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Locally Grown STT:  The Market is open!


Happy weekend of Farmers Markets! Check out the Locally Grown site for what’s available this week from your local producers!

Some really nice treats for your overall health and well being:

Locally crafted soaps by Virgin Islands Creations
Sorrel Fire Ciders by The Neighborhood Apothecary
Beeswax Wraps by Queen Caribee

Some great fresh ingredients:

Scallions by Que Sera Farms in partnership with a local Mandahl farmer
Collard greens and Cellery by Drina Farm
Lemongrass bundles by Greenridge Guavaberry Farms
Sugarcane by Gongolow Gardens

And much more…

Carpe Diem,
Your Market Coordinators

Champaign, OH:  December Market Notes


I hope you can stand two emails, today, since I have been giving you a break for the past week…lol.

Ok…since so many of you have never been with us in a December, and so many of you are jumping into the market, brand new, right now, I wanted to explain a few things. AND, even those who have been with us, it’s always good to refresh.

December is always a short month for the market. This year, there will be three weeks of market operation. We always close for the weeks of Christmas and New Year, but are back in high gear, January, for the rest of the year!

So, if you are Christmas shopping from the market, please note that the last market pick up will take place on December 17.

And, if you would like to give the gift of local for Christmas, please contact me about purchasing gift cards, in any increment, for friends, family, neighbors, office mates…keep the love train going.

When the market closes for the rest of December, I will be adding a new feature to the market. You will be able to click on a delivery option by selecting one of the delivery fee buttons that will be put into place. We know that at times, the weather can be a bit much to get out, or for those of you who are getting our deliveries, out of the area, there will be a weekly delivery fee. Shopping for the delivery fee will be just like adding an item to your cart. Exciting times! Until then, any Springfield/Clem and Thyme orders will automatically have their delivery fee added to their total.

Construction…ugh, the dreaded construction. It starts, this week, right around the market pick up site. I will know more, Monday, on how best to get you to the market pick up. Nothing too terrible, just a bit out of the norm.

AND…I am sure many of you have noticed that my Cosmic Charlie Breads, and Hippie and the Farmer products on in vacation mode. I am so very sorry for this. But, I am on standby to drive to Florida, to help my daughter move into her newly built house, but since the final inspections were already to have been done, and I was to be down, and back, my now, I am in a holding pattern. And, since I am driving (I do not feel comfortable flying, right now) the trip will take a bit longer. I may be leaving, this week, next week, or not until January. So, because I cannot commit to baking, I put my things on hold. If I find out on Monday, that I will not be leaving, this week, I will alert you that I am taking things out of vacation mode for ordering. If you have already ordered, you can place another order, if that happens!

AND…in my absence, I leave you with your other market manager, and my father. While I will be bossing them along, via the phone, and anxious texts.

Ok…thank you, all of you, for making this market what it is, and I look forward to what this market will do, after the holiday season is over!

Love and light…
Cosmic Pam

Champaign, OH:  Welcome Back


We always could spot a friend, welcome back
And I smile when I think how you must have been
And I know what a scene you were learning in
Was there something that made you come back again

And what could ever lead ya
(What could ever lead ya)
Back here where we need ya
(Back here where we need ya)
(Theme Song from, Welcome Back, Kotter-John Sebastian from Lovin’ Spoonful)

Welcome back, lovely little local market of love customers!! I hope that you all had lovely holiday celebrations, though I know that we all experienced a different kind of celebration. Many had zoom celebrations, many made due with phone calls…it truly was a different way to celebrate, but I would like to imagine that the love vibes were even brighter, because of it.

Now, here we are, right off of Thanksgiving, and looking ahead to December! Can you believe it?? Crazy how time flies. I see that so many of you have started your weekly ordering, and I love you for that!

I also wanted to do my yearly reminder, that always happens on this Saturday, of Small Business Saturday…now, more than ever, your local communities need your support. Some of you feel fine about being out, and about, and shopping, and others are more apt to shelter in, while shopping online. You can still support local businesses by shopping them, online, purchasing gift cards, showing them any appreciation in the form of sales, would help them, tremendously.

I remember when I used to have my shops, it was such a pleasure to have the crowds rushing in on this day. Those crowds cannot all rush in, at once, so if you are out, and there are lines, please be patient. If you are ordering online, the shop owners love little notes to them, along with your purchases. If dining out, tip even more than you normally would, or arrange carry out, to take home. Not one person has not been affected, in one way or another. Today is your day to show your community how much you love them.

