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Conway, AR:  Opening Bell


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

A big congratulations to Cody Hopkins and Andrea Todt for the birth of their second child, this time a baby girl!

My farming education began in 2009 when I interned with Cody and Andrea at Falling Sky Farm, and it has been an invaluable experience for me to work alongside them while their family and business grows. Watching a few people with progressive ideas and lots of determination turn their visions into a successful business has been really exciting for me, but also intimidating. It’s exciting because I see sustainable farming as a way to have a positive impact on the landscape and culture of Arkansas. The community networks, local economies, and environmental ethics that have been built around the food scene in Arkansas over the past several years are proof of that positive impact. It’s intimidating however, because I have seen and, to some degree, felt, the emotional stress and physical strain of building a socially and/or environmentally responsible business in an economy that provides little incentive for such responsibility. It baffles me sometimes how farmers like Cody and Andrea are able to cultivate a forward-thinking business plan, raise a healthy and happy family, and train wanna-be’s like me all at the same time.

The independent, socially responsible, and environmentally conscious business owners that comprise our network of growers are truly a force for good and an inspiration for the next generation of farmers and entrepreneurs. Let’s not overlook their hard work and sacrifices, and let’s unwaveringly support their efforts and our common goal of better food and a better life.

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Remember to hit the checkout button when you’re finished and you will receive a confirmation email once your order has been placed.

Have a great day!

Gabriel Levin
Market Director

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Dec. 10, 2012


Message from Market Manager

MAGICALHOLIDAY PARTY
That’s what everyone kept calling it. Thanks to all who came and shared food and fellowship under the stars. A pleasant relaxing time was had by all in the backyard garden where Nathan orchestrated major mood lighting and Rita & Denise serenaded us all with seredipitous song and lovely duets. Wonderful potluck fare was shared by all. If you left anything at the party, please email us and we’ll deliver it with your next order. How’s that for service?

LIKE CHOCOLATE?
This time of year is especially perfect for enjoying luxurious flavors. Be sure to include Flour Free Cakes from GateauOChocolat on your Holiday Menu. Chef Roux’s Gluten Free Chocolate Cake is made for you in St. Petersburg all year round for all occasions. This cake is beautiful to present at parties! And don’t miss TWO different types of hot chocolate offered by Savory Spice Shop. If you cannot run downtown to Joan and Paul’s Shop, it is now conveniently available on our online Market.

HEALING REMEDIES
A new category on our Market products. Scroll down the list to “R” for Remedies. Imperial Garden’s Jennifer Gilman is now filling orders for natural remedies especially geared for cold and flu relief.

ABUNDANCE AND VARIETY OF PRODUCE
We hope to connect with a local, chemical-free or organic grower who can supplement the fabulous produce we obtain from the small urban farms of St. Petersburg. Until this manifests, we will not have the abundance and variety of produce that was previously available when Worden Farm was on board. All this makes it even more important for our customers to support the efforts of our small urban farmers who continue to grow in number. Your financial support encourages our small urban Growers to expand in ways that are feasible to help meet the growing demand we have for locally grown, chemical-free produce. We are a small but mighty Market! Sincere thanks to all who continue to support us!

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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Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR JAN. 26TH
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 will come via Evite and RSVPs will be 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!

The Wednesday Market:  Wed & Christmas Mkt


It’s time to place your orders for this weeks fresh and local and check out all the handmade items available this Wednesday and Saturday.
Order online now until Monday 10 pm here:http://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market and pick up Wednesday from 3:30 to 6:30. Then come back on Saturday with a neighbor or friend to see the Christmas Market from 10 to 2.
Keeping it local and making a difference!

Karen Childress:  JB Farmers Market open for Dec 12th pick-up


Thanks to all for making our first indoor market go smoothly, light and heat will become increasingly valuable as we proceed into the winter. Jen,Debbie, and Karen were our necessary helpers this last week.
Stephanie McAlister took home the prize of a dozen eggs from Kany Farm. This week’s prize is a Cornish game hen, also from Kany Farm. Good luck on winning that.
Vendor delivery from 4:30 to 5:15 and customer pick-up from 5:30 to 6:00
See you there! the Mkt Managers

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for December 9th


To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
Email us!
Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
john.drury@att.net

Recipes


Escarole Pasta Carbonara
This is absolutely delicious!
Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1 head escarole, washed and cut into medium sized pieces
1 egg
½ package whole grain spaghetti
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
In a pan, combine olive oil and garlic, and let simmer over medium heat for a few minutes.
Add chopped escarole to the oil and garlic mixture, cooking over low-medium heat until tender (about 10 minutes).
Meanwhile, bring water to a boil and add pasta.
Cook until al dente, drain and immediately crack the egg into pasta. The egg gets cooked by the pasta.
Add escarole to the pasta mixture, and top with Parmesan cheese.
Mix it all together, serve, and ENJOY!

