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Tahlequah Farmers Market:  Market Closing

The Tahlequah Farmers’ Market On Line Market is closing for the week! Thank you for your orders! We’ll see you at noon on Saturday on Morgan Street next to Norris Park! On Line market will re-open next week.

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Pre-Buy Items Available for Immediate Pick-Up this Week

The Market is Now Open until Monday at 9AM. After that, online ordering will be DISABLED until next week. Pick-up your order on Tuesday between 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Pick-up your Organic Produce Boxes on Friday, April 5th from 2-5 PM, same location.

New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

March 20th, 2013 – Special Items this Week

Dear Market Customer,

This was another awesome week at The Market. Please read through all the many offerings we have for you this week, including our best-selling produce boxes, and other items that are normally pre-buy but this week are available for immediate pick-up.

A Quick but Important Reminder:

When you order from this market and commit to picking up and paying for your order, we pay for your goods in advance to growers and bulk sellers. We had a few instances where some members placed orders but did not show up to pay or pick-up, leaving us in the red on those orders.

Please be sure you will be able to pick-up your items when you place an order. If you have an emergency and cannot come, please cancel your order by Monday and let all the growers of your order goods know.

After one missed pick-up without any notification, your account will be required to have a credit card on file. 

linkPilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm
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Produce Boxes Pick-Up Date Change

We had to move the produce boxes delivery date for April 5th. It was unfortunate that we didn’t get enough orders to fulfill this order last week, because these boxes are loaded with great all Certified Organic produce, and are a great buy.

Please don’t wait until the last minute and order your produce box for pick-up April 5th now.

Some of the variety produce you will get:

onions * potatoes * tomatoes * garlic * two or three varieties of greens (kale, chard, spinach) * berries * potatoes * broccoli * cabbage * lettuce * apples * carrots * bananas * pears * mushrooms * beets * celery * plums

Please pay for your produce boxes when you place your order online with your credit card or mail a check to Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Payment for this item is due immediately after order.

Click here to order your produce box now!

Mother Earth Meats Available Now!

We have a few cuts of Mother Earth Meat’s chicken and pork in our freezer available for immediate pick-up! Be sure to check out the available cuts here.

You will also be able to get plenty of farm fresh duck and chicken eggs from local farmers. Check out the eggs here, what a treat!

Another real treat is the kombucha we have available for purchase this week. This is a rare find at local markets and many claim great health benefits from this fermented drink. Get kombucha here.

More Immediate Pick-Up Items

Also available for immediate pick-up, this week we have a very limited amount of awesome Green Pasture products as follows:

4 bottles of Butter Oil / Cod Liver Oil Blend – Cinnamon
3 bottles of High Vitamin Butter Oil
1 bottle of Emulsified Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Licorice
1 bottle of Fermented Skate Liver Oil
1 bottle of Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Cinnamon Tingle

Be sure to check out these limited items available for immediate pick-up, no need to pre-order!
Note: Even though the descriptions on these items will state “pre-order”, you are not pre-ordering; you will get to take these items home on Tuesday along with the rest of your order.

Coconut Products from Wilderness Family Naturals

Wilderness Family Naturals has great quality coconut products, such as coconul oils (2 types and 2 sizes), coconut flour, and coconut sugar.

Now you don’t have to download an order form to order WFN products! We have made it easy for you to order by simply going to this webpage and adding the items directly from The Market into your shopping cart.

One last note…

I have been very diligent about looking for a reliable veggie source and have sent numerous emails to farmers around the area, so keep your fingers crossed! I know we will have many local produce at The Market soon!

Birthday Parties at Rancho Alegre Farm

Rancho Alegre Farm is proud to host this wonderful Gwinnett Locally Grown Market. We also wanted to remind you that our full service farm is also glad to host your birthday parties, weddings, field trips, corporate events, and family reunions.

Here at Rancho Alegre Farm your kids and family are sure to have the time of their lives with our pony rides, petting zoo, and hayrides. For more information, visit our website here.

Go Shopping!

Remember that this Online Market is ONLY open Thursdays at 9:00am until Mondays at 9:00am.

After Monday at 9:00am, online ordering will be DISABLED, so you will not be able to place any orders until the following Thursday at 9:00am.

Homegrown Co-op:  Market is now OPEN for Saturday! Heirloom Carrots and Spring Onions available!

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 5pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Sunday 10am – 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

Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 3:00pm:
Wild Weeds Herb Walk

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2pm:
Spring Market at Homegrown


Mitch Blumenthal acquired a ten-acre organic blueberry farm in 1995. As he tended to his Sarasota crop, he began to explore heirloom row crops, blackberries, and other unusual items. Soon, the ten acres of blueberries had evolved into ten acres of diverse, beautiful crops.

This week we have heirloom carrots and spring onions with tops available from Bluemenberry Farms. You can order them here!


We will miss you!

Our assistant operations manager Leore is leaving us to start a new chapter in her life. We’re going to miss her playing Otis Redding and that big smile! We wish you the best!

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy now 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 Wednesday.

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

Pickup is from 12-7pm 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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Green Fork Farmers Market:  Market today 4-7 pm

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

If you didn’t get a chance to place an order this week, you can still get some great local, naturally grown and handmade artisan products at the market this afternoon. We’ll be in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville from 4-7 pm.

Onyx Coffee Lab will join us today as a new vendor with their own LOCALLY ROASTED COFFEE BEANS! They will also set up a special cold brew coffee bar onsite so you can try their coffee and get hooked!

