Farmers & Artisans
Antonio’s Fresh PastaAthens Georgia
Great hand made pasta using all local and orgainc ingredients.
Café CampesinoAmericus, Georgia
Café Campesino is an organic coffee roastery based in Americus, Georgia, that is fully committed to fair, direct and transparent trade with coffee farmers. It was founded in 1998 after Americus-native Bill Harris traveled to Guatemala on a Habitat for Humanity trip where he saw the need for a fair approach to the coffee trade. Shortly after Bill started Café Campesino, he launched the country’s only fair trade green coffee purchasing and importing cooperative called Cooperative Coffees. As a member of Cooperative Coffees, Café Campesino is able to partner directly with small-scale coffee farmers around the world and roast some of the highest quality, specialty grade coffee available. Those coffees are sold to retail and wholesale accounts across the country, inside Café Campesino’s Sweet Auburn Curb Market coffee shop and at the Morningside Market. Track Café Campesino’s coffee purchases at www.ourcoffeepath.com, or read more about their business at www.fairtradewire.com or www.cafecampesino.com.
Cimino FarmReynolds, GA
Cimino Farms is located in Reynolds, GA has been certified organic since 1993. They have been member of the Morningside Farmers Market since its inception in 1995. The farm was started by Pete and Billie Cimino and is currently managed by their son Ansley Watson and Field Manager, Cynthia Crook.
Crystal Organic FarmNewborn, GA
Nicolas Donck was born in Belgium and moved here to the land he now farms in Georgia when he was 16. He graduated from UGA with a degree in international business but quickly realized that his heart belonged to farming. Nicolas started Cystal Organic Farm sixteen years ago, the same year that he and several other organic farmers started the Morningside market. The loyal support of Saturday morning market buyers has enabled Crystal Organic Farm to grow steadily over the years. We have been coming to the Market year round now for several years and are so thankful for its existence.
Nicolas' teenaged boys and his mother often join him at the Market or at the farm. The farmer's wife is starting to sell homemade cards at the market as well. Nicolas loves that it is a family operation and that he can now share what he has learned with a new generation of farmers.
D and A FarmZebulon, GA website
We are a first generation small family farm operated primarily by Dave and Alan Bentoski. With the help of a few dedicated employees and several family members, we grow and market over 80 varieties of certified organic fruits, vegetables, melons, and vegetable transplants. The produce is raised on roughly 19 acres of cultivated ground which counts 2 heated greenhouses and 15 unheated high tunnels that we use for season extension.
We received our organic certification in February of 2007. But we have been farming "organically" from the start. We market our produce mostly direct to consumers through our CSA program, Morningside Farmers Market, Zebulon's Wednesday internet market, and to select area restaurants. We are constantly evaluating new crops and farm enterprises to add to this list. Stand back and watch us grow!!
Hazelbrand FarmCovington, GA website
Hazelbrand Farm is a 10 acre sanctuary on the Alcovy River in Covington, Georgia. Cynthia Hizer and Margaret Putnam began farming it in 1992 and worked together, alongside the original founders of Georgia Organic Growers Association, now Georgia Organics, to develop the local market for organic food. Cynthia and Ann Brewer started the Morningside Market in 1997 and the journey began. Soap-making came out of a deep commitment to the homestead concept and we soon found ourselves learning the age old craft from many new perspectives, including organic, energetic, essential, herbal, magical, healing, whole, experiential… and we are still learning and loving what the land has to teach us about what wellness truly is. Our soaps are made using the cold process with 80% organic ingredients ( coconut and palm oils ), 19% natural ( olive oil ), and 1% wild elementals…including well water, sunshine, seasonal medicinal weeds and flowers and the Alcovy River just outside the soap kitchen. And of course you, the final goal, the one for whom we create.
Little Red Hen FarmConcord, GA
We began our nineteen acre Pike county family owned farm in 1999, and over the years progressed from goats and blueberries to chickens, pigs and turkeys. For the past several seasons we offer pasture raised eggs and meats available directly from our farm or at local farmer markets year around.
We are dedicated to raising the highest quality tasting chicken, pork, turkeys and free-range eggs you will find locally. Our animals are fed only USDA Certified Organic Feed, fresh air, sunshine and fresh grass. We never use antibiotics or hormones.
