Getting to know Locally Grown.
Here are some frequently asked questions:
- Are there membership fees?
- Will I have to buy vegetables I don't want?
- How do I order?
- When do I pay?
- When and Where do I pick up my order?
- Why Support Locally Grown?
- How can I sell through this market?
And here are some answers:
Are there membership fees?
An annual fee of $25 per household is charged for co-op membership. Customer and membership fees cover the cost of operating the market; market manager, transportation, and web store. This fee is for one calendar year. You are welcome to try us for two orders before officially becoming members.
Will I have to buy vegetables I don't want?
Unlike some 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.
How do I order?
Each Friday morning, a list of available products is sent to all of our registered customers by e-mail. Customers must place their order for the week no later than Monday at 8 p.m. Orders can be placed here on our website. Ordering through this web site is our preferred method as it is designed to reduce the amount of time it takes us to process orders as well as provide you with detailed information about our products.
When do I pay?
We accept cash, checks or credit cards when you pick up your order.
When and Where do I pick up my order?
Orders are picked up on Wednesdays between 12 and 4pm at Joyful Noise Acres Farm. If you cannot make pick up during this time, please call to make other arrangements.Our address is 620 Allison Lane, Ball Ground, GA 30107. Once on Allison Lane, just follow the signs.
Why Support Locally Grown?
Enhance your 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.
How can I sell through this market?
Our goal is to offer the freshest, locally produced foods we can. If you have been invited to join the market, then create a customer account here by simply going to Our Growers and click on ‘Join this Market’. This will add you to our system and our market managers will contact you with the next step. We do charge 10% of your overall sales. Like at a traditional farmers’ market, you do get to set your own prices and list your items as you wish. Contact Mary Beth Sellars, Market Manager, if you want more information.