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Champaign, OH:  Announcements, announcements!


It’s time to highlight some of the great resources available in our county and the hard work of the group known as the Master Gardeners. We all know Charlene Stapleton needs to be thanked personally for the heavy lifting she does but what better way than to support their programming! Check out the following classes and continue the joy of life-long learning!

Come Wednesday, March 13, from 6-7:45 PM for “Vegetable Gardening the Organic Way” taught by Jan Dawson and Andy Reinhart who have gardened organically for 25 years. They use hoop-houses and raised beds to work their magic. They are awesome folks and a world of knowledge! You will not want to miss this I promise!

Are you free on Wednesday, March 27 from 6-7:45 PM for learning about Earth Box Container Gardening? Come learn from the experts and get handouts on how to DIY! Plus free seeds will be given away!

Make plans on Wednesday, April 10 from 6-7:45 for “Let’s Talk Water: Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels”. Come for ideas on how to better utilize rain water and conserve this wonderful resource!

Join Charlene Saturday, April 27 from 10-11:30 am for Make-it-take-it class and herb sale! Herb gardens in a container! Bring gloves and a small trowel and they will furnish the plants, soil, container and handouts! Class fee is $25 for this one and class is limited to 25. Register at 937-653-3811 and all proceeds go to projects like the butterfly program for the county elementary schools, Market Street Community Garden and distribution of materials. Herb plants will also be got sale at this session.

All programs are taught at the Champaign County Library and are an awesome way to fill your brain! I know I have left off some of the details that can be found in yesterday’s Urbana Daily Citizen. If you need more details, feel free to email me or contact Charlene Stapleton directly as my hunch is she is teaching all these sessions. I could be wrong but she is at home working on her cape as we speak. She is Superwoman, you know? I’m not sure I am supposed to share her identity but the cat has been out of the bag for years! Thanks for all you do for us Charlene! You make our community a better place because of your elbow grease!

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Closes Tomorrow!


Food Club Members,
The Market closes tomorrow morning. Get your orders in! Kellogg Valley Farms has come back online with some tasty produce: curly leaf kale, braising greens, green onions, and mustard greens.
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

Conway, AR:  Market Reminder


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight at 10pm. Have a great day.*

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Oops we did it again! Another New Item listed late.


We interrupt your regularly scheduled week for this late breaking announcement!

There are another couple of late listings this week on the market! Organically grown Ruby Red Grapefruit and organically grown Florida Oranges are now available from Shoebox Herb Gardens in the Fruits department! Limited quantities available so get them early.

After last week’s announcement regarding the late listing of bi-color corn from Register Cracker Farm, we received several questions regarding the heritage of the seed. To answer your questions, the Registers have assured us that this corn is non-GMO and was grown chemically free.

www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net

You may now return to your regularly scheduled week.

Thank you!

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Fox Farm


For those of you who ordered from Fox Farm last week and did not receive your order, Marcella is very sorry. She had an unplanned hospital stay for a few days and was not able to fill her orders. She should be back on the market next week with her delicious sausages, eggs and pork.

Thanks for your understanding!
Seeya Thursday :-)

Risa

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, Week of Feb 24 2013


It’s going to be mostly a crib this week from the worlds most favoured environmental website. About? Yes about you and what you think about Climate Chaos. How is that related to food you ask, and especially in Canada? (clues: tarsands, water, global supply chain)

But before I line in a few juicy quotes, the link for food this week is the same as last: www.old99farm.locallygrown.net. (Special on eggs is over but we still have eggs!)

“You’d think it would be pretty obvious that the public is not going to be concerned about an issue unless one explains why they should be concerned about an issue. And the social science literature, including the vast literature on advertising and marketing, could not be clearer that only repeated messages have any chance of sinking in and moving the needle,…”

“The two greatest myths about global warming communications are 1) constant repetition of doomsday messages has been a major, ongoing strategy and 2) that strategy doesn’t work and indeed is actually counterproductive!”

“The stunning increase in extreme weather events — 25 disasters exceeding a billion dollars in the past two years — which had long been predicted by climate scientists, has not gone unnoticed by the public”: (see graphs on website: a majority think carbon based climate change made the storms worse).

“If you want to find anything approximating even modest, blunt, science-based messaging built around the scientific literature, interviews with actual climate scientists and a clear statement that we can solve this problem — well, you’ve all found it, of course, but the only people who see it are those who go looking for it.”

“Of course, this blog is not even aimed at the general public. Probably 99% of Americans haven’t even seen one of my headlines and 99.7% haven’t read one of my climate science posts. And Climate Progress is probably the most widely read, quoted, reposted, liked and retweeted, climate science blog in the world.”

Where is that?
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/02/24/1631171/apocalypse-oscars-media-myth-constant-repetition-doomsday-messages-climate/

Champaign, OH:  The sun is out!


The sun is out…must be a great day to go shopping at your favorite online market website! Remember to get your orders in before tomorrow night!

Swainsboro, GA:  MARKET IS OPEN


Sorry for the late opening this week. was out of town. Market will be open till wednesday evening

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Market is Open!


Joyous Full Moon! Celebrate — for Spring is that much closer.

Biscuits and Gravy turned out fabulous. Plan on ordering some Breakfast Sausage next week, I’ll be sure to remind you then.

Incase you’re new or have forgotten:
Our market offers a variety or flowers, potted plants, breads, pork, eggs, sausage, steaks, vegetables, and soaps, and honey.

We also provide delivery service at a small charge, and offer gift certificates. Come to pick up and meet the farmers in your area!

This week Wayediller has Small Grained Heirloom Popcorn!

Stovetop Popcorn is quick and nutritious. Store bought popcorn is usually rancid and made with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils! For those of you (and my boyfriend) who don’t know how to make stovetop Popcorn:

Place 2T olive oil and 1/4 c popcorn in a heavy skillet. Cover tightly and cook over a medium flame, shaking constantly until popping starts. Lower heat slightly and cook until popping dies away. Transfer to a large bowl, and drizzle on melted butter and salt. Or omit the salt and add 1/2 cup maple syrup to the melted butter!
(I also enjoy parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast)

Market closes noon Wednesday, what’s in your fridge?

Clemson SC:  Market Closes for the Week at Noon Today


Hey, folks! Still time to order winter veggies from your all-local online farmer’s market. Drop-off will be Tuesday at 4:30-5:15. And if you can’t make the drop-off hours, we will gladly make arrangements with you so you don’t miss out on all the fresh local goodies.
Only Upstate Locally Grown members will be able to order this year’s Putney Farm CSA, and it promises to be chuck full of a great variety of veggies and eggs.
We will also have a protein CSA and the Occasional CSA featuring our best and favorite growers and always including protein and veggies.
So, go to www.clemson.locallygrown.net and get your order in this week for either the occasional CSA or your choice from the rich variety of winter veggies.