We’ll also have greens, honey, eggs, chicken, beef, pork, lamb, microgreens, and garden seeds available for sale from the table today. Stop by and get some delicious, local, healthy food and other goodies and visit with your local farmers and artisans today.

Green Fork Farmers Market

Champaign, OH:  Flower question...

Sorry to interrupt your day but I wanted to check to make sure our hyacinth customers this week were ok with those being in bloom for Easter. I didn’t put that in their listing and apologize as I was not aware the buds will be tight now but not actually blooming until Easter. If that is a problem, please let me know and I can change the orders. So sorry!

Suncoast Co-op:  Victory garden tour photo's, Forks over Knives free movie showing, Please make sure to support local food by making an order today on 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


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.
  • Discount Membership to the Tampa Bay Time Bank of $10 will also give Time bank hours to members who volunteer.
  • 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

Contact us if you want to learn how to garden!

Victory Vegetable Garden Tour group picture

Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

Victory Garden Tour
40 people showed up for our victory vegetable garden tour! We traveled in a caravan to several gardens throughout the New Port Richey area to show off how you can start growing your own food today! We have decided to host these tours every quarter if you missed this one make sure to attend the next on sometime in Summer then again in Fall/Winter. All the pictures can be found on our facebook page and meet-up. Victory vegetable garden tour

Membership Meeting
The members of the co-op came together to host a meeting. We talked about the history of the co-op and started to envision a road map forward that we hope to release to everyone in the future as a well put together plan of action you can help volunteer to see happen. Some big ideas placed forward is in a years time having over 100 growers and hundreds of local products. Multiple pick up locations, Times, and days throughout both Pasco and Pinellas. A farmers market feeling at the Habitat store where we will have more hang out sessions and free education for the community to begin learning how to grow their own food. More outreach to the community about our co-op and how they can get involved. Later down the road 2-3 years out we can imagine getting our own retail location or farm growing food directly for our membership. What can you envision the co-op moving forward growing into? Please share your vision with us and participate by becoming a member today.

In the News
Our Co-op was mentioned in both the Suncoast News and the New Port Richey Patch. Check out the articles and share with your friends and family. Get inspired by positive things happening in your community and come participate in its creation this co-op is brought to us by our community of members.

Patch article: Locals want Co-op to Grow

Earth Charter US: Tampa bay Company in alignment with YES Magazine

Suncoast News: Co-op brings locally grown food to Pasco

Great new Products
Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised chicken, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Lettuce and so much more are on the market! 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.

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-6pm 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.

Growing in Kinship Garden
Learn how to garden for FREE!
We are having frequent work days on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-Noon at Kinship Garden behind the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity at 4131 Madison street 10am-Noon. If you are apart of the Tampa bay Time Bank you can receive Time bank hours for your volunteering.

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.

Please bring a bag
If you bring extra bags when you pick up your order labeled with your name we will carry them to next week and pre-place your order in a bag. Every week if you bring the bags back we will always have bags available to pre-package your orders. Thank you!

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

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.

Free Film Showing: Forks over Knives
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

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!

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Last Minute Order??

Heirloom Living Market will close for this week at noon today.

Since I was gone last week and Maryanne totally forgot to draw a winner for the “$25 off-your-order” prize, this week we will pick 2 lucky customers!

I will also have some awesome recipes to share this week to help you in making wonderful meals from the fresh, local food you purchase from our Farmers!

Check out Doug’s Garden offerings for the Produce Box this week as well as delicious offerings from My Daily Bread, Goodness Gracious Granola and coffee from The Roastin’ Fool! Meats from Joyful Noise Acres Farm and Heritage Farm! Jen’s Pesto has Hummus too! Need milk?

Heritage Farm has sold out of eggs for this week; however we will have fresh, pastured eggs available at Market pickup!

Be sure to get last minute orders in before NOON!!

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at pickup!


Plattsburgh Online Ordering:  Spinach, salad greens, and eggs

We will have our regular end of month online ordering next week, but in the meantime we have gorgeous spinach and mild and tangy salad greens available. We also have fresh eggs and some that I have held back for three weeks for hard boiling (older eggs peel better). I will be in Plattsburgh Friday morning so can deliver if you’d like these this week (or you can pick up at Rehoboth Homestead). We have some sun right now that is warming up the hoophouse, and hopefully the sun will peak out a bit tomorrow too.

Next week we’ll have the regular online ordering with Asgaard, Parker, and Rehoboth Homestead. For this week, please just email me with what you’d like and how we can make connections.

Thank you, and enjoy!

Russellville Community Market:  Important Information for Market Pick-up

Hello all!

Just a quick announcement about the market pickup this week. Due to scheduling conflicts, RCM’s market pickup will be in the smaller conference room to the right of Shoemaker Hall (the normal pickup place). We will try to have someone directing traffic to the conference room, and I’ll also put up an RCM sign in front of the correct door. This will be in effect for this week (3/21) AND next week (3/28). By the way, just for the sake of clearing up any confusion. The conference room is still at All Saints. Same location, just different room!

We thank you for helping us with this little change, and after the aforementioned weeks, the market will return to its normal pickup location in Shoemaker Hall.

Thank you all very much for your time and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday in the All Saints conference room.

Bryan Mader

Vista Marketplace:  Basket Orders

Please order your baskets by Thursday evening 6pm. Please comment whether you would like a delivery or you will pickup at the Vista Marketplace at Whaley on Saturday morning between 10-2.
Everyone’s invited to come out and enjoy the market, the food, produce, breads and cakes, arts and crafts. See you there!