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Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturday January 19


I hope this finds you all doing ell.
It finds me in pain and discomfort. I am sure you all know by now about my accident.
Luckily I survived with just a broken leg and broken ribs to go along with the glass lodged in my hands, face and head. And lets no forget the muscle tares, strains and sever bruising. But Thank the lord and all who have been praying for me I am alive.

The market is open for the week. My sons have stepped up to the plate to make sure we are moving along. We will be tilling, hilling and planting soon so I will be calling on the promised help soon.

The veggies, cheese, mushrooms and more all look great this week. And yes all the orders we get along with any donations you may wish to make will be helping to keep us afloat. The first of the bills have hit and it looks ugly.

We have not had any takers on the milk run yet. I should be able to make a long trip, riding shotgun, in a few more weeks to train my nephew on where to go so keep an eye out.

I also add to the market this week our new Heritage Hog Reservations. This pork is different from any others you have tried. It is a much darker meat with tremendous flavor. This type of hog also finishes larger than our previous pigs.
They are MuleFoot – Red Waddle crosses.
I expect them to finish in late July or August. They are priced a bit higher than the last round but with rising feed cost, the extra expenses in labor, fuel and added boar and sow cost I see no other alternative.
I will say this though, the quality of the meat and the increased finishing size will keep the cost around $5.00 to $5.50 per lb.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Wednesday. Pick ups are on Saturday from 9 to 10 at the Piedmont Green Market (Double B Farm booth), Sandy Springs Green Market (Taylorganic booth)(We will be here from 10-11 for pick ups only). We will try to make a run to Brookhaven if we have enough orders, otherwise we will need you to p/u at Piedmont.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday January 18


I hope this finds you all doing ell.
It finds me in pain and discomfort. I am sure you all know by now about my accident.
Luckily I survived with just a broken leg and broken ribs to go along with the glass lodged in my hands, face and head. And lets no forget the muscle tares, strains and sever bruising. But Thank the lord and all who have been praying for me I am alive.

The market is open for the week. My sons have stepped up to the plate to make sure we are moving along. We will be tilling, hilling and planting soon so I will be calling on the promised help soon.

The veggies, cheese, mushrooms and more all look great this week. And yes all the orders we get along with any donations you may wish to make will be helping to keep us afloat. The first of the bills have hit and it looks ugly.

We have not had any takers on the milk run yet. I should be able to make a long trip, riding shotgun, in a few more weeks to train my nephew on where to go so keep an eye out.

I also add to the market this week our new Heritage Hog Reservations. This pork is different from any others you have tried. It is a much darker meat with tremendous flavor. This type of hog also finishes larger than our previous pigs.
They are MuleFoot – Red Waddle crosses.
I expect them to finish in late July or August. They are priced a bit higher than the last round but with rising feed cost, the extra expenses in labor, fuel and added boar and sow cost I see no other alternative.
I will say this though, the quality of the meat and the increased finishing size will keep the cost around $5.00 to $5.50 per lb.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Tuesday. We will see you on Friday between 5PM and 7PM at Copy Central (1264 Parker Road, Conyers) and don’t forget to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for January 23rd, 2013


Hey Local Food Lovers,

Happy MLK Day Eve! If you don’t have anything planned for the National Day of Service here’s a couple of recommendations. In addition to buying some local food and supporting some local farms by shopping here of course, it’s also incredibly rewarding to plan a little growing of your own this spring.

I just spent a couple of minutes pruning my amaryllis bulb from last year and placing it in the crisper for the next 6 weeks so that I can replant it and watch it bloom again. The other small project I’m working on soon is planting dozens of small herb containers of thyme, rosemary, oregano, marjoram and others that I can share with friends and family later in the spring. All it takes is soil, seeds, water, light and a little planning.

Huge thanks to everyone who took our SURVEY over the last 3 weeks. Here are the results to the question WHICH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN 2013?

The following numbers are the % of individuals who responded YES next to the corresponding vegetables.

