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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

CL's 2006 Food Issue

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