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Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for December 19th, 2012


Hey Local Food Lovers,

It’s hard to believe but we’re already just one week from Christmas. The last couple of weeks of Locally Grown have been nice because we not only have seen some new customers, and some we haven’t seen around in a while, but we’ve had a lot of farmers hanging around the market for folks to meet. Last week Sid Blalock of Burton Mountain Farms was helping Teri to run market at the Clarkesville location, and we also had a special visit from Linda Johnson of Sylvan Falls Mill who let folks taste her delicious Christmas cakes and pastries.

Not only is this the last market before Christmas, it’s the last market of 2012. As you might have guessed we’ll be taking Christmas week off, so the next market won’t be until January 2nd (with ordering that Sunday the 30th of course). We’d really love to end the year with a bang. Last time we checked we were very close to having sold $40,000 for the year. If you guys really go nuts this week we just might make it.

Since we’re exactly 10 days before Christmas I’m gonna give you my top 10 market items you should buy this week.

1) EGGS – holy cow they are back – better go ahead and order 2 or 3 dozen to get through the holidays.
2) Moravian Ginger Cookies – from Mill Gap Farm- you should buy these as stocking stuffers they are so, so good.
3) Cornmeal – A great gift for a taste of the southern charm.
4) Jams and Jellies – A wide selection of Fig, Tomato, Muscadine, Scuppernog, Basil
5) Gift Certificate – help turn someone on to Locally Grown by giving them a gift certificate for fresh food in 2013. Gibson Farms also has a certificate.
6) Buche de Noel Cakes – Sylvan Falls makes an incredible holiday cake and with organic and freshly ground ingredients.
7) Bath Salts – It’s the holidays and its time to relax. Give a gift to yourself or someone you love with these homemade and aromatic bath salts.
8) Microgreens – arugula, brocolli, radish, sunnies, wheatgrass….all miniature and make for incredible salads that are unique, delicate, elegant and flavorful.
9) Dried Peppers – We love to spice up dishes all winter long, and a bunch of peppers in a mason jar is a great artistic piece in any kitchen, so can also be gifted to those spicy loved ones….you know you have one.
10) Fresh Bread – if you’re headed to see family you know it’s quite impressive to show up with a baquette under your arm. So grab some extra carbs to get you through the next two weeks.

You’ll notice I emphasized mainly the processed foods that are a little more shelf stable than our fresh greens, but lately my favorite meals have been those that included turnip and mustard greens cooked in chicken broth, some of those spicy dried chilies and onion. It’s just sooo good!

We hope you have a marvelous Christmas and we thank you again for supporting Locally Grown this year. As soon as we come back in January we’ll be asking for your opinions of what you’d like to buy in 2013 so put your EATING CAPS ON! And thanks to all who published a recipe, told a friend, handed off a business card, or other unique ways that you all have been an integral part of Locally Grown this year. We love our customers! You’re who make this market happen and we appreciate you.

Merry Christmas!

Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun
3)

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market 2 Go Christmas Schedule


Many of you have asked — the market will be open as usual over the next 2 weeks. We will NOT close the Thursday between Christmas and New Year’s.

This week is your last chance before Christmas to order gifts, and we have a great selection of local food as well as gift certificates.

Thanks to Lisa Guidos and Denise McGuire for offering to help at the Sugar Magnolia pickup this week. We also need volunteers for Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 while Katy is home for Christmas holidays.

Enjoy shopping!

www.statesboromarket2go.locallygrown.net

Clemson SC:  Drop Off is Changed To Tuesday


Hello Folks.
*Drop-off *for Clemson.locallygrown.net is *TUESDAY *4-5 pm. This is a change from our usual day, so please take note. This will make it more convenient for folks who attend church on Wed. Hope this works out best for all! :-)
Donna

Local Farms First:  Beet It!



Greetings local food lovers!

Last chance to order local until January!.

There are still brilliant beets on the market from Abundant Life Organic Farms!

Puree into borscht with a dollop of sour cream, roast and cube it for a hearty ingredient in a spinach/goat cheese salad or make beet hummus!

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
970-641-7682
click here to start shopping on the website:
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com

Champaign, OH:  Tough day for sports in our house...


Bad news for those of us as either Browns fans or Steelers fans but there’s always another week right? On happier news, we have local foods to celebrate and that is more important! Thanks for all of you that support our vendors each week! While I feel like a broken record, if you have yet to order, why not make this week your first! Don’t forget we have great gift ideas! Happy shopping!

CAFE:  Last Market Before Christmas!


12.16.12

LAST MARKET BEFORE CHRISTMAS

In case you missed Friday’s announcement, Café will not hold a market Christmas Day, which falls on a Tuesday this year. After this week our next market will be Wednesday, January 2. We will go back to Tuesdays on January 8.

If you haven’t stocked up yet almost everything is still available as well as many possible gift items, some that have been added since market opening on Friday:

Among food items:
• Plenty of green vegetables
• Several special holiday cakes
• A special holiday batch of ice creams and sorbets
• Many jams and jellies
• Pecans in many different packages
• Also several Gift Baskets are available under that heading

For some non-food gift items, shop alphabetically and check out the many items under:

• Farm Crafts
• Gift Baskets
• Christmas…
• Skin Care
• Soaps
• T – Shirts, etc.

For those of you I won’t see Tuesday, have a most magnificent next two weeks celebrating your favorite holidays! Eat well, shop well (open til Mon noon), and stay well! Lance

lance@clemsonareafoodexchange.com
elian@clemsonareafoodexchange.com
renee@clemsonareafoodexchange.com
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Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturday December 22


I hope this finds you all doing well.

This is going to be the last market of the year. We will take the week off between Christmas and New Years. So remember that when ordering.

We have lots of fine produce items available this week. Lots of greens, beets, carrots, cabbages, mushrooms and more. We also have a list of new cheeses from Flat Creek Lodge. They are making several fine varieties that will please your guest over the holidays. We will be making our regular milk run up this week so make sure you order up.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Wednesday. Pick ups are on Saturday from 9 to 10 at the Piedmont Green Market (Double B Farm booth), Sandy Springs Green Market (Taylorganic booth) and at the Brookhaven Farmers Market(We will be here from 10-11 for pick ups only).

We will make every attempt to deliver to each location this week however it is dependent on the volume of orders we get for each location. If we only get one or two orders from Brookhaven and Sandy Springs we will only be able to deliver to Piedmont Park. I will make sure that everyone is aware of our delivery schedule, both when and where.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday December 21


I hope this finds you all doing well.

This is going to be the last market of the year. We will take the week off between Christmas and New Years. So remember that when ordering.

We have lots of fine produce items available this week. Lots of greens, beets, carrots, cabbages, mushrooms and more. We also have a list of new cheeses from Flat Creek Lodge. They are making several fine varieties that will please your guest over the holidays. We will be making our regular milk run up this week so make sure you order up.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Tuesday. We will see you on Friday between 5PM and 7PM at Copy Central (1264 Parker Road, Conyers) and don’t forget to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Madison GA:  The Market is open!!


Good evening everyone the market is now open. After talking to a number of growers the market will close next week and the following week. Next Wed is the day after Christmas and the following week Wed will be the day after New Years Day. I hope this is ok with everyone. See everyone Wed!!

Clemson SC:  Order Now for Christmas Dinner


Clemson Locally Grown

There is still time to order your Local food for holiday meals. Our market will close at noon Monday for drop-off this week.
We still have plenty of wonderful eggs,chicken and beef from contented free ranged animals, chemical free and no preservatives.
Remember special treats from our friends, Happy Cow Creamery and Split Creek Farm too.
See you soon!
Donna