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Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for January 18th

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Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
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Tallahassee May


Sweet Potato and Spinach Mac and Cheese
from Naturally
This is a delicious take on the basic mac and cheese – great way to get some extra nutrition in this comfort food!

1 medium sweet potato
3 cups whole wheat pasta
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cloves garlic, minced
1½ cup milk
¾ cup mozzarella cheese
¾ cup asiago cheese
½ cup parmesan cheese
2 handfuls spinach
Peel and cube sweet potato. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add sweet potato, and cook until tender, 8-12 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly. Place cooked sweet potato in a food processor with ¼ cup of milk. Pulse until smooth and set aside.
Bring a pot of water to a boil again and cook pasta for 5-6 minutes. Pasta should still be al dente (and not overcooked!) Drain and set aside.
Mix together cheese and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400?.
In a sauce pan, melt butter and add garlic, cooking for 1 minute. Whisk in flour and let cook for another 1-2 minutes to cook out flour taste. Whisk in 1¼ cup of milk and cook until mixture begins to thicken. Whisk in sweet potato puree and continue to cook until hot. Remove from heat and add 1½ cups of cheese mixture.
In a large casserole dish, add pasta, spinach, and cheese sauce. Toss until spinach is slightly wilted and cheese is mixture in. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake for 25-35 minutes- cheese on top should be browning.

Market News


It’s been a beautiful few days – how wonderful to see the sun and feel some warmth! It is nice for the crops to have some higher temperatures for some good growing time. And it makes all the winter chores much more pleasant.

We have a nice selection of veggies for you this week. We do know that quantity is lower this time of year, so you may find an item you want “Sold Out”. Please let us know in the comments section of your order if you want an item that is sold out, and we will try to get it for you and add it to your bag!

Please support our other vendors that work so hard to provide you with top quality products! We have goat milk soap and lip balm from Little Seed Farm, baked goods from Dozen Bakery, a wonderful selection of cheeses from The Bloomy Rind Cheese shop, and of course our wonderful meat vendors, Wedge Oak farm and Bear Creek.
We also still carry Twin Forks Farm granola, although they are no longer baking bread.

Let’s hope the weather stays mild!

Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!

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Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market Extended to 6:30 tonight- order milk now if you need some!

I’m extending the market until 6:30 today (Sunday) due to low milk orders. If you forgot to order you still have time!

I don’t usually extend the market hours but since orders are about half what they normally are for Mountain Fresh Creamery and Cedar Rock Dairy, I’m assuming some of you got busy and forgot.

You can order milk and anything else from the market until the extended deadline.

I will not take orders past 6:30 pm tonight so order now!

The market is now open for ordering!

GROUP BUY THIS WEEKEND! Milk Carriers and Mason Jar Pour Caps Expect to pick up group buy item in 2 weeks (not this Tuesday).

If you do NOT receive a confirmation email immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete. All orders must be placed by 5pm on Sunday.

Pick up is on Tuesday at 4942 Austin Park Avenue, Buford 30518 from 1pm to 6:45 pm.

We take checks, cash, credit card and Dwolla

If you are planning to pay using Dwolla please make sure your deposit includes the 25 cents fee. For example, if your order total is $22.50 make your deposit for $22.75.

Please make sure you understand our pick up policy before you order.

Have a blessed weekend!

The Wednesday Market:  Time to Order

Good afternoon to everyone within The Wednesday Market community.

I don’t know about you, but I am happy, happy, happy to see the sun SHINING today! So are our kids, who just bolted out the back door to ride their bikes in this glorious daylight. We hope you also plan to partake of a moment or two in the sun – but place your order first, please.

The Market is open. Check out the website for all of this week’s offerings. Some of our farmers were hit pretty hard by the deep freeze from a couple of weeks ago, but with this nice weather, the veggies should be coming back soon. Anyway, here is the link:

Remember to place your order by 10 p.m. Monday, and orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Have a great afternoon,and we’ll see you at The Market.



Dawson Local Harvest:  January Harvest Notes



Hope you are enjoying this (most assuredly) temporarily wonderful weather! Please take a look at the Market page for this week’s availability.


REMEMBER! You can order until Tuesday night at 8pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Madison GA:  The Market is Open!!!!!!!

See everyone Wed.

Champaign, OH:  Every Picture Tells A Story, Don't It?

