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South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Time to order local food!

I’m on the road right now so please excuse the abbreviated newsletter.

It’s time to order at

Exciting this week: Hydroponic strawberries from Day Lily Nursery in McMinnville! I tasted them last week and they are as sweet as spring. Quantities are very limited. Enjoy a December treat!

Farmer Brown is running a special on Bibb Lettuce for $2 a head this week.

Coming events:
Please note that the CFM market will be closed on Christmas and New Years Day this year as both of these fall on a Tuesday. Be prepared and stock up ahead of time on all your needs for holiday meals.

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is OPEN! See our NEW products!

Welcome Berry Farms and Prosser Seafood! Many of you have asked for shrimp…and they are here!

Speaking of seafood…we had low country boil for dinner tonight, and apple dumplings for dessert. It was easy to prepare and DELICIOUS! I had lunch out at a local restaurant with our 21 year old son, and couldn’t believe I paid $21 for something that wasn’t even fitting to eat. I’ve found that Stacey and I can cook food that tastes better and is more healthy at home…and we love eating locally!

Some of you are already Christmas shopping with us. So many great gifts…t-shirts, market bags (I will add these tomorrow morning…I need to get a good picture of these nice bags!), local honey, grits, sugar cane syrup, gift bags, handmade grapevine wreaths, soaps, baked goods, books, seafood, meats, and so much more to select from. Who wouldn’t enjoy a great edible gift from the market? Or consider a gift certificate to the market!

Happy Shopping!


Augusta Locally Grown will host a “Locally Grown Gift Bazaar” at our Tuesday pick-locations for three weeks this December. A list of committed participants includes:

  • soaps from Luna Bug
  • herbal infusions from White Hills Lavender Farm
  • baked goods from JandL Farm and Stables
  • alpaca wool art from Twisted Fence Ranch
  • mohair scarves from Hard Earth Farm
  • poinsettias from Shady Creek Greens
  • baked goods from B Simple Breads
  • cheese balls from Southern Swiss Dairy

Save these dates for your holiday shopping:
Dec 4, AJCC, 3:45pm-5:45pm
Dec 11, TIRE CITY, 5pm-7pm
Dec 18, AJCC, 3:45pm-5:45pm

“Crop Mob Savannah” will coordinate a “mob” of volunteers to work at Walker Farms in Sylvania this Sunday from 2pm-6pm. Dinner will be provided after the mob to celebrate a day’s work well done with a delicious meal together. To register, go to Or visit the Facebook page for Crop Mob Savannah. The cost of this event is your time, sweat and enthusiasm.

(And YES … we should start a CROP MOB AUGUSTA soon!!!!)

We are thrilled to announce that the Veggie Truck Initiative in Harrisburg has been accepted as a partner by Wholesome Wave Georgia. This will double the value of SNAP benefits for folks who purchase fresh, local food from our farmers with food stamps at the Veggie Truck, starting in 2013.

The Veggie Truck will do another fundraiser at the First Thursday event in Summerville on Dec 6. Another great way to make a gift to the community!

Curtis is one of our young volunteers who helped shell forty pounds of pecans for our Nutcracker Fundraiser to benefit the Veggie Truck this week. Curtis will receive a limited edition A-gustavore tshirt for his great smile in this award-winning photo.


Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Market is Open


We have a new vendor this week! Legacy Alpaca Farm has joined us and are offering both raw fiber and yarn for your weaving needs. They also have Felted soap. Terrill will be at the Market pickup on Tuesday showcasing some of her great items! Please stop in and say “Welcome”!

I realize that everyone is busy concentrating on the upcoming holidays. Just a reminder that Wilderness Family Natural Order has not yet been sent because I do not have the minimum to qualify for a Group Buy. Please check your pantry – Coconut Oil, Coconut flakes, Nuts, Freeze-dried berries and fruits, Cacao Nibs or Powder, Flours, Grains, Sprouting Seeds – just some of the items available! Please email me with order or call if you have questions. 404-432-4337 or

Need Fermented Cod Liver Oil? Green Pasture now has the X-FACTOR Butter Oil in stock. I also need a minimum to order and get out Group Buy great discount.

