At the TFM, September 20, 2012

Live music

Daniel Kirslis 4-6

Cicada Rhythm 6-8

 

Community Support

Evansdale Elementary Eagle Trek
Walk-a-Thon

The Tucker Farmers Market is pleased to welcome the Evansdale Elementary Eagle Trek Walk-a-Thon. Stop by the next two Thursdays, Sept. 20 and Sept. 27 to find out how you can help them reach their fundraising goal of $65,000! This week, you can find them next to Tia’s Chia.

All donations are 100% tax deductible. Checks may be made out to Evansdale Education Foundation.

A delicious way to contribute
On the afternoon of September 20, the Old Tucker Fountain will also host an ice cream social. The owner, a former Evansdale Eagle, will generously donate 50% of the cost of the ice cream sundaes to Eagle Trek (we’ll receive $2 per sundae). It will be a really fun way to support our school fundraiser! We hope to see you there!

Rivers Alive

Members of the Tucker Civic Association will be at the market this week to register folks for ,its 5th Annual Rivers Alive Clean Up onSaturday, October 6* from 9am – noon along the South Fork Peachtree Creek walking trail off Cowan Road. Registration for the event is required.

You may also register yourself or your group now by emailing volunteertca@gmail.com to receive a planning kit with all the details. All participants must be at least 10 years old. Besides removing trash and debris from alongside the creek, we’ll have an art station where kids can use dumped wood found on-site to make signs with messages like “Keep Our Creeks Clean” or “Please Don’t Litter.” These signs will then hang on trees along the walking trail. We’ll also have live music by Tucker’s very own Zach Whiteis. Join us this year!

*Heavy rain date is Saturday, October 20, 9a-12n.
 

Upcoming Events

Sept. 27: Pampered Pet Week

On September 27, we will spotlight all your furry friends. Some market vendors will have special pet products on hand, and we will have a couple of guest vendors offering non-food pet products. You’ll also be able to meet representatives from local animal hospitals. Best of all, we will host rescue organizations who will bring adoptable pals. Maybe you’ll find your new best friend!

Oct. 4: Total Exposure

You don’t want to miss this! On October 2, Expose Ministry will offer a concert with 7 great musical guests (professional stage and all) with the goal of providing education about the sex trafficking industry. Make plans to come, shop, and enjoy wonderful tunes!

All Vendors

Produce

Freedom Farms & Fruit

At Freedom Farms, you will a large selection of antique, heirloom and boutique varieties of fruit to tempt your taste buds. We have carefully selected and planted only the best varieties of each type of fruit by season to provide you with tree-ripened succulent produce from May through New Year’s Day. Our goal is to provide you with premium fruit varieties and flavors unavailable from other farms as well as a few of your old-time favorites; all carefully grown to perfection! All fruit is individually handpicked at the peak of ripeness to offer you complex flavors unavailable in stores.

Mama J’s Hydroponic Produce

Mama J’s Produce is a hydroponic greenhouse growing local, pesticide free lettuce and herbs. Started in 2009 in Cartersville, Georgia, Mama J’s is owned and operated by a mother and son team, Carol and John Jerauld. Concerns about the safety of the food her family was eating sparked Carol’s interest in locally grown, pesticide free produce. John is challenged by the technological aspect of growing healthy food and preserving the environment in the process. By combining these interests, Carol and John have started what can truly be called a “locally grown family farm”.

Straight From the Backyard

We are a small acre farm that practices sustainable agricultural methods, located outside of Loganville, Ga. We grow a large variety of vegetables; some are heirloom while others have only been available for a few years. We believe that having fun in cooking and incorporating new varieties in our diet is key to healthy eating. We hope our vegetables allow you to explore flavors from other cultures, countries and even varieties from our own country that have nearly become extinct.

Dillwood Farms

Located less than 30 miles away in Loganville, Georgia, Dillwood Farms brings the Atlanta community the season’s best fruits and vegetables in the Southeast. Owners Rosetta and Doug Dillard have gone back to the land to live out the Dillard family’s dream of creating a sustainable community driven by locally and naturally grown foods of the highest quality.

The Pearson Farm

Starts this week with golden pecans and peach wood chips (great for grilling!) from their 100+ year-old farm in Fort Valley, GA.

Sunshine Farms

From Monroe, GA, tomatos, brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, onions and more!

