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Independence,VA:  The Market is OPEN for pickup on Dec. 7th!

Friends of the Market,

The Market is open for orders to be picked up next Wednesday, December 7th!

To shop-

A couple of reminders…

Our final Winter Market will be this Saturday, December 3rd and will feature the-2nd Annual Chili Cook-off. Free to enter, $5 to taste and judge vote for your favorite and $25 to the winner! Bring entries to the Market from 11-11:30. Tasting starts at 11:45. In addition to the chili cook-off, enjoy free kids activities, listen to Christmas carols, shop for delicious local products and beautiful crafts. This is a great way to get ready for Christmas by shopping LOCAL!

December 14th will be our next Holiday Open House! Stop by the Grayson Landcare office and sample some of the delicious products our vendors have to offer!

Thanks and have a great week!


The Cumming Harvest:  This Week at The Cumming Harvest

This Week

Welcome back after Thanksgiving, we hope you all had a great holiday and are looking forward to all that our farmer friends have to offer this week.

Shrimp will be available for pick up on Dec. 10 and this is the last week to order for that delivery.

Carrell Farms & Buffalo Gal will be available for pick up Dec. 10. Order this week and next week and please plan to pay for your order either online or in person the week or ordering.

Heritage Farms will start delivering every other week. They will take orders each week they are selling. The first delivery will be Saturday, Dec. 17th (Turkey delivery).

Five Hens Farm is off this week due to the loss of a friend. Please keep them in your prayers.

River Bank Farm has listed what they call “wild turkeys”. The turkeys live, forage and sleep on several wild acres of personal property in Dawson county.

The market will be closed the week before Christmas, therefore will not be open on Saturday, December 24th.


Market Location and Pick Up
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Google Map

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

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!

Champaign, OH:  Just A Word

Just a word from your market manager…and a HUGE thank you, and dose of LOVE

This market soared to new heights, this time, and it’s all because of your love!! We saw new customers, we saw the return of old customers, and we saw the always loyal weekly customers!!

The past few months have watched this market just sort of float along…not really a whole lot of sales, not a whole lot of interest.

I began to research, and think, and wonder if we were about to be a thing of the past.

I know that when we began work on this market, almost 6 years ago, we were SO cutting edge, the only game on the scene, like this, the hippest kids on the block.

Over the years, we have seen big box stores add tons of organic, tons of what they term local, and while they have gotten really good at stocking real local, there is still a whole lot of local out there, that comes from way the heck away local.

We have seen the onset of groceries who now offer curbside services. We have seen the explosion of home deliveries of food, CSA boxes, and we have seen a physical farmers market pop up in every city, in every state, on just about every corner. We get it…we are not even the only online farmers market in Ohio, these days.

We know that you are offered choices, we know that we are elated that you still put your trust in us, we know that you work hard for your money, and just about everything out there, is begging for you to spend that money, elsewhere.

We even get that this market is even as easy as driving up to a curb, and getting your products delivered. We get that we cannot ship to you, or deliver to your doorstep.

BUT…what we do have to offer is a whole lot of local hear and soul. Vendors, managers, the staff of the YMCA who care about you, love you, and want to always be able to give you the very best.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for giving life back to this market!!

You are amazing, and we are here for you, always…

Cosmic Pam

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Reminder

Hey members!

Don’t forget to order your items on the market before noon tomorrow.

Also, if you’re interested in volunteering for one of our shifts this month, please go ahead and sign up here! Each volunteer receives a $5 credit or a $7.50 membership credit for each shift they complete :)

See you all this weekend,
Claire Hodgson
Program & Market Manager

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is closed for ordering.

The Spa City Co-op market is now closed for ordering. Please plan to pick up your orders on Friday from 3 a 5 pm, earlier if possible.

I’ll see you there!
Julie Alexander this market’s manager

Champaign, OH:  Late In The Evening

It’s getting late in the evening, and our market will close at 10pm for the week!!

You guys have blown me away with the orders, today!! You are rockin’ this market, we are poised to be one of the bigger markets with sales, and we super love the love that you are shining on us!!

Thank you for coming together, thank you for sharing your love, trust, and support of this market.

Now, if you haven’t ordered, yet, and that would include, me, your market manager, you need to get moving…get those grocery lists, gift lists, and anything else you need to get your week off to a pleasant start!!

Cosmic Pam

Miami County Locally Grown:  We are Open for Orders!

We are glad to be back after our Thanksgiving Break! And our vendor spotlight this week is on Karen Purke, of McGuffey Herb and Spice Co!

An artist by trade and a familiar face around town, Karen began to craft blends of herbal teas, dips, and spreads five years ago, when the sluggish economy resulted in a decrease of patrons for her art classes.

When she began to look for something additional to do, her first thought was, “All people have to eat”… that led to using her favorite herbs to play around with concepts and recipes – with some, such as Berry Good Tea, she hit the mark on the first try. And others just made sense… she wanted something that tasted like an after-dinner mint, and voila – enter her Chocolate Mint Tea!

As we talked about her growing business, Karen smiled slyly and showed me her ingenious storage area – what was once a massive and useless VCR storage cupboard is now home to her impeccably labeled and organized herbs and blends!

Along with her customers, I appreciate Karen’s dedication to using only organic ingredients. I listened to Karen describe how her daughter became horribly sick 6 years ago, and improved remarkably, but only after the doctor put her on an all-organic diet. Being able to see that kind of impact firsthand makes her that much more committed to providing quality, healthful products.

The descriptions on her products are so interesting – Being a mother of four, when I read her info on “Sleepy Town Tea”, I could just picture a mother sending her children off to bed with that analogy. And I love that historic sources inspire many of her blends, such as her Liberty Tea.

But her Normandy mix is my personal favorite – very unique – I’m smiling just thinking how fast my five year old can polish off an entire cucumber with it’s help!

I came away with such a respect for both her creativity and just how devoted she is to quality. There is a solid reason behind everything she does, and she incorporates that healthy dedication into each of her yummy products. What can I say? I love these vendors!!

Russellville Community Market:  Reminder - RCM closes at 10 p.m. this evening

Russellville Community Market closes at 10 p.m. this evening – be sure to place your order!

Pick up is Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church on Phoenix from 4 – 6:30 p.m.

See you on Thursday!!

Russellville Community Market


Champaign, OH:  Sing A Song

Sing a song
Sing out loud
Sing out strong
Sing of good things, not bad
Sing of happy, not sad
Sing a song
Make it simple
To last your whole life long
Don’t worry that it’s not good enough
For anyone else to hear
Sing a song…
(Sing A Song-The Carpenters)

This song has been playing in my head, today, because, well because, yesterday was so full of anxiety, unhappiness, and still anxiety, today, over the awful devastation of Gatlinburg. On top of the OSU violence.

I felt that if nothing else, if each of us just put a song in our heart, we could vibe love, and good thoughts, and prayers, and help…or just give out hugs. Or smiles, or high fives, or just a general love to blanket all of our souls.

This market has always been that little light of love in our local fabric. A place we shop, we support, we make our happy place.

Let’s continue with that vibe…we have the return of holiday favorites like with Elm Tree Essentials Christmas scents! We have candles in the same Christmas scents. We have gift sets from many vendors! We have it all…and we want to make your life happy, and easy, and carefree. Shopping with us will do that for you!!

Put a song in your heart, a smile on your face, and love in our local fabric…we shine the love right back!!

Cosmic Pam

HiddenBridgeFarmLLC:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Tuesday November 29, 2016 09:36 AM. It should be open for business soon!