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Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 3:30 – 5:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Please pay online. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

Use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you can receive matching “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program – with NO Limit. Please write “EBT” in the order comment field. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through. For more information, email market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The MainStreet Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings – at the new location – 222 South Main St. – behind Visit Statesboro!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!


Good evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

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Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
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Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email.

COVID19: Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!*
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Martin's Farmstand:  U-pick strawberries Saturday starting at 7 am


We are opening for u-pick for the first picking of the season tomorrow morning Saturday (June 11, 2022) starting at 7 am. Some sections of the patch have quite a lot of berries that are ready and in other areas there are just a few. (I estimate 2-400 quarts ready) Be expecting somewhat slow picking as there are also lots of green tips berries to work around. Peak season is still 7-10 days out yet. It is fairly likely on the first picking that the patch will be all picked fairly early in the day so call before coming if you are coming later.
Hours for u-pick are Monday starting at 7 AM; Wednesday, start 2 PM (no morning picking on Wednesdays); Saturday, start 7 AM. This repeats through out the whole season. The patch closes when the berries are all picked or at 6 PM.
When you arrive you do not need to stop at the stand to weigh your containers if you know the empty weight already. Also you do not need to stop if you are picking into standard Quart or gallon containers.
You have the option of bringing your own containers or buy empties from us.(Quart boxes 25 cents each. If you are buying empty containers from us please pay when you get them rather than after you are done picking to minimize confusion as to what is going on.
We will do our best to spread groups apart in the field. I expect family/friend groups to stay together as much as is reasonable to allow for social distancing where it matters. NO DOGS in the field or stand areas. We will be using the same random picking pattern that we did last year. This means that you may start anyplace you wish in the patches that are open as long as you are not cutting in front of someone. It is mandatory that when you are picking that all the ripe berries are picked as you move ( No roaming or grazing type picking. A section of row must either be picked or not picked when you leave. We will be scouting the patch and keep suggesting where you will find good picking.
Pricing (u-pick) $4 per Quart if less than 8 quarts and $3.25 per quart if more than 8 quarts; $26 for 8 quart tray and $12.50 for 4 liquid quart buckets, water pitchers, bowls and other similar sized containers. All containers are expected to well filled but not heaped. We will adjust prices up or down as needed for over or under-filled containers. By the pound price is $2.20/# (limited to bigger containers or larger amounts); By using volume rather than weight when it makes sense we can bypass the stand for most of the berries and reduce congestion. If you pay by credit card there is a 3% surcharge added to the above prices and you will need to use the inside checkout station rather than outside express options. Daniel

Heritage Farm :  Saturday Delivery Schedule


Hi All,

We will be running farm truck delivery tomorrow.

We will be at Old Papermill at 9:00 am, Breese at 9:30 am, Roswell at 10:00 am and Peachtree Road at 11:00 am.

Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Call or text 770-377-5380 with any questions.

Thanks,

Greg Hutchins
770-377-5380

Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3:00-6pm: egg cartons, milk jugs, grocery bags


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 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick it up for you.

Don’t forget to bring back your milk jars to exchange for next market, those of you who bought fresh milk!

Remember to bring any glass jars or egg cartons you got from CLG, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon!

Russellville Community Market:  6/11/22 opening


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.

Don’t forget to check out the extras when you pick-up your order from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.
Please allow an RCM worker to help you pack your order and check your invoice to make sure you recieve all your purchases:)

We are happy to serve you!

REMINDER- We can no longer accept credit or debit cards. We will be able to process SNAP and EBT transactions! We apologize for any inconvenience!

Shopping RCM is like a treasure hunt! Have you discovered any of the items above yet? Our growers and makers provide a huge selection of quality products every week:)

Have you tried Duck eggs? Munnerlyn Waterfowl, Bluff Top and Sulphur Springs Truck Patch all have some available!
Pine Ridge Gardens has fresh Tumeric root, Lemon Grass and a beautiful Texas Star Hibiscus plant!
Try some fresh Thyme from Irish Elk Farm to flavor your favorite dish or check out their new Bubblegum scented laundry detergent!
Meadowlark Valley has a tasty Hibiscus vinegar for your salad or a selection of homemade cheeses like fresh Ricotta!
Orange Marmalade from Lucky Star can definitely brighten your mornings and Sand and Sun Salt Scrub bars from The Purple Gypsy can clean up your act!
Spice up your salad with radish microgreens from Shoal Creek Farms or sweeten things up with local honey from Holland Farms or Rural Route Farms!
Have a sweet snack with Sunnie’s Festive cake from Bluebird Hill Berry Farm or Coconut Almond Bananna Bread from Allesafe Sweet Treats!

Support your local growers and get the freshest and highest quality products around!

Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged. :)

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Champaign, OH:  Another Thursday Evening!


Another market in the weekly books, and here we are, again, ready to make it all happen, once again!

Market pick up was lovely, as always, and I loved chatting with each of you! You truly make my week!

I came home, opened a bottle of wine, watched the sunset, am enjoying a fire with this lovely chilled evening, and enjoying a bit of time with my visiting girl!

