Meet our farmers and artisans

A small, intimate farmers market where you can get to know the producers of the food. All produce is grown by the farmers who are at the market.

153 Boutique – Lake Spivey, GA website

153 Boutique specializes in organic handcrafted soaps. Each batch of soap is made  with our own sodium hydroxide solution which we combine with organic oils to produce soap. This is known as the saponification process. It is during this process that all the sodium hydroxide is removed by the oils. We add essential oils to some of our soaps for their keynote properties such as healing or protecting skin or to help reduce anxiety and stress. We do not use any animal or nut by-products, such as goats milk or almond oil. It is our desire to provide a hypoallergenic and vegan soap. While we do not test our products on animals, a few of our clients use our soaps on their pets. We are a family business and serious about being healthy. Every bar of soap is handcrafted in Lake Spivey, Georgia. Our soaps are created from scratch using our tested and tried recipes.

A Good Gut Feeling – Marietta, GA

 My name is Trevor Miller. I am the owner of A Good Gut Feeling. Our company specializes in handcrafted artisan foods. 

I was extremely sick for many years of my life. A Good Gut Feeling was born out of necessity. Nourishing foods saved my life and became my life’s passion. 

We wholeheartedly believe that Hippocrates was right when he said “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”. This quote sums up everything that guides our products. Simply said, health begins with the food that we eat. 

We only use the highest quality and freshest ingredients available;

We promise that all of our products are Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Preservative free, Paleo, Keto Friendly, and Sugar-free always. 

Healthy food is our passion. We cook all of our products in 100% stainless steel pots and never aluminum. We also only cook with reverse osmosis or spring water, and never tap water. We are committed to providing the healthiest food cooked in the most responsible ways. 

Our products are most flavorful at room temperature!

Ancient Awakenings – Woodstock, GA website

Ancient Awakenings, at market every other week, produces living fermented probiotic foods – kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables – out of our production kitchen in Woodstock, GA. All our products are made with love using an ancient, natural, slow fermentation process. We keep our batches small and make everything in glass containers. All of our products are made with organic ingredients; most of the ingredients are locally sourced when available. We specialize in coconut kefir, water-based kefirs, authentic kombucha tea, and cultured vegetables.

Antonio’s Fresh Pasta – Athens, GA website

Antonio Zenere was born in Italy and lived there for most of his life. He moved to the US in 1988 working and studying for many years at the University of Georgia. In 2003 he received a Doctorate in Food Science. In 2006 he decided to start making his own pasta, and imported a pasta machine from Italy. The result is his delicious pasta, made fresh for the market.

Bella’s Best Organic Gourmet

Kim Purnell is Owner /Founder of Bella’s Best Organic Gourmet.Her love of baking began before she could even see over the top of a table in the kitchen with her mother, Helen.  Baking cakes and pies AND learning a new word each day was the norm. It became the foundation for two careers—one as an educator and a the other as a culinary entrepreneur. Kim was fortunate to come from a large family where food and Love were synonymous. Each family member contributed to Kim’s love for and understanding of all things culinary. The youngest of 14, Kim’s mother Helen was raised by her eldest sister —Bella. It was Aunt Bella who expressed her profound joy, spiritual and social sensibilities to Kim’s culinary repertoire. Now, Kim gets to continue her family legacy by bringing the special family recipes to you. And you get to experience the Love for yourself.

Café Campesino- Americus, Georgia website

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.

Chef David Sweeney’s Seedy Bars

Ingredients: Organic Millet, Organic Quinoa, Organic Amaranth, Organic Sunflower Seed, Organic Pumpkin Seed, Organic Cocoa Nibs, Sesame Seed, Chia Seed, Organic Coconut Vinegar, Organic Urfa, Organic Anise Seed, Organic Maca, Himalayan Salt, Black Cumin Seed, Organic Cardamom, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Maple Syrup, Organic Goji Berry, Organic Flaxseed, Organic Peanuts, Organic Coconut, Tahini, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Vanilla, Organic Coconut Oil, Muscavado Sugar, Organic Oats, Organic Cider Vinegar

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Crystal Organic Farm Newborn, GA website

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. Nicolas loves that it is a family operation and that he can now share what he has learned with a new generation of farmers.

