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Gwinnett Locally Grown:  June 6, 2013 - Toothpaste, Bug Spray, and More!

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.

Special of the Week

Rancho Alegre Farm’s Raw Milk – Very Rarely Available!

This week we also have a few gallons of our cow and goat’s milk for sale: 6-8 gallons for pick-up Friday from 12-3pm, and 2-3 gallons for pick-up Tuesday from 4:30-6:30pm.

Pricing of Raw Milk Packaged in Plastic Jugs

rancho alegre farmCow’s Milk – $8.50/gallon
rancho alegre farmGoat’s Milk – $6.00/half a gallon

Reserving Your Milk Gallons is Easy!

Simply fill out this short form and let us know how many gallons you want to order and when you will pick-up: either Friday or Tuesday. This is a very limited milk supply, so please be sure to request your gallons ASAP! Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check, or credit card when you come to pick-up.

You will not be able to order through The Market, you must fill out this form to reserve your milk!

We also have a few spots available if you’d like to get on our Raw Milk Prepaid Program. For more details, visit our Raw Milk Prepaid Program page.

June 6th, 2013

Dear Market Customer,

Summer is almost here! It’s amazing how quickly the weather went from cold to warm and how our garden went from having tiny plants to almost ready to bear summer produce!

Things are going beautifully here at the farm with our awesome volunteers and the many activities we have going on. From our summer camp sessions to birthday parties to field trips, this sure has been a busy year and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to slow down anytime soon!

This week at The Market we have been able to keep this amazingly low price on Johnston’s raw milk, which is a real treat. Labeled for pet consumption. Grab a couple gallons of raw milk here.

All-natural toothpaste is also available this week on a limited quantity, and is a non-toxic, peppermint flavored, homemade alternative to store-bought toothpaste. With the concern on excessive fluoride consumption and unknown ingredients on regular toothpaste, this coconut oil and baking soda based mix is sure to leave you with sparkly teeth and a fresh breath. I think once you try it you won’t go back! Get your non-toxic toothpaste here.

Looking for a way to get rid of those unwanted summer bugs but don’t want to deal with chemicals and toxic products? Try some of the natural pest control items we have available this week.

You CAN get rid of bugs and insects naturally without using harsh chemicals with ingredients you can’t even pronounce.

Some of the products you will find:

  • natural mosquito repellent
  • natural fruit fly traps
  • food grade Diatomaceous Earth
  • carpenter bee traps
  • and more.

And remember to pick-up your seasonal vegetables, live plants, and herbs!

Happy Shopping!

Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm
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Gwinnett Locally Grown:  June 2nd - Raw Milk $6.95/gallon!

Still at Rock Bottom Prices!

Johnston’s Family Farms Raw Milk

$7.25 $6.95/gallon!

Johnston’s milk continues to be at $6.95 a gallon this week. We will do our best to keep that price ongoing. This is a GREAT price considering the rising prices of high-quality raw milk. Get Johston’s high quality raw milk here while it lasts! (Labeled for pet consumption.)

From Mimi’s Mountain Home is now coming biweekly to deliver homemade high-quality bath, laundry, and cleaning supplies that are second to none. Their bath salts are out of this world and really affordable. Try it!

We continue to have many live plants, vegetables, and herbs as the weather continues to warm up. Many live plants are from the heirloom variety, and many are rare, like great white tomato plants, which have a creamy white fruit and it’s something you won’t find at the grocery store.

Lemon balm, sage, and oregano are just some of the fresh herbs we have this week at The Market. Pick-up a bunch or two of your favorite herbs here.

Remember we have many products at the Country Store that you can pick-up without having to order online. We carry a limited amount of Green Pasture products, honey, and the occasional extra veggies that our growers might bring from time to time.


Rancho Alegre Farm has much More for You This Summer!
Field Trips Summer Camp Family Events Birthday Parties

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Update/Market closed on June 11th

Hi Everyone,

My family and I will be going on a well needed vacation and the market will be closed on June 11th. We will still have produce boxes delivered to the house but they will be on my back deck instead of the garage.

