Auburn Locally Grown
Auburn Locally Grown is a group of small farms and gardeners located around Auburn, Alabama. Each grower farms his/her land using strict standards to ensure that everything produced is chemical-free. All member farms are dedicated to supplying their customers with the freshest and highest quality products possible. Participating farms vary in size and specialty, but all carry the common thread of dedication to community, environment, health and education.
While not a true cooperative, Auburn Locally Grown uses cooperative efforts to achieve steady and dependable means of supplying the highest quality produce and other products. Locally Grown strives to find new and innovative methods to preserve the small, family farm way of life, protect our natural resources, support our local economy, provide meaningful work, and return to a more self-sufficient community life. Each farmer realizes the importance of educating the community about the benefits of sustainable farming practices to our lives and our land.
Auburn Locally Grown is a new market founded in 2013 through the combined efforts of Jan Garrett and other farmers in the Auburn area. Recognizing and responding to needs of community members and small business owners, we combine the efforts of individual growers to market their produce. The market makes it easy and convenient for families to purchase fresh, locally grown farm products containing no synthetic chemicals and to support their local farmers.
Why Support Locally Grown?
Enhance local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.
Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.
Provide learning opportunities: Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.
Supporting a way of life: The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.
We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.
To provide with farms tours, educational programs, and to help us with our overhead costs, we ask that you pay an annual fee of $25 per household for one calendar year. You are welcome to try us for two orders before you pay the membership. The website will automatically add the membership fee to your third order.
Unlike other co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of stuff (and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), with Locally Grown you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. The weekly email lists the produce, milled products, fresh flowers, and artisan goods available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.
Other Important Items
Sign up for an account (top of page “sign in”).
Each Sunday evening, a list of available products is sent by email to everyone with an account here. Customers must place their order for the week any time after that email goes out, but no later than Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. Orders are placed here on our website (The Market).
Growers receive their orders that same night and harvest on Thursdays and Fridays.
Picking Up Orders
From 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays you can pick-up your produce at The Inner Sunshine Yoga and Wellness Center (formerly the White Lotus Health and Wellness Center) at 705 Ave D, Opelika, AL 36801, across the street from the post office.
Or you can pick up your orders at Acre Restaurant, 210 E. Glenn Avenue in Auburn anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoons.
Gift Certificates are available! If you would like to purchase a gift of health and flavor, please consider a Locally Grown gift certificate. You can decide the amount and the lucky recipient can purchase locally grown produce without having to pay membership fees!
Sponsor a membership! If you would like to sponsor a membership for an individual or family, please contact us.
Still have questions? Please email Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible.
This market is part of the Locally Grown Network. More information about how your market or farm can also use this system can be found at www.locallygrown.net.