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Gwinnett Locally Grown:  What would you like from WFN?

This Online Market is ONLY open Thursday 9:00am – Monday 9:00am. Pick-up your order on Tuesday between 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.


Order Local Pastured Eggs!

We have plenty of pastured eggs for sale this week. This is a HUGE blessing! As you alread know, pastured eggs are better. This is what says about pastured eggs:

"Grass-fed/pastured hens are raised on pasture, as opposed to being kept in confinement and fed primarily grains. Eggs from pastured hens contain up to 20 times more healthy omega-3 fatty acids than those their less fortunate cousins, factory hens. "

What Would You Like From Wilderness Family Naturals?

As I mentioned before, I still need to know what you’d like me to order from Wilderness Family Naturals in April, so please click here and fill out this form letting me know what you would want me to stock from them. For all their offerings, visit their website here. In summary, they have some of the best coconut products out there (oil, flour, sugar, etc.)

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Rancho Alegre Farm
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Statesboro Market2Go:  If you placed an order this week...

If you placed an order this week, please be sure to pick it up today at the location you selected between 4:30 and 6:30.

Also, don’t forget the Saturday market opens for the 2013 season THIS SATURDAY!! See you there!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  News:Vacation Hold, Events and Vendor Helpers

Hi Everyone,

Vacation Hold for Produce Box
Just a reminder if you are going to be away next week for Spring Break please make sure you put a vacation hold on your Nature’s Garden Delivered produce box if you are scheduled to receive one. You can simply do this online or give NGD a call and they can set it up for you.

Bakery Tour and Farm Visits
The evites have been sent for the two events I’m coordinating-Great Harvest Bakery Tour and Vendor Tasting- April 8th at 3pm and Family Fun Day at the Farms- April 10th starting at 10am-B&G Farm, Rocky Acres Farm and Johnston Family Farm. If you can make it please rsvp so we can know how many adults and kids to expect. There is no charge for either of these events. If you are coming to the farm tours please make sure to bring your lunch. I will forward the evite to those of you that have just joined the mailing list.

Message from A&A Alta Cucina and Orobianco:
With the Farmer Market season starting, we are looking for outgoing, friendly, reliable and enthusiastic people interested on representing our products at the markets. We are looking for help with the Saturday markets in Sandy Springs and Marietta. If you are interested or know someone that could be interested to become part of our team, please contact us by email to: for more information.

Orobianco is also looking to hire some helpers at the farmers markets this season. If you are interested contact Maria via e-mail ( or 404-769-3866
Below are the markets Orobianco will participate in and need help.
Brookwood (Cumming) – Every Friday 4-7pm from May 17th
Clarkston – Every Sunday 11am-3pm from April 21st
Sweet Apple (Roswell-Crabapple area) – Every Thursday 4-7pm from April 11th
Tucker – Every Thursday 4-7 pm from April 4th
Marietta – Every Sunday 12-3pm from April 7th.
Alpharetta and Dunwoody Farmers Markets (Saturday and Wednesday mornings on a need basis)

Thank you for your continued support!

Clemson SC:  Harvest News: Market Open Thurs., April 4-Monday, April 8, 2013


Clemson Locally Grown Market


Did you know, anyone who has a recipe or article published in the Harvest News is entitled to one added month of membership! Tell us about your garden, share your favorite eats with us, or even a book review. Please email your CLG content to Heidi.

Market News



Order today for pickup between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Clemson University Farm Fresh Market, located in front of the Student Union in Cox Plaza.

We are participating in Clemson’s Agricultural Services Farm Fresh Market, which takes place Wednesday afternoons through the month of April. We hope you will enjoy picking up your Clemson Locally Grown orders from the market this month, and maybe you’ll meet a few new growers at the same time!

As always, we at CLG are pleased to offer you plenty of fresh, local proteins and produce, as well as eggs from Putney Farm, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit baked goods, and much, much more.

Have your ordered greens from Spurgeon Farms lately? Not only are these fresh collards and kale tender and delicious, they are chopped and packaged in a gallon bag. That means all you have to do is rinse and cook. Better than the grocery store on every level! Click on vegetables for this and other great winter produce offerings.

We thank you for registering at Clemson Locally Grown Please encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join you.

Clemson Locally Grown donates 3 percent of our order profits to Clemson Montessori School, in return for use of their school parking lot as a drop-off location. We also appreciate the helpful hands of CMS market volunteers. Feel free to lend your hands, if you have a moment to do so.

Donna’s Corner

Friend and local food lover Jess O’Neal Bayne made me aware of this upcoming event, and I wanted to share it with you. There is an event happening May 25 in Greenville and many other places all around the world actually. It is called March on Monsanto. This is a march and rally in response to the “Monsanto Protection Act,” recently signed by President Obama as a part of HR 933.

If you value the quality of your food and reject genetically engineered crops, I encourage you to lend your support to this event.

For more information, visit the Facebook site here.

Donna and Lenard, Heidi, and the whole gang of Market helpers.

Swainsboro, GA:  pickup reminder

Hey Everyone,

Just a reminder, if you ordered this week, pickup will now be at the Downtown Swainsboro farmer’s market from 4-6pm.

Fisher's Produce:  CSA Delivery Tomorrow

Hello Bristow Friends,

Our first CSA delivery of the season is tomorrow. This cold weather has slowed our veggies down a bit, but we will have enough to get things started.

This week’s delivery will include: spring salad mix, radishes and salad turnips, bok choi, your choice of spinach, kale, or collards, and a bit of asparagus.