And, you can always show this market how much you love local by shopping, online, from the comfort and safety of your own home. OR…contact me for a market gift certificate to give to those you love!

Local is Love…let’s toss that love all around your local communities…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Statesboro Market2Go:  What’s new on Market2Go?


What’s new on Market2Go?

Christmas Shoppe on Market2Go! Browse our new shopping category for great gift ideas, holiday treats, and food for your feasts.

Featured Pop Up Artisan: Allyn’s Soap Company. Visit Ally’s booth to see her Christmas holiday themed soap bars, body butter, sugar scrubs, candles and hand soap. Please wear your mask and observe social distancing.

Community Pop Up: Toys for Tots. Drop off new, unwrapped toys to donate.

COMING SOON: Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon is on the way — you’ll be able to order the new catch in the next order cycle starting Friday, December 4.

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The market is open! Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night.

Remember to choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out. Options are

  • Statesboro: Thursday afternoon drive through at SCVB 4:00 – 6:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at Victory Garden General Store 4:00 – 5:00
  • To Your Home Delivery (must add delivery to cart and prepay)

Please pay online to make our process more efficient and to better meet health guidelines. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

You may now use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you’ll receive “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program. You must write “EBT” in the order comment field. All EBT transactions must be made at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau during the Thursday drive-through. If you want to know more about how to use an EBT card to make market purchases, email market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!!


Good evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: We will be closed the last two Wednesdays in December.

Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
See all products

Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email.

COVID19: Northeast Georgia Locally Grown will continue to help bring the best selection of local and chemical-free foods to you and your family as long as our volunteers feel comfortable and safe. Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible for upcoming markets. We are and will continue to operate under CDC and local guidelines to the best of our ability and knowledge. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!

Looking to pay for your locally grown order? Pay here using Square

Augusta Locally Grown:  The Online Market is Open at Augusta Locally Growna


Thank you for supporting our local producers!

Happy Shopping!

Rebecca

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Is Open!


To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick-up from 4PM – 8:00PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot. Your order will be brought to your car in full-service fashion!

NEW this week – Baby Pak Choi, Chinese Cabbage, and Yemen Mokha Matari Coffee! We also have Holiday Meat Packages, Farm Fresh Eggs, Bratwurst, Beef Brisket and Beef Roasts, Lamb Osso Buco, Chicken Tenders and Drumsticks, Slab Bacon, and more!
Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available.

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Champaign, OH:  Thanksgiving Sweetness


Hello! Hoping your Thanksgiving was amazing!

The market opens with a note from Misty, at Cris Mis! More from me, tomorrow!

In an effort to provide unique gifts to our customers, I have been working in a “secret” project since early this year and it’s finally ready!

Introducing our new Madagascar Vanilla bean extract! Made with Grade A vanilla beans directly from Madagascar and high quality vodka, our extract has been infusing for over 6 months. Our vanilla bean extract will take your cooking to a whole new level!

This makes the perfect gift for the Chef in your life who loves to cook with high quality ingredients!

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Dec. 4th pickup!


Good evening!

If you have not picked up your pre-ordered tree or wreath, please plan to pick it up this Friday, Dec. 4th. Rick Cavey will be in Town Park (where we normally hold our outdoor Markets, beside the Grayson County Library) to help load trees and wreaths. If you haven’t already, please use the Calendly link below to schedule your pickup time.

The drawing for a fabulous basket of IFM products will be held Friday December 18th. This will be the biggest box of goodies yet and tickets are still just $5! We have been unable to do most of our fundraisers this year so we are counting on your support. Thanks in advance and good luck! Tickets can be purchased on the Online Market under “Support the Market”.

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

Schedule Your Pickup Time: 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 so much for supporting the Market!

Abby

Yalaha, FL:  Order for Thanksgiving Weekend


We are not going anywhere this season.

Standard Ordering window below.
Order now through 7 am Friday Nov 27th for Sat Nov 28th Pickup, tell me when you want to pick up, we usually have flexibility.

We Are Flexible, TELL ME if you want to make special arrangements for produce, I am open and willing especially now. I just need to know the day before so I can harvest anything that needs early morning handling and I like to know when to expect people to show up.

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.)