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Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for June 14


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

This week we see the first of the summer berries listed, in extremely limited quantities for now. Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are all just starting to ripen, and in the coming weeks we should start seeing a flood of them. It ought to be a good year for berries, since we didn’t get any late freezes, the spring was relatively long and cool, and we’ve had plenty of rain. It might be a great season to stock up on blueberries when they’re in their peak and freeze them for later. In the fall, when the cranberries from up north arrive, justo mix equal parts of those and frozen blueberries right in a dish and cover with a streusel topping (even a box “apple crisp” topping mix is fine) and throw that in the oven. So easy, and the mix of sweet blueberries and tart cranberries is perfect. Can’t wait!

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market has returned to Saturday mornings at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons at Creature Comforts downtown. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market has returned, and you can catch the details on their website here: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running Saturdays from 9 to noon. You can learn all about them here: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com. Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. The city of Monroe has a downtown market on Saturdays, 8:30 to 12:30, and you can learn more here: http://www.monroedowntown.com/events/monroe-farmers-market. If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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!

Conway, AR:  Goat Cheese! Tuesday Reminder - Market Closes Tonight after 10pm.


Hello friends!
We have Goat Cheese and Peaches now!

There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, June 15th.

The market closes TONIGHT after 10pm, maybe even midnight! Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!

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

https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for June 10th




Market News

Hello!
It is hot! Summer is definitely here folks, and we’ve got the produce to prove it! Squash, cukes, maybe even the first tomatoes will be appearing in the weeks ahead!

We know you have lots of options for buying local produce these days, and we are so grateful for your purchase of our local, organic produce and meats! We want you to be 100 percent pleased with your order, and we offer refunds or exchanges if you are not satisfied. We welcome your feedback as it helps us to be better at what we do!

We love all of our vendors – we like to think we offer the best of what Nashville has to offer! We have a wonderfully curated selection of local meats, eggs and of course cheese and baked goods. This week The Bloomy Rind is traveling, but will be back next week.

Thanks for your support, and we will see you on Wednesday!

John and Tally

Recipes

Russellville Community Market:  Market Closes at 10PM!


RCM Gift Certificates Available!

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE.

Homesteader's Market:  Homesteader's Market Redesign


Greetings!

With the evolving development of the Cariboo Homesteader group of services, we are redesigning the Homesteader’s Market (see http://cariboohomesteader.com/?page_id=765 or click on Homesteader’s Market tab at www.cariboohomesteader.com). With this change, the current site (www.southcariboo.locallygrown.net) will be discontinued.

Please contact me at 250-644-1940 or Howie@CaribooHomesteader.com if you have any questions.

Thanks for your support!

Howie

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Don't forget to order...


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!

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

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

THIS ORDER IS FOR WEDNESDAY PICK UP AT SUWANEE LOCATION FROM 1PM to 6:30 PM (1300 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions)

Patchwork Urban Farms Online Farmstand :  Patchwork Market Closing Soon


Only a few more hours left to get your order in for the week. Don’t miss out!

Independence,VA:  Weblog Entry


Good morning!

Be sure to get your Online Market order in by tomorrow night at 8 pm. Remember, Alleghany Food Initiative (AFI) products are only available on the Online Market this year! I told you guys wrong when I said you could only find Eona products Online, they also participate in the Town Park Market!

A big thank you to everyone who came out last night to support Empty Bowls!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Have a lovely day!

Abby

Greener Acres Farm:  This Week in the Online Market


Microgreens are Back

Dan with GreenSpace Microgreens is back this week with Black Oil Sunflower Shoots. He states they will have other items available in the following weeks. Microgreens are a nutrient rich item that sells out fast. If you have been waiting for their return… Grab them quickly!

Updates from Green"er" Acres Farm

Green"er" Acres had some successful experiments in the high tunnel over the winter. Peas/Snow peas and lettuce that was seeded in October 2017 did amazingly well once the warmer weather began in February and March. By doing this, we were able to provide fresh salad greens and fresh peas the last few weeks. The heat of the last few weeks have unfortunately taken its toll on those crops and they have now been pulled due to bolting of the greens and the pea plants running out of energy. But don’t be down-hearted. We are currently cutting salad greens from an early spring planting, and we just seeded a new crop this week. We also have new pea and snow pea plants seeded and should be able to begin harvesting in a few weeks.

We will probably not have strawberries available from our own farm this year, as the excessive rains are creating problems with mold and rotting, not to mention the ones that have matured are being enjoyed by our resident chipmunk.

This week’s offerings from Green"er" Acres include LOTS of fresh herbs, salad greens, garlic scapes, celery, rhubarb, kale and a small amount of swiss chard (in yellow only).

Our early plantings of summer produce in the high tunnel are doing amazing and we have a few small green tomatoes on already (a little bigger than a golf ball) as well as a few cucumbers and mini-bell peppers.

From Rispoli’s Produce

Farm fresh brown eggs, salad greens, kale and their own honey.

From Clover Creek Cheese Cellar

Grass-fed ground beef in 1 pound packages, patties, and their popular 10 pound packages; raw milk, and awesome artisan cheeses.

From Vale Wood Farms

A full line of dairy products to include butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, French onion dip and more.

From Heritage Hills Farm

Whole chicken, chicken wings, legs, quarters, carcasses, pork products,cherry smoked grinder salt and colloidal silver.

From Golden Farm Milling

Their own Organic Sprouted Spelt (Wheat) Flour

From Cherry Hill Farm

Numerous varieties of goat’s milk soap

From The Skirted Soldier

Various varieties of hand blended loose tea

And for the Sweet Tooth

Bake Shop Bakes and MeMaw’s Sweets & Treats offers many items to cure that craving for homemade goodies just like grandma used to make

RAF Buying Clubs :  Ordering Opened for June 13th Drop-Off


Good morning!

We are very excited about the many wonderful offerings for our buying club this week!

Ordering has been OPENED for this Wednesday’s Rivermont Area Drop-Off.

Ordering will remain open until Monday night at 10pm at which time it will close.

Please also note that most of our items have a somewhat limited supply so be sure to get your orders in as soon as you can!

Pre-payment is not available at this time so you will simply be given a total at checkout. When you pick up on Wednesday you may bring cash, check, or credit card to pay for your order.

Please contact restorationacresfarm@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

Thank you!