Friday, October 26, 2012

Local Harvest

Have you heard of the Local Harvest website?
For those of us who aren't full-fledged farmers,
it's the next best thing to growin' your own.
We have a farmer's market in town that sells once a week,
but there are no organic vendors
and the food is not necessarily locally grown.
Finding that out was a big disappointment.

As we get ready to enjoy a family trip soon,
we are looking forward to exploring local farmer's markets
and farms in North Carolina.
It's one of the most important items on our list
of what to look for in our new community when we move.
Local Harvest lists farms, farmer's markets, CSA's
and co-ops throughout the United States.
All you have to do is put in the zip code and they pop up.

Here's a sample listing for our local organic farmers:

Barefoot Creek grows fruits and vegetables in a natural way, in harmony with Mother Nature: with compost, chemical-free and then brings them freshly harvested to the Lakeland Downtown Farmer's Curb Market on most Saturday's from 8-2 p.m. The Market closes in August but still has produce available for pick up at the Gardens or pre-arranged in town pick up sites and times. At the Market look for Scotty's Produce. Barefoot Creek is just 10 miles North of Lakeland in Polk County, FL.
***Please note: Location below is Market location.
Mailing address is Gardens Location.

This Farm demonstrates a transition to Permaculture, beyond Organic and Natural. Contact us about gardening classes, garden tours, and school field trips. Visit (more...)
(This listing was last updated on Jun 8, 2012)

200 N. Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801

Contact Information

Jeff (Scotty) Campbell
863-904-8620 and 863-221-5654

Mailing Address:
1210 Creekwood Run
Lakeland, FL 33809

Farmers' Market
Schedule and Location:
Saturday's 8-2 p.m.
Closed for month of August
Lakeland Downtown Farmer's Curb Market
200 N. Kentucky Avenue,
in the plaza of the Peterson Building,
across the street from the Downtown Crispers.
Lakeland, FL 33801

U-Pick Farm
Schedule and Location:
Please call to arrange time to pick up already harvested
or pick yourself: 863-904-8620 and 863-221-5654
Send us an email to be placed on our weekly list to see what's available that week.

Email to arrange time to come by.
Or call: 863-904-8620 and 863-221-5654
Barefoot Creek Gardens Location:1210 Creekwood Run, Lakeland, FL 33809

Farming Practices: [?]
naturally grown, grass fed/pastured, integrated pest management

We harvest as close to market date as we can so you get the freshest, nutrient-filled produce possible. We welcome visits to see how our garden grows--just be sure to call ahead. And, pre-ordering is best as we try to harvest as needed with only a little extra available at the market for walk-ups.
Our garden is full of love!

arugula beets broccoli carrots
chinese greens collards cucumber
eggplant garlic green beans green onions
hot peppers kale lettuce
mustard greens okra parsnips potatoes
radishes salad greens salad mix spinach summer squash sweet peppers sweet potatoes swiss chard
tomatillos tomatoes turnips
winter-squash zucchini


eggs goat milk

fresh herbs medicinal herbs

edible flowers

Specialty Items:
plants (bedding, etc)

Local Harvest makes it easy to support
your local organic farmer.
It also gives you a place to post information
about your own home-grown food,
should you decide that you want to be a provider.

Hope you can enjoy a farmer's market
this weekend, y'all!

ABFOL One Project at a Time


  1. Sounds like a terrific resource. I lost my supplier of grass fed beef and am having a heckuva time finding a source.

    1. I hope you can find one using the Local Harvest site!

  2. Replies
    1. Yeah, it'll be especially great for when we move.

  3. Yep, it's a great site! I've visited many times.


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