This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
To visit the authoring market’s website, click on the market name located in the entry’s title.
Conway, AR: Opening Bell, Old Trucks, and SSAWG Scholarships!
Season Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,
Sadly, automobile mechanics was not part of my liberal arts education, but I do know that screeching sounds and smoke coming from under the hood means this: something is wrong. And so this past Friday afternoon found myself, my driver Troy Hopkins, the Falling Sky Farm delivery truck, several hundred pounds of undelivered meat, and some of your precious orders all stranded at a repair shop in south Little Rock.
While waiting for Andrea to come to our rescue, I reflected on the breakdowns (pun intended) of our little market, and concluded that the success of the local food movement depends largely on the willingness of customers to accept a degree of uncertainty in the supply and distribution of their food.
The day may never come when everything that is ordered through our market makes it smoothly, without delay or mix-up, from farm to market to customer. I prefer to see these small failures in a positive light however, like blemishes on an heirloom tomato. In the same way that the ugly spots do not diminish the superior quality of the fruit, the hitches in the distribution of local food are a small price to pay for the rich rewards of the local food experience.
So the next time something is missing from your order, think of it as proof of the authenticity of your food experience, a guarantee that your food is real, and it’s being produced by real farmers who are subject to the uncertainties of nature (and old trucks).
CLG Community To Provide 4 Scholarships For SSAWG Conference
The Community Fund is going to provide four scholarships to the 2012 Southern SAWG Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference in Little Rock 25th thru the 26th. The event attracts over 1200 farmers and food advocates and offers fifty-six 1.5 hour sessions on a broad range of topics. These sessions will provide organic and sustainable production and marketing information for commercial horticultural and livestock producers, enterprise management lessons, farm policy education and community food systems development information.
Click here to learn more about the SSAWG Conference!
Applications for the SSAWG Scholarships are due by this Friday December 21st and will be awarded on December 24th. Anyone in the CLG Community is eligible to apply!
Click here to fill out an application!
For all of those wondering, CLG will be open the week of Christmas and New Years!
The market is now open. Go to Conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Remember to hit the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order has been placed.
Swainsboro, GA: MARKET IS OPEN
This week we are proud to announce we now have pork on the site again. Look below to see what the farmers have to offer.
The Wednesday Market: Wednesday Market Holiday Plans
Season’s Greetings to everyone!
The Wednesday Market is open and taking orders for Dec. 19 at http://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market today and Monday until 10 p.m.
The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are quickly approaching, and we need to let you know about The Wednesday Market’s schedule for the next two weeks.
As you place your orders today and tomorrow, please keep in mind that this is the last opportunity before Christmas and New Year’s Day that you will have to place orders and pick up your items. The Market will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 26 (the day after Christmas). You may want to consider ordering extra items this week to get you through the holidays!
If enough vendors show interest in participating in the Christmas Market planned for Saturday, Dec. 22, we will be open from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. Look for an update on Friday, Dec. 21, as to whether the Christmas Market will be open.
Ordering will resume on Sunday, Dec. 30, and close at 10 p.m. on Monday, Dec.31, for orders to be picked up on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Thank you to our producers and consumers for supporting The Wednesday Market this year. We look forward to serving you in 2013!
Your Wednesday Market Team
Fresh Harvest, LLC: Fresh Harvest for December 16th
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!
Jonesborough Locally Grown: Online Market open for Dec19 pick-up
Hello JB Farmers Market Customers-
Lots of great products this week for your holiday festivities.
~Please check quantity available when you are ordering. Do not order more than is available – it causes alot of confusion!!!
~ Kany Farms will have a few fresh turkeys available but exact weight will not be posted until Monday night.Wait to order turkeys until then. She said it’s hard to catch a live turkey and get it to stand still on the scale!
~ Don’t worry about placing multiple orders, the software takes care of this for us, it is not a problem.
~ Please try to get gift basket orders in by Monday, so production can keep up.
~Pick up time is 5:30 -6pm.
~ Remember there is NO market on December 26th.
ALFN Local Food Club: Market in Throws of Holiday
‘Tis the Season for Over-eatin’,
I’m on my fifth potluck dinner this week. Praise the gods of agriculture for Food Club! Else, I’d have a hefty tab at Kroger, with lots of limp produce and shrink-wrapped mystery meat.
The Market is open. Plenty of good things. Now is the time to order what you’ll need for the holidays! Food Club will not be open for the week of Christmas (the 29th), so it’s time to stockpile! Eggs, meat, salad greens, bread, cheese! Holi-daze!
Plus, there are plenty of stocking stuffer gifts to consider: goat’s milk soaps and lotions. Jams and jellies. Gift baskets. Pork chops.
Load that basket up! And remember, no market opening this time next week. Happy Holidays locavores!
Russellville Community Market: It's Market Time! --Please Read
Hey all! Welcome to another RCM market week!
Special Announcement: The week of Christmas, (market week beginning the 23rd), RCM has opted to close for the holidays! This gives all of our RCM’ers a chance to spend time with family and friends. Take this week to stock up on all your staple market products for the Christmas holiday!
Still need to do some last minute Christmas shopping, but are unsure of what to buy? RCM offers tons of unique gift ideas! Just look at Bean’s Homestead’s Post Office Banks. I got to see one last week, and these things are cool! A very neat gift idea! Check out Drewry Farm’s holiday gift baskets—many of their best items packaged as one! Also, think someone might be interested in RCM’s products, but they haven’t pulled the trigger on ordering? Toss an RCM Christmas gift certificate their way! The perfect gift! Or just give the gift of good, locally grown food!
Item Listing Announcement: Just in… Bright Moon Ranch will be listing pork and lamb today. It may not be available right when the market opens, but it should become available by this evening at the latest!!!
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!
Homegrown Co-op: New Items! Order now for Wednesday pickup or delivery! Fall Gift Baskets and Gift Memberships!
Stones River Market: The Market is Back Open - Last Week of the Year
The Market is back open and I want to remind everyone this is the last week we are open for the year. Our normal pick up schedule returns for everyone this week.
If you are still shopping for the holidays, we have plenty of items that may work. Besides gift certificates, I found hand made wash cloths from Rhonda Carey. There are fruit baskets from White City Produce and Greenhouse. Baked goods from Flying S Farms, Ganache Desserts, Rhonda Carey and Wild Flours are available this week.
Planning for the holiday meal? Stock up on locally grown chicken, beef and pork from Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farm.
Ridiculous Chocolate has returned to the Market this week with his organic chocolate. Erdmann Farm is back as well with several types of produce including broccoli.
Thank you for your orders last week.
See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/