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Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,
It’s time to place your order for this Wednesday’s market! Don’t forget it’s almost Valentine’s Day, so place your order or stop by the market for some extra special goodies! Look for honey, soap, sugar scrub, lip balm, hand salve, homemade granola, olives, bread, and many other wonderful gifts. What about dinner? How about roast chicken, pork loin, or egg frittata with kalamata olives and microgreens? And for dessert, Lucy’s new lemon glazed sugar heart cookies, Figgiville’s pecan torte, and lots of other sweet treats available at Green Fork Farmers Market.
It doesn’t have to be about Valentine’s Day—we have lots of naturally grown and artisan products available for you week after week for every occasion and every day. Place your order by Monday at midnight for pickup at the market on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books. You can also stop by and see what we have for sale on our tables. See you there!
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Fish Pie is a family favorite of ours. Perfect for a cold winter night!
Dear Market Members:
I hope you are enjoying a lovely warm Saturday outside. It’s time to get the ground ready for planting!
Well, here’s the big news:
JOSIAH JAMES WILSON (8 lbs., 20 in.) was born at around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 – a market day, of course.
While Jess is away enjoying her new son and being with her family, Kir Strobel and I will be the cashiers again this Tuesday. Please be patient with us as we are not nearly as adept and knowledgeable as Jess, and we need to take good care of the accounting for her.
To that end, we will be keeping your invoices this Tuesday so that we will have a record of all transactions. If you’d like a copy at home, just print out the email confirmation that you got when you ordered. Thanks!
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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!
The market is open. I am afraid you may find your choices a little sparse. The lettuce isn’t ready yet and there hasn’t been enough regrowth on some things. While they are growing, it just isn’t fast enough. I may add to some of the offerings on Saturday (after I actually go out and physically check, most the time I do this from memory) if I do add things back, it won’t be much.
We are busy planting. We seeded 2 carrot beds two weeks ago. They should be germinating soon. I have been busy planting onions too. I ordered enough (mathematically)to plant the areas. The onions bunches were very full and I have enough to plant a one more 3 by 45 foot bed and they will be packed in to try and use them all. The tomatoes are coming up along with many other cool season crops.
Remember orders are due by Sunday at 5 pm.
We’re referring to the On Line Winter Market of course! Tahlequah.locallygrown.net!!!
The Market will reopen again on Sunday Feb. 10th! We have many new products available. We hope to hear from you!
The market is OPEN!
We have a few suggestions for Valentine’s gifts…how about a gift box of divinity, cheese straws and fudge? WE HAVE IT! Or a gift basket of grits, cornmeal and cane syrup? WE HAVE IT! How about a plant or tree? WE HAVE LOTS! How about shrimp and/or steak for a romantic dinner? WE HAVE IT! We have all of these options and lots more, so take time to browse!
Valued Customers of St. Pete Locally Grown:
For some reason, the subject of shared memberships has been raised twice this week. For obvious reasons, we do not encourage our customers to share their membership with friends and family who do not live within the same household UNLESS finances are such an issue that it will prevent someone from participating at all. The most obvious reason we don’t encourage sharing is that our business loses out on an annual membership fee—which is only $50 for an entire year—for each non-member who orders through one of our member’s accounts.
I’m not sure how prevalent sharing is within our Market Community—and I honestly don’t want to know—but I would like to address it so that each of our members gets a better understanding of the importance of the membership fee to our business. The membership fees that we collect are real dollars that we count on to support ourselves as we work to feed our customers. Our $50 fee is minimal compared to the hundreds of dollars –-some of them are over $1000 per year— charged by CSAs—called “shares”—to keep their businesses running with no guarantee that you will get equitable return on your investment. By contrast, we charge so much less for membership and you don’t have to buy vegetables you don’t want in quantities that you will never consume. In fact, you are not even obligated to make a purchase. For those reasons alone, we feel justified in charging each member $50 per year to participate in purchasing through our online Market.
We are trying to keep our fees—including delivery—as low as possible but we will raise fees if we determine the business will not run adequately without an increase. Everyone needs to pay their share. With this in mind—if you are currently sharing your membership with someone outside of your immediate household—we ask that you reassess your reasoning and then remake your decision to do so. We know that there are exceptions to every rule. Just don’t tell us what you decide to do. If you are in a position to provide scholarship money for those who cannot afford a membership, I would be interested in speaking with you.
