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Heritage Farm :  Reminder to Order and Announcements....Please read

Store closes at 8pm tonight for Saturday delivery!!We have some new sausage, pork and chicken listings. Make sure and check them out!!Online Store order here>>> The Store

Don’t miss the specials and clearance items!!!
Order here>>>> Specials

March fish orders deliver Saturday 03/10.

February Meat CSA delivers Saturday 02/24 and Wednesday 02/28

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised, beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Feb. 21st pickup!

Good evening!

It’s 60 degrees and the birds are chirping, Spring really is almost here and I couldn’t be more excited! Our May 11th opening day of the outdoor market will be here before we know it!

We have launched a Go Fund Me! page for the market. We love what we do here in the community and with no large grants this year, we could use some help! Click on the link below if you are able to give and please share with family and friends that may also want to send some love our way! We’ll also be reaching out on Facebook.

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

Plan to join us THIS Saturday February 17, 9 am to noon for a hands on planning workshop to maximize your vegetable production for all skill levels at the Grayson LandCare/IFM office at 108 Courthouse Street. We’ll talk about planting dates, spacing, interplanting and succession plantings as well as organic pest and disease control. Using information from the best national and local gardeners you’ll learn to apply these techniques to a single raised bed or a full sized market garden. Hope to see you then! The cost is $10 and includes light snacks and the class is limited to 30 people. Please email Michelle Pridgen at to register.

Have you thought about becoming a vendor at the Farmers Market? Here’s your chance to join returning vendors and find out about the coming season and enjoy a potluck lunch on Friday, April 6th from 10am-2pm at the Grayson Landcare office. Check out our Facebook event page for more information.

Common Ground Talks will be hosting a lecture on carbon fees and dividends, a policy proposal to account for the burning of fossil fuels. This free event will take place THIS Sunday, February 18th, at the Galax Public Library at 5:30. All are welcome.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Reminder

Good morning!

Don’t forget to order on the market before it closes at noon.

We are full for volunteers this weekend, but if you’re interested in volunteering with us in the future to earn credit and membership for your account, “sign up": for a spot!

Claire Admire
Program & Market Manager

Champaign, OH:  Turn On Your Lovelight!!

And, get your orders in, on this love filled day of Valentine’s Day!!

Cosmic Pam

8am is your cut off time…make the love connection…

Miami County Locally Grown:  What a Night!

The Market is now OPEN for orders!!

Thanks to all the vendors, customers, friends and new acquaintances who came our to our Winter Farmer’s Market tonight!

What a wonderful evening, to bring good people together in the name of good food! :-)


The Cumming Harvest:  This week on The Cumming Harvest

The market opens at 10AM.

Only a few more days to pre-order pastured chicken, pork and sausage from White Oak Pastures. Place your order at the market on Saturday or email Jennifer by Monday, February 19 at noon.


This has been a rough winter! Keep sickness at bay with Southern Essential’s Anti-Bacterial Essential Oil Blend. This blend of highly effective essential oils helps to reduce and kill bacteria and germs that can cause sickness. Try a few drops in your cleaning water, washer or dishwasher to boost the cleaning power and eliminate odors. Or use a few drops on your homes’ heating and air conditioning filter to help reduce airborne bacteria, or use in a room diffuser for a single room effect.


Meadow Valley Farm cheese is back on the market. Choose from Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar, Havarti, Baby Swiss, Pepper Jack, and more.


Make hamburger night easy with Indian Creek Angus’ hamburger patties. Each patty is 5.5 oz and makes a most delicious burger, especially when topped with Simply Southard’s Hot and Sweet Pickled Jalapenos. Or if you’re in the mood for something different, make lamb burgers with Bramberi Farms’ ground lamb, topped with arugula from Heirloom Gardens, and served with Cultured Traditions’ Garlic Dill pickles on the side. Either way, you can’t go wrong!


