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Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for February 22

Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook:
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

It’s been a slow news week here, so I don’t have much to share with you. The weather is turning just right for all the spring veggies out in the fields, with a nice mix of sun, clouds, and rain. Today in particular was exactly what they love, and it looks like this next week will be more of the same. Don’t let the 80 degree days fool you, though. We’re bound to get more cold night, and more freezes before spring is here for good.

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

Most other area markets are closed down for the season or have moved to winter hours. The Athens Farmers Market has closed for the season. They’ll return in April, and you can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is closed for the season, and you can watch for their return on their website here: The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on winter hours now on Saturdays from 1-4pm. Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. You can learn all about them here: If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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!

Yalaha, FL:  Local Produce available

Order now through 5 pm Feb 22 nd for Feb 24th Pickup (or contact me if you want a different day.)

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up!

Expanded Goat cuts available. Try Chops or Roasts. (Let me know if you are interested in Heart or Liver.)

Send me a message if you are interested in Getting Channel Catfish.

If you have any particular requests, let me know I’m happy to grow to order.

Sign in to order.

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy. Remember you need to check out before your order will be placed.
Remember to let me know when you want to pick up on Sat or maybe even Friday late afternoon or on Sunday. (If I don’t send you an e-mail confirmation of your order and pick up time, please make sure you checked out and completed your order.)

Dawson Local Harvest:  New Additions to This Week's Dawson harvest

Dawson Local Harvest for February 23rd

New Additions to This Week’s Dawson Harvest


Here’s a quick Update on what’s New this week. MY DAILY BREAD has added Blushing Peach Jam to their line of Jellies and Jams. This is a tasty blend of peaches and strawberries that’s quite nice on toast or with peanut butter. Meanwhile, LEILANI’S has added a new Vegetable to their cool-weather Produce line, the Purple-topped Root Turnip, a beautiful cooking Turnip with (what else?) a lavender-purple top half. It’s extremely nutritious, can be boiled. steamed, baked, and sliced for soups and salads. Next up, Leeks with their garlic-oniony flavor they’re fabulous for soups and stir-frys. Also back is the unusual purple-sheaf Green Onions, like a green onion with great color.

There’s really a lot available in the listings for This Week’s Market. If you take a good look around at some of the more unusual offerings you can find some wonderful gems. Take a chance and try something new!


REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Best thoughts for you and yours this season!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for February 18th

Market News


We are so excited to see you this week and get you your fresh vegetables and other great local food items!

This time of year we know you understand variety is at it’s lowest. BUT we have a great quantity of these selected items, so you can really order away and stock up on so much green goodness!

Our vegetables are picked to order and super fresh, so of course they last a long while in the fridge. You should find you can order enough to get you almost through the two weeks until the next pick up.

There is a great selection of meats avaialable from Bear Creek and Wedge Oak Farm, as well as eggs and our favorite cheese source, The Bloomy Rind. Dozen Bakery bread freezes quite well if you want an extra loaf.

Our next delivery date after this Wednesday will be Wednesday, February 21st

We are really excited for the year ahead, and hope to continue to serve you in the best way possible! We are always open to feedback and questions. It helps us to be better at what we do, so we appreciate you letting us know what you love or what some concerns may be!

Thanks for all your support – we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

John and Tally


*Acorn Squash and Spinach Salad *

2 medium acorn squashes
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon Chipotle Chile Pepper
2 handfuls baby spinach
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Cut the unpeeled squash in half from top to bottom. Turn the squash on its flat side and cut 1/2-inch slices and place them on a baking sheet. Using a spoon, remove any of the seeds from the cut squash.
Drizzle the sections with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and dust with the Chipotle Chile Pepper. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to the oven and roast the squash for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, check to see if the squash of tender, if not, roast for another 5-10 minutes until tender and then remove.
In a large salad bowl, toss together the spinach, blue cheese, pecans and roasted squash.
Whisk together the remaining olive oil, balsamic vinegar and honey. Season the dressing with salt and pepper and then drizzle over the salad. Toss to combine and serve immediately..

A Simpler Place:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Sunday February 18, 2018 04:18 PM. It should be open for business soon!

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Is Open!

Happy Sunday!

The market is open and ready for your orders! We are stocked up on cheese and have some delicious recipes up on the blog to get you inspired.

Thank you to all our volunteers who served with us this weekend. If you’re interested in earning credit or membership for your account, sign up to volunteer with us in the future.

We are in the middle of some exciting transitions right now, and it’s a great time to join our board and help direct our organization! Interested in finding out more? Contact Claire at

Follow us on Facebook for more offers and events, or visit our website to learn more about our organization.

Claire Admire
Program & Market Manager

Green Acres Atkins:  Opening Bell.......31 days till spring!

Here at Green Acres Atkins we are counting down till spring…..31 days! We are so excited to continue expanding the listings on the market.

Please remember to place your orders by Noon Wednesday at

Thanks so much for shopping with us! Have a great week.

Tom and Kami Green

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Opens at 12pm Today!

The Market Opens at Noon!

We still have some chilly and rainy weather ahead of us so make sure to stock up on everything you need this week! The growers at RCM have plenty of amazing local products to put in those favorite comfort food recipes. And, as always, we have plenty of yummy baked goods to get you through those chilly afternoons. A cup of tea with local honey and a slice of home baked sweet bread could be just what you need!

Help support the Russellville Community Market!

We are looking for events to participate in during the coming year in order to increase our presence in the community. Please contact us if you have a great food, farming, or fitness event that we should know about! All ideas are welcome! Please email

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” *button once you have completed your shopping. *You have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.


Russellville Community Market


Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder- Order by 6pm TODAY!

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don’t forget!

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

THIS ORDER IS FOR WEDNESDAY PICK UP AT SUWANEE LOCATION FROM 1PM to 6:30 PM (1300 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions)

Greener Acres Farm:  How About This Weather?

So how is everyone weathering these strange weather patterns? One day it is freezing cold, the next it is in the 50’s and then it dumps wet, heavy snow. Please be safe out there and take care of yourself.

One of the best ways to take care of yourself is to eat a healthy diet, free of excessive chemicals and preservatives. And we are here to help you. All of our growers/producers use the most sustainable growing methods possible. The “Our Growers” tab will provide you with more information about each grower, and as always, feel free to contact us with any questions.

We are currently in the part of the year well there is very limited produce, however, the days are lengthening and green is on the way. In the meantime, we still carry a large selection of meats, eggs, dairy as well as natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup. And for those with a sweet tooth, we also carry delicious baked goods.