Every picture tells a story, don’t it?…
Every picture tells a story, don’t it?…
Every picture tells a story, don’t it?…
(Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story)

Today is Sunday, and like on most Sundays, your market manager spends the morning downing massive amounts of coffee, reading emails, organizing social media, getting caught up on paperwork, and planning for the week. I am also getting ready to open up a new shop, so I am busy with the planning, décor, concept. If I take care of all this on Sunday, I cannot tell you how calm it makes me when I wake up early, on Monday.

And, you all know me so well, by now, that you know I cannot do any task without a blaring soundtrack! This morning is old school Rod Stewart. I mean, who wasn’t rockin’ out to this whole album at some point in the ’70s?

Anyway, the title of this song just made me think of this little market of love. Yes, the title, not so much the whole premise of the song.

This market always seems to be telling a story, telling IT’S story, painting a picture of where we are going, how far we have come, how we hope to see the future.

Everything about this market tells a story… the vendors, the products, the YMCA as our host, you, the customers!!! We are all colorful pieces of the picture…the vibrant picture that tells a weekly story of this very successful local market!

Our story is rich, it’s exciting, and we are going full steam ahead…the picture is clear, we are a bona fide hit!

It’s Sunday, it’s gloomy…why not put a soundtrack of your own on to play, grab a cup of coffee or tea (hey, we offer both!), and get your orders in…

Be part of the local picture…keep our story groovy…

Peace and Love,
Cosmic Pam

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Sunday Market Reminder! Green Pastures Bulk Buy!

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.



We are going to place an order for Fermented Cod Liver Oil for those interested in taking advantage of the many health benefits of FCLO and the savings! It is real pricey if you order individually, so email me if you are interested!
Green Pastures posts…
Many of the great historical cultures had one sacred food which they relied on to ensure strong mind, body, and spirit: Fermented fish/fish liver oil. The Mighty Roman Soldier was given a daily ration of fermented fish oil. The Stoic Scandinavian Viking had a drum of fermenting cod livers outside the door of his home. Grandma always had a bottle of cod liver oil in the back cupboard.

If you ordered from Mother Earth Meats, please email us the order so we can make sure we have all you purchased!


*Please share with friends and family about us so that we can give more people the opportunity to buy and eat healthy! Local farmers need our support to keep providing us with all the fresh foods! If we don’t give them enough business, it’s hard for them to continue to deliver to us. Please let’s not let that happen! Tell your friends about us so we can keep the Growers supported as this is how they make their living. *

I hope that this year will be the best year in health for you and your family!

Browse through to see all the great Growers we have and maybe you will find something new!

We have Wilderness Family Naturals Coconut Sugar, Flour and Organic Popcorn in the Market for sale! When you come to pick up your order, check them out! They are also now online!

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!

Thanks for all your support!

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. Remember to interact with us on Facebook and follow us on Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.

Stones River Market:  The Market is Back Open - A New Vendor Joins This Week

Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Facebook:
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Welcome back to another week of local products. We want to welcome Franklin Juice Company to the Market. Brent joins us this week offering several varieties for fresh juice.

Other items of interest this week:

The recent cold snap has really affected the produce available. With the sun and warmer temperatures we are getting this weekend, this should help all the produce get back to growing. Watch for more varieties soon.

Flying S Farms is introducing a new bread this week. It is a 7 Grain Sour Dough Bread and rolls that has a smooth soft texture, great for sandwiches or toasting.

Many people like chicken tenders. Now Wedge Oak Farm brings them to the Market. For those interested in the Super Bowl, which is still a couple weeks away, both Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms have chicken wings that are perfect for any parties you might be attending.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!


Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

It is definitely soup weather. If you have a favorite soup recipe, please send them to me so I can share with everyone.

I 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!


See the complete list of products at

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Opening Bell

Welcome to another RCM Market Week!

Be sure to check out the newly listed items this week! Lots of great, local products to be had!

Happy shopping! Eat Local!

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page for updates and food-related events in your community!

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market


ALFN Local Food Club:  The Market is Open for a Happy Holiday!

Oh, What a Beautiful Holiday Weekend!

I guess that’s an Arkansas winter for you…sub-zero temps one week, gallivanting-through-a-field-singing-The Sound of Music the next. Before you head outside, consider placing an order of delicious local food from the market, because nothing goes better with good weather than good food!

In honor of the holiday, I leave you with this:

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


- Alex Handfinger
Director of Operations

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