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ALFN Local Food Club:  The Market Giveth...


And the Market giveth more! No it doesn’t taketh awayeth. Nothing but bounty here my friends.
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Fun in the market aisles….

I know it’s Mother’s Day today, but if you need to spread your mother appreciation out over a week, Willow Springs has fresh cut posies in our plants section.

Ratchford has their delicious Elk and Buffalo Summer Sausage back. Lean and mean. Plus, it actually feels like Summer now.

Falling Sky just uploaded some hot sausage links from their woodland raised pigs. And Bluebird has ready made, smoked & chopped BBQ Pork. Vacuum sealed and ready for immediate enjoyment!

Fava Beans from Kellogg. A deeply flavorful bean. The window for this crop is short; this may well be the last week, so order up and give these bad boys a shot! Check out these recipes.

Crimmins’ Family Farm has fresh Nasturtium Blossoms. A spicy edible flower great for any salad.

Delicious, sweet sugar snap peas from Arkansas Natural Produce! And I heard some great things about North Pulaski Farm’s organic Fordhook Giant swiss chard yesterday.
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FUN-raiser gossip…
Our Southern Roots fundraiser is fast approaching. A big THANKS to Little Rock Urban Farming for donating their organic strawberries for a tasty Spring libation. Another big THANKS to McSwain Ranch for contributing cuts of their delicious, pasture-raised lamb.
Get ready for some great silent auction items, including some cool offerings from Kent Walker’s Artisan Cheese and The Root Cafe.
Tickets available HERE, at the Green Cornerstore and Local Food Club!


Some Social Sharing from our Farmers….

Tammy Sue’s Critters :
“Life is good, my son got me a timer for light in chicken house. What an awesome Mother’s Day Gift!” If only all mothers got chicken house timers!

Falling Sky Farm :
A fantastic video of their pigs roaming in the woods.

Willow Springs Market Garden :
A winning picture of some early Summer root vegetables.

And it might be too late to tell you this, but North Pulaski Farms has some beautiful organic strawberries at the Bernice Farmers’ Market, right now. Run, friends! Run and forage!

With authenticity and genuine feeling allover,
Sam Hedges

Suncoast Co-op:  Suncoast co-op market is open for online orders and Happy Mothers day!


Just a friendly reminder our market is open for online ordering and closes Thursday Noon.

Check out the latest article about the Suncoast co-op from the Tampa bay times! Suncoast Co-op cultivates thriving organic business
Please share this link on all your personal pages and fan pages or local networks you know of it would support us greatly! We are also still in the voting for Seeds of Change you can vote daily at this link: Click here to
vote for the Suncoast co-op vote Daily!

The link to share to your friends and family is:
https://www.facebook.com/seedsofchange/app_589705354373524?app_data=c7fe41fa-5244-4ecc-8103-d8e64cea52c2
We have some great new products:

  • Blueberries
  • Peppers
  • Squash
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • And much more!

Some updates if you pick-up from Tarpon Springs. The reasoning behind the delivery charge is the 90% of the order’s goes to the grower we need a very low delivery charge to cover costs. It’s not been economic to not charge and has been a loss for the co-op. We want to provide a reasonable service of bringing in our orders to Tarpon Springs If the time is not convenient please contact us as our members cooperate sometimes picking up each others orders:

Tarpon Springs
Saturdays 1pm-1:30pm Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL. Please add a Delivery Charge to your order of $3 located here: Delivery Charge

Stones River Market:  Time to Order Local Food - Happy Mother's Day


The Market opens this morning as we thank Mothers today for all their hard work.

There is a good variety of products this week as the temperatures start to rise. Fruits and vegetables are being added each week.

Items of interest this week include:
Double Star Bar Farm has wheat grass.
Farmer Brown’s Salad of the week is Caesar with or without chicken.
Rocky Glade Farm has a good supply of strawberries. I know many of you have been waiting for these.
West Wind Farms has added some lamb products to the Market.

If you need growing instructions when buying plants, be sure to add a comment to your order. You can also email me and I will get them to you.

Flying S Farms is taking a break this week but will return next week.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Happy Mother's Day!


GFM online farmers market:  Online market is OPEN


You can order your favorite foods now through Tuesday 7:30pm and pick up on Thursday 3-7pm.

