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MARKET IS OPEN-ORDER NOW!


The Market is now OPEN until Monday at noon!! Click here to order now!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far. I've been very busy working in the garden here at the farm! Planting, transplanting, pruning, and weeding… enjoying watching the kids at summer camp have a blast learning about how food is grown. By the way, if you have little ones and are looking for something to keep them outside and off the electronics; we're running a couple more 3-day summer camps here at the farm . Go check it out!

I wanted to share with you all my experience with the Wild Lambs Quarter I got from Bill this week. I read a little about them, they are packed with chlorophyll and iron as well as vitamin A. Taste a bit like spinach and it can be used in any recipe that calls for, chard and kale. So I sauteed mine this morning with a little garlic and coconut oil, fried a couple of eggs I got from Marty (Rocky Acres) and that was me breaking the fast! This is pretty much my favorite way to get my greens in the morning, or a smoothie.

So go browse the market, get inspired and creative this week. Try something new!

AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

  • Raw Cow's and Goat's Milk
  • Pastured Chicken and Duck Eggs
  • Pastured Chicken and Pork
  • Grass Fed Beef
  • Local Honey (great to treat allergies!)
  • Locally Roasted Coffee
  • Savory Jams and Grain Mixes

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, as well as any feedback on how we can better serve you. I am available Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm. grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com or 770-339-3065 ext 5

The Market is open Thursday at 9am – Monday at noon. After Monday at noon, ordering is disabled until Thursday morning. Pick up your order Tuesday from 4-7pm only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here

STAY TUNED FOR NEWS ON FUTURE WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES TO BE HOSTED AT RANCHO ALEGRE FARM

MARKET WILL CLOSE SOON!


Hello Everyone and happy Monday!!

Hope your week's off to a good start. Just a reminder, the market will close in a few hours so make sure you grab your essentials for the week. Milk, eggs, meat (beef, chicken and pork!), OH and don't forget your veggies!! Browse around the market, you will also find locally roasted coffee and deliscious savory jams from Rapid Gourmet! Head to the market and place your order now.

Have a great week, and see you guys tomorrow for pick up!

Market is OPEN!


The Market is now OPEN until Monday at noon!! Click here to order now!

Hope everyone had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend, and a great week so far. I have been very busy around the farm, trying to finalize this summer’s garden. I have noticed some of you have gotten seedlings from The Veggie Patch, I love gardening and would love to hear about all the exciting things going on your backyards/gardens. So please feel free to share, I’m always looking to learn and exchange information!

This week has been all about chickens for me, we have some new baby chickens at the farm and it got me thinking about pastured Vs conventionally raised poultry. The USDA has so many labels such as “free range”, “free roaming”, organic… it can get pretty confusing. Bill, our “chicken guy” does a combination of pasture and supplements with a non-GMO feed. His “girls” (as he refers to them) live in portable tractors out in the field and are moved to fresh pastures every day. The combination of pasture and feed leads to a diverse fat profile, higher Omega-3 content and reduced saturated fat/overall fat; not to mention they taste better. Chicken is one of the most versatile ingredients you can have in your freezer, not to mention a good and healthy source of protein. Head over to the market and check out Bill’s inventory!

ALSO AVAILABLE

  • Raw Cow's Milk
  • Raw Goat Milk
  • Pastured, free range chicken eggs
  • Pastured, free range duck eggs
  • Pork
  • Organic Vegetables
  • Local honey

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, as well as any feedback on how we can better serve you. I am available Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm. grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com or 770-339-3065 ext 5

The Market is open Thursday at 9am – Monday at noon. After Monday at noon, ordering is disabled until Thursday morning. Pick up your order Tuesday from 4-7pm only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here

STAY TUNED FOR NEWS ON FUTURE WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES TO BE HOSTED AT RANCHO ALEGRE FARM

 

 

THE MARKET IS OPEN!


Good morning and hello everyone!

Hope you are having a great week so far, I am sure everyone is looking forward to the long weekend… I know I am! A much needed break and extra family time is just what the doctor ordered.

The Market is now OPEN until Monday at noon!! Click here to order now!

This week my nutrition/wellness research focused on grass fed beef  Vs "feedlots" beef. Let me just disclose something while I am on this topic, I am a vegetarian and have been for the past 9 years. I am also a nutritionist, graduated with a degree in Nutritional Sciences. As a nutritionist, I do not advocate for any particular diet but I do encourage everyone to get their fruits and vegetables DAILY and at least a total of 7 servings. Although I am not a meat eater, I can get on board with the health benefits of grass fed beef.  Beef from grass fed animals has a higher content of Omega-3 fatty acid, lower levels of cholesterol, and high levels of fat soluble vitamins A and E. Not only is the nutritional profile of grass fed beef better when compared to conventional, but the animals are raised in a more humane way that's also better for the environment.

With that said, please head over to the market and show Fred (our "beef guy") some love! I'll make sure to thank him for keeping a steady supply for us, and for doing things the way it should be done.

As always, please check out the great selection The Veggie Patch offers. There's always room for veggies at the table!

ALSO AVAILABLE

  • Raw Cow's Milk
  • Raw Goat Milk
  • Pastured, free range chicken eggs
  • Pastured, free range duck eggs
  • Pork
  • Pastured, free range chicken
  • Local honey

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, as well as any feedback on how we can better serve you. I am available Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm. grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com or 770-339-3065 ext 5

 The Market is open Thursday at 9am – Monday at noon. After Monday at noon, ordering is disabled until Thursday morning. Pick up your order Tuesday from 4-7pm only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here

Our first Workshop is now scheduled! Want to learn about fermented foods and their health benefits? Please join us at Rancho Alegre Farm on June 2 at 7pm to learn all about this great source of probiotic! Please e-mail grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com to confirm attendance. Hope to see you there!

