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Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is OPEN!

We are opening a little early tonight because many of us (me included!) are downtown for Statesboro’s First Friday Christmas Celebration!

Enjoy shopping, and think of us when you are Christmas shopping! Lots of great gifts!

Vista Marketplace:  The new Market at Whaley

Join us at the Market at Whaley each Saturday from 10:00am- 2:00pm. This week’s brunch menu features Custom-made omelets by Mac’s on Main. That’s right, Chef Fatback is in the house! His famous Peach Cobbler is available too.
Several other vendors have brunch items such as quiche, muffins, breads and spreads, sweet rolls, cookies, coffee and tea. From produce and holiday decor to gift items, the vendors at the Market at Whaley are eagerly awaiting your arrival!
See you Saturday and bring your friends. Lots of new things to see


This week’s Locally Grown Gift Bazaar will be at our downtown location at Tire City Potters, 5pm-7pm.

Due to this year’s holiday calendar, the following market changes have been made:


On-line orders will be taken that week from Sunday, Dec 23 to Wed, Dec 26. Pick up will be at the AJCC only from 4pm-6pm.
John and Pat Curry, our local coffee roasters, are the first winners of the new Small Business, Big Wishes campaign from Intuit! Read all about their award (and plans for a new coffee bar in Augusta!) on their Facebook page.
This is Tim’s last week at our Downtown Market. Tim is headed to UGA to finish his undergraduate studies in Sports Management. Seth will finish up at our Riverwood Market next week. Seth is hunkering down in his studies at ASU, with a rigorous math class on Tuesday nights. We are ever so grateful for the tremendous responsibility and service these young men have provided Augusta Locally Grown and will miss them very, very much.
The Augusta Locally Grown Facebook page has enjoyed a joyous rebirth! (Thanks to Leslie of Luna Bug for nudging us into the 21st century.)  We deeply appreciate all your “likes,” your photos, and especially your enthusiastic kudos for our farmers’ food.

Yep! It’s real! A Brazilian friend and soil scientist clued me in!! And what a worthy celebration it was …on Dec 5.
When Loretta Adderson friended me on Facebook this week, her profile included one of my favorite locally grown photos ever! I’d seen it before, but it makes me smile every time. I mean, WHAT could be cooler than an organic-farmer-nutrition-activist-grandma and her John Deere? Kenny Chesney may SING about his sexy tractor, but in my book Loretta is the real deal.

McColloms Market:  Addition to Our Offerings

Lake Flour is offering rolls and baguettes this month. Nancy just activated these items so if you’d like some and have already placed an order, please place a second order for these baked goods. Sorry for the trouble. Thanks so much.


Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Welcome! The Market is Open

Greetings All:

The Market is now Open!

Notes and News

With the holidays just around the corner there are many things that we want to fit into our schedules. Most want to be sure they have some yummy homemade treats to offer family and friends. Perhaps you are having a Cookie Exchange at work or church! The smell of cookies in the oven is one of the ‘joys’ of the Christmas season for me. I have some wonderful recipes that I will be forwarding to you this weekend. If you have a special recipe that you would like to share, please send it to me at and I will post it in the recipe section on the Market!

Although we ordered cream months ago through another Farm, it has yet to be available. I was able to find good quality, raw cream from another source. It has been frozen; however, I purchased some this past week, thawed it and WOW – I was VERY pleased. For those who have already paid for cream, it will be available on Tuesday at Market pickup. If you haven’t ordered and would like to, please email me or call me. You can reach me at 404-432-4337 or

The delay in ordering from Wilderness Family Naturals is unfortunate however, necessary due to amounts below the minimum order amount to receive the Group Buy Discount. We now have the minimum and the order will be placed on Tuesday. I will email you with your total, including shipping and handling and all monies will be due by Tuesday.

Green Pasture Group Buys also require a minimum number of bottles ordered to get their discounted pricing. At present I have orders for 6 bottles. In order to accommodate those who need the product, I am investigating other avenues to get the product in as soon as possible. I would like to order product from them on a monthly basis to ensure that we all have sufficient supplies on hand and don’t run short. Vitamin D is essential for healthy minds and bodies — especially in the winter months when our exposure to sunlight is even more limited. Please contact me if you would like to order. You can reach me at 404-432-4337 or through email

Thank you all for your support. Have a wonderful weekend!

Joyful thoughts,


Republican Valley Produce:  RVP-Delivery Calendar and The Market is Open


I have two pieces of info your you this week. I wanted to give you a schedule for the next 4 months. As we have done in the past, we will continue weekly until Christmas and then every two weeks after the first of the year.

