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This Online Market is ONLY open Thursday 9:00am – Monday 9:00am. Pick-up your order on Tuesday between 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

April 11th, 2013 – FREE Feta Goat Cheese!

Dear Market Customer,

We are enjoying a wonderful Spring Break week as a family here at Rancho Alegre Farm. I am so excited about the warmer days coming up and what they mean to farming: more, larger eggs, more vegetables, and a lot more local offerings!

To celebrate Spring Break 2013, I have a very special giveaway to 9 lucky market customers this week! Read on!

FREE Handmade Goat Feta Cheese this Week!

WOW! One of our customers shared this delicious homemade cheese with her guests, and she said they were eating with their eyes closed, savoring every bite. Yum!

This week ONLY, you can be blessed with a generous portion of this scrumptious cheese, made exclusively here at Rancho Alegre Farm, if you follow these simple instructions.

You can mix this cheese with any of your preferred herbs (as shown in the picture), with your favorite jams, or just by itself on salads, etc.

How Can I Get my FREE Goat Cheese?

It’s very easy! Simply follow these easy instructions, and if you are one of the first 9 to follow through, you get it FREE with your order this week.

1- Go to our Google Page, click on Write a Review on the right side, and tell us about your positive experience as a market customer.

2- Place your market order as usual, of $25 or more, and leave a comment to the market manager, at checkout, with the statement: "I want to win the free goat cheese! My Google username is XXX." (Replace XXX with the Google username you used to leave us feedback.)

Hurry up! You must be one of the first 9 to follow the two easy steps above to win, so the faster you order, the better.

3- That’s it! You will be notified via email if you won. You will absolutely LOVE this hand-crafted goat feta cheese!

Almost Sold Out of WFN and GP Products

We only have a few bottles left of Green Pasture’s High Quality cod liver and butter oils, and a very limited amounts of Wilderness Family Naturals coconut oil and flour, that you can pick-up immediately without having to pre-order. Be sure to order quickly, as I literally only have 3-4 more of select items left.

Upcoming Workshops at Rancho Alegre Farm

I’m going to be making some goat milk soap and lotion. If you are interested in learning too, be sure to reserve your spot for this entertaining and educational workshop here. All you need to do is add the workshop to your market shopping cart as you would any other product.

 

Plenty of Eggs and Chicken!

We continue to have plenty of pastured eggs, from local farmers, available for purchase.

According to RealFoodFreaks.com, pastured eggs have:

  • 2-3 times more Vitamin A
  • Up to 7 times more beta-carotene
  • 3 times the Vitamin E
  • Twice the Omega-3 Fatty Acids which is severely deficient in the modern American diet
  • 4-6 times more Vitamin D…Convinced yet? :)

Free Range Chickens

Also, I still got free range chickens in the freezer available for purchase this week. At this price, they will be difficult to beat for the quality you are getting.

These are Mother Earth Meats chickens, that, as you know, are humanely grown animals that are not caged in or mistreated. Once you try these chickens you will never want to go back to conventionally grown chicken, I promise!

Placing a Wilderness Family Naturals Order Soon!

Very soon I will be placing an order with WFN. They offer some of the BEST coconut oils, flours, and sugars available on the market. If you are interested in any of their products, please click here and fill out this form letting me know what you would want me to stock from them. To learn more about their products, visit the Wilderness Family Naturals website here.

Enjoy the warm weather!

linkPilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm
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What would you like from WFN?


This Online Market is ONLY open Thursday 9:00am – Monday 9:00am. Pick-up your order on Tuesday between 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

 

Order Local Pastured Eggs!

We have plenty of pastured eggs for sale this week. This is a HUGE blessing! As you alread know, pastured eggs are better. This is what LocalHarvest.org says about pastured eggs:

"Grass-fed/pastured hens are raised on pasture, as opposed to being kept in confinement and fed primarily grains. Eggs from pastured hens contain up to 20 times more healthy omega-3 fatty acids than those their less fortunate cousins, factory hens. "

What Would You Like From Wilderness Family Naturals?

As I mentioned before, I still need to know what you’d like me to order from Wilderness Family Naturals in April, so please click here and fill out this form letting me know what you would want me to stock from them. For all their offerings, visit their website here. In summary, they have some of the best coconut products out there (oil, flour, sugar, etc.)