Meats

Happy Hogs

From conception to consumer, our happy hogs are naturally grown, raised by hand and Mother Nature, free of antibiotics and steroids, and humanely handled resulting in the finest available fresh pork products.

Ancient Paths Farms

Will have whole chicken, whole cut chicken pieces, and stock parts. From their farm in Ball Ground, GA, Ancient Path uses ancient farming practices. They use no chemicals and do not feed their animals any feeds that include GMOs. Their animals are raised in an environment that allows them to express their distinctiveness. They are treated humanely and lovingly.

Wagon Wheel Ranch

This 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.

Diana’s Specialties

Diana’s smoked salmon is Norwegian, from a sustainable, ecologically-sound farm. For smoking, Diana uses only fresh apple wood from her father’s apple trees in Hot Springs, North Carolina, which gives the fish a wonderfully sweet, mild flavor. Diana also has smoked rainbow trout, wild smoked salmon, and other delectables.

Live Plants

Brian Greaser Nursery

We are a local growing nursery. We provide a large assortment of perennials, (both common and very unusual). We have a large selection of Japanese Maples, Hostas, Roses, and much more. Plants for full sun or shade.

Milk & Honey

Capra Gia Cheese Company

Artisanal goats milk products (and eggs!)

Castle Rock Honey

Castle Rock Honey offers to customers raw honey products and beautiful blingware.

Baked Goods

Dr. Sweet’s Cake Emporium

Gluten- and nut-free cakes, cookies, brownies, and more, with options for soy, dairy, or egg free, too.

The Cake Crate Company

Specialize in an assortment of mini gourmet pound cakes. Great gifts!

Bella’s Best Organic Gourmet Cookies

We always use the purest, finest, ingredients. They are 100% natural, organic and baked fresh to order. We are kind to you and gentle to the earth, using earth friendly packaging, composting, recycling and even organic gardening as integral aspects of our operation.

Nazifa’s Bakery

Delicious hummus, baklava, dolmos, naan bread and other exotic delights.

Belle’s Bread

Whole wheat dinner rolls and breadcrumbs and honey whole wheat sliced bread.

Atlanta Cannoli Company

Cannolis, Italian wedding cookies and almond cookies

Fat Lady Baker

Fresh ground, organic, vegan Ezekiel and honey wheat breads. Whole grain muffins and baked goods.

Pastas, Nuts, Grains & Seeds

Uncle Dom’s Italian Market

Dried pasta, frozen take-home pasta, spaghetti  sauce, seasonal vegatables and other homemade products

Tia’s Chia

Chia juices and chia-based gluten free goodies.

Prepared Foods

Zocalo

We offer a variety of Salsas, Veggie Refried Beans, Tamales, and Moles. Our products are made daily with fresh ingredients we by from local farmers (as the seasons allow). We do not add preservatives, and our products are cholesterol free, high in protein, vegan, and gluten-free!

David’s Garden

David’s Garden grows and processes just like grandmother…great tasting and healthy Pickles, Chow Chow, Soup Base, Mixers, Sauces and more!

Saucy Spirits

Gourmet wine jellies are made with fresh, organic, and all natural ingredients.

Cuisine On the Run

Chicken Salad and Pimento Cheese — fresh, made from scratch, and ready-to-eat.

Red Cactus Cafe Tamales & Empanadas

Red Cactus Cafe is my way of bringing the food I love to people that may never have had a truly authentic mexican tamale or empanada.  Try some tamales or empanadas today – your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised.

Boiled Peanuts and Roasted Corn!

Beverages & Refreshments

Mo’Mint & Thyme

All-natural, Caribbean-inspired fresh mixes (including Mo’ Mint Mojito Mix) and marinades; Organically grown mints and other fresh-cut culinary herbs from our Marietta, Ga garden.

King of Pops

A rolling cart full of  handmade, gourmet popsicles (paletas). Only fresh ingredients from local farmers’ markets go into these creations.

Bath & Home Products

Naturally For You Soaps

Soaps, lotions, and body washes hand-made, processed in small, carefully controlled batches for maximum freshness using quality ingredients for you and your entire family — including men & babies! Especially good for people with skin disorders such as seborrhea, psoriasis, eczema, celiac/casein/gluten sensitivities and normal cases of dry skin.

Just Butter

100% Shea Butter.

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