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Wildfire Farm--CSA Online Market:  New Market for 2013


Hey all,
We’ve tweaked this online market to be primarily for our CSA customers. Your bags will arrive as scheduled on Monday, or Thursday. We may have extra salad this week. I’ve made it available for ordering, but only if you want extra. Not sure how much extra there’ll be, which is why the estimated quantity is zero. The site will still let you order since that is an estimated rather than exact quantity. Hope you all like this. We have small quantities of herbs listed here for sale. These will be additions only if you order them since they are not normally included in your bags. There are plenty of eggs right now cause it’s springtime!!

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the farmers, volunteers, and customers who participated in yesterday’s farm tour. It was a real pleasure to see so many families enjoying the beautiful Ozarks and getting to know some of our unique, hardworking farmers. It is my hope that participants got a feel not only for the quality of production practiced by our growers but also the quality of individuals and families that work together to produce our great food. Good work everyone!

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Single click the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when you’re order has been placed.

Thank you and have a wonderful week.
Best regards,
Gabe Levin
CLG Market Director

Local Farms First:  Last day to order local! Great Green Garlic!



Greetings local food lovers!

Today is the last chance to order local!

How about some delicious green garlic from Thistle Whistle Farm?

Also called “spring garlic”, it can be used like scallions to add a sweet, mild garlic flavor to your favorite dishes!

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Maya Silver
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
970-641-7682
click here to start shopping on the website:
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com

McColloms Market:  June FFFN - Change of Date - Please Mark Your Calendars


Hi Everyone:

I just wanted to give you all a heads up that I need to change the pick-up day for the June Order from Wed., June 5th to TUESDAY, June 4th. My apologies for making the switch. I have a conflict that I can’t change.

The order will still open on the Morning of Friday, May 31st. Thanks so much for your understanding. See you soon.

Melinda

Stone County, AR:  TODAY...and our Sustainability Weekend Rapidly Approaches!


Hey there, Shoppers!

The Market’s Open for the next 56 hours! Together, Stone County Locally Grown Online and Stone County Farmers Market are providing you with better access to our County’s locally grown fare. Whether you prefer your orders be ready for you on Market Day or to shop at the Market Site, be sure supporting your local growers is high on your list! It’s an important thing for your health and for the health of our County.

Don’t forget our Sustainability Weekend is just around the corner! Don’t miss this opportunity to boost your gardening skills and learn new easy and effective ways to grow much of your own food and/or to attend one or more of the wonderful workshops the Arkansas Craft School is offering.

If you’re simply interested in getting with friends to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by some of Stone County’s most talented cooks and gardeners…as well as bask in the glory of Tomahawk Creek Farm, you can do that as well. Yet one more option, is bringing your own lunch and picnicking on the grounds!

Call the Arkansas Craft School at (870) 269-8397 with questions or to reserve your spot at one of the meals or events.

Hope to see you there! It’s going to be a wonderfully informative and enjoyable weekend!

The Wednesday Market:  Happy Mother's Day! The Wednesday Market is Open.


Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers in The Wednesday Market community. We hope you all are having a pleasant day!

The Market is open for orders. Remember to place your order by Monday at 10 p.m. Your items will be available for pick-up on Wednesday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Here is the link: http://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Several new items have been listed this week. Check out the website for all of the details.

Thank you for buying locally, and thanks always for supporting local agricultural.

We hope to see you on Wednesday!

Thanks,

Beverly

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Market Newsletter


Greetings All!

What a beautiful day! Blue skies and a nice breeze!

Some would say I neglected my duties as your Newsletter author – or perhaps that is just my overactive imagination! “Life happens!” and it seems that I have been swamped since the middle of last week! So, please know I appreciate your patience!

Now – If you want to skip reading my musings, which do include Market News, Weekly Specials, Farmer of the Week information, news about upcoming Events and Classes, little known facts and tidbits about ‘this and that’ then click
Take me to the Market. You can access this and other Newsletters/Blog postings by clicking on the Weblog tab on the website!

For those of you still with me, grab a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate made with rich and creamy goat milk and read on!

Happy Mother’s Day! Mary exudes wisdom and grace and has been “loved and worn into a Velveteen Mother”. I am so blessed to have her as a friend and a partner in this Market! Mary posted this on Facebook! I was so touched by it that I wanted to share it with you. It was written by Ann Voskamp and posted on her Blog “The Holy Experience”. She says: “homemaking is about making a home, not perfection…motherhood is a hallowed space..” Please click on the link and take a few minutes to read and reflect! Then click the back arrow to return to the Newsletter! Why Mother’s Day is for the Birds.

…and now, back to your regular scheduled programming…favorite Newsletter of the week!

