Know Your Farmer #9 in a Series

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In Case You Missed It

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We hope you've enjoyed the features this summer on eight of the farmers at our Market. It is our hope that we have helped you come to see each of the farmers as individuals with a story to tell. We think they're all interesting and unique, and it has been our pleasure getting to know them a little better ourselves as we prepared to share more details with you all. 

With several more markets still ahead, please take advantage of this opportunity to refresh your memory, or, if you missed one or two of the farmer features to read them now. 

We're bringing back a photo of each of the farmers, along with one of our favorite photos of their beautiful products, and a link to the article so you can be sure you "Know Your Farmer".

Gilliam's Community Garden

 Farmer P. and Lovey Gilliam

Farmer P. and Lovey Gilliam

 Squash, Okra and Tomatoes from Gilliam's Gardens

Squash, Okra and Tomatoes from Gilliam's Gardens

 Musa and Micole Hasan

Musa and Micole Hasan

 Kale and Chard from Bread and Butter Farms

Kale and Chard from Bread and Butter Farms

 Reggie Ramos (not pictured Roger Ramos)

Reggie Ramos (not pictured Roger Ramos)

 Gorgeous radishes from Grow with the Flow LLC

Gorgeous radishes from Grow with the Flow LLC

 Wayne Swanson, Jr.

Wayne Swanson, Jr.

 Livestock at the suburban Swanson Family Farm

Livestock at the suburban Swanson Family Farm

 Keisha Cameron with son Zach (not pictured is Warren Cameron)

Keisha Cameron with son Zach (not pictured is Warren Cameron)

 Onions, lavender and basil from High Hog Farm

Onions, lavender and basil from High Hog Farm

 The Pearson Family

The Pearson Family

 Those famous Pearson peaches

Those famous Pearson peaches

 ToJuan, Gwendolyn and Brennan Washington

ToJuan, Gwendolyn and Brennan Washington

 Farm Fresh Eggs from Phoenix Gardens

Farm Fresh Eggs from Phoenix Gardens

 Clark and Lao of Clark Farms

Clark and Lao of Clark Farms

 Beautiful onions from Clark Farms

Beautiful onions from Clark Farms

Click here to learn more about Clark Farms

Thank you for visiting the Know Your Farmer series. We hope you'll stop by and meet all of the farmers in person at the remaining markets this summer. Please note, not all the farmers are at every market.

We would also love to have you read a little more about us below and sign up to receive weekly Southern recipes from Biscuits and Burlap by clicking this link.

Happy Market Shopping, Cooking & Eating,

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Norcross Community Market has been selected to receive a grant from AgSouth Farmers Credit as a part of  AgSouth’s Think Outside the Store® farmers grant program.

The funds are designated to be used for promoting the market, and Norcross Community Market was chosen based on our plan to increase public awareness of the market with this “Know Your Farmer” series.

To read more about this series, please visit the first edition here


Meet the Writers

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Pam and Sara are local residents (Pam lives in Norcross and Sara in nearby Clarkston) and are a mother-daughter team of food bloggers at Biscuits and Burlap. They are huge believers in buying local to support your community and cooking with the freshest food possible. Visit their blog and try some of their Southern recipes!

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Clark Farms

This week we're highlighting our last farmer of the Know Your Farmer series. Next time you're at the Norcross Community Market stop by and check out Clark Farms! 

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I had the pleasure of meeting Clark and his dad Lao at the Norcross Community Market and they are just the sweetest pair! Lao and his wife Ka run the farm in Winder along with their 3 children. 

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Clark Farms has been selling their produce at the Norcross Community Market since the market's start. They offer onions, green onions, beets, kale, squash, zucchini, and potatoes. For the next couple weeks they expect to have cucumbers, tomatoes, and carrots as well!

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Aside from their yummy veggies, Clark Farms also sells cut flowers. Sweet little Clark passes out sunflowers to other vendors at the market from time to time and his smile is contagious!