Market News


Hello!

This Wednesday we will have some of our wonderful vendors with us for the 4-6 pm Wednesday delivery. Tru Bee Honey, Earthwind Botanicals, Bear Creek farms, Twin Forks farm bread, and Dozen Bakery will be offering samples and have some gift items available to buy on the spot. Make sure you stop and say hello to the smiling faces that are behind these products!

We will have Gift Certificates available this week. These are great presents for friends, neighbors or family who have yet to try Fresh Harvest and need some encouragement. They are good for any product on the Fresh Harvest website.

We appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
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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Stone County, AR:  The Market's Open!


Hi, Everyone!

Your online Market is now open for the week! You can find some great gifts and support your local growers at the same time!

Come on in!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Just a reminder -


This is the last Spa City Co-op market before Christmas. If you’ve still got holiday shopping to do, please consider giving gifts from our huge selection of Co-op items. There is a fabulous selection of edibles that would make wonderful gifts, and are consumable; in other works, they won’t collect dust on someone’s shelf waiting to go in their next garage sale. If you’re entertaining, many of our products can make awesome additions to your holiday table. And you’ll know you’re keeping your holiday dollars local.
We suggest:
Jams, jellies, chutneys, and salsas from the Processed Foods category
Wow your Christmas dinner guests with homemade rolls from Hannah.
Make goody bags of yummy spiced nuts from Wolfe’s fresh pecans.
Baking and salad dressing mixes, Russian teas, or a custom gift basket from The Essential Housewife
Honey from Hamlet Honey, perhaps teamed with coffee, tea, or cocoa, makes a great gift.
And many, many more. Use your imagination.

Happy holidays from Spa City Co-op

Russellville Community Market:  RCM is Open!


Hey RCM’ers!

Last week marked our first ever RCM Holiday Showcase, where growers were able to showcase and sell their items directly to our customers! If you weren’t able to attend the showcase, but would like to buy the products that were available, you’re in luck! Just head on over to the “Market” tab on the site and check out the latest additions to the market—everything from summer sausage to breads, and live plants to sweets!

Also, be sure to take note that Hauna Lea farms has re-listed their items on the market, so be sure to check out their soaps and detergents, as well as cakes and breads!

A big thank you to everyone who came and participated in the Holiday Showcase! It was awesome! Pictures of the various items for sale are located on our Facebook (link below)

Thanks everyone!

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:  Market for Wednesday's pick up or delivery is now OPEN!


Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559
info@homegrowncoop.org
www.HomegrownCoop.org

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

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

December Fundraiser in Full Swing!






In our 3rd annual December fund drive, we seek YOUR donation of just $30!

We are recruiting 300 people to each donate $30 in the next 30 days to meet our fundraising goal, which will fund improvements to the Co-op that allow us to better serve our members and our farmers.

This year, supportive local businesses have teamed up with Homegrown to create a Match Fund, where each community contribution will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, to help us reach our $18,000 goal!

Upcoming Member Monday Special!

This Monday, December 10th, all members will receive 25% off ANY Citrus purchased in the store!

There are so many different varieties available!

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.
www.homegrown.locallygrown.net

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 December 12th. 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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Stones River Market:  Time to Order Local Food - Upcoming Schedule Change and a New Producer Joins


Welcome back to another week of locally grown and made products. The holiday season has arrived and the Market can provide items to celebrate. We want to welcome Ganache Desserts to the Market this week. They are a local dessert bakery providing us with fresh baked cookies. You can find their products here.

Here are some schedule announcements for the upcoming weeks:

  • Week of December 9 – Nashville customers only – Please do not order. I will not be in the office this week.
  • Week of December 16 – Normal schedule for everyone.
  • Week of December 23 – Market will be closed for everyone.
  • Week of December 30 – Normal schedule for everyone.

Other items of interest this week:

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/