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Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for Novemer 14th, 2012


Hey Local Food Lovers,

Looks like it’ll be another short message tonight. There’s still a lot going on in the farming world I could tell you about, but this time of year tends to involve a lot of planning that may or may not be interesting to you. For instance, our group of growers has been coordinating orders of supplies for the last several years to cut down on costs, and make it easier for everyone. We’ll be gearing up for that soon, and each year our order gets bigger and bigger. I guess that’s a sign that the farming scene is continuing to grow.

I also know of a lot of folks working on projects right now. For instance, two area farms are engaged in aquaponics and I hope to fill you in on their progress soon. If you’re wondering what aquaponics is, it’s the combination of raising fish and then recycling the nutrient rich water to feed greenhouse vegetables. Another farm is trying to get in a well so they can construct a new greenhouse. Then there’s a bunch of folks with fairly new greenhouses that they are using now.

On the marketing front, we’re considering allowing the market to continue year round rather than go to an every other week schedule as we have the last two years. We’ll probably wait and see how things go through early December, but for now we’re planning to continue a little longer. We’ll need folks to continue to be hungry for fresh local food all winter long for it to work, so please, don’t forget to continue to inform your friends and neighbors about Locally Grown. We just reordered our business cards so if you’d like to pass a bunch out just ask and we’ll spread them around.

Here’s what our business card looks like:

Oh, I just thought of one more thing to plug. If you haven’t taken a look in a while please visit our RECIPE page. One of our customers, Patricia Howell added a really cool recipe for using MIl Gap Farm’s Jerusalem Artichokes to make Hummus. If you make this dish or any dish from our RECIPES page and take a photo to send us we’ll post it in one of our SUNDAY messages. In fact, any dish you are especially proud of that features food you bought at Locally Grown, please send it to us. We’ll show it off, and help give people great ideas of ways to cook all this terrific food. We’d really enjoy you’re involvement as we know you guys are some swell cooks. It’s the next best thing to getting invited over for dinner!

That’s it for this week. Enjoy all the cool offerings and don’t forget to ….

EAT WELL,

Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Dogwood Valley Greenhouse specials this week


Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running two specials this week. Buy 2, Get 1 free on all trade gallon pots of Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). Also, purple Wandering Jew hanging baskets are HALF-PRICE while supplies last.

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Time to order Local Food!


Local Real Food


It’s time to order local food from Tullahoma Locally Grown.

To Contact Us

Tullahoma Locally Grown
tullahoma@locallygrown.net
615-653-3347
Risa Brown

Recipes

Market News

We have sweet potatoes, and lettuce and all kinds of greens this week. Butternut squashes, peppers and delicious baked goods as well.
Healthy Harvest Breads has holiday Pumpkin Bread back on the market. Very delicious!
Here’s a note from Linda of Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running two specials this week. Buy 2, Get 1 free on all trade gallon pots of Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). Also, purple Wandering Jew hanging baskets are HALF-PRICE while supplies last.

Check out our coming events for Tuesday the 13th. Hope to see you there!

Risa

Thank you for eating locally!!


 

 
    
       
     
 
       
    

 

Follow the link to get started: Link to Tullahoma Locally Grown Market Section

Coming Events

There is a seminar at DW Wilson Community Center on Tuesday Nov. 13th entitled:
“Why Do I Feel This Way?”
This is a workshop on how we interact with the foods we eat. What a great opportunity to learn about our health for FREE from Rev. Suka Chapel-Horst, PhD, RN, QMHP. So come out and learn how to eat healthier and what kinds of foods are beneficial for your body. The workshop is from 5:30-7:30pm

Hope to see all of you there!

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!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for November 11th


To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
Email us!
Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
john.drury@att.net

Recipes


Curly Endive Salad with Poached Egg
from Martha Rose Schulman
serves 6

2 heads curly endive, washed and dried (about 6 cups)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, tarragon or chives
1 sweet red pepper, very thinly sliced
6 thin slices baguette or whole grain bread, toasted, rubbed with a cut clove of garlic and cut into squares
6 large or extra-large eggs
1 tablespoon vinegar (any kind)
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

For the dressing:

2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, champagne vinegar or red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 small garlic clove, minced or pureed

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, or 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil and 2 tablespoons walnut oil

1. Combine the endive, herbs, red pepper and croutons in a large bowl.
2. Poach the eggs.
3. Whisk together the vinegars, salt, mustard and garlic. Whisk in the oil. Toss with the salad until thoroughly coated, and distribute among six salad plates. Top each serving with a poached egg. Season the egg with salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle with some thyme leaves and serve.

Market News


Hello!

Thanksgiving is almost here! We hope you are all preparing for as much local goodness as possible! We will have a lot of great items available for you Thanksgiving week. Please remember that delivery day will be Tuesday, November 20th at Trinity from 4 – 6. If you have ordered a Wedge Oak Farm turkey, that is when they will be available for pick up.

