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Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday January 4


I hope everyone has had a Merry Christmas. I sure hope you also start off with a Very Happy New Year as well.

The market is open and the gardens are still growing. We have gotten plenty of moisture. We just need a bit more light. That is coming along but the cold weather is rearing it head. We will have plenty of veggies to go with a few mushrooms.

We plan to deliver a few pigs to the market soon so look for some new supplies.

We will be making our regular milk run up this week so make sure you order up.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Tuesday. We will see you on Friday between 5PM and 7PM at Copy Central (1264 Parker Road, Conyers) and don’t forget to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Champaign, OH:  Ringing in the New Year


Good eve shoppers! Why not start making your New Year’s resolutions by increasing your level of support for shopping local? Our virtual market vendors are ready and waiting to prep your items for you with a smile! Check out the offerings, get your glasses ready to toast in the new year and resolve to support local! Happy New Year and here’s to a safe, healthy and prosperous 2013 for you and yours! Enjoy shopping and we’ll see you for order pickup on Thursday for our first market of the new year!

Vista Marketplace:  ONLINE FARMERS MARKET


Order now for delivery mid-week or pickup on Saturday at 701 Whaley. Several vendors will be at Saturday markets. Please write a note in comment section about when you need your order!
Not many produce entries on website, so you may want to order a basket and some add-ons like eggs, pork, milk, greens, fruit, etc.Thanks, Liz

Cedar Grove Farm:  Cedar Grove Farm CSA Availabilty for January 3


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Happy New Year. We here at Cedar Grove Farm hope that your holidays have been good for you and that 2013 will be even better than 2012. It’s great to be back to start the new year with some fresh vegetables from the garden. Farmer Sara is still away on a well deserved holiday, so I’m back with the first harvest of 2013.

The hoop houses are full of many of your cold weather favorites. Even with the short, rainy days slowing things down we still have some fine choices. Arugula, beets, carrots, lettuces and kale are available as are the still very plentiful and nutritious Beauregard sweet potatoes. One new item to look for are sweet and succulent sugar snap pea shoots. We had hoped to bring in a harvest of sugar snap peas, but the cold weather wiped out the pods. Fortunately, the shoots on the vines are abundant and delicious. Dylan says he has been snacking on these sweet treats every time he is in the hoop house, and he is eager to share the goodness.

Please remember, pickup is at Lindsey’s Culinary Market on Thursday from 3:30 to 6:00PM and payment during the Winter season is expected at delivery unless your balance covers the charge.

The market is open. I hope you find something you like.

Regards, Farmer Jay

Conway, AR:  OPening Bell and SSAWG Scholarships


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and now it’s time to celebrate the New Year! I hope you’ll find room in your New Year’s resolutions for something related to food. For inspiration, here’s mine: I vow, under penalty of self loathing, to never again visit a drive through restaurant. My reasons for this resolution are as follows: 1) Using my money to support the fast food industry and its industrial agriculture complex undermines everything that my work in the local food movement stands for; 2) Fast food is really unhealthy, and since I’m not a college athlete any more, I can no longer just burn off whatever ridiculously caloric concoctions I stuff in my mouth; 3) Eating while driving is physically dangerous, and on an intellectual level, eating while driving takes all thought and significance out of food – what joy can there be in eating something so commodified, so intentionally mindless, that it can be eaten while operating a motor vehicle? By the way, around 19% of our meals are now consumed in a car (www.cbsnews.com/2100-204_162-1029857.html). So there’s some food for thought. What’s your
resolution?

SSAWG Scholarships
This year the CLG Community Fund will provide scholarships to the SSAWG Conference to Tammy Pope of Tammy Sue’s Critters, Sandra Leyva of La Lucha Space and Eddie Stuckey of Kellogg Valley Farms. Here is why Tammy would like to attend the conference.
The reason I want to attend this conference, is that we are at crossroads in our farming adventure. I quit my day job a few months ago, and I am now devoting all of my time to our farm and growing our business. We have a farm of dairy goats. We also have a flock of chickens and several beehives. We are producing goat’s milk bath and beauty products. We also are now making beeswax products to increase our line and diversify. I feel attending this conference will give us invaluable information to grow and better manage our farming practices.
Good Work CLG Community!

The market is now open, go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Hit the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email once your order has been placed. Thank you so much for your continued support of Conway Locally Grown.

Happy New Year!
Gabe Levin

Rivervalley.locallygrown:  A Reminder


Just wanted to remind you that the market is open for your shopping pleasure.

Hope everyone had a joyous Christmas season and will stay safe over the New Year’s celebration.

Bluebird Hill Berry Farm has listed a new supply of their grass fed (pasture raised) beef.

