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ALFN Local Food Club:  Seed Swap Thirteen!


Good Morning Hopeful Swappers,
We’re hosting CAAH’s annual Seed Swap this Saturday during Food Club (10-1). CAAH? Conserving Arkansas’ Agricultural Heritage. A fantastic organization that works to save heirloom Arkansas seeds and continue the process of seed saving and breeding better crop varieties for our climate. RSVP on Facebook! It is a potluck, so please bring a little something something for our swappers.
You do not have to have seeds to participate. Seeds will be for sale, and CAAH always requests that you save your seeds to bring back and swap next year.
And, on the simplest level, it’s fun to come, have a few conversations, see what cool varieties of seeds are available, and learn about CAAH.
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Closes Tomorrow!


Hey you,
By “you”, I mean the Food Club member who hasn’t ordered for the week yet…
The Market closes tomorrow morning. Better get your order in. Don’t you just know how you’re going to kick yourself come this Saturday, if you forget?
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.

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, Week of Feb 10th 2013


Order at www.old99farm.locallygrown.net

Fewer vegetables each week, but we have started planting the spring crops. The ‘Persephone’ months (less than 10 hrs daylight) are behind us, so plants will start their growth spurt in the greenhouse. Offering carrots, lettuce, chard, mizuna, mizuna, mizuna, and (oh, typo, the ‘m’ key got stuck), and mixed greens. Some kale might be regrowing next week.

I have added advance ordering for chicken and lamb as these are finite quantities and it gives you the option of planning ahead.

Thanks for the egg cartons, still need lots. Ask your neighbours!

Thought for the week, courtesy of Joe Romm, at http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/02/10/1373841/global-ponzi-scheme-revisited-how-climate-inaction-betrays-our-children-and-future-generations/

“Fundamentally, homo “sapiens” sapiens has constructed the grandest of Ponzi schemes, whereby current generations have figured out how to live off the wealth of future generations.”

Homegrown Co-op:  New Producer! Market OPEN for Saturday!


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

CLOSED Sunday February 17th
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

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Upcoming Events

Friday February 15th-17th:
2013 Florida Herbal Conference

Friday February 15th:
Tower Garden Workshop

Friday February 15th:
Day Joy Album Release Party

Featured Producer: Mrs. Jones’ Soapbox





My name is Jamie and I am the Chief Mixer & Crafter for Mrs. Jones’ Soapbox. Mrs. Jones’ Soapbox is a line of non-toxic, eco-friendly household cleaning products made from natural minerals and vegetable based soaps. I started working on this line in 2008 when I grew tired of big companies calling themselves green and natural just to make a buck. I think the only way to combat greenwashing is through education so I created Mrs. Jones’ Soapbox to help me teach people about what it really means to “go green.”

Cleaning products are some of the most toxic products we have in our homes. They are made with synthetic chemicals that are dangerous to our health, hurt plants and animals when we wash them down our drains and they create unnecessary hazardous waste. They came on the market about 60 years ago when chemists discovered we could create hundreds of different chemicals with petroleum oil. Petroleum was cheap, worked well in cleaning products and companies began marketing these products mainly to women as a way to make the job of cleaning faster and more efficient.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of natural, eco-friendly ingredients that clean just as well as their chemical counterparts. I spent a year developing my formulas because I wanted to come up with cleaning solutions that worked really well, were completely safe to use and also looked and smelled great. I tested every surface, every scenario, cleaned my friends’ houses and spent every waking moment tweaking and re-tweaking my formulas until I was confident in the final product.

What I came up with are five products that are multi-purpose so you can use them to clean your entire house from top to bottom, inside and out. No more lugging around tile cleaner, toilet cleaner, kitchen cleaner, surface spray, bathroom cleaner and all the other products that are jumbled together underneath your sink. Just 5 great products that can tackle anything. I carry mine around in a 6-pack holder, with a cup in the extra spot to carry my tools, like an old toothbrush and sponges, and it really makes the sometimes disgusting job of cleaning a little more bearable.

I package them in beautiful bottles that are designed to be reused or refilled once they’re empty so we can cut down on the waste we create and the liquid refills are packaged in recycled (sterilized) water bottles that I collect from friends. In fact, I collected so many bottles that I’ve filled up an entire room in my house! You can see a picture here.

So that’s a little bit about how Mrs. Jones’ Soapbox came to be. I hope you’ll give it a try. I think you’ll find it makes the chore of cleaning a little more fun and lot more healthy. Thanks for stopping by!




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Place your order before Friday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Saturday.

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

Pickup is from 12-7pm on Saturday February 16th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Thursday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company

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Cedar Grove Farm:  I meant Feb. 14, not Feb. 13


The CSA pickup is still on Thursdays at Lindsey’s Culinary Market. The correct date for availability is Feb. 14.

We will move back to Wednesdays to coincide with Opening Day for the Downtown Athens Farmers Market, on April 10.

Sorry for my confusion.

Farmer Jay

Champaign, OH:  Good day shoppers!


Good afternoon everyone! Hoping you and your Toto are safe! Just a reminder that the market is available for orders until tomorrow night at 8 PM. We hope you will support your favorite vendors and try a new one each week if you are able. Again, if there is something you would like to see added to the market, give us a shout! You can also email your vendor of choice directly and request something. While there are no guarantees, I doesn’t hurt to ask, right?

Also we were curious on something…do you like the additional days we have added to shop or are two days enough? We are tracking the sales and some of you seem to wait til the last minute anyway so extra days don’t seem to matter. Let us know what works best for you as we aim to please! We want to make this as easy as possible for you to shop locally!

Have a great day and show us some love if you can!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Coffee, Cocoa, Chocolate


Dear Spa City Co-op Members -
Sunnyway is removing the Equal Exchange coffee, cocoa, tea and chocolate from our product listing. Remaining Breakfast Blend coffee (whole bean or drip grind, regular and decaf), baking cocoa, tea and chocolate bars will be available at wholesale cost at the Friday markets until they are sold out.

Gallup, NM:  Market Open


Market Open for Sales,

Closing Friday morning so growers can harvest and we can eat local.

Pick Up on Saturday’s 9am-12pm at 305 S. 2nd St.

Click Here for gallup.locallygrown.net

to get your order going!

Mid-Georgia:  Heron Bay Farmers' Market


Hello,

We had a good start to the market on Sat.

The James’ Farm will have some fresh vegetables: kale, lettuce and rosemary.

They will be listed in the site later this morning. They also carry the usual preserves, jellies and jams, Wally Bees’ local honey, pies, cakes, cookies, etc.

The Sell Farm beef is rapidly being depleted, so check out what is left and place your orders soon before it is gone— I’m not sure if, or when, I will have more.

Fox Hollow Farm is offering new items this year — several new and wonderful sounding breads and raspberry almond bars for starters, also they have fresh eggs, scrubs, fresh and dried herbs, etc.

*Ordering will close Thur. at 10 pm and delivery will be at Heron Bay’s Cannongate Parking log Sat 4-5 pm.

Come early so we don’t have to sit around waiting. We’re thinking of shortening this to 4-4:30, but not this coming week*

Thanks.

Bill