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Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Directions Alert!!!!

If you ask your GPS to find All Saints Lutheran Church be SURE to include SW in the street address!! The correct address is:
722 Rockbridge Rd. SW
Lilburn, GA 30047

We directly behind the Ingles at the intersection of Lilburn-Stone Mountain Road and Rockbridge Road. Questions? call Maryanne at 404-432-4337 or Mary at 404-245-2919.

goMarketNC:  goMarket moving downtown!

Dear friends,
After some deliberation, goMarket? is getting ready to move downtown! We’re moving to the bar… durham? on Rigsbee caddy corner from Fullsteam Brewery?! The Bar is female owned like most goMarket’s farmers and food business and I’m really excited about this new collaboration.

The bad news of course is that some of our friends in Old West Durham may find it a little harder to reach us. But the Bar Durham is only 2 miles east and we are thrilled to join the lively food truck/pop-up scene over on Rigsbee. It should really help our farmers and food artisans keep growing their businesses.

The other bad news is that we have to reapply to accept SNAP/EBT. This will happen every time we add a place where we swipe EBT cards or move, so hopefully the Bar will be a good fit for a while!

We plan to take at least one week off to get things squared away and prepare for the move, but I expect we’ll be back up and running on TUESDAYS starting September 24th, (with orders due by midnight on Sunday evenings). We’ll also probably have to wind down again for a few winter months around Thanksgiving.
With local food love,

Jbo Locally Grown:  9/7 and Know Your Farmer

Don’t miss a Free Health Fair! brought to us by UT Extension. Check your BMI, glucose leves, blood pressure, more! They will be set up in Bear’s spot and in front of the courthouse on Main Street.

Mums will be back, and lots of them!

Music We welcome to the market this year’s wonderful Farm to Table musicians: Megan Gregory and Friends

A number of our regular crafters will be at the Dragon Boat Festival, but look for

  • Don Burger’s Pottery
  • “Sophie & Grace” Kitchen & garden aprons
  • “Earth Thyme”, herbal cleaning products
  • Lavender Creations by Pat Osborne

This week’s featured farmer is

Peacock Artisan Breads (of Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens):
Read all about Pat Lynch and her wood-fired baking:

See you tomorrow!
Courthouse Square

DeForest, WI:  Corn available

Farmer Rich just let us know that he will have sweet corn available for market tomorrow. It should be a great weekend to can or freeze a LOT of corn for the long winter ahead.
If you would like to place an order for corn, send an email to with how many (half dozens or dozens) you would like. We will add it to your order, or create an order for you if you didn’t order this week.
Pickup will be Friday, tomorrow, from 3-6pm at Forest Run Farm, 3757 Mueller Rd, DeForest.

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Hey, Hey, Hey It's Market Day!!


* New Pickup Location *

Our new pickup location is:

All Saints Lutheran Church
722 Rockbridge Rd., SW
Lilburn, GA 30047</center

Mary and I are so looking forward to seeing you today! Our new location and space is FABULOUS and we are eager for you to see it! Please read this for updates of offerings today!

We have LOTS of news to share, so stop in even if you don’t have anything to pickup today!

What will be on the Farmers’ Sale Table this week?

Doug’s Garden

Doug will have a couple Produce Boxes and some of his awesome veggies!

Finch Creek Farms</b and Fry Farm

Don’t have an update from these fine Farmers as of this writing! I am sure they will send what they can!

My Daily Bread

Dabrielle and Bruce attended the Meet and Greet held last night at Hamilton Mill Community Center! The event was a roaring success and unfortunately they sold out of everything! Good for them – but we sadly won’t have any extra goodies from My Daily Bread this week! No worries though, next week I am sure that some Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolate Zucchini Bread and Loaf Breads and Brownies will grace the Farmers’ Sale Table! Another good reason to place an order to ensure you get what you want!

True Vine Gluten Free

Lisa also attended the Meet and Greet last night, and sold out of all of her products! Hopefully she is busily baking this morning! Come see what she will offer!

Patchwork Pastures

Natural Sea Salts, Flavor Infused Salts, (Thai Curry or Spicy Ginger are amazing!)

Grilling Spices – my absolute favorite is the blend for Veggies! Roasted veggies, grilled veggies and dehydrated veggies — works on them all and it is flavorful!

Dead Sea Bath Salts infused with doTerra essential oils! Mary combines just the right combo of oils for relaxation or to help with those nasty-allergy-symptoms (eucalyptus and lavender)!

