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Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The Market is Open! :)

Good morning everyone! Its a beautiful Saturday out there! The Spa City Co-op market is open for ordering from now until Tuesday at 9 pm.
Pickup for this market is Friday, January 25th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Art Church.

The market manager for this market is Hannah Seewald. Please notify her of any problems or questions.

Thanks for shopping Spa City Co-op! :)

Hannah Seewald

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Local Food!

To Contact Us

South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
Risa Brown


Market News

We want to recognize and support Sam Turner and his crew that are opening a new grocery store in Chattanooga featuring local foods- Enzo’s. They have a beautiful building just one block from Gaining Ground on Main St. in downtown Chattanooga. Their mission is to support and promote the local farms in this area thru buying produce and meat from local farmers and displaying “bio cards” throughout the store with farm stories/pictures. They have some great information on their website at For more info and photos go to their facebook page. The local food movement is gaining momentum!

Do you ever wonder how long your “fresh” produce has been sitting around before it arrives to you? We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is the key to health and preventing our widespread chronic disease. It is the nutrients in these foods that gives us the protection and benefits; however, these nutrients oxidize and/or diminish fairly quickly once the produce has been harvested. We can spend our money and time preparing these nutritious foods, but are we really getting what we think we’re getting out of them? What about GMO’s? Who knows what that is doing to us? Depleted soils mean depleted nutrition in our produce.

These issues, and others, are why locally grown produce is so highly sought after. It is generally harvested the day it comes to you, grown in nutrient rich soil by smaller farmers who love what they do and do it sustainably, and these farmers don’t use GMO seed.

What this means to you is that you will get a much fresher product with a much longer shelf life, a product that tastes full and flavorful since it was not picked “green” for travel, produce with dense nutrition, and happier customers who will appreciate the difference they can see and taste in your food. This also gives you the satisfaction that you are producing the highest quality meals that can be produced.

So, kudos to you for being a part of the local food movement!

Thank you for supporting your local food hub!


Enzo’s Market

Coming Events

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!

Green Fork Farmers Market:  No market this week

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

We aren’t going to be able to have a market this week because our farmers will be in Little Rock for the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conference! We’ll send you a reminder next Saturday when it’s time to order again, and we’ll see you next Wednesday, January 30.

Green Fork Farmers Market

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open at Statesboro Market2Go!

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 TBSP sour cream
1/8 c. butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp orange extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Lightly grease potatoes and pierce with fork. Place in microwave and cook until just tender. Cut potatoes in half, and scoop out pulp, being careful to leave a thin shell. Mash potato pulp until smooth, mix in sour cream, butter, brown sugar, and orange extract. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon potato mixture into potato shells. Sprinkle with pecans. Place in a baking pan and bake in preheated 400 degree oven until browned, about 20-25 min.
—from “Cooking for the Holidays and Every Day” by Myrtis Akins, former Bulloch County Extension Agent for 30 years.

We have lots of delicious items this week! Enjoy browsing, and be sure to place your order by Tuesday at midnight.

Vista Marketplace:  Vine-Ripened Tomatoes Locally Grown

Beautiful Red or Select Green (fried green tomatoes)Late crop planted in September – ready now!
Available this weekend from Vista Marketplace @ 701 Whaley. Come see us from 10-2

Champaign, OH:  Pop goes the kettle!

I just had to write to tell you how much I am loving this Kettle Corn from Rue Farms. Sitting here working on paperwork, I have devoured handful after handful! It is wonderful! It is so portable I am taking it with me this weekend on a bus trip! We’ll see how many miles it lasts!

I also sampled their caramels, truffles and toffee bars which are all awesome too! My hat is off to our newest vendors, Matt and Jeanne Rue! We are loving you already! Thank you for vending with us!


Twisted Fence Ranch will set up a booth at our AJCC market this Tuesday to show off their new, locally-grown alpaca wool products. Enjoy the incredible artistry of their felted Valentine postcards, all-natural doggy chew toys, woven rugs and fuzzy head bands. And come meet these wonderful farmers/artists.

Visit our “Evans Towne Farmers Market” facebook page. Lots of excitement there about our upcoming traditional market, starting March 7, on Thursday evenings. Your “like” is appreciated and helpful!

Big thanks to customer Aleshia Tucker for volunteering to help coordinate the first-ever “Crop Mob Augusta” at East Georgia Produce on March 9! The farm is is in Bartow, GA. Farmer Matt tells us that we’ll be “doing a lot of planting.” The work starts at 12:30pm and goes til 5pm. In exchange for your sweat and time, East Georgia Produce and Augusta Locally Grown will provide a picnic farm dinner from 5:30pm-7pm. To sign up, email Or text Aleshia at 706-855-1901.

Save the date! This year’s theme is “A Concert on the River” and it truly is a one-of-a kind event! The Benderdinker starts with a two-hour kayak/canoe loop on Betty’s Branch and the Savannah River in Evans. During the paddle, you will be fed healthy treats made with local ingredients and pass by six local bands playing from pontoon boats, including the ever-popular Mason Jars! The second half of the event is a festival complete with the tastiest, locally-grown picnic foods EVER. Chef Charleen and Chef Edward have already signed on! Visit to register! This year, every paddler will get a much-coveted event tshirt with their registration.

- Kim

Conway, AR:  CLG Pick-up 4pm TODAY!

Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteers

Thank you to June Harris and DocJody for volunteering at last Friday’s pick-up day!

Next week’s volunteers are Reid Hilton and Karen Schuman.

We could not have this co-op without the volunteer support from our members. Volunteers rock!

To check out our calendar on VolunteerSpot and sign up, please visit:

Remember, for EVERY shift volunteered, whether a full 1:00-5:30 slot or a 1:00-3:30 slot, each volunteer will receive TWO FREE MONTHS of co-op membership.

In addition, for every 1:00-5:30 shift completed, each volunteer will receive a $5 Walmart gift/gas card!

If you have any problems or prefer to contact me directly, my email is


-Karen Harbut
Volunteer Coordinator

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is Open

Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!

Have a blessed weekend!