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The Cumming Harvest - Closed:  RAW MILK AVAILABLE NOW

Sorry for the delay, Brown Eyed Girl just listed Raw Milk if you’d like to order.


Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteers

Volunteers for this week’s market pick-up are Huey Grandstaff and Karen Schuman. THANK YOU!

We are still in need of a volunteer for Sunday’s e-Day Festival. Check the weblog or previous emails for more info.

-Karen Harbut

Cedar Grove Farm:  Cedar Grove Farm Photo Site

If you are curious about the farm there is a great site where Caitlyn has been posting pics she is taking. Check it out. It’s really great.

Homegrown Co-op:  Market OPEN for Saturday!


2310 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 895-5559


Place your order today on 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.


Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm


Now on the market!

Sugar Baby Watermelon (FL) @ 8.25/each

Eight Ball Squash (FL) @ $3.75/lb

Spaghetti Squash (CA) @ $2.75/lb

Tommy Atkins Mango (FL) @ $2.50/each

Blueberries (FL) @ $5.75/6oz


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!

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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Jonesborough Locally Grown:  Tomorrow's market, Featured Farmer & Recipe of the week!

Music: Old time tunes by Joseph and Kasey Decosimo!

Market note: Jonesborough’s town-wide yard sale will be happening tomorrow. Plan some extra time to browse for non-food bargains, and enjoy a break at the market cafe in between!

Know your farmer: Midway Fields Microgreens

Click here to learn more about Felicia McKee & Midway Fields Microgreens.
And here for the recipe of the week: Veggie Wrap with Microgreens.

See you tomorrow!
Courthouse Square

Suncoast Co-op:  Order your fresh local chemical free food from

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!
  • Potatoes
  • Oranges
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Kale
  • Focaccia bread, Granola Bread, Orange Marmalade Bread
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Georgia Collard Greens
  • Brassica Crisps
  • Soaps: Strawberries 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

Check out the latest article about the Suncoast co-op from the Tampa bay times! Suncoast Co-op cultivates thriving organic business

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-1:30pm
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-1:30pm 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. Please add a Delivery Charge to your order of $3 located here: Delivery Charge

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. We can use your credit card at pick-up.

Side of Beef
Would any of our customer be interested in a portion of a side of beef from a local farm? We have access to grass fed beef in bulk we would have to pre-sell enough in order to consider getting the order. Would you be interested in more beef? What cuts? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks!

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.

Tasty Tuesdays
Join the co-op every Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street. We have a grower table set-up along with other vendors selling fresh veggies and products made from our local growers.

Ecobean 5th Year Celebration
May 28th 3pm-9pm
501 N Pinellas Ave tarpon
Join the Suncoast Co-op at Ecobean’s 5th year celebration all local craft and food vendors, workshops [ yoga, hooping, organic gardening with Jai ], live music, kids play area, 50/50 raffle, Dunk tank and much more!

We are in need of volunteers and coordinators to help us set-up more future events. What events would you like to see? What can you help us set-up in the future that others would like to attend to increase awareness of local food? Please Email us if you would like to host events for the co-op.

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!

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Local Food!

Hi Everyone!
This is your second chance to order delicious
local food this week. We have fresh strawberries from Valley Home Farm this week. They are absolutely delicious! We’re open till noon. Have
a wonderful day!

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page


Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Note about Youngblood...


Tracy at Youngblood Farm wants ya’ll to know their store opening is this Saturday the 18th in Mena AR. The address is: 816 DeQueen Street, Mena AR.

They will also have their products back on the market next time. :)


Hannah Seewald

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The Market is Closed

The Spa City Co-op on-line market is now closed.

Orders can be picked up between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. this Friday at the ArtChurch. Please set a reminder on your calendar.

If possible, please pick up your order by 5:00 if you can.

Thank you for supporting our local food co-op. See you Friday!

Hannah Seewald
Market Co-manager

Stone County, AR:  Growing Our Own Food!

Hey, Everyone…the Market’s closed for the week. We’ll see you next Sunday!

Don’t forget to call soon to reserve your spot at the Sustainability Weekend for one or more workshops or one or more meals!

We see a trend emerging these days. More and more people are becoming interested in growing some of their own food. We’ll have some very special workshops that will illustrate two of the easiest ways to do this – mini-ponics and straw bale gardening.

Come join us!