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South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Time to order local food!

It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
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To Contact Us

Cumberland ’s Market
931-592-3399 (no voice mail)


With all the fresh fruit now available, try some in this wonderful smoothie recipe from Laurie L. Anderson, member of a Michigan Red Hat Society club.

PeachRazNana Smoothie


8 oz. chopped, chilled fresh peaches
1 peeled banana
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
8 oz. vanilla yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
Dash nutmeg
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
2 ice cubes


Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Enjoy!

Market News

Hello, Growers and Customers!

This is my first time opening the market solo, so please be gentle if I make a mistake.

Keel Produce Farm is offering goats for sale. Is it time to start that herd you’ve been thinking about?

To our valued delivery customers. To avoid having to write checks weekly, please remember to make prepayments to your account. Then when you order, your total will be subtracted from your account balance. When your account balance gets low, simply send in another prepayment. Increments of $100.00 or more are greatly appreciated as is your continued patronage.

Again, thank you to all our growers and customers for making our market such a wonderful success. We look forward to even more in the future as we continue to add new growers and customers.

Linda Boynton

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There is plenty more available so take your time and check out the whole list.

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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!

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

NEW! Green Fork Farm has DUCK MEAT for sale, raised in small groups on pasture and certified organic grains. You can get these delicious young ducklings whole, cut in half, or packages of legs, wings, boneless breast, necks, hearts, livers and feet. SO many things you can do with duck—-whole roast or smoked duckling, pan-seared breasts with olive oil and herbs, duck confit, duck stock…yum!

NEW—available for preorder this week: If you have tried local cheese at the market from White River Creamery, you know it’s delicious. Now you can order ahead and try them all—ricotta, feta, and fromage blanc made from local whole cow milk, and plain chevre, goat cheese made from rich milk from their own herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats. Great with tomatoes and basil, on salads, on bagels or toast, in lasagna or on pizza, or for breakfast with granola.

It’s time to plant your second round of summer crops and fall crops as well! Green Fork Farm has seeds available from Clear Creek Seeds in Tahlequah, OK. Non-GMO, open-pollinated, and untreated.

Also available this week: green beans, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, squash, cucumbers, mint, basil, honey, beeswax, eggs, pork, beef, chicken, lamb, olives, and herbal bath and body care products—sugar scrub, soap, lip balm, facial elixir and deodorant.

Place your order now through Monday at midnight for pickup on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St.

If you aren’t able to place an order, you can check out Green Fork Farmers Market on facebook on Wednesday to find out what will be available for sale at the market that evening, and then stop by to shop directly from the farmers’ tables.

Don’t forget we are doubling SNAP benefits and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers at the market while funding lasts.

Coming Soon—payment by credit card at the market! Stay tuned as we finish setting up this newest way to pay within the next couple of weeks.

Thanks so much for your support of our local farmers and artisans.

Green Fork Farmers Market

Homegrown Co-op:  Homegrown 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.


TUESDAY – 11am to 6pm
WEDNESDAY – 10am to 7pm
THURSDAY – 11am to 6pm
FRIDAY – 11am to 6pm
SATURDAY – 10am to 7pm
SUNDAY – 11am to 5pm



Thursday, July 25th @ 6:00PM:
Fresh Starts Cooking with Chef Amy: Omega 3, Yippie!

Saturday, July 27th @ 10:00PM:
The Healing Power of Food


Featured Staff: Chef Amy

Amy Rupert Secol is a Nutritionally Focused Natural Chef and Holistic Nutrition Educator. Chef Amy is a long term-organic eater who has always had a taste for fresh healthy food. Raised in Southern California, she grew accustomed to the plentiful organic food available directly from environmentally conscious farmers at local Farmer’s Markets and cutting edge health food stores. She believes food should be produced ethically, and be available for everyone to enjoy, in order to maintain optimal health.

Amy began her formal journey of studying the importance of quality food selection through coursework at The Florida School of Holistic Living in Orlando, Florida. In a discussion course titled Menu For the Future, Amy was exposed to the harsh realities of how the majority of our food is produced. She gained valuable insight into the negative health and environmental effects of food produced with the use of pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, monocropping farming techniques, and the irresponsible allocation of government food subsidies.

Amy continued her studies in the Field of nutrition at Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts in Berkeley, California, where she received her certificate as a Holistic Nutrition Educator. At Bauman, Amy learned about the importance of “Eating For Health,” the Bauman eating model. She created a foundation of knowledge about how the quality of our food choices and lifestyle affect our bodies, mind and spirit. She was taught scientific nutrition and how our own individual biochemistry is affected by what fuel we choose to run our bodies.

At the world renowned Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City, Amy trained to become a Chef. At NGI, Amy learned to prepare health-supportive food which pleases the body and the palate. Alongside an internationally-educated faculty, Amy studied alternative health and eating models, including Macrobiotics, Aryuveda, Chinese Medicine, Veganism and Vegetarianism.

In addition to the above education and training, Amy has a diverse collection of experiences. She prepared food at five-star New York City restaurants and catering companies. Amy has delivered community presentations on the importance of food quality and origination. She also provided testimony to the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington D.C., at hearings influencing the national food guidelines for “My Plate,” the current eating style recommended by our government. Amy gave numerous cooking demonstrations at Grow NYC’s flagship Union Square Green market and various Health Fairs in New York City.

Currently, Amy is an Ambassador for Homegrown Local Food Cooperative in Orlando, Florida. At Homegrown, she helps foster the relationship between local farmers and the greater Orlando area community. In addition to her work with Homegrown, Amy also provides organic catering services and in-home cooking lessons throughout Florida.



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Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market

Place your order before Tuesday 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 12pm-7pm on Wednesday. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups.

