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Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op: The market is closed for ordering.
The Spa City Co-op market is now closed for ordering. Please plan to pick up your order this Friday between 3 and 4:30 pm.
Should you be unable to pick up, please arrange for a friend to do so for you.
Thank you for ordering from Spa City Co-op
This weeks market manager
Miami County Locally Grown: Join us for our MCLG Community Potluck!
When Lynn Miller writes, I instantly and clearly visualize what we’re trying to build with our small contribution to the growing, necessary local food movement.
A good friend of ours, farmer, author, progressive extraordinaire, Lynn wrote a piece in his beloved quarterly Small Farmer’s Journal that envisions the need and potential of building the kind of community possible with this market…
He retells the Greek myth of Sisyphus who’s cursed with rolling a huge stone up a hill, only to have it roll back down – up and down, no resolution, no freedom. “That is what large scale debt-ridden farming is for far too many good folk… It is manifest desperation. How does one escape it? I humbly suggest that it begins with doubting. As humans and as farmers we need to doubt what society and the marketplace have been telling us and trust that gut instinct to go for our own version of a debt-free handmade life working with family and friends to produce, to be caretakers, to belong to a place, to have that place allow us to be a good part of what it may become.
“Some of us are small, debt-free or close to it, and challenged by our farming, but we’re happy because we are doing what we want to do and embraced by the ownership of it all… quite a few of us would do this work even if we didn’t make anything at it. We happily farm for free (at least it seems like we’re farming for free) because the intangible rewards are so grand and fine [and I know my husband and I aren’t the only ones who feel this way].
“Good farming is always about good farmers working carefully with what they have, what they know, what they may learn, and in concert with each other and nature.” Big governments around the world “are dead wrong on this subject… as they hold that the way forward… is leveraged industrial farming. They do not see that this model has failed and continues to destroy the food supply, the environment, the planet, human societies and dignity.
“The answer rests in the opposite direction. A move to allow and encourage people and peoples to return to the land and their agrarian heritage would transform the world’s economy with natural growth, all the while healing human society and the environment. Confusion about words like sustainable, organic, non-GMO, local, healthy… biodynamic, green, and small farming all will fall away as the waves of new small farmers answer every question with a positive action.
“You will know what is local because you will know first-hand the people who raised that meat, because you will have picked the crop yourself, because you will have watched that food grow as you drove by, because your brother and sister work at the creamery that buys Fred’s milk and makes your cottage cheese, because you stood patiently waiting at the farmer’s market as Sandra backed her husband’s produce-loaded pickup to the table. Every cog in the wheel of your community’s agrarian pursuits will have cause to know and protect every single piece of the puzzle, to avoid poisons, to encourage fertility, to guarantee freshness, to embrace what makes that region’s food unique.
“We need more people in farming, so that we might repair the earth and save humanity.
“But it has to start by talking it up”…
ENTER OUR MARKET COMMUNITY POTLUCK
Tonight available on the Market under our MCLG category is a Community Potluck open to any vendor or customer interested in attending… limited to 10 customers (who are encouraged to bring a guest/family) and 10 vendors (also bringing a guest/family), and again hosted by our ever-gracious Deb Spencer, 6635 StudeBaker, at her lovely farm in Tipp City (what would we do without her bake oven?) on Monday September 17th at 5pm.
A chance to get to know your fellow customers and local producers, this is sure to be another unforgettable MCLG event – last month we invited our long-term supporters and volunteers for our first crack at a dinner that would allow vendors and customers to enjoy a fantastic evening of good food and good company, nurturing the relationships we’ve been building thru this market for two years. And using them as willing (and hungry) guinea pigs, we quickly realized how vital and fun such an event could be – in fact, afterwards we had more vendors AND customers AND even strangers volunteer their own farms, yards, and homes for our next event, because they couldn’t wait to participate! Talk about community building! And there will be more.
