Welcome to Northeast Georgia Locally Grown’s weblog. Mainly this is a collection of e-mails that we send out each week to kick off the market, but also tells the tale of our little market. The market was officially OPENED and our first orders taken on Monday, April 26th, 2010 with our pick-up on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010. Though small at the beginning our market has grown pretty well, Selling $25,000 by December 31, 2010, and nearly $40,000 by our anniversary on April 28th, 2011. The site will be opened for shopping Friday evening at 9:00pm and remain open for shopping until 9:00pm Monday evening.
Split Creek Farm cheese and yogurt listed this week too!
I almost forgot to mention that Spilt Creek Farm has listed their items this week (for the first time in a long time).
This is a pretty special moment for us as a little Farmers Market. In the past, we have had to coordinate a volunteer to drive out to their farm to pickup their products to offer you a source of hormone and synthetic chemical free local cheeses and dairy. They are the only ones we know of close enough to deliver that meets our standards.
I just talked to Sara Ann last week and they have decided to try and deliver to this market on a semi-regular basis. THIS IS GREAT! I know many of you have always expressed interest in local dairy and we now have a limited supply goat’s milk and cheeses being offered. I know I sound like a broken record when I say this, but: it’s only because of your support for these small farms that they exist. These small businesses HAVE TO make ends meet in order to fulfill and sustain their place in our communities.
Thanks for showing your support for Split Creek and all these other small local farms that put so much care and love into their products every week. You are helping build an exponentially better local food system than 5, 10, and 15 years ago.
You will need to order your dairy from Split Creek this week to have their products for Thanksgiving. I’m dreaming of a homemade raspberry spread made from Logan Berry frozen berries on a pat of Spilt Creek goat cheese on a good cracker…. yum!