Norcross Community Market
Know Your Farmer
sponsored by AgSouth Farmers Credit
Grow with the Flow LLC
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!