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Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm
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New Happenings at The Market


This Online Market is ONLY open Thursday 9:00am – Monday 9:00am. Pick-up your order on Tuesday between 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

April 3rd, 2013 – Great Turnaround!

Dear Market Customer,

As I posted on Facebook this past Monday, we have newborn lambs join our family! Our lambs gave birth to these cuties and we are so excited! Help us pick a name for this lamb on Facebook.

Great Turnaround on Mother Earth Meats

We had another great week at The Market. The Mother Earth Meats order had an awesome turnaround, and the Green Pasture products are almost all gone. See the last few items left here.

The freezer is stocked with chicken you can order this week. I also spoke with a potential vendor who roasts coffee, and we hope to add some more great products for all our faithful customers, and support our local farmers too.

Produce Boxes Cancelled Due to Non-Payment

We are disappointed, however, that we had to, once again, cancel the produce boxes order.

A lot of you had ordered boxes but did not pay on time.

These boxes are really a great value, and I hope we can get a good amount of people committed to the program to be able to move it to Tuesday pick-up.

Remember, produce boxes payment is due immediately. As soon as you order, please pay online with your credit card or mail a check. You do NOT have to pay for your full order online; just cover the produce box portion if you like, and pay for the rest at market pick-up.

Click here, fill out this short form, and let us know if you would like the produce boxes for pick-up on Tuesdays and that you would commit to pay immediately after order.

Eggs, More Veggie Sources, and Possible On-Site Farmer

I am also diligently looking for local vegetable sources, and we are getting close to some great things coming up soon. I am also talking to a farmer about coming in and growing some veggies on site; stay tuned!

This week there are plenty of eggs for everyone. I am so excited to have found great egg sources and offer them to you. Be sure to get your local farm eggs here.

Raw Milk Source

Our farm’s raw milk prepaid program is full and we have a wait list of over 100 people!

I know a lot of you would love to get on the program, but do remember that we still have great milk from Johnston Family Farm available for sale at the market by the gallon. Check out Johnston’s dairy products here.

What Would You Like From Wilderness Family Naturals?

I still need to know what you’d like me to order from Wilderness Family Naturals in April, so please click here and fill out this form letting me know what you would want me to stock from them. For all their offerings, visit their website here.

Happy shopping and thank you for supporting your local farmers!

linkPilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm
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Tons of Eggs this Easter Weekend!


Tons of Eggs this Easter Weekend

Remember that this Online Market is ONLY open Thursday 9:00am – Monday 9:00am.

Dear Market Customer,

Eggs!

This Easter weekend, we still got TONS of chicken eggs for you to get at The Market. This is very exciting because we were short on eggs for a while, and now have plenty for everybody, so be sure to pick up your egg dozen while they last!

I also got 4 dozen duck eggs, and I know those will go quickly, so grab you some now!

Produce Boxes on Tuesday?

On another note, as I posted on my previous weblog, many of you are requesting that I offer the produce boxes on Tuesday instead of Friday.

If you would like this, please do the following:

1- Order your produce box here.

2- Please fill out this form and let me know you would like to pick-up Tuesday during market pick-up. I will do a head count, and if we reach 24 orders for Tuesday pick-up, we will make it work.

These Certified Organic Produce boxes are a great buy. Some of the variety produce you will get:

onions * potatoes * tomatoes * garlic * two or three varieties of greens (kale, chard, spinach) * berries * potatoes * broccoli * cabbage * lettuce * apples * carrots * bananas * pears * mushrooms * beets * celery * plums

Please pay for your produce boxes right after you place your order online with your credit card, or mail a check to Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Payment for this item is due immediately after order.

Click here to order you produce box now!

Field Trips and Summer Camp 2013

Rancho Alegre Farm is the best place for schools, daycare centers, play groups, and homeschool groups to enjoy an interactive and educational farming experience, including:

- A curriculum-based environmental educational talk tailored to the group that meets Georgia Performance Standards.

- Petting one of our ponies.

- Learn how our food is grown without any chemicals.

- Hay ride tour.

- And much more.