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The pair will be at the market this Saturday so stop by to say hey, grab some produce and gorgeous flowers, and tell Clark and Lao that you read about them in the Know Your Farmer Series!

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Week after next will be the last edition of the Know Your Farmer series as we wrap up the end of the season.  In the meantime, we would love to have you sign up to receive weekly Southern recipes from Biscuits and Burlap by clicking this link. 

Thanks for reading!

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Meet the Writers

Pam and Sara are local residents (Pam lives in Norcross and Sara in nearby Clarkston) and are a mother-daughter team of food bloggers at Biscuits and Burlap. They are huge believers in buying local to support your community and cooking with the freshest food possible. Visit their blog and try some of their Southern recipes!

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Norcross Community Market has been selected to receive a grant from AgSouth Farmers Credit as a part of  AgSouth’s Think Outside the Store® farmers grant program.

The funds are designated to be used for promoting the market, and Norcross Community Market was chosen based on our plan to increase public awareness of the market with this “Know Your Farmer” series.

To read more about this series, please visit the first edition here

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Phoenix Gardens

Thanks for stopping by for the latest edition of the Know Your Farmer series. This week we're proud to feature a staple at the Norcross Community Market -  Phoenix Gardens. The farmers at Phoenix are Brennan and Gwendolyn Washington, and their son, ToJuan.

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A Few Facts About Phoenix Gardens

Phoenix is located approximately 15 miles northeast of Norcross in the Lawrenceville area, which is largely suburban. Brennan and Gwendolyn have about 2.5 acres that they've been farming since 2005. 

2.5 acres is really quite small by most farming standards, and this compact space is one feature that makes Phoenix Gardens unique. Brennan and Gwendolyn have worked hard to make the land really work for them. They have become quite the experts at producing good quality products from such a small space. Their farm includes 3 coop houses, plus a greenhouse, and they raise crops in high tunnels, raised beds and more traditional fields, while staying true to their pledge to be good environmental stewards. 

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What Does Phoenix Gardens Produce?

Brennan, Gwendolyn and ToJuan grow a diverse selection of vegetables, fruits (including lemons and limes!), and herbs, and they produce year round. In the fall and winter they will move from traditional summer crops like peppers, squash and tomatoes to greens and other cold weather produce.  Recently added to the selection from Phoenix is ginger, turmeric and aronia berries. A special favorite of folks at our market is their beautiful farm fresh eggs.

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What Certifications, Recognition, Achievements and Memberships are You Most Proud of?

Brennan is the founder of the Georgia Farmers Market Association, of which Norcross Community Market is a proud member. Phoenix Gardens is Certified Naturally Grown, and Brennan serves at the Southeast Outreach Coordinator for SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education). Read more about that granting organization by clicking here.

Beginning this very week at Phoenix Gardens is a training program for other growers, including some small scale farmers. This program is made possible through a Foodwell Alliance grant.

Future Goals and Plans?

Just ask Brennan Washington this question, and he bubbles with enthusiasm. There is so much he and Gwendolyn have in the works. He personally is working to establish a meat processing plant in Georgia that would be led by a producer organization. They are working on adding a frost-tolerant grove of citrus, now in development at the University of Georgia. 

Why Norcross?

The answers to this question have been as unique and diverse as the farmers themselves. Brennan and Gwendolyn just plain feel at home in Norcross. They've been here since the old days of the Whistle Stop market and they have a soft spot in their hearts for our community. We feel the same about them and we hope to keep seeing them here for many years to come. 

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One More Interesting Fact

Curious about the name "Phoenix" Gardens we were sure there was a story behind the name. We were wrong! There are two stories.

First Story: In the early days of the farm it looked as though Gwinnett County would need the Washington's land for the Sugarloaf Parkway extension. At the last minute, a rerouting of the parkway was decided on and their farm was spared, thus the rising Phoenix.

Second Story: In 2015 Phoenix Gardens suffered a devastating fire, and were out of production for 18 months. They've worked hard, and have come back better than ever, and now their farm is truly a Phoenix rising from the ashes. 

See you at the Norcross Community Market!