Asparagus 87%
Beans (green) 81%
Beans (edamame) 38%
Beans (lima) 45%
Beets 64%
Broccoli 85%
Brussels sprouts 55%
Cabbage 51%
Chinese cabbage 30%
Cantaloupe 68%
Honeydew 45%
Carrots 60%
Cauliflower 51%
Celery 45%
Pak Choi 21%
Collards 38%
Corn (sweet) 64%
Popcorn 17%
Cucumbers (slicing) 60%
Cucumbers (pickling) 17%
Eggplant 45%
Garlic 57%
Ginger 51%
Kale 53%
Kohlrabi 13%
Leeks 49%
Lettuce 74%
Herbs 43%
Mustard greens 23%
Okra 51%
Onions (bulb) 45%
Onions (green) 62%
Peanuts 21%
Peas (green) 49%
Peas (snap) 49%
Peas (snow) 60%
Peas (black eyed) 40%
Parsnip 15%
Pepper (sweet) 60%
Pepper (hot) 23%
Potatoes (white) 49%
Potatoes (sweet) 70%
Pumpkin 28%
Radicchio 23%
Radish (red) 30%
Radish (specialty) 15%
Shallots 34%
Spinach 62%
Swiss chard 40%
Squash (yellow) 64%
Squash (patty pan) 30%
Squash (butternut) 51%
Squash (specialty) 23%
Squash (blossoms) 13%
Sorrel 9%
Zucchini 62%
Gourds 4%
Sunflowers 28%
Tomato (heirloom) 91%
Tomato (slicing) 55%
Tomato (grape) 49%
Tomato (cherry) 53%
Tomatillo 28%
Turnips 23%
Rutabaga 15%
Watercress 23%
Watermelon (personal size) 51%
Watermelon (large) 19%

I expect that this information will be incredibly useful to our growers as they plan ahead for the upcoming growing season. You also provided some very helpful written comments that we’ll be going through and will respond to in the next week or two. There are some great suggestions and we hope to incorporate some of your recommendations into this year’s season.

We’ve mentioned before that we want to give those of you who may be a bit new to Locally Grown the history of the market to date (we’ll be 3 years old in April). Since that will take a bit of my brain muscle to recall all the details we’ll tell that tale starting next week. Until then don’t forget to ….

EAT WELL,

Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Jan. 21, 2013


Featured Garden: Haines Road Farm, St. Petersburg, Fl

Message from Market Manager

MARKET CLOSES WEDNESDAY 12 NOON; DEADLINE FOR ORDERING FROM GERALDSON COMMUNITY FARM (GCF) IS TUESDAY 6PM

WE ARE PROUD!
Nathan’s Natural Veggies is one of three featured gardens in Jan. 15, 2013 edition of 83 Degrees Media online magazine. The article is a result of our Sunday Lecture Series when Eckerd College’s Debra Hilbert and Molex’s Richard Duncan (Grower “Sustainable Me”) delivered presentations on their respective urban gardens, one educational and the other corporate. Thank you to Janan Talafer, Freelance Writer Extraordinaire for making it count!

WINTER GARDEN SALAD VIDEO
Here is another terrific video from Jeff Yentzer highlighting fabulous produce from our online Market. Special Thanks to professional videographer Jeff of VibrantHealthVideos(.com)!

NEW CATEGORY
If you are interested in bulk purchases at reduced prices, click on our new category ECONOMY SIZE to go directly to a list of available bulk items. When local urban farms are brimming with kale, collards, you-name-it, you will likely find bulk quantities of them in a new category we’ve set up. Category “ECONOMY SIZE” is now listed on the left side of the Market webpage. Need a walk through? Just call Tina at 727-515-9469.

VALENTINE’S DAY ISN’T THAT FAR OFF. Buy a gift for the Sweethearts in your life AND support LOCAL small businesses. Check our Q&A page for unique gift suggestions.

WE BRING THE GARDEN TO YOU!
Winter garden photos from Nathan’s Natural Veggies in St Petersburg.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CUSTOMERS! Once you have submitted your order, if in doubt about what you owe, you can always confirm what you have been charged for by checking your account history and viewing your most current invoice. Instructions on how to do that are on our Q&A page under the question entitled Since you don’t provide an invoice with delivery, how do I know what I owe? . Also, since your vegetables are picked fresh within 24 hours of delivery, they should be lasting for WEEKS in your refrigerator. When you accept delivery, please take a few minutes to inspect your order to protect your vegetables from unnecessary spoilage. Lastly, it is imperative that you understand our policy on Unclaimed Orders found on our Q&A page. When you make a purchase you are agreeing to abide by this policy.

