This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
To visit the authoring market’s website, click on the market name located in the entry’s title.
Independence,VA: Market is OPEN for Sept. 20th pickup!
The market is open for orders! Be sure to peruse the “Processed Foods” section if you haven’t lately. Our vendors have been working hard to offer a wide variety of yummy canned goods!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.
Sunday, September 24th, from 2-5 pm, we will be picking apples at Sweet Water Farm on Briar Patch Rd. in Fries. Apples will be used to press at the market and sell as cider to raise funds for the market.
FALL FINALE is October 13TH! Join us for our final day of the outdoor market for the 2017 season! Our apple dessert contest AND giant pumpkin contest, both win a $100 first prize! We’ll also have a community apple pressing! If you have apples and/or containers to donate, please let us know!
Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!
The Wednesday Market: Reminder: No Wednesday Market Today!
Dear Farmers, Customers, and Friends:
This is a reminder that there will be no Wednesday Market today, due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
We will go back to our normal ordering pattern on Saturday, when the system will be turned on.
We hope that all of you weathered the storm safely, and we look forward to serving you NEXT week.
Anna Evans, Sharon Fox, Irmalee Wing, and Beverly Walter
ALFN Local Food Club: Market Reminder
Good morning everyone! Don’t forget to place your order before the market closes at noon. Thank you to everyone who took the time to speak with our board members last Saturday and share their ideas and feedback. We are so appreciative of every single member, and want to give you the best!
The Cumming Harvest: This Week at The Cumming Harvest
To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest
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!
Champaign, OH: Last Call!
You have until 8am to get your orders in before we close for this week!!
Go…don’t be late!!
Statesboro Market2Go: The market is open!
We’ve extended our hours until 10:00 a.m. this morning – so you still have time to order for tomorrow’s pickup.
Heritage Farm : Order for the weekend...New pork inventory just added!!
Irma beat us up but she didn’t shut us down!!!! We are open for weekend a la carte orders!!! New pork inventory added with all your favorite cuts and sausages available for this weekend!!
Market closes at 8pm Thursday night for Saturday farm truck and farmers market delivery!!
Online store order here>>> The Whole Shebang
Holiday Turkeys for 2017 are on reservation now!!ORDER THEM HERE>>>>> Turkeys
Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised,beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)
Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Athens Locally Grown: ALG -- Extended ordering time
Hello! Parts of Athens are still without power, and my house only just now came back online. I’m going to keep the market open through noon on Wednesday to allow folks who have been unable to order the last couple days to get an order in.
I can’t guarantee that the growers will have time to harvest everything on the orders, but we’ll be doing our best to get things to you on Thursday.
Cross Timbers Food Cooperative: CTFC Market Open for September 23 Pick-up
Ordering for the second September delivery is OPEN.
Orders can be placed through Sunday, September 17.
Pickup is from 1:30 – 2:30 PM on Saturday, September 23.
for Cross Timbers Food Cooperative
Miami County Locally Grown: Tonight's Featured Vendor is...
Chez Nous Farm!!
Caroline McColloch has been a big supporter of local foods in our area for a long time. So when she initially contacted me about joining the market as a vendor, I was encouraged by the increasing connectivity of our market community. But I wasn’t prepared for the loveliness and tranquility of her farm, when I went to visit before she joined Miami County Locally Grown.
Chez Nous Farm, her 25 acres on the west side of Piqua, has been in her family since 1948. As she showed off her friendly horses, Caroline explained how one of them is the great-grandson of the original mare her grandfather purchased over 50 years ago!
The business plan for her farm has been in the works for several years, as she took courses, studied established practices, and gained ideas from fellow farmers. Wanting to start small, her offerings this summer consisted of potted culinary herbs including basil, parsley, cilantro, and thyme, organically grown in the charming greenhouse built with help (from the best maintenance man in the universe). Finding a niche with low initial inputs allowed her to get her feet wet while building her business and her name.
Her home garden was meticulously neat, the pastures lush, and her woods showing evidence of how much she is committed to hard work – look one direction, the woods appeared as many of our area parks, roadsides, fields, and fence rows do – full of invasive honeysuckle, choking out our native plants and wildflowers. But most obvious was the other side of the path, where she and a friend began the tedious process of battling one of Ohio’s worst invasive species. The difference was staggering, and inspiring.
Caroline glowed when talking about her “big plans” in store for meat goats that she recently brought home to her farm. They’re lightening her load in tackling the honeysuckle, as she rotates them through the woods and uses their appetite to start the clearing process. Can’t you just see sheep and goats grazing along roadsides for the same purpose? I’d like to see the figures comparing the cost and benefit of fencing such an area, and stocking it with meat animals, instead of paying to maintain the same area that produces no food or saleable product. As Caroline talked about her goats, it made me think of the photographs I’ve seen where Ivy League schools at the turn of the 20th century (and earlier) used their large expanses of lawn to keep sheep and chickens that would then be used in the school kitchens. Oh the potential! But I digress ?
Last year, Caroline developed a conservation plan with the Natural Resource Conservation Service. One part of the plan includes some of the acreage to plant pollinator habitat, which also will support another of her new projects – honeybees!
She described how the house and outbuildings were added over the years, including what was once her father’s airplane hangar! Now a godsend for storage of equipment, she still calls it “the hangar”. Then when she explained how she came to own and care for the family farm, Caroline chuckled, saying “The Lord works in mysterious ways”. True, and always for the best – and whether for us to have access to another ecologically-minded grower, or for that 25 acres to be nurtured so mindfully by Caroline McColloch.