Be sure to look for Brennan, Gwendolyn and ToJuan at the Phoenix Gardens booth, and let them know you read their story here.

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The next in the Know Your Farmer series will be coming soon.  In the meantime, we would love to have you sign up to receive weekly Southern recipes from Biscuits and Burlap by clicking this link.

Until then,

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Norcross Community Market has been selected to receive a grant from AgSouth Farmers Credit as a part of  AgSouth’s Think Outside the Store® farmers grant program.

The funds are designated to be used for promoting the market, and Norcross Community Market was chosen based on our plan to increase public awareness of the market with this “Know Your Farmer” series.

To read more about this series, please visit the first edition here


Meet the Writers

Pam and Sara are local residents (Pam lives in Norcross and Sara in nearby Clarkston) and are a mother-daughter team of food bloggers at Biscuits and Burlap. They are huge believers in buying local to support your community and cooking with the freshest food possible. Visit their blog and try some of their Southern recipes!

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 The Pearson Family

The Pearson Family

Pearson Farm

If you've ever been to a farmers market in Georgia, you've probably seen Pearson Farm with their crates of juicy peaches and bags of shelled pecans. They are a staple at most markets and Norcross Community Market is no exception!

 

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Five Generations of Farmers

The Pearson family boasts a long history of Crawford County, Georgia peach farmers going back over 130 years. Today, the farm is owned and operated today by Al Pearson and son Lawton Pearson. It is the oldest family-owned peach farm in the state. 

 

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More Than Just Peaches

When you visit the Pearson Farm booth at the Norcross Community Market, you'll find more than just the delicious peaches. You'll also find their pecans!

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On their website is even more, from cakes and preserves made with fresh peaches to pecan pies and cookies straight from Mary Pearson's kitchen. 

 

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Visit the Farm

During peach season (May-August), the Pearson family invites you to come visit their farm in Fort Valley, Georgia. Fort Valley is about 2 hours South of Norcross, just below Macon. While you're there, try their fresh peach ice cream, which received rave reviews from Southern Living Magazine!

See You at the Market!

This Saturday, stop by the Pearson tent and just get a whiff of those peaches. You won't be able to resist buying a bag.

 

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We have had so much fun getting to know the farmers at the Norcross Community Market this year and still have more to meet! Be sure to stop by our blog, Biscuits & Burlap and check out our Southern recipes and sign up to get them delivered to your inbox every week!

 

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Norcross Community Market has been selected to receive a grant from AgSouth Farmers Credit as a part of  AgSouth’s Think Outside the Store® farmers grant program.

The funds are designated to be used for promoting the market, and Norcross Community Market was chosen based on our plan to increase public awareness of the market with this “Know Your Farmer” series.

To read more about this series, please visit the first edition here

Meet the Writers

Pam and Sara are local residents (Pam lives in Norcross and Sara in nearby Clarkston) and are a mother-daughter team of food bloggers at Biscuits and Burlap. They are huge believers in buying local to support your community and cooking with the freshest food possible. Visit their blog and try some of their Southern recipes!

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 Keisha Cameron, and son Zach

Keisha Cameron, and son Zach

High Hog Farm

New to Norcross Community Market this year is High Hog Farm, owned by Keisha and Warren Cameron, and operated largely by Keisha and their family.

A Visit to High Hog's Vendor Tent

Stepping into the shade of their tent is stepping into an explosion of sights, smells, colors and touch. The beautifully fragrant bunches of lavender blended with purple onions and the lightly purple tones of basil. Add to that the "light as air" feel of the bags of beautiful, gray angora fiber, and you've got a real treat for your senses.

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A Few Facts About High Hog

High Hog Farm is located about 20 miles east of Norcross in the Grayson area, which is largely suburban. High Hog has 5 acres that they've been farming on for about 5 years.

Keisha and her family are focusing their farming techniques around keeping some of the old methods alive and well. While "permaculture" is a relatively new term, the thought processes behind sustaining the fertility of the land, while at the same time producing food, is really ages old. 

