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McColloms Market:  December FFFN Order Is Open

Hi All:

The December order is now open until Monday, December 10th at 5 pm. Here’s the link to the site:

Pick up will be at 103 Helen in Saranac Lake on Wed., December 12th from 5 pm to 6:45 pm.

If you have any issues with the pick up, please call me that day on my cell phone. The number is: 518-418-9236.



Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup 4pm today!

Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Co-op Market is Open for ordering

Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!

Have a wonderful weekend!

ALFN Local Food Club:  Weblog Entry

No time for lollygagging this morning, friends. Lots of news to share, but this is not the time! What you need to know right now is this:
The Market is open. Here are some things you might like:

- Our Market will be closed for the week of Christmas (you might not like that?), meaning that it will not be opening the 23rd for ordering and there will be no pickup on the 29th. We WILL, however, have the market open on the 16th for the 22nd pickup, so we can all get our groceries in for the feasting.

- Crimmins is back, with delicious, organic greens, root veggies, and sweet potatoes.

- Maison Terre has uploaded their Holiday Country Terrine. Here’s her description:
“Ingredients: pork, veal, beef, salt pork, pancetta, prosciutto, onion, garlic, black peppercorns, figs, pistachios, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, allspice, bay, eggs, heavy cream, cognac, and olive oil. For the holidays, the Tea Room will be serving a truly decadent and wonderfully delicious terrine. We thought we would make them available whole to you. This terrine reminds me of one that my Delta grandmother made this time of the year. It also reminds me of the country terrines I sampled during from my travels in Europe. Perhaps Grandmother Brown’s recipe was passed down over many generations. Serve with bread and cornichons as an hors d’oeuvres or as an appetizer, or over a bed or your favorite greens and with vegetable side dishes as a main course.”

- Tammy Sue’s Critters makes some perfect stocking stuffer gifts: lotions, soaps, candles, etc.

- Arkansas Fresh has uploaded their Birdseed Multigrain. You know, that multigrain sandwich bread everyone is so crazy about!

- Hardin has their fully cracked Desirable Pecans. Spiced Pecans anyone?

- North Pulaski’s Tat Soi is still the most beautiful leafery I’ve ever seen. Mild and tasty!

- I made a boo-boo last weekend: our One Year Membership gift certificates are on sale for $50. Two free months, folks. Wow.

- If you have a juicer: we sampled a fantastic concoction of apples, sorrel, radish, and kale yesterday. Bright green and surprisingly sweet!

- Armstead Farm’s done for the season, and they’ve asked me to forward the following message to ya’ll:
“Dear Members and Volunteers,
We have made our last delivery for the 2012 season and are already planning for a 2013 return. Thank you all so much for your support of both our farm and ALFN. We truly appreciate your dedication to the local sustainable agricultural movement.We also wish to remind you to always feel free to make comments, suggestions or critique our products.This is valuable feedback in helping us provide the best quality, freshest produce. Again, big thanks to you – we farmers cannot do what we do without you. Very happy Holidays to you and your family and best wishes for a Healthy, Happy New Year,
Sue and Rusty Nuffer/Armstead Mountain Farm”

How about that? OK, that’s all I’m saying. Nope, no more information for now. I’ve got a whole newsletter coming with even MORE juicy news, so just you wait.
Sam Hedges

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Co-op News:Bulk Cheese Order and New Items

In this Issue

Bulk Order Grass Fed Cheeses
New Items From Orobianco
Montage Farm Raw Goat Milk
Honey Pots
Produce Box Pick up

Market News

Bulk Grass-fed Cheese Order This Weekend
This weekend we will be placing a group order for Grass-fed cheese from Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese. Prices and available sizes will be on the market website tomorrow for ordering. The pricing will include shipping and taxes/fees. The cheese will be available for pick up on December 18th.

•Cows Raised without synthetic hormones
•Cows are grass-fed and raised on pasture
•Old World, Handmade Cheese making Techniques
•Cheeses are made with raw milk and aged at least 60 days to comply with the USDA regulations for raw milk cheese production
•Vegetable-based rennet, to make it more acceptable to vegetarians
See Kenny’s website for more detailed information about his process:

Benefits of Grass-Fed Cheese
•One of the few foods that contains a perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats, a ratio ideal for your health
•Very high in “conjugated linoleic acid;” in fact, it contains five times more CLA than dairy from grain-fed cows! CLA, which are most abundant in grass-fed products, are among the most potent cancer fighters in all foods.
•Considerably higher in beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin E than cheese and other dairy from grain-fed sources.
•High in the healthy calcium and protein your body needs
•Free from growth hormones

New Items

Frozen Raw Goat Milk from Montage Farm
Montage Farm will have Fresh Raw Goat Milk for only 1 more weekend. It will be fresh milk as usual for this week’s order but after this weekend, all raw goat milk will be sold Frozen. They like “the girls” to get a 60 day rest before they give birth. After February we’ll have lots of fresh milk again. Montage Farm will start listing the available frozen gallons starting 12/14

On a side note- Angie from Montage Farm will be having back surgery soon. Please keep her lifted in your prayers for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.

