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Clemson SC:  Drop Off is Changed To Tuesday


Hello Folks.
*Drop-off *for Clemson.locallygrown.net is *TUESDAY *4-5 pm. This is a change from our usual day, so please take note. This will make it more convenient for folks who attend church on Wed. Hope this works out best for all! :-)
Donna

Local Farms First:  Beet It!



Greetings local food lovers!

Last chance to order local until January!.

There are still brilliant beets on the market from Abundant Life Organic Farms!

Puree into borscht with a dollop of sour cream, roast and cube it for a hearty ingredient in a spinach/goat cheese salad or make beet hummus!

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

Champaign, OH:  Tough day for sports in our house...


Bad news for those of us as either Browns fans or Steelers fans but there’s always another week right? On happier news, we have local foods to celebrate and that is more important! Thanks for all of you that support our vendors each week! While I feel like a broken record, if you have yet to order, why not make this week your first! Don’t forget we have great gift ideas! Happy shopping!

CAFE:  Last Market Before Christmas!


12.16.12

LAST MARKET BEFORE CHRISTMAS

In case you missed Friday’s announcement, Café will not hold a market Christmas Day, which falls on a Tuesday this year. After this week our next market will be Wednesday, January 2. We will go back to Tuesdays on January 8.

If you haven’t stocked up yet almost everything is still available as well as many possible gift items, some that have been added since market opening on Friday:

Among food items:
• Plenty of green vegetables
• Several special holiday cakes
• A special holiday batch of ice creams and sorbets
• Many jams and jellies
• Pecans in many different packages
• Also several Gift Baskets are available under that heading

For some non-food gift items, shop alphabetically and check out the many items under:

• Farm Crafts
• Gift Baskets
• Christmas…
• Skin Care
• Soaps
• T – Shirts, etc.

For those of you I won’t see Tuesday, have a most magnificent next two weeks celebrating your favorite holidays! Eat well, shop well (open til Mon noon), and stay well! Lance

lance@clemsonareafoodexchange.com
elian@clemsonareafoodexchange.com
renee@clemsonareafoodexchange.com
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Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturday December 22


I hope this finds you all doing well.

This is going to be the last market of the year. We will take the week off between Christmas and New Years. So remember that when ordering.

We have lots of fine produce items available this week. Lots of greens, beets, carrots, cabbages, mushrooms and more. We also have a list of new cheeses from Flat Creek Lodge. They are making several fine varieties that will please your guest over the holidays. We will be making our regular milk run up this week so make sure you order up.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Wednesday. Pick ups are on Saturday from 9 to 10 at the Piedmont Green Market (Double B Farm booth), Sandy Springs Green Market (Taylorganic booth) and at the Brookhaven Farmers Market(We will be here from 10-11 for pick ups only).

We will make every attempt to deliver to each location this week however it is dependent on the volume of orders we get for each location. If we only get one or two orders from Brookhaven and Sandy Springs we will only be able to deliver to Piedmont Park. I will make sure that everyone is aware of our delivery schedule, both when and where.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday December 21


I hope this finds you all doing well.

This is going to be the last market of the year. We will take the week off between Christmas and New Years. So remember that when ordering.

We have lots of fine produce items available this week. Lots of greens, beets, carrots, cabbages, mushrooms and more. We also have a list of new cheeses from Flat Creek Lodge. They are making several fine varieties that will please your guest over the holidays. We will be making our regular milk run up this week so make sure you order up.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Tuesday. We will see you on Friday between 5PM and 7PM at Copy Central (1264 Parker Road, Conyers) and don’t forget to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Madison GA:  The Market is open!!


Good evening everyone the market is now open. After talking to a number of growers the market will close next week and the following week. Next Wed is the day after Christmas and the following week Wed will be the day after New Years Day. I hope this is ok with everyone. See everyone Wed!!

Clemson SC:  Order Now for Christmas Dinner


Clemson Locally Grown

There is still time to order your Local food for holiday meals. Our market will close at noon Monday for drop-off this week.
We still have plenty of wonderful eggs,chicken and beef from contented free ranged animals, chemical free and no preservatives.
Remember special treats from our friends, Happy Cow Creamery and Split Creek Farm too.
See you soon!
Donna

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell, Old Trucks, and SSAWG Scholarships!


Season Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

Sadly, automobile mechanics was not part of my liberal arts education, but I do know that screeching sounds and smoke coming from under the hood means this: something is wrong. And so this past Friday afternoon found myself, my driver Troy Hopkins, the Falling Sky Farm delivery truck, several hundred pounds of undelivered meat, and some of your precious orders all stranded at a repair shop in south Little Rock.

While waiting for Andrea to come to our rescue, I reflected on the breakdowns (pun intended) of our little market, and concluded that the success of the local food movement depends largely on the willingness of customers to accept a degree of uncertainty in the supply and distribution of their food.

The day may never come when everything that is ordered through our market makes it smoothly, without delay or mix-up, from farm to market to customer. I prefer to see these small failures in a positive light however, like blemishes on an heirloom tomato. In the same way that the ugly spots do not diminish the superior quality of the fruit, the hitches in the distribution of local food are a small price to pay for the rich rewards of the local food experience.

So the next time something is missing from your order, think of it as proof of the authenticity of your food experience, a guarantee that your food is real, and it’s being produced by real farmers who are subject to the uncertainties of nature (and old trucks).

CLG Community To Provide 4 Scholarships For SSAWG Conference
The Community Fund is going to provide four scholarships to the 2012 Southern SAWG Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference in Little Rock 25th thru the 26th. The event attracts over 1200 farmers and food advocates and offers fifty-six 1.5 hour sessions on a broad range of topics. These sessions will provide organic and sustainable production and marketing information for commercial horticultural and livestock producers, enterprise management lessons, farm policy education and community food systems development information.
Click here to learn more about the SSAWG Conference!

Applications for the SSAWG Scholarships are due by this Friday December 21st and will be awarded on December 24th. Anyone in the CLG Community is eligible to apply!
Click here to fill out an application!

For all of those wondering, CLG will be open the week of Christmas and New Years!

The market is now open. Go to Conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Remember to hit the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order has been placed.

Sincerely,
Gabe Levin

Stone County, AR:  The Market's Open!


Hi, Everyone!

Market’s Open!

Come on in!