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Russellville Community Market:  RCM Opening Bell

Hey everyone! Welcome to another market week.

I’d like to welcome Momma T’s Treasures to the market, as a new grower! They have products ranging from hand-and-body scrubs to personalized wall art! Be sure to check them out under the grower page to read more about them!

Newly added this week, Jerusalem Artichokes! Also, don’t forget that we recently added Hoof Hollow Hobbies, who are selling eggs, okra seeds (almost garden time!), and soap gift basket

Community news: This week and weekend start the Southern Sustainable Agricultural Working Group conference in Little Rock. We have a representative going from RCM to hopefully learn all they can in order to improve the market from all sides. This should be an exciting conference!

Happy ordering, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday between 4:00-6:30!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Homegrown Co-op:  Check out the new produce! Online Market Open Now!

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

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday January 22nd:

To Your Health Tuesday: Your Intuitive Self

Friday February 8th:

Valentines Day Farmers Market

Featured Producer: Sundew Gardens!

“We’ve been growing our gardens here at Sundew Gardens since 1983. Starting in the mid 1980’s, we’ve been marketing our produce through several “Community Market Gardening” sources. Sundew Gardens was certified organic in the 1990’s, and although no longer certified, we continue to use natural and practical non-synthetic soil improvements and pest controls. All of our produce is grown in real soil, improved with natural mineral, ocean borne, and compost fertilizers (no hydroponic salts). The soil only get better over time since we use only sustainable, natural methods. We grow a wide selection of vegetables, herbs, citrus, blueberries, and chickens for eggs. Sundew Gardens also markets our produce through our U-Pick “Harvest Gardening” program. See my Florida gardening column in the Winter Park Observer, East Orlando Sun or Seminole Voice newspapers. Please visit the Sundew Gardens facebook page for information on our daily projects, harvest, tours, and classes we offer.”

Available Now from Sundew Gardens:

Collard Greens

Kale Varieties

Mixed Lettuce

Turnip Purple Top



Upcoming Member Monday Special!

This Monday, January 21st members only special is in! Members will receive 10% off any the recipe ingredients below:

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze Recipe


2 pounds beets, medium sized, scrubbed clean,
green tops removed

Olive oil

Sea Salt

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

Freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Place the beets in the pan. Rub olive oil over the beets, and sprinkle with salt. Cover the beets with another sheet of aluminum foil. Roast for 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size of the beets and how old they are. After 1 hour, test every fifteen minutes by poking a beet with the tines of a fork. Once the fork tines go in easily, the beets are tender and cooked. Remove from the oven.

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

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Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.

Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.

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

Pickup is from 2-8pm on Wednesday January 23rd. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

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

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Citrus County Locally Grown:  Jelly and Jam EXPLOSION!

Hello CCLG Members! Happy Sunday and welcome to your Market this week!

We have a new volunteer with the Market this week who has agreed to help with our Face Book Page! Thank you Becca Jackson for all that you do! So if you see her about with a camera in hand, don’t worry, she’s not selling your photos to the tabloids, just updating our social media presence! You can visit us and LIKE our Face Book Page at

It appears that we have had an explosion in the Processed Foods tab of the Market with lots and lots of new Jams and Jellies and Preserves listed from SaraFay Farm. We also have a limited supply of Mixed Veggies and some new seeds available this week from Shoebox Herb Gardens. With Oysters Rockefeller, Lobster Tails, local Cedar Key Little Neck Clams, and Tilapia from Simply Seafood how can you go wrong? Let’s not forget the BOXES of Tomatoes and Bananas available from Register Cracker Farm or all the wonderful organic meats from Florida Fresh Meat Company. And no breakfast is complete without naturally colored, farm fresh, free range eggs from Fox Hollow Farm! 3 Rock Farm has your citrus fix again this week with Florida Naval Oranges and Tangerines while Coffey Break Farm has a limited supply of their delicioius flavored Chevres (goat cheeses)! With four pregnant mamas let’s wish them well with the upcoming births and more of that wonderful milk!

It’s going to be a big week at the market, order your delicious produce and goods between now and Tuesday night!


Thank you, Blessings, Healthy Eating, and Happy Gardening!

The CCLG Team

Stones River Market:  Time to Order Local Food - Special Note to Nashville Customers

Welcome back to another week of local products. Even though the produce offerings have dwindled, there are still plenty of other products for you to choose.

This a big week for our farmers. Many of us are attending the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Annual Conference. There will be plenty of opportunities for us to learn how to provide more products for you.

Nashville Customers – Please do NOT order this week since I will be attending the conference and not at Polk Ave.

Other notes for you this week. Rhonda Carey returns this week baking her pies and granola. Farmer Brown’s Salad of the Week is Curried Cashew. Flying S Farm added a barley and vegetable soup. Wedge Oak Farm has added pork belly and pig’s ears.

Thank you for your orders last week.


See the complete list of products at

United States Virgin Islands:  VI locally grown week of 1/20

Howdy Ya’ll! The market is open for business. Come get the best produce in the the territory — it’s only a click away!

