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Champaign, OH:  It's a great day!


Thank you so much to all our super customers who did a fantastic job tonight at the market! I want to send a huge shout out to Michelle Comer who is working hard to get everyone checked out! We couldn’t do it without you girl! By the way, did I mention how fantastic her pretzels are!!! Thanks to the vendors who are baking, planting, washing and prepping all the great items for us! Super job everyone! The market is now open and ready for sales! Keep watching as the produce is sneaking in! Have a great weekend everyone!

GFM :  Ordering now open for May 2nd - 5th


Ordering is now open for the first week of May. Stop on over and get your veggie plants. We have tomatoes of all kinds, broccoli, and all kinds of goodies. We also welcome A to Z Farms and their free ranged eggs, and tote bags made from recycled feed bags (coming soon). We hope everyone is out enjoying the wonderful weather we have been having.

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  News & Market is open


Market Special this week is From Mimi’s Mountain Home Bathroom Cleaning Kit ( Window Cleaner, Scouring Powder, and Bathroom Disinfectant) *All 3 products for only $11! * Look for it in the Weekly Specials section in the market.

Montage Farm will have goat milk listed but it will be frozen gallons.

Mountain Fresh Creamery has cream this week!

The market is now open for ordering!
suwanee.locallygrown.net

Have a great weekend!

Fisher's Produce:  Oklahoma City Update


I made a few minor changes to the product listing for our Oklahoma City delivery. I added bundled purple asparagus, and our new crop of pak choi does not have hail damage.

Luke

Fisher's Produce:  Oklahoma City Delivery


We will be delivering to Oklahoma City tomorrow (Friday) morning.

We have ALOT of asparagus and are running a special. With the warm weather this week, it is all nice and tender, even the 2nds.

Please have orders in tonight, if possible, but no later than 8:30am Friday morning.

Pick-up will be in the Whole Foods Parking lot from 11:30-11:45. Please contact me if you need to come a few minutes earlier or later.

Luke Fisher

(918) 639-0244

Local Farms First:  The Market is Open! Cilantro for Salsa...



Greetings local food lovers!

The Market is Open!

If you’re craving some fresh, authentic Mexican pico de gallos, salsas and guacamole for Cinco de Mayo, spring for some cilantro from Abundant Life Organic Farms!

Sure, it will be a few days after the holiday, but maybe you’ll still be craving Mexican cuisine or inspired by a delicious dish you had!

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

Cedar Grove Farm:  Reminder to send payments for CSA Balance


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Farmer Jay is putting on his Cedar Grove Farm Business Manager’s hat this morning and reminding everyone that it is time to send in your CSA payments if you have not done so already. Please check your balance in your account on the Sign In page. If you have any questions about your remaining dues just let me know.

As a reminder there are four (4) options this year:

  1. Full share, 30 weeks for $900
  2. Half share, 30 weeks for $600
  3. Full share, 22 weeks for $660
  4. Half share, 22 weeks for $440

When you send in your checks please add a note reminding me which option your are selecting.

Okay, now I can be Farmer Jay again with a report from the farm.

One of the most interesting and challenging aspects of farming that I am cogitating on every year is the always important “weather”. Since we started 8 years ago, we have seen it all – 100 year drought, warmest year on record, snows, hard freezes, wettest winter on record, hottest summer on record, etc., etc. Remember last year – very warm March, a bit of a break in April with 2 frosts around the end of the third week and then summer in May. I have been saying for months this year that I can never complain about rain – any rain. At this point, I’ll just say then that I would really appreciate a stretch of warm sunny days.

As a farmer you first have to be an optimist. Then, you adapt, and you find solutions. We grow a variety of crops – where one crop struggles, another thrives. Constantly working on the health of our soils rewards us with crops that are consistently more hardy – our young transplants survived several hard frosts in March this year and are now going strong although 2-3 weeks behind last seasons schedule. Y’all got the first strawberry harvest this past week and as Caitlyn reported, the quantities should increase dramatically in the coming weeks. We planted our potatoes earlier this year and the new plants are looking promising – so far. We have about 400 tomato plants in the ground that are stoically waiting for the warm summer days and the first plot of sweet corn just beginning to sprout. All in all, I am still optimistic. And, just in case, we have a 5000 gallon reservoir with a high volume pump set up for irrigation this summer.

I hope that you can all share my optimism this year and know that we are doing our best to earn it and to bring you the best harvest ever.

Best regards, Farmer (and occasionally Business Manager) Jay

Statesboro Market2Go:  If you placed an order this week...


Good Morning Statesboro Market2Go customers!

If you placed an order this week, please be sure to pick it up today between 4:30 and 6:30 at the location you selected.

Thank you for supporting local farmers!

Conyers Locally Grown:  Crop Mob on Sunday


This is just a reminder about our session with the crop mob on Sunday. I hope we get a bunch done. I wanted to extend another invitation to you all to come join us. We are going to have a fresh salad from the garden, potato salad, marshmallow salad and a home grown Boston butt. If you are interested in coming out to help I would greatly appreciate it. We have lot of weeding, planting, putting straw on tomatoes, hilling potatoes and setting up a rain catch off my work shop. It’s gonna be a tough task for the group so we need a few more. We hope to see you Sunday.

Thank you,
Brady

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Crop Mob on Sunday


This is just a reminder about our session with the crop mob on Sunday. I hope we get a bunch done. I wanted to extend another invitation to you all to come join us. We are going to have a fresh salad from the garden, potato salad, marshmallow salad and a home grown Boston butt. If you are interested in coming out to help I would greatly appreciate it. We have lot of weeding, planting, putting straw on tomatoes, hilling potatoes and setting up a rain catch off my work shop. It’s gonna be a tough task for the group so we need a few more. We hope to see you Sunday.

Thank you,
Brady