Elm Street Gardens – Sparta, GA website

Elm Street Gardens is an intensive one-acre certified organic vegetable garden, spread out amongst four acres, located behind a historic house in Sparta, Georgia and along Elm Street. The gardens were begun in 2004 as an experiment to see if the Currey family could grow the vegetables they wanted to eat throughout the year. A diverse array of vegetable and fruit crops are now grown year round using a no-till method in the outdoor beds and in the hoop houses. In addition to the six hoop houses, there is a heated seed house for starting transplants.
Robert & Suzy Currey are the owners and founders of Elm Street Gardens. Over the years they have transformed an overgrown backyard into a beautiful and highly productive one-acre working vegetable farm. They are an essential part of the planning, growing, and selling of Elm Street’s produce.

“We never use any synthetic fertilizers or chemicals on our property and abide by organic standards in growing our produce. Every year the soil in our garden improves with our constant mulching, and we can not only see the difference, but taste it as well. The health of our soil directly impacts both the health of our plants and of those who consume them. Quality and taste are our results.”

Grateful Pastures – Mansfield, GA

Grateful Pastures is a small farm on 25 acres in Mansfield, Ga. We produce the tastiest pasture-raised chicken and eggs around.  Founded in March 2015 by Shaun and Sabrina Terry, Grateful Pastures focuses on humane and ecologically responsible farming practices.  We move our mobile shelters every morning so that our chickens always have fresh pasture to feed on. We never use antibiotics or any other unnatural supplements.  In addition to the constant supply of fresh grass and bugs, our chickens eat Certified Organic feed. We believe that someday these farming practices will be the norm.  It just takes the consumer’s dedication to purchase only the most responsibly produced foods!  We love to answer questions about the farm and our dreams for the future of agriculture, so stop by our booth soon!

La Calavera Bakery – Atlanta, GA website

La Calavera Bakery is your local spot for whole grain bread and traditional Mexican treats and pan dulce. We use 100% organic flour in everything we make, and source our fruit and vegetable ingredients from small, local, sustainable farmers. Many of our breads are made with our own freshly-milled flour, including our sprouted breads; for these we use our own flour made from whole grains and legumes which we sprout, dehydrate and mill fresh for every market day.

Moon Organics – Powder Springs, GA website

Susan Gonzalez created MOON Organics because she saw the need for healthy, chemical-free beauty products.

“I developed these products after my diagnosis with stage III breast cancer left me searching for natural, organic, affordable choices for my skin, face, hair and nails. I am always creating new products that deliver beauty and health,” Susan said.

Susan’s goal, with MOON Organics, is to provide you with high quality alternatives to harmful, unhealthy products, and give you options that you can feel good about.

MOON Organics is at Morningside Farmers Market every other week.

Pure Bliss Organics – Marietta, GA website

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 Farms- Ranger, GA website

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!

Rodgers Greens and Roots

Rodgers Greens & Roots Farm is a certified organic farm, located 30 minutes southwest of Atlanta in Douglasville, Georgia, on 64 acres of historic farmland along the Chattahoochee River. Currently, 12 acres of flat clay-loam soil are under cultivation using organic practices, 10 acres in vegetables, and 2 acres in perennial fruit orchards. The farm’s Owner and Operator, Ashley Rodgers, has been farming in Georgia organically for her entire career, now on her 9th season. Ashley has sold at the nearby Peachtree Road Farmers Market for the last 6 years and we are thrilled to now be apart of the Morningside Farmers Market. Rodgers Greens and Roots farm is not only a testament to Ashley’s skill at growing greens and roots, but is also named after Ashley’s father, Robert George Rodgers, RGR, who passed away in 2011. We grow over 120 different types of vegetables and with the help of an amazing farm crew bring everything to market each Saturday. The farm’s growing style is medium-scale, mechanized production: tractors, tools and machinery, however, we are not a big AG farm. Sustainable farming practices are the backbone of Rodgers Greens and Roots: compost, cover crop, and crop rotation. At Rodgers Greens and Roots, our goal is to build community awareness of local, seasonal, organic food through providing quality ethical certified organic produce to our local community. We look forward to getting to know many new customers this season and joining the Morningside market family!