Market pickup last Thursday was busy, busy! Mary and I were without Betsy, our favorite, efficient volunteer and boy did it make a difference! We had a good time, but we were hopping! Every week we are adding new customers to the Market and we love taking the time to meet and greet the ‘newbies’ as well as chat with our regulars! Thank you for continuing to share the Market with friends and family! You are part of the reason Heirloom Family Market is growing! That means our message of eating local, fresh products, getting to know your Farmer/Grower and where you food comes from is spreading – and we believe that is a very good thing!

Are you interested in becoming a Market Volunteer? Please call us and let us know! We will tell you all about it and how it works. (There are perks!) You can reach me at 404-432-4337 or Mary at 404-245-2919! Volunteer and get to know others in the Heirloom Living Market!


New Farmers/Growers/Artisans


Please welcome Lucy Repp an Artisan who makes Goat’s Milk Soaps! Her husband is Rusty and together they own Little Tots Estate! You have already tried the milk, you know how smooth and silky it is — check out Lucy’s deals! She offers many different fragrances! Wow together with the excellent choices from Good Shepherd Herbals you have many fragrances to choose from and no duplicates! We are blessed! Be sure and put your fragrance choice in the Product Comment Section on the Check Out Page!

Education


CheeseMaking 101 was scheduled for yesterday – but Life Happens and several class members had unexpected conflicts, so Mary has rescheduled for June 22nd – Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. There are still a couple of spaces left. Make your reservation today and join Mary for a FUN and informative class. Take home 3 different cheeses that you will prepare in class. Learn the basics so you can join in the Intermediate and Advanced Classes to be offered later this summer!

GMOOMG…! What in the World Am I Eating?
is an hour class that will explain what GMO’s are, how they are made and what foods they are in, why they are not-so-good bad for us, how to identify GMO’s in the food you purchase and how to avoid them. Great information with shopping guides! Tuesday, May 14th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center! Find the class listed under Event Reservations on the Market page.

Updates


Heritage Farm just processed chickens! For those of you who make bone broth – there are chicken feet and backs! For those who haven’t tried to make your own bone broth, please ask Mary or Maryanne about this awesome, nutrient-dense food. There will be a recipe waiting for you at Market pickup on Thursday! Thanks, Greg for providing the resources with pastured chickens and grass-fed meats so that we can eat Real food and be assured of the quality!


The Produce Box offered by Doug’s Garden has great variety this week: Swiss Chard, English Peas, Turnips, White Radishes, Red Radishes, Green Onions, Broccoli Tips and huge bags of Baby Spinach and Salad Mix. Doug will include vegetables that are ready for harvest Thursday morning! The produce boxes are bountiful and the veggies beautiful, freshly harvested and delicious! Order one today! And please check in with Mary at pickup for recipes to help you make delicious meals using everything in your Produce Box!

Back River Farm has Hakurei Turnips! If you have never tried these little treasures you are in for a treat! Crispy and flavorful! I have sauteed, roasted, sliced for salads and fried to make chips! Am contemplating slicing some to dehydrate — sliced VERY thin for chips! Also doing Kale for Kale Chips! Yummy!

Russell Johnston of Johnston Family Farm has let me know that the raw, creamy fresh-frozen milk is out of stock! The GREAT news is there will be fresh ‘you-might-could-call-this-cream-if-it-weren’t-illegal-to-do-so’ “milk” this week! As much as I love Goat Milk, I cannot pass up the opportunity to get some FRESH (not frozen)“Creamy” milk from Johnston Family Farm. The girls have been feasting on new Spring grasses and the result is rich milk (cream)so rich and good you can use it to make ice cream or butter! (for your pets, of course since All raw milk is labeled for ‘Pet Consumption’ as required by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and is the only way raw milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.) Aw man! Dudley loves butter! It is a good thing he doesn’t know how to open the fridge…hmmm think I need to be diligent about keeping the butter keeper pushed W A Y back on the counter!

Weekly Specials

Goat Milk from Little Tots Estate will be available Buy One – Get One Free again this week! Rusty has decided to let more of the mama does remain in milk for a bit longer – this is especially good news for people who have pets that love goat milk, those of us who are happy to drink it and people who have pets that love goat cheese! This is the best Goat Milk I have ever tasted! (All Goat Milk is labeled for ‘Pet Consumption’ as required by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and is the only way raw milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.) This special will not last forever!

And the weekly update on the Black Lab and Goat Milk – Dudley has been on his best behavior this week, because we have house guests! Maybe I will ask them to stay longer…

Phoenix Gardens is still offering 6 Heirloom Veggie Seedlings at $10.00! The seedlings are good sized and ready to plant. Four different varieties of Tomatoes and 2 varieties of Summer Squash will be welcome additions to your harvest this summer! This is a fantastic opportunity to get GMO-Free seedlings! Be sure and indicate the NAMES of the seedlings you would like in the Product COMMENT section!

Patchwork Pastures has a GREAT deal this week only on Raised Garden Beds! There are only a few left, so get them now while there is still time!

