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Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for June 27th pickup!

Good evening!

The Market is open and ready for your orders. Please join us THIS Sunday for our 2nd annual Ice Cream Social Fundraiser! All proceeds go to the Farmers Market (see below for more information).

Thank you for all of your generous donations to the Market. To date, we have raised $845.00!

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

This Saturday, June 23rd, nature, goats, and yoga for the soul. A fundraising event. Join us for a fun and rejuvenating yoga class for all levels lead by skilled instructor Yvette Ladd of Wellness Pursuits. All funds are donated to further the work of The Center for Diversity and Common Ground! Suggested donation $20. Light refreshments post-yoga. Bring a Towel (yoga mat optional). For more information, click here.

Mark your calendars now and plan to celebrate Dairy Month with our 2nd Annual Ice cream social fundraiser THIS Sunday June 24th from 2-5pm. We close down Courthouse Street and serve ice Cream with delicious homemade toppings and desserts. $10, kids under 10, $5. All proceeds go to fund the Farmers Market.

Join us for the 7th annual Kids Day June 29 from 9am to 1pm at Town Park. Kids Day features free fun for the whole family during the entire Market. Activities include learning to throw a lasso, printing with wood blocks, milking a “cow,” contests every hour with Miss Laura and more. All activities are free and open to kids of all ages. Community partners include Cowbody Don, 4H, Virginia Department of Health, Blue Ridge Discovery Center, local artist Ellie Kirby, hula hoops with Laura, Girl Scouts, and Bessie the wooden cow. Kids Day began in 2012 and was our 1st Farmers Market Event. It remains one of the most popular activities at the Farmers Market!

Thank you all so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Champaign, OH:  No Time for Tears...

…because, there is still time to get your orders in!!

This is your last call for the market, and we have so much to offer!!

Also…next week, get excited over the Hippie and the Farmer with their all organically grown lettuces!!

But…until then…order all of the other goodness!!

Cosmic Pam

The Cumming Harvest:  This week on The Cumming Harvest

This Week

Market opens at 10AM


Vegetables are abundant this week, including beans, summer squash, broccolini, cucumbers, cabbages, chard, lettuces and more.

Can you say BEEF? Southern Grass Meat and Indian Creek Angus have an amazing variety of cuts to satisfy your needs.

Time is running out to enjoy organically grown peaches from Watsonia Farms. Make sure to get them while they last!

If you need landscaping plants, Leilani’s Garden and Sweet Pea Garden have listed several items, including flowers and grasses.

Other items this week:

Cultured Traditions’ Jun, Garlic Dill Pickles, and cultured veggies

5 Lights Farm Honey

My Daily Bread

Royal Rose Bakery quiches and pot pies

Southern Essentials essential oils and bath products


Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

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!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Winners and Awesome News!!

First of all, Congratulations to our June Refer-A-Friend winner… Sandy Ehlrich!!

And our Vendor Appreciation gift goes to the Buehler Family!!

Between Phil and Matt Buehler who supply our popular pork products, and Josh and Stephanie (J & S Buehler Family Farm) with their beef (as well as son Landon’s famous eggs!), their family has promoted this market and supported this concept every step of the way since our inception, from those early days prior to securing our own Heath Dept license, when Phil came down with his freezer van to be able to store their beef and pork until you came to pick it up. You have to appreciate the type of people who are always first to arrive and last to leave, ones you know you can always count on. Kinder folks you’re not likely to meet, and I’m so grateful to have had their help and backing for this market!! Thanks to you all :-)

Thanks especially to Stephanie for the tender chuck roast samples tonight at pick-up!! Mmmmm – and oh so simple!!

Speaking of simple, which is just what we need as we head into a busy summer, King’s Poultry has two essential new products to unveil tonight…

Chicken Pot Pies, and Chicken Bone Broth!!

No joke – you’ve asked for convenient meal options, and what could be better than a delicious 9" pot pie with King’s fabulous chicken, plus veggies and gravy that you didn’t have to fix?? Just pop it in the oven and you have delicious dinner!! Plus versatile Bone Broth, from King’s non-GMO chicken, I didn’t have to make? Amazing!!

Congratulations to A Taste of Sugar Bakery, who passed her Home Bakery inspection and will now offer all kinds of cheesecakes, pies, and desserts on the Market! Yay!