What Does High Hog Farm Produce?

While we were able to enjoy the beautiful vegetables, herbs, fiber and lavender, the biggest part of their production is from livestock. They raise poultry (turkey, ducks and chickens) and pork, as well as producing raw goat milk. 

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Future Goals and Plans

High Hog is planning to move into greater volumes of fiber production. The fiber is a true love of Keisha's and she is working toward fiber being their farm's primary product. Stop by for a visit and ask to touch this Angora. You'll be amazed.

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Angora Fiber

 

In keeping with that goal, Keisha plans to move the gardening portion of the farm to the less labor-intensive products that come from orchards and perennial gardening. 

Achievements to Be Proud Of

High Hog Farm is the proud recipient of a Food Well Alliance grant. In case you're unfamiliar, Food Well Alliance defines their organization this way:

"As an Alliance, we unite communities in Atlanta to build a robust local food system - a network of individuals and organizations that grow, process, distribute and consume fresh local food. We connect people, ideas, leadership and capital to build a city that values healthy, locally-grown food."

They are also a cohort of the Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Training Institute of the 1890 Land Grant University System. Read more about that program here.

Why Norcross?

It has been fascinating to hear the answers of each of the farmers in this series. Keisha Cameron, like the other farmers, had a quick and sure response. She wants to see healthy food, like she produces at High Hog, get to those areas that need it most. Many reading this may not realize that areas of Norcross are designated as "food deserts". As defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture food deserts are "low-income communities located more than one mile from a reliable source of fresh produce and other healthy whole foods." We applaud Keisha for her efforts, and we're excited to have her join our market.

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One Last Question: What are you most proud of?

After giving it a bit of thought Keisha explained how moved she is by the connection her family is building to the land. She chuckled a little as she told about one of her children recently showing a long-awaited interest in raising food after they're grown and gone from High Hog Farm. That's success to be proud of!

See you at the Norcross Community Market!

Be sure to look for Keisha Cameron of High Hog Farm and tell her about reading her story here. 

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The next in the Know Your Farmer series will be coming soon.  In the meantime, we would love to have you sign up to receive weekly Southern recipes from Biscuits and Burlap by clicking this link.

Until then,

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Norcross Community Market has been selected to receive a grant from AgSouth Farmers Credit as a part of  AgSouth’s Think Outside the Store® farmers grant program.

The funds are designated to be used for promoting the market, and Norcross Community Market was chosen based on our plan to increase public awareness of the market with this “Know Your Farmer” series.

To read more about this series, please visit the first edition here


Meet the Writers

Pam and Sara are local residents (Pam lives in Norcross and Sara in nearby Clarkston) and are a mother-daughter team of food bloggers at Biscuits and Burlap. They are huge believers in buying local to support your community and cooking with the freshest food possible. Visit their blog and try some of their Southern recipes!

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Swanson Family Farm

Norcross Community Market is happy to welcome again this year Swanson Family Farm, owned and operated by Wayne Swanson, Jr., of Henry County, Georgia

A few details about Swanson Family Farm

Wayne Swanson followed his father's footsteps into the business of being an electrician. Years later, though, he felt the call to take those footsteps another generation back, and become what his grandparents had been - farmers. 

Swanson Family Farm's location is unique by being in the suburbs. It's totally surrounded by subdivisions of homes, as you can see in this photo.

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What does Swanson produce?

Actually more ranch than farm, Swanson Family Farm raises livestock for meat. Their main products are grass fed beef, pastured pork, goat and lamb. Wayne tells us that they have built their farm on the belief that God does not make mistakes. He intended for animals to live in pastures and feed on grass and that's the way their animals are raised.

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Recognition and Achievements

Wayne is proud to be one of the founders of a local 4-H Club in partnership with Future Mountain Movers. 4-H is well known for their mission to empower young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime, but you may not have heard of Future Mountain Movers. Its Leadership Development Program's mission is to motivate, empower, and encourage young men through education, leadership, development, mentoring, activities and other resources.

