WHAT WE DO
We are a farmers market that operates a little differently than most! Every week, and all year long, we connect you with local food from dozens of small farms within 80 miles committed to chemical-free growing practices. We help farmers save time and transportation costs so they can focus more on farming while providing YOU with exactly what you want in the quantities you want for Wednesday pickup.
We prefer Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown farms and personally visit each farm before approving. Not all growers are required to have certification but all growers are committed to not using any synthetic chemicals on your food or the surrounding land.
WHO WE ARE
This market heavily relies on volunteers and is a project of the Georgia Mountains Farmers Network, a grassroots nonprofit bringing together farmers and customers within a 13 county region since 2010. Our mission is to collaborate on projects that increase the impact of local foods in the region and our vision is a thriving local food scene that supports sustainable farms and customer choice in Northeast Georgia. We do this by building community, continuing this year-round farmers market, and public farm tours.
Contact: NGLGmarket@gmail.com 770-530-3287
HOW IT WORKS
Our approved Farmers use the market page to list what they predict will be ready for harvest that week. This market opens for customer orders Fridays at 9 p.m. and stays open for orders through Monday at 9 p.m.
- Farmers harvest and pack your order Tuesday and Wednesday
Volunteers organize your order in a basket with your name and it is ready for pickup at your selected pickup location from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening
Payment is accepted at pickup once we check your order. To make payment easier, we share a cash box with the farmers. We depend on your timely payment to operate smoothly.
There is a small annual membership fee of $20 per household to help us promote local food projects in the region and help cover our overhead costs. You are welcome to try us for three orders before officially becoming members. We welcome donations to sponsor a membership for those in need.
Wednesday Customer Pickup/ Farmer Dropoff sites:
Northeast Georgia History Center
322 Academy St, Gainesville GA
Mill Gap Farm
63 Mill Gap Lane, Tiger GA
Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church
295 East Green Street, Clarkesville GA