RECIPE: Sunshine Smoothie

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16 oz  sunflower microgreens + 4 oz broccoli microgreens provides the perfect amount of greens to make this smoothie all week long!


About 2 oz sunflower microgreens
About 1/2 oz broccoli microgreens (optional)
1/2 banana – chopped, frozen
1/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 teaspoon chia or flax seeds
1/2 cup water or Almond milk or Soy Milk (to help with blending)

– Place items in blender in the order indicated on recipe.
– Add water to help with blending.


Please try new combinations of microgreens to suit your palate.  Mixing up the fruit is perfectly okay also so don’t be afraid to experiment.

This recipe was originally posted on the C&L Farms Grows website

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About Cotton Mill Farmers Market

The Cotton Mill Farmers Market provides a place for produce, meat, and dairy grown/produced exclusively by local farmers from the West Georgia and East Alabama area, specifically Carroll County or an adjoining county: Haralson, Paulding, Douglas, Fulton, Coweta, Heard, and also Randolph and Cleburne counties in Alabama OR within a 50 mile radius of downtown Carrollton.


609 Dixie St. Carrollton, GA 30117 (near Tanner Medical Center)

Hours of Operation:

Winter Market Hours:

October – March – 9am – 11am each Saturday (weather permitting)

Summer Market Hours: Opening Day is April 7, 2018

April – September – 8am – 12pm each Saturday (weather permitting)

We are:

  • Promoters of sustainable agricultural practices
  • Empowerers of local farm families by giving them an outlet to sell directly to the public
  • Builders of the community by reconnecting local farmers to consumers
  • Supporters of downtown Carrollton and its merchants

In order to foster land stewardship, good health, and community interaction by creating an outlet for local small farmers and vendors to market locally produced products directly to the consumer. The Market will provide a foundation for building partnerships among farmers, agriculturists, consumers, and the business community.

2018 Board of Directors

Your 2018 Board of Directors for the Cotton Mill Farmers Market are:

  • Bryan Hager (Crager-Hager Farm), President
  • Melanie Drew (Blue Heron Pottery), Vice-President
  • Greg Dennis (Dennis Farms), Secretary
  • Chris Benton (C&L Farms Grows)
  • Jacque Garry (Garry Farm)
  • Mary Hart
  • Joshua Jack

Additional Officers and Staff:

  • Wendy Crager (Crager-Hager Farm), Treasurer
  • Market Manager – Open Position
  • Community and Communication Coordinator – Open Position

C&L Farms Grows

LogoColorTextBelow_250x250Chris & LeAnn Benton – C&L Farms Grows, LLC

C&L Farms Grows is a new farm north of Carrollton off of Hwy 113.  The farm is located on 8 beautiful acres with lots of potential.  Each morning there are deer browsing the pasture among wild rabbits and a lone hawk circling overhead.

All of our produce is grown with natural methods, meaning that no chemical fertilizers, sprays, or pesticides are used. Our main focus is our microgreens (pea, sunflower, radish, salad mix, cilantro, broccoli, and shiso) but we also grow a Spring salad mix as well as herbs.  We are expanding into more root vegetables such as carrots, beets, white turnips, and radish.  We are stewards to the land and will begin to focus our efforts on our permaculture walking trail food forest.

Our mission is to foster social and environmental change through the production of local food, and to help, teach, and empower people to start growing their own. We believe that our transition from a petroleum based society is inevitable and how we chose to perceive that potentially devastating event is entirely up to us. At C&L Farms, we see that as an opportunity to create the world we want to live in, and while we move from a society and food system that is energy intensive, environmentally destructive, and socially inequitable, we can have fun, eat good wholesome food, get some exercise, and reconnect with the soil and our community at the same time.

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