This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
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Tahlequah Farmers Market: Order Open
The first ordering session is open!
Homegrown Co-op: Don't miss out on Turkey Preorders!
Russellville Community Market: Market Reminder
First a big thanks to everyone who came out to support the ATU Anthropology Club last Wednesday, for Food Day.
Once again 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
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Conway, AR: Pecans and Urban Farm Kickstarter Project
The market closes tonight at 10 PM. To place an order, visit Conway.locallygrown.net/market Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.
Urban Farming Project Kicks Off Fundraiser
On October 24th the Urban Farming Project launched an exciting Kickstarter project. Their goal is to raise $5000 in 30 days. This will go towards purchasing a 2000 gallon water tank with a timed, drip irrigation system.
For the whole story click here.
What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Since its launch on April 28, 2009, Kickstarter has helped raise over $350 million that has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 30,000 creative projects.
Building Community Around Food
This week we raised $65 for the Conway Locally Grown Community Fund, a micro lending program that will fund sustainable and community oriented projects. So far we have raised $1690.40 for our next round of Community Fund investments. We plan to start taking applications for the next round of funding in December. To read more about how the CLG Community Fund works, visit our conway.locallygrown.net and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Food Pantry Donations
This week CLG Members raised $35 for the food pantry! This year we have raised $1852.35 for the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry.
Have a great day!
Suncoast Co-op: North Pinellas Local Food Movement
North Pinellas Local Food movement hosted by the Suncoast Co-op
- Vicki and Jungle Jay: Help show films once a month on local food in Clearwater- Coordinate with Audrey and Adam to show same film each month to cooperate on marketing. Start hosting them at the Unitarian Universalists or other possible venue dependent on the organizing council in Clearwater.
- Audrey: Hosts once a month film showings at the New Port Richey Library
- Adam: Help facilitate film showings once a month at the Tarpon Springs Library.
- Create a master list of movies to show for an entire year, coordinate monthly marketing plan, create a cooperative effort among multiple cities of getting out the awareness on local food.
- Host bi-monthly meet-ups on the Gaia’s garden book study.
- Host in New Port Richey on Tuesday’s at the New Port Richey library.
- Coordinate permablitzes in the local area, demonstration sites (such as the UU Garden, Habitat for Humanity, Peace Hall Garden etc.) , guerrilla gardening at night planting edibles , Seed bombing, seed and plant swaps for local growers.
- Host monthly rotation of workshops from the pool of speakers on off days from the market.
- Solicit for more local growers to sell at the Sunday Tarpon Market
- Coordinate with Laura the Market manager. Laura spoke about the market and opened the information booth and would like to encourage community participation and use of the Sunday Market.
- Host information about the video showings at the Tarpon Library.
- Host book study meet-up’s for an hour at the Sunday market bi-monthly.
- Host work-shops during certain hours of the market giving advance notification before to market.
- Eric cannot attend every Sunday, Rotate market manager duties with volunteers and coordinate with local organizing council for Tarpon Springs- (Eric: I can possibly bring everything to set-up and pick-up at 2pm but would also like to coordinate so I don’t have to do that as well)
- Create a pool of speakers for organizing local councils to coordinate with to talk about the local food movement at special events. Coordinate available times, locations, and venues to host workshops.
- As a co-op we would like to partner with workshop hosts to offer discounts for our co-op members and solicit workshops all throughout the area.
- Each city has a organizing local council for their own cities that are represented by the people, organizations, groups already established in the cities. New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, East Lake etc. These councils are independent and self organize themselves and their own events. We are laying out a strategic plan and avenues for support and coordinated growth of the local food movement. Make partnerships within the local cities for the growth of local food movement. Making partnerships across city, county lines to encourage a passion of all of our’s for local food and the growth of a local food economy.
- We as a co-op market can help facilitate the organizing of local councils and interconnect them all on our online market at Suncoast Co-op, market with our facebook fan page and social media. Work towards cooperation for more local food and better access to all demographics for fresh, chemical free, local food. Work to bring the Tampa Bay Time banks to our communities and coordinate marketing of local food to encourage victory gardens and more producers/purchasers of local food.
- Offer a community owned business anyone can become a member/owner of and help lead. Partner with other local organizations, the community, and work towards encouraging a local food movement.
- Tampa Bay Time Bank ( www.tampabaytime.org ) : Marie gave a short presentation about the Tampa bay Time bank and re-iterated the value of non-paid workers and how we can value their time, share in the yield, and encourage participation and cooperation voluntarily all throughout the Tampa bay area.
- Online social network: Our youtube where we will be video recording local growers and information about the co-op: www.youtube.com/suncoastcoop Using Meet-up we can have a listserv and host meet-ups: http://www.meetup.com/Suncoast-Co-op/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/264378686981983/ Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/SuncoastCoop
- Next Meeting will be at Denise’s home: 470 E. Cypress St., Tarpon Springs Nov. 12th at 6pm. Should we pot-luck light appetizers?
- Open to Feedback: These notes were taken in a hurry and from my perspective I would love to hear input and edits. We can work on to encourage the growth of local food movement in North Pinellas and beyond. Lets envision together the creation of an Organic pipeline of chemical free, local food all the way from Hernando to Clearwater and surrounding areas.
Would you like to get involved? Contact us to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stone County, AR: Just a few more hours!
This is a reminder that there are still a few more hours left to shop!
And, we’ve got greens! Just as hoped, the new Stone County cold frames are beginning to produce. Don’t miss this great opportunity to support your local growers and get fresh, local winter greens!
Come on in!
Rural Resources : Time to Order
Lots of yummy choices this week. We are featuring some of the very best salad mix I’ve ever tasted. We also have greens, bell peppers, onions, and more. Turn your order in and pick up on Thursday morning from 10:00am until 12:00 noon.
ALFN Local Food Club: Market Closes Tomorrow
Good Morning Friends,
The Market closes tomorrow morning. And then there will be no more ordering for you… Very sad.
Still lots of great things to buy. Radishes and turnips, plus THIS great recipe for Radish Relish. Also, word on the street is Arkansas Fresh Bakery will have some Pumpkin Sourdough or Cranberry Walnut bread for sale this weekend.
Mid-Georgia: Heron Bay Farmers' Market
A real cold and windy day to you!
The James Family Farm will skip tomorrow because of the weather report which has predicted a lot of wind preventing putting up their tent.
They will be back next week. Come back.
Be careful of the goblins in the neighborhood!
Tampa Bay : Order by Tuesday 11pm - Organic Ezekiel bread in-store sale & only 7 boxes left!
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