The Backbone of Daily is Local

by Jen Oliver-Provost

Collective Harvest is a collaboration of local family farms that includes Diamond Hill Farm, Front Field Farm, Full Moon Farm, Hickory Hill Farm, Fry Farm, Lazy Willow Farm, Sundance Farm, and Cedar Grove Farm. I get a wide variety of my produce from Collective Harvest and this month that includes greens, lettuce, radishes, turnips, potatoes, and cabbage. These farms use sustainable and organic practices and all are either Certified Naturally Grown or certified USDA Organic

You will find fresh (and delicious) turmeric and ginger that comes from Flyinghorse Farm. They are located in Newborn, GA and use sustainable agriculture practices and grow everything organically at their farm.

The Foster Brady Farm land has been in operation since 1860 and has Certified Naturally Grown produce. You can find their produce on our shelf in the form of bok choy and greens.

If you saw our seasonal wreaths and succulent plants in the store then you know about R&R Secret farm. They are a small family owned farm in the heart of Athens and we also love their flowers during the summer. Flowers and plants aren’t the only thing they do though, check back in other seasons for their produce.

We love having local mushrooms and right now we have shiitake and lion’s mane that comes from Sparta Mushrooms. Follow the link above to find out more about them.

Back in Time is new to our produce department (we already buy chickens from them) and you can find them in the form of kale. We hope to build this relationship and get more from them soon.

Thanks for checking it out! Check back for other produce blogs and more in-depth looks at these farmers and products.