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Augusta Locally Grown:  THE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!


SOUPER KIDS CAFE: A TRUE THANKSGIVING FEAST
It comes as no surprise that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday celebration. This year it was made extra special by the pre-Thanksgiving feast of veggie soups we cooked-up with the children of the Lake Olmstead housing community. There are some awesome adults to thank for the success of that event, but my hugs today go out to all those kids who truly put their hearts into that meal.

LOCALLY GROWN GIFT BAZAAR:
Augusta Locally Grown will host a “Locally Grown Gift Bazaar” at our Tuesday pick-locations with a handful of our talented grower/artisans this December. Save these dates for your holiday shopping:
Dec 4, AJCC, 3:45pm-5:45pm
Dec 11, TIRE CITY, 5p-7pm
Dec 18, AJCC, 3:35-5:45p

LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREES:
Starting next week, Augusta Locally Grown will offer locally-grown Christmas trees from Clarks Hill Christmas Tree Farm. Delivery to your home is available! Or, if you’d rather visit their farm to pick-and-cut your own, visit their website at clarkshillchristmastreefarm.com.

NUTCRACKING FUNDRAISER:
Our student interns have agreed to a long evening of pecan cracking & shelling to raise money for the Veggie Truck Initiative. If our first 20 pounds go well, this could turn into a regular fundraiser and service to our customers during pecan season. Thanks to Chris T for inspiring the idea.

WELCOME BACK FLATLAND FARM:
Flat Land Farm is back with eggs! They’ve been growing their flock of grass-pastured hens to meet the needs of the SCAD Farm to Table student meal program. Now, with SCAD on break, they’re back with Augusta Locally Grown.

A-GUSTAVORE WINNER THIS WEEK: MACK
A bag of fresh greenbeans has become the most requested game-day snack for this baseball player and his teammates. His mom, Gretchen, a local Type 1 Diabetes educator and fundraiser, probably had a little something to do with this, but we’re awarding the limited-edition tshirt to her son!

To learn more about A-GUSTAVORE: THE GAME, visit our website at augustalocallygrown.org.

SEE Y’ALL AT THE MARKET ON TUESDAY!
Kim

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder- Produce boxes- Pick up MONDAY


Hi Everyone,

This is a reminder that the market is closed this weekend. Only produce boxes from Nature’s Garden Delivered will be available for pick up next week.

Produce box pick up will be *MONDAY instead of the normal Tuesday due to Thanksgiving. Produce boxes will be on my back deck. Please remember to close the gate.

If you are planning to go out of town or cannot pick up on Monday, make sure to put your box on vacation hold. Any boxes left after Monday pick up will be donated.

I hope everyone has a safe and very blessed Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all of you and your support!!

Many Blessings,
Nora

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Early Market this week!


Gobble Gobble, the Market is open early this week for Thanksgiving. Pick up has been moved to Tuesday at the usual time and locations.

Lobster Tails are back along with Cedar Key Little Neck Clams from Simply Seafood. Shoebox Herb Gardens is now offering Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. Register Cracker Farm has a variety of peppers and tomatoes available. And as always Fox Hollow Farms has farm fresh, naturally colored eggs. Don’t forget your chemical/hormone free meat from Florida Fresh Meat Company and milk from Gaia’s Creamery! Coffey Break Farm is back with their offerings of handmade, flavored Chevres (Goat Cheeses) YUM!

If you’re traveling this week we wish you a safe journey and a happy destination.

Blessings, healthy eating, and happy gardening to you all!

The CCLG Team

www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup - 4pm Today. Bring glass jars!


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!

Republican Valley Produce:  RVP-Happy Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, a time for family and friends. I would like you give you “Thanks” for supporting our businesses. Also, thank you for buying local. It has been an adventure during the last 3 years. Floods, Wind, Snow, Hail, Heat and Drought, we have seen it all. Yet one thing still continues, our goal to provide locally grown produce and products to you. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been rewarding.

As you look at your plans for Thanksgiving, please strongly consider what we have to offer for part or all of your meal.

You will notice many new products available. From Smoked Ham Roasts to Red Bok Choy. To Cheeses and Pies, to Pumpkins and Buffalo. Don’t forget about Jams and Jellies.

We have 118 products available to you. That includes 38 vegetable choices.

Delivery this week will happen as normal, Tuesday evening in Clay Center and Wednesday Evening in Manhattan. The following week we will move the delivery back to Saturday December 1st, the 2nd winter market in Manhattan. The reason for this is to allow myself enough time to harvest for that market during the daylight hours.

Thank you again for a wonderful 2012 and we hope the best for 2013!

Thank you,

Jay and Linda

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Next Wednesday's Market


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market customers,

To help you plan for next week, we want to let you know that we will have a market on Wednesday before Thanksgiving so you can get your naturally grown holiday meal ingredients fresh from your local farmers! We have so many great items to make your meals special. Surprise everyone with a large chicken instead of a turkey, and a green salad with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers (grown in hoop houses locally!), microgreens, gourmet olives, and radishes. For lovely side dishes, consider beets, turnips, greens, and brussels sprouts. We have fresh sage to flavor your chicken, turkey, dressing, and many other dishes. We know you will need chicken or duck eggs for baking, sausage to go in your dressing, and pork neckbones, fatback, or bacon to cook with your greens. For dessert, you must try our new pumpkin pie tartes and hazelnut macaroons! Honey makes a wonderful gift for your dinner hosts, friends, and family, and we have it in all shapes and sizes—samplers, honey bears, half pints, pints, quarts and half gallons. We also have handmade soap, sugar scrub, lip balm, skin toner, and for sale at the market only—greeting cards, notepads, gift card holders, gift tags, and holiday planners.

