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Local Farms First:  The Market is Open!

Greetings Local Farms First Food Lovers,

We have a returning grower join the market this week: Zephyros Farm and Garden in Paonia. They have some beautiful flower bouquets available, as well as handmade wreaths that are made to order. Check out their offerings for something to brighten up the grey fall days we’ve been having.

As November starts to sneak up on us, keep in mind that LFF will NOT deliver the week of Thanksgiving, but we will have weekly deliveries until then. Plan ahead and keep the market in mind when planning your Thanksgiving menu.


Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Erin Griffin- Market Manager – a 501c3 non-profit

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Republican Valley Produce:  Greetings from RVP online Farmers Market


I am resending this blog post as it seems that it may have been blocked due to my email address. I have changed it to a gmail address and I hope it works.

We will be doing our online market this fall/winter again. We hope you are still interested in allowing us to be your source of local produce this fall and winter.

We have over 5,600 square feet of growing space which is larger than an NBA basketball court! After this weekend, everything will be planted and transplanted.

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We are planning on doing a weekly market until the the January.

There will be a few changes. We only are going to be making deliveries to Clay Center and the immediate area surrounding. I will also deliver to Wakefield, since I go there every day for school. We are still planning on going to Manhattan Winter market, so you can still pick up our produce there. We will also allow you to order online and pick up there, but only those days we are at market.

Please send me an email if you are still planning on participating in the market and share with others who are interested.

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Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market News & Community Volunteer Project

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op

How to contact us:
Our Website:
Pick Up Location: 4942 Austin Park Avenue, Buford GA 30518 on Tuesdays
Facebook: Suwanee Whole Life Co-op

Market News

Our first Vendor of the Day Event was a success! Thank you again Juanice from JavaGenesis Coffee Roasting for stopping by and sharing your great coffees with us! You can find all the coffees you tried at the tasting on the market except the Holiday Blend. The Holiday Blend will be available on the market sometime in November.

New Items:

A&A Fig Honey Balsamic Vinegar Jam -
This Fig-Honey Balsamic Jam is a fantastic balanced blend of sweet and savory! The jam gets its amazing flavor from figs, balsamic vinegar, honey and a drizzle of cracked black pepper. All NATURAL: no artificial flavors or colors, no pectin and no preservatives! It’s a fabulous pairing for a goat cheese, brie, camembert or any cheese, serve with crackers as a quick aperitivo. Spread your Balsamic Jam onto a piece of toast, in any cheese or cured meat panini, over desserts or eat it by the spoonful! ENJOY IT!!

A&A Orange Rosemary Balsamic Jam
Oranges, Rosemary and White Balsamic are blended together to create this one of a kind, wonderfully sweet and tangy jam. All NATURAL: no artificial flavors or colors, no pectin and no preservatives! It’s a fabulous pairing for any cheese. Marinate or/and glaze your chicken or pork and grill or bake.

Water Buffalo – Flank Steak – Medium
For something a little different than beef, try water buffalo. Our 100% grass fed steaks are full of flavor, and while leaner than beef, are still marbled. Our buffalo live a specie-appropriate lifestyle and are humanely harvested. They are raised with love and respect, not hormones, antibiotics, or pesticides. Water buffalo meat is known for being a heart healthy red meat, nutrient dense and high in CLA (a good fat that helps our bodies to burn fat and fight cancer) and vitamins such as A, D3, and B. Keep in mind that this is not beef. The bite is slightly firmer, and the taste is sweet and flavorful without being gamey. It is very easy to overcook this meat. If you often cook grass fed beef or venison, chances are you’ll be just fine cooking buffalo. Searing or grilling are good cooking methods for our steaks, just be sure to take them off the heat one temperature sooner than desired and allow it to rest, covered, for 5-10 minutes (i.e., for med-rare, remove from heat at rare).

Volunteers Needed for a Community Event this Saturday!

Level Creek Elementary PTA is sponsoring a service project through Gwinnett Great Days of Service this Saturday, October 25th from 9am to 1pm. We will be planting 2 shade trees and constructing several raised garden beds as the initial phase of an outdoor classroom. Hopefully next Spring the students will be growing their own vegetables!

Our volunteer sign up has not come through as we expected and we are in need of more help! If any of you would have some time to volunteer or if you have high school or middle school children who need service hours for Student Council or Beta Club. This would be a great project for you to work on together and something they can take pride in our community!

Please email Nora by replying to this email or JoEllyn Robinson if you are interested or think you could give a few hours this Saturday to beautify Level Creek Elementary’s campus!

Thank you for your consideration in helping with this valuable community project!

Pick Up Time Change Update

Both my kids teams made it to the playoffs so depending on what happens this Saturday afternoon I might change the pick up time as early as this week. I will send out a notice to everyone as soon as I know for sure.

Assume for right now that it will be 5pm next week until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding!

Upcoming Group Buys

Below is a list of upcoming co-op group buys to help with planning and budgeting. All dates are subject to change.

Saltworks – Unrefined Sea Salts – 11/7/14 – 11/9/14

Wilderness Family Naturals – Organic Coconut Oils/Pantry Items – 11/7/14 – 11/9/14

Grass Fed Cheeses – TBD December

Raw Mixed Nuts – Bulk – TBD December

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!

Jbo Farmers Market:  Last Saturday...and opening day at Boone Street Market

Sunny and 68 degrees, what a perfect day for our last market on the street. We would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support this season, we’ve had a very successful market and have you to thank for it.

