Producers

The primary aim of this sustainability initiative, is to encourage Georgia farmers and producers and strengthen our local foods system. Bluebird Community Supported Agriculture began in 2008 as a community garden, farmers market, and free community breakfast. With support of those who share the local foods vision, we continue outstanding progress with a sense of community service in helping to enrich lives and local families with affordable, good food security for all.

Georgia growers, farmers, producers and artisans are welcome to participate in developing a strong local foods community. We encourage Georgia growers and farmers to work together and offer their products through this multiple farm CSA program.

Thank you for over a decade of Farm to Table support of Georgia Producers and Farmers.

What’s in my box?

Service

Community Projects

Bluebird sustainability program also operated a community greenhouse where herbs and lettuces were grown in season. Open to community growers for growing in the greenhouse, at the Griffin Area Resource Center.

Another community opportunity project was the “Healthy Life Community Garden” in Griffin. Bluebird Greenhouse was used for starting seeds for the Community Garden effort. Bluebird spoke to the Spalding Collaborative Authority in March 2013 on “Learning Experiences from Georgia Community Gardens.”

Local Foods Summer Internships provided the opportunity to participate in local foods learning experiences. This program was fun for all ages and in 2011, 6 interns were awarded a Local Foods Participation Award Certificate.

Ways to Participate with Bluebird

We invite you to participate with our CSA – Community Supported Agriculture – program in any way best for you. bluebirdmarket@gmail.com

Does your local eatery want to offer Farm to Table? We are a Friend of Georgia Restaurants and support Farm to Table restaurants.

Georgia Producers

Products Highlighted or Included in Farm Boxes or Add-On’s for Support & Sampling by CSA Members

Thank you for over a decade of Farm to Table support of Georgia Producers and Farmers. Samplings and changes have been offered to CSA Members from the following list throughout the seasons as products and producers are added or removed based on product availability and recommendations from members.
James Family Farm
Sweet Grass Dairy
Flat Creek Lodge
White Oak Pastures
Thrive Coffee – Farm to Cup
Circle M Farms
Real Bread Company
Hartley Handmade Soaps
Safehouse Coffee & Tea
Pure Bliss Organics
Riverview Farms
Hidden Springs Honey Farm
Newman Farms
McCrary Farms
Weaver Berryland Farms
Gardner Farms
Holland Apple Farm
Coles Lake Dairy
Garlic Clove Foods
The Strawberry Patch, Pike Co.
Connell Farms
Dickey Farms
English Farms
Elliott Farms
Horton Farms
Dromgoole Nursery
The Jewell Box
COPE Lavender Farms
D & A Farms
Callaway Blue Spring Water
Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden
Logan Turnpike Mill
Sweetwater Growers
Hudson Orchard Farms
That Special Touch
Tiger Mountain Orchard
Hillside Orchard Farms
Dubberly’s Seafood
Eileen’s – Desserts to Your Door
Double Hill Farms
Parisa’s Marinara Sauce
Zocalo Salsa
Spicy Chicks Oil Dipping Blends
Yummy Spoonfuls
Pam’s Creative Lavender
Taj Ma Hound
Suzie’s Lil Duzies
‘Lil Chickin Radio
Maison Robert
Greenleaf Farms
Magnolia Bread Company
Arden’s Garden
Mittera Soft Granola
Concord Cafe
Phickles
Cafe Campesino Decaf
BJ Kettle Cooked Pork Rinds
Carroll Farms
Magnolia Bread Company
Fairywood Thicket Farms
Best Made Farms
Costa’s Pasta
Barnstormers Grill
Roasted Chestnuts
Yeah!Burger
Farm Burger
Muss and Turner’s
Concord Cafe
Good n Gracious–Rick and Susie’s Ricotta Tea Cookies
Chocolate South
The Rock Ranch
Bentley’s BBQ Brew
Hayden Grove Farms
Shroom Zoom Mushroom Seasonings
Vickery Greenhouses
Simply Southard
Down the Lane Creatives
Lauri Jo’s Southern Style Canning
Koinonia Farm, Birthplace of Habitat for Humanity
Randall Fuller Tomatoes
The Cake Box Bakery and many more…

Samplings from Georgia Producers – 10+ Years of Support

Half share ($30) August 14, 2010: This week highlighted Georgia grown green beans and pole beans and highly prized Orange Blossom Tomatoes as well as Gala Apples just harvested from Ellijay orchards, Heirloom Sugar Baby Watermelon, Silver Queen Corn, bell peppers, purple hull beans, English Farms Award Winning peaches, tomatoes and a Quart Bottle of Hillside Orchards Georgia Blueberry Cider! Thank you Farmer Steve McCrary for the fresh basil plants and the fresh oregano…these smelled so good and will be delicious in tomato recipes!

Half share ($30) August 7, 2010: This week highlighted is Georgia grown nectarines from Hudson Farms and highly prized Orange Blossom Tomatoes as well as Heirloom Sugar Baby Watermelon, Silver Queen Corn, Vidalia Onions, bell peppers, butter beans, cabbage, tomatoes and a Quart Bottle of Georgia Peach Cider in all shares to celebrate National Farmers Market Week!

Half share ($30) September 1, 2010: This week Bluebird CSA members enjoyed late summer harvests of peaches, watermelon, butter beans, corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, squash and 2 varieties of Georgia apples…Golden and Gala. Georgia muscadines are in with recipes to make the concentrate which you may freeze and use throughout the season…these dark purple grapes are loaded with heart healthy resveratrol! Full and half shares receive a jar of Parisa’s Marinara made on St. Simon’s Island Georgia…delicious on grilled burgers and chicken and excellent as a dipping sauce.

Half Shares ($30) for Week of September 11, 2010. Late summer and early fall bring us a harvest of Georgia muscadines, Kieffer culinary cooking pears, 3 varieties of Georgia apples–Gala, Golden and Delicious– pumpkin pie pumpkins along with yellow corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, peaches, and Vidalia onions to add delicious flavor when preparing your Bluebird CSA yellow squash!

Bluebird Local Artisan Events

Bluebird CSA Members Enjoy Grand Champion Veggies!

Farmer Bob – Spalding County Fair – 30 Award Winning
veggies and canned products.
Coles Lake Dairy. Best In Show Winner
at the 2010 American Dairy Goat Association
National Show Cheese Contest.
Photo courtesy of Bonnie J. Heath

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