Dances With Bees

We now have a small inventory of Jay and Patti’s great Honey and Personal Care Items! Look for them on the Farmers’ Sale Table today!

Good Shepherd Herbals

Check out all of Dena’s Herbal Products today on the Farmers’ Sale Table! I am currently using the Elderberry Syrup to ward off a “I think I am getting a cold” syndrome! Also using her Immune Booster Tincture! I am sure to be “right as rain” in no time!

Wastonia Farms

No more peaches — (very, very sad face!)

Grass-Fed Meats

Since we now have FREEZER Space at our pickup location, I will have a limited supply of Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised Meats from our Fabulous Meat Farmers! There will be:

B&G Pork and Beef products
Joyful Noise Acres Farm Chicken products
Carrell Farms Water Buffalo products

Ask Mary, Maryanne or Sarah what is available, or go shopping in the Freezer!

Farmer of the Week

Unless one of our fantastic Farmers/Producers or Artisans decides to stick around after their delivery today, we won’t have a Farmer of the week today! We will be back in the swing of things next week!

We will see you this afternoon at our NEW LOCATION!!

All Saints Lutheran Church
722 Rockbridge Rd., SW
Lilburn, GA 30047</center

Please know that we must have the pickup area broken down and packed up by 7:00, so we do start around 6:45pm. Please understand that you may miss our on products that are sold exclusively at Market pickup!

If you are unable to pick up your order or you see that you are going to be late, please call 404-432-4337 and let us know. We do understand that “Life Happens” and will do our best to work with you.

You are responsible for payment on all orders whether you pickup or not. Unclaimed items at the end of Market will be donated to the Volunteers and the families that may be in need! Your account will be charged. Legally, we cannot store or keep your items for you for later pickup. We understand that “Life Happens” and will work with you to make arrangements if you have an emergency. Just let us know! (Maryanne 404-432-4337; Mary 404-245-2919)

Have a wonderful day! See you at the Market!

Enjoy this awesome day!

~Maryanne and Mary
404-432-4337 Maryanne
404-245-2919 Mary

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Vista Marketplace:  Friendly Reminders

Calling All Baskets….If you have any baskets that have not been returned to Vista Marketplace, please return as soon as possible. We are running short. Of course the easiest way is to just order another basket of goodies and I’ll pick up your empties upon delivery or we’ll exchange as you pick up at the market.

Basket Orders must be in by 6:00pm Thursday nite to assure pickup on Saturday. Please pickup at the Vista Marketplace at Whaley between 9-1. Or make delivery arrangements by commenting in the notes section of your order. Thanks!

Suncoast Co-op:  Painting Party this Saturday! Help the co-op paint the mobile trailer. Order your fresh local food before Thursday Noon when market goes offline.

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

Grower Spotlight
Join Pam Lunn as she tours her “The Dancing Goat” farm located in Tampa. You can order from “The Dancing Goat” products on our online locally produced market. Pam sells eggs, Goat milk, goat cheeses, raw milk (for pet consumption), butter, Soaps and much more! This Sub-urban farm is home to several Goats and Chickens as well as an emerging vegetable garden. Pam takes us for a tour of her award winning chickens. Stay tuned for Part 2 where Pam shows us her Goats and products also any volunteer information or manure pick-up.Check out her video below.

The Dancing Goat Part 1: Award winning locally raised chickens!
The Dancing Goat Part 2: Goats!
Pictures of The Dancing Goat

Great new Products

  • Pre-order Fruit Tree- We have contact with a nursery that has several dozen varieties of fruit trees. Place an order and name the species/varity of fruit you would like. By pre-ordering you will save $10 per tree before our nursery opens up. Contact us if you would like more details.
  • Mango Salsa
  • Moringa and Oil hair products
  • Promotional Gear (Bags, T-shirts, Bumper Stickers)
  • Seed Starting Gear
  • New Candle Smells
  • Chocolate Avacado Dip
  • Curried Red Lentil
  • Sweet Adzuki Bean Dip
  • Kale and Roasted Garlic Hummus
  • Eggplant Ikra
  • Quinoa Tabbouleh
  • Essential Oils
  • Vegan Cookies
  • Tempeh – Fermented Soy a vegan protein source
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 500 products locally made. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News


Above is a picture of the " mobile Farmacy" that the Habitat for Humanity is building for our co-op. In the next few weeks we will be moving the location of the pick-ups outdoors.