Adult field trips are welcome too! Click here to learn more about our educational field trips.

For more information on Summer Camp 2013, click here.

More Customers, More Products this Week


The Market is Now Open until Monday at 9AM. After that, online ordering will be DISABLED until next week. Pick-up your order on Tuesday between 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Pick-up your Organic Produce Boxes on Friday, April 5th from 2-5 PM, same location.

New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

March 27th, 2013 – More Customers, More Products

Dear Market Customer,

We had an AWESOME week here at The Market! Attendance is continuously growing, and we expect a huge influx of new customers coming in as we approach springtime and our inventory increases with delicious LOCAL, ORGANIC, and NUTRIENT-DENSE products.

My freezer is pretty much emptied out from all the meat orders, and ready for our re-stock of nutritious Mother Earth Meats chickens coming this week!

We’ve ENJOYED making 2lbs. of butter with Johnston’s cream. Stay tuned for recipes coming up soon! Be sure to read this post thoroughly for all the great offerings we got going on this week.

Happy Shopping!

linkPilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm
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Just a Few Immediate Pick-Up Items Left

We are almost out of all Wilderness Family Naturals coconut oils, flours, and sugars. There are just a few more items left. Click here to check out the coconut products available for immediate pick-up now.

I am placing another Wilderness Family Naturals order in April, so click here and fill out this form letting me know what you would want me to stock from them. For all their offerings, visit their website here.

Also this week, we still have a few Cod Liver and Butter Oils available from Green Pasture.  This is great, guys. You don’t have to pre-order on these items; they are here now, so be sure to order them now while supplies last. To learn more about the many benefits of these oils, click here.

Be sure to check out these limited items available for immediate pick-up, no need to pre-order!
Note: Even though the descriptions on these items will state “pre-order”, you are not pre-ordering; you will get to take these items home on Tuesday along with the rest of your order.

Produce Boxes Pick-Up Tuesdays?

Many of you are requesting that I offer the produce boxes on Tuesday instead of Friday.

If you would like this, please fill out this form and let me know you’d purchase a produce box if it were available Tuesday during market pick-up. I will do a head count, and if we reach 24 orders for Tuesday pick-up, we will make it work.

Please don’t wait until the last minute and order your produce box for pick-up April 5th now.

Some of the variety produce you will get:

onions * potatoes * tomatoes * garlic * two or three varieties of greens (kale, chard, spinach) * berries * potatoes * broccoli * cabbage * lettuce * apples * carrots * bananas * pears * mushrooms * beets * celery * plums

Please pay for your produce boxes when you place your order online with your credit card or mail a check to Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Payment for this item is due immediately after order.

Click here to order you produce box now!

Vendor of the Week

We got veggies! Yipeeee! Ricky Brown, from Back River Farm has loaded a few veggies to our inventory. Please order now; this is a very limited supply of local, Certified Naturally Grown produce!

Thank you, Ricky, for your top-quality offerings. You are the Vendor of the Week!

Field Trips at Rancho Alegre Farm

Remember that Rancho Alegre Farm is the best place for schools, daycare centers, play groups, and homeschool groups to enjoy an interactive and educational farming experience, including:

- A curriculum-based environmental educational talk tailored to the group that meets Georgia Performance Standards.

- Petting one of our ponies.

- Learn how our food is grown without any chemicals.

- Hay ride tour.

- Visit our bee hives, and learn why bees are so important to grow our food.

- And much more!

Click here to learn more about our educational field trips.

Go Shopping!

Remember that this Online Market is ONLY open Thursdays at 9:00am until Mondays at 9:00am.

After Monday at 9:00am, online ordering will be DISABLED, so you will not be able to place any orders until the following Thursday at 9:00am.

Come Get Some Meat!


Need to Clear the Freezer, Come Get Some Meat!

Dear Market Customer:

We have a new order of Mother Earth Meats coming in and I need to clear the freezer to make room!

Right now we have a VERY LIMITED amount of Mother Earth Meat’s chicken and pork available for immediate pick-up, you won’t have to pre-order or wait!

Be sure to check out the available cuts here.

