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Cedar Grove Farm:  Cedar Grove Farm CSA Availability for Dec. 6

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I just realized that the weekly message did not get sent out to y’all. The message below was posted Sunday evening on the CSA Weblog, but we forgot to send the entry as an email to all of you. Sorry about that. Since, as you can see below, we are moving the delivery/pickup to Thursday, we will leave the market open until Thursday morning.

Also, please check your balances. Some of you are still carrying funds in your accounts from the Spring/Summer and Fall CSA seasons that we will continue to honor. As Sara describes below, if you are at a zero balance you can pay as you go or make an up front payment to carry you through the coming weeks this Winter.

Sorry for any inconvenience. Hope you can find something you like.

Hey Folks!
Farmer Sara here. This week we’ve got some delicious wintery treats for you. Sweet potatoes are still going strong, and our winter greens are picking up speed in the hoop houses. A new radish is on the scene this week — a spicy delight called Shunkyo. The butterhead lettuce is fattening up and we’re offering baby heads this week. Green tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant are all finally done and won’t return until next summer. In the meantime, we’ve got a great recipe for you for all those sweet potatoes and greens — check our recipe page for Indonesian Sweet Potato and Greens Soup! It’s a personal favorite of mine.

IMPORTANT — this week, pickups move to THURSDAYS. Still at Lindsey’s, from 4-6pm. Winter time is slowing down work-wise and we’re trying to condense our deliveries. Thanks for making the shift with us.

And, as you see, the CSA continues. We’ll be taking payment week to week, or up front, your choice, from now until next Spring. So please continue to order from us through these Winter months. We appreciate your business!

Farmer Sara

Champaign, OH:  Last call for orders this week!

Simply stated…last call!

Russellville Community Market:  Market Reminder

This Thursday marks our first ever RCM Holiday Showcase from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Select growers will have specialty items available for purchase just for you! Add this to your calendar!

Also, don’t forget, RCM Gift Certificates make great stocking stuffers for Christmas!

We are at the end of the ordering period for this weeks Market. The Russellville Community Market will close tonight at 10:00pm for ordering, so get your orders in soon!

Don’t forget we have new pick up times available from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the Market on Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order your LOCAL Food!

Buy Local, Eat Local

To Contact Us

South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
Risa Brown


Scalloped Turnips Recipe

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

4 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
4 cups peeled, thinly sliced turnips
2 Tbsp flour
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup cream


1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 1-quart casserole. Melt 1 Tbsp butter and lightly sauté onions until just wilted.

2 Layer a third of the sliced turnips in the casserole dish; top with a third of the onion; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of flour, 1/3 teaspoon of salt, and one grind of pepper; pat with dollops from 1 tablespoon of butter. Repeat this layering twice.

3 Mix milk and cream together and pour over the turnips. Cover and bake in a 350°F oven for 30 minutes, then remove cover and bake for another 30-45 minutes, or until tender and bubbly.

Yield: Serves 6.

Market News

We have numerous greens and lettuce available this week, hopefully they will be holding out as the mild weather does. Of course Grundy Greens will have their lettuce no matter what since it is grown hydroponically. Greens are full of nutrition and a delicious superfood that can be enjoyed in many ways.

I like to braise mine in olive oil and garlic, adding some sherry or whatever wine you have on hand as they cook. A little salt and capers if you have them- and “voila!”, you have the perfect snack or accompaniment.

Speaking of enjoying food, I’ve included a recipe for turnips this week. Now, not everyone claims to like this overlooked little root vegetable, but just give them a chance, you may find you can’t live without them :-)

Don’t forget to serve up some warm, homemade bread with your meals, and of course we have many other things to choose from on the market.

As a side note, I realize that changing ordering habits is kind of difficult for a restaurant. We take orders on Mondays and Wednesdays, but the market is usually open from Saturday until Monday for orders. So if you want to order, don’t think you have to wait until Monday morning to place it. You can order over the weekend if that is convenient. I send out a reminder on Monday morning to order via email, but if you would rather receive a text or call, just let me know.

Thank you for supporting your local food hub!