Check out photo’s from our latest permablitz at Kinship Garden located at the rear at West Pasco Habitat for Humanity we work on the garden every Saturday. Kinship Garden Facebook photos.
This week we started several seed trays and cut some plants up for new plants to start from.

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

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 3pm-3:30pm
We had a change time due to some people asking us for later pick-up as well as our driver Eric’s vehicle is having mechanical problems. Rick will be delivering orders to Tarpon at 3pm.
All Tarpon orders are delivered in Suncoast Co-op bags, please return the bags the following week when you re-order.
Customers can pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh *3-3:30pm
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 can use your credit card at pick-up.

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. Conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street. We have a grower table full of fresh veggies and cottage industry goods. You can pick up your online order at Noon-2pm.

Tasty Tuesdays
New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street
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. Pick-up fresh local food till you can pick up your order on Saturday.

Painting Party
4131 Madison Street
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity
Join the co-op as we paint the mobile trailer this Saturday. We will be painting a base coat of white making the co-op mobile trailer stand out. Come lend a hand in creating the mobile trailer! Thanks!

Community Garden Planning @ Peace Garden
Sept. 10th 6pm
Peace Hall
Grand Blvd and Sims Ln, , FL, 34656 , New Port Richey, FL
Would you like to learn how to create a community garden or like to help an existing community garden? Join our co-op at the community learning garden at Peace Hall to learn about upcoming community garden projects. If you feel extra generous please bring food for a Pot-luck.

Pasco Ecofest
Join us November 8-10, 2013 for Pasco Eco Fest, a three day event in Sims and Starkey Parks. Explore beautiful West Pasco by kayaking, wading through swamps, and learning about native plants and medicinal herbs. Learn about our native wildlife through interactive exhibits and talks. Participate in free sustainable living & homesteading workshops.

This event will also incorporate a fine art show, live music and entertainment, a drum circle, an Eco Market, free yoga, belly dancing and hoop dancing workshops, geocaching, stargazing, vintage VW show and swap meet, and food trucks.

Grow Wild in West Pasco!

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!

Dothan, Alabama:  New & Improved...

Market At Dothan
Eating Locally, Year Round


Market At Dothan Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Facebook:

Market News

Welcome to the brand new & much improved Market At Dothan website! We are so excited to upgrade the website to bring you the best shopping experience for all of your local food!
Thank you for your loyal support!

MarketAtDothan is the most convenient way for you to put locally grown food on your tables. It’s amazing what transpires each week thanks to you!

Thanks so much for your support of Market At Dothan, all of our growers and local food.
See you on Fridays at Dothan Nurseries from 9am – 11am!
Coming Soon: Fall Events…stay tuned for exciting news!

Eating Locally, Year Round & Grateful,
Susan & Amanda

Galatians 5:22-23

Farm to Table Recipes

Farmers’ Market Pizza


Makes: 6 servings

1 tbs canola or grapeseed oil, plus more for brushing grill grate 
3 plum tomatoes 
2 tbs fresh oregano 
1 tbs red wine vinegar 
1 tbs olive oil 
2 cloves garlic, minced 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets 
1 red bell pepper, sliced into 3 wedges 
1 yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced into 3 wedges 
1/2 red onion, sliced into thick rings 
1/4 cup canola or grapeseed oil for tossing with vegetables 
1 Par-Baked Pizza Crust 
1 tbs capers, drained 
1/4 tsp ground black pepper 

Notes / Directions
1. Brush grill grate well with canola oil, and preheat grill to medium.

2. To make Tomato Sauce: Brush tomatoes with 1 Tbs. canola oil. Grill 5 minutes, or until tender and slightly charred. Purée tomatoes, oregano, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes in blender or food processor. Transfer to bowl.

3. To make Pizza: Toss broccoli, bell peppers, and onion with canola oil in bowl. Place in grill basket or thread onto wooden skewers, and grill 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender. Cool until easy to handle, then thinly slice bell peppers.

4. Spread Tomato Sauce on crust. Top with vegetables, capers (if using), and black pepper. Place Pizza on grill, close lid, and cook 5 minutes, or until sauce is warmed and bottom of crust is crispy.

