August 20, 2015
2333 Main St., Tucker, GA
More than 25 local farmers and food producers.
In Freemason’s Square and the Bank of America parking lot
New this week: Riverview Farms
With okra, spaghetti squash, and PORK!
We may be located in north Georgia, but in the world of farming, Riverview Farms falls right in the middle. We’re a medium-sized farm that grows a fair quantity of delicious vegetables and fruits, alongside the complimentary activities of our heritage breed pigs and cattle. Almost all the time, we sell directly to our end customer.
We practice Full Circle Farming. We are (unusually so) a closed-loop medium-sized farm, where our land supports our livestock, and the livestock supports our land—building soil fertility for growing all of our animals’ feed, and produce. It’s a balancing act. We don’t overreach the capacity of our pastures,fields, and forests, and never use artificial or toxic means to force our land or our animals to yield more. Our farming techniques exceed organic standards, and harkens back to a time when farming did not depend on outside, artificial support. Taste our succulent heritage pork or a fragrant juicy melon and you’ll know; our good-for-you-and-the-world practice is not only sustainable, it’s delicious too!
School Supply Drive — Two weeks left!
Plus, for the rest of August, the Tucker Farmers Market is sponsoring a school supply drive. Just put the following supplies in the box at the TFM booth (next to Roly Poly) and they will be distributed to local schools:
Glue Sticks or 4 oz bottles of Glue • Dry Erase Markers • Washable Markers • Blunt-tip Scissors • Crayons (24 count) • Colored Pencils • #2 Pencils • Big Pink Erasers • Rulers with centimeters & inches • Loose-leaf Paper • 1 inch and 1½ inch Notebooks • 8 tab Dividers • Black, Blue or Red Ballpoint Pens • Yellow Highlighters • Black Sharpies • Double Stick Tape • Composition Theme Books (black/white marble cover)- NOT spiral bound • Pocket folders with prongs • Pocket folders without prongs • 8 oz. Hand Sanitizer • Baby Wipes (in containers; not refill packs) • Disinfectant Wipes (Clorox, Lysol, etc.) • Kleenex • Paper Towels (roll) • Ziplock bags (quart & gallon) • Book Bags • Pencil Boxes • 4GB USB Drive