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Superior Seasons:  Happy November


Good Day!

Reminder! Ordering is still open, CLICK HERE, until Monday at 5pm for Wednesday options! We don’t have a Wednesday pickup option for the winter season, so form a buying group and we’ll deliver to your office!

New Vendors
This season has brought a few new vendors to the market – make sure you check them out and become familiar with their products (ie: taste test)! All of our vendors are committed to providing sustainably produced products that adhere to all food safety guidelines. We want to be selling you more and more good stuff every year!

Good Growing


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Tahlequah Farmers Market:  Market is Open


Market is Open! Will remain open

ALFN Local Food Club:  Falling Sky Tyrkeys


The latest in market research indicates that rapid-fire, low-content bullet points are the most effective form of invasive advertising. Let’s give it a shot…
Falling Sky Turkeys available. Reserve now!
Real Food recipe for greens! We have lots of greens!
Pecans! Pecans! Pecans!

I didn’t find that satisfying. We do have pasture-raised turkeys available for reservation. For a Thanksgiving feast, a humanely and naturally raised centerpiece is the best form of thanksgiving for Earth’s abundance. Reserve yours now!
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteers


Thank you to Jamie Koonce and Jody Sprague for signing up to volunteer at the pick-up day this Friday!

There are still a lot of open shifts for upcoming markets, so check out our calendar on VolunteerSpot and sign up: http://tinyurl.com/Co-opVolunteers

Remember, for EVERY shift volunteered, whether a full 1:00-5:30 slot or a 1:00-3:30 slot, each volunteer will receive TWO FREE MONTHS of co-op membership.

In addition, for every 1:00-5:30 shift completed, each volunteer will receive a $5 Walmart gift/gas card!

If you have any problems or prefer to contact me directly, my email is kgharbut@aol.com

Thanks!

-Karen Harbut
Volunteer Coordinator

Cumberland, TN:  CSFM Open


The Cumberland Sustainable Farmers Market is now open for this weeks ordering

Thanks for supporting your local farmers!

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Nov. 5, 2012 --> Wider Variety Has Arrived!


Please make all checks payable to “STPETE LOCALLY GROWN”. Thank you!

Message from Market Manager

HERE IS THE VARIETY AND VOLUME WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
WORDEN FARM organic produce is now offered through our online Market! Suncoast Food Alliance has worked hard to make this happen. Major thanks to John Matthews for bringing fresh local organic produce to St. Pete Locally Grown!

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?
We take our cue from weekly sales to our treasured customers. We will buy more volume if we know we can sell it. So if we sell out this week on any item, we’ll know we have to get more next time around! Please support us in buying your veggies and fruits through us so we can gauge our purchasing to have adequate inventory that meets our customers needs. It’s a tricky maneuver but we love figuring it out!

NEW FRUITS FROM ORGANICALLY INCLINED Persimmons, Pineapples, Galas, Tangerines, Barletts … OH MY!

IF YOU BUY BASIL
We love sharing new ways to keep your purchases fresh. We have learned that we should not refrigerate basil. Refrigeration tends to brown out the leaves. Instead, put the stems in a glass of water on your counter and use as needed. Do not submerge the leaves in water. Do be prepared to use up your basil within just a few days. Once it has been cut, it won’t stay fresh for more than a few days. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS as we will no longer issue refunds on basil.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CUSTOMERS! Once you have submitted your order, if in doubt about what you owe, you can always confirm what you have been charged for by checking your account history and viewing your most current invoice. Instructions on how to do that are on our Q&A page under the question entitled Since you don’t provide an invoice with delivery, how do I know what I owe? on the third bullet item. Also, since your vegetables are picked fresh within 24 hours of delivery, they should be lasting for WEEKS in your refrigerator. When you accept delivery, please take a few minutes to inspect your order to protect your vegetables from unnecessary spoilage. Lastly, it is imperative that you understand our policy on Unclaimed Orders found on our Q&A page. When you make a purchase you are agreeing to abide by this policy.

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  • If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you.

