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Dawson Local Harvest:  New Additions to This Week's Market


Dawson Harvest for October 27th

New Additions to the Market This Week!

HI EVERYBODY!

Got good Veggie news this week. 3 varieties of Kale are available, Green Tomatoes are yearning to be fried, and Heirloom Pumpkins await the jack-o-lantern or cooking knife (or both). They join Snow Peas, Green Beans, Eggplants, Peppers, Lettuce, and Heirloom Tomatoes for a nice variety of tasty, healthy eating!

Lots of Grass-fed Beef from COPPERHEAD HOMESTEAD; only Chicken Breasts from BACK IN TIME right now, but there’s much more coming in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned. Fabulous Coconut Kifer and other delicious Treats from CULTURAL TRADITIONS, yummy Breads and Desserts from DAILY BREAD, and lots more goodies are on The Market this and every week. Take a good look to see all that’s there for you to enjoy!

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Black Walnuts, Peppers, Eggs, Cheese!


Good afternoon!
Finally we are having some fall weather. At Cedar Rock Ridge, that means it’s Garlic planting time! I planted 148 cloves on Saturday, with 270 more soaking in water for planting Monday. As many of you heard, our Garlic won First Place and Best of Show at the Faulkner County Fair last month! I’ve decided to share this magnificent variety with CLG members, so I will soon be offering potted plants for sale for only $1. This is a vigorous plant that produces a long lasting head of Garlic, and the fat, flavorful cloves last a long time in the fridge or on the counter. This is your chance to GROW A CHAMPION! Makes a great holiday gift for all your gardening friends and family.

I spoke with Eddie at Kellogg Valley Farms on Friday. He’s excited about his Broccoli and Cauliflower he will be listing soon. And the Spinach from Calvert Enterprises was wonderful! We really appreciate our Growers and their families!

Allow me to pass on some important info you may need at some point in life. Last night at 830pm my dog, Jackie, scratched on the front door. As I got close to the door to let her in, I realized that she had been battling a skunk. (The front window was open). I solicited advice from Tracy at Bar C Farm in El Paso, who advised me to soak her down in a solution of peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap. I did that for 20 minutes, after which time the skunk stench was actually about 98% eliminated. I rinsed her good and then worked in some Butt Naked Exfoliating & Moisturizing Sea Salt Scrub from Rockwood Crafts. She is now pleasant to be around again, and her coat is very soft. This is the same sea salt scrub I use on my hands after cleaning fish. Anyway, please pass on this information to anyone else whose pet gets sprayed by a skunk. And thanks a lot to Tracy at Bar C for her timely and sage advice! The eviscerated skunk was found under the hen house this morning… Why, Jackie, why?!?

Make plans to attend the 7th Annual Urban Farm Fest next weekend. The Urban Farm Festival is Saturday, October 28th 11am-2pm at the Faulkner County Urban Farm Project behind the public library on Tyler Street. Come enjoy a free family-friendly afternoon of garden fun with live music, games, Halloween crafts, garden tours and more! This is a side, dessert or beverage potluck. Pizza and salad will be provided.

October is National Pork Month! Bar C Farm has Pork Chops and Fresh Sides Bacon on sale this week! Stock up, and don’t forget all the other things that go along with pork: Beaverfork Blend Seasoning, Purple Hull Peas, Turnips, Bread, Potatoes…

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 625 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

www.conway.locallygrown.net

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!
Have a great week!
Steve

Independence,VA:  Place your order by tomorrow night at 8 pm!


Good afternoon!

Ok guys, you know the drill! Be sure to place your order on the market by tomorrow night at 8 pm.

Fresh mushrooms are almost over for the season, be sure to include those in your order this week if you don’t want to miss out! Even if you thought you weren’t an eggplant person, try a new recipe and surprise yourself this week! Try to take advantage of the wide array of produce while it’s still available!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder: Order by 6pm today


Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don’t forget!

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Click Here to Place Your Order For THURSDAY pick up

THIS ORDER IS FOR THURSDAY PICK UP AT SUWANEE LOCATION FROM 1PM to 3PM (1300 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions)

*If you want to order from BUFORD LOCALLY GROWN pick up on TUESDAYS in Buford Click here to be redirected to Buford website

YOU CAN ONLY PICK UP FROM THE LOCATION YOU HAVE ORDERED FROM!

Buford Locally Grown :  Reminder: Order by 6pm today


Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don’t forget.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Click Here to Place Your Order

THIS ORDER IS FOR TUESDAY PICK UP AT BUFORD LOCATION (285 E. Moreno St. Buford 30518 from 1 pm to 6:30 pm. Pick up is behind the KCO Audio building on S. Hill St.)

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Is Open!


Good morning everyone!

Hope everyone is enjoying the cool bout of Fall weather. The Market is open, and we have our eyes on the different varieties of cinnamon rolls from Lily Chanel Sweets. They look mouthwatering!

Please be sure to take a look at the “Fall 2017 Member Update” that was sent out earlier this morning. We are working hard to ensure we have a strong transition into the new year and can continue serving you through the online food club. We need all of your help and support to make it happen.

Up on the blog today are some great cheap, easy tips for decorating your home for fall!

Follow us on Facebook for more offers and events, or visit our website to learn more about our organization.

Russellville Community Market:  It Is Open!


