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South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Link 41 will have sausages for sale next week.

If you are like me, you may be wondering when you can next stock up on Link 41 sausages and bacon? They will only be coming up once a month in the coming months so I wanted to give you an advance warning. They will have products for sale to order next weekend. Consider your holiday list now so that you’ll be ready to order for next week.

Also remember, next week will be the last week of the market until January 8th. Make sure you plan accordingly!

Tampa Bay :  Order your box online before 11pm TONIGHT!

Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay

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

Seasonal Box

2 Slicer Tomatoes
1 Bunch Beets
1 Portabella
1/2 # White Button Mushrooms
1 # Japanese Eggplant
2 Bell Peppers

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Market News

Hi Foodies!

Be sure to order your box online by tonight 11pm!

Order here today!

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

We have proteins available and ONLY if you order online, when you come to pick up, you’ll be able to add to your order from the store!

Every Tuesday night, homeless and those in need congregate at the Good Samaritan off of Florida Ave and folks from the Tampa Underground facilitate a dinner for those folks.

If you are interested in helping, email

We’ll be there this Tuesday at 5:30pm – email if you want to join!

We can’t thank those who have been behind the scenes making all this stuff happen – so to those who know who they are, THANK YOU for your help from farm to fork to the website and more.

Without volunteers, non of this awesome local & regional food would be possible.

If you’d like to get involved, please send an email to, or simply show up to the co-op near Ella’s and lets have a chat!

Some cool events & happenings are in the pipeline.

Thanks again to everyone for their support.

Coming Events

Good Samaritan
Feed the Needy

Tuesday 12/11 5:30 start – till ?
3302 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 224-9722

Monday 12/17 @ 7pm – 9pm (tentative)
Co-op Steering Committee Meeting
5108 N. Nebraska ave 33603

Farmers Market (Tentative Jan 2013)

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

Citrus County Locally Grown:  New Growers!

Hello and Happy Holidays to everyone!

CCLG is proud to announce 3 new growers have joined our ranks! Welcome aboard SaraFay Farm, Rise and Shine Bread, and Soap Nuts. Some wonderful new products up on the market this week with these new growers as well as from our older member growers. Also in today’s news, 3 Rock Farm has returned with new listings as well!

It’s been a busy week around here with new growers, new products, adding new categories for you to choose from and a bit of reorganizing. But it’s all worth it to continue offering you the best in local and chemical free products that we can!

With the holidays coming fast this is the perfect time to peruse the new product listings and maybe pick up something new and different (not to mention healthy, wholesome, and handmade) for those special people in your life!

Have a fantastic week and we look forward to seeing you all on Thursday for pickup!

The CCLG Team

Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  Paleo Meal Planning

How do we eat well, conveniently and quickly? To eat well these days, one really does have to cook (or hire a cook?) Our goal is to make it easier for you to have what you need on hand and a few menu suggestions to make it go quickly.

On the product page is a meat box that comes with a nice selection of meats and recipe suggestions that change weekly. All of the recipes can be found on-line for your convenience.

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Weblog Entry

A note from Farmer Brown’s:

Bookings for holiday baking are beginning to fill up. In the past, we have not been able to meet our online customers needs. So, we will reserve a spot for our customers if you will email us your order at Please specify the item and pick-up date. I will ask Jess to place the order for that delivery date. Thanks.

Ann Brown, Farmer Brown’s

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order Local Food!

Good Morning Everyone,
It’s time to order your local food this morning. We’re open till noon. If you need more time and have to place an order after the 12 o’clock cutoff, just text me or call and I can add it on. Thank you and stay dry today!


We Are One Farmers Market:  Pre-Order Open, Creative Use of Winter Veggies


This week Chef Ashley is turning winter storage crops; beets and cabbage, into a delicious BEET & CARROT SLAW. Order it up and borrow the recipe to put your winter vegetables to an exciting use that is good for you. We will also have gingersnaps baking in the oven.

There are LOTS of holiday choices including some beautiful Sweetgrass Tree Ornaments, Abby’s evergreen and berry holiday centerpieces, Snowman maple syrup…check out the pics on Facebook and visit us Friday.

Enjoy the farmers market pace shopping with fresh brewed NH Coffee, raw milk samples, lots of yummies to taste test, etc.

Swainsboro, GA:  MARKET IS OPEN

Look below to see what the farmers have to offer. Just a reminder market will close Wednesday night. Pickup is Thursday afternoon from 4-5pm.

CAFE:  Decking the Halls at The Arts Center


Decking the Halls!

Like naughty students from the building’s previous incarnation, those of us at the CAFE holiday party were “sent out to the halls” of The Arts Center facility last Friday night, due to a scheduling oversight. When I arrived at 6:00 PM, an hour before the party was to begin the auditorium was already occupied by decorators for a Saturday event. Even though our sovereignty over the territory was re-established , we opted for co-existence and ceded the auditorium to those already in it.

