Food Issue - A guide to local food resources

Thanks to Georgia Organics, whose local food guide we relied on heavily when putting this together.


A & J Farms

Naturally grown produce without using petroleum-based fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, sustainable farming, variety of heirloom fruits and vegetables. CSA shares provide weekly harvest of fresh vegetables from mid-spring through late autumn. 6800 Cowan Mill Road, Winston. 770-489-7291.

Contact: Alex and Jonathan Szecsey

E-mail: a_jfarms@hotmail.com

Cane Creek Farm

Each week shareholders receive a bag of fresh, seasonal vegetables, herbs and a bouquet of flowers. Pick-up is on the farm. 5110 Jekyll Road, Cumming. 770-889-3793. www.canecreekfarm.net.

Contact: Lynn Pugh

E-mail: lynn@canecreekfarm.net

Freehome Gardens

Vegetables and herbs. 901 Trinity Church Road, Canton. 770-720-9690.

Contact: Mary Anne Woodie and Harold Carney

E-mail: mawoodie@mindspring.com

Gaia Gardens

Produce, cut flowers and shiitake mushrooms. 900 Dancing Fox Road, Decatur. 404-452-4321. www.eastlakecommons.org.

Contact: Daniel Parson

E-mail: gardener@eastlakecommons.org

Moore Farms and Friends

Located in Eastern Alabama, this CSA has multiple Atlanta pick-up locations. 239 County Road 561, Woodland, Ala. 256-449-9417. www.moorefarmsandfriends.com.

Contact: Will and Laurie Moore

Riverview Farms

Starting in late May and continuing through the end of December, a full share keeps a family of two that likes to cook at home supplied with ample vegetables, with a little left over to preserve for the winter and early spring. Multiple intown pickup locations. 706-334-2926. www.grassfedcow.com.

Serenbe Farms

Full and half shares, all for pick up at the farm on Tuesday afternoons and evenings.

770-463-9319. www.serenbefarms.com.

E-mail: info@serenbefarms.com

Small Farms CSA

The collaboration of the Jenny Jack Sun Farm and the Love Is Love Farm. With drops in Decatur and on-farm Sunday mornings, weekly shares include the best of what's growing from both farms. 3260 Ga. 166, Douglasville. 678-485-4941. www.smallfarmscsa.com.

Contact: Joe Reynolds

E-mail: smallfarmscsa@gmail.com

Spruill Green Market CSA

Offers spring, summer, and fall CSAs utilizing Spruill Green Market Vendors' produce. Flexible shares. No seasonal commitment. Pay by the month. Pickup points: Spruill Green Market, Buckhead, Ball Ground, west Georgia, south Atlanta. 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. 770-214-8531. www.localharvest.org/farms/M14721.

Contact: Corinna Garmon

E-mail: garmonfamilyfarm@earthlink.net

Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farms

CSA subscribers can purchase either full or half baskets. Offers renewable 13-week subscriptions for produce and fruit grown at one of the multiple locations in metro Atlanta. Volunteers and interns welcome. Call for nearest location and pickup times. P.O. Box 90841. 404-520-8331. www.trulylivingwell.com.

Contact: K. Rashid Nuri

E-mail: admin@trulylivingwell.com

Yoder Family Farm

Growing organic (certified exempt) heirloom and specialty vegetables – more than 200 varieties and eight colors of heirloom tomatoes. Runs a CSA and also sells at Marietta Square Market on Saturday and Spruill Green Market on Wednesday. Call for other details. 75 Bobwhite Trail, Canton. 404-408-6389. www.localharvest.org. Contact: Bill Yoder

E-mail: bryoder@alltel.net

Farmers' Markets

College Park Health Center

Thurs. and Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., mid-June through late October. Market is located in front of the Willie J. Freeman College Park Regional Health Center, convenient to College Park MARTA Station. 1920 John Wesley Ave. 404-622-7778. www.gahungercoalition.org/farmersmarket.htm.

E-mail: hungercoalition@mindspring.com

Decatur Farmers' Market

Decatur Farmers' Market offers locally grown fresh organic produce, flowers, bread and other organic food products. Market open year-round on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. during the summer and 3-6 p.m. in the winter. Corner of Church Street and Commerce Drive, Decatur. 404-245-8589. www.decaturfarmersmarket.com.