We will send this announcement out again Saturday night as a reminder when we open the online market, and then you can preorder as usual until Monday at midnight and pick up in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books on Wednesday from 4-7 pm. A few of our farmers will also be at the market and have things available for sale from the table:

Green Fork Farm: Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, fresh sage, microgreens, and handmade greeting cards and gifts.

NWA Natural Produce: Tomatoes, cucumbers, brussels sprouts, beets, turnips, radishes, mustard greens, collards, kale, and broccoli raab.

Crosses Creek Farm: Honey, honey with comb, and beeswax.

Figgieville: Gourmet olives and—New items!— hazelnut macaroons and pumpkin pie tartes.

We look forward to providing you with the best local, naturally grown and handmade products available. See you on Wednesday!

Green Fork Farmers Market

New Field Farm's Online Market:  End of the season


Greetings one last time in 2012,

The season is now truly over. I’ll get in touch in the New Year about the 2013 season.

Meanwhile, enjoy the holidays, have a good winter, and thank you all once again for your support.

Tim

Upstate Locally Grown Market:  Harvest News: Thanksgiving Edition


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Recipes


Ingredients
5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks *
1/3 cup honey
1 large egg *
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans *
Butter *
Directions
1.Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish.
2.Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a pot with a large steamer basket in place. Put the sweet potatoes in the basket, cover, and steam until tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
3.Transfer the potatoes to a bowl, and let cool slightly. Add the honey, egg, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, the nutmeg, ginger and 1/2 teaspoon salt; whip with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread the sweet potato mixture in the prepared baking dish.
4.Mix the brown sugar, pecans, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl; sprinkle over the potatoes. Bake until hot and beginning to brown around the edges, 40 to 45 minutes.

“*” indicates ingredient is available on Upstate Locally Grown

Market News

ORDERING IS OPEN FOR GREATER GREENVILLE/ TRAVELER’S REST USLG CUSTOMERS

With Thanksgiving less that a week away, the anticipation has definitely started building! Let Upstate Locally Grown provide you with all of those delicious seasonal foods you are craving. Bill Welch still has 4 turkeys left. They are heritage Bourbon Red turkeys.
Spurgeon Farm has added a variety of winter veggies, inlcuding broccoli, arugula, boc choy, and newly-added ginger. Mmm, how about adding fresh ginger to your pumpkin pie this year?

Be sure to stock up on plenty of Happy Cow cheeses, milks, and butter for your Thanksgiving baking. If you haven’t tried for yourself we can tell you, Dodi Spurgeon’s pies are better than your mama’s. Putney Farm eggs, Welch and Son chicken, and plenty of beef from Richard at Nature’s Beef will provide loads of comfort meals for you and your family as the days grow shorter and colder.

In addition to your order of Putney Farm Eggs, Nature’s Beef, Welch & Son chicken, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit Cafe baked goods, and more, be sure to click on “vegetables” on the left-hand navigation bar of our market page and spend some time browsing veggies. More greens and other fall vegetables will be available in the coming weeks. And don’t forget, we also have shelled and unshelled pecans!

Occasional CSA Box
Here are a few things you can look for in this week’s $25, occasional CSA box. Be sure to order yours today! We will only have a few of these available this week, so act fast!

- beets from Spurgeon Farms
- ginger from Spurgeon Farms
- sweet potatoes from Spurgeon Farm
- ground beef from Bar T
- eggs from Putney Farm
- and some suprises

You can find recipes for many of these items on our market page.

From week to week, our CSA box reflects a variety of products from a variety of growers: Welch & Son, Split Creek Goat Farm, Happy Cow, Putney Farm, Spurgeon Farm, and Nature’s Beef, among others. The value is great, and the selection is delicious!

Coming Events


Swamp Rabbit Holiday Flea Market
when: Saturday, Dec 8 10 – 4
where: Swamp rabbit Cafe, 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville, SC
Food artisans, local art, local crafts, vintage sales, music, bicycling fun. Rain date: December 15.

Family Dinner Night
when: every Thursday night 4 – 8
where: Earthfare, 3620 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
Kids eat free with paid adult meal. A healthy alternative to fast food.

Announcements


Upstate Locally Grown – Greenville will be open through the Thanksgiving holiday. The Greenville part of the market will operate as scheduled with pick ups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the month of November.

Jonesborough Locally Grown:  Thanksgiving, Gift Baskets and Greenery


Order this week to add some local flair and flavor to your thanksgiving meal! Fresh shiitakes and locally ground cornmeal for your stuffing…local meats and cheeses, you might want to try Cornish game hens or a whole chicken instead of turkey. Plus fresh breads, some new greens & herbs, sweets and cookies ready to go or eggs and flour for your own baking, a cushaw for your pie….there’s LOTS available! Everything you order between now and 11am Tuesday will be delivered to the Visitors Center on Wednesday at 5:30pm.

Not cooking? You might want to check out one of our new Gift Baskets to take as a gift to your host. Build your own or choose from 5 selections that we’ll build for you! Find them all under “Gift Sets and Gift Certificates” or scroll to the “G’s”! They will be available until our Dec 19 delivery.

Looking ahead, Holiday Greenery is also debuting on the market! Order wreaths and centerpieces online from Rogue Harbor farm starting next week, or find Linda at the Holiday Market at the Storytelling Center Nov 24th from 11-3. Many of our market vendors (and our gift baskets!) will be there too!

Superior Seasons:  Weblog Entry




Good Day!

Reminder! Ordering is still open, CLICK HERE, until Friday at 9am for Saturday’s product! After 9am we update the site to start the next order cycle for Wednesday’s options!

Good Growing