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StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Oct. 22, 2012

Please make all checks payable to “STPETE LOCALLY GROWN”. Thank you!

Key to a Successful Purchase

  • If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you.

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Message from Market Manager

Thanks to all who attended and special thanks to Sunday’s lecturers Polly Frush & Rita Sewell. Check weblog Calendar of Events for next Sunday’s FREE ectures. Hope to see you!

Lots of excitement this week as welcome THREE new Growers to our Market.

We welcome Lisa Duncan-Thayer this week and she shares Mother Nature’s Pantry with our Market. She will be supplying herbs and veggies in the coming months. Thanks to daughter Sarah for connecting us!

Offshore Seafood Co. is a Seafood Market owned by local fisherman specializing in a premium line of the freshest seafood on the Gulf Coast! Nothing preserved or chemical treated. Their fish are harvested domestically on hook & line by local fishermen and brought ashore within 3-4 days of being caught. Welcome to Kent, Kris & Suzanne Sahr!

The Dooryard Supermarket comes on board this week with beautiful roselles from which to make tea. Welcome to Derek Phillips and Aaron Nicely!

Be sure to check the Market closely every week going forward as the veggie variety begins to shift in the direction of FALL. I just heard you all say “Yayyy!” ALSO, look for a huge overage sale on llama beans this week.

Once you have submitted your order, if in doubt about what you owe, you can always confirm what you have been charged for by checking your account history and viewing your most current invoice. Instructions on how to do that are on our Q&A page under the question entitled Since you don’t provide an invoice with delivery, how do I know what I owe? on the third bullet item. Also, since your vegetables are picked fresh within 24 hours of delivery, they should be lasting for WEEKS in your refrigerator. When you accept delivery, please take a few minutes to inspect your order to protect your vegetables from unnecessary spoilage. Lastly, it is imperative that you understand our policy on Unclaimed Orders found on our Q&A page. When you make a purchase you are agreeing to abide by this policy.

Upcoming Events

SATURDAY WORKSHOP – Oct. 27, 2012 from 1 pm – 3 pm. “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” with Nathan Levy. Cost is $35 per individual OR pay $25 each when you bring a friend. (price includes copy of “What We’ve Learned”) RSVP is not required
Would you like to produce for yourself as our Growers do for our online Market and feed your own family healthy abundance? Become more independent and self-sustaining as you speed up your learning curve with Nathan Levy’s experience:

  • Growing vegetables year round regardless of temperature
  • Using free materials for most all of garden needs
  • Harvesting weeds and seeds for extra bounty
  • Winning the “battle of the bugs”
    A great refresher for garden veterans and solid advice for beginners! This 2-hour workshop is jam-packed with information for you to apply in your backyard vegetable patch as you plant, maintain, and harvest from your fall garden. LOCATION: Nathan’s Backyard Garden, 5305 20th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714 QUESTIONS: Call Nathan at 727-403-1655.

FREE SUNDAY LECTURES ON October 28th, 2 PM – 4:30

“Boost Your Metabolism” with Chris Larsen @ 2PM

Presented by Chris Larsen, a retired physician. Imagine being able to lose more fat by doing less exercise! Learn how high intensity interval training can dramatically improve your cardiovascular fitness, increase your fat burning capability and boost your energy levels. We will also discuss what foods and natural supplements will help increase your metabolism and energy.LOCATION: Nathan’s Backyard Garden, 5305 20th St. N., St. Petersburg, Fl 33714 QUESTIONS: BRING: lawn chair & beverage. FREE Sunday Garden Lecture Series is Sponsored by StPete.LocallyGrown.Net

“Real Life Workout: A Functional Fitness Demonstration” with Jeff & Emily Drews @ 3:15PM

Jeff & Emily Drews believe that health and fitness shouldn’t cost a thing! During this “lecture”, they will demonstrate technique and provide a free workout from their Crossfit Fun Class program offered every Sunday morning at North Shore Park. Please come prepared to participate (it’s optional) and try some things out even if you don’t want to fully participate. As an added bonus, Personal Chef Emily is also a Paleo chef and will offer free nutritional advice. Did you know that nutrition is the most important part of any exercise routine? If you can’t make this demo/lecture, you can attend these classes FREE on Sunday mornings at the beach at North Shore Park at Beach Dr. and 10th Ave NE, just North of the pool at the chin up bar. Come on, just try it! LOCATION: Nathan’s Backyard Garden, 5305 20th St. N., St. Petersburg, Fl 33714 BRING: lawn chair & beverage. FREE Sunday Garden Lecture Series is Sponsored by StPete.LocallyGrown.Net