Contact: Lauren Justice

E-mail: info@decaturfarmersmarket.com

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

Fresh local vegetables, flowers, herbs and plants, music, and local crafts. Thurs., 4 p.m.-dusk, May-November. Located in the parking lot of the East Atlanta Ace Hardware, 1231 Glenwood Ave. 404-275-4064.

E-mail: info@farmeav.com

Emory Farmer's Market

Tues., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cox Hall Bridge on the Emory campus.

Fairburn Farmers' Market

Sat., 8 a.m.-noon, May-October. Located at the Old Freight Depot, West Broad Street,

Fairburn. 770-364-9074. www.fairburn.com.

Farm and Garden Market at Cagle's Dairy

Sat., 8 a.m.-noon, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. 362 Stringer Road, Canton. 678-575-8535. www.caglesdairy.com.

E-mail: rankkj@bellsouth.net

Georgia Citizen's Coalition on Hunger: Lakewood Health Center

Open to the general public, however, the primary customers are low-income families living in the neighborhoods surrounding the market. A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available at greatly reduced prices. Contact the Hunger Coalition for operating hours. 1853 Jonesboro Road. 404-622-7778. www.gahungercoalition.org/farmersmarket.htm.

E-mail: hungercoalition@mindspring.com

Piedmont Park Green Market

Georgia-grown produce, baked goods, fresh flowers, herbs, cheeses, and cooking demonstrations. Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May-October. Located at the 12th Street gate, 1071 Piedmont Ave. 404-875-7275. www.piedmontpark.org.

E-mail: cnelson@piedmontpark.org

Market on Main

Thurs., 3-7 p.m., and Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Education classes 11 a.m. on Saturdays. CSA available. Call for details. 8420 Main St., Woodstock. 678-907-2912. www.themarketonmain.com.

Contact: Sherri Cloud

E-mail: sherricloud@alltel.net

Morningside Farmers' Market

Locally grown, organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruits, soaps, herbal products, pottery, furniture, and other crafts. Cooking demonstrations at 9:30 a.m. by local chefs. Located in the parking lot across from Alon's Bakery. 1393 N. Highland Ave. www.morningsidemarket.com.

E-mail: contactus@morningsidemarket.com

North Fulton Tailgate Farmers' Market

Fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, herbs, berries, local honey, cut flowers and plants. Sat., 7 a.m. until sold out. 11913 Wills Road, Alpharetta. 404-613-7670.

Contact: Louise Estabrook

E-mail: laesta@uga.edu

Northside Farmers Market

3100 Northside Drive. 404-229-4302. www.northsidefarmersmarket.com.

E-mail: market@northsidefarmersmarket.com

Peachtree Road Farmers Market

Sat., 8:30 a.m.-noon, May 12-Oct. 20, with a special holiday market Nov. 17 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 2744 Peachtree Road. 770-653-5141. www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com/.

Contact: Julie Bartholomew

E-mail: manager@peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com

Riverside Farmers Market

Sat., 8 a.m.-noon, May 31-October. Riverside Park, 535 Riverside Drive, Roswell. 404-613-7670.

Contact: Louise Estabrook

E-mail: laesta@uga.edu

Serenbe Farmers' Artist Market

Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., mid-April through December. 8457 Atlanta Newnan Road, Palmetto. 770-463-9319. www.serenbefarms.com.

Contact: Paige Witherington

E-mail: info@serenbefarms.com

Spruill Green Market

Spruill Green Market is a fifth-year producer, and the only market that operates from June through mid-October. Most of the produce vendors are certified organic, selling a wide range of seasonal vegetables, fruits, meats, and free-range eggs. 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. 770-214-8531.

Contact: Corinna Garmon

E-mail: garmonfamilyfarm@earthlink.net

UMOJA Farmers' Market

The UMOJA (Swahili for "unity") Farmers' Market is a nonprofit indoor market, primarily operated for low-income neighborhood families, that carries a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables at greatly reduced prices. Open year-round, six days a week. Located on the Carver High School Campus. 9 Gammon Ave. S.W. 404-622-7778. www.gahungercoalition.org/farmersmarket.htm.

E-mail: hungercoalition@mindspring.com

Village Farmers' Market at Life University

Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Food, flowers, herbs, plants and more. All organic or sustainably grown locally. Quality vendors wanted. 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. 770-426-2605. www.life.edu.