Eating Locally

TIP #1: Choosing food that has traveled fewer miles (and therefore used less fuel) is good for the environment, while eating food that was grown organically and without harmful pesticides does your body good, too. Plus, supporting your local farmers ensures that they’ll stay in business for years to come :)

What’s In Season

Less rain + More sunshine = Bountiful Produce:
Okra, Eggplant: Globe, Japanese; Peppers: Bells, Jalapeños, Cayennes, Banana;Muscadines, Peanuts, Pears, Assorted Herbs.
Now is the time to can, dehydrate and/or freeze produce to extend the season!
Fall planting has begun! Stay tuned…

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!

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  The Market is OPEN!


September 5, 2013

The Market is open Thursday 9am – Monday 9am. After that, ordering is disabled. Pick-up your order Tuesday 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.

Dear market customer,

Anne-Marie Bilella, from Bella Vista Farm, led a great workshop last night here at the farm about herbal medicine and the most common herbs available locally.

It’s amazing to think some of the herbs and weeds that we consider to be a nuisance on our lawn, actually contain an incredible amount of nutrients and healing properties. We look forward to the next one in October!

If you’d like to stay up to date with all the educational workshops and classes we are offering regularly, please like us on Facebook and join our Meetup group.

Next Tuesday’s Workshop: Raw Milk Talk

Hosted by Sandra Walker, Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter Leader for North Fulton County.

Join us at Rancho Alegre Farm to learn more about raw milk. We will talk about the history of milk in America, the health benefits of raw milk, discuss legal and safety concerns, and share our favorite local sources and uses for this glorious nutrient-rich local food. Everyone is welcome, whether you new to raw milk or have been buying it for years. The discussion is sure to be lively and beneficial to all.

When: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Where: Rancho Alegre Farm (2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019)

Time: 7:00 PM

Cost: FREE

This Week at The Market

Gwinnett Locally Grown has been such a wonderful source of nutrient-dense and locally-grown food for residents from all corners of Gwinnett County. I’d like to express a sincere thank you to all our faithful growers and vendors who make this possible week after week!

As you know, GLG is NEVER closed. Unlike other seasonal farmers’ markets, we’re open YEAR-ROUND and provide our customers with local produce and meat, as well as, supplements, essentials oils, and other products from trusted vendors.

Mother Earth Meats Order Deadline: September 10

Next Tuesday is the last day to order Mother Earth Meats. If you have not heard of MEM products before, they produce ethically-raised meat, including chicken, bison, beef, pork, etc.

Immediate payment is required instead of you paying at pick-up for all MEM orders.

Here’s how to order:

1- Place your order of Mother Earth Meats on their website before September 10.

2- At checkout, fill out the Shipping Address with OUR address as follows: Rancho Alegre Farm, 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Click on Buyer’s Club so you are not charged shipping! Pay online immediately as you order.

3- Forward us your order confirmation via email with subject line MEM ORDER* to

4- Pick-up your order September 24.

Here are this week’s best picks:

rancho alegre farmWagon Well Ranch is offering grass-fed beef in many cuts: cubed steak, ribeye, rump roast, ground beef, organ meat (liver), etc. Their cows are Black Angus Cross grass-fed beef, hormone & antibiotic free, humanly raised on their family farm in Watkinsville. GA. If you were thinking about grilling out a few more steaks and hamburgers before it starts to get cold, there you go!

rancho alegre farmLeah Lake Farms has lots of vegetable varieties for sale (and they are SO GOOD!) They also have flower bouquets that can make a very special gift for a loved one.

rancho alegre farmBo & Lisa’s Lil’ Patch still has some frozen blueberries left, as well as, pie filling and blueberry jam. Also, they are still running their herb sampler deal this week. You can get your choice of 4 herbs for $7.95.

rancho alegre farmSylvan Falls Mill is our source of Certified Organic, power-stone-milled grains. This week they have whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and rye flour.

rancho alegre farmNow Available for Pre-Order: DoTerra Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. I have had a few people ask why I chose to sell DoTerra oils, and my answer is, their products are ingestible. Not all essential oil companies sell products that can be ingested. These top quality oils have been working for my family and people close to us. Compare any essential oil, side by side, with a DoTerra oil, and you will immediately notice that DoTerra oils are more dense and have a stronger smell than other brands. We totally like them!

rancho alegre farmAnd don’t forget the basics: raw cow’s milk, ethically-raised chicken, and farm-fresh eggs!

Fresh Wishes,

Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

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Local Farms First:  Pick Up Reminder!!!

Greetings Local Farms First 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,
Amy Konash- Market Manager – a 501c3 non-profit
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