We do not have enough asparagus or other vegetables for extra orders or on-site sales this week, but we plan to as soon as the weather warms up.

Delivery is 5:00-6:00pm at the Tractor Supply parking lot. See you there!

Luke Fisher

(918) 639-0244

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  New Happenings at The Market

This Online Market is ONLY open Thursday 9:00am – Monday 9:00am. Pick-up your order on Tuesday between 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

April 3rd, 2013 – Great Turnaround!

Dear Market Customer,

As I posted on Facebook this past Monday, we have newborn lambs join our family! Our lambs gave birth to these cuties and we are so excited! Help us pick a name for this lamb on Facebook.

Great Turnaround on Mother Earth Meats

We had another great week at The Market. The Mother Earth Meats order had an awesome turnaround, and the Green Pasture products are almost all gone. See the last few items left here.

The freezer is stocked with chicken you can order this week. I also spoke with a potential vendor who roasts coffee, and we hope to add some more great products for all our faithful customers, and support our local farmers too.

Produce Boxes Cancelled Due to Non-Payment

We are disappointed, however, that we had to, once again, cancel the produce boxes order.

A lot of you had ordered boxes but did not pay on time.

These boxes are really a great value, and I hope we can get a good amount of people committed to the program to be able to move it to Tuesday pick-up.

Remember, produce boxes payment is due immediately. As soon as you order, please pay online with your credit card or mail a check. You do NOT have to pay for your full order online; just cover the produce box portion if you like, and pay for the rest at market pick-up.

Click here, fill out this short form, and let us know if you would like the produce boxes for pick-up on Tuesdays and that you would commit to pay immediately after order.

Eggs, More Veggie Sources, and Possible On-Site Farmer

I am also diligently looking for local vegetable sources, and we are getting close to some great things coming up soon. I am also talking to a farmer about coming in and growing some veggies on site; stay tuned!

This week there are plenty of eggs for everyone. I am so excited to have found great egg sources and offer them to you. Be sure to get your local farm eggs here.

Raw Milk Source

Our farm’s raw milk prepaid program is full and we have a wait list of over 100 people!

I know a lot of you would love to get on the program, but do remember that we still have great milk from Johnston Family Farm available for sale at the market by the gallon. Check out Johnston’s dairy products here.

What Would You Like From Wilderness Family Naturals?

I still need to know what you’d like me to order from Wilderness Family Naturals in April, so please click here and fill out this form letting me know what you would want me to stock from them. For all their offerings, visit their website here.

Happy shopping and thank you for supporting your local farmers!

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Rancho Alegre Farm
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Local Farms First:  Order Pick Up Reminder!

Greetings local food lovers!

Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM!

Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is now at Montanya Distillery, 130 Elk Avenue.

Gunnison: Upstairs at the ORE Office (202 E. Georgia).

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
Market Manager – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website

Homegrown Co-op:  Market OPEN for Saturday!

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, 4/7 from 9-11am:
Sista Suzie’s Farm Tour

Wednesday, 4/10 at 2pm:
Spring Market at Homegrown

Saturday, 4/20 from 10-6pm:
Central Florida Earth Day 2013!

Saturday, 6/8 from 1-3pm:
Genetically Modified Foods: From Frankenfood to Frankenpeople?

Featured Produce at Homegrown


Sapodilla is a tropical fruit grown in South Florida. The ripe fruit has the consistency and taste similar to a pear dipped in brown sugar. Sapodilla is rich in calories and is a very good source of dietary fiber. Fresh ripe fruit also contains significant amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and potassium. Check out this video about Sapodilla for more information

Lacinato Kale

Lacinato Kale, also known as Dinosaur or Tuscan Kale is slightly sweeter than the more widely know curly-leaf kale. The leaves are darker, more narrow and have an embossed texture. Low in calories and high in Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin C, Kale is a nutritional powerhouse.

Member Mondays!

20% Off All Produce!

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 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 Saturday.

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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Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Last Minute Orders??

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

Have you checked out all of the new offerings from our Farmers/Producers and Artisans?

Just to mention a few…
Heritage Farm has LambLeg of Lamb, Ground Lamb, Neck Roast Slices, Rump Roast, Chops Heart, Liver, Kidneys, Rib Rack and Shoulder Roast! The Chops are delicious! I will be trying some Neck Roast Slices and the Ground Lamb – I see a Shepherd’s Pie in the near future!

Patchwork Pastures is offering Raised Beds for a fantastic price! (less than 1/2 the price of what you find in the retail market) These boxes are well constructed from unfinished oak and uses re-proposed wood from manufacturing crates. They are hinged, so they are collapsible and have metal brackets making them solidly stackable. It’s time to PLANT!

My Daily Bread has added new items: Apple Bread, Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Lemon Poppyseed Bread, Banana Walnut Bread, Bagels, Pumpkin Spice Bread and Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip! All of their Bakery items are Organic and Delicious!

Low Low Knows Bones has 3 different flavors of Organic Dog Treats. Dudley has his eye on the Large Package of Mixed Treats. He says he needs to see which one he likes best! Mary’s crew, Murphy, Kirby and Brocolli (the dog, not the veggie) have already ordered their Cheese Treats!

Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch has a few packages of Frozen Blueberries still available and Duck Eggs. Try them for your baking recipes – what a difference duck eggs make! I also use them in Frittatas.

The above list is just the highlights of new offerings. Hop on over to and place your order for pickup tomorrow between 4:30 and 7:30pm at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center in Lilburn!

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at Market pickup!

Joyful thoughts,