The farmers are still producing a wide variety of vegetables so bring a bag and support their continued efforts to provide you with fresh, locally grown produce.

Music will be provided by the Sanders Sisters. A big thank you to all the musicians and Roy Andrea. Every Saturday music rings out, people dance in the street and our little market rocks!

And though we will have to wait til Spring (188 days) to see the Saturday Market again, Boone Street Market is ready to open!

You are invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct 29 at 11am, and to our grand opening Saturday Nov 1st, with music, samples, and special member discounts! Details about opening activities here: Opening Week Invite.

See you on the street,

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  The Market is open for ordering!

The Market is open Thursday at 9 – Monday at noon After that, ordering is disabled until Thursday morning. Pick up your order Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.


Highlighted Grower of the Week!

Natural Elements Organic Soaps are 100% natural, organic and have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties to speed up the healing processes. N.E.O.S. can be used in the morning and evening on face and body to wash away daily pollution as well as helping with skin disorders.

All of the products are formulated with a Chamomile, Rosemary, Spearmint, Green-tea and 13 of the finest Carrier Oils. We use Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Grape Seed oil, Flax seed oil, Hemp oil, Shea oil, Walnut oil, Wheat Germ oil, Soy Bean oil, Coconut oil, Apricot Seed, Sunflower, Olive oil, and Avocado seed oil. Each product contains your Omega 3,6,9, A, D, and K giving your body all the essentials it needs. The intensely moisturizing formula is what makes it so good at battling dry skin disorders such as Eczema, Psoriasis, infatigo, lesions, boils, acne, or shingles. The healing properties help reduce your calcium deposits, blemishes, and uneven skin tones.

Each week, I want to remind you who our Grower’s are and why they are so special!

We also have Wilderness Family Naturals Coconut Sugar and Flour in the Market for sale! When you come to pick up your order, check them out! I will try to get them online this week but be sure to check them out in the Country Store!

Remember we have Kombucha available! If you are not familiar with it, Kombucha is a naturally fermented tea with natural probiotics! It has been around for centuries originating in Asia. It is said to have healing properties and because it is naturally fermented, is a great support for the digestive system. When your here, ask me for a sample! I’d love your feedback!

If there is something you’d like to see in the Market, please let me know! I would love your imput!

The Market is extending their hours! The Market will now be open from 4:00 to 7:00pm!
Having said that, if you place an order with us, PLEASE remember to pick it up on Tuesday. As I am so grateful for your orders, I also have a family at home waiting on me too! We cannot hold orders, especially cold items due to limited refrigeration space, so please be courteous and come for your order.

CLICK HERE NOW to Shop Gwinnett Locally Grown!

My best to all -

Shop often and eat well!

Cheryl Gelatt
Market Manager

Fresh Wishes,
Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

Please email for questions pertaining to Market or Raw Milk. It is very difficult to return phone calls. If you are interested in Goat’s Milk, contact Nic The Goat Guy at 404-542-0981. We generally have some goat’s milk available during market hours, whether you have placed a market order or not. Please contact him first though to confirm. Remember to interact with us on Facebook and follow us on Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.

Heritage Farm :  Store is open....come on in

First of all thank you all for your patience and understanding during the last couple weeks. It has been a real difficult time for our family. Mr. Watkins was laid to rest yesterday. We thank you all for your well wishes and prayers.

We will be making deliveries today (25th) and the store is open for next weeks orders. Make sure you check out all the lamb,chicken,sausage and pork listed this week. We have a full inventory of all those and the long awaited pork sausage is on the menu!!!

Store is open now until Tuesday at noon for Wednesday delivery and till Thursday noon for Saturday Delivery.


1-Holiday turkey and smoked ham reservations are running out. Only a couple more weeks to last call on Turkeys…Please RSVP asap.

2—Remember that all the markets will be closing in the next 6-8 weeks.

4-Upcoming harvests include duck, pork and pork sausages, turkey’s, kale, lettuce,spinach and radishes.

Take a look around @ Heritage Farm Locally Grown

If you need to contact us please e-mail at or call 770-377-5380

Hope we see you soon.

Farmer Greg, Lainya, and the Hutchins Family

Local Farms First:  Order Pick-Up Reminder

Greetings Local Farms First Food Lovers,
The sun was out and the meadowlarks were singing in the North Fork Valley today! Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM

Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is The Daily Dose juice bar right next to Clark’s Grocery Store

Gunnison: The Local Market on 111 N. Main St.

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Erin Griffin – Market Manager – a 501c3 non-profit
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South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order Local Food!

Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub. We have lots of great produce on the hub this week. We’re open till noon today.
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Have a great weekend!

The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - October 22, 2014

Market News

The market is open and ready for you to place orders online. You may pay online or when you pick up with either cash, check or a credit card. A 3% convenience fee is added to all credit card payments, online and in person.

Raw Cheese from Meadow Valley Farm in Indiana is listed online for ordering.

Grass Fed Raw Butter is available for purchase at the market. It’s 1 lb and lightly salted with sea salt. This butter is easily stored in the freezer with no change in characteristics once thawed. Come in and pick up one or more with your order. They are $6.50 each.

Group Buy

I’m starting a group order for Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil and Coconut Oil. You can pre-order by looking at the items under “Group Orders”. These will need to be paid for in advance, usually to be picked up with the following weeks order. Check out their website for more information

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

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:  Last Call!

Last call! Almost closing time!

Please proceed with your orders!

We have 15 minutes left in this record breaking market!! Be a part of market history in the making!

See you at 10pm!