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Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Fresh Harvest will be at pick up today!


Fresh Harvest wants your feedback!
David from Fresh Harvest will be at pick up today until 4pm to meet you and answer any questions you have about Fresh Harvest produce baskets. Please feel free to stop!

Pick up address is 1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, #1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions building.

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Reminder


Good morning!

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

If you’re interested in earning credit for your account, sign up to volunteer with us!

Claire Admire
Program & Market Manager

Green Acres Atkins:  Market reminder


This is your friendly reminder that Green Acres market closes at noon today make sure to place your now !

greenacresatkins.locallygrown.net

Happy shopping!!!

Thanks
Tom and Kami

Champaign, OH:  Riders On The Storm


Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house we’re born
Into this world we’re thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out alone
Riders on the storm…
(Riders On The Storm-The Doors)

Well, we are certainly having a bit of a snow storm out there, this early cold morning!!

Yesterday, I baked all afternoon, and while listening to a selection of classic rock songs, this came on. So fitting for the weather we are experiencing. Aren’t we all riders on the storm? Today, the snow, one day the rain, any day, whatever that storm may be?

Let us help you make the storms, be it weather related or life related. We can’t make it all better but we can help make it easier by taking the hassle out of your shopping.

We have one hour before the market closes for the week. We have so many selections, and so much for you to easily fill your cart with, press pay now, and then forget it until Thursday when you come to grab it all from us.

You just have to exit your car, pay at the desk, and dance on over to our market area where we are waiting, with your order in hand, with smiling faces, and a basket full of local loveliness…

Go ahead…be that rider on the storm but let us at least offer you a bit of shelter by handing you your local…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is closed.


The Spa City Co-op market is now closed for ordering. Please plan to pick up your order this Friday between 3 and 4:30 pm.
Should you be unable to pick up, please arrange for a friend to do so for you.

Thank you for ordering from Spa City Co-op
This weeks market manager
Karen Holcomb
501-282-6314

Conway, AR:  Goat Cheese - Market Closes Tonight after 10pm.


Hello friends,

Check out all the varieties of Goat Cheeses available. There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, February 9th.

The market closes TONIGHT after 10pm, maybe even midnight! Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net

Our Website:

www.conway.locallygrown.net

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com

The Cumming Harvest:  This week on The Cumming Harvest


This Week

Market opens at 10AM

Beginning this month, we will be working with White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, GA to place a once-a-month pre-order for their pastured chicken, pork and sausage. 

White Oak Pastures has been owned and managed by the Harris family for five generations. Their chickens roam completely unconfined in pastures, foraging for bugs and grubs in the soil, and are also offered a non-GMO grain supplement. Their chickens are also a Step 5+ in the Global Animal Partnership, Certified Humane and Animal Welfare Approved.
Their hogs breed, gestate, farrow, and grow up in the woods. They are never kept in confinement. They eat what they find as they forage, plus peanuts that they are given, and the cracked eggs from pastured hens. They are supplemented with non-GMO feed. Their hogs are a Step 5 in the Global Animal Partnership and Certified Humane. They raise heritage breeds: Tamworth, Berkshire, and Gloucester Old Spots. 

WHITE OAK PASTURES PRODUCTS WILL NOT BE LISTED ON THE WEBSITE; THEY ARE ONLY AVAILABLE VIA PRE-ORDER.

1. TO ORDER, place a pre-order during the first two weeks of the month by emailing Jennifer at thecummingharvest@gmail.com or by filling out an order form at market on Saturday morning. 

2. Customer orders are due no later than February 19. White Oak Pastures will then fill the order and ship the following week.

3. You will be notified when your order is ready to be picked up at the Saturday market; since February is a short month, this month’s order will be ready for pick up on March 3. You will pay for your order at time of pick up, as usual. 

Email Jennifer with any questions or to receive the available items and price list.

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Meadow Valley Cheese is back on the market. Cheeses available include Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar, Baby Swiss, Gouda, Pepper Jack, or Meadow (Monterey) Jack.

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Need a dinner idea? Try pairing Doug’s Wild Alaskan Salmon fillet with Lillian’s Sweet Hawaiian Sauce and a side of sauteed baby bok choi from Leilani’s Garden or over a bed of wilted spinach from Heirloom Gardens. Delicious!