We were the most eclectic, quirky, wonderful group of folks that may never have gotten along under any other circumstances – yet in this relaxed, intimate environment, the obvious was clear – we all shared one truly indispensable thing in common… we all eat, and want to eat good food. You could mingle from one conversation to the next and join the talk about the potential products available with access to a shared-use kitchen, hydroponics, backyard poultry, getting kids involved in the garden, ancient grains, heirloom tomatoes, bake ovens, all the necessary fabric to knit a sustainable, healthy society right around us.
We have barely begun to “talk it up”, and must continue… won’t you join us? :-)
Statesboro Market2Go: Order Before Midnight!
Remember to place your order for this week before midnight tonight.
Dawson Local Harvest: Don't Miss Out! The Dawson Market Closes Tonight!
Dawson Local Harvest for August 24th
A Cornucopia of Vegetables, Fresh-baked Pies, Gourmet Mushrooms, Pastured Chicken, Milk, Eggs, Artisan Breads and More ALL AVAILABLE NOW! PLACE YOUR ORDER before 9 pm Tonight!
Already Ordered? You can place an additional Order and we’ll combine them at Checkout.
Have a Great Night! Alan, Market Manager
RAF Buying Clubs : Ordering Reminder!
Just a friendly reminder to get your orders in by tonight! (We have decided to extend the ordering window for Wednesday pickups to 10pm Tuesday night)
Thank you and we hope to see you tomorrow!
Manchester Locally Grown: Reminder: Ordering Closes at 10 pm
Manchester Locally Grown market
To Contact Us
Our pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, which is located at 215 East Fort Street. Click on the address for a map, then turn it around to see the pavilion.
This is just a friendly reminder to place your order online by 10 pm this evening.
Remember to hit that last “submit” button. I really dislike disappointing a customer who comes to market, only to find no order in their name because they didn’t hit the last button. When your order is placed, you will receive an email confirmation. If for any reason you fail to receive this confirmation, please contact Linda as soon as you realize it’s missing.
Also please go to our Facebook page & like, comment, and share this week’s post. Facebook isn’t allowing me to post on multiple sites, or post multiple photos. So please help us spread the word. Surveys indicate that word of mouth is the most effective form of advertisement. Please help us advertise our fantastic growing market!
See you on Thursday!
Michael & Linda
New Field Farm's Online Market: Kale, Banana potatoes, and a slow down
We’re adding Winterbor kale, Banana Fingerling potatoes, and a few beans this week.
Lettuce and mix are still in short supply and will continue to be for a couple of weeks.
The first planting of beets are picked out and the second is waiting to dry out so they can grow!
The second planting of cukes are slowing down, with another on the way. Squash, too, so ask for squash this week.
Sakuras are also finally slowing down. We should be able to find a few more before we pull out the plants.
We’re not out of the woods yet, weather-wise, with 2 more inches of rain since last Tuesday and more tomorrow. Maybe we’ll have a beautiful September!? At least I was able to plant some late broccoli yesterday, as well as more spinach, bok choy, and a planting of lettuce up where the soil isn’t saturated.
Thank you for your orders.
Conway, AR: Tuesday Reminder - Market Closes Tonight after 10pm.
There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, August 24th.
The market closes TONIGHT after 10pm, maybe even midnight! Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!
How to contact us:
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…
Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039
Email: Steve – email@example.com
Florida Suncoast Locally Grown: market will be closed for the next few weeks
the market will be closed till september. thanks for the support:)
Dawson Local Harvest: . . .and the Veggies Just Keep Rollin' in!
Dawson Local Harvest UPDATE
. . . and the Veggies Just Keep Rollin’ In!
WOW, HEIRLOOM GARDENS has too many Veggies, so they’ve joined The Harvest! They’ve just added Poblano Peppers and a Pepper Assortment, Baby Eggplant, a burgundy and green Okra mix, beautiful Heirloom Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes. It’s so great to have this big variety of healthy, delicious Vegetables available, so please take advantage of this abundance. It doesn’t get any better than this!
The Market Closes Tomorrow at 9 pm! Order Now!
Thanks, Alan, Market Manager