Coming Events

What- is- up- Dr. Oz???
Unbelievable that Dr. Oz has sold out to the big food corporations! He has such a following and reputation. I hope people aren’t influenced by his ludicrous comments about organic foods. The great news is that it’s obvious that the conventional food producers and agrochemical companies are getting very nervous about what’s happening with the organic and local food movements. They’re hiring influential people and universities to lie and confuse the public about the safety and benefits of organic/local food, and trying to get us to swallow the fact that the food we currently get from our traditional conventional sources is healthy and nourishing. THAT pill is way too big for most of us to swallow.

I honestly can’t believe these companies think we’re so dumb as consumers to believe what they’re telling us. It’s really pretty insulting. I’m excited! We Americans are taking a stand and changing the way our national food system is set up. Every dollar we spend is a vote in favor of whatever vendor is supplying our food. We’re changing things for the better. Kudos to you local supporters!

Check out the article in TIME magazine with Dr. Oz here:
(I hope this link is “live”, but knowing me it isn’t :/ sorry in advance)

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!

Champaign, OH:  Rainy days and Tuesdays...

Good afternoon market customers! Just a quick reminder that the market will be closing tonight at 8 so hurry and get any last minute items ordered by then! Be sure to pick up your eggs and dairy items for your holiday baking needs! Stay dry and see you Thursday!

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Closes Tomorrow

The Market closes tomorrow morning! Still time to order your staples: greens, apples, frozen fruit, root vegetables, eggs, bread, and cheese. Also, consider donating to Our House or Gaines House this week in honor of the holiday season!
This Saturday is our Seasons Greenings Part 2. We will be celebrating apples, the noblest of fruits, with tasty samples and cool culinary demo’s. Come enjoy a relaxed afternoon (1-3:30pm) at Christ Episcopal Church and learn some interesting ways to prepare and preserve apples!

Conway, AR:  Market Reminder

The market closes tonight at 10 P.M. To place an order, visit Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.

Swainsboro, GA:  MARKET IS OPEN

Look below to see what the farmers have for you next week

Plattsburgh Online Ordering:  Farmers Market online ordering open

What a gorgeous December day! OK, we could have used a little more sun, but still, very nice. I got a lot of field “clean up” done, with a lot more to do still. But I am pleased with today’s progress. The forecast this week is pretty good – we should have salad mix, spinach, a little arugula, to harvest. Still have really nice kale and chard, but it will soon be coming to an end.

If you need hostess gifts or “regular” gifts, please remember our market vendors. Among us we have a good variety of food and non-food items, gift certificates, etc.

I will be at a farming conference in Vermont Wednesday and Thursday so not available to answer questions after early Tuesday evening.

Have a great week!

Tampa Bay :  Broccoli, Tomatos & More! Order by Tuesday night!

Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay

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

Seasonal Box

FL Sweet Corn- Long & Scott Farm
Beets w/tops – R&B Organics
Broccoli – Tomazin Farm
Plum Tomatos – R&B Organic
Collard Greens – Tomazin
Portabella – Monterey Mushroom

Contact Us

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

Market News

Hi Foodies!

The awesome rainbow carrots won’t be coming back for a few weeks, but there’s definitely a lot more coming out of the fields this season.

We do have broccoli this week! And the website accurately reflects whats available. Place your order on

Next week we are planning on testing our new ordering system. Its nothing to major, except that ordering will open up Friday – Monday night

and Pick ups will be Wednesday night between 6&7pm and Thursday 2-6pm.

An email and facebook msg will be sent out reminding everyone about the process.

The Birdhouse finally has again farm fresh eggs available (for pet consumption only of course), of which are coming from Ocoee FL – Lake Meadow Naturals Farm. Check them out by clicking here

Also, this week as you will see on the site, we have tomatos, broccoli, pickling cucumbers, collard greens, and more!

The boxes are changing 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!

So come early if you want to buy local, fresh and mostly organic produce!

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 program that the Tampa Underground runs.

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 first 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

Co-op Steering Committee Meeting TBD (December)

Farmers Market (Jan 2013)

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