HomeSpun Baking Company is on vacation this week but will return soon with their gluten-free bakery goods.


Cane Creek Farm Organic Grower’s Class
Interested in learning how to grow your own food organically? Cane Creek Farm will be offering an in-depth Organic Growing Course once again this spring. Classes will be on Saturdays from 10 – 3, include lunch, and provide both the technical knowledge of the “why” for organic growing practices and the “how” of hands-on on-farm experiences. Class dates are 2/24, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, and 5/5/2018. Contact Chuck Pugh for details at or visit



Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

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!


Dawson Local Harvest:  REMINDER! Dawson Local Harvest Market Closes @ 9pm!

Dawson Local Harvest for February 16th

REMINDER! The Market Closes Tonight at 9 pm!

Still Time to Order a Steak, Bagels and Veggie Cream Cheese, with Lettuce, Kale, and Spinach mixed for salad and a nice Pineapple Jun to drink.

All of this and much more are available on The Market right now! DON’T MISS OUT! Place your Order Now.

Thanks, Alan, Market Manager

Champaign, OH:  You're In My Heart

Breezing through the clientele
Spinning yarns that were so lyrical…

You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul
You’ll be my breath should I grow old…
(You’re In My Heart-Rod Stewart)

Who isn’t a sap for a great love song on Valentine’s eve? This one always makes me smile, and takes me back to college days. My treasured roommate/sorority sister was a huge Rod Stewart fan. Like, big. Like, we still text each other his song lyrics, if we feel the other needs a pick up or a laugh.

One year, I think it was our sophomore year, we were totally down on our luck with the boys. The ones that we liked, were not showing the love. The ones we didn’t like, were chasing us all over campus. We both had impossible crushes on two guys, at that time, but they were simply not looking our way. We decided to ban Valentine’s that day. We blasted anti-love songs, we laughed at the sappy cards and flowers being delivered to sorority sisters. We decided that to counteract the sappiness, we would head to the downtown happy hour to drown it all out. We did. We got silly. We proclaimed our love of the single life, and we were quite obnoxious. We strolled on home, stopping at different house parties, on the way, to throw one more stab at taking down the day of love.

The next day, I came in from class, to see two huge floral arrangements at our house mother’s desk. I laughed, went up to the room to have a nap, and once I was asleep, awoke to a ringing phone to tell me flowers were waiting for me. I went back downstairs, grabbed the flowers, and laughed as the card read that while we proclaimed our distaste of the holiday, we were both, always in the hearts, of this one particular fraternity, (which will remain nameless in this story). The other floral arrangement was for my roommate.

So, this weblog is dedicated to the lovers of love, the naysayers of love, the ones out there spreading the love, and to you all…our lovely customers who show us the love, and the love of local, each and every week.

Let this be our Valentine to you…and let’s make this a total love fest to end all love fests!! You have all day, until tomorrow at 8am, to show your love by ordering!!

You’re in OUR hearts, always!! And, remember…love comes in unexpected ways…just like my college saga proved. We love the love that you shine on us…

Cosmic Pam

Siloam Springs, AR:  Siloam Springs Made the Top 5 for the Small Business Revolution - Main Street!!!

We are so excited that Siloam Springs has made the top 5 for the Small Business Revolution – Main Street! The winner is determined through a week long vote. The community with the most votes will be featured on the Hulu show and will receive $500,000 that will be invested in our downtown community!

Please vote and ask your friends to vote. Share on social media! Here is a link to the voting site – for Siloam Springs!

Russellville Community Market:  Whoops! The market closes tonight (Tuesday) at 10pm!

Sorry for jumping the gun! The market will close tonight (Tuesday) at 10pm!

Russellville Community Market closes at 10 p.m. this evening
– be sure to place your order!

Weather report says it’s going to be rainy for a while. Stock up on all your local favorites now so you don’t have to go out in the muck and mire this weekend!

Pick up is Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church on Phoenix from 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Russellville Community Market