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ALFN Local Food Club: The Market Is Open: Folksy Foodies
Why, Hello Digital Community,
I didn’t see you there. Did you hear? The Market is open, and in a wave of grace, we received a cold front that kicked the heat down a few notches. It feels indescribably good outside right now, and ALFN really thinks you ought to take advantage, since we may not see a day like this for another three months. ALFN knows what it’s talking about.
Quick musing: Folksy Foodie. I think this can be the phrase to label the unique Arkansan locavore. See, we have the kind of foodie slant, loving fresh food and gushing over pictures of food on Facebook and eating purple carrots. But we also have a long, rich background of agriculture and gardening that the more progressive havens of foodism lack. You talk to people at pickup on Saturdays, and they can easily remember growing this stuff as kids with their grandparents. It’s a little new age and old age. We are Folksy Foodies. Eh, try it out, see if it sticks.
Local Food in the House, Ya’ll…
Out of town for the 4th weekend? Don’t forget about our Monday pickup option. Just because you must miss Saturday pickup, doesn’t mean you have to go without your local groceries.
Bulk Cabbage from Armstead Mountain Farm. A saw a few customers take their bulk cabbage home yesterday, with plans for fermentation. Toss in some garlic and other shredded root veggies, and you’ve got a funky mess.
Ghost Peppers from Willow Springs Market Garden. This pepper should come with a skull and crossbones. Infamous for being hot beyond the realm of reason. Brave souls have tried… and died. Well, I don’t know if anyone’s died, but the idea makes the pepper more alluring, doesn’t it?
Moringa Leaves from Willow Springs Market Garden. This could be an interesting horizon-broadener. A super-healthy green, so they say, superior in taste to spinach and collards, etc. Eat raw or sautéed.
OKRA from Kellogg (Certified Naturally Grown), Barnhill, and friends. I love fresh okra so much. Roast or grill it (helps pull out some of the slimy) and it is so divine.
Gray Zucchini from Bluebird. Interesting. A staple, Jerry says, in Latin cuisine, with a gray-green skin. Anyone tried the Zucchini-Pepita salsa at Local Lime? This might be the time to recreate it at home.
Squash, Squash, Squash. Acorn, Butternut, Yellow, Zucchini. So much squash. Perfect for carving figurines and giving them to your children as toys. The bonus is that when your children get tired of your carven toys, you can eat them.
Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes from everywhere. Little cherries, heirlooms, hybrids. Order some tomatoes + MeatWorks or Falling Sky smoked bacon + Arkansas Fresh multigrain bread and baby, you got a BLT.
Bulk Basil from Rattle’s Garden. $10 for 1 gallon. Not bad. Time to make pesto. Also, lots of fresh basil from Little Rock Urban Farming, Armstead, etc. plus a multitude of herbs for cooking.
Arkansas Natural Produce and Crimmins’ Family Farm are taking a little vacation. Yes, I miss them too. Until then, try consoling yourself with hot peppers and blueberries. And chicken feet.
Sharing and So-shia-lizin’…
Wanting to visit a U-Pick place for some berries? Loretta Elmore in Hot Springs…
“Yes it is berry picking time, We are starting u pick next week. We will be open for picking starting Tuesday morning, our hours will be 6am to 12pm everyday except Thursdays and Saturdays, We charge $2 a pound which usually averages about $12 a gallon for U-pick. Anyone wanting to pick should give us a call at 501-984-5498.”
A day in the life of Tammy Sue’s Critters
A look at today on the farm. Get up, feed and milk. Spend several hours moving hay and making sure all critters have fresh water. Then make delivery to Little Rock, head to Sherwood Farmer’sMarket, set up in a little bit of heat, work till 8:00. Time to head home and feed and milk again. Then, looks like rain, we have to cover 26 rolls of hay with tarps. Finally at 10:30 shower and have fresh peaches on ice cream! Wow, what a day."
Starting July 7th, Boulevard Bread Co will be open for brunch on Sundays. I love brunch.
And, last but not least, Le Pops was recently featured in the Food Network’s magazine as Arkansas’ best ice cream treat. Some serious recognition there, indeed.
Good week to all, and a happy 4th!
Madison GA: The Market is Open!!!!!!
See everyone Wed.!!
Farm Where Life is Good: Online Market is OPEN for Business (Week 27)
Early potatoes are flowering— harbinger of new potato harvest coming up.
Stones River Market: Time to Order Local Food - Happy Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is this week and the Market will be open as scheduled with the regular Wednesday pick up.
Special note for Nashville customers – No pick up this week as I will not be in the office Thursday nor Friday.
Wheat grass is back from Double Star Bar Farm.
Gladiolas are a new cut flower added by Erdmann Farm.
Wedge Oak Farm wants me to let you know that they have various sizes of delicious ribs in time for the holiday. They also have suckling pig and will make a special delivery to allow for thawing.
Since the Fourth is a perfect time for grilling, don’t forget about the products offered from Meadow Branch Beef, Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms.
Finally, Stones River Market has been approved to accept SNAP. I will have the necessary equipment soon. Please share this information with anyone you might know.
Thank you for your orders last week.
See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/
Russellville Community Market: The Market is Open for the Holiday Week!
Hello everyone! This week’s market day lands directly on July 4th, and RCM WILL be open! The selection may be a bit smaller this week, with farmers and artisans taking time off for the holiday, but there is still plenty to choose from!
As always, the ordering period will be from 12:00 noon today until Tuesday at 10:00 p.m., with our regular hours of 4:00-6:30 on Thursday evening for pickup.
We hope to see a lot of you on market day this week!
Have a happy 4th of July week!
Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook
Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.
To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.
Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!
Gwinnett Locally Grown: Group Buys for July - MEM and Green Pasture
Green Fork Farmers Market: Weekly Product List
Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,
Don’t forget to place your order for Wednesday’s market, just in time for 4th of July! We have a great selection of meats to throw on the grill—lamb, pork, chicken, and beef. We have yummy potatoes, garlic, green onions, and fresh sage, mint, fennel, and basil. And NEW this week—Green beans from Beyond Organics Farm and mixed summer squash from Green Fork Farm. We also have honey, beeswax, locally roasted coffee, herbal bath and body care products, and vegetable seeds still available.
There’s plenty to choose from, so go ahead and place your order from now until Monday at midnight, then pick up your order and pay on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville.
We’ll see you on Wednesday!
Green Fork Farmers Market
Tullahoma Locally Grown: Fourth of July
Just a note to let you know that we will be having pick up on Friday the 5th this coming week instead of Thursday which is July 4th. Same time, same place, but Friday instead of Thursday.
Thank you all!!
Manchester Locally Grown: Market Is Closed This Week
I’m sorry that our delivery day falls on July Fourth this year. I’m going to leave the market closed this week unless I hear from several of our farmers wanting it open. I hope you all have a fabulous Fourth! Don’t forget to put out your flag!
Suwanee Whole Life Co-op: Produce Box delivery will be on TUESDAY
I have received confirmation that Nature’s Garden Delivered produce boxes will be delivered on TUESDAY not Monday. We will have our normal TUESDAY pick up on July 2nd.
I will send an email after the boxes are dropped off so please do not arrive until you see the “Items are Ready” email on Tuesday afternoon.
Thanks so much,