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Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market is NOT Opening This Week


I wish I had better news to report, but I’m afraid Athens Locally Grown is going to be taking at least one week off. The Athens YMCA has reclaimed their space, and I’m still on the hunt for a new temporary home for us. We’ve grown so much over the last two months, about eight times larger than before all this craziness, and there’s just no way we can safely fit inside Ben’s Bikes right now.

I do still have several leads I’m following up on, but we’ve been turned away from all the obviously perfect spaces. We’ve been offered other spaces that have turned out to be too small or otherwise impractical for how we have to operate right now. I’m looking into some vacant retail spaces, event spaces, and churches still, and I’m hopeful something will turn up this week so we can return next week.

Many of you have offered leads, some of which I’m still chasing, and I thank all of you for that. You’ve had some awesome out of the box ideas I’m grateful for.

Maybe you have contacts with a vacant space that could host us for a while? Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • a room large enough to hold our 65 plastic shelving units and about a dozen giant coolers, with space to move around and allow our growers to drop things off with minimal contact. The room at the Y was about 40×60, perhaps a bit smaller. We’d need to keep things there for the duration, since broken down and packed tightly they completely fill a 20 foot box truck. This has been the biggest hurdle so far.
  • easy access for our customers, ideally one where they would not have to leave their car
  • ideally a path between the room and the cars that is protected from the elements, so we can operate in the rain
  • Ideally centrally located in Athens
  • Our current schedule has us there every Thursday. Volunteers arrive at 3pm to set up, growers show up at 3:30 to drop off, and customers arrive between 5 and 8 to pick up.

The school system is not allowing outside groups in right now. Many churches are the same. Event spaces are empty right now, but most are champing at the bit to open back up again and are hesitant to commit to hosting us. I’ve always operated the market to break even (at best), so without major restructuring, we can’t pay rent. We can offer a bit of a food credit (same as we give the volunteers) for someone who can host us.

In the meantime, please support our growers at the other markets that are now back up and running, or at their own locations. The Comerian takes online orders for Saturday pickup at the bakery here: https://www.thecomerian.com/online-ordering. Dawson Farms has been contacting their regular milk customers to offer alternative pickups. The Athens Farmers Market is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park. It’s not anything like it was before, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, http://athensfarmersmarket.net. The West Broad Farmers Market is back too, holding a drive through market just like us (and using my software too, so it’ll be nice and familiar). You can join them at https://wbfm.locallygrown.net. And of course Collective Harvest is going strong over at https://www.collectiveharvestathens.com.

I promise we’ll be back as soon as we possibly can. My garage is stuffed to the literal rafters with shelves and coolers, and I’d much rather they be somewhere where they can hold food for all of you.

Yalaha, FL:  Market Open. Happy Memorial Day.


We have lots of Shoots and microgreens available this week and the lettuce seems to be doing well again for the moment.

I’m not bringing in outside stuff this week, we might have a little corn or cucumbers left over from last but they may be getting a little old. If you really want me to bring in the outside stuff you will have to let me know ahead of time so I can make the arrangements to go pick up. Currently the timing doesn’t seem to work out that well and I don’t want to pick up extra just in case and not have it get sold.

If you want to place and order and pick up before the standard window, just let me know.

Standard Ordering window below.
Order now through 7 am Friday May 29th for Sat May 30th Pickup, or tell me when you want to pick up, we usually have flexibility.

We Are Flexible, TELL ME if you want to make special arrangements for produce, I am open and willing especially now. I just like to know when to expect people to show up.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up! (and if I don’t reply to confirm within a day, bump my e-mail or text me 407-342-8515. Though I have cleaned up my e-mail so hopefully I won’t Miss Anyone.)

Sign in to order. https://yalaha.locallygrown.net/market

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then set the number and click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy (it is the little picture right next to the quantity box.) Remember you need to check out before your order will be placed.
Remember to let me know when you want to pick up on Sat or maybe even Friday late afternoon or on Sunday. (If I don’t send you an e-mail confirmation of your order and pick up time, please make sure you checked out and completed your order.)

Cumberland County, TN:  CSFM open for ordering


Check out the items available this week!

Remember we need egg cartons!

Hope to see you all Thursday!
Pick up is between 3:30 and 5:30 but please come as early as you can.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you fresh, healthier options.

Tonya
Market Manager

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes at 10 Tonight!


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-up from 4PM – 8:00PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot. Your order will be brought to your car in full-service fashion!

Have you ever roasted turnips with thyme? We have turnips AND thyme (thyme clippings or live plants) on the market this week!
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Continued this week – the Spring Plant Sale from ATU Agriculture!
Also, welcome back to KUROKI BAKERY!!!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Wholesome Harvest Farm WV:  Time to order! The online market is open!!