Eggs will now be provided on a Pre-pay basis. In order to ensure that I have eggs available, I have contracted with 2 farmers who have free-range chickens and receive some natural feed. With knowing exactly how many dozen eggs I need to provide, the contracts will allow me to meet everyone’s needs for eggs. They are still $4.50 per dozen. Cash or checks only and checks should be made out to Maryanne Vaeth. Please use envelopes in Milk Barn for payment. Keep in mind that with the holidays you may need/want additional eggs for baking – please indicate on your envelope what week you think that you will want more eggs so I can plan and have them for you. Please return egg cartons weekly. I will do my best to have a few dozen eggs available through the Market each week!

Pilar was kind to handle the Market pickup for me this past week – and I thank her for her time and care! I am down with pneumonia – recovering! So, I hope to see you all this Tuesday! Thank you for your continued support — it is appreciated and I enjoy serving you all! Have a wonderful week-end!

Now, hop on over to the Market and SHOP!

Joyful thoughts,

Local Farms First:  The Market is Open! Apples Persist!

Greetings local food lovers!

The Market is Open!

Freshen up your winter diet with APPLES! They’re still on the market from Delicious Orchards and Ela Family Farms.

We’re so sorry about the delay in opening! The ORE/Local Farms First Staff made it halfway over Kebler returning from a meeting in Eagle to find it was closed. That means the Local Farms First route is now officially over Hwy 92! We’ll stay open a few hours Monday morning to compensate.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website:

Conyers Locally Grown:  Milk

I was not able to get milk today.
We hope to make the trip next week but I will confirm it in our weekly email.
Thank you,

Republican Valley Produce:  RVP-The Market is Open


The market is now open. Delivery will be normal times this week, December 4 and 5th. Hope to see you at the market on Saturday in Manhattan.


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!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is OPEN

Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Co-op News:Orobianco & FCLO new ordering

Hello Members,

I’m excited to welcome Orobianco to our family of Growers & Producers!

Orobianco (in Italian means White Gold) is a new local company that produces fresh mozzarella cheese and other mozzarella creations. The cheese-maker Massimo was trained by one of the best Italian “casaro” (cheese-maker) in the NYC area and his mozzarella is simply delicious.

Orobianco is the brainchild of Maria Chiara Montanara and Massimo Romano. Maria comes from the region of Campania in Italy, where mozzarella was first made in the XII century. Massimo is orginally from Palermo, Sicily and has trained with two Italian “casari” (cheese makers) in Italy and New York.

I met Massimo this week and sampled many of his creations at their cheese shop in Snellville. He has a true passion for making cheese the traditional way and you can definitely taste it! The cheeses are fresh, milky, creamy and delicious.

The cheese curd from Orobianco is made from cow milk that does not contain any artificial ingredients, color additives or synthetic substances and is minimally processed so that it can be considered “natural” under FDA guidelines. Guaranteed GMO free. Cows are not treated with rBST or fed genetically engineered crops.

Look for their fresh handmade mozzarella creations in the Dairy section on the market website tomorrow!

Visit Orobianco’s Facebook page to see what others are saying about them:

Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO)- New Ordering Guidelines

Green Pasture has lifted the limit on ordering FCLO/HVBO Blend Gels finally! All available items from Green Pasture will be on the market website starting this weekend. I will place an order once we reach the 12 items+ level to receive the discounted prices. You will pay for the items ordered and I will let you know when it has arrived for pick up. Expect at least a week or two from order to pick up. No offline orders please. All orders must be made via the market website.

Upcoming Bulk Order Schedule

  • Dec 7th – 9th: Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese (Details to come in next week’s co-op news)

Thank you for your continued support!