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Rain Rain Go Away...It's Market Day
Rain or Shine, the vendors at Vista Marketplace are eagerly awaiting your arrival.We have several new vendors, as well as the ones you’ve come to know and love, offering South Carolina made products and produce. Such a variety that you really don’t even have to make a trip to the grocery store! And when it comes to gift items, we’ve got you covered. Come out and visit at 701 Whaley this saturday. We’re inside…so you won’t get wet!
Check out our website to pre-order veggie baskets and other assorted items, then you can pick it up Saturday at the market.
I’m excited to welcome Far East Herb Company to our family of local growers/producers. Far East Herb Company is a traditional medicine herb company started by one of our very own co-op members! I’m happy that Mona has decided to share her wealth of knowledge about Chinese herbal formulas with us. Many of the herbal blends contain herbs that are certified organic when available,yet they are not labeled as such as it is impossible to guarantee availability with each batch. They are however naturally grown and are lab tested for quality assurance.
Here are a few health problems that Far East Herb Company has Chinese herbal remedies for. Please contact Mona at email@example.com if you have specific questions.
- Adrenal Exhaustion
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Bronchial Asthma
- Coronary Artery Problems
- Crohn’s Disease
- Endocrine Imbalance
- Generalized Inflammation
- Irritable Bowel
- Joint and Muscle Issues
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Polycystic Ovaries
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Co-op Play Date
One of our wonderful moms, Johanna, would like to start a play date group! She’s a mother of 2 and lives in Buford/Sugar Hill/Suwanee area. If you are interested please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org I think this is a great way to get to know one another and we already have one thing in the common- Suwanee Whole Life Co-op!
Spinach Artichoke Pesto from A&A Alta Cucina
Look for these and other items in the co-op market tomorrow starting around 7am to Sunday at 5pm.
Thank you all for your continued support!
Harvest News: CSA alert and more ... Your Market is Open Thurs-Mon, Feb. 21-25, 2013
h1. Clemson Locally Grown Market
Fresh Roasted Free-Range Chicken
Simple and delicious!
1 (4-pound) whole organic Welch & Son chicken*
8 sprigs green garlic*
4 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary*
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken. Rinse chicken with cold water; pat dry. Trim excess fat. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breast and drumsticks by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat.
3. Combine garlic and rosemary. Rub seasoning mixture under loosened skin and into the body cavity. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over entire outside surface of chicken.
4. Place chicken in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°; bake 1 hour or until a thermometer registers 180°. Let stand 5 minutes.
“*” indicates ingredient is available on Upstate Locally Grown
WELCOME CLEMSON USLG CUSTOMERS
The countdown to Spring has begun. Use the next food pickup to stock up on all your winter faves. The next Clemson delivery will be THIS Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the Clemson Montessori School. from 4:30-5 p.m.
Welch & Son Farm has organic, free-range chickens back. These tender young birds are delicious and cook up perfectly from beginning to end. We recommend making use of your whole bird, by saving the bones, and making a fresh stock with them. A handful of fresh Putney herbs is a nice addition to any roasted chicken or stock recipe.
Spurgeon Farm still has a variety of winter veggies, including collards, beets, kale, and more. Check out their offerings and more under vegetables.
In addition to your order of Putney Farm Eggs (order early; supply expected to be low) and sweet potatoes, Nature’s Beef, Welch & Son sausage and chicken, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit Cafe baked goods, and more, be sure to click on vegetables on the left-hand navigation bar of our market page and spend some time browsing veggies. More greens and other fall vegetables will be available in the coming weeks.
Duck eggs are a very good alternative to chicken eggs, and we have them here at Clemson Locally Grown. Duck eggs are much larger in general, and have a very nice rich flavor and texture. Ducks graze much more than chickens do, so the eggs are richer. They are excellent for baking, in omelets, hard boiled … order yours today!
