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Homegrown Co-op:  Market OPEN for Wednesday!

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2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 5pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Sunday 10am – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

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10 am – 7 pm

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2pm:
Spring Market at Homegrown

Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10-6pm:
Central Florida Earth Day 2013!

Featured Produce at Homegrown


Sapodilla is a tropical fruit grown in South Florida. The ripe fruit has the consistency and taste similar to a pear dipped in brown sugar. Sapodilla is rich in calories and is a very good source of dietary fiber. Fresh ripe fruit also contains significant amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and potassium. Check out this video about Sapodilla for more information

Lacinato Kale

Lacinato Kale, also known as Dinosaur or Tuscan Kale is slightly sweeter than the more widely know curly-leaf kale. The leaves are darker, more narrow and have an embossed texture. Low in calories and high in Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin C, Kale is a nutritional powerhouse.

Member Mondays!

20% Off All Produce!

During regular store hours on Mondays, Members will receive 20% OFF all produce items. This discount will not include meat, dried herbs or shelf items.

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.

Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 2-8pm on Wednesdayday. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
Prepared Food orders from Venetian Gourmet Foods, Inc.

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

We received sad news this week. Guy Bixler has passed away. He was the father of Natasha Brooks of Triple B Farms; and grandfather of Brenden Brooks of Little Raven Woodworks, and Grace & Ruth Brooks of Brooks Girls Cookie Creation.

Spring has still not decided whether she wants to stay or leave, and many of our spring vegetables are a little hesitant to make a commitment to the market just yet. Keep watching! As soon as the weather improves, we’ll have lots of yummy green things for sale. The perennials and hanging baskets at Dogwood Valley are getting bigger every day, and a few new ones are on the market. The lengthening daylight produces lots of eggs this time of year, and we still have the winter offerings of honey, soaps, & lotions. This week we also have for the first time wooden toy cars by Brenden Brooks, a talented young man who owns Little Raven Woodworks.

Come check us out!

Have a blessed Easter! He is risen!

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW OPEN - Apr. 1, 2013

Message from Market Manager

Have you taken our Market Survey yet? If not, then here is your chance to answer 10 questions to give us your honest opinion on how we are doing and what we need to do to keep you coming back. Your opinion matters to us. Thanks to all those who are participating!


  • DEADLINE FOR ORDERING FROM Geraldson Community Farm (GCF) is Monday 8PM OR Tuesday 5PM
    Why is that? GCF now sells to us directly instead of coming through from Suncoast Food Alliance. GCF can better guarantee your purchase if you place your order for their items by Monday 8PM. After that, there is less of a guarantee that the item will be available. If you can meet the Monday 8PM timeframe but feel pressed for time to place the rest of your order, perhaps you can submit your order for GCF items on Monday by 8PM and then return before Wednesday noon to complete an additional order. Call Market Manager if you need help with a strategy. 727-515-9469.

FROZEN FOODS If you have not read our recent post on protecting your order’s frozen goods, please read this. We need your help to protect the frozen goods you have asked us to deliver.

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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  • 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.

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Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

EVERY TUESDAY from 830am to 1130am we ask that volunteers come to help Nathan in his garden. If you are interested just come on over. No RSVPs are needed! Call Nathan at 727-403-1655 if you need directions.

AND NOW EVERY SATURDAY from 800am to 12noon Nathan’s Garden needs volunteers. This is a great way to get exposed to local organic gardening working with our volunteer garden manager Lynne Hinman. New and ongoing projects each week! We grow our garden year round, and right now we’re planting Summer crops. Come learn how it’s done and grow your own ALL SUMMER LONG. Call Nathan at 727-403-1655 if you have any questions or need directions.

SUCCESSFUL URBAN FARMING IN ST. PETERSBURG” on April 20th, 1 PM NOTE: Date moved to 4/20 instead of 4/13. Details are on Calendar of Events. This will be held every Second Saturday of the month and is open to the public. RSVPS are required and will help determine if the class will be held. 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! RSVPs now being accepted.

Sponsored by St. Pete Locally Grown, potluck socials are held on the 4th Saturday of each month. These events are 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. See Evite for speaker details. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW. Please note that—starting in MAY—we will have a change in venue for our meeting, close to our home on 54th Ave. N. Details will come!

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!

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Market is Open

Greetings All:

Market Pickup this week was busy, busy, busy! Jennifer from Jen’s Pesto and her husband, Joe were our Farmers of the Week. They brought yummy samples to share and offered products for sale to those of us who forgot to order. I am all for “tasting”! Jen’s magic in blending spices and herbs in her pestos and hummus (hmmm what is the plural of hummus – hummuses??) make for some remarkable, delicious products. I discovered I really have an affinity for her Fresh Chimichurri! Tomorrow night I am grilling pork chops from Heritage Farm and topping with Chimichurri from Jen! I was dipping Doug’s carrots in it today!

