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Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  Market is Open!


Good morning!

Enjoy shopping this week from an ever-growing selection of produce.

The Embry family is back with their gorgeous radishes & kale, among other items.

Found Penny is now selling half loaves of their delicious bread.

Interested in something different? We also have rose bouquets, baby quail, & bath products available.

Shop today & tomorrow; pick up is at the Depot on Broadway between Main and Walnut, this Thursday 4-5:30pm

Have an awesome week,

Stacy
903.629.7079
cell 214.223.5233

Heritage Farm :  Reminder to order


Store closes at 8pm tonight for Wednesday delivery. Online Store order here>>> The Store

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm
770-377-5380

www.heritage-farm.net

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for April 26


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

I got to spend some quality time out in the garden this past weekend, before the deluge started today. Year before last I moved to a rental house on the west side of town, and I was lucky enough to find one with raised beds already established in the back yard. They were overgrown and there wasn’t an easy way to get water out to them, but just having them there was a great start. Even if the beds weren’t here, I could have a little container garden on the patio, which is an easy way to grow a surprisingly large amount of veggies when you don’t have any land to grow in. But if you don’t have space of your own for a garden in the ground and growing in pots doesn’t sound like a “real” garden to you, you’ve got another option: community gardens.

There are a number of community gardens around town, though I suspect some have fallen into disuse. Like any project that runs on volunteers, the amount of gardening getting done will ebb and flow with the hands available. If you’d like to get involved in bringing and maintaining public gardens for Athens communities, I’m sure the Athens Land Trust and the Community Garden Network would love to hear from you. They have a website where you can find out more: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/community-agriculture/community-garden-network. They have descriptions and other information about some of their current active gardens, and I’m sure they’d love more hands.

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market has returned to Saturday mornings at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons at Creature Comforts downtown. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market returns this weekend, and you can catch the details on their website here: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running Saturdays from 9 to noon. You can learn all about them here: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com. Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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!

Dawson Local Harvest:  Dawson Local Harvest for April 27th


Dawson Local harvest for April 27th

Hi Everybody

A couple of Quick Tips for this week:

CULTURED TRADITIONS made too much of their super-yummy Cumin Kraut (great spicy taste) so they have a SPECIAL OOPS SALE, Cumin Kraut for $7.50, a 25$ Savings while it lasts! Under Fermented / Probiotic Products

COPPERHEAD HOMESTEAD has put Sirloin back on the memu this week, and added a couple of Large Beef Family Packages as well. Check it out under Meat, free-range pastured.

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

If you like what we’re doing please tell a friend!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Yalaha, FL:  Yalaha Market Open


Order now through 5 pm April 26th for April 28th Pickup (or contact me if you want a different day, we have some flexibility.)

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up!

Send me a message if you are interested in Getting Channel Catfish.

If you have any particular requests, let me know I’m happy to grow to order.

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

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy. 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.)

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest - Make A Salad, Plant Some Plants!




Market News

Hello!

Happy Earth Day! We appreciate all you do to make our food system more sustainable. In buying local organic food, you are doing good not only for your body, but for the planet as well. It is a small step, but it means a lot to us small farmers and business owners.

Our vegetable offerings are very low due to
A colder winter and the wet and cold spring. We hope the temperatures continue to rise and encourage the veggies to grow faster! So get what veggies you can, and stock up on the meat and eggs offered – along with some Dozen Bakery bread you have many delicious meals!

We have a wonderful selection of herb and vegetable plants, as surely you are all as anxious for spring to get started as we are! We have a great variety of heirloom tomato plants this year, all organically grown with lots of TLC by our friend Tana Comer at Eaton Creek Organics. These are no big box store plant starts – these are high quality, thriving plants that are sure to bring you much delicious eating this summer!

What better way to celebrate the Earth than buying some plants and getting your hands in the dirt! If you have any questions about something in particular please let us know!

This week we plan on being on the grass down at the parking lot. We are really thankful to Trinity Presbyterian Church for allowing us to set up on their property, going on 10 years now! We are ever appreciative of their support.

We really look forward to seeing you!

Thanks for your support, and we will see you on Wednesday!

John and Tally

Recipes


Roasted Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is great raw in a salad, but it’s also really satisfying cooked in this hearty way!

Ingredients
4 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F
Cut the kohlrabi into 1/4 inch thick slices, then cut each of the slices in half. Combine olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss kohlrabi slices in the olive oil mixture to coat. Spread kohlrabi in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally in order to brown evenly. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven to allow the Parmesan cheese to brown, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Green Onions, Salad Mix, Kale, Cheese!


Good afternoon!
Many gardens are off to a slow start this season because of the two late frosts we had. Looks like all of that is behind us now so it’s safe to plant your tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc. At Cedar rock Ridge, our vegetable garden is 90% planted. We hope to get the last peppers and tomatoes in the ground tomorrow. The garlic has begun to form bulbs, and we are on track for a nice harvest in early June.

Consider adding coneflowers to your garden this year. I currently have over 100 plants in five colors growing: cream, yellow, orange, red, and purple. Save a spot in your garden for some of these hardy, perennial flowers. And birds love the seeds! As you plan your garden, please remember to bring back your plant containers and pots to the market. We will reuse them.

Thanks to Mable at Everette Brown Farm for bringing Spinach for the extras table on Friday. :-)

I heard the word “zucchini” from two Growers this week. If the weather warms up a little, it won’t be long…

Fresh-roasted and ground Coffee available now!

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 630 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!
Steve

V.I Prime Produce locally Grown:  Market open


Good afternoon Prime Produce Market is now open and accepting orders.

Green Acres Atkins:  Opening bell....busy bees!


Happy Sunday, we have been busy bees at the farm — check out our Facebook videos and pictures!

New items this week: strawberries, asparagus, and hopefully spinach as extras table.

You will receive a $5 coupon for referring a friend to place an order on our market!

Place your orders today through Wednesday at noon.

www.greenacresatkins.locallygrown.net

See ya Friday!

Thanks
Tom and Kami Green

The Wednesday Market:  The Market is Open


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s offerings. Here is the link:
https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Even though it’s a bit of a nuisance getting in and out of my car during the rain, I am happy that it’s pouring down. Yesterday was busy with transplanting tomatoes and peppers into the garden spot at our house. And the houseplants that have already been moved outdoors were treated with new soil. So the rain is nourishing them all this afternoon.

How are you spending this rainy day? Believe it or not, we have a soccer game scheduled and are waiting on word whether it will be played. Soccer players are hearty folks. Generally if the fields aren’t standing in water, and there is no lightning and thunder, soccer games go on. I guess I’ll wear my rubber boots!

We are supposed to have rainy weather through Wednesday, so bring your umbrellas when you come to get your orders. We’ll see you then.

Thanks,

Beverly