Mid-Georgia:  Farmers' Market Begins with New Format

Heron Bay Farmers’ Market Begins Saturday Feb. 9th


Orders must be placed at

You must set up an account at the above website in order to participate! We don’t share or sell your information!!!

All orders must be made through our website between Monday at 8 am (beginning on Feb. 4 with order closing on Thursday at 10 pm).

Ordering will close each Thur. at 10 pm until the following Monday at 8 am when ordering can resume.

Delivery will be on Saturdays between 4 and 5 pm in the Cannongate Golf Club Parking Lot

If anything changes, we will let you know. Thanks for your past patronage.

I will send a reminder on Feb. 4.

See you there!

Melody Lane Co-op:  January 20, 2013 - Green Pasture & Other Misc Products

Visit The Market any time between now and 7:00pm Tuesday evening to place your order.

Pick up is every Thursday, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, at Sandra’s home in Roswell.

Co-op News

All of our orders have been submitted to Mother Earth Meats. Now we just wait to hear back with a delivery time and our exact totals. Our Green Pasture order from two weeks ago should be in this week and we are already putting together another one.

Want to learn more about real, local food and how to prepare it? The second annual Atlanta area Weston A Price conference is coming up in March and your’s truely will be moderating a farmers’ discussion panel as well as leading a workshop on nutrient-dense condiments. I hope you can make it! See below for more details.

Sandra Walker
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator


Available in The Market this week:

Carlton Farm ~
milk, cheese, eggs, honey, and meat

Looking for Other Sources
I am looking into the possibility of offering organic fruits and vegetables to the co-op. While I try to buy locally as much as possible, there is just not a lot growing in Georgia right now. If you know of any local farmers with fresh food to sell, please send them my way. In the mean time, how many of you are interested in a CSA type box of mixed produce? It would all be organic but some things would have to come from farther away, possibly even the west coast. The main advantage here is that you will save money as compared to shopping at Whole Foods and get a higher quality than your typical grocery store. If this sounds like something you would be interested in please send me a quick email (to Sandra at so I can get a preliminary count.


Green Pasture ~
fermented cod liver oil, high vitamin butter oil, skate liver oil, coconut oil, and more

Order by: Tuesday, January 22nd
Estimated delivery date: Tuesday, February 5th

Great News! Cinnamon Tingle cod liver oil / butter oil blend is now in stock and Green Pasture has lifted the restrictions on how many bottles of butter oil products we can buy per month. For those of you that missed the last order or could not get what you wanted – go ahead and order now. Green Pasture products are listed in The Market under GROUP BUYS.

Place your order by Tuesday at 7:00pm. You can pay online with a credit card or drop off cash or check at my house any time between now and Thursday evening. There is a locked drop-box on the wall of my carport if I am not home. Once all the checks have cleared I will submit our group order. It typically takes two weeks from the time you place your order until you can come pick it up. I will contact you via email once our package has arrived.

Other Miscellaneous Items
I found some good deals while shopping for my family last week. I went ahead and bought a few things by the case so I could share with the co-op. These items are listed in The Market under GROUP BUYS > Other and will be available for pick up this Thursday during normal co-op hours (3:00pm – 7:00pm). Also, if you would like to try a sample before you buy I will be happy to share some of my own with you.

Coconut Secret – Coconut Aminos
$6.00 / 8 oz. bottle
Organic, raw, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Use Coconut Aminos like soy sauce in dressings, marinades, sautes, and with sushi. Certified organic raw coconut sap is naturally aged and blended with sun dried, mineral-rich sea salt. No other ingredients are added. Coconut sap is very low glycemic (GI of only 35), is an abundant source of amino acids, minerals, vitamin C, broad-spectrum B vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH. Small batches ensure that organic Coconut Aminos is a raw, enzymatically alive product that never exceeds the temperatures of an average summer day in the topics.

Coconut Chips from Wilderness Family Naturals
$7.00 / 1 lb. Bag
The good people at Wilderness Family Naturals worked for months to develop a natural, dried coconut that they could still call “raw.” They start with wild coconuts. The coconut is removed from the shells, and washed in pure, filtered water (no chlorine is present). The coconut is then shredded and slowly dehydrated at 98.6° F (37° C). The result is shredded, raw coconut that tastes great, has a wonderful texture, and contains the nutrients found in coconut.

SeaSnax – Classic Olive
$3.00 / 5 sheets – Net Wt 0.54 oz.
SeaSnax is a nutrient-packed roasted seaweed snack which is vegan, gluten free and Non-GMO Project verified. It is made using 100% olive oil and just a pinch of sea salt. This vegetable of the sea is all natural with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. SeaSnax is a healthy & delicious snack for you and your family. It tastes great right out of the bag – just rip it up and chomp it down! Or, you can use it to make rice rolls, put into your favorite soup or salad.