Don’t forget, orders for fresh bread from Olde Hearth Bread Company must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order

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Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The Market is open for ordering
Good Morning!
The market is open for ordering and will close Tuesday at 9 p.m. Pickup will be Friday the 26th between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
market manager this week
501 655 9411

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  ~Exciting News~

We are growing!

Remember the “Special Project” I mentioned in the Newsletter last week? Here is the scoop…

As people are becoming more aware of the dangers of processed foods and have realized that shopping for local, fresh, seasonal, GMO/chemical/pesticide free is a good alternative, the Heirloom Living Market ~ Lilburn has grown! Interest is spreading and we have been approached by folks in several other areas to open Markets in other locations! Wow!

Mary and I are passionate about our commitment to offering healthy, nutrient-dense foods to the community!
We have been invited by Crossfit Ozone to open an additional location in Lawrenceville!

We are excited to announce the opening of ~

Heirloom Living Market Crossfit Ozone July 24th!

Heirloom Living Market ~ Crossfit Ozone will be open for orders 5:00pm Thursday thru 5:00pm Sunday! Pickup for the Crossfit Ozone Market will be Tuesday from 4:30 – 8:30pm!

The address is:

Crossfit Ozone
519 Hurricane Shoals Rd., Suite I
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Heirloom Living Market ~ Lilburn will keep the same ordering and pickup days, time and location!

Our great group of Farmers/Producers and Artisans who sell at Heirloom Living Market ~ Lilburn will also provide offerings at Heirloom Living Market ~ Crossfit Ozone

In addition to our growth and expansion, I am also pleased, proud and thrilled to announce Leah Drisdell, Mary’s daughter, will be assisting us in the running of Heirloom Living Market ~ Crossfit Ozone! Leah graduated from UGA with a degree in Psychology and is currently working on her ACE Personal Training certification! Mary and I are both grateful for the help and knowledge that Leah brings! Welcome aboard, Leah!

We are truly blessed to add this location to our Market Family and look forward to the adventure! Thank you to all of you for your support and for passing on the information about the Market to friends and family!

Look for more details about the new Market location in the Newsletter later today! The website is still under construction, so no peeking quite yet!

Joyful thoughts and Bountiful Blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary

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Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  The Market is Open !

Greetings All:

The Market is Open for ordering!

We are off to The Snellville Farmers’ Market this morning! Will we see you there?

Yes, Mary and I are searching for a resource for local Organic Corn-on-the-Cob!

Newsletter will be in your mailboxes this afternoon! In the mean time, hop on over to the Market and see for yourself what goodies our Farmers/Producers/Artisans have for you this week! Take me to the Market.

I will catch you up on all of the news later!

Have a wonderful Saturday….

Joyful thoughts and Bountiful Blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary

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Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!

This week…check out what’s new! Order early and get figs and concord grapes.
And welcome to our new vendors…Seven Willows Soaps, Soy, and Stationeries and Hexemaus Farms.
Plus, we have lots of fresh local food from our long-time vendors.

Enjoy shopping!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown Availability List for July 19

The market is now open!

Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  Market is open for orders!

The gardens and farms are really showing off this week, we have beautiful heirloom vegetables from Amestoy Farm, Trust in Nature Farm and Joyful Noise Acres Farm. Look for hot peppers and bell peppers, green beans, carrots, Cherokee Purple tomatoes, Gold Nugget Tomatoes, Hill Country Red Okra and fresh herbs.


Twice a year we do a bulk honey order from Blue Ridge Honey Company. This is raw, unpasteurized honey. We order by the gallon and the prices are great. If you are interested in ordering honey, please e-mail me for an order form. This time we have Blackberry and Blue Berry honey to order. The Black berry is so good. I am eager to taste the blueberry.

I hope you have a favorite local bee keeper and I encourage you to buy local honey when possible.

New to the market this week are Home Appetit. They carry the most delightful seasoning blends, oils, vinegars and salt. Everything they produce is exceptional. The White Balsamic Vinegar is a staple in my kitchen for making a quick salad dressing. I have heard it referred to as “crack for the kitchen”!

Rosemary Knoll has added more items to the market and delivered many of the to the farm. The Arichoke pesto is so perfect for stuffing mushrooms. Broil for 3 minutes then serve warm. Thier face book page has some great recipes. One is for Meatloaf with the Sun Dried Tomato Pesto which I will be making this Sunday.

Joyful Noise Acres Farm have thin cut pork chops, Boston Butts, sliced ham, and sausage. Two more pigs are going up this week so there will be fresh side and ribs available next Saturday. The flavor of pasture raised pork just cannot be compared. We are carrying *Herbie’s Bar-B-Que *seasoning blend which is excellent on most any meat but makes a great dry rub for the Boston Butts and chops.

Chanterelle Mushrooms are blooming over here. They are $6/pint, e-mail me to reserve some. They are a gourmet delight!

*Four Mile Farm *will have beef again the first of August but meanwhile *Indian Creek Angus *is providing us with half a cow tomorrow. We will have steaks, ground beef, soup bones, etc. It should be here around 10:30 in the morning and I will get the quantities updated for ordering later in the day.

If you place an order on the market, you can always add to it later so feel free to check back to see if anything has been added that may interest you.

We pray you have a wonderful week and happy shopping!
Mary Beth

Local Farms First:  Organic Tomatoes

Greetings local food lovers!

Home Made Tomato Dishes

Many of you have been ordering Tomatoes already to enjoy during your week. But there are a lot of things you can do besides add these red beauties to salads and sandwiches! Make a homemade ketchup or pasta sauce with these organic tomatoes and enjoy them for a lot longer time.

Place your order for your fresh organic local produce today!!

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Amy Konash – a 501c3 non-profit
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