Also available for immediate pick-up, we still have left some of these awesome Green Pasture products:

4 bottles of Butter Oil / Cod Liver Oil Blend – Cinnamon
3 bottles of High Vitamin Butter Oil
1 bottle of Emulsified Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Licorice
1 bottle of Fermented Skate Liver Oil
1 bottle of Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Cinnamon Tingle

Be sure to check out these limited items available for immediate pick-up, no need to pre-order!
Note: Even though the descriptions on these items will state “pre-order”, you are not pre-ordering; you will get to take these items home on Tuesday along with the rest of your order.

Order Your Meat Cuts and Oils Now and Take Them Home on Tuesday!

Remember that The Market closes Monday at 9:00am, and after that, online ordering will be DISABLED until Thursday at 9am.

Pre-Buy Items Available for Immediate Pick-Up this Week


The Market is Now Open until Monday at 9AM. After that, online ordering will be DISABLED until next week. Pick-up your order on Tuesday between 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Pick-up your Organic Produce Boxes on Friday, April 5th from 2-5 PM, same location.

New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

March 20th, 2013 – Special Items this Week

Dear Market Customer,

This was another awesome week at The Market. Please read through all the many offerings we have for you this week, including our best-selling produce boxes, and other items that are normally pre-buy but this week are available for immediate pick-up.

A Quick but Important Reminder:

When you order from this market and commit to picking up and paying for your order, we pay for your goods in advance to growers and bulk sellers. We had a few instances where some members placed orders but did not show up to pay or pick-up, leaving us in the red on those orders.

Please be sure you will be able to pick-up your items when you place an order. If you have an emergency and cannot come, please cancel your order by Monday and let all the growers of your order goods know.

After one missed pick-up without any notification, your account will be required to have a credit card on file. 

linkPilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm
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Produce Boxes Pick-Up Date Change

We had to move the produce boxes delivery date for April 5th. It was unfortunate that we didn’t get enough orders to fulfill this order last week, because these boxes are loaded with great all Certified Organic produce, and are a great buy.

Please don’t wait until the last minute and order your produce box for pick-up April 5th now.

Some of the variety produce you will get:

onions * potatoes * tomatoes * garlic * two or three varieties of greens (kale, chard, spinach) * berries * potatoes * broccoli * cabbage * lettuce * apples * carrots * bananas * pears * mushrooms * beets * celery * plums

Please pay for your produce boxes when you place your order online with your credit card or mail a check to Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Payment for this item is due immediately after order.

Click here to order your produce box now!

Mother Earth Meats Available Now!

We have a few cuts of Mother Earth Meat’s chicken and pork in our freezer available for immediate pick-up! Be sure to check out the available cuts here.

You will also be able to get plenty of farm fresh duck and chicken eggs from local farmers. Check out the eggs here, what a treat!

Another real treat is the kombucha we have available for purchase this week. This is a rare find at local markets and many claim great health benefits from this fermented drink. Get kombucha here.

More Immediate Pick-Up Items

Also available for immediate pick-up, this week we have a very limited amount of awesome Green Pasture products as follows:

4 bottles of Butter Oil / Cod Liver Oil Blend – Cinnamon
3 bottles of High Vitamin Butter Oil
1 bottle of Emulsified Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Licorice
1 bottle of Fermented Skate Liver Oil
1 bottle of Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Cinnamon Tingle

Be sure to check out these limited items available for immediate pick-up, no need to pre-order!
Note: Even though the descriptions on these items will state “pre-order”, you are not pre-ordering; you will get to take these items home on Tuesday along with the rest of your order.

Coconut Products from Wilderness Family Naturals

Wilderness Family Naturals has great quality coconut products, such as coconul oils (2 types and 2 sizes), coconut flour, and coconut sugar.

Now you don’t have to download an order form to order WFN products! We have made it easy for you to order by simply going to this webpage and adding the items directly from The Market into your shopping cart.

One last note…

I have been very diligent about looking for a reliable veggie source and have sent numerous emails to farmers around the area, so keep your fingers crossed! I know we will have many local produce at The Market soon!

Birthday Parties at Rancho Alegre Farm

Rancho Alegre Farm is proud to host this wonderful Gwinnett Locally Grown Market. We also wanted to remind you that our full service farm is also glad to host your birthday parties, weddings, field trips, corporate events, and family reunions.