New Cheeses From Orobianco
Ciliegine-Fresh mozzarella cheese mini – balls 1 oz. each. Perfect for a salad mixed with cherry tomatoes, tuna or black olives.

Smoked Scamorza-This is an aged SMOKED cheese of the same family as mozzarella. It is dryer and tastier. It is aged for a minimum of two weeks and lasts up to one month. It is perfect in sandwiches, as a pizza topping or simply with crackers.

Honey Pots B&B Enterprises has handmade honey pots. These are not made by Bob but by a friend, Sue from Malsnee Pottery. You might have met her at the Yellow Daisy Festival this year. They are beautiful and make a perfect gift with Bob’s honey. Malsnee Pottery has been a family endeavor consisting of wheel turned stoneware pottery since 1991. The pottery is turned to create light weight functional as well as decorative pieces. To add to the uniqueness of the pottery the Malsnees make their own glazes to produce the unusual rainbow of colors on each piece. The designs and patterns are all hand painted.

NGD Produce Box Pickup (Christmas Week Only)
For scheduling purposes I wanted to let you know that our produce boxes will be delivered on Wednesday (12/26) instead of Tuesday(12/25) due to the Christmas holiday. If you know you will be out of town or cannot pick up that day PLEASE put your box on vacation hold via NGD’s website
Because of this I will have our co-op pick up for market items on Wednesday (12/26) as well.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious foods possible!

Swainsboro, GA:  pickup today

Just a reminder for everyone, pickup is this afternoon from 4-5pm at Crossroads Cafe

Rivervalley.locallygrown:  Reminders

Just a reminder to those who placed an order this week that pick-up is tomorrow at the Farmers Co-op on East Main St. in Russellville.

The market is also open for placing orders which will be available for pick-up at the same place on Friday, Dec. 14.

The Cumming Harvest:  Green Pasture Coconut Oil and Cod Liver Oil Order

GREEN PASTURE order for December

I will be placing an order for Cod Liver Oil and Coconut oil on December 15th. You can email your order or sign up at Saturday pickup.

Payment is due on delivery.

You may email me at

You can research Green Pasture at

Thank you!
Suzanne Geddes
Market Manager

Local Farms First:  Order Pick Up Reminder!

Greetings local food lovers!

Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM!

Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is now at Montanya Distillery, 130 Elk Avenue.

Gunnison: Upstairs at the ORE Office (202 E. Georgia).

Paonia: At the Trading Post Wednesday evening or Thursday anytime.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
Market Manager – a 501c3 non-profit
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Homegrown Co-op:  Market now Open for Saturday pick up or delivery!

Contact Us

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.

Farm Store


Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Event: Info session with Kissimmee Green Place!

Kissimmee Green Place farmers are extremely passionate in growing quality foods, fresh for Homegrown members!

“We are growing natural and organic because of the lack of availability and affordability for vine-ripened, fresh picked and locally grown produce. At the present time, even if you purchase natural and organic vegetables at your local supermarkets, more than likely it is being shipped from California or Mexico. No matter where it originates, the cost of packing, cooling, shipping and distributing this produce from such a distance is why the prices are so high. So, if your produce is being shipped so far, more than likely your “fresh” vegetables are at least one week old.”

Come to the coop store for an educational session with Kissimme’s Green Place! Kissimmee’s green place grows their fruits and vegetables in a very unique way. Learn about this unique was of growing on Friday, December 7th from 5pm-7pm!

30-300-30 Fundraiser!

In our 3rd annual December fund drive, we seek YOUR donation of just $30!

We are recruiting 300 people to each donate $30 in the next 30 days to meet our fundraising goal, which will fund improvements to the Co-op that allow us to better serve our members and our farmers.

This year, supportive local businesses have teamed up with Homegrown to create a Match Fund, where each community contribution will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, to help us reach our $18,000 goal!

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 Friday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Saturday.

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

Pickup is from 12-7pm on Saturday December 8th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Thursday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
Prepared foods from Venetian Gourmet and Purely Raw

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