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Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market News- Suwanee

Market News

Pick Up Issue (Please READ)- Please be careful when taking your egg order. The past 2 weeks I’ve been short a dozen eggs at the end of the day. I count them as soon as I get home from picking them up on Tuesday mornings so I know I have enough to cover the orders. When you take more than you ordered it means that someone doesn’t get eggs and it comes out of my pocket. Please look carefully at the list on top of the cooler.

I was able to pick up our salmon order from Heidi earlier than expected and if you placed a pre-order it will be available for pick up this Tuesday (11/6). I did purchase some extra whole filets and portions to make our minimum and they will be listed on the market website until they are sold.

The market is now open for ordering!

Upcoming Bulk Order Schedule

  • Nov 9th – 11th: Wilderness Family Naturals ( I will include Unrefined Sea Salt in this order)
  • Nov 16th – 18th: Carrboro Coffee Roasters
  • Nov 30th – Dec 2nd: Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese

Thank you for your continued support!

Jonesborough Locally Grown:  Just to say thank you, and a look at what's coming up

One last Friday market message to say THANK YOU to all for your support of our Saturday market in the 2012 season! Your decision to shop locally makes a real difference in the lives of farmers, gardeners, bakers and craftspeople in our area. We hope the food you buy and your experience at the market have a positive impact on your life as well!

What now? You will hear from us on Sundays when the online market opens for ordering—it will be open for Wednesday pickups all winter except Dec 26. We will also post information about our market gift baskets (available soon!), and our upcoming Holiday Markets which will be held on Saturdays from 11am-3pm, Nov 24-Dec 15 at plaza of the International Storytelling Center.

Thanks again for supporting the Farmers Market!

Local Farms First:  The Market is Open! Celeriac Puree!

Greetings local food lovers!

The Market is Open! Great things don’t always come in beautiful packages. Take celeriac, for example!

It’s a root vegetable jam-packed with phosphorous, Vitamin K and antioxidants and it’s on the market this week from Rain Crow Farm.

Make it into an elegant side as a puree.

Add in a potato. Or try adding in some apples for sweetness!

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website:

Tahlequah Farmers Market:  Market is Closed

The market is closed for now.

Tampa Bay :  Last Day for a Pasture Raised Thanksgiving Turkey RSVP TODAY by 5pm!

Hey Everyone,

This is the LAST DAY to order your pasture raised turkey.

Place your orders with the Birdhouse via email by 5PM TODAY for 24 Rivers Farm in Plant City.

We have sold 5, but 5 more came available @ $7 per lb:

Small 9-12lb
Med 12-18lb

8 – 10lbs feeds 2-4

10 -12lbs feeds 4-8
12 -16lbs feeds 8-10
16 -20lbs feeds 10-14

Twenty Four Rivers Farm is all pasture raised (organic is impossible with any poultry), harvested on site and licensed.

We also have hams from My Mothers Garden in Wimauma.

2 @ 9lbs – 8$ per lb

and other naturally raised pork products (chops, belly, etc)

Pick up is Monday afternoon till 6pm. You’ll want a to bring a cooler.

Does the word ‘Organic’ on something, mean that everything in the product is actually organically grown? – NO !

“In the US for example, products with only 95% organic ingredients can use the word “organic”, and can display the official USDA organic seal. However a third category exists that contains only a minimum of 70% organic ingredients. Food can be labelled “made with organic ingredients”, which can mislead many consumers. There are also a wide range of elements and regulations that apply to the definition of ‘Organic’ throughout the world."

Link to this blog here

The Co-op egg supply has solely been from eggs for the past year or so and this is a great opportunity to support them further!

Click HERE to check out their site.

We need to know ASAP!

Market Manager

Old99Farm Market:  Week of Oct 28th 2012

Very late with this reminder this week. Orders are already coming into my inbox. We got 3" rain since Sunday so it’s pretty soggy.

Beef, Lamb and Pork are in the freezer, so you have a bounty to choose from.

Kittens. I have 6 lovely 4 month old kittens needing good homes. Free.

As of Oct 31st, I can offer the following crops: potatoes, tomatoes (should be last week) basil, chard, kale, carrots, onions, baby lettuces, parsley (two types), mizuna, arugula and hot and green peppers.

