This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
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Northeast Georgia Locally Grown: Locally Grown - Availability for October 24, 2012
Hey Local Food Lovers,
What a glorious weekend! Yesterday about 12-15 people went out to Brook Franklin’s Leah Lake Farms and aided in the construction of 4 new mini hoop houses constructed of pvc pipes and a wonderful invention called wiggle wire to hold the plastic down.
These community work days on farms are really wonderful. We had the most incredible meal and I met at least 5 or 6 people I’d not known before that came from as far as 45 minutes away to share in their passion for farms and local foods. I personally think that these type of “barn raising” events are as important to communities as the eating local healthy food part. The reason is that the notion of helping your neighbors, and sharing a meal is a rich experience. It not only accomplishes tasks that might take weeks if attempted alone, it builds friendships and a spirit of reciprocity that has ebbed in communities all over the country in recent decades.
Reciprocity isn’t a word I use everyday, but it’s one at the core of the local food movement. Every week both farmers and market customers exchange recipes, growing tips, and often small gifts of a salve to heal a pain, or extra herbs, or whatever is in abundance and from the earth that week. This gifting always inspires a desire to return the gift and a nice chain of exchanges. If I wasn’t about to go and eat dinner I’d fondly try and recount the last dozen exchanges I’ve had but I’m too hungry to concentrate any further.
To sum up, I want to congratulate Leah Lake Farms for not only becoming one of the backbone growers for Locally Grown this past year, but for bringing an incredible community together. We all were inspired and amazed at what has been accomplished on Brooks farm this year. He’s also basically tripled his work and potential output for the following year, so we hope you all are hungry too!
To celebrate too you should EAT WELL!
Justin in Habersham
Chuck in Rabun
Fresh Harvest, LLC: Fresh Harvest for October 21st
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!
DeForest, WI: Availability for week of October 21
The market is open! Please note that a few items are marked at “0” not because they are “Sold Out” but because 1. ) they are items that need to be weighed at pick up (like squash) or 2.) they may still be too small for harvest (like lettuce). Please note in your comment section that you are interested in that item.
We still have tomatoes and peppers in the hoop house. New this week are leeks and Purple or Golden Turnips. No doubt there will be extra items available at the market on Friday that you can add to your order, so stop in and have a look.
Please note that beginning this week, pick up time will be shortened to 3:30-5:30pm. Please arrange an alternate pick up if you can not make this window: Choose 1.) 5:30-8pm Friday or 2.) Sat 8am-noon. Again, please notify us if you need an alternate pick up during these final weeks. Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or include it in the comments section during ordering.
Champaign, OH: Falling for fall...
Roasting marshmallows and playing at the MAIZE in Milford Center makes me appreciate our seasons in Central Ohio. Another week is here so search the market and order up! We love our customers and our LocallyGrown Family!
Monroe Farm Market: Oct. 25 Delivery
Hello Friends of the Market,
The online market is now open.
It’s not too late to buy pumpkins. We have an assortment of pumpkins to choose from.
Enjoy your week.
Cedar Grove Farm: Cedar Grove Farm CSA Availability for October 24
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
This nice mild autumn weather is making for a good growing season with several summer crops still coming in along with the cold tolerant crops getting a good start. We still have okra, peppers, eggplant and squash. A nice savoy leaf cabbage and the fat Watermelon radish are new this week and arugula and broccoli are back. The turnips and watermelon are not available although the turnips will return.
FYI, we have planted a big plot of garlic for next year – twice as much as this year’s crop – and there are 2000 strawberry plants on the porch ready to go in the ground this week. The onion slips and shallot bulbs will be started soon. Next spring is going to be big. We hope everyone will come back and tell your friends about us, too.
The market is open. Good eating.
Regards, Farmer Jay
Dothan, Alabama: All treats, no tricks at the market!
Pre- order for your shopping convenience…
Pick up Friday, 9 am – 12 pm at Dothan Nurseries.
Keep it fresh, local & lively!
Susan & Amanda
Swainsboro, GA: MARKET IS OPEN
My bad guys. The market is open until Wednesday/Thursday. Order,order,order. And, tell all of your friends. Let’s make this a success.
Madison GA: Madison Locally Grown Product List 10/24
The market is open. See you on Wednesday for pick-up between 4 and 6 p.m.
Stay tuned for information regarding new Market Manager beginning November 7 and new pick-up location.
Swainsboro, GA: Market closes tomorrow morning
Hi Everyone!!! Hope you are all having a great weekend and enjoying this wonderful fall weather. The market is now open. PLease place your order and we will see you Friday!!!