With our continuing commitment to sustainable farming practices, our pastures were Certified Organic in December 2011. The benefits of fresh air, sunshine and pasture should not be taken for granted: healthy soil and animals provide superior nutrition and flavor along with protecting the environment.
Magnolia Bread Company
Each loaf is created completetly from scratch - - shaped, watched, and cared for by hand, from the moment the first drop of water hits the flour until a day later, when the hot crusty bread is pulled from the oven on a wooden paddle. We bake in a brick oven - wood-fired the night before baking. In the morning, the oven is scraped and cleaned, and the loaves are baked directly on the hearth. Certified Organic.
Pure Bliss Organics
Taste the bliss in our certified organic granola, nut mixes, cookies, and granola bars. Our products are lovingly and locally handmade with the best ingredients available and have no preservatives or artificial additives. They are healthy blissful treats that satisfy heart and soul.
Riverview FarmsRanger, GA
Ranger, Georgia might be the farm's mailing address, but it's the banks of the Coosawattee River north of Ranger that Riverview Farms calls home. Nestled into the crook of an elbow of the river, the 500 acre farm has been growing certified organic produce since 2000. The farm's certified organic pastures are where you'll find the cows and pigs that Riverview gently raises -- producing the lauded grassfed beef and Berkshire pork you'll find on the menus of the best restaurants in Atlanta. As a matter of principle, the second generation family farm operates as a closed-loop, single-source farm that exceeds certified organic requirements: all of Riverview's animals are born and raised on the farmstead, and everything they eat is certified organic and grown on the farm. Why? Because it's good for the land, good for the animals, and good for people -- and because pigs love melons and tomatoes, too!
Sequatchie Cove Farm & CreameryChattanooga, TN
Sequatchie Cove Farm & Creamery is located just outside Chattanooga, TN in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley. We produce Artisan Farmstead Cheeses made with raw cow's milk produced exclusively at Sequatchie Cove Farm. The farm's pastures are certified organic and all the cheeses made in 2012 will also be certified organic.
All of our cheeses are aged a minimum of 60 days. Our Grass Fed Katahdin Lamb is also raised on certified organic pasture and is available seasonally. Katahdin lamb are especially well-adapted to the southeast's warm climate, and the meat is very mild compared to New Zealand lamb. Contact: Padgett Arnold, 423-619-5867, 2216 Coppinger Cove Rd, Sequatchie, TN 37374
Uncle Dom's is a family farm and business dedicated to bring you authentic, all natural homemade Italian Products. These are the foods we grew up eating at holidays or the comfort of a Sunday supper.
Growing up, we spent countless hours in the backyard cleaning and peeling fresh picked tomatoes and getting them ready for jarring.
Our Nonna would make handmade pasta the old Sicilian way, kneading and stretching it. We remember pasta hanging everywhere to dry.
The recipes are the same now as they were then, no artificial additives or preservatives EVER. That's how Nonna would have wanted it - none of the bad stuff, just lots of Amore!
Whippoorwill Hollow FarmWalnut Grove, GA
Whippoorwill Hollow Farm is a 74 acre certified organic farm located between Conyers and Monroe in Walnut Grove, GA. The farm is managed by Andy Byrd. Our mission at Whippoorwill Hollow Farm is to produce the highest quality organic fruits, berries, vegetables, herbs and eggs while creating a unique, fun, educational and relaxing experience. Whippoorwill Hollow Farm provides a family friendly atmosphere as well as an open door policy. Come on by whenever you are in the neighborhood
Woodland GardensAthens, GA website
Woodland Gardens is a certified organic small farm in Winterville, Georgia, just outside of Athens. Established in 2000, we specialize in high quality, picked-to-order vegetables, micro-greens, herbs, fruit and cut flowers. We operate year-round and utilize greenhouses to help extend our seasons and increase the quality of production.
You can find us every Saturday at the Morningside Farmers Market in the Virginia-Highlands neighborhood in Atlanta. We also sell to select restaurants in Atlanta and Athens, and through a monthly produce box program in Athens.
We pride ourselves on the unique variety and quality of our produce — hand picked and washed. Above all, we work to carefully build our soils to support a wholly sustainable business that supports our farm workers, community and customers to the best of our abilities.