This month’s sponsor is www.southbendfoodies.com

There are no fees of any kind thanks to South Bend Foodies. Take a look at their website and while your at it ‘like’ their facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/southbendfood

Info Labs on Tuesdays at 5:30pm

Tuesday at 5:30pm join us for a an informal talk about water. Carol from Vital Life Elements will be here talking about what it does in the body, why the body needs pure clean water daily and will answer questions.

Asparagus is in season and Indiana serves up the finest tasting asparagus there is. Grab a bunch and enjoy it for supper!

McMinnville Locally Grown:  Happy Mothers Day!


Happy Mothers Day to all you mothers out there. I’m off this morning to put flowers on my Mom’s grave at Blues Hill. If your Mom is still here, give her a big hug!

Have a great week! Click here for McMinnville Locally Grown Market Section

Citrus County Locally Grown:  We are Expanding


Hi
As the headline of this weeks blog states we are expanding. A new pickup point is established. also a great article on vegetable and meats.

NEW PICK POINT: DUNNELLON EAST
Amy and Jay Levinson of 3 Rock Farm,have been growers with CCLG for a while now, they are hosting the new pickup point at their farm in East Dunnellon. Their farm is located in the Highlands just off Hwy. 200 in Marion county. Access to their farm is over made up roads so no risk of getting stuck. This gives a really convenient pick up point serving the Hwy.200 corridor. Thank you Amy and Jay.

So now please share this good news with your family, friends, co-workers and encourage them to actively participate in your On-Line Farmers Market.

A MUST READ ARTICLE
This week our team came across this article from Dr. Mercola, which gives clear guidance on foods to avoid due to chemical “additions”.

Link to Dr. Mercola Food-Pesticide Guide

As the famous cartoon character said “That’s all for now Folks”

Encourage a friend to join us.

Thank you for supporting your On-Line Farmers Market

MARKET IS OPEN

See you at Pickup

Your CCLG Team

Link to CCLG Market.

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

To place your order for this week’s market, please click on the website link below. On the website you can click next to each product you want to order, then pick up and pay at the market on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St.

NEW this week: Beyond Organics has delicious and nutritious mustard greens, and Green Fork Farm is offering bok choi.

We still have a great selection of other spring vegetables too—lettuce, arugula, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, green onions, and microgreens. Fresh sage or mint make great accompaniments for vegetables, or for our well-raised pork, chicken, lamb, beef, or eggs. We also have natural, handmade popsicles, locally roasted coffee, direct trade organic olives and olive oil, and local allergy-busting honey. Try our natural herbal body oil, deodorant, facial elixir, lip balm, soap, and sugar scrub. And for the farm and garden, we have seeds, tomato plants, and fig plants, as well as baby chicks for sale and rent, and a class on how to raise baby chicks and ducklings.

There’s plenty to choose from, so go ahead and place your order and we’ll see you on Wednesday!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Manchester Locally Grown:  Welcome to Open Market at Manchester Locally Grown!


Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Graduation! “April showers bring May flowers”, they say. And May showers make for much healthier gardens. Check out all the plants we have to add to yours, both perennials and herbs. We also have new hanging baskets and tabletop ceramic planters filled with summertime plants.

Stock up on your salad fixings, baked goods, local honey, and eggs this week. Grundy Greens has added Bok Choy to the Bibb lettuce, spinach, and Spring Mix offerings. Don’t forget Mr. Diller’s laying pullets to add to your farm. We also have dried herbs & spices for your cooking, and bath & beauty products.

Don’t forget to check out additional items, from books to baked goods to handmade items, available at Square Books Round Cookies, the market’s host store.

Check out this week’s offerings. Happy shopping!

Dothan, Alabama:  Happy Mother's Day


Wishing all of the Moms a very special, Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy your day!

Stock up now for summer grilling with Gaucho Farms 100% grass-fed beef. It is the best! Sop by Market At Dothan to say hello to Suzanne, Lucinda and George. Also, check out all of their products at www.gauchofarms.com.

Thank you for your support of local food, year round. See you Friday @ Market At Dothan.
www.MarketAtDothan.locallygrown.net

Gratefully,
Susan and Amanda