As I sit, and think about all that I am thankful for, I add to the list, you and this market.

Enjoy, and order!

Also, asparagus season has come to an end, but we now say hello to garlic scapes season!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Miami County Locally Grown:  Two Kinds of Agriculture


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That agriculture has changed drastically in the last 100 years, is an understatement. Of course that’s true of everything else in our society. But the devil is in the details, as they say. The biggest change has been in terms of farm size and diversity of enterprises. Back in the 70s, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture coined the phrase “get big or get out.” The policies also heralded the massive increase in use of pesticides, genetically engineered crops, and factory farms (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations or CAFOs). One sad effect of these changes was the loss of thousands of small acreage farms.

Traditional farms had multiple crop and livestock growing operations and used the manure to fertilize their fields. With the advent of so-called “big ag”, liquid nitrogen fertilizers replaced manure, and this drastically changes the biology of the soil, making it less healthy than that fertilized with manure or compost. Human health is ultimately linked to the health of the soil.

Today’s large farms are sources of many kinds of pollution, from phosphorus runoff leading to algal blooms in lakes and rivers, to pesticide residues on food, and manure disposal hazards from CAFOs numbering in the thousands of head of livestock. One possible mitigating factor is use of cover crops, inter-seeded between rows of corn or soybeans. These are annual legumes or grasses that suppress weeds (thus reducing need for herbicides) and then add fertility to the soil when they die off.

Most large grain farms produce for livestock feed, and the balance goes for highly processed foods. Meat from CAFO operations often incorporates antibiotics and hormones during production. This is why local food has become so popular – production practices are cleaner when animals are in sanitary, uncrowded conditions, eating from healthy pastures. Fruits and vegetables grown on a smaller scale in healthier soil are also more nutrient dense. Consider yourselves, dear customers of MCLG, agents of change by voting with your food dollars!

Caroline McColloch
Chez Nous Farm
cheznousfarm@gmail.com

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P.S. Sorry for the multiple emails opening the Market Tuesday evening!

Martin's Farmstand:  2022 strawberry picking information


Strawberry season is coming fast. The fruit set is good this year with many thousands of green berries everywhere. The weather is lovely from a strawberries perspective. We have plenty of moisure and strawberries like it slightly cool. Hot weather ripens them faster but does not give as good of a berry.
We are opening for u-pick for the first picking of the season Saturday (June 11, 2022) starting at 7 am. There is still a limited amount of ripe berries. For the first picking the ripe berries are fairly scattered and the picking will be somewhat slow as there are also lots of green tips to work around. Peak season is still 7- 10 days out. Strawberry pricing for 2022 is the same as last years prices.
We will be continuing many of the changes from last year as they worked well. During busy times there will be an outside express checkout option for berries that are being bought by volume.

Hours for u-pick are Monday starting at 7 AM; Wednesday, start 2 PM (no morning picking on Wednesdays); Saturday, start 7 AM. This repeats through out the whole season. The patch closes when the berries are all picked or at 6 PM.
When you arrive you do not need to stop at the stand to weigh your containers if you know the empty weight already. Also you do not need to stop if you are picking into standard Quart or gallon containers.
You have the option of bringing your own containers or buy empties from us.(Quart boxes 25 cents each. If you are buying empty containers from us please pay when you get them rather than after you are done picking to minimize confusion as to what is going on.
We will do our best to spread groups apart in the field. I expect family/friend groups to stay together as much as is reasonable to allow for social distancing where it matters. NO DOGS in the field or stand areas. We will be using the same random picking pattern that we did last year. This means that you may start anyplace you wish in the patches that are open as long as you are not cutting in front of someone. It is mandatory that when you are picking that all the ripe berries are picked as you move ( No roaming or grazing type picking. A section of row must either be picked or not picked when you leave. We will be scouting the patch and keep suggesting where you will find good picking.
Pricing (u-pick) $4 per Quart if less than 8 quarts and $3.25 per quart if more than 8 quarts; $26 for 8 quart tray and $12.50 for 4 liquid quart buckets, water pitchers, bowls and other similar sized containers. All containers are expected to well filled but not heaped. We will adjust prices up or down as needed for over or under-filled containers. By the pound price is $2.20/# (limited to bigger containers or larger amounts); By using volume rather than weight when it makes sense we can bypass the stand for most of the berries and reduce congestion. If you pay by credit card there is a 3% surcharge added to the above prices and you will need to use the inside checkout station rather than outside express options. Daniel

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for pickup June 15th


GOOD EVENING!

*The Online Market is open! Pickup will be Wednesday, June 15th, at the Grayson Landcare office (104 Courthouse St.) between 4-6 pm.

If you’d like to schedule a curbside pickup to conveniently have your box awaiting upon your arrival, please feel free to schedule a time using the Calendly link below. Otherwise, You can drop by and pick up your order inside the office any time on Wednesdays between 4-6 pm.

Thanks again and happy shopping!

To shop: https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/

Schedule Your Pickup Time (OPTIONAL): Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for supporting the Market!

-Jordan