Welcome to the Red Hills Online Farmers Market
Through the Red Hills Online Farmers Market you will find products
grown or produced within a 100 mile radius of Tallahassee. All products
sold on this site come directly from farm/producer to table. Your local
farms and artisan food producers appreciate your continuing support.
In the news
It's Fall Y'all event great success
Thank you to everyone who came out for our fall celebration. It was great fun and provided us an opportunity to recognize two of our founding members and co-executive directors of the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance. Katie Harris and Louise Divine built the RHSFA into what it is today. A special thank you to Board members Judy Brown and Kate Wasson who planned the event; Warren Sutton and Pete Winter for the music; Goodwood Museum and Gardensfor hosting us; and Lake Tribe Brewing for sharing their craft beer.
Calling all ice packs and bags
Please return any RHO Market insulated bags or ice packs that you might have in your house or car. Both can be returned to your hub, driver, the Northwood Market,
or to Turkey Hill, Raggedy Glory, or Longview Farm's booths at the Market Square
How the online market works
Shop Sundays 8:00 am - Wednesdays 6:00 am from your computer or smart phone
(see info below)
Pick up your groceries OR have them delivered to you on Thursday afternoons.
Thursday pick up locations
Longview Farm in Havana, 4:00-6:00 pm ($4 fee)
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (employees only), 3:30-7:00 pm ($3.50 fee)
New Leaf Market, 4:00-8:00 pm, 1235 Apalachee Pkwy. ($3.50 fee)
Miccosukee Land Coop, 7:00-9:00 pm ($4 fee)
Farm Credit Northwest Florida, 4:00-6:00 pm, 3323 Thomasville Rd. ($3.50 fee)
$6 fee within 10 miles of the RHO Market Distribution Center
$10 fee for more than 10 miles away from the RHO Market Distribution Center within Leon County. If you are wondering whether we can deliver to your home, please check with us as we may not be able to deliver to every corner of the county.
Jacob and staff save scraps from the pizza toppings. Originally Jacob took these home for compost for his home veggie garden. Now Mark picks up much of the food scraps, uses some for compost for his own garden and gives some to others for theirs. Decent Pizza is also a Green4Tally business.
Nic and the staff show their enthusiasm for collecting all sorts of fruit and veggie scraps, eggshells and coffee grounds. It’s all collected by the kitchen and wait staff and picked up twice a week by Mark.
About 10 years ago Southern Seafood at Market Square began sending their fish waste to Turkey Hill Farm where it was composted for farm use. Currently the fish is shared by four area farms: Apalachee Farms, Longview Farms, Orchard Pond Organics, and the Ragged Glory. This effort keeps nearly 100 tons of waste out of the landfill.
Full Earth Farm picks up the fish waste from Spears Seafood on West Tennessee Street. The weekly pick up saves tons from going to the landfill.
Keith Baxter smiles next to a big container of all veggie scraps of all kinds, with a few paper egg cartons thrown in – they’ll all break down in the hot compost where they are going. For 2 years Kool Beanz has saved their scraps to be picked up by local composting service, Compost Community. Compost Community hauls away the Kool Beanz’ kitchen waste 3 times a week; and this keeps literally tons of material out of the landfill. Keith wants his business to be part of the solution not the problem.
Red Eye is a very busy coffee shop generating lots of coffee grounds. The spent coffee grounds are saved, along with the filters from the cold brew process, and picked up every other day by several home composters including Mark Tancig. Jason McArthur, supervisor at REMT, kneels next to the container with neatly bagged grounds, waiting for pick up.
At both Black Dog Cafes, the staff saves coffee grounds and all the scraps from the fruits, veggies and herbs used in their handmade popsicles. Carla is building a new organic garden on her property and takes it all home. She buries the scraps and grounds in trenches where the beds will be. The blueberries will love the acidic coffee grounds.
The staff at Axios saves the remains of all the veggies and fruit used in their juices. Here Amanda, Director of Customer Engagement, has scooped out a handful of the gorgeous stuff. Initially, Mark Tancig, picked up all their compost material. Now a few others are also getting some for their gardens. When Axios features a juice cleanse program and there’s even more for composting, they post on social media and customers flock in to pick it up.
More local composters
Mark Tancig, Commercial/ Residential Horticulture Agent at UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Office, originally began picking up food waste from restaurants to haul home for compost for his personal veggie garden. Now he’s also giving it to others to use in their veggie gardens. Mark promotes composting through education and workshops. Their next workshop - Got Compost? - is on Tuesday, May 8 at the office. https://bit.ly/2ruAMhd
Compost Community - Compost Community is a network of urban professionals dedicated to strengthening the local food supply in the Big Bend area. CC provides collection and composting of organic waste materials from businesses and homes. They are committed to protecting the environment, reducing waste streams from businesses and residents and having fun doing it!
The Fish Wranglers - Apalachee Farms, Full Earth Farm, Longview Farms, Orchard Pond Organics, Ragged Glory, and Turkey Hill Farm pick up fish waste from two local seafood retailers.
Many more businesses make the effort to “be part of the solution.” Some of these are: Edible Arrangements, The Lunchbox, Vertigo, Cypress Restaurant, Sweet Pea Cafe, TasteBudz Catering, 4 Points Sheraton, FSU Dedman School of Hospitality, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, and Proof Brewery.
Do you have a favorite restaurant or business that recognizes the benefits of using compost to improve and maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment? Please stop by your favorite(s), have a meal or a beverage and share a picture and their story of helping to turn would-be landfill waste into a beneficial product - organic matter and nutrients for the garden or lawn.
It was established in 2010 by 4 women in agriculture in the Tallahassee
area. We are now over 40 farmers, 400 customers strong and growing!
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