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Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for March 13th, 2012

Hey Local Food Lovers,

Beets, Onions, Spinach and Chard are all newly listed this week. We’re also barreling towards more and more offerings each week as the days get longer and warmer. Hoorah!

I have to be quick tonight so I just want to encourage everyone to support our local farms as their goodies will start multiplying rapidly now.

Hope you’re out enjoying this incredible weather!

Eat well,

Justin in Habersham
Chuck in Rabun

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for March 10th

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Tallahassee May


Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Feta-Olive Salad
Makes 2 servings
From The Wednesday Chef

A very simple meal – and a good cure for the sweet potato blahs….

2 large sweet potatoes
1/2 pound feta cheese, cut into small cubes 
2/3 cup black oil-cured olives, pitted and chopped 
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 
1 to 2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon za’atar (optional)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
Juice of 1/2 lemon 
Salt to taste
A spoonful of sour cream or yogurt

1. Heat the oven to 375 F. Wash the potatoes to rid them of any dirt and place on a foil-lined baking pan in the oven. Bake until they are completely soft, about 45 to 60 minutes (depending on their size).
2. While the potatoes are roasting, make the salad. Mix together all the salad ingredients in a bowl and set aside to marinate until the potatoes are done (add a little more olive oil if it seems dry).
3. When the potatoes are fully roasted, remove them from the oven and place on plates. Slice each potato lengthwise down the center, folding open to reveal the orange flesh inside. Pile half the feta salad on each potato, season to taste, dollop yogurt or sour cream on top and serve.

Market News


The change of time today allowed for a whole extra hour of work getting seeds in the ground before tonight’s rain. That’s how you know spring has officially arrived! It is certainly a stop and go time of year, getting in as much work as possible on the nice dry days.

We have lots of lovely items for you this week – greens for cooking and lettuces and other salad fixings. After this week, we will have two weeks off. Our next delivery will be April 3rd * At that point, we should be able to resume our regular weekly schedule.

If you want meats for Easter dinner, please stock up now!

Turnbull Creek Farm has opened up orders for the Bouquet of the Week special. The price of bouquets will be going up this summer, so now is a good time to get in on a reduced price – this is a treat for current customers only! How it works is that starting in May, the recipient gets 12 weeks of bouquets. Tally is also now planning flowers for weddings and special events, so if you have an event this upcoming season, think locally grown, organic flowers!

Please remember to support our other wonderful vendors. We are so pleased to be able to work with them, and proud to offer you their products.

We really appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you this Wednesday!

John and Tallahassee

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!


Madison GA:  The Market is Open!!!

See everyone Wed.!!!

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell

Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

I hope everyone got some of that lovely spring rain last night and early this morning. Not officially Spring yet I suppose, but it sure sounded like spring rain with the frogs “peeping” away loudly all through the storm. I bet all our farmers will be frantically stuffing seeds in the ground very soon if they aren’t already! All of my farm-work experience has been in raising animals, not veggies, so I don’t know the excitement a gardener must feel this time of year. But I do know the excitement of watching your pastures swell with green and your animals grow fat, and I’m looking forward to it more than ever this year after last summer’s drought.

The market is now open. Go to the market webpage to place your order, single-click the checkout button when you are finished, and you should receive a confirmation email when your order is placed. Please check out the messages below from two of our producers.

Happy Spring planting everybody!
Gabe Levin
Market Director

Message from Kenny at Drewry Farm and Orchards:
We are planning an “Open House” for April 13th, from 10am till 2pm, Kenny will show you around our small Farm just as he would for some of the educational tours we have throughout the year, tour the green house, Honey Bee yard and orchards, and see where our produce is planted, we can answer questions, and show you how to care for fruit trees, and plants, our farm store kitchen will be open with free samples of baked goods and other goodies, some plants, trees and other items will be available for sale. We look forward to visiting with you and have found it true that once a visitor always a friend !
Please RSVP to help us get a count on how many to expect. And please watch our Face Book Page for updates or need for rescheduling due to inclement weather.
Thank You !

Message from Steve at Cedar Rock Ridge:
Get your garden off to a great start with these perennial plants to attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. All individually potted and ready to transplant NOW!
Purple Verbena – $1
Snapdragons – $1
Scarlet Bee Balm – $2
White Bee Balm – $2
…also Egyptian Walking Onions – $2 per 4-pack,
and Cabbage plants – $2 per 6-pack!

The Wednesday Market:  The Wednesday Market is open; visit us at the Business Expo

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Log on to and place your orders by 10 p.m. on Monday for pick up between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Please join The Wednesday Market managers on Tuesday, March 12, at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo at Life Springs Church in Meansville. This event, open and free to the public, runs from 3 to 6 p.m. and showcases many local businesses. We are Booth 26. Our goal is to load our table with products from each and every farmer, producer, baker, and crafter affiliated with The Wednesday Market. Whether you are a brand new customer or a loyal consumer who orders every week, please stop by our display and show your support for the Market. We also urge you to encourage your friends, neighbors, and family members to turn out for this special event.