Market CLOSES SOON!


Good Morning Everyone and HAPPY MONDAY!!

Don't forget the market closes in a few hours so make sure you get your orders in on time! and remember, Memorial Day is next weekend… make sure you get all the veggies and meat you'll need for your cookouts and gatherings!

Have a blessed week!

Memorial Day Weekend Coming Up!


Good Morning Everyone!!

It just occured to me that next weekend is Memorial Day Weekend!! This month has gone by so fast. My guess is that some of you are going to be grilling, BBQ'ing and celebrating the "unoficial" start of summer. Place your orders today!

Fred, our "beef guy" would love to be a part of your festivities. Don't forget we also have pastured chicken and pork!

See you guys on Tuesday for pick up!

GLG is now OPEN!


The Market is now OPEN until Monday at noon!! Click here to order now!

Hello Everyone!!

Thank you all once again for coming out this week and supporting Gwinnett Locally Grown and our local vendors. I finally had the opportunity to meet some of you and talk a little about food (of course!), and all the good things you guys are creating with the products you pick up at the store. I am a big time foodie, I can spend hours talking about food and recipes and all that good stuff. So please feel free to bring in your recipes, ask questions and/or mingle! Don't be shy!

I was doing some research this week on duck eggs. Most importantly I was interested in finding out more about their nutritional content. As it turns out, duck eggs are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (71.4mg/egg), Iron, and B-vitamins especially pantothenic acid (B5). Our bodies need B5 to break down protein, fats, and carbohydrates from the foods we eat. Duck eggs are very good for baking, since they contain more albumin and this in turn makes the final product lighter and fluffier. Give it a try! and report back with results please!

ALSO AVAILABLE

  • Raw Cow's Milk
  • Raw Goat Milk
  • Pastured, free range chicken eggs
  • Pastured, free range duck eggs
  • Grass fed beef and Pork
  • Pastured, free range chicken
  • Local honey

There's always something fun and interesting going on at the farm, and the best way to stay informed is through our newsletter. You can sign up to receive them here

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, as well as any feedback on how we can better serve you. I am available Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm. grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com or 770-339-3065 ext 5

The Market is open Thursday at 9am – Monday at noon. After Monday at noon, ordering is disabled until Thursday morning. Pick up your order Tuesday from 4-7pm only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here

STAY TUNED FOR NEWS ON FUTURE WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES TO BE HOSTED AT RANCHO ALEGRE FARM

 

Market closes at NOON!


Good Morning Everyone!

The market will be closing in a few hours, make sure you get your orders in on time!! Place your orders now!!

Have a blessed week,

Luisa

Quick and easy salad recipe


Hey guys! I found this easy and nutritious salad, I thought I would share with you all. The 3 main ingredients can be found in the market! Enjoy!

 

Arugula-Tomato Salad with Chicken

 

Serves 4

Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 (4-ounce) chicken breast cutlets
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (5-ounce) package baby arugula
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons halved pitted kalamata olives

Preparation

1. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, rind, juice, and chicken cutlets; let stand 5 minutes.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from heat; keep warm.

3. Combine tomatoes and arugula in a large bowl. Combine vinegar, mustard, garlic, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; gradually add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, stirring vinaigrette constantly with a whisk. Drizzle the vinaigrette over salad; toss gently to coat. Divide salad evenly among 4 plates. Cut chicken cutlets across the grain into thin slices; arrange 1 sliced cutlet over each salad, and top each serving with about 2 teaspoons olives.

 

This week at GLG


The Market is now OPEN until Monday at noon!! Click here to order now!

Hello Everyone!!

HUGE thank you to everyone who came out this week to pick up your fresh, locally grown goodies. Your support is extremely appreciated not only by us here at Rancho Alegre Farm but by our local vendors as well. So thank you for choosing Gwinnett Locally Grown, and thank you for allowing us to become part of your table.

 I was so happy to finally meet some of you in person! I am new to this area so meeting new, and like-minded people is always a pleasure for me. I am very eager to dive deeper and start building a closer bond with you guys and maybe forming and growing a strong community driven by the love of good food that's grown and produced the way our ancestors used to do it, the way it's supposed to be done!

 

I am a huge fan of greens, they are a  powerhouse when it comes to nutrition. Dark leafy greens are a great source of vitamin A, C, E, and K, as well as a great souce of calcium and antioxidants such as carotinoids-which help protect cells and play roles in blocking the early stages of cancer. Getting your fill of greens every day is a lot easier than you think. They are great in sandwiches, salads, sauteed as side dishes, and even blended in smoothies or juiced.

Check out our available produce, you'll find a great variety of greens. GET YOUR VITAMINS ON!

ALSO AVAILABLE

  • Raw Cow's Milk
  • Raw Goat Milk
  • Pastured, free range chicken eggs
  • Pastured, free range duck eggs
  • Grass fed beef
  • Bacon and other cuts of pork
  • Pastured, free range chicken
  • Local honey 

AND MUCH MORE! Hurry, some of these items have limitted quantities available! ORDER NOW!

There's always something fun and interesting going on at the farm, and the best way to stay informed is through our newsletter. You can sign up to receive them here 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, as well as any feedback on how we can better serve you. I am available Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm. grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com 

The Market is open Thursday at 9am – Monday at noon.
After Monday at noon, ordering is disabled until Thursday morning.
Pick up your order Tuesday from 4-7pm only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market?
Learn about how it works here.

 
 
STAY TUNED FOR NEWS ON FUTURE WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES TO BE HOSTED AT RANCHO ALEGRE FARM