of the huge, volume based milk industry. Strict adherence to organic principles and a dedication to high quality were the rules, which Ned, Norman and the farmers demanded of each other.

Their mission is: “To promote and support organic farming and the sustainable use of our natural resources. To produce foods that benefit consumers and farmers alike. To use the principles of grass based dairy production as a means to improve the quality of our products, maximize the health of our cows and protect our watersheds. To make a living for our families, based on these strongly held principles.”


Weekly Ordering Schedule

From now on the Online Market will be opening on Saturday around 1pm for the Wednesday market instead of the usual Sunday Morning time. This will give members almost an entire extra day of ordering.


Season’s Pick, Locavore and Fruit Boxes

We are now offering small, medium and large Fruit boxes at the online market. These do include some local fruit, but also include non-local USA grown fruit. These are perfect if you’re a juicer!

If you are interested in setting up a recurring box, send us an e-mail at or visit us in the store. We can set you up on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly plan.


Satellite Pick-up sites

We are looking to set up a few satellite pick-up sites around Central Florida to help reduce delivery fees and offer better access to local food. Are you interested in hosting a pick-up site? Do you know a school or business that would allow us to distribute orders once or twice a week? Let us know.

Member Mondays!

20% Off All Produce!

During regular store hours on Mondays, Members will receive 20% OFF all produce items. This discount will not include meat, dried herbs or shelf items.

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.

Place your order before Friday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Saturday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 12pm-7pm on Saturday. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Thursday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company

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Suncoast Co-op:  Seeds of Change: Share the Co-op good! Order your fresh local food today from the Suncoast Co-op

To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric


Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News

Great new Products

  • Blueberries!
  • New Herbal Extracts: Vanilla, Orange, Stevia
  • Moringa Rolls
  • Collard Greens
  • Brassica Crisps
  • Soaps: Strawberreis and Creme, Smoky Mountain, Bee Happy
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News

Seeds of Change: Share the Good

Our co-op market gardens and community gardens are growing abundance! We desperately need storage space that is refrigerated. We are in a campaign to win potentially $25,000 grant for supporting our local food with the Seeds of Change campaign going on Facebook starting today. Please click the below link and vote for us daily till the grant challenge ends 5/17/2013. You can vote once a day. The gardens with the most attention will be up for a $25,000 grant or one fifteen $10,000 grants.

“Click here to vote for the Suncoast co-op vote Daily!”

The link to share to your friends and family is:

We are in desperate need of a storage shed, one that can be locked, and air conditioned. Our gardeners drop off their produce,at habitat, we organize the produce, sort the names of those that ordered and store in make shift bins. We have no storage area, and no air conditioning. Without refrigeration and more storage area we are limited as to growing in our community. We live in Florida and heat wilts the vegetables pretty fast. habitat allows us to use a space on Saturday morning for the co op, but all week the area is open to the public. So we are unable to store and leave anything behind. Right now we store products such as honey, grass fed beef, free range chicken in our own homes and transport it ourselves.

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-2pm
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-2pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL.

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email

In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email

Coming Events

You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. $1.50 cup of organic locally roasted coffee and conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street.

Dunedin Light + Life Lantern Parade
Sunday, April 28th
Downtown Dunedin
Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin
Facebook event rsvp
Join us in Dunedin for the Light + Life Lantern Parade To Support the Local Organic Food Movement through education and outreach! Music, food, and great times in downtown Dunedin!

Free Film Showing: King Corn
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:00pm
5939 Main Street New Port Richey Library

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In the film, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat—and how we farm.

Watch the Trailer

Co-op Birthday + Permablitz
May 5th, 2012 9:00am-4pm (Come anytime)6410 River Road, New Port Richey, FL
Join the co-op for a celebration of our first year open! May was our kick off month for the co-op in 2012 and we have grown so much! We are growing still, Barbara is in need of setting up more garden space at her home to grow more veggies for the co-op market. So we are hosting a Birthday Permablit for the co-op to keep on growing! Our permablitz group will keep them going over the summer for every 3 blitz’s you go to your property is eligible to be blitzed. This is a pot-luck event please bring your favorite dish, plates, utensils, drinks. Learn more details on our meet-up: Meet-up RSVP
Click here for Flyer for event to print and help market our co-op birthday!

Critical Thinkers book club: One Straw Revolution
May 7 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library in New Port Richey, Florida

Join our book study club at the New Port Richey Library upstairs room B for a discussion about the book “One Straw Revolution” You can read it online for free here: One Straw Revolution

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!

The Cumming Harvest:  website

The website is working, it was a glitch on my end! Oooops