Occasional CSA Box
For veggie lovers with commitment issues
No need to pay up front. We will give you what’s fresh and bountiful in an occasional box for $25. Just order as you like, once a week, once a month, or just once in a while. Here are a few things you can look for in this week’s $25, occasional CSA box. Be sure to order yours today! We have a limited number of these available, so act fast!
- Putney Farm eggs and sweet potatoes
- Spurgeon Farm kale
We thank you for registering at Clemson Locally Grown Please encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join you.
Clemson Locally Grown donates 3 percent of our order profits to Clemson Montessori School, in return for use of their school parking lot as a drop-off location. We also appreciate the helpful hands of CMS market volunteers. Feel free to lend your hands, if you have a moment to do so.
We are getting geared up to have a fantastic season with veggies at Putney Farm, which is why we are considering opening up a few CSAs. I have already started seedlings for kohlrabi, cabbage, spinach, bunching onions, potatoes, broccoli, lettuce, chives, and much more to come! We have purchased a small greenhouse to start our seedlings, and will be offering started plants as well.
My specialty is flowers, but herbs and veggies come in a close second. We will be growing a complete variety of veggies this year; hoping to cover all the veggies for ourselves and a few others. We also have asparagus and strawberries, as well as blueberries and perhaps blackberries in limited amounts.
We have cut back on chickens, and will offer first to our USLG members before we send to our commercial outlet, Swamp Rabbit Cafe.
FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP!
Did you know, anyone who has a recipe or article published in the Harvest News is entitled to one added month of membership! Tell us about your garden, share your favorite eats with us, or even a book review. Please email your CLG content to Heidi.
We appreciate Clemson Montessori School for allowing us to host our drop-off in their shady parking lot!
And we thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally produced foods possible! Be sure to “like” us on Facebook so you can stay in touch with all the latest updates.
Have a wonderful week, happy shopping on USLG, and may you enjoy good family meals from all your goodies!
Donna and Lenard, Heidi, Anna, Elizabeth, and the whole gang of Market helpers.
The Market is Now Open…Go on and Shop Now!
Please remember you can ONLY order through The Market from now until Monday at 9:00 am. After that, online ordering will be DISABLED until next week.
Pick-up your order on Tuesday between 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019
New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.
February 21st, 2013 – IMPORTANT: Please Read Thoroughly!
Dear market customer,
Please be sure to read through this entire post thoroughly. It contains very important information that we’ve found has been confusing to some customers lately.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far! I am glad to be back and really missed being in The Market the past three weeks. I will be here Tuesday and look forward to seeing all of you!
Everyone is really excited about the first order of produce boxes, coming in this week! Be sure to order early for our next order, to be delivered March 8th.
We did notice quite a bit of confusion on how the produce boxes ordering process works, so please read below for important details:
REMEMBER: The rules for ordering produce boxes are a little different than you are used to:
- Payment for produce boxes is due immediately after order. You may pay online right away or mail a check to Rancho Alegre Farm immediately. Normally, you can pay for your order when you pick-up on Tuesday, but the produce boxes are due immediately upon ordering due to logistics. We will work on making the produce boxes available on Tuesday, along with the rest of the products we sell, in the near future.
- Pick-up for produce boxes is every other Friday, not on Tuesdays as usual.
Order Your Organic Produce Boxes Early
The first order of Certified Organic Produce Boxes will be delivered this Friday, so if you purchased one (or two) be sure to come pick-up this Friday, February 22nd, between 2-5 PM at Rancho Alegre Farm.
If you would like to get in on the next order, to be delivered March 8th, you can order now.
Some of the variety produce you will get:
onions * potatoes * tomatoes * garlic * two or three varieties of greens (kale, chard, spinach) * berries * potatoes * broccoli * cabbage * lettuce * apples * carrots * bananas * pears * mushrooms * beets * celery * plums
For all other market products, you can pay when you pick-up, but for the produce boxes, you must pay immediately.
Please pay for your produce boxes as soon as you order them online or mail a check ASAP to Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019.
Click here and order you produce box now!
