Flourish with Nourish

Norcross Community Market Hosts Nourish Food Demonstrations

Saturday June 17 was the first of a series of food preparation and sampling events at Norcross Community Market as part of the new Georgia Farmers Market Association healthy eating outreach. A select few member farmers markets of the association are piloting the program to encourage eatling in season with simple food made from healthy, local ingredients available at your local farmers market. 

Norcross Community Market also accepts EBT/SNAP for qualified purchases and doubles the buying power through their partnership with Wholesome Wave Georgia Fresh for Less program. In addition the market participates in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program which provides vouchers to eligible senior citizens to shop at local farmers markets where there are healthy fresh food options. The value of the vouchers redeemed at Norcross Community Market is also doubled through Fresh for Less. Norcross Community Market is one of only four farmers markets in the ten county metro area participating in this federal program adminstered locally by the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Stop by Norcross Community Market Saturday June 24 for the next Nourish food demo and tasting event which is held during the regular market hours of 9 am to 1 pm. Additional Nourish dates at the market include July 15, July 22, August 19 and August 26. The demo on July 22 will feature Oldways African Heritage & Health, a multi-week program that will be offered starting in August. A small fee will be charged to cover the ingredients for this hands-on series of classes taught by Shalom Carter, food educator. There is no charge for sampling and enjoying the Nourish demonstrations at Norcross Community Market. 

Additional Nourish demonstrations and outreach will be conducted outside of Norcross Community Market to target food insecure shoppers. 

Food educator Donna Galucki, RN with Norcross Cooperative Ministry and her helper Aysha discuss Nourish with Soledad of Families First.

Food educator Donna Galucki, RN with Norcross Cooperative Ministry and her helper Aysha discuss Nourish with Soledad of Families First.

Nourish Recipe from June 17, 2017 Norcross Community Market

Cranberry Walnut Coleslaw


Head of cabbage (green, red or mixed)
3 medium carrots
1 cup walnuts, chopped

1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp celery seeds
1/4 tsp salt                                                                                                                                           
1 cup dried cranberries

Grate or chop cabbage and carrots. Add chopped walnuts. Stir together vinegar, oil, sugar, celery seeds, and salt to make a dressing. Pour over cabbage, carrots and walnuts to evenly distribute. Stir in cranberries. Enjoy!

Refrigerate leftovers. Great for hot summertime meals. Makes about 10 servings of 3/4 cup each.

Brought to you by:

Nourish, A Guide to Incorporating Local Food at the Family Table

Created by Georgia Farmers Market Association in partnership with Wholesome Wave Georgia Fresh for Less presented at Norcross Community Market in conjunction with Norcross Cooperative Ministry.

Cranberry Walnut Coleslaw - Cooking Matters

Cranberry Walnut Coleslaw - Cooking Matters

Annnnd, We’re Back! ...Sorta

Did you miss us?

It has been a couple of weeks since the last market of the first regular season of Norcross Community Market and we thank you for a successful beginning! 

Are you having withdrawal symptoms like us?

Are you craving farm fresh veggies? Do you miss seeing old friends and neighbors and meeting new ones? Are you looking for something fun to do on Saturdays?

Well, we have two solutions for YOU!

The second season of the community supported agriculture (CSA) farm subscription program is signing up members NOW. With your prepaid order you get the fresh farm bounty in season that week through our friends at The Turnip Truck.

Deliveries start Saturday September 10. Select either a full 10 week program for $330 or a half program for delivery every other week during the season for $165.

Register online and pay by September 7 to begin picking up fresh Georgia produce at the local VSOP Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom at 81 South Peachtree St. in Historic Downtown Norcross.

VSOP opens at 10 am on Saturdays and has a wide selection of oils and vinegars to compliment the dishes you can make with your CSA box ingredients. Since CSA boxes will not be refrigerated we recommend you pick up by noon on delivery days.

 

Solution number 2 is a fun event, the annual Gateway International Food and Music Festival hosted by City of Norcross with sponsor Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District (GVCID). Go around the world with us in one day without even leaving downtown Norcross. Attend this special event on Saturday September 17 from 4 to 8 pm at Webb Park on the lower lawn.

What better way to bring the community together than over food and music? 

There will be a "pop up" farmers market, crafts, and delicious prepared food and beverages, music and dancers from our culturally diverse population.

Contact us NOW if you would like to be considered as a vendor.

To volunteer or for more information email norcrosscommunitymarket@gmail.com.

And watch for future "pop up" markets.

 

 

 

 

Norcross Community Market Day Proclamation

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week and the last farmers market of the first season of Norcross Community Market. Both fall on Saturday August 13 and we even have a City Proclamation naming August 13 as Norcross Community Market Day! Join the fun from 9 am to 1 pm at Webb Park, 5 College St. in Norcross.

Be sure and stock up from vendors who have braved the heat and humidity for one or more of the 10 Saturday season. They have brought us a fine variety of farm fresh local produce, meat, eggs, cheese, milk, fruits, cut flowers, plants, bakery, preserved items, shrimp, prepared foods and beverages, honey, cold treats, and natural soaps. Let them know you want them to return for future Norcross Community Market days by supporting them with your purchases.

Remember to thank our partners and sponsors. Without their financial contributions and in kind donations and support we would not have a farmers market. Our organizing partners are Sustainable Norcross, Project Generation Gap, and Georgia Farmers Market Association. 

Sponsors include City of Norcross, Norcross Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Accent Creative Group, Advanced Disposal, Brock Built Homes, Massage Envy, Wholesome Wave Georgia, J B Realty Partners, Heaven and Associates LLC Certified Public Accountants,  Lionheart Theater Company..

Special thanks go to our wonderful volunteers who assisted in so many ways starting months before the first market, or all during the market season, and the upcoming post season. Contact us if you would like to join this special group of dedicated market helpers.

Check out our market agenda for August 13 then watch our Facebook and website for news about our pop up markets. The first one is Saturday September 17 from 4 to 8 pm in conjunction with  Gateway International Food and Music Festival on the lower lawn of Webb Park.