Jbo Locally Grown:  Order Now for Jan 2 pick up


Happy New Year -
The ground may be frozen but the JB Online Market still has plenty to offer you. Delicious meats, fresh eggs, home baked breads, jams, cheese – some hardy produce and an array of other
fresh and locally grown and made products.
Cruise the aisles from the comfort of your home, and then come for pick up at the JB Visitor Center between 5:30 and 6 on Wednesday, Jan 2.

Any problems with pick up call Charles at 423-895-4140.

As always, check your order with the invoice before paying, we want to be sure you get what you ordered, and adjustments are easier to make before the point of sale.

See you Wednesday…
The Market Managers

ALFN Local Food Club:  Rainbow Carrots and Snowpeas


New Year’s Day! One last chance to get those regrets in before you wipe the slate clean. That’s how life works, right? For those of you who will actually stay up for midnight and beyond, I wish you well.
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There are beautiful Rainbow Carrots and Snowpeas from Laughing Stock Farm on our market. Organic and eager for some new year digestion.
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And last but not least, a little sharing from Farm Girl in these wintry days of snow:
“We were swamped with over 16 inches out here in Perry Co and have been walking to tend our cattle on leased land several miles away. Here’s a pic of our pigs playing in the snow. Two of our chicken coops were crushed, but no birds injured. Otherwise the damage was limited to downed trees and limbs on our electric fences, which we have mostly cleared now.
Thanks!
Katie”
And check out this “pic” of their pig, happy in the snow. If this link doesn’t work, check it out on Facebook!

Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Dec. 31, 2012 HAPPY NEW YEAR


Message from Market Manager

HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR
As we launch our third year online we reflect on how our Market has evolved since January 2011. More and more customers are expressing gratitude for the fresh, chemical-free produce we deliver year round. We will continue to support our customers in making healthier choices for their diet and lifestyle. We thank you in advance for supporting our Market in the year ahead! You can do this, not only by shopping regularly but by recruiting friends and family to join a co-op in your neighborhood. This year’s goal is to double our co-op locations. Will you help us to do that? In short: it takes just two people to form a co-op, you don’t have to handle any money, and you don’t have to be there to accept delivery! Here are the simple guidelines explaining our “Fresh Fridays” co-op program.

SALE TO CELEBRATE LAUNCH OF OUR THIRD YEAR ONLINE!
Pastured chickens reduced to $4.29 lb. this week only!…in appreciation for your support of our online Market.

PORK IS BACK!

NEW GROWERS
Have you noticed that our Grower base is expanding? Slow but sure, local urban farmers are signing on to share their produce overage with the St. Petersburg Community. Our goal is to become self-sustaining and not have to purchase additional produce volume outside of St. Petersburg. Thanks to building customer demand, more Growers are recognizing the important benefits they reap by selling through our Market. There IS a grateful community just waiting for their produce to appear. Do you know any chemical-free produce growers in your neighborhood? Have you told them about us? Please do! YOU are key in helping us to build the small town farming community of yesteryear RIGHT HERE in lovely St. Pete! The “vibes” of a healthy community are in the air!

YOUR DEADLINE TO ORDER FROM GERALDSON COMMUNITY FARM (GCF) IS TUESDAY 6PM
If you have interest in purchasing from Geraldson Community Farm (GCF), PLEASE ORDER your produce from them by Tuesday, 6:00 PM. If you don’t want to place your entire order right away, you can always come back and place a separate order from other Growers before Wednesday noon when the Market closes. We are required to place our order with GCF early Wednesday morning and it will help us NOT to over-order. THANK YOU for working with us on this.

BUY A GIFT AND SUPPORT LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES Check our Q&A page for suggestions!

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CUSTOMERS! 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? . 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.

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Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

  • SUCCESSFUL URBAN FARMING IN ST. PETERSBURG” on Jan. 12th, 1 PM Details are on Calendar of Events. This will be held every Second Saturday of the month and is open to the public. We will be asking for RSVPS to determine whether or not to hold each monthly class. Bring your friends and save $10 each on this valuable experience! You can now pre-purchase this workshop on our Market. This class makes a great gift for any occasion! RSVPs now being accepted.
  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR JAN. 26TH
    We will begin holding potluck socials on the 4th Saturday of each month, starting January 26, 2013. These events will be held exclusively for actively participating Market customers, growers, and volunteers and are meant to create a social atmosphere in which to network, share resources and experiences. Each event will include a brief informational lecture on subjects relevant to our group, including community building, growing and preparing food, health practices, to name a few. Presenters for the January potluck are Clark & Peggy Tibbits on “Intentional Community Living: 30 Years Experience”. An invitation to attend has been sent via Evite and RSVPs are being requested.

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!

Russellville Community Market:  Opening Bell


Hey all!

Welcome to another market week and welcome back, hope everyone had a great holiday! We are about to go into the New Year and it has been a great year for the Market.

Happy New Years!

Start the New Year with great food and friends because the MARKET is OPEN!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market