Wow! The Bone Broth workshop is quite popular. I have so many people signed up I decided to add a second one. There will be two workshops (covering the same information) one on Thursday, Janyary 31st and one the following evening Friday, February 1st. Both are 7:00pm-9:00pm at my home. If you have already reserved your spot for Thursday you are welcome to switch to Friday if that is better for you. Please just let me know.

What’s better than a two hour workshop in my home? How about a whole day of workshops dedicated to traditional food. Mark your calendars…

The Atlanta area Weston A. Price Foundation is pleased to announce:

Building Nourishing Traditions

Saturday, March 16th
All day (exact times TBD)

Rancho Alegre Farm
2225 Givens Rd, Dacula, GA 30019
(registration website to be announced soon)

This fabulous event will focus on the practical aspects of finding and preparing traditional, nutrient-dense foods. During the morning, we will have a series of lectures on the basics of WAPF principles, the importance of cod liver oil (by Dave Wetzel of Green Pasture), and a farmers’ panel to discuss sourcing of great foods and interactions with local farms. After lunch, the afternoon will be packed with workshops demonstrating various preparations of nutrient-dense foods.

At this point, though, we need some help! We need a number of volunteers to either teach a workshop (potential topics listed below), or to help out with other aspects of the conference. We have a lot of knowledgeable, enthusiastic folks out there who can lend their expertise or their energies to this event. Here are some of our needs:

Workshop presenters – potential topics (we need 10-12 presenters):

  • fermented veggies
  • bone broth
  • dairy – cultured (& perhaps raw as well)
  • grains
  • nuts & seeds
  • dealing with food sensitivities
  • condiments (mayo, ketchup, etc)
  • oils (maybe discussed with condiments?)
  • fermented drinks
  • cooking with liver/organ meats

Additional volunteers needed (some before the conference, most the day of):

  • parking crew (2-4 people)
  • setup crew (3-4 people)
  • cleanup crew (4-5 people)
  • lunch rearrangement crew (moving chairs around at lunch to shift from theater seating to workshops)
  • WAPF table staff (6-8 people on rotations)
  • AV equipment procurer (borrowing or renting – our funds will cover rental)

All volunteers will get discounted admission to the conference; workshop presenters and other high-responsibility volunteer positions will get free admission. If you are willing to help out with any of the above positions, please email Celeste Skousen

Thanks so much for your support,
Celeste Skousen
Weston A. Price Chapter Leader, North Fulton County


Sandra Walker
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Time to order local food!

It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
click here to go directly to the market page

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Cumberland Farmer’s Market


Oh no… I don’t have a recipe this week… I need your help. Please send your favorite local food recipes. I’d love to feature them.

Market News

It is so nice to see the sun again. I hope that you have all had some time to let it shine on your faces!

The vegetable list is getting very small – it is truly midwinter. Luckily seeds are arriving in the mail and will be in the ground before long. In the mean time enjoy those storage crops and don’t forget the local meat and eggs.

Pizza is back!

King Cakes are available from Chickweed!

Jumpoff Mountain Java has a new variety of coffee available.

There’s also Toasted Almond Ice Cream from IvyWild.

Click here to browse the whole list for yourself.

Coming Events

CFM Annual Meeting -

January 29th, at 2 PM Central at the Sewanee Community Center. All are welcome. An agenda will be posted prior to the meeting.

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!

Rivervalley.locallygrown:  Open Market Cautions

The market is open for ordering items to be picked-up on Friday 1/25/2013. We are sorry to inform you that Stutzman’s pantry products that are baked will not be available this week. Mr. Stutzman informed that they would be doing some modifications to their kitchen and could not bake while the work was in progress.
All of their other items will be available though.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Bluebird Hill Berry Farm is planning to have a field day June 2, 2013. This will be an opportunity for you to tour the farm and see how your food is being produced and visit with others who enjoy the wholesomeness of their products. Keep your eyes open for further information as it develops.

Tampa Bay :  Online Market Open-Place your order asap to guarantee availability!

Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay

Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food

Seasonal Box

List to come out Monday morning

Contact Us

Our Website
On Facebook
Wednesday Pick-Ups"
Look for signs and cars parked in the back!

Market News


Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till Monday night!

If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero

Order here today!

How to avoid getting sick in this cold weather

Email us if you have any questions.

Pick ups will STILL be Wednesday night between 5&7pm (volunteer run) and Thursday/Friday 2-6pm (call ahead case by case basis)

The boxes have changed slightly, instead of coming pre packaged, the customer/member will get to hand select the produce they want in their box.

So that means we still only have a select amount of boxes available – so be sure to buy yours asap and pick up asap.

Any extra produce that does not sell in the course of a week, there has been discussions about donating excess food to a local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the good samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings for those in need.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within the month that will be a reality.

The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.

We need a permanent spot that we can call home for the state and county to recognize, as our agreement for the Ella’s location was only for 6 months.

The steering committee has begun looking, but currently, the co-op needs to raise funds in order to afford a space. The co-op is current paying for itself but not much more.

More updates to come soon!

Coming Events

Birdhouse is looking for a new home.

if you got any leads, please email us at or Steering Committee Chair Johs –

Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.