Let your conscience be your guide & enjoy the upcoming weekend,
Thanks for reading…
Tina & Nathan Levy
Come out to the Vista Marketplace at 701 Whaley to pick up some great local veggies and maybe a little Valentine gift. We have beets, turnips, turnip greens, sweet potatoes (all grown here in Lexington county), tomatoes, and apples! Don’t forget Breakfast/Brunch is being served by Midlands Coffee Company (Tom & Renee’ Birch) Hope to have Windy Hill Orchards back with their Hard cider and doughnuts. Hope to see you there!
Tampa Bay :
Put Your Order in ASAP for Fresh, Local Produce! Market Open Til 11PM Monday
Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay
Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food
List to come out Monday morning
Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till 11pm Monday night!
The pick up times have been extended to Wednesday 6-8pm in order to better accommodate our distributor, farmers, and customers!
And Thursday from 1-4pm. (case by case, call ahead)
If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.
Sarah will be handling the market for the next few weeks as Ryan will be in Cuba to learn about permaculture and cooperatives! If you have any questions, e-mail the BH or call her at (407)754-5794.
Order here today!.
Email us if you have any questions.
The boxes are now hand-selected by the customer/member instead of pre-packaged. This means the earlier you come, the more selection you’ll have for your box!
We may donate excess food that does not sell in the course of a week to local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the Good Samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings for those in need.
If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.
Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.
Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.
We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within a few months that will be a reality.
The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.
Right now it looks like we will be moving into the blue building near the current location as another temporary spot. We’re still planning to move around the end of this month and could use some help so let us know if you’d be willing to volunteer your time and/or supplies.
We have also been visiting an aquaponics farm in Dade City called Morning Star Fishermen. They have a 65,000 gallon aquaponics system and are raising tilapia as well as a ton of vegetables. It is a truly inspiring production- they even teach classes and are expanding. We’re thinking of planning a field trip up there with members so be on the lookout for info!
More updates to come soon!
Ryan, our Market Manager, will be in Cuba from February 13-23 in order to learn about cooperatives and permaculture initiatives there. Sarah, along with any volunteers who would like to help, will be handling orders and pickup during that time. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, feel free to contact Sarah at 407-754-5794 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HCC will be hosting a Beyond Sustainability Conference at the end of February (Feb 28-Mar 1). The focus will be on social entrepreneurship and sustainable economy: exploring nexuses. For more information, Click Here
USF’s Student Environmental Association is hosting RecycleFest- an opportunity for creative minds to create art pieces from recycled material that may be displayed in the MSC Centre Gallery! The event will be taking place March 28th at 1:30PM at the MSC Amphitheater. If you are interested and/or have any questions, contact Sarah Seabrook at email@example.com
Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.
Augusta Locally Grown:
THE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!
CARDIO ON THE CANAL – FEBRUARY 9
Augusta Locally Grown, Addersons Fresh Produce and The Veggie Truck will join together at an educational booth promoting and selling locally grown veggies at this free Kroc Center event, this Saturday, February 9. Activities start at 9:30am. Kim Beavers of “Eating Well with Kim” (also a fantastic champion of ALG!) will host a healthy cooking expo at 11am. See you at the Kroc!
EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET – STARTS MARCH 7
The Evans Towne Farmers Market starts one month from now! We have thousands of beautiful promotional postcards to get out into the Columbia County community. If you’d be willing to take a bundle to your office, school, church or club, please let us know! We can give them to you at pick-up on Tuesdays, or we can drop them off for you. Contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROP MOB AT EAST GEORGIA PRODUCE – MARCH 9
The volunteer list is growing strong! We’re up to 30+ workers and growing … and Patrick has just been volunteered to smoke the picnic ham!!!
Join us for our first-ever “Crop Mob Augusta” volunteer farm day on March 9, at East Georgia Produce in Bartow. The work starts at 12:30pm; the farm picnic starts at 5:30pm. You bring your energy, boots and workgloves! Visit our Facebook Events page (“Crop Mob Augusta”) to sign up! Or go to our Events Page at augustalocallygrown.org.
See you at the market on Tuesday!