Get to Know Us

Upcoming Events

SATURDAY WORKSHOP – Nov. 10, 2012 from 1 pm – 3 pm. “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” with Nathan Levy. Cost is $35 per individual OR pay $25 each when you bring a friend. (price includes copy of “What We’ve Learned”) RSVP is not required. You are not obligated to sell your produce through our Market if you take this course. Would you like to produce for yourself as our Growers do for our online Market and feed your own family healthy abundance? Become more independent and self-sustaining as you speed up your learning curve with Nathan’s experience:

  • Growing vegetables year round regardless of temperature
  • Using free materials for most all of garden needs
  • Harvesting weeds and seeds for extra bounty
  • Winning the “battle of the bugs”
    This workshop is a great refresher for garden veterans and solid advice for beginners! This 2-hour workshop is jam-packed with information for you to apply in your backyard vegetable patch as you plant, maintain, and harvest from your fall garden. LOCATION: Nathan’s Backyard Garden, 5305 20th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714 QUESTIONS: Call Nathan at 727-403-1655.

FREE SUNDAY LECTURES ON November 11th, 2 PM – 4:30 PM

“Community Gardens at Work” with Richard Duncan @ 2:00PM

What would you do if your employer asked you to start a community garden on workplace property? Richard Duncan was approached to do a feasibility study on an employee community garden at the company’s local facility where he works. The proposed garden would be run by Richard and volunteer staff. Just in case there’s a community garden in your future, you won’t want to miss out on Richard’s adventure as he shares the results of his workplace community garden research, including funding, legalities and many other considerations. LOCATION: Nathan’s Backyard Garden, 5305 20th St. N., St. Petersburg, Fl 33714 QUESTIONS: tlevy@tampabay.rr.com. BRING: lawn chair & beverage. FREE Sunday Garden Lecture Series is Sponsored by StPete.LocallyGrown.Net

“Managing and Growing with the Eckerd College Organic Garden” with Deborah Hilbert @ 3:15PM

Listen to Eckerd College senior, Deborah Hilbert, share the history of the college’s organic garden, her experiences managing it, and the process of integrating the garden with the school’s mission and student interests. LOCATION: Nathan’s Backyard Garden, 5305 20th St. N., St. Petersburg, Fl 33714 QUESTIONS:levy@tampabay.rr.com. BRING: lawn chair & beverage. FREE Sunday Garden Lecture Series is Sponsored by StPete.LocallyGrown.Net

First Annual Permaculture Yard Tour, Saturday, November 10, 2012 This FREE Yard Tour includes locations in St. Petersburg, Gulfport, and one in Clearwater. View and/or print flyer to share. Please help promote this event. Green Saturday, Catherine Hickman Theatre, Gulfport, November 24, 2012. Buy fruit & nut trees PLUS see the Movie “Grow”. View and/or print flyer to share. We need your help to get the word out about this event.

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!

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Reminder!


Just a reminder to please get your orders in before noon today. You’ll get a second chance to order this week on Wednesday morning as well. We’re going to keep that option open as long as it works for us financially. Hopefully the orders will justify the extra costs for us to do the Friday delivery.

Have a great day!
Risa

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Turkeys


The turkeys will be ready for pick up on Saturday the 17th. They are going to be processed Friday morning. They will not be frozen. They will not need to be frozen before they are cooked. Please make plans to pick up at the market on Saturday November 17 at the market you selected, between 9 and 10.

Let me know you have this and will be able to pick up at the market otherwise we will need to make other arrangements.

Thank you,
Brady

Conyers Locally Grown:  Turkeys


The turkeys will be ready for pick up on Friday the 16th. They are going to be processed Friday morning. They will not be frozen. They will not need to be frozen before they are cooked. Please make plans to pick up at the market on Friday November 16 between 5 and 7.

Let me know you have this and will be able to pick up at the market otherwise we will need to make other arrangements.

Thank you,
Brady

Mid-Georgia:  Heron Bay Farmers' Market


Some how part of the message did not get into the blog. What I originally stated was due to freezing temperatures the other night, they lost some crops. Come out tomorrow to see what is available plus they will have their usual baked goods and preserves.

Bill