Thanks, always, for your support of local agriculture!

The Sunshine Girls – Anna, Brenda, Sharon, Irma, and Beverly

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  The Market is Open for Ordering

Greetings All!

Thank you to all the Growers and Customers who participated in the Grand Opening of Heirloom Living Market last week! We were happy to get to meet you all and look forward to seeing you again and again!

Mary proclaimed this Grand Opening Month! Congratulations to Margaret M who won the grand prize last week and received her order for free! Some lucky Customer will win again this week and $25.00 will be deducted from their order!

We are having some technical “glitches” with the appearance of the Weblog, so please bear with us! It may not be pretty, but has good information!

I am working on a informative Blog to send later tonight or in the morning which will go into more detail about each of our new Growers, tidbits from our First Week of Market and a few " did-you -knows", but for now let me welcome:

Doug from Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon
Dabrielle from My Daily Bread Whole Grain Bakery
Sergio from Sausage World
Jennifer from Jennifer’s Pesto

Please be sure and check out all of the new offerings these great Growers/Producers have available at this week’s Market!

The Featured Grower/Producer this week is Dabrielle from My Daily Bread. She will be at Market this week to meet people and rumor has it she will have treats to share. Her yummy breads, muffins, cookies are made with all organic products and a lot of love. They also offer Gluten Free items which I will be checking out for sure!
The jams and jellies offered by My Daily Bread are scrumptious — why not order a jar to go with a fabulous loaf of whole wheat bread! Be sure and stop by to say “Welcome” to Dabrielle!

I look forward to seeing you all at Market on Thursday. Miss Mary is vacationing with family and will be back next week! Pickup is at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center, 927 Killian Hill Rd., Lilburn 30047. Thank you to Dan and Joyce Thaxton for allowing us to utilize space for Market pickup!
Wishing you all a wonderful week — hop on over to the Market and check out all of our Growers great offerings — Happy Shopping!

Joyful thoughts,


Clemson SC:  Just a Reminder To Order for Tuesday's Drop-off

Hello all!
It has been a beautiful weekend, and, if yu are like me, you have been outside and not sitting at the computer. So, when you do get back in, remember to put your orders in for this week.
We have WheatGrass for those of you who would like it for spring decorations or juicing, or green smoothies. It is a cut-and-come again container of live green food chock full of chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals. We build live cells with living food, and what can be more lively than something still growing? My indoor cats enjoy munching on their own container of wheat grass, and the chickens go crazy over it. Get all the benefits of live food when you order a pack od wheat grass, snip some off and let it re-grow for another round.
Another live food is green garlic. Garlic is great for warding off colds and vampires, and green garlic is freshly dug just for you. You can crush it in the garlic press, or just thinly slice or finely chop and all to soups and salads. Because Green garlic is fresh, it naturally is packed with live nutrients, too!
started pea plants are available too, and can go outside afer a few days of conditioning. They have been grown outside in an unheated greenhouse this week,
Soon it will be time to plant the cool weather brassicas, and we are busily starting those for you in case you didn’t. Here’s hoping you have a fantastic day and that you find our choice of fresh winter greens and sustainable protein pleasing to your palate! We love being able to provide this farm-to-table experience for you!
Donna Click here
to order.

Rivervalley.locallygrown:  Rivervalley Market Open

This is just to remind you that this market is like most markets (Selling websites), it never really closes. There just needs to be a period when an order can’t be placed since the producers must know what to assemble for delivery to a Friday pick-up. Items (baked) ordered from Stutzman’s pantry must be cooked before delivery is to be made so they have requested that they be notified on Wednesday morning as to what has been ordered for the week.

As we enter to the growing season, the practice of keeping the market open continuously may need to be changed. If this happens you will be notified so you can plan accordingly.

Have a joyous ordering period.

Jbo Locally Grown:  Market Open for Wednesday March 13 Pick Up

Eggs? Lamb? Micro greens? Bread? Croissants? Sausage? Flour? Chops? Cleaning products? Chili powder? Goat cheese?
What do you need this week, and what do you want to try just for fun. It won’t be long now until we start to see green onions, spinach, lettuce……spring is on its way.
See you Wednesday at the Jonesborough Visitor Center – vendors deliver from 4:30 to 5:15, customers pick up from 5:30 to 6.
The Market Managers

Stone County, AR:  Market's Open!

Hi, Everyone…

Greetings on this very wet day! The Market’s now open!

Remember, it’s going to take all of us to create the vibrant local food economy we deserve. Visiting and shopping at our “locally grown” markets – whether at Stone County Farmers Market or online at Stone County Locally Grown – this is the crucial part WE play in having it happen.

So, come on in to The Market! There are plenty of healthy, delicious and nutritious foods to partake of…even before the growing season gets fully underway. Start making your local markets your first stop in grocery shopping. You’ll be glad you did!

Also, we want to serve you in best way possible! If you have questions and/or suggestions, please let us know by responding to this message.

Have a great day!