December, (market opens the Friday before)
Deliveries 11 and 12, 18 and 19

market opens December 29th, delivery on Saturday Jan 5th (Winter market in Manhattan)
Deliveries 15 and 16, 29 and 30
(we do have a winter market in Manhattan on Friday, January 25th)

deliveries 12 and 13, 26 and 27

With baby due at the end of February/ First part of March we will have to keep an eye on these dates.

Deliveries 12 and 13, 26 and 27

Deliveries 9 and 10, 23 and 24

May, back to a weekly schedule.

Also, with the lower temps coming on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday please order early to allow me enough time to get everything ready. It has to rise above freezing in the high tunnels in order to harvest. When it starts to get cold, it only gives me a short harvest window each day. If I know what I have to harvest earlier, then I can make better harvest plans.

Finally, last Saturday (after the Farmers Market) I was able to get the last transplants in for this year. It was later than I had wanted, but they are in. I am hoping for a mid to late January harvest time for these crops.

Orders are due by 5 pm on Sunday. Also think ahead, wouldn’t some baked goods be good for Christmas? What about ordering early and putting them in the freezer? That would be a stress free way to get ready for those Holiday meals?


McColloms Market:  December FFFN Order Is Open

Hi All:

The December order is now open until Monday, December 10th at 5 pm. Here’s the link to the site:

Pick up will be at 103 Helen in Saranac Lake on Wed., December 12th from 5 pm to 6:45 pm.

If you have any issues with the pick up, please call me that day on my cell phone. The number is: 518-418-9236.



Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup 4pm today!

Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Co-op Market is Open for ordering

Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!

Have a wonderful weekend!

ALFN Local Food Club:  Weblog Entry

No time for lollygagging this morning, friends. Lots of news to share, but this is not the time! What you need to know right now is this:
The Market is open. Here are some things you might like:

- Our Market will be closed for the week of Christmas (you might not like that?), meaning that it will not be opening the 23rd for ordering and there will be no pickup on the 29th. We WILL, however, have the market open on the 16th for the 22nd pickup, so we can all get our groceries in for the feasting.

- Crimmins is back, with delicious, organic greens, root veggies, and sweet potatoes.

- Maison Terre has uploaded their Holiday Country Terrine. Here’s her description:
“Ingredients: pork, veal, beef, salt pork, pancetta, prosciutto, onion, garlic, black peppercorns, figs, pistachios, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, allspice, bay, eggs, heavy cream, cognac, and olive oil. For the holidays, the Tea Room will be serving a truly decadent and wonderfully delicious terrine. We thought we would make them available whole to you. This terrine reminds me of one that my Delta grandmother made this time of the year. It also reminds me of the country terrines I sampled during from my travels in Europe. Perhaps Grandmother Brown’s recipe was passed down over many generations. Serve with bread and cornichons as an hors d’oeuvres or as an appetizer, or over a bed or your favorite greens and with vegetable side dishes as a main course.”

- Tammy Sue’s Critters makes some perfect stocking stuffer gifts: lotions, soaps, candles, etc.

- Arkansas Fresh has uploaded their Birdseed Multigrain. You know, that multigrain sandwich bread everyone is so crazy about!

- Hardin has their fully cracked Desirable Pecans. Spiced Pecans anyone?

- North Pulaski’s Tat Soi is still the most beautiful leafery I’ve ever seen. Mild and tasty!

- I made a boo-boo last weekend: our One Year Membership gift certificates are on sale for $50. Two free months, folks. Wow.

- If you have a juicer: we sampled a fantastic concoction of apples, sorrel, radish, and kale yesterday. Bright green and surprisingly sweet!

- Armstead Farm’s done for the season, and they’ve asked me to forward the following message to ya’ll:
“Dear Members and Volunteers,
We have made our last delivery for the 2012 season and are already planning for a 2013 return. Thank you all so much for your support of both our farm and ALFN. We truly appreciate your dedication to the local sustainable agricultural movement.We also wish to remind you to always feel free to make comments, suggestions or critique our products.This is valuable feedback in helping us provide the best quality, freshest produce. Again, big thanks to you – we farmers cannot do what we do without you. Very happy Holidays to you and your family and best wishes for a Healthy, Happy New Year,
Sue and Rusty Nuffer/Armstead Mountain Farm”

How about that? OK, that’s all I’m saying. Nope, no more information for now. I’ve got a whole newsletter coming with even MORE juicy news, so just you wait.
Sam Hedges