This Tuesday pick up on June 4th is still on and if you need to double up on any items or need to place another order you can until this Sunday at 5pm.

Raw Milk Update
My farm visit went well yesterday and I’m very happy to welcome Sam Jones from Cedar Rock Dairy to our family of growers. They are a small family farm offering raw milk under the Georgia pet milk license.

Their Registered Jersey cows are a closed herd primarily grass fed on Certified Organic Pasture with some all natural Non GMO grain fed during milking.

All their cows were born and raised on their farm, fed real milk, instead of powdered milk replacer. They do not use any rBST, or any other type of artificial growth hormones, no antibiotics.

Cedar Rock Dairy will list their milk starting June 14th and first pick up will June 18th. They sell in glass and half gallon containers.

Also, if you need any items while the market is closed on June 11th, check out Heirloom Living Market in Lilburn at Maryanne is awesome and will take care of you.

Thank you for your support!

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  The Market is Open

Greetings All!

Heirloom Living Market is now open for ordering!

Mary and I are off to enjoy the day by visiting some traditional Farmers’ Markets! What can I say? We have the best of the best in our Farmers/Growers and Artisans and we want to discover if there are other local folks that can provide even more diversity to our Market!

Enjoy your day – Newsletter will be sent sometime on Sunday!

Are you visiting a traditional Market today? It is important to BUY LOCAL and support our local Farmers!

If you find a product that is not offered at our Market, please let us know and we will contact the Farmer/Grower/Artisan and see if they are a good fit for Heirloom Living Market!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!!

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Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Northeast Georgia Locallygrown availability list

Hey Local Food Lovers,
Look for you favorite foods in the market this week.
Also remember that tomorrow, June 1,is the 2nd annual Soque River Festival, from 9am – 3am. Fun for the entire family featuring local food, live music, and kids events. For more information and to register to paddle, check

goMarketNC:  Anonymous feedback link...

Hey everyone, I asked for anonymous customer feedback in that last email and made the form so anonymous that I forgot the link!
Here it is:

Thanks everyone for supporting our awesome local farmers! Your feedback helps me help them!

Local Farms First:  Get Five Dollars Off Your Next Order!!

Greetings local food lovers!

Summer Time BBQ and $5 Savings!!

Did you know if you refer a friend to order from Local Farms First you can get $5 off your next order!! There is no limit to how many times you can refer a friend, so tell someone about Local Farms First and save some money on your next order!!

This summertime weather is perfect for a grill out!! Tomichi Creek Natural Beef offers local meat that is fresh for the grill this week! Order their local grass fed beef and enjoy burgers on the BBQ!! This beautiful weather is perfect to spend meal time outside!! Order today!!

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
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goMarketNC:  New farms, new food and a NEW pickup location!

Hey y’all,
I had an amazing dinner last night with some jalapeno cheddar turkey burgers smothered in Sweet Beet City Farm’s newly available spicy micro-greens and cheese from the Cultured Cow (who has a new smoked cheese available link ).

I mentioned last week that we have some new farms that joined up including Chickcharney Farm! They have whole chickens to complement what’s already available through Breezy Oaks Farm.

And the exciting new news is that we have a new temporary pickup location available for those that can’t make it to Locopops on Thursday evenings. Starting this week, if you can’t pick up your order by 6:30 at Locopops, you can pick up your order 7pm-8:30pm at 2515 Otis St. (my house!). I can also hold orders until noon the next day (an option a couple of you have already used!). If you wish to use this option, please leave a comment on your order.

Viva la food revolution!
PS. If you have any items you’re looking for or farms you’d like to see featured, shoot me an email! Or fill out our anonymous customer feedback form:

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Just a reminder -

Today is market pick up day, so please plan to pick your order between 3:30 and 5:30. Thanks to Huey Grandstaff for stepping up to volunteer at the last minute.

And speaking of thanks, a shout-out to thank Denise Marion, who not only organized the Eday celebration on May 19th but set up and took down the co-op’s booth, and to Doc Jody for manning the booth.