This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
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ALFN Local Food Club: Location, Location
Good morning everyone.
The Market is open. I’d like to thank everyone for giving us some of the biggest weeks in sales that we’ve seen all season. I’m sure it has everything to do with the fact that our market is still bursting. It’s like the hard, drought-ridden summer never happened. We are, once again, abundant.
We should also feel grateful that we are in Little Rock. Beyond the simple truth of Little Rock’s hidden greatness, this city enjoys a thriving local food scene. Perhaps the most thriving in Arkansas. Besides benefiting from a multitude of farms, produce, and meat, we have an unbelievable energy for food. People are engaged; potential stretches out in every direction. We love our own communities and the things that grown from them. So, while the market is packed right now with local fare, it’s equally filled by your energy and enthusiasm. Here is the proof that buying locally makes a serious impact: look around you. Look at all the markets, the events, the people, the ideas that have sprouted in the last few years, as more of us reinvest in our own community. If location is so important, I’d say that we’ve all landed in the right spot.
Some things to note:
Farm Girl has added pasture-raised chickens to their repertoire
*Kent Walker has added a new Muenster style cheese
Plenty of live plants from ABC Greenhouse, Drewry Farm, Willow Spring, and Tammu Sue
A heckuva lot of vegetables
Arkansas Black Apples
Let’s enjoy another week of full grocery bags!
Russellville Community Market: Market Opening
This week’s market is underway!
We have a new grower recently added to the market: Steve’s Green Stuff who is selling soap and laundry detergent on the market. Be sure to check out his products!
Special Announcement: I just received word that Bright Moon Ranch will have their chickens back on the market within the next week, so be sure to set your calendars for this!
Thanks for supporting RCM!
You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook
Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.
To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.
Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!
The Wednesday Market: Oct. 24, 2012 NATIONAL FOOD DAY
Yep, We have a National Food Day! Help spread the word by ordering extra this week and give it to a friend, neighbor or someone in need. Oct. 24,2012 National Food Day. Spread the word and share the food!
Order at http://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market
now until 10 p.m. Monday and pick up Wednesday.
Keeping it fresh, keeping it local and staying healthier.
Homegrown Co-op: The Online Market is Open! Plus: Farm Tours, Events, Local Food!
United States Virgin Islands: Weblog Entry
Your locally grown market is open! Check out some often local farmers and craft makers produce and products.
Green Fork Farmers Market: Weekly Product List
Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,
It’s time to place your order for this Wednesday’s market. New this week are Baby Bok Choi and Spinach from Beyond Organics Farm, as well as hot and spicy Sevillano Olives from Figgieville. These olives are so good, brined in a delicious blend of hot peppers, garlic, and ginger.
Check out the order list below for additional greens, turnips, sweet potatoes, honey, baked goods, herbal soap and beauty products, popsicles, eggs, beef, chicken, and pork. You can follow the link to the website and click the cart next to each item you wish to order. When your cart is full, go to the checkout, scroll down to the bottom, and click on place your order. It’s quick and easy, and your products will be waiting for you when you arrive at the market on Wednesday between 4 and 7 pm.
If you don’t get a chance to place an order by Monday at midnight, stop by the market on Wednesday to browse and purchase directly from the farmers’ tables. We look forward to seeing you there!
Green Fork Farmers Market
Stones River Market: Time to Order Local Food
Welcome back to another week at the Market. Here are some announcements for this week.
Farmer Grey has returned with some of his dried herbs and a new product – Jerusalem artichokes. The artichokes can be eaten fresh on a salad. I just posted a soup recipe for them as well.
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running another special this week. From Linda – "Buy 2, Get 1 free on all Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). "
Rocky Glade Farm is taking this week off but should return shortly.
Thank you for your orders last week.
See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/
South Cumberland Farmer's Market: Time to order local food!
It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
click here to go directly to the market page
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!
Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op: The Market is now open for odering
The Spa City Co-op market is now up and open for ordering at spacitylocallygrown.net Please place your orders before Tuesday night at 9 pm, and plan to pick up on Friday the 26th from 3:30 – 5:30 at the Art Church.
