A guide to local and organic resources 

Farmers markets, farm co-ops

Farmers Markets

Acworth Farmers Market Fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. Each Friday between June 2 and Oct. 27. 7 a.m. until noon. Main and Lemon streets, Acworth. 770-974-8813.

Athens Green Market Sustainable and organic vegetables, flowers, herbs, grits and more. Every Saturday from April to October, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 393 North Finley St. Athens. 706-546-4398.

Cabbagetown Market Features Gaia Gardens, Glover Family Farm, and other local farmers along with bread, cheese, eggs and flowers. Located next to the Little's Grocery on Carroll Street. Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. 198 Carroll St. 404-221-9186.

Cumming Farmers Market Locally grown fresh vegetables, herbs, berries, local honey, flowers, plants and other value-added products. Market runs from June through mid-September, 7 a.m. until sold out. Castleberry Road, across from the Fairgrounds. Cumming. 770-887-2418.

Decatur Organic Farmers Market Local organic produce, baked goods, preserved items and crafts. Open Wednesdays, May through September. 4-7 p.m. Corner of Church Street and Commerce. Decatur. 404-377-0894. www.decaturfarmersmarket.com.

Duluth Farmers Market Every other Saturday from May through September. 8 a.m. until noon or when the produce runs out. Main Street near the intersection of Main and Highway 120. Duluth. 678-475-3512.

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market Local farmers feature fresh vegetables, flowers, herbs and plants. Thursday night starting Aug. 3 and running through October. 6-9 p.m. 470 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-275-4064. www.eastatlantavillage.net.

Fairburn Farmers Market Vendors sell locally grown vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, eggs and handmade items. Saturdays, May through the end of October. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Old Freight Depot on West Broad Street. Fairburn. 770-964-6430.

Green Market for Piedmont Park Georgia-grown produce, baked goods, fresh flowers, herbs, cheeses and cooking demonstrations by the city's finest chefs. Every Saturday, May through October. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 1071 Piedmont Ave NE (12th Street gate). 404-875-7275. www.piedmontpark.org

Jasper Farmers Market Fresh vegetables and fruits in season, many different types of plants and crafts. Open every Saturday from late April to October, Wednesdays from late June to August. 8 a.m.-noon. Park & Ride Lot off Highway 53. Jasper. 706-253-8840. www.pickensmg.com.

Marietta Square Farmers Market Saturday Mornings, May 5 through Sept. 29. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Church Street and Hansell Street. Marietta. 770-499-9393. www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com.

Morningside Farmers Market Locally grown, organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruits, soaps and crafts. Located in the parking lot across from Alon's Bakery. Open Saturdays year-round. 8 a.m. -11:30 a.m. 1393 N. Highland Ave NE. www.morningsidemarket.com.

North Fulton Tailgate Farmers Market Fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, culinary herbs, berries, local honey, cut flowers and plants. 11913 Wills Road. Alpharetta. Saturdays, late May through September. 7 a.m. until sold out. 770-551-7670.

Rome Green Market Local and organic produce, eggs, honey, artisan breads, plants and flowers. Saturdays from May to October. 9 a.m.--noon. 2nd Avenue and Broad Street. Rome. 706-234-2862.

Spruill Gallery Farmers Market Seasonal vegetables, fruits and free-range eggs. Meats are available on an order basis. Wednesdays, June to mid-October. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 4681 Ashford-Dunwoody Road. 770-214-8531.

Suwanee Farmers Market Fresh, locally grown produce and herbs, and a variety of canned goods. Saturdays, June to September. 373 Highway 23, Suwanee. 770-945-8996 ext. 335. www.suwanee.com.

Farm co-ops (csas)

Community Supported Agriculture groups allow consumers to pay a flat fee and receive a weekly or monthly supply of fresh produce directly from the farmers.

Cane Creek Farm Each week shareholders will receive a bag of fresh, seasonal vegetables, herbs and a bouquet of flowers. Pickup on Wednesday and Saturday. 5110 Jekyll Road, Cumming. 770-889-3793. www.canecreekfarm.net.

Flat Rock Farm Flat Rock Farm & Nursery is a certified organic farm located just south of Athens. Its CSA delivery area is Madison, Greensboro and Lake Oconee communities. Direct farm sales are also available through a weekly e-mail availability. Work shares and farm volunteers are encouraged. 1990 Flat Rock Road, Watkinsville. 706-769-4729.

Full Moon Cooperative The CSA program at Full Moon provides Athenian families with weekly harvests of fresh vegetables from mid-spring thru late autumn. 1695 Spring Valley Road, Athens. 706-369-8217. www.fullmooncoop.org.

Gaia Gardens Gaia Gardens is two acres of certified organic vegetables, flowers and blueberries. CSA pickup is at the Gardens. 900 Dancing Fox Road. 404-452-4321. www.eastlakecommons.org.

IntownCSA Get a weekly delivery of 100-percent locally grown produce customized for your household along with recipes for an affordable monthly fee. 1205 Cumberland Road. 404-429-3320. www.intowncsa.com.

LeiHall Farm Growing Certified Naturally Grown produce, fruits and herbs. Thursday Farm pickup. 1678 Riverbend Road SW. Plainville/Rome. 404-310-6967. www.leihallfarm.org.

Riverview Farms Members pick up their shares on Wednesdays from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Spruill Art Gallery in Dunwoody or on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon on N. Highland Ave. in Atlanta. 954 White Graves Road, Ranger. 706-334-2926.

Serenbe Farms Members can pick up their shares on the farm on a specified weekday evening. Seasonal availability of vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits. 8715 Atlanta Newnan Road, Palmetto. 770-463-9319. www.serenbefarms.com

Taylorganic Farm, LLC Taylorganic Farm grows fruits in the summer and offer 100 varieties of edible items throughout the year. CSA shareholders receive priority with harvested food. They guarantee a weekly box for 24 individual weeks as contracted even if it takes 48 growing weeks. 7095 Georgia Highway 155 N. Ellenwood. 404-862-9394.

•Special thanks to the Georgia Organics directory for help compiling this list. For a complete list of Georgia growers and organic resources, visit www.georgiaorganics.org.


CL's 2006 Food Issue

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