Graduations are upon us! Choose a Graduate Gift Bag from Good Shepherd Herbals which contains many herbal items (3 goat milk soaps in yummy scents, a jar of Beulah Balm and a bag of Wise Woman Tea) – a $37 value for $30! This is a perfect gift for that special graduate that has worked to hard to get that degree!

My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great graduation gift or even a great Hostess gift!

Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch has a great special again this week! Free DE (Diatomaceous Earth) with the purchase of the Pest Pistol. This is a natural way to kill fleas and other pesky critters!

Find the above items under Weekly Specials on the Market Page!

Farmer of the Week


Dabrielle and Bruce of My Daily Bread will be our featured Farmers of the Week! Be sure and stop and say hello at Market pickup. These fine folks provide us with wholesome, organic and yummy bakery items. They will have goodies to taste and stories to share! As always there will be items to purchases from the Farmers’ Sale Table! Don’t take the chance that your favorite will be there – Place your order today!
…this and that…

Heritage Farm will deliver this week if we meet the minimum order amount that will allow them to make the trip. Please check your freezer and order what you need! Remember to check out their chicken offerings!

The date of the Farm Tour of Little Tots Estate will be included in the Wednesday reminder-to-order email! We will have a sign-up sheet at Market pickup and send emails to those who have expressed an interest.

Let us know what Farm you would like to visit and we will plan it! What fun! Meet the Farmer, see the Farm, get to know other members of the Heirloom Living Market Family…and a good time will be had by all! Of course children will be welcome – what better way for them to get to know how food comes to them!

A Final Thought…

Mother’s Day is coming to a close. There are those that are blessed to still have their Mother in their lives; there are those who are blessed to have their children. Please take a moment to remember those who are without either. If not a phone call or an email, say a special prayer for them. Some things we take for granted – don’t miss the opportunity to bless someone with a thought!

It is time to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…

Again, please know that we appreciate your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy! Please “Like” us on Facebook and continue to share the Market with family and friends!

We will see you Thursday at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center between 4:30pm and 7:30 pm!

As always, Mary will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market! Look for a recipe for Bone Broth!

Have a wonderful week! Now, pop on over to the Market! Happy shopping!Take me to the Market.

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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Russellville Community Market:  Mother's Day Market--RCM


Happy Mother’s Day from us at RCM to all the wonderful mothers in our lives. We should all be so lucky!

At last week’s market, we had Leah Newton of One Nerd Bakery as our featured farmer of May. She showcased her bakery products, and introduced us to the new Veg-Head Bread, which was delicious!!

Again, we wish all the mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day today!

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!

Russellville Community Market

Superior Seasons:  Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys


Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!

Ordering Reminders! We are still offering HOME DELIVERY to Individual customers on Wednesdays! CLICK HERE, until Monday at 4:30 pm for Wednesday options. Deliveries occur normally between 12 and 2pm, but let us know if that doesn’t work for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

In the Garden
It will happen. There will be a nice weekend day that you will just want to get into the garden and work and plant and enjoy. It will happen. Yesterday was not it. Today – probably not. But maybe this week. Don’t worry, it’s not too late. We can’t even plant too many things yet in this here part of the world due to risks of frost right up until June. Get your pea, carrot, lettuce seed ready. Grab some broccoli, cabbage, onion transplants and stick all that in the ground first chance you get. It will be great. BTW, did you know most market gardeners plant onions from transplants NOT from sets? It’s cheaper and works just as well. Happy Mother’s Day everyone.

Good Growing





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United States Virgin Islands:  VI Locally Grown - Over 100 local, sustainable food and crafts from STX!


Good morning and happy Mother’s Day!

We are bringing at your fingertips over 100 local and sustainable food and craft items, all produced on St. Croix from the top sustainable growers around.

Please support our growers and the products they are listing! There are so many useful items that can save you from scouring the island to find your local needs.

Try out some cold-pressed coconut oil and ditch the vegetable and olive oil for a week!

See what the moringa madness craze is all about, by picking up some bundles of organic moringa leaves for tea and salads, or pods for a new super-nutritious steamed vegetable!

Check out the many vegetables available and for ideas on how to use them, visit the Ridge to Reef CSA recipe page at: http://www.ridge2reef.org/recipes.html

Also, we have announced the opening of the Ridge to Reef CSA program registration for the summer and fall seasons. There are pick-up locations on all three islands, and two in St. Croix for your convenience. Pay up front for a season and get a box of organic goodies plus recipes every week! Memberships are over half taken, so if you want to participate, click here and register soon before they are all sold out! http://www.ridge2reef.org/csa-registration-page.html

Thanks for joining us in our mission to provide a stable source of local organic food in the territory. Without you, and your dollars voting for local food, we could never succeed!

The bounty is here for you,

Nate