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My Daily Bread’s Organic Vegan Spelt Bread Contains ONLY olive oil, sea salt, local honey, organic spelt and yeast. Spelt is a wonderful “nutty” and digestible grain that is usually well tolerated by those with gluten or wheat intolerance issues (but is NOT for persons that have been diagnosed as “celiac.”) This is a much denser loaf than their Ezekiel or Honey whole Wheat and is equally delicious.

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Ancient Awakenings is back this week with their cultured veggies, coconut kefir, and kombucha.

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We are almost out of Good Shepherd Herbal’s Elderberry Syrup again, so grab a bottle before it’s all gone.

Pick-Up

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!

Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  Online Store Closes in One Hour


If you haven’t placed your order yet you still have one hour to shop.

Winnsboro.LocallyGtown.net closes at 7 pm

Debra Aaron
903.629.3332 (home office land line)
312.307.0114 (iPhone with no service at home office)

Miami County Locally Grown:  Welcome to our Newest Vendor!!!


Welcome to Rosy Toes Design!

Lucy and Bill Chapman have been enthusiastic supporters of the Virtual Market since it opened in 2016, and now Lucy joins the market as our newest vendor, with the 100% wool dryer balls she designs and felts!

Coming from an artistic family of painters, potters, and tailors, Lucy was no stranger to creativity. After taking up knitting in college, she attempted her first felted project in 2002 when her oldest daughter was just a baby – and as she talked about that first pair of slippers, she laughed at how badly they turned out!

But she fell in love with taking everything she had hand-knitted, from socks and hats to rugs and bags, and carefully felting them with special barbed needles until the stitches completely disappeared, creating a product she could sell with a genuine life-time guarantee – remarkable to be that sure of your product!

Lucy says as soon as she attempted those early projects, she instantly “caught the bug”, as she practiced and grew to appreciate the balance of science and art, being exact yet creative. She relishes how the wool fiber was so totally unpredictable, it changed during the process until the resulting item looked entirely different than when it started. Not only might the texture change, but even the way the colors in the wool blend together, as was evident in the sturdy, colorful rug she showed me in her bright, cheery kitchen. And the size! Although many of her bags are a finished 8”x10”, they start out three times that size when she originally knits the piece… that is A LOT of fiber, especially when you realize it’s 100% wool!

What set her apart is her commitment to sourcing her wool locally. And her oft-used source for natural, lovely fiber? None other than our very own Dennis and Keba Hitzeman, who own and operate Innisfree on the Stillwater Farm in Pleasant Hill! Familiar faces on the Virtual Market with Dennis’ custom-roasted coffees and the pottery Keba throws, Innisfree is also home to several Shetland sheep who often supply both Keba and Lucy with the beautiful roving they transform into so many different creations!

Dryer balls are used to reduce the static caused by overdrying – and with a few drops of essential oils added, they also eliminate the want of a dryer sheet. But they’re even more multipurpose than that, as was proved by Grace, the 12 year old, four-legged Welcoming Committee who greeted me with one of Lucy’s felted balls in her mouth! I was ready to declare the thing indestructable as Grace went to town with her chew toy.

The plain wool balls are functional and pretty enough, but don’t hold a candle to the ones which Lucy painstakingly adds images – the sheep, goats and pigs would make the most darling mobile for a newborn, or toys for a young child, especially because they’re completely natural and non-toxic. And don’t get me started on the ladybugs and frogs she fashions, as I had to see them in person to appreciate how darling they really are!

When I had pulled up to the Chapman home, my immediate thought, as I battled an extreme case of Stone Porch Envy, was whoever lived in such a gorgeous example of workmanship should be creative – and I was not disappointed!

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Reminder


Don’t forget that the Spa City Co-op market will close tonight (Tuesday) at 9 pm, so place your order before then if you haven’t already done so. And be sure to pick up your order on Friday between 3-4:30 or arrange someone to pick up for you during that time.

Many thanks for the two people that signed up to volunteer this week. Couldn’t do it without their help.

Karen Holcomb
Market Manager
501-282-6314
ksholcomb@gmail.com