There is a misconception that it is difficult to eat farm fresh produce and meat year round. As many farmers markets close in the winter, think they have to wait till springtime to enjoy their favorite farm fresh foods again. Although produce and meat inventory is lower in the winter, many farmers prepare for this by stocking up on meat in the fall and growing produce that can withstand the colder winter months. Many local and regional farmers have weekly scheduled delivery stops in and around the metro Atlanta area to make sure you are able to buy and eat organic farm fresh foods throughout the year.
Here are a few farmers that deliver and sell their products in and around Atlanta year round:
Joyful Noise Farm – local pasture raised *organic chicken, eggs, pork and produce. Visitors and meat pick ups are welcome at the farm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Visit http://pasturedmeats.com/ for more information.
Heritage Farm – local pasture raised *organic beef, chicken, pork and produce. They deliver all around the metro Atlanta and north Fulton area. In the spring, summer and fall you can purchase their meats and produce at the Sandy Springs Farmers Market and the Buckhead/Peachtree Road Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Visit http://heritage-farm.net/ for more information.
West Wind Farms – regional (out of TN) pasture raised *organic beef, chicken, eggs, pork, turkey, sausages and deli meats. They make monthly deliveries in the winter and in the spring, summer and fall you can purchase their products at the Brookhaven Farmers market on Saturday mornings. Visit www.westwindfarms.com for more information.
Riverview Farms – local pasture raised *organic beef, pork and produce. You can purchase their meats and produce year round at the Morningside Farmers Market on Saturday mornings or Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons. Visit http://grassfedcow.com/ for more information.
Farm Mobile – The Farm Mobile is a mobile farmers market that parks outside stores and coffee shops around the Atlanta area. Step inside this truck and you will find all the wonderful produce, baked goods, jams, honey, and organic meats that you see at farmers markets. The Farm Mobile is run by Riverview Farms and makes at least 4 stops a week. Check them out on facebook to find out where they will be each week.
The Flour Artisan – The Flour Artisan is run by a wonderful German woman who has applied generations of teachings to create the best quality breads. You can order via email or at the Sweet Apple Farmers Market in Roswell on Thursday afternoons. Visit http://www.theflourartisan.com/ for more information.
*denotes products that are produced and/or raised by organic standards or better but may not be certified organic
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