Dawson Local Harvest, hosted by Leilani’s Gardens, is a group of local farms, gardeners, bakers, cooks, and craftspeople located in north Georgia. Farms and gardeners grow using strict organic standards to ensure that everything produced is chemical-free. Many are Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown. All members are dedicated to supplying their customers with the freshest and highest quality vegetables, herbs, mill products, dairy, eggs, meats, fruits, crafts, flowers, and transplants. Participating farms vary in size and specialty, but all carry the common thread of dedication to community, environment, health and education.

Enhance 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.

Most of the other Locally Grown groups charge a $25 (or more) membership, but we are currently waiving that fee.

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.

Unlike co-ops, CSAs, and Buying Clubs where everyone gets the same box of stuff (and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), with Locally Grown each week you can browse the Shopping List to see everything that’s available. You choose just those items and quantity that you want.

Each Sunday evening a newsletter is sent to everyone with an account here by e-mail. Customers must place their order between 10am Monday and no later than 8pm Tuesday. Orders are placed here on our website. To confirm that your order was completed, please check your email for a confirmation invoice. If you do not receive the email confirmation you will need to place your order again. Give the system at least 30 minutes to generate a confirmation.

Orders are picked-up at Leilani’s Gardens on Fridays from 4pm to 6pm. Leilani’s Gardens is located east of Dawsonville about 2.5 miles west of GA 400 at 4141 Highway 53 East.

Still have questions? Send an email to leilanisgardens@gmail.com