Before the panic of recognizing my unpreparedness for this course of events could fully set in, CAFÉ volunteers began arriving and, intuitively in synch with one another, spontaneously executing a Plan B. Miraculously, by 7:00, in the time it had taken me to arrange the many, generously donated with “door (hall?) prizes,” the school Halls of the Ol’ Morrison Annex, the first school my son attended when we moved here to Clemson years ago, were “decked” with aromatic, colorful, delicious local food, and buzzing with joyous people. Soon the beer-tester/tasters and musicians arrived, food was served, and the party was on!

Just as quickly, everything was dis-assembled, and I was home to bed at a reasonable hour. Like a flash mob, the party had come and gone before my eyes, ears, nose, and tastebuds. Thanks to all who came and made that happen! hanks to those who donated prizes. I am too lazy to mention you all by name at the moment. Check for pictures on Facebook. You are CAFÉ!

Eat well, shop well (open til Mon noon), and stay well! Lance

Athens Locally Grown:  Availability for December 13

Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook:
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Hello! Just a few weeks before the end of the year, and we’re back up to over 1000 products listed for you at the market tonight. There are quite a few new items listed in addition to your old favorites.

We’re happy to have the “Meet the Grower” table filled this week. On Thursday when you come pick up your order, you can meet Linda Johnson of Sylvan Falls Mill. She has 21 products listed this week, including some excellent baked items made from flour that she milled using their waterwheel-powered mill. In addition to sampling her wonderful treats, you can learn about the great bed and breakfast she operates there at the mill.

I received news today that one of our vendors lost their family home in a fire, along with all their possessions. I understand the family is physically uninjured, but escaped with literally only the clothes on their backs. I’m working to confirm the details on how we can help, and will have them for you ASAP.

Thank you for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers and their hard work, 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!

Athens Holiday Artisan Markets

Here is a list of upcoming holiday artisan markets, as printed in the Flagpole:

An outdoor patio under twinkling lights makes for a festive setting at the Big City Bread Holiday Market, held Thursday, Dec. 13 & Friday, Dec. 14 from 5–9 p.m. This toasty juried market, complete with bonfires and live music, presents the works of over 40 artists, including Lou Kregel, Normaltown Woodworks, 3 Porch Farms and Jaime Calkin, with items such as bird houses, paintings, lamps, woodwork and tiny play kitchens. Big City Bread Cafe is located at 393 N. Finley St. Find Big City Bread Holiday Market on Facebook.

#Ceramic artist group Long Road Studio will host Ceramic Arts Holiday Sales, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 & Sunday, Dec. 16, and again on Saturday, Dec. 22 & Sunday, Dec. 23. Held at Normaltown Pottery, located at 410 King Ave., the sales include pottery and sculptures by Juana Gnecco, Laura Cooper, Nancy Green, Allya Macdonald, Melanie Sgrignoli, Kendall Steele and Caryn van Wagtendonk. Call 706-549-7007 for details.

#Part artist market, part flea market, the relatively new, once-monthly Eclectic Bazaar features a curated selection of handmade items and artwork as well as vintage clothing, records and musical instruments. Likely the last until warm weather returns in the spring, the market offers a diverse spread of interesting finds. The Eclectic Bazaar will take place at the corner of Broad and Church streets outside of Vic’s Vintage during the afternoon on Sunday, Dec. 16. For more details or to participate as a future vendor, email

#Local art supporter Flicker Theatre & Bar opens its doors early for its own Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 12–5 p.m. Have the bartender mix up an afternoon cocktail to warm up with as you look over the collection of creations from Athens-area artists. Flicker is located at 263 W. Washington St. downtown. Visit for more information.

Upcoming Gardening Events

If you enjoy working with people, digging in the dirt and talking “trash”, we want you to become a volunteer Master Composter with the Athens-Clarke County Master Composting Program! Become a home composting expert and teach your family, friends, neighbors, and fellow community members, “How to Compost”. Master Composters are an elite group of volunteers who have undergone an extensive training class in all aspects of the composting process, and then use that information to teach others how to turn their organic material into a beneficial soil amendment.

DATES: Wednesday evenings, January 30th – Wednesday, March 20, 2013 including two Saturday morning field trips as follows: Saturday, February 16 and Saturday, March 2, 2013.
TIMES: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
LOCATION: ACC Solid Waste Department Administration Building Training Room, 725 Hancock Industrial Way, Athens 30605
COST: $130
TO REGISTER: Contact ACC Cooperative Extension at (706) 613-3640 or for more information or an application visit:

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning at Bishop Park from 9am to noon for the next several weeks (The Wednesday market has closed for the winter). It’s a totally separate entity from Athens Locally Grown, but you’ll find many of the same growers at both. And of course, you can learn more about that market on their website.

Many of the ALG growers sell through more than one market. Don’t feel like you have to choose a favorite, either. We have many items here you can’t find there, and I’m sure the reverse it also true. Many people stop by the supermarket several times a week, so it’s only natural that you might wish to stop by a farmers market several times a week. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so. We’ll see you there!

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!