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Miami County Locally Grown:  Reflecting on the Meaning of Community


Order from the Miami County Locally Grown Virtual Market here

In the United States, there is a somewhat peculiar notion of independence, perhaps having something to
do with the birth of the nation as a colonial rebellion against England. Self-sufficiency is enshrined in our
agrarian, dissident history. And while these qualities in our culture and traditions have certainly been
useful, there is another side to the circumstances which led to the birth of our nation.

The struggle for independence, paradoxically, involved a great deal of community building in order to
muster the military and popular support needed to win the Revolutionary War. What does all this have to
do with Miami County Locally Grown farmers market?

Firstly, that we are all to some extent products of history and culture, whether or not we recognize it.
Also, it’s no big secret these days that we live in a politically polarized society, and this situation
threatens our ability to form and maintain the sense of community that makes ventures like this
successful.

A quick anecdote to illustrate: I sell a large portion of my annual fruit production to a farm whose owner
is very much at the opposite end of the political spectrum from me. I have sometimes worried that this
might interfere with our commerce. But interestingly, we have maintained a very amicable and
trustworthy working relationship. It highlights, I think, that the bonds of affection can and must strive to
navigate political differences. These bonds are the perhaps tenuous yet crucial thread binding our local
food community.

The takeaway? Interdependence takes precedence over independence. Not that self-sufficiency isn’t
important, but it is strong community ties that form the foundation of prosperity for all.

-Caroline McColloch
Chez Nous Farm

Order from the Miami County Locally Grown Virtual Market here

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Jan. 26th!


Good evening!

The Online Market is open! Pickup will be Wednesday, January 26th, at the Grayson Landcare office between 4-6 pm.

If you’re starting to think about seeds for the season, we have a great variety of seeds from Southern Exposure! Save on shipping and support the Market!

If you’d like to schedule a curbside pickup, please feel free to schedule a time using the Calendly link below. You can also drop by and pick up your order INSIDE (please remember to wear a mask) the office any time on Wednesdays between 4-6 pm.

Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time (OPTIONAL): Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for supporting the Market!

Abby

Cokori Creations:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Wednesday January 19, 2022 12:23 AM. It should be open for business soon!

Grumpy Goat:  Weblog Entry


The market is now open for ordering this week. We’ve added Pak Choi and tatsoi to the market this week! Order by Sunday night for pick up on Tuesday.

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  There's Still Time to Order Online!


Hello—

Thank you if you have already ordered!

Just a brief reminder.
Online orders are open until Wed at 6am in the morning. Here’s the link:

https://fayettevillearkansas.locallygrown.net/market.

Fresh local greens, bok choi, cilantro, kale parsley, radishes, sweet potatoes, chard, turnips still available. Plus meats, mushroom, cheese, baked goods, and more.

NEED HELP? If you need assistance ordering, if you have trouble logging in or placing your order, or if you have any questions, please respond to this email OR call 479-935-5111.

Yalaha, FL:  Celery available.


If anyone wants Regular Chives, I have those as well as little chive seedlings available. If there is demand I can list them for you. Also available but not listed are Dill seedlings and curly Parsley seedlings.

I’ve adjusted the regular ordering window a little bit to account for when we are packing up the Restaurant orders. So order now through Thursday 8am for Friday-Sunday pickup.

I may still be able to take orders after Thursday Morning but can’t guarantee availability of things as I may have already packed them for the Restaurants.
Ordering window is Monday Afternoon through Thursday Morning and pick up will be Friday-Sunday by appointment until we expand more, Please indicate when you would like to pick up when you place your order.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up! (and if I don’t reply to confirm within a day, bump my e-mail or text me 407-342-8515. Though I have cleaned up my e-mail so hopefully I won’t Miss Anyone.)

Sign in to order. https://yalaha.locallygrown.net/market

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then set the number and click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy (it is the little picture right next to the quantity box.) Remember you need to check out before your order will be placed.
Remember to let me know when you want to pick up on Sat or maybe even Friday late afternoon or on Sunday. (If I don’t send you an e-mail confirmation of your order and pick up time, please make sure you checked out and completed your order.)

Old99Farm Market:  Old99 farm week of Jan 16 2022


Yes we dug out from the snow and deep freeze, vegetables in the greenhouses well protected. I do love winter storms. It reminds me of how winter used to be when I was a boy in Caledon, real freeze up, real snow drifts. Never again.