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All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

SUCCESSFUL URBAN FARMING IN ST. PETERSBURG” on Feb. 9th, 1 PM Details are on Calendar of Events. This will be held every Second Saturday of the month and is open to the public. We will be asking for RSVPS to determine whether or not to hold each monthly class. Bring your friends and save $10 each on this valuable experience! You can now pre-purchase this workshop on our Market. This class makes a great gift for any occasion! RSVPs now being accepted.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ON JAN. 26TH at 6PM
We will begin holding potluck socials on the 4th Saturday of each month, starting January 26, 2013. These events will be held exclusively for actively participating Market customers, growers, and volunteers and are meant to create a social atmosphere in which to network, share resources and experiences. Each event will include a brief informational lecture on subjects relevant to our group, including community building, growing and preparing food, health practices, to name a few. Presenters for the January potluck are Clark & Peggy Tibbits on “Intentional Community Living: 30 Years Experience”. An invitation to attend has been sent via Evite and RSVPs are being requested.

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!

Cedar Grove Farm:  CSA Availability for January 24


Hey Folks!
Looks like we’ve got a week of sunny weather in store for us for a change. Blue skies and bright winter sunshine. We’re building a new greenhouse for our transplant production, and I’m looking forward to that warm sun on my face as we work on it.

News in farmland is that our plants are gradually picking up speed as the days grow longer bit by bit. The chard is beautiful this week, as well as the kale. NEW on the scene is a delicate lettuce mix. The last of the red butterhead lettuce is available, and we’ve got about a dozen products online this week. The radishes are fattening up in the hoop houses, and will probably be available next week, and we’ve got hakurei turnips on the way perhaps a week after that.

Last week, we finished up our planning sessions for 2013. Seeds are ordered, planting dates calculated, and harvests anticipated. I can see them now . . . and I’ll have a list of our projected harvests coming soon! With that in mind, we’ll also be announcing the details for our main season 2013 CSA within the next couple of weeks. We’re really excited for this year and we hope you are too. Details coming soon!

Until then, the market is open. Hope you find something you like.

Farmer Sara

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for January 20th - Taking the week off!


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Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
john.drury@att.net

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Market News


Hello!

It is going to be a really cold week and the crops have slowed their growth considerably. After consulting with our other vegetable growers, we have decided to take this week off. We will resume delivery nest week, so look out for the Market to reopen next Sunday, January 27th for delivery on Wednesday, January 30th.

This is not our ideal situation and we are sorry for any inconvenience. It is very hard this time of year to meet customer demand as it takes so much longer for crops to grow due to the shorter day length and the cold. We want to have a variety of crops for your selection, as well as have a large enough quantity to fill orders. Our goal is to continue through the winter into spring, but at this point we may have to switch to an every other week delivery schedule through February. Stay tuned!

So, please enjoy your week and know that we will return next week with a full selection of veggies – lettuces, Asian greens, kale, spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and more!

And don’t worry – we won’t rest on our week off! We’ll be taking care of infrastructure projects such as working on the greenhouses, seeding, and doing paperwork for organic certification inspection!

We really appreciate your support and understanding during this winter season. We are constantly learning as we go on this adventure of year round growing, and are so thankful that you are along with us on this ride!
We look forward to seeing you on a week from Wednesday, January 30th!

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!

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Champaign, OH:  Special day to all!


Happy Inauguration Weekend! This week’s specials are awesome! Oakview Farm Fresh Meats are offering a super deal on smoked bone-in ham in one or two slice packages. Get your scalloped potatoes ready to sideline with it!

A second deal also goes out to our bread-heads… Cosmic Charlie’s Whole Wheat Apple is a super deal at only $3! If you have yet to partake in her groovy offerings, Pam will not disappoint! Fresh is best and it certainly is that! Yummo!

Have a great week!

Dothan, Alabama:  Give a little LOCAL love for Valentine's!


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We have great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for you and your special valentine! How about dinner? Casserole, salad, bread & dessert! OR, Horton Honey Farm gift basket…some honey for your honey!!! Let us help you with your Valentine’s Day celebration!
NEW this week: RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT grown locally in Pansey by Pine Top Farms.
See you Friday, 9am – 11am in the Potting Shed at Dothan Nurseries…look for Farmers Daughters Sign.
Keep it fresh, local & lively!!
Gratefully,
Susan & Amanda

Madison GA:  The market is open!!!


See everyone Wed.

Madison GA:  The Market is open


The market is open!!! See everyone Wed.