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Texada Food Hub:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Wednesday June 09, 2021 10:57 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Texada Food Hub:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Wednesday June 09, 2021 10:55 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for June 16th pickup!

Good evening!

The Online Market is open! Online Market pickups are now on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm. Thank you all for supporting both our Outdoor and Online Markets!

The weather is “ripe” for planting and we still have over 110 days left of the planting season. It’s not too late to plant just about anything that’s not a cool weather crop! We have a wide variety of Southern Exposure seeds available to order on the Online Market that are just right for our region!

Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time: Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Market!


Foothills Market:  Market Reminder

Foothills Market will be opening for ordering until 5:00 p.m. today. Pickup will be Saturday morning from 8-noon at the in-person farmers’ market.

Grumpy Goat:  So Many Eggs!!!

We have sooooooo many eggs right now. It’s egg salad, quiche, and deviled egg time. Please help up eat them. This week only we’ll have eggs for $2.50 a dozen!!!

Also new this week we will have the first of our garlic scapes! I only have a few bunches listed though I suspect by Friday we’ll have some more so if it is zeroed out already leave me a comment that you would like some and we’ll save a bunch for you!

We’ve been busy on the farm. Our last field is being planted as we speak and rotary hoeing and row cultivating have already begun on the other fields. Being organic means we can’t just spray herbicides and call it done until harvest.

The garden is also in dire need of weeding, what’s new. The okra finally got out planted using our ‘new’ antique transplanter. We are fighting some blackflies(aphids) on our fava beans though are hopeful it won’t affect our harvest too much. From the looks of it next week we should be able to offer some fava beans, fennel, and kohlrabi!

Time to get back out in the garden…but again…please help us eat some eggs!!!!

The Cumming Harvest:  Happy Summertime!

School’s out and summer activities are happening all around. It’s a great time to order fresh food and other locally made products from the Cumming Harvest Market to enjoy with your family.

The new address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming 30041
Please be sure to come to the new address this weekend. We are no longer at the location of Pilgrim Mill. If there any questions please feel free to reach out to the market manager.

As a reminder the market is open from Wednesday through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon. Please be respectful of our volunteers’ time and plan to pick up early and not right before noon.

If I didn’t meet you last week, I look forward to catching you this weekend. I am new to the market and am in training to be running it soon.

Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Fill Ministries

Statesboro Market2Go:  Order Before 10pm!

Remember to order before 10pm tonight!

We have a few quick announcements this week on Market2Go!

  • First up we’d like to welcome our newest vender: Carve Out A Niche, who has lovely handmade spoons, cups, spatulas, and more!
  • Next up, Ogeechee Peaches has fresh nectarines ( a mix between a peach and a plum) available for purchase.
  • We now offer rabbit meat courtesy of Mill Creek Farms. Be sure to check out our recipe section for even more culinary inspiration, like Buttermilk Fried Rabbit.
  • Blueberries, blackberries, peaches, and plums are all coming in – fresh, local, and delicious!

Click to order at Market2Go

Martin's Farmstand:  Strawberry season is now! Lots of picked berries today- u-pick tomorrow.

The strawberries are ripening much more quickly than I expected. We are opening for u-pick for the first picking of the season tomorrow afternoon (June 9,2021) starting at 2 pm. (No morning picking on Wednesday) There are many ripe berries out there- way more than would be expected for the first picking. This is an unusually early and quick start during a year that is unusual in many ways. Peter and Matthew just came back with 440 quarts of beautiful picked berries from some of the other no-spray growers that feed this stand. These berries are at the stand for sale this afternoon. We are overstocked with asparagus today. The heat also makes asparagus grow very fast. We cut the asparagus hard first thing in the morning yesterday. We cut it again after supper and there was about 8 inches of growth in 12 hours. Bulk asparagus is available for $3 per lb for the next few days. Get it now as it is soon time to end asparagus. There is a glorious patch of poppies and other wildflowers in the cover crop in front of the stand. We are continuing the free u-cut flowers policy that was last year. Be our guest and cut yourself a pretty bunch for the table or just take pictures. Poppies have a very short vase life but are so pretty for the moment they last. We will be continuing many of the changes from last year as they worked well. During busy times there will be an outside express checkout option for berries that are being bought by volume.

Hours for u-pick are Monday starting at 7 AM; Wednesday, start 2 PM (no morning picking on Wednesdays); Saturday, start 7 AM. This repeats through out the whole season. The patch closes when the berries are all picked or at 6 PM.
When you arrive you do not need to stop at the stand to weigh your containers if you know the empty weight already. Also you do not need to stop if you are picking into standard Quart or gallon containers.
You have the option of bringing your own containers or buy empties from us.(Quart boxes 25 cents each or $20 per hundred. Gallon buckets $3 each.)
We will do our best to spread groups apart in the field. I expect family/friend groups to stay together as much as is reasonable to allow for social distancing where it matters. NO DOGS in the field or stand areas. We will be using the same random picking pattern that we did last year. This means that you may start anyplace you wish in the patches that are open as long as you are not cutting in front of someone. It is mandatory that when you are picking that all the ripe berries are picked as you move ( No roaming or grazing type picking. A section of row must either be picked or not picked when you leave. We will be scouting the patch and kept suggesting where you will find good picking.
Pricing (u-pick) $4 per Quart if less than 8 quarts and $3.25 per quart if more than 8 quarts; $26 for 8 quart tray and $12.50 for 4 liquid quart buckets, water pitchers, bowls and other similar sized containers. All containers are expected to well filled but not heaped. We will adjust prices up or down as needed for over or under-filled containers. By the pound price is $2.20/# (limited to bigger containers or larger amounts); By using volume rather than weight when it makes sense we can bypass the stand for most of the berries and reduce congestion. Daniel

Miami County Locally Grown:  Cherry Street Local Farmer's Market TOMORROW!

The Farmer’s Market season opens TOMORROW in Troy for Cherry Street Local!

Stop by 9am-Noon on Cherry Street, just west of the downtown Square, between Main and Franklin Streets! They’re open every Saturday morning til the end of September!

Can’t beat fresh local goodness!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Last Week to Enter our Father's Day Giveaway!

We’ll draw the FIVE winners of our Father’s Day Giveaway after Market closes Saturday night!

Enter while you can :-)
Just ladies please leave the name of your father or husband – I think it’d look ridiculous if I say, And the winners of our FATHER’S Day Giveaway are… Susan, Leonore, Daisy, Mary, and Evelyn!