Yesterday was Small Business Saturday – show your support of our local farmers by ordering from Russellville Community Market this week.

Also, keep RCM in mind for Christmas gifts and parties. Honey, homemade jams and jellies, soaps, lotions, baked goods – lots to choose from with more options added weekly!!

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the *“Place My Order” *button once you have completed your shopping. *You have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.*

REMEMBER PICK-UP IS THURSDAY FROM 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. AT ALL SAINT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH ON SOUTH PHOENIX.

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE.

ALFN Local Food Club:  Fall 2017 Member Update


Dear ALFN Members,

The board has been working through all of the fabulous feedback we received over the last 6 weeks or so. Thank you for sharing your opinions, experience, and suggestions with us. The information provided has helped guide our next steps. Here are the three things we are focusing on right now.

1. User Experience with Website
The majority of comments we received centered around our dated website. The Locally Grown platform has been a great tool for ALFN over the last several years but we know we’ve outgrown it. It’s an old website that has served us incredibly well! It’s time to look for a solution that allows new and current customers to shop easily, allows us to run a more efficient and informed business, and allows our vendors to sell more goods.
Currently, the board is investigating online solutions that will serve all of our members and vendors needs. We hope to narrow down the search within the next two weeks. Stay tuned for more information! We’ll be sharing information along the way making way for a smooth transition.

2. Board Member Recruitment
We have several board member positions that will be opening over the next few months. We need new folks who would like to serve ALFN in this capacity. Specifically, we are looking for the following positions and experience:
- Treasurer – needs bookkeeping/QuickBooks knowledge; will work with current treasurer in 2018 and will move into the treasurer position in 2019.
- Governance Chair – helps ALFN keep organizational compliance with internal bylaws and constitution, as well as advises on any legal questions
- Tech Guru – as we move into a new system, we’d love to have someone with technology experience to help with transition
- At Large positions – we also have several ‘at large’ positions that allow people to plug in how ever they are best suited
Attached are the Board Member Roles & Expectations as well as our application. If you are interested, please apply and email to Claire at littlerockfoodclub@gmail.com.

3. Keep sharing ALFN with your friends!
We have seen an increase in interest about ALFN over the last few weeks! Your efforts are working! Please keep sharing with everyone you know about how much you love ALFN. Here’s a few ways you can get the message out:
Tell your friends about ALFN! Feel free to copy and paste this content for your emails:

Dear friend,

You’ve probably heard me mention the Arkansas Local Food Network before as one of my go-to resources for local foods. I love the ease of shopping online for Arkansas goods like farm fresh eggs, in-season produce, and handmade soaps. In fact, ALFN has the BEST selection of Arkansas produced goods of any other market.

You can try ALFN for two weeks before you pay the membership fee of $7.50 per month. I’d like to invite you to see what ALFN is all about! Here’s a link to their website: https://arkansaslocalfoodnetwork.org/online-market/. Let me know if you have any questions!

If you are on social media, please follow ALFN on Facebook and Instagram. Like and share every post from ALFN to your newsfeed.
Facebook: @ARSustainability
Instagram: @ arlocalfoodnetwork

We have flyers to share! Please pickup flyers at market pickup and post at your place of work, schools, churches, coffee shops – anywhere that has a community bulletin board.

We appreciate you all so much! Thank you for working to keep ALFN an amazing organization!

The Wednesday Market:  Order Today; Come and 'Taste'


Good morning.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

And, here is a special invitation, so be sure to mark your calendars:

You are invited to A Taste of Thanksgiving at The Wednesday Market. Join us on Nov. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. for free samples from our farmers, bakers, and cooks. We are going to tempt you with delicious fare to help you plan your Thanksgiving feast. We will have everything from vegetable side dishes, to breads, cakes, pies, cranberry sauce, and casseroles. You will have the opportunity to meet our producers, learn more about their production methods, and place special orders for the holidays.

Thank you for supporting locally grown agriculture and for choosing to buy locally. We hope everyone has a great Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market!

Thanks,

Beverly

Stones River Market:  NEW grower comes to the market!


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Hello All!

Now that the Saturday Market on the Square has wrapped up for the season, could you do us a favor and spread the word that they can still purchase local and wonderful products from their own community throughout the year? Share it on Facebook, word of mouth, need some flyers? Let us know! We want to reach friends and neighbors who are searching for something like Stones River but haven’t found us yet.

Now,

WELCOME to Urban Sprout !!

Brandon writes:

“Hello Stones River Market! We are happy to start supplying the market with delicious microgreens. We sell sunflower, pea, and radish microgreens in small ($3) and large ($10) sizes. try our microgreens in your meal to add a boost of flavor and nutrition!”

Find these under the Micro-greens and sprouts tab.

Flying S Farms has added a Maypop (passionfruit) jelly. Maypop has a wonderful ‘floral’ scent jelly and mild taste similar to apple.

Erdmann Farm has lots of Field pumpkins for your carving and seed roasting pleasure! Get yours from a trusted, local grower! He also has roasting pumpkins! If you love pumpkin pie, roasting your own takes that from-scratch recipe up a couple notches!

Botanical Harmony Farm has plenty of Non-Gmo, Free-Range duck eggs still on sale this week! Gathered several times each day, get them while the ducks are happily still laying!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/