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ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Closes Tomorrow


Good Morning Locavores!
A bright, brisk wind this day’s commencement. Perfect for taking the recycling out.
The Market closes tomorrow. One more day to get your order in before two agonizing weeks of absence. Won’t you need eggs and breakfast sausage for your holiday mornings? Won’t you need Rudolph-esque red tomatoes, organic and locally grown?
We WILL be juicing this Saturday. $2 a cup, $1 if you use your own Food Club produce.
Josh Hardin of Laughing Stock Farms will also join us with his organic snow peas, rainbow carrots, fennel, etc., as well as Hardin Farms’ pecans.
See you this Saturday for a bustling holiday market!
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, Week of Dec 16 2012


Order on line at www.old99farm.locallygrown.net

Christmas week I will have a market on the Thursday as usual.

Greens are holding well in the greenhouse because of the mild weather, lots of lettuce, mizuna , parsley and kale.

I’ll continue the ‘buy two get one free’ special on eggs this week, since lots of people are into Xmas baking.

Do you think we’ll have a green holiday season? Climate Disruption is no longer a matter of conjecture, the international scientific community is consensed on that fact. See http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/05/24/478771/my-nature-piece-dust-bowlification-grave-threat-it-poses-to-food-security/?mobile=nc.
“The best strategy is to shelter in place and fight the front line battle for minds and hearts. Whether it is already too late is not the main concern; life is short and best lived taking action, rather than sitting and waiting for the worst.” (Dan Allen, Extirpation Nation essay on Resilience.org

Superior Seasons:  One More Week!




Good Day!

Reminder! Ordering is still open, CLICK HERE, until Friday at 9am for Saturday availability! There will be NO delivery on Wednesday the 26th! We will be doing delivery on Saturday the 29th, but the market is closed so no pickups.

Holiday Gifts
Are you having trouble getting ideas for that special person? Our store has lots of great options including gift certificates, farm shares, or put together your own hostess/care packages from a selection of fine local product! It’s easy to order and remember there’s no membership fees until your 3rd order (we’re assuming by then you’re hooked!).

Good Growing

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Last Order Before Christmas


Hello CCLG Family and Friends!

This week is the last week to place an order for pickup BEFORE Christmas! If you haven’t noticed there are some new products added last week and this week from soaps to decor, fruits and vegetables, and more!

As always Gift Certificates are available. Don’t forget, a $10 CCLG Gift Certificate can be used to pay for one family’s CCLG membership for a whole year!

Happy Holidays!

The CCLG Team

www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

ALFN Local Food Club:  A Change in Monday's Pickup


Morning Everyone,
Christmas approaches, and we have an important announcement: As Monday night is Christmas Eve, we are changing our Monday pickup time to Sunday, 4:30-6. We hope that works for your schedule. If not, Saturday is still an option!
Three more bits of delicious news:

  • Falling Sky has whole turkeys + turkey breasts and legs available.
  • North Pulaski has organic ripe tomatoes.
  • My last weblog should have read “Throes” not “Throws” in the subject line. “Thanks,” to my grammar watchdogs.
    Sincerely,
    Sam Hedges

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Local Food!


Good Morning All,
Christmas Day is literally just around the corner now, I hope everyone is ready. The market will be closed during Christmas week so stock up on everything you need this week.

We have delicious baked goods, healthy meats, fresh lettuces and greens and don’t forget what a great gift a fresh wreath, swag or homemade soap and lotion combo would be for your loved ones.

Have a great week and I’ll see you on Thursday!

Risa

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order Local Food!


Good Morning Everyone,
It’s time to order your local food from the South Cumberland Food Hub. We still have quite a few things available. Be sure to stock up as we will be closed on Christmas Day!

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Risa

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Dec. 17, 2012


Message from Market Manager

We do not close for the Holidays.
We will have fresh fruit, like apples and pears, etc. by the end of this month. Sorry for the delay.

NEW GROWERS THIS WEEK!

  • Thanks to Ray Wunderlich III for bringing a brand new, local community garden to our Market. Ray is responsible for managing production of organically grown, chemical-free vegetables from the Pioneer Settlement Garden located at Boyd Hill Preserve in St. Petersburg. The Garden is a unique, inclusive educational/community based, chemical-free and organically grown vegetable garden and nursery. Welcome and thank you for coming on board!
  • We also welcome Cindy Tyson who is offering star fruit through our Market’s new outlet dubbed St. Pete Fruit Stand. This outlet will serve as a seasonal grower spot when it just doesn’t make sense for someone to sign up as a full-time Grower. They will still get the glory for providing the fruit by having their name posted with the product description and on the Fruit Stand grower page. We hope this will encourage those of you with abundant fruit trees to consider selling your overage through our Market.

UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS TO DAZZLE YOUR LOVED ONES
What type of gift can you buy for the person who has everything or what special treat can you bring to liven up a party? Need a stocking stuffer? We have lots of locally made, unique items to choose from on our Market! Please support these local small businesses all year round, many of which can only be found on our online Market at www.stpete.locallygrown.net.

  • Chef Roux’s Gluten Free Chocolate Cake from GateauOChocolat (variety of pates too!)
  • Pink Himalayan Salt Bricks from Savory Spice Shop
  • A Market Gift Certificate from St. Pete Locally Grown (minimum $5)
  • Organic Sprouted Breads from 20 Shekels Bread
  • Seasonal Remedies from Imperial Gardens (raw desserts too!)
  • Fresh Chevre Torte from The Dancing Goat (soaps too!)
  • Workshop on “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” from Nathan’s Natural Veggies
  • Fresh cut Aloe Leaves from Sustainable Me
  • Locally roasted coffees from Java Planet Organic Coffee Roasters
  • Prepare a platter of Fresh Key West Shrimp from Offshore Seafood Company
  • Gluten-Free Maple Nut Granola from Mindful Meals Whole Personal Chef
  • Curry Tree Leaves from Brenon’s Homegrown
  • Cuban Oregano from The Faith House
  • Lip Balms & Soaps from Rebecca’s Bees
  • A healthy tray of Wheatgrass Micro Greens from Urban Greens
  • Ghost Peppers from Barchie Farms
  • Habanero Peppers from Velouria Farms
  • Herbal Teas & Pain Management Remedies from Herbalwise (other Remedies too!)
  • Walking Iris plant from Affordable Plants by Nathan
  • Crystallized Ginger from Organically Inclined
  • 28 pounds of goodness from Jane’s Earthworm Castings

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? . 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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Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

  • RELAUNCH OF “SUCCESSFUL URBAN FARMING IN ST. PETERSBURG” on Jan. 12th, 1 PM
    Details are on Calendar of Events. This will be held every Second Saturday of the month and is open to the public. We will be asking for RSVP’s to determine whether or not to hold each monthly class. Bring your friends and save $10 each on this valuable experience! You can now pre-purchase this workshop on our Market. This class makes a great gift for any occasion!
  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR JAN. 26TH
    We will begin holding potluck socials on the 4th Saturday of each month, starting January 26, 2013. These events will be held exclusively for actively participating Market customers, growers, and volunteers and are meant to create a social atmosphere in which to network, share resources and experiences. Each event will include a brief informational lecture on subjects relevant to our group, including community building, growing and preparing food, health practices, to name a few. Presenters for the January potluck are Clark & Peggy Tibbits on “Intentional Community Living: 30 Years Experience”. An invitation to attend has been sent via Evite and RSVPs are being requested.

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!

Athens Locally Grown:  Availability for December 20


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

It’ll just be a quick note this week, so you can get right to ordering. There are 1061 items listed this Christmas week. Two years ago I was excited because there was only 800, so this is fantastic. It’d be no trouble to put together a Locally Grown holiday meal using only ingredients provided by our growers, and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. And there are even lots of gift baskets and other items suitable for giving. Sylvan Falls Mill has a gluten free almond Noel Log cake that I’m excited about, that might start a new dessert tradition at my house. And there’s so much more from all of our other growers and producers. Such a treat!

We will be operating our normal days and times this week, so we’ll be seeing you on Thursday the 20th as normal. If I get all my ducks in a row, I’ll even have some hot cider and maybe even other goodies to share. The Athens Farmers Market closed for the winter yesterday, but we’ll be going right through non-stop, even on the 27th. Our growers are still going strong, and you can even get vine-ripened tomatoes for your Holiday table!

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, and local food in general. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Porterdale, GA:  Porterdale locally grown


Hello everyone!
I will be out of town next weekend and am putting the market on hold. Assuming that the Mayans were wrong, we’ll be having the next pickup on the 29th.
Happy holidays!
Helen