Here at Rancho Alegre Farm your kids and family are sure to have the time of their lives with our pony rides, petting zoo, and hayrides. For more information, visit our website here.

Go Shopping!

Remember that this Online Market is ONLY open Thursdays at 9:00am until Mondays at 9:00am.

After Monday at 9:00am, online ordering will be DISABLED, so you will not be able to place any orders until the following Thursday at 9:00am.

Last Call for Meats and Produce Boxes


The Market is Now Open until Monday at 9AM.
After that, online ordering will be DISABLED until next week.

Pick-up your order on Tuesday between 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019.Pick-up your Organic Produce Boxes on Friday, March 22nd from 2-5 PM, same location.

New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

March 13th, 2013 – Growing Leaps & Bounds!

Dear Market Customer,

This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to speak at the Georgia Multicultural Sustainable Agriculture Conference, and my presentation was a huge success.

Special thanks for Julian for helping me plan this speaking engagement!

I am super thrilled to share my experience and expertise in nutrient-dense foods and help people take control of their health.

On another note, remember, you only got 2 days to order Mother Earth Meats. Keep reading for more details.

Give Us a Review on Google!

As you know, Rancho Alegre Farm is the host of this Market and is very proud to provide you with nutrient-dense food sources. If you have had a good experience with us, would you take a minute to leave us your feedback on our Google page?

To leave us your positive feedback, please click here and then click on Write a Review on the right side. We thoroughly appreciate it!

If you have any concerns or suggestions, would you also let us know? Simply fill out this short form and we will respond back shortly!

 

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Last Days to Order Mother Earth Meats

Dear market customer,

Mother Earth Meats is one of the most HUMANE and trust-worthy meat sources we’ve ever found, and you have an opportunity to get on this bulk-buy through this market and stock up on your favorite, healthy meat cuts at very reasonable prices.

The deadline to order Mother Earth Meats in March 15th, so please order now!

So many logistics come into play when we do a bulk buy of this kind. If at all possible, please don’t wait until the last minute to order and go ahead and fill out your order form now. It will greatly help us deliver the absolute best and timely service to you!

Mother Earth Meats provides pastured, grass-fed, hormone, antibiotic and cruelty-free:


  • beef
  • bison
  • elk

  • goat
  • lamb
  • chicken

  • turkey
  • duck
  • pork

They also offer other products like raw milk cheese, organ meats, bones for broth/stock and traditional cooking fats, all of excellent quality.

Here are some interesting facts about Mother Earth Meats:

  • There is NO sales tax or added delivery fee!
  • There are no nitrates or MSG in the uncooked sausages, fresh bacon or seasoned bacon.
  • Mother Earth Meats does not add any kind of salt or chemical washes to their meats, nor do they use gases to sterilize it.
  • Mother Earth Meats does not use any fertilizers at the farm, other than their own manure and homemade compost.
  • The chickens and turkeys are pastured/free-range and are given a limited amount of non-GMO feed which does include corn/soy.
  • Pork lard is already rendered and pork fat is not; the same is true for beef lard and fat (however, you can easily render it yourself in the oven).

How to Order Mother Earth Meats

Remember, the rules to order Mother Earth Meats are a little different. You would NOT order through The Market.

Instead, follow these easy instructions:

The Deadline to Order is March 15th; Order Now!

1) Go to the Mother Earth Meats website, browse around, and choose the products you want to order.

2) Download your Mother Earth Meats order form here and fill it out with the products you want to order.

3) Save your filled out order form on your computer and email it back to grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com with subject line "MEM ORDER".

That’s it!

These are some of the best meats you can find; don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on top quality meats!

*Delivery date for Mother Earth Meats is Satuday, March 30th, NOT Tuesday as usual*

If you run into any issues or have any questions about ordering Mother Earth Meats,
please fill out this short form or call 770-383-1284.

Last Call for Produce Boxes

This is the last week to order your Certified Organic Produce boxes for pick-up March 22nd.

*Payment is due by Sunday, March 17th. Read details below.*

The produce boxes are definitely a best seller here at The Market. We are looking forward to filling them again on Friday, March 22nd. Please be sure to order now and pay online immediately after order or mail a check to Rancho Alegre Farm to get on the next pick-up date of March 22nd.