Wayne himself also received this award for dedication to providing farm fresh grass-fed meats to the local businesses and communities in Georgia. It was presented to him in February by the Georgia Women in Agriculture Association and he has the award proudly posted on his and the Swanson Family Farm's Facebook page.

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What are you most proud of?

This is a question we've asked the other farmers in this "Know Your Farmer" series and our hearts have been touched by every one of their answers. Wayne's reply is no different. He's most proud of his son. Through involvement with the family farm, his son has decided to pursue his education and become a veterinarian. Not only that, but as he starts college in the fall, he has chosen a school close enough to home that he can continue his involvement with the farm.

See you at the Norcross Community Market!

Be sure to look for Swanson Family Farms at the market. Stop by to say hello,and stock up your fridge and freezer with those grass-fed, pastured meats that they so proudly raise and bring to us.

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The next in the Know Your Farmer series will be coming soon.  In the meantime, we would love to have you sign up to receive weekly Southern recipes from Biscuits and Burlap by clicking this link.

Until next time,

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Norcross Community Market has been selected to receive a grant from AgSouth Farmers Credit as a part of  AgSouth’s Think Outside the Store® farmers grant program.

The funds are designated to be used for promoting the market, and Norcross Community Market was chosen based on our plan to increase public awareness of the market with this “Know Your Farmer” series.

To read more about this series, please visit the first edition here


Meet the Writers

Pam and Sara are local residents (Pam lives in Norcross and Sara in nearby Clarkston) and are a mother-daughter team of food bloggers at Biscuits and Burlap. They are huge believers in buying local to support your community and cooking with the freshest food possible. Visit their blog and try some of their Southern recipes!

Know Your Farmer #3 in a Series

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Grow with the Flow LLC

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Grow with the Flow LLC, owned and operated by brothers Roger (not pictured) and Reggie Ramos, is the vendor we're highlighting this week at the Norcross Community Market.

About Grow with the Flow

The Grow with the Flow farm is located in Tucker and they grow a little bit of everything: leafy greens like spinach, kale, and lettuce, squash, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, radishes, herbs... At the Norcross Community Market you can pick up not only what's being harvested right now, but also plants for putting in your own garden!

 

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Grow with the Flow is so much more than just a farm. They are dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally grown produce and they are doing it by converting lawns into productive market grow spaces. They work with homeowners to build aesthetically pleasing gardens in the unused parts of their yards and the homeowners receive produce weekly in exchange for the use of their land.

Reggie says their biggest goal is to encourage others to do what they're doing. Grow with the Flow is proud to not only grow beautiful, delicious produce, but to also "grow farmers" through mentoring.

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The brothers are very proud of their accomplishments and there have been many. Because of their innovative idea to utilize lawns for growing produce, they were accepted into the Start:ME program from Emory University's School of Business that gives a boost to small, start-up businesses. They have also received a grant from the Food Well Alliance, awarded to entrepreneurs who are using local food as a transformational tool to build healthier communities. 

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Stop by the market this Saturday to say hey to the Ramos brothers and pick up some gorgeous produce for the week. After that, get online and visit our blog, Biscuits & Burlap, to find delicious Southern recipes you can make with that produce like the salad above, made with Grow with the Flow's lettuce and our Preacher Chicken.  

Keep an eye out next week for the next installment of the Know Your Farmer series. We'll see you at the market!

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Norcross Community Market has been selected to receive a grant from AgSouth Farmers Credit as a part of  AgSouth’s Think Outside the Store® farmers grant program.

The funds are designated to be used for promoting the market, and Norcross Community Market was chosen based on our plan to increase public awareness of the market with this “Know Your Farmer” series.

To read more about this series, please visit the first edition here


Meet the Writers

Pam and Sara are local residents (Pam lives in Norcross and Sara in nearby Clarkston) and are a mother-daughter team of food bloggers at Biscuits and Burlap. They are huge believers in buying local to support your community and cooking with the freshest food possible. Visit their blog and try some of their Southern recipes!

