Look for Wylde Center produce and fresh-cut flowers at the brand new Oakhurst location of the Decatur Farmers Market this 2020 growing season. Cultivated at our three Wylde Farmlets by our horticulture team and our very own Farmer Emily, our produce is not only hyper-local and chemical-free, but our thoughtful practices also care for nature. As an extension of our highly popular plant sale, we will also have live plants available for your own home garden cultivation.
Supporting our market stand means you are not only directly supporting sustainable and regenerative farming and gardening practices, but also Wylde Center programming that empowers others in our communities to do the same. Think of it as doubling your investment in a greener world!
When and Where?
- Every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM beginning 4/18 and ending 12/19
- Sceptre Brewing Arts, 630 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030
What can I expect to find at Wylde Center's booth?
Our produce selection this year will include, but is not limited to:
- Summer: peppers (hot+sweet), okra, tomatillos, cherry tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, ground cherries, beans, herbs.
- Spring/Fall: salad greens, kale, chard, radishes, arugula, herbs, winter squash, green onions, sweet potatoes, garlic, broccolini.
Don't forget that we will also be offering fresh-cut flowers and live potted plants for your home gardens, all grown using organic practices.
What Happened to the Wylde Center CSA?
We'd like to try something a little different this year! For those who have enjoyed membership in our CSA in the past, you will now have access to the same sustainably-produced veggies, but through a different format and venue. We feel that a market approach will reach a wider audience, helping to spread Wylde Center's mission far and wide, while also encouraging a communal atmosphere.
How might I get involved?
If you're looking to commit to learning more about the world of sustainable agriculture from our knowledgeable and experienced farmer, consider applying to our 2020 Farmer Apprenticeship. To learn more about the position and how to apply, see our Job Openings, Internships, & Apprenticeships page.
Worker share program:
We're keeping this program that began with the inception of our CSA! This is a great option if you want to garden and grow your own food but don’t have the time, space, confidence, or money to garden at home. It connects you directly to the food grown and the experience of working and learning in a farm setting with the farmer herself. (Plus, it’s more fun to work as a team!). Pickup for your share will be at the market, not necessarily on the day you perform the work (due to the timing of harvests and multiple sites).
A worker share is someone who exchanges farm work for a share (approximately $25 worth and dependent on seasonal availability) of produce. Wylde Center Worker Shares must perform 4 hrs of farm work each week to receive a share that week. Workers must be 18 or older, be able to lift 50 lbs., kneel/squat and work outside in the summer heat for four hours at a time.
If you are interested in simply volunteering, or even if you are a market-goer who’d like to sometimes participate in the farming/growing of food, please fill out our volunteer survey found here and select "farm" as your site of interest. (Again, volunteers must be 18 or older, be able to lift 50lbs, kneel/squat and work outside in the summer heat.)
Please note that if you have a volunteer service requirement, hours cannot be applied as both service and worker share hours.
Volunteers may sometimes get bonus produce, but not a full CSA share unless scheduled as a worker share. You cannot get a worker share and volunteer hours for the same shift.
Do you want to learn how to farm?
Riverview Farms CSA
Wylde Center’s Oakhurst Garden also hosts a weekly pick up spot for the Riverview Farms CSA.
“We started our produce CSA in 2002. Today, we deliver to 11 pickup locations in Atlanta. Because we work with other sustainable and organic farms in our area, we’re able to consistently deliver an interesting box of 5-7 items (typically), for 30 weeks every year. Our CSA includes the terrific organic produce that our farm is famous for: sweet corn, popcorn, melons, tomatoes, garlic, field peas, okra, and onions, in addition to many other veggies and fruits…like apples in the fall! We sometimes include surprises like cornmeal, grits, or even preserved produce to round things out.”