Our “Hip” St. Pete Locally Grown Members will get a 24% discount on this upcoming Workshop. Join Rubén Vasquez and Missy Feathers for a memorable 5-hour “Urban Yoga Retreat: A Vacation for Your Senses” on Saturday, December 1, 2012, 2pm to 7pm. Normal price is $99, but as a St. Pete Locally Grown member you will pay just $75 if you sign up before November 1st! See details and link to sign-up from here. Be sure to use Promo Code: yogasave when you checkout. Space is limited so early sign-up is recommended!

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!

Vista Marketplace:  Order until 6:00pm tonite for pickup Wed.

Eat your root veggies and leafy greens! Don’t forget to place your basket orders before Monday @ 6:00 for pickup on Wednesday.

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteer Needed Friday

We need one more volunteer for this Friday, 1:00-3:30 pm.

To sign up, visit our calendar on VolunteerSpot.

If you have any problems or prefer to contact me directly, my email is


-Karen Harbut
Volunteer Coordinator

Russellville Community Market:  Infrastructure Updates and a couple of problems

Hey all,

I just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up that our software was upgraded over the weekend, and inevitably there may have been some problems.

Before today you may have noticed a few missing images on the website, but this should be resolved by now.

Also, if you use Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9), the ‘Featured Items’ and ’What’s New’ carousels are unfortunately disabled currently because of some internal problems with the software compatibility. Other browers (i.e., Chrome, Firefox) should be unaffected.

None of this should scare anyone, everything is still running smoothly and will continue to do so! Just a heads up if some things look different!

Thanks for reading everyone, and thanks for your support of RCM!

-Your RCM Market Managers

Monroe Farm Market:  Trouble Ordering from MFM

Good Monday Morning everyone,

A few of our wonderful customers have emailed To report trouble when ordering from our market. I wanted to let you know that we are looking into it and will hopefully get everything repaired shortly.

Meanwhile, if you want to go ahead and place your order, please send me your list and I can place your order for you until the problem is resolved. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. 


Champaign, OH:  Sunny skies to shine on us...

If you needed a reminder to shop on your lunch hour, here it is! Skip the stores though and come see us! We have a wide variety of offerings from the most local vendors you can find! Trying to live on a 30 mile meal diet? We are your answer. Shop now til 8 PM tomorrow night! hope you can join us!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Order Confirmation emails

Hi Everyone,

Last Thursday our market website was migrated to a new server and some system upgrades were made. There were a few glitches and a major one was the email confirmation configuration. If you placed an order on Friday to Sat morning you probably did not get an email confirmation with your total. You can double check and get your total by going to Your Account and clicking Your Order History. I will have the packing list that shows orders and totals on the table tomorrow at pick up as well.

Some other system glitches were missing images, problems scrolling and general sluggishness when viewing the site using Microsoft Internet Explorer 9. Our developer has fixed all these problems and they should no longer be an issue. If you notice anything else please let me know.

Thank you so much for your support!

McMinnville Locally Grown:  We're Back!

J.B. has some of the prettiest Bibb he’s ever grown-only $2.00 this week.

Superior Seasons:  Weblog Entry

Good Day!

Reminder! Ordering is still open, CLICK HERE, until Monday at 5pm for Wednesday’s pickup! After 5 we update to start the next order cycle for Saturday!

Work in the Fields
Farmers are still busy finishing harvesting carrots, kale, and other frost tolerant crops. Minding the storage of potatoes, squash, etc to supply to markets for the winter. Preparing fields for next spring by lightly working or plowing the land or making raised beds to help get planting done in our short spring. Finally finishing a myriad of projects that abandoned during the chaos of summer weeding and harvests. Planning for next year!

Good Growing

Click to Read the Superior Seasons Weekly!

ALFN Local Food Club:  Pecans!

Hey ya’ll,
We’ve got pecans! Courtesy of Hardin Farms, you can get them whole or cracked! It’s been a long wait since we last had pecans! Laughing Stock Farms has also uploaded their Mei Qing Choi (can’t pronounce it, but it’s a delicious cousin of Bok Choy) and pepper sauce! And ABC Nature Greenhouse and Herb Farm has huckleberry plants and fig trees!