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Bread and Butter Farms

New to Norcross Community Market this year is Bread and Butter Farms, proudly owned by husband and wife team, Musa and Micole Hasan.

A few details about Bread and Butter

Bread and Butter is located east of Norcross in the Monroe area, and one very unique feature of their farm is that they deliver. And, they deliver as far away as Atlanta. Every Sunday finds them on the road bringing fresh produce directly to your homes. Just give them a call at 404-435-2935 or 770-864-8511 for more details.

At Bread and Butter Farms they’re focused on producing healthy plants from the beginning. Their attention to the microbiology of the soil makes sure young plants have strong roots. A healthy start gives the plants what they need to flourish in the sometimes harsh conditions of Georgia.

Currently the farm is being managed full time by Micole as Musa is employed away from the farm. However, most Saturdays will find them both at the Norcross Market, and they invite you to stop by and say hello.

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What does Bread and Butter Produce?

The core of Bread and Butter’s products are vegetables, with an emphasis on greens, but there is a wide variety, and they are sure to have something to satisfy every pallet.

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Just feast your eyes on this beautiful Dino Kale and Rainbow Chard.

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New this year for Bread and Butter are beets, and they are selling like hotcakes. Try to get to the Norcross Market early to get yours before they run out.

Future Goals and Plans

High on the list of plans for Bread and Butter is a fruit orchard, and they are planning to have a variety of fruits. We can’t wait to see what goes in their orchard.

In addition to the orchard, they are planning to get more involved in Agri-Tourism. In case you’re unfamiliar, this is the business of bringing visitors to farms. The visitors might be groups of school children or adults, as well as individuals interested in learning more about a certain aspect of farming, or just a general overview.  These visits can be strictly a tour of the farm, or it might be a hands-on experience, and Musa and Micole are excited about the prospects.

Certifications, Grants, Recognition, Achievements, Memberships

Bread and Butter are very proud of their achievements. They are Certified Naturally Grown which means they don't use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or GMO seeds.

They’ve also received a grant through a partnership with Tuskegee University to develop better organic practices for growing watermelons and tomatoes.

Why Norcross?

As we visit with different farmers throughout the summer we’re asking them all the same question. It will be so interesting to hear all of their answers. We found it especially intriguing that Musa and Micole of Bread and Butter answered the same way as Lovey and Farmer P. from Gilliam’s Gardens. Why Norcross? The diversity of the shopping community was a big factor that attracted them.  Having two farm teams answer the same way just reinforces the fact that we are a true community market.

What are you most proud of?

Musa and Micole are proud that they have been able to leave corporate America behind and be successful as farmers. An unpredictable endeavor like farming holds extra challenges, but they’ve made it work, and the pride they feel shows in the beautiful produce they bring to our market each week.

See you at the Norcross Community Market!

Be sure to look for Musa and Micole and let them know you read the article “Know Your Farmer” about them.

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The next in the Know Your Farmer series will be coming soon.  In the meantime, we would love to have you sign up to receive weekly Southern recipes from Biscuits and Burlap by clicking this link.

Until next time,

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Norcross Community Market has been selected to receive a grant from AgSouth Farmers Credit as a part of  AgSouth’s Think Outside the Store® farmers grant program.

The funds are designated to be used for promoting the market, and Norcross Community Market was chosen based on our plan to increase public awareness of the market with this “Know Your Farmer” series.

To read more about this series, please visit the first edition here


Meet the Writers

Pam and Sara are local residents (Pam lives in Norcross and Sara in nearby Clarkston) and are a mother-daughter team of food bloggers at Biscuits and Burlap. They are huge believers in buying local to support your community and cooking with the freshest food possible. Visit their blog and try some of their Southern recipes!

Know Your Farmer # 1 in a Series

We’d like for you to “know your farmer” in such a way that you’re aware of what makes each of them unique before you ever set foot at Norcross Community Market.

Here is the first in our Know Your Farmer series, thanks to local mother-daughter bloggers Pam Brand and Sara Brand and a grant from AgSouth “Think Outside the Store” grant.

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