Order Johnston’s Milk Through The Market
Johnston Family Farm is one of our most loved partners. Everyone is really enjoying their high quality homemade cheeses and raw milk labeled for pet consumption. Try their exquisite buttermilk, cream, and chocolate milk. Get Johnston’s dairy products at the market here.
* Important Note: *
At Rancho Alegre Farm, we are proud to offer raw milk for pet consumption through our Raw Milk Prepaid Program. However, at this time our Raw Milk Prepaid Program is full and closed.
We will notify you when we have more spots available, so in the meantime, please order Johnston’s dairy products at the market here instead.
Johnston also has top quality raw milk for pet consumption and is a great alternative to Rancho Alegre Farm’s raw milk.
We have noticed some people have filled out the raw milk waitlist form on Rancho Alegre Farm’s website and think they have ordered milk. This form is to be put on the waitlist only, not to order milk. To order Johnston’s dairy products at the market, click here. You can get as many gallons as you want with not commitment!
Place Your Order By Monday at 9:00am
Remember that this Online Market is ONLY open Thusdays at 9:00am until Mondays at 9:00am.
After Monday at 9:00am, online ordering will be DISABLED, so you will not be able to place any orders until the following Thursday at 9:00am.
Why? Because we only sell the freshest products, and our farmers/vendors harvest their crops and prepare their products based on your order.
We are a local CSA-style Farmer’s Market, we are not a big-store conglomerate. Each order is custom prepared, so after you order on the weekend, our farmers/vendors get the order ready quickly for you to pick up the next day, Tuesday.
We hope to continue to bring you the best sustainable and nutrient-dense products for many years to come!
Thank you so much for your support.
Rancho Alegre Farm
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Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,
We will be at the market this evening for pickup from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We will close early due to early closing of the bookstore due to inclement weather. Please let us know if you won’t be able to make it by 6:00 and we will make other arrangements with you.
Thanks, and we’ll see you later!
Green Fork Farmers Market
Old 99 Farm week of Feb 17 2013
Really late this week, not that it matters to the loyal regulars who have already sent their orders in!! Thank you all. www.old99farm.locallygrown.net
Eggs special this week
Three for two pricing. Buy two get a third dozen to share with a neighbour or shut-in.
The cold and stopped any growth in the greenhouse, not enough to harvest greens this week. I do have carrots in the ground and potatoes in storage.
Some sobering food soundbites from the web last week, first by the renowned Lester Brown:
New era of food scarcity echoes collapsed civilizations
“The world is in transition from an era of food abundance to one of scarcity. Over the last decade, world grain reserves have fallen by one third. World food prices have more than doubled, triggering a worldwide land rush and ushering in a new geopolitics of food. Food is the new oil. Land is the new gold.”
Read more at http://sgnews.ca/2013/02/11/food-from-abundance-to-scarcity/
And from David Suzuki, who needs no introduction, about tarsands, arctic drilling and climate upset:
Government must heed environment commissioner’s warnings
“Vaughan [Environment and Sustainable Development Commissioner, Scott Vaughan] says the government has no real plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is not even on track to meet its own modest targets (already watered down from the widely accepted emission-levels baseline of 1990 to 2005). It is unprepared for tanker accidents and oil spills in coastal waters. It lacks regulations governing toxic chemicals used by the oil industry.”
Full text at http://sgnews.ca/2013/02/14/putting-the-environment-on-the-agenda/
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Place your order before Friday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Saturday.
Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.
Pickup is from 12-7pm on Saturday February 23th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.
Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Thursday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
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Welcome Toula Argentis of 2B Whole, www.2bwhole.net, to the market this week.
All items are gluten free/dairy free and allergen free. Specializing in breads, desserts, pies and cookies.
It’s official. On Thursday, February 21, we will meet for delivery and pickup at 113 East Main Street, Manchester. This is a white building located next to “The Brew.” If you need directions, please call Linda at (931) 273-9708.
Collards, Kale and Butternut squash is back on the food hub this week. Order by noon today!