Speaking of Doug, (Doug’s Garden) brought some additional Produce Boxes to sell from the Farmers’ Table and they flew out the door. Mary supplied people with some delicious recipes to ensure that you can utilize all the wonderful produce abounding in your boxes. Seriously, if you have any questions about what to do with all those nutritious greens – ask Mary! (Sometimes I have to ask: Uh, WHAT IS THIS?) She truly has a talent for putting together just the right combos of ingredients and spices and always creates fabulous dishes. She still hasn’t taught me to eat OKRA, but she swears she will! (The way I figure it, I have at least until mid-summer to think up a million excuses why I SHOULDN’T eat Okra!)

Dabrielle from My Daily Bread sent some yummy treats to be sold from the Farmers’ Table and they were also snatched up in a big hurry. Her Chocolate Zucchini Bread is ‘awesome’! Of course I think all of her bakery items are ‘the best’, but there are several that are my favorites! Since I am Gluten-free, I am unable to partake of some of her products; but once in a while will allow myself a small sample! Fortunately her Gluten Free Brownies are equally ‘awesome’! They truly are the BEST brownies I have ever eaten! I am able to eat items made with Spelt Flour and her Spelt Bread is so close in texture to “regular bread”, it is difficult to tell the difference. It is full of flavor with just a hint of nuttiness!

This week, Summer from Good Gracious Granola will be back with us offering her varieties of Granola! She has some great flavor combos!

I had the opportunity to meet with Greg Hutchins from The Heritage Farm this morning. He will be adding some lamb products to the Market tomorrow evening, so be sure and check those out! The Pork Chops from Heritage Farm are huge and flavorful! And the Breakfast Sausage is great. I get a package of the Hot and the Mild, squish it all together and make little patties! Great Breakfast! My favorite is a Frittata with eggs, onions, mushrooms, sausage, spinach and a little shredded cheese! Served with a cup of Vigilance coffee from The Roastin’ Fool and I am good to go!

Ricky from Back River Farm has joined the Market and he offers fresh veggies greens and arugula this week – huge bunches!

Welcome to Patti Parsons from Dances With Bees! She and her husband produce local and varietal honey and hive products. Patti also handcrafts natural bath and body products incorporating honey and beeswax. I am looking forward to trying their products and they come VERY highly recommended!

Lisa and Ben from Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch are also newcomers this week! Welcome ya’ll! Duck eggs! They are great for baking! Also, Lisa has frozen blueberries that she put up last season. I’m thinking those would be great in a smoothie! They will also be offering honey – local, raw, un-processed! The good stuff!

Brennen and Gwendolyn from Phoenix Gardens will soon offer veggies and other goodies! Look for them this week or next!

Of course Johnston Family Farm brings us Raw Milk for Pets every week. Dudley-Do-Right, seriously that is my lab’s name – it used to be Dudley-Do-Wrong, but he grew up and is a well-behaved, much loved dog. He very generously allowed me some CREAMY milk, from which I made Butter – for Pet Consumption of course! He was very happy! (The sad part is – one time he stood up on his hind legs and grabbed a whole bowl of butter (freshly made) while I was downstairs changing out laundry!) He loves butter and bacon and soup bones!

Mary Beth, from Joyful Noise Acres Farm has let me know that chicken breasts will not be available until after processing in May. She does have: wings, leg quarters, small, whole roasting chickens and large ½ chickens available.

Mary and I are working on finding a commercial kitchen and/or space that she can teach Cheese Making and I can teach some hands-on classes on making fermented foods, butter making, kefir and kombucha drinks. If you know of a place, please tell us about it!

We appreciate your support! Please let us know what other products you would like to see offered through Heirloom Living Market. We will do our best to find a Farmer/Grower or Artisan in the local area to fulfill your wish list! We are currently looking for Raw Cheeses.

In addition to the items listed on the Market we will be announcing Group Buy opportunities for products that just are not available locally. Things like some pantry staples — flours and grains, legumes, sweeteners, nuts, and oils – we can purchase at a substantial savings utilizing Group Buys. We have paired with companies like Wilderness Family Naturals, Tropical Traditions, Natural News,, and Green Pasture (for fermented cod liver oil products). We are also investigating other companies that have organic products that we are unable to get locally. Please let us know if you have any preferences and we will contact the company. I will be sending out an email next week giving you the schedule of when we will offer the Group Buy Opportunities and include the price lists, instructions and order forms.

I know I have been ‘chatty”, yes, some call me verbose, but I wanted to catch you up on some of the good things happening in our Market! So, thanks for reading! Mary and I hope that you have a joy-filled Easter!

Now would be the time to hop on over to to check out all of the great products offered by our local Farmer/Growers and Artisans! See you Thursday between 4:30 and 7:30 at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center, 927 Killian Hill, in Lilburn! Happy Shopping!

Joyful thoughts and blessings!


Dothan, Alabama:  Eat Local!