Some of the variety produce you will get:

onions * potatoes * tomatoes * garlic * two or three varieties of greens (kale, chard, spinach) * berries * potatoes * broccoli * cabbage * lettuce * apples * carrots * bananas * pears * mushrooms * beets * celery * plums

Please pay for your produce boxes when you place your order online with your credit card or mail a check to Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019.

Click here and order you produce box now!

Raw Buttermilk

This week you can order raw buttermilk from The Market. It is said that raw buttermilk has great benefits for your skin, and this one is labeled for skin use, as hand lotion.

This vendor has great quality dairy, and as always, The Market is simply a means for you to access these products and does not control any of the products offered or how they are packaged.

Egg Inventory Adjustment

The egg inventory has been adjusted on The Market and, if you are patient, you will get plenty of eggs this year! As spring comes and days are longer, chickens will begin to produce a lot more.

We also now have a source of duck eggs! You can order duck eggs at The Market now.

Looking for a Source of Local Produce

As many of you know, Brady Bala from Double B is still recovering from his accident, and will be offering his veggies in about a month or so. I am in search of a veggie vendor at the moment to fulfill the demand, so stay tuned, and if you know any prospects, please send them our way!

Birthday Parties at Rancho Alegre Farm

Rancho Alegre Farm is proud to host this wonderful Gwinnett Locally Grown Market. We also wanted to remind you that our full service farm is also glad to host your birthday parties, weddings, field trips, corporate events, and family reunions.

Here at Rancho Alegre Farm your kids and family are sure to have the time of their lives with our pony rides, petting zoo, and hayrides. For more information, visit our website here.

Go Shopping!

Remember that this Online Market is ONLY open Thursdays at 9:00am until Mondays at 9:00am.

After Monday at 9:00am, online ordering will be DISABLED, so you will not be able to place any orders until the following Thursday at 9:00am.

Mother Earth Meats Order Due Friday


Last Days to Order Mother Earth Meats

Dear market customer,

Mother Earth Meats is one of the most HUMANE and trust-worthy meat sources we’ve ever found, and you have an opportunity to get on this bulk-buy through this market and stock up on your favorite, healthy meat cuts at very reasonable prices.

The deadline to order Mother Earth Meats in March 15th, so please order now!

So many logistics come into play when we do a bulk buy of this kind. If at all possible, please don’t wait until the last minute to order and go ahead and fill out your order form now. It will greatly help us deliver the absolute best and timely service to you!

Mother Earth Meats provides pastured, grass-fed, hormone, antibiotic and cruelty-free:


  • beef
  • bison
  • elk

  • goat
  • lamb
  • chicken

  • turkey
  • duck
  • pork

They also offer other products like raw milk cheese, organ meats, bones for broth/stock and traditional cooking fats, all of excellent quality.

Here are some interesting facts about Mother Earth Meats:

  • There is NO sales tax or added delivery fee!
  • There are no nitrates or MSG in the uncooked sausages, fresh bacon or seasoned bacon.
  • Mother Earth Meats does not add any kind of salt or chemical washes to their meats, nor do they use gases to sterilize it.
  • Mother Earth Meats does not use any fertilizers at the farm, other than their own manure and homemade compost.
  • The chickens and turkeys are pastured/free-range and are given a limited amount of non-GMO feed which does include corn/soy.
  • Pork lard is already rendered and pork fat is not; the same is true for beef lard and fat (however, you can easily render it yourself in the oven).

How to Order Mother Earth Meats

Remember, the rules to order Mother Earth Meats are a little different. You would NOT order through The Market.

Instead, follow these easy instructions:

The Deadline to Order is March 15th; Order Now!

1) Go to the Mother Earth Meats website, browse around, and choose the products you want to order.

2) Download your Mother Earth Meats order form here and fill it out with the products you want to order.

3) Save your filled out order form on your computer and email it back to grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com with subject line "MEM ORDER".

That’s it!

These are some of the best meats you can find; don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on top quality meats!

*Delivery date for Mother Earth Meats is Satuday, March 30th, NOT Tuesday as usual*

If you run into any issues or have any questions about ordering Mother Earth Meats,
please fill out this short form or call 770-383-1284.