I am adding a beef; have 3 quarters available now (Oct31st.

Free range broiler chicken are sold out.

Oven-ready roast duck is sold out, but will have goose November 8th. Still taking deposits as long as supply lasts.

Lamb, have two lambs in the freezer now. Dorset breed.

Pork, two pigs, 6 months old, in the freezer. Tamworth breed.

Thoughts on Food
from Sustain Ontario
“It can be easy to forget how important butchers are in local food systems, but
the truth is that small farmers really need local processors in order to get
their healthy, ethically-grown meat to the people who want to eat it! Demand
for organic and/or local meat is on the rise, especially in the wake of the
disturbing news of beef recalls and food safety issues in some of the large-
scale meat processing plants in the country. Unfortunately, the infrastructure
that farmers need to keep producing local meat is disappearing…”

Local Farms First:  Order Pick Up Reminder!

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Greetings local food lovers!

Happy Halloween! Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM!

Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is now at Montanya Distillery, 130 Elk Avenue.

Gunnison: Upstairs at the ORE Office (202 E. Georgia).

Paonia: Anytime at the Trading Post

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Chelsea Bookout
Market Facilitator – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website

Fresh and Local CSA Market:  Fresh and Local Vegetables ala carte: takin orders now for delivery this Friday!

We came through the storm without much damage, in fact, I think most of the vegetables are the better for all the rain!

We are going to deliver to the usual sites* this Friday.

We need your order (through the database at by 10am tomorrow (Thursday Nov 1)

We’ve added a lot of goodies to the online database. Please be sure to check it out!


-Farmer Allan

PS Please keep in mind that we are a small family non-certified organic farm that needs your support and patronage in order to keep farming. (Thanks!!)

*tentative Delivery Sites (does not include private arrangments if you have any questions, ask me at

Union of Concerned Scientists
16th St Heights (Decauter)
Silver Spring

Rural Resources :  Winter CSA with Harvest at the Bluffs

Dear Online Market Customers,

I am writing to let you know about a great opportunity this winter for fresh, local produce. Harvest at the Bluffs here in Greeneville is starting a winter Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and is looking for members.

The CSA shares will consist of local vegetables, eggs, bread, flowers, honey, herbs and berries that can be delivered to your work or home every week. Prices range from as little as $12 a week up to $20 a week. Commitments are for 11 week shares or 22 week shares.

For more information, email

To learn more about what a CSA is, check out this website:

I hope you will consider supporting these young farmers who are committed to natural practices and creating local food systems for our community. Thank you!


Farmer Paul
Rural Resources

Champaign, OH:  Good day virtual family!

I hope this finds you well today and marking your calendars if you ordered something from the market this week for pickup tomorrow from 4:30 to 6:30. I have a favor to ask of each of you. I am working on some data collection and asking for your permission to help. As you may or may not know, we received a grant to create this market. I would like to document how the creation of this market has changed, or not, how you shopped at a farmers market. Would you characterize yourself as one of these options: Please generally choose options 1-4: 1)I did not shop at any of the existing farmers’ markets because it wasn’t held at a convenient place or time for me or I didn’t know about them, but now enjoy the virtual market and would consider myself a new customer to farmers market shopping, 2) I have shopped at at least one of the other 4 markets in the county (Urbana, Mechanicsburg, St. Paris, N.Lewisburg) but now choose to shop solely at the virtual market instead, 3)I currently shop more than one market including the virtual market as I find both options convenient, 4) I shop at the virtual market AND other markets more than I did prior to just any of the markets alone. Additionally, did any of you feel like you needed to meet the vendors at one of the traditional markets before ordering at the virtual market? In the future I plan to create an official survey to figure out a generic idea of how the virtual option may or may not assist in selling local produce. As we make every attempt to spend our grant money in the best manner possible, I will be asking you again to help me so please feel free to share your opinion as there are no right or wrong answers and you will never be targeted with a sales pitch for answering a specific way or another. This is simply so we can generalize your shopping experiences. Don’t worry, I will never share your specific contact information or specific shopping record without asking you (an example might be where I would collect the group’s data in a powerpoint presentation at a food conference for instance). Might you email me with your choice of numbers 1-4 and let me know about the additional question too? I would so appreciate it! Thanks so much!