Row by Rowe Organic Farm

‘Josh and Jess Plymale are the husband and wife team behind Row by Rowe Organic Farm.  Just a few last names removed from Rowe, these two are working to bring life back to an old family farm. Row by Rowe Organic Farm, located only 60 miles southwest of Atlanta in Luthersville, sits on a small 20 acre sliver of Rowe Family Farms.   There are currently 2 acres in annual vegetable production, 1 acre in small fruits with herbs dispersed throughout and the goal of reintroducing native plants and trees back to the area. With an emphasis on a healthy farm ecology we utilize all over compost and mulch in our annual beds, hedgerows in between plots and along the fence edge and grow over 80 different plants and varieties.  We believe that a healthy and diverse farm ecology leads to healthy soil and healthy soil leads to quality nutritious vegetables for our customers. We can’t wait to feed you!’

Sparta Mushrooms – Sparta, GA website

Sparta Mushrooms, located in Sparta, GA, grows certified organic gourmet and medicinal mushrooms year-round. Our mushrooms are cultivated on hardwood, and inoculated with farm-made spawn on GA organic rye. We specialize in shiitake, lion’s mane and oyster mushrooms.
We’re all about growing fabulous mushrooms and serving as a driver for economic development for our area.

Wildcraft Flowers

Wildcraft Flowers is a certified naturally grown flower farm owned and managed by husband and wife Carroll and Richard Candler in Sharpsburg, Georgia. We grow a wide variety of flowers from everyone’s favorites to unusual, uncommonly available varieties. The farm began in 2015 and is continuing to grow and serve an expanding area of florists, markets, and shops. We are conscious about our environmental impact and strive to make ethical choices about the way we farm, including using solar panels to provide our electricity. We pride ourselves on being a local source for ethically responsible and organically grown blooms for this part of the state.

Woodsong Farm

We take great pleasure in producing quality pasture-raised products.  We feed our birds soy free organic feed and rotate them via managed intensive grazing onto fresh pasture. Our cows are happy girls, spending the day munching on grass or hay, and giving us rich creamy raw milk. We work with the seasons, not against them.  The animals are free to live the way, we believe, they were designed to live. With diverse forage pastures, clean air, exercise, play and quality attention.  We strive to steward our land and animals with the utmost care.  We believe that agriculture, when done right, can be a powerful tool for the restoration of community and land, and a force for social justice. 

Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate – Atlanta, GA website

Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate is proud to offer Atlanta “bean-to-bar” dark chocolate. We import cacao (cocoa) beans from 6 different countries–each chosen for the different flavor profiles of the beans. We roast the beans, then crack, winnow and grind them for up to 72 hours, adding only organic cane sugar. We then temper and hand-wrap the dark chocolate bars all at our Krog Street Market micro-factory. Because we only make 2 ingredient chocolate (cacao and sugar), our bars are gluten, soy and dairy-free. In addition to our line of single-origin dark chocolate bars, we also offer a rotating selection of flavored bars as well because who doesn’t like chocolate with nuts, or fruit or mint or coffee??

Xocolatl (chock-oh-LAH-tul) is owned by a local husband and wife team and is the result of our search for a calling that involves using our hands, connecting to real food, supporting local communities (both our own and other people’s) and a fortuitous trip to Costa Rica.

Take a guided tour of the Xocolatl chocolate-making facility in this short video, and see how chocolate is made.

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