Contact: Nita Allen

E-mail: nita.allen@life.edu

Granaries & Mills

Logan Turnpike Mill

Grits, cornmeal, porridge, flour, and mixes. 3585 Gainesville Highway, Blairsville. 706-745-5735. www.loganturnpikemill.com/default.asp.

Mike Buckner

Flour and grits. 780 Fielder's Mill Road, Junction City. 706-269-3630.

Nora Mill Granary Grist Mill & Country Store

Grits, porridge and flour. 7107 South Main St., Helen. 800-927-2375. www.noramill.com/index.html.

Southern Grace Farms

Water-ground meal, whole wheat flour, grits. www.southerngracefarms.net/georgia_grits.html.

Meat & Dairy Sources

Carlton Farms

Raw cows' milk for pet food, free-range eggs, pasture poultry and grass-fed beef. Products are grass-fed without hormones or antibiotics. 770-655-1503. www.carltonfarm.com.

E-mail: chadc@carltonfarm.com

Custer Farms

Poultry, eggs, pork and beef. Animals are happy, pastured, rotated, and supplied with hand-mixed feed. Handcrafted milk-based soaps and natural lip balms also available. 770-567-5010.

Contact: Brian and Pam Custer

E-mail: custer04@bellsouth.net

Flat Creek Lodge Dairy & Farm

Cheeses, jams and jellies. 367 Bishop Chapel Church Road, Swainsboro. Available for purchase at Flat Creek's online store. 278-237-3474. www.flatcreeklodge.com.

Contact: Cathy McDaniel

E-mail: cmcdaniel@flatcreeklodge.com

Hodge Ranch

Finished beef, breeding stock, frozen embryos, frozen bovine semen from low-input forage based genetics, pastured eggs, and meat goats. 3267 Tyus Carrollton Road, Carrollton. 770-854-5614. www.hodgeranch.com.

Contact: Bill and Di Hodge

E-mail: bill@hodgeranch.com

Hudson Red Angus

Purebred Red Angus cattle raised on forage. No hormones, no antibiotics. Bulls and females available each fall at farm in Broxton. P.O. Box 287, Broxton. 912-359-5546.

Contact: Jim Hudson

E-mail: jimdhudson@alltel.net

Lynndale Farms

Pecans, sugar cane, eggs, chickens, Bermuda hay and grass-fed beef. 108 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 877-693-1967.

Contact: Cynthia Lynn

Riverview Farms

Grass-fed beef and Berkshire pork. Intown pickup. Orders can be placed by phone or e-mail. 706-334-2926. wcswan@yahoo.com.

Sparkman's Cream Valley

Milk, buttermilk, butter and ice cream. Available for purchase at Atlanta-area Whole Foods on Briarcliff Road, Ponce de Leon Avenue, West Paces Ferry Road, and in Sandy Springs, Sevananda, the Mercantile, and Westside Green Market. 1263 Rossman Dairy Road, Moultrie. 229-941-4082. www.sparkmanscreamvalley.com.

Sweet Grass Dairy

Fresh, semi-ripened, and naturally aged goat and cow cheeses. Available for purchase at Star Provisions and Alon's Bakery. 19635 U.S. 19-N, Thomasville. 229-227-0752. www.sweetgrassdairy.com.


Little's Grill Cabbagetown Market

Produce from local farmers along with bread, cheese, eggs, and flowers. Prepared foods available at the lunch counter, including hamburgers prepared with locally raised, grass-fed beef. 198 Carroll St. 404-221-9186. www.cabbagetownmarket.com.

Local Farmstand

The Local Farmstand at Star Provisions offers fresh produce Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. All produce and fruits are seasonal and grown by some of the best area farmers. 1198 Howell Mill Road. 770-784-6571.

Natural Market Place

Dairy, grocery, bulk grains, frozen foods, herbs and supplements. 4719 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-973-4061. www.naturalmarketplace.net.

Sevananda Natural Foods Market

Natural and organic groceries, dairy, frozen foods, as well as natural supplements, vitamins, herbal remedies and body care products. 467 Moreland Ave. 404-681-2831. www.sevananda.coop.

Via Elisa Pasta

Specialty cheeses and oils, and homemade pastas made from local organic flour and local free-range eggs. Ravioli and cut pasta available every day in the shop. 1750-C Howell Mill Road. 404-605-0668. www.viaelisa.com.

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