Most of this blogpost is going to be political. But first, So we have crops for you again this week, fresh harvested and from the cold cellar.
We have available celery, mixed greens (aka mesclun), spinach, chard, mustards, collards and a selection of fresh herbs. Root vegetables include carrots, garlic, leeks, fennel, potatoes, turnip, rutabaga, squash varieties, and beets. Of course the freezers are full of beef, pork and chicken, and the hens lay eggs every day. Link to store here

Our Conservation Authority is about to hold an election for chairman. The current chair, Lloyd Ferguson, longtime councillor for ward 12 Ancaster, wants to run again on a pro-development platform. Recently all CA board members voted against a rezoning application to ‘re-site’ sensitive wetlands to help a developer max out the usable area. Ferguson voted in favour saying ’i’m for jobs, I’m for increased tax revenue’. No. He’s for construction on ecological assets the CA is mandated to protect.

Please write a letter voicing your opinion for/against Lloyd Ferguson using this link provided by Action 13.
Here’s what I wrote:
I am probably known to some of you as an advocate for climate emergency responses for the last 3 years. I operate a small farm in Ward 12 Ancaster since 2007 providing local organic food for the Dundas Valley. I am a businessman by training and 20 years experience as owner-operator of several companies.
I am writing to encourage you to follow through with the effective non-confidence motion on wetlands where no one voted with Chairman Ferguson. Do not re-elect him. You probably know much better that the public does his voting record, priorities and allegiances. Thank Goodness, Action 13 got this messaging tool up and running for people like me to register our deep concerns.
Not only are wetlands important for clean water, they are key component in stabilizing the local microclimate, precipitation and heat waves. They store carbon naturally, which we need to prioritise if we are to get anywhere close to the city’s goals for climate action.

Chairman Ferguson scoffed at the climate emergency motion when it was presented to city council in 2019. He said an emergency is when the house is on fire and you see it and have to act fast. He can’t see slow moving emergencies. He’s not fit to lead one of the key resources the city has to stabilize climate and eco-diversity.
I am asking you:
1) do not support the re-election of Chair Lloyd Ferguson to the position of Chair of the HCA Board at the Annual General Meeting on February 3, 2022.

2) to elect a Chair who has a proven track record of defending our watershed and natural heritage, and not interfering with natural assets management at the core of a CA mandate.

3) to ensure members elected to the HCA Board, especially the Chair, have a basic knowledge and understanding of watersheds, wetlands, biodiversity and natural heritage.

Thank you for reading this, I appreciate hearing from you with your intentions.
Yours truly
Ian Graham

McColloms Market:  January 2022 FFFN Order is Now Closed


Hi All:

The Market is now closed. Curbside pick up will be on Friday at my new house at 112 Shepard, which is right next to my old house.

Everything should be ready to go by 4:30.

Have a good week and stay warm.

Thanks.

Melinda
518-354-0202

Champaign, OH:  Last Call!


It’s Tuesday…do you know where your orders are?

You have one hour to complete your weekly orders!! It’s a rock and roll kind of market with so much love coming in!

Don’t miss out on the fun…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Connie's Cornucopia:  Market is Now Open


Thanks to the customers that are ordering the reusable bags this is making separating deliveries per customer easier. Ordering Quantity of 2. One for this week deliveries and 1 for the next delivery.

Since winter is here keep in mind that with deliveries being made to your homes weather can be a factor in time and day. If this ends up effecting your delivery we will work with you so don’t think that you will have to make changes to your day to receive your orders.

Our Online Market To-Your-Door is now open for ordering! Here is link to start shopping conniescornucopia.locallygrown.net. Before you get started, please take note of the following items:

Log-in using your username and password.

Check out the increasing list of our Growers and their items – new are being added as the market expands.

Check out our Honey & Pollen supply. We have different sizes (even straw size) that you can try products in a smaller amount. Get your immunity built up before the summer.

Also try Jen’s Elderberry Syrup is great tasting and also does a lot for your body.

All items include applicable sales taxes.

As a reminder the Market is open now through Wednesday at 9pm for orders.
Remember you are ordering by your specified Zip Code, so delivery day and time will be based on that Zip Code. We will communicate via text message only on
the day when you should be receiving your order.

If you require us to wear a mask when delivering, we will be happy to do so, just let us know via text message in advance.

Are you tired of throwing away plastic containers and bags when you receive your items? We have available reusable packaging on the Market. Please see
the “Reusable Delivery Supplies” and “Reusable Storage Containers” in the Categories column on The Market page.
We are excited to begin this unique Farmer’s Market experience! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Connie Hoyt
770-401-8738

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