Stems N Roots:
Lorri Mason has owned and run her backyard farm in Douglasville, GA since 2002. She is a certified GA Master Gardener, a Certified Beekeeper, and Certified Naturally Grown (CNG). She also has a Candler’s egg producer license, a LIVE Plant License, and a Poultry license. Stems N Roots is at the market weekly, with seasonal vegetables, eggs, honey, herbs, flowers, mushrooms and fruit.
Global Growers Network:
Global Growers Network connects international farmers who now live in Georgia to agriculture, by growing good food, training farmers, and creating economic opportunities. We work primarily with metro-Atlanta’s refugee community, made up of people who have been forced to flee their home countries due to war, genocide and persecution. Many were farmers back home. To learn more, visit our website at www.globalgrowers.net
Wagon Wheel Ranch- Special Events:
Wagon Wheel Ranch is a 200-acre family farm operating 14 miles south of Athens for 40 years. We raise antibiotic-and hormone-free, all natural, grass fed, grass finished, free range Black Angus cross bred beef. We love our cows and are certified by the American Grassfed Association as well as Animal Welfare Approved for humane production and harvesting of our beef cattle. For more information please view our website www.wagonwheelranch.org
The Pearson family has been growing peaches and pecans on the same Georgia land as our great-great grandparents for over 100 years. Here at Pearson Farm traditional American southern hospitality and honest values have been the guiding principles of our family farm for five generations. www.pearsonfarm.com
Mercier Orchards- September–October:
Mercier Orchards is a family owned and operated apple orchard now in it’s 4th generation. Started back in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier, Mercier Orchards is now celebrating 70 years of fruitful harvest! The combination of our U-PICK events, Bakery & Deli, Market Store, and now our Farm Winery makes us a great choice for a day trip by yourself or with the family! Spend the day experiencing what makes us unique! We’re constantly improving our products and our store to give you the best experience that we can possibly offer. http://www.mercier-orchards.com
The Samosa Queen of Clarkston prepares handmade Somalian samosas. Choose from vegetable or beef for only $1 per samosa! She was recently featured in the AJC and she caters for small parties and get togethers as well: http://atlantarestaurants.blog.ajc.com/2014/08/23/meet-the-samosa-queen/
John and Janna Sayer are residents of Clarkston, GA. They started making special nut butters in the Spring of 2014 in Decatur, GA. They source their peanuts, pecans, and honey from local GA farms. Flavors include: Pure Peanut, Salt of the Earth, Pecan-Peanut Butter, and Dark-Chocolate Peanut. Check out their Facebook for the latest updates on when they will be at the CFM: https://www.facebook.com/scotchcornerfoods
Marcus and Rossie Williams from Lithonia, GA sell homemade “pop-cakes”, mini pound cakes, brownies and cupcakes. They’re locally made and beautifully created!
Sweet Auburn Bread Company: “A good sweet potato never goes out of style. No one knows this better than Atlanta chef Sonya Jones.”—Georgia Living
Heavenly Breads Bakery:
Prepared Mediterranean foods, including various dips, traditional naan bread, shawarma wraps, falafel, stuffed grape leaves, and more! www.facebook.com/pages/Heavenly-Breads-Bakery
Fresh pressed juices from fruits, vegetables, and spices. Homemade authentic Italian ices and seasonal flavors! Check out their website: http://sentientcollective.org/fresh.html
King of Pops- Special Events TBD:
At King of Pops, we handcraft all-natural pops using real fruit and local ingredients. Our mission is to make delicious pops and support our community, which is why using local products is so important to us. For more fun facts about our tasty treats, check out our website at kingofpops.net!
Queen of Cream–Special Events, TBD:
Queen of Cream is a new Atlanta startup company that makes all their ice cream by hand, using local milk and cream from the family owned dairy, Southern Swiss. All of the accompaniments in the ice cream flavors are also made by them! They offer ice cream cups, bars, and sandwiches with both seasonal flavors and creative combinations. Check out their website: http://www.queenofcream.com/
Simple n Pure Natural Products:
Handmade soaps, lotions, facial cleansers, home cleaning products. Gary Chang, creator of these products, sources his ingredients locally, such as the goat’s milk in his goat milk soaps!
Bhutani Handmade Jewelry:
A Bhutanese member of the community, named Ruk Acharya, makes one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, and earrings by hand. She purchases beads from local markets and craft stores.
Be the Change People Inc.:
Be the Change PEOPLE, Inc is a grassroots charitable organization dedicated to eradicating the condition of poverty in children, families and communities we work with in Uganda, East Africa. Kathy Nicholas visits the CFM biweekly with handmade products from Uganda, in which 100% of the proceeds go toward the efforts of this organization. Some efforts include sponsoring schoolchildren of all ages in Uganda. Check out the latest travels and trips on their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeTheChangePeople
Sunavworld works in partnership with two grassroots organizationsL the Janakpur Women’s Development Center (JWDC) and the Women’s Foundation (WF) of Nepal. The women from the JWDC depend on the sale of their products for their livelihood. The women from the WF Shelter produce these scarves and bags as an income generating source to run the Shelter for women and children who are displaced from their homes due to domestic, sexual and political violence. Sushma Baraoki visits the market biweekly with these handmade products that use ethnic materials and vegetable dyes. Check out their website for more information about their mission and photos of products: http://www.sunavworld.com/