And so everyone knows, this is the Last Week to order before Fourth of July – the Market WILL NOT reopen next Tuesday after pick-up!! We will take a one-week break and open back up on Tue evening July 3rd with even more local goodness – we’re open this week for orders until 8pm Sunday just as normal, but then NO orders next week!!

Happy Shopping!!

Conway, AR:  Tamales! Tuesday Reminder - Market Closes Tonight after 10pm.

Hello friends!

There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, June 23rd.

If you want to pre-order Tamales, just text me what you want. 5 freshly made Tamales for $7, Chicken, Pork, or Jalapeno & Cheese. Sold in packs of 5 of the same type.

The market closes TONIGHT after 10pm, maybe even midnight! Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!

How to contact us:


Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve –

Dawson Local Harvest:  REMINDER! Dawson Harvest Closes Tonight at 9pm!

Dawson Harvest for June 22nd

The Market at Dawson Harvest will close at 9 pm Tonight!

BUT YOU STILL HAVE TIME to Order Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread, juicy grass-fed Ribeyes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Mango Magic Jun, Jumbo free-range Chicken Eggs, ‘Everything’ Breadsticks, local Wildflower Honey, and Greek Pasta Salad with salami & feta. You Can Place Your Order Now, and if you already ordered, just do another one. We’ll combine them on Pick-Up.

Thanks, Alan, Market Manager

Statesboro Market2Go:  Order Before Midnight!

Remember to place your Market2Go order for this week before midnight tonight.

Don’t miss the butter beans, recently added!

Click to order at Market2Go

Side By Side Farms:  Market Ordering closed for Wednesday pick ups

Hope you got your orders in!

Several items were sold out!
THANKS to all our buyers AND our Growers!

The summer season is rolling along and as more vegetables and fruit come ready for harvest, remember … their “season” is only so long … be sure and take advantage when they are at their peak and enjoy FRESH, WHOLESOME, Locally grown & produced items!!

Buy Fresh ~ ~ BUY LOCAL ~ ~ Buy Healthy

Side By Side Farms:  Good Morning TUESDAY order day!

Tuesday ordering for WEDNESDAY pick ups at FOUND PENNY FARM will be closing soon!

Get your orders in now for fresh vegetables, delicious canned goods and fresh, home baked items!!

Plan ahead!
Also Order now for Saturdays 2 pick up locations: GREENVILLE & MURPHY

Tell your friends, share us on FaceBook!

Come Grow with us and enjoy the fruits of LOCAL harvests!

New Field Farm's Online Market:  Cucumbers and rain


We got over an inch of rain yesterday which was desperately needed. We can stop irrigating for a week!

Meanwhile, the cucumbers in the hoop house are coming in well and the Sakura cherry tomatoes have begun, though in modest quantity so far. The basil *in the greenhouse is abundant and the first planting of *scallions have started to size up so we can offer those.

If you have a problem ordering or a question about the CSA don’t hesitate to call or email.

Wildlife are active these days. A while ago a fox grabbed one of our chickens. I yelled at it and the fox let her go. The hen was in shock for some time, but recovered. It was the second time it had happened to her! And one morning we watched a bobcat walk along the top of the stone wall that runs by our house.
Then there’s a flock of young turkeys and their mother hen often passing through the field. I give them wide birth, having seen what a hen will do to protect her chicks. It’s intimidating, as are the barn swallows who swoop down on us now to protect their young who are leaving the nest. They stand around on the barn floor looking kind of befuddled before they figure out how to fly.

In the past week we had a young deer appear on the farm, it’s budding antlers covered in velvet. One day it stood and watched me mow round and round on the tractor which was unusual. I waved hello. Then the night after we removed the posts strung with twine and mylar around some of the crops which is meant to deter deer the buck helped himself to a lot of chard and some lettuce. He reappeared in the chard the next day and was indifferent to Madeleine running towards him waving her arms until finally deciding to avoid the crazy person. The next time he was grazing on some weeds and I got within about 50 feet, explaining that he really needed to go somewhere else. I tossed a rock at his feet and he dutifully went into the woods. After appearing a couple of more times and being discouraged by us, he hasn’t been seen now for a few days. Maybe he got the point or maybe he was ill which was the cause of the curious behavior.

Thank you for your orders.