This week’s market manager is Julie Alexander, 501-655-9411, should you have any questions or problems with ordering this week.
Gwinnett Locally Grown: Software Glitches!
Below is the email that was sent early this morning to open the Market. Eric had made some major software changes Thursday night and there were a few glitches, so you got the “test” email later in the day, but not the original Weblog! Also, for those of you who have already ordered – another glitch prevented confirmation emails from being sent. I will email each of you individually with a confirmation. Also, FYI – I promised that Farmer Brown would have more veggies up this week – they are ready and will be listed first thing tomorrow morning! Please check again in the morning to see what he has added! Thanks! And I apologize for the double Market email but I wanted to share the news below! Have a great weekend!
This week absolutely flew by – but I accomplished a good number of things and hope you all had a productive week also.
A couple of Updates:
Freshly Made Breads has decided to leave the Market. Irma and Jerry served us faithfully for these last 3 years and we wish them well.
Mary Drisdell, the owner of Patchwork Pastures will now supply you with grains, flours and legumes. Her baked goods not only look amazing but truly are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Try any variety of her delectable Scones or my personal favorite Pecan Cinnamon Rolls – I get them for my niece because I am gluten free, but the aroma is unbelievable and Cody RAVES about the taste – and I am jealous! I can vouch for her tasty Granola and the awesome Granola Bars! Last week, for those of you who missed it, she had samples of her delicious Pumpkin Bread. If you have something special you would like for Mary to bake, please put it in the Comment Section of your order and I will be sure that she gets the info. I’m not committing her to make it, but I am sure that she will contact you to let you whether or not it is possible.
Farmer Brown assured me last week that he will have more veggies available this week and next week, the beets should be ready! Thanks, Ricky! We are all looking forward to more veggies! Anyone for making some Beet Kvass? I promise to feature it for tasting the week after beets are available.
On the Veggie subject – because our Market is small and growing, it is difficult to attract another vendor for the veggies that Ricky (Farmer Brown) will not be providing. I have been negotiating with Tony at the Veggie Patch. My first request to join the Market was turned down due to the time commitment of bagging and tagging and the small size of the Market. I went back to Tony today and convinced him that we could make it work with some changes since he has another customer he delivers to in this vicinity on Tuesday morning. He is taking the proposition back to the owner of the Farm and I will know next week. If we do get a 4 week trial with them and it doesn’t work we are fortunate THAT
Rancho Alegre has a new Farmer! Welcome to RaShauld Mincey! RaShauld comes to us as a graduate of the Urban Farming Program offered by Truly Living Well. His first task is to completely re-vamp the garden area – I have heard rumors that it is going to be fabulous! I know that he has all kinds of seeds and seedlings for some tasty winter veggies and greens! The most fabulous part is he is going to offer his produce to us at Gwinnett Locally Grown! So in a short amount of time, you will be able to order your veggies on line and then take a stroll to the garden to see where your food was grown! I will be sneaking a peek to see what’s happening before Market pickup on Tuesday and will keep everyone up to date! Make those veggies grow RaShauld!
There is still time to let me know you would like to order Salmon from The Wild Salmon Company. We are still below our minimum required – so I am hoping you will pass this along to friends and family so that we can take advantage of this great deal. Please call me at 404-432-4337 for more info! This is a once a year opportunity – so don’t miss it! It is $12 per pound. It comes packaged in 10 or 20 pound boxes. Inside you will find, cryo-packed packages contained 2 filets each, with a weight of between 12 and 16 oz per package – A perfect serving size for 2 people! I am doing my best to match people who want just a few pounds to come to a 20lb total. I am working with Heidi at the company and will let you know when we can log into the website to actually order.
Thank you all for your continued support and patience as I do my best to serve you by growing the Market and providing you with Nutrient Dense Food choices and resources to feed you and your families! I appreciate you all! And thank you to Rancho Alegre Farm who is our Farm Partner and our sponsor!
The Market is OPEN, so scoot on down and put in your order. It will be waiting for you to pickup on Tuesday! Hmmm, I wonder what Mary will be showcasing and offering samples of this week?