Another Great Week at The Market!





The Market is Now Open until Monday at 9AM.

After that, online ordering will be DISABLED until next week.

Pick-up your order on Tuesday between 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019.
Pick-up your Organic Produce Boxes on Friday, March 8th from 2-5 PM.


New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

March 7th, 2013 – The Market is Open!

Dear market customer,

This was another great week at The Market.

Two of our goats kidded on Monday and Tuesday, so we will be having goat’s milk very soon. Stay tuned! We will let you know as soon as we have milk for sale.

We also wanted to let you all know that Maryanne, our former market manager, is no longer with us. We wish her all the best!

I just learned that I can process additional items on your credit card, so if you decide to purchase additional items in the store, I can add those on to your account if you create a credit card account with Stripe.

Produce boxes are going great and we are looking forward to filling them on Friday. As the requests grow, we anticipate to start offering many of their great products like young coconuts, raw almonds, and some canned goods.

Produce Boxes Pick-up Date is March 8

The Certified Organic Produce boxes pick-up date is March 8th.

Purchase now to get on the next order!

The produce boxes are going great. We are looking forward to filling them on Friday. As we get more requests, we anticipate to grow to offer many of their products, such as young coconuts, raw almonds, and some canned goods.

Please be sure to order now and pay online immediately after order or mail a check to Rancho Alegre Farm to get on the next pick-up date of March 22nd.

Some of the variety produce you will get:

onions * potatoes * tomatoes * garlic * two or three varieties of greens (kale, chard, spinach) * berries * potatoes * broccoli * cabbage * lettuce * apples * carrots * bananas * pears * mushrooms * beets * celery * plums

Please pay for your produce boxes when you place your order online or mail a check to Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019.

Click here and order you produce box now!

Mother Earth Meats Group Buy

Don’t forget to order your Mother Earth Meats with plenty of time. The deadline to order is March 15th, and pick-up date March 30th.

Mother Earth Meats provides pastured, grass-fed, hormone, antibiotic and cruelty-free beef, bison, elk, goat, lamb, chicken, turkey, duck and pork, as well as other products like raw milk cheese, organ meats, bones for broth/stock and traditional cooking fats.

Ordering Mother Earth Meats is easy:

1) Go to the Mother Earth Meats website and choose the products you want to order.

2) Download your Mother Earth Meats order form here and fill it out with the products you want to order.

These are some of the best meats you can find; don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on top quality meats!

Raw Milk & Dairy Products

Remember that Johnston’s dairy products are available every week at The Market. Their raw milk, labeled for pet consumption, is top quality, and they also offer delicious cheeses, buttermilk, cream, and chocolate milk.

While Rancho Alegre Farm’s Raw Milk Program is currently full to capacity, Johnston is a great alternative. You can get as many gallons as you want with no commitment!

It’s Coming up Soon! March 16, 2013 – Weston A. Price Foundation

Join us at Rancho Alegre Farm as we host Weston A. Price Foundation’s conference Building Nourishing Traditions. Last year it was completely sold out, so make sure you get your tickets ASAP!

Some of the subjects that will be covered:

  • Introduction to Weston A. Price principles of nutrient-dense foods
  • History and Importance of Cod Liver Oil — by Dave Wetzel of Green Pasture, maker of fermented cod liver oil
  • Farmers Panel discussing sustainable food production, connecting with customers, and building relationships with your local farmers.

Get Your Tickets for the Weston A. Price Foundation Conference Here Now!

The Market Closes Monday at 9AM

Remember that this Online Market is ONLY open Thursdays at 9:00am until Mondays at 9:00am.

After Monday at 9:00am, online ordering will be DISABLED, so you will not be able to place any orders until the following Thursday at 9:00am.

Why? Because we only sell the freshest products, and our farmers/vendors harvest their crops and prepare their products based on your order. We are a local CSA-style Farmer’s Market, we are not a big-store conglomerate. Each order is custom prepared, so after you order on the weekend, our farmers/vendors get the order ready quickly for you to pick up the next day, Tuesday.

We hope to continue to bring you the freshest, sustainable, and nutrient-dense products for many years to come!

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