ALSO! We have two amazing opportunities to pre- order items that will both add amazing deliciousness to your holiday festivities, and ease your work load – what an amazing combo! I am sold already!

Dozen Bakery is making perfectly beautiful and scrumptious pumpkin pies . These need to be ordered this week for delivery next Tuesday.

And – what an amazing opportunity this is – you can pre-order your Thanksgiving cheese assortment from The Bloomy Rind this week for pickup with next week’s order. Kathleen will assemble a selection of Southern and American artisan cheeses and include some preserves and marcona almonds. All you need is a cutting board or platter and a knife. There are two options: 3-cheese selection (approx 12 oz of cheese, ideal for 6-8 people) OR 5-cheese selection (approx 20 oz of cheese, ideal for 8-12 people). Cheeses will vary based on availability and what’s tasting great in the case. There’s also an option for a full round of Rush Creek Reserve (approx 12 oz) that includes preserves and almonds. Again – orders for these cheeses and the pumpkin pie need to be in THIS week for pickup the week of Thanksgiving.

Please remember we’ll be under the Trinity Church porch!

Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!

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Porterdale, GA:  Available for pickup November 17


Hello everyone!
Just a quick message tonight-

Your orders are due by 9 pm Wednesday and pickup is from 10-11 at the depot in Porterdale on Saturday.
Thanks for being a part of this market!
H

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturday November 17


I hope this finds you all doing well.

The market is open. We have lots of great things available this wee, We have some great Broccoli Raab, Collards, Kale, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Lettuce, Mustard, Sweet Potatoes, Honey, Mushrooms, Green Onions and much more for you holiday meal. But better than that, We have plenty to make every meal special.

We will have the turkeys at the market this week. Please remember to pick up even if you do not place an order. We will also get milk this week.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Wednesday. Pick ups are on Saturday from 9 to 10 at the Piedmont Green Market (Double B Farm booth), Sandy Springs Green Market (Taylorganic booth) and at the Brookhaven Farmers Market (Double B Farm booth).

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday November 16


I hope this finds you all doing well.

The market is open. We have lots of great things available this wee, We have some great Broccoli Raab, Collards, Kale, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Lettuce, Mustard, Sweet Potatoes, Honey, Mushrooms, Green Onions and much more for you holiday meal. But better than that, We have plenty to make every meal special.

We will have the turkeys at the market this week. Please remember to pick up even if you do not place an order. We will also get milk this week.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Tuesday. We will see you on Friday between 5PM and 7PM at Copy Central (1264 Parker Road, Conyers) and don’t forget to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Dothan, Alabama:  Holiday Market Schedule


http://marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. We are very thankful for your support! With the holidays fast approaching, here is a reminder of the Market schedule. We are open Friday, November 16th for the last day of the “Fall” Market. We will re-open on Friday, November 30th through Friday, December 14th for the “Holiday” Market.
Welcome new vendor, Ramona Laird and Shea with Southern Temptations Tea Room. Ramona has authored a beautiful cookbook just in time for the holidays. She is happy to sign a copy for you!
Get all of your Thanksgiving treats such as greens, pecans, Satsumas and much more from the Market for your best feast ever!
See you at the Market! Keep it fresh, local and lively!
Gratefully,
Susan and Amanda

Champaign, OH:  Summer loving...


Whoa was it gorgeous today or what? I know it can’t last but all things need a rest right? Winter is a time for regrouping so we should welcome the change of seasons to slow down a bit.

Please check out our new items and enjoy! Don’t forget we have many items that would make a great compliment to any meal, special or everyday, for this week and next. A reminder that the market will be open this week but will take one week off for the holiday next week so order extra if needed for pickup this Thursday. See you Thursday at the Y!

Farmer At Your Door:  Thanksgiving Turkeys !


Thanksgiving Turkeys – Only 2 Left !

Fresh, organically raised, free range turkeys. If you have to be a Thanksgiving Turkey, being raised on the Redmer Farm is about as good as it gets. We truly pamper these birds. They are large breasted bronze — truly beautiful. We hand raise a small number of these every year and give each one individual attention. We do not use any antibiotics or hormones. We feed only certified organic grain from Nature’s Organics supplemented with organic heirloom vegetables from the garden. We allow them to wander free all over the farm. They can graze in the pastures, wander about in the woods, chase down bugs, and fly up to sit where they wish. There hasn’t been a chemical used on Redmer farm land in over 30 years, so their freedom doesn’t expose them to any herbicides or pesticides. We do bring them in at night so they can roost protected from predators.

Most of my turkeys have been already sold. But I do have 2 left which I am offering through the market. Each turkey is $100. This includes processing at Twin Cities Pack and delivery to your door. They will be delivered on Saturday, November 17.

They can be kept fresh under proper refrigeration for up to one week which means through Thanksgiving. After that they should be frozen. I will be e-mailing customers so that I can get delivery directions. Thank you.