Thank you for supporting your local farmers, co-op and market! Encourage your friends and family to shop locally first.
Speaking of local, It was great to see local Chefs Joe and Chris from Dothan’s Nektar Cafe and Wine bar supporting Market at Dothan’s vendors.
Looking for something special? Maybe Mayhaw Jelly like Grandma made? Browse online, Order your favorite local foods from Market at Dothan and pick up Friday between 9am – 12pm
It doesn’t get much easier than that except for Farmer’s Daughters Workplace Delivery! Jump on board the “Farm to Cubicle” Co-op Box delivery for convenient, seasonal and local foods & products…making Wiregrass workplaces happier and healthier!
Again, thank you for eating local and supporting your local farmers, producers and co- ops!
Spread the word, forward our email to your contacts! Connect with us @
Susan & Amanda

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Time to order local food!

It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
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Cumberland Farmer’s Market


Garlic Sauteed Spinach
Ina Garten, 2002 Barefoot Contessa, on the FoodNetwork Web Site.


1 1/2 pounds baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons good olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped garlic (6 cloves)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Sea or kosher salt, optional


Rinse the spinach well in cold water to make sure it’s very clean. Spin it dry in a salad spinner, leaving just a little water clinging to the leaves.

In a very large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and saute the garlic over medium heat for about 1 minute, but not until it’s browned. Add all the spinach, the salt, and pepper to the pot, toss it with the garlic and oil, cover the pot, and cook it for 2 minutes. Uncover the pot, turn the heat on high, and cook the spinach for another minute, stirring with a wooden spoon, until all the spinach is wilted. Using a slotted spoon, lift the spinach to a serving bowl and top with the butter, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkling of sea or kosher salt. Serve hot.

Per Serving: Calories: 109; Total Fat: 6 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Protein: 3 grams; Total carbohydrates: 13 grams; Sugar: 0 grams Fiber: 5.5 grams; Cholesterol: 5 milligrams; Sodium: 821 milligrams

Market News

We had sad news this week. Guy Bixler of Sterling Candy passed away. Triple B Farm (daughter) and Brooks Girls Cookie Creations (granddaughters) will be off the market for a while.

On a happier note, the weather is warming up, and it is definitely beginning to feel like spring. Jess called just now to ask if I could open the market because she is at the farm, the baby is sleeping, and she is getting a lot done. That is a lovely image isn’t it? Jess, the baby, the earth, and the sky.

Happy Spring!

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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!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  JV Farms Mushroom Party

On Sunday April 7 join Jay and Valerie at JV Farm in Bismark from 2-4 pm for a Mushroom Log Party. You can drill, seed, wax and tag your own mushroom Log.

Stick around after for a FARM TO TABLE chicken and shiitake stew with corn bread potluck. Choose Oyster or Shiitake.

Take your log home or leave here with your name and we will bring it to you when it starts to fruit. If you are unable to attend but want a log, we will deliver to co-op after the party.

For more info call Jay and Valerie Lee at:501-732-9093

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  St. Pete Locally Grown Market Survey

Please take 10 minutes to tell us how we are doing. We want your business for the long-term and we’re prepared to work for it. Please click on Our Market Survey and Thank You in advance for completing all 10 questions. Your Market Manager, Tina Levy. ENJOY OUR GLORIOUS WEEKEND WEATHER!


TriLakes (NY) Winter Farmers Market:  Trilakes Winter Market open

Good sunny morning! The Trilakes Market is now open for orders. If you want chicken or duck order really quickly – we are about out! But we do have wonderful spinach and tangy salad mix. The mild salad mix quickly went to flower, and since we are wanting to make room for tomatoes and cukes where the salad greens currently are, we did not replant. It has been too wet (and cold, but mostly wet) to get into field production.

The market will be open until Monday evening. This is it for this winter. Thank you VERY much for supporting us through the winter.

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Invitation to e-Day


All Spa City Co-op vendors and members are invited to the Hot Springs and Garland County Beautification Commission’s environmental fair, which we call the e-Day Festival. e-Day will be held on Sunday, May 19th this year, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market pavilion in downtown Hot Springs.

What could be a better fit at an environmental festival than nutritious locally grown food? Plus, we emphasize education at e-Day, so here is an opportunity for you to share what you do and why it is important.

Every year for the past five years the Hot Springs/Garland County Beautification Commission has put on a family environmental fair called the e-Day Festival. The “e” stands for environment, Earth, energy efficiency, education and excitement. We will have about 50 vendors/exhibitors, children’s activities, entertainment, and food vendors, and expect at least 2,000 people. It’s not only a fun event; it’s also a place new ideas are shared, connections are made, and visitors learn about businesses and organizations in our area that are doing something positive for a sustainable future.

Here is our webpage:
You can find us on Facebook, too (remember the hyphen and the word “Festival”): e-Day Festival

Denise Marion
Chairperson, e-Day Team
Hot Springs Garland County Beautification Commission
501-318-6095(L) 501-655-3130©