This week we have, well, CUCUMBERS!! And lots of them. We’ve also got have cherry tomatoes again this week, and lots of other goodies.

We are giving everyone a chance to get a free product next week! || If you’ve been enjoying our veggies, just post a picture of the veggies you get this week on Instagram, tag @wholesome_harvest_farm in the post and follow us and we’ll give you a free item of your choice when you order next week!

https://www.instagram.com/wholesome_harvest_farm/

Orders need to be in by 10:00 AM on Tuesday, so make sure to order in time.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!


Foothills Market is open for another week of providing you with options for fresh, locally-grown food!

If you notice that quantities of certain items (like the meats) are lower than in the past, it’s because our growers are beginning to run out of supplies. Unlike grocery stores, we don’t have a (seemingly) endless supply of product that is refilled each week from a distributor. Our products come directly from our fields and barns, and when they are gone from the market, they are gone until we can raise more. In the case of the meats, there is an additional factor to consider – we have to make an appointment with a USDA-inspected facility to process the meat before we can put it up for sale. Currently, no appointments are available because the processors are booked into 2021. Yes, next year! Growers were able to snag an appointment or two for the remainder of this year, and when more meat is available on the market, we will be sure to let everyone know.

For the time being, we still do have offerings of meat, and Sheepy Hollow is expecting to add more lamb soon. Our offerings of vegetables are also starting to pick up, both in number and variety. Looks like a good time to add more vegetables to your menu!

(I’m not trying to induce panic-buying; buy what you need, but leave some for others. Let’s take care of each other in our community.)

Browse the market between now and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. Fill your cart, and be sure to press the “Place your order” button to complete the ordering process. We’ll have your order ready for pickup on Thursday between 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Eat something fresh this week!

Dawson Local Harvest:  BEEF and CHICKEN are Back on DLH!


The Dawson Harvest Market is Open!

There is a real Taste Difference between pasture-fed Beef and Chicken and the grocery store versions. Find Out For Yourself!

Go Pasture-fed on Dawson Local Harvest!

Supply is limited. ORDER NOW!

Berea Gardens:  Market Open


I have lived through droughts in the far west, and one of the reasons we decided to settle here is because there is an abundance of water for farming. It would be easy to complain this week, but I will hold y tongue. This is by far preferable to the other extreme!

A new item this week is our Thunderhead Cabbage. This is grown in a high tunnel and is tender and sweet.

Tom, Kenny and Melody will be here again this week and we look forward to seeing you.

Blessings,
Bob and Lynnita

The Wednesday Market:  Happy Memorial Day from The Wednesday Market


Good afternoon, and Happy Memorial Day from The Wednesday Market!

The Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Thank you for your support of Georgia Grown products and farmers. We hope to see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #13


Dear CSA-ers,

This week’s Preassembled Bag will contain Garlic Scapes, Carrots, Black Radishes, Muir Head Lettuce, Spring Mix, Cilantro and Kale. Orders may now be placed on the online market at: https://magneyfarm.locallygrown.net/market

The long cool Spring finally seems to be giving way to warmer weather. Days above 80 mean that its safe to put plants of more tropical origin in the ground. This includes our Malabar Spinach, as well as some new things we are trying out, edible hibiscus, ginger, and turmeric. Look forward to all of those later this year. Summer plants are very much beginning to come into their own. We are very close to zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

Murray’s Farmers’ Market officially began this Saturday, and despite all the additional precautions mandated, Hannah reported that there was a great turn out. Paducah Farmers’ Market is still set to open June 6, and we will be looking forward to that too. Markets are a good opportunity for us to sell any overproduction of vegetables that don’t go into our CSA. By participating in CSA, you are getting the “first-fruits” delivered to your door. We always try to make sure you are getting our top quality produce.

This week’s featured vegetable is the striking Black Radish! Sometimes called the Spanish Black Radish or Schwarzer Runder Radish, this variety is a true heirloom. Depicted in ancient Egypt and documented as a staple of European cuisine during the 1500s, the Black Radish had become something of a “forgotten variety” by the 20th century. Lately, there has been rekindled interest in this unique variety for a number of reasons. The charcoal exterior and bright white interior is unique among vegetables. It is a dense fleshed radish, well suited to roasting, soups, pickling, or slivered on charcuterie boards. Be aware that this is a naturally spicy variety of radish. The spicy taste is caused by protective compounds called “glucoraphanins” that defends the plant from insects. In humans, these compounds are being studied for their action against certain cancers and dementia. We are excited to be offering such a distinct vegetable and hope that you will enjoy it.

As always, we thank you for being a part of our community and supporting our farm through CSA. We are always striving to make the farm and its services the best they can be. You are helping us achieve those goals each week. We hope that in some way, we are helping you and your loved ones to achieve your goals as well!

Sincerely,
The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team