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Independence,VA:  Weblog Entry


Good morning!

Be sure to get your Online Market order in by tomorrow night at 8 pm. Remember, Alleghany Food Initiative (AFI) products are only available on the Online Market this year! I told you guys wrong when I said you could only find Eona products Online, they also participate in the Town Park Market!

A big thank you to everyone who came out last night to support Empty Bowls!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Have a lovely day!

Abby

Greener Acres Farm:  This Week in the Online Market


Microgreens are Back

Dan with GreenSpace Microgreens is back this week with Black Oil Sunflower Shoots. He states they will have other items available in the following weeks. Microgreens are a nutrient rich item that sells out fast. If you have been waiting for their return… Grab them quickly!

Updates from Green"er" Acres Farm

Green"er" Acres had some successful experiments in the high tunnel over the winter. Peas/Snow peas and lettuce that was seeded in October 2017 did amazingly well once the warmer weather began in February and March. By doing this, we were able to provide fresh salad greens and fresh peas the last few weeks. The heat of the last few weeks have unfortunately taken its toll on those crops and they have now been pulled due to bolting of the greens and the pea plants running out of energy. But don’t be down-hearted. We are currently cutting salad greens from an early spring planting, and we just seeded a new crop this week. We also have new pea and snow pea plants seeded and should be able to begin harvesting in a few weeks.

We will probably not have strawberries available from our own farm this year, as the excessive rains are creating problems with mold and rotting, not to mention the ones that have matured are being enjoyed by our resident chipmunk.

This week’s offerings from Green"er" Acres include LOTS of fresh herbs, salad greens, garlic scapes, celery, rhubarb, kale and a small amount of swiss chard (in yellow only).

Our early plantings of summer produce in the high tunnel are doing amazing and we have a few small green tomatoes on already (a little bigger than a golf ball) as well as a few cucumbers and mini-bell peppers.

From Rispoli’s Produce

Farm fresh brown eggs, salad greens, kale and their own honey.

From Clover Creek Cheese Cellar

Grass-fed ground beef in 1 pound packages, patties, and their popular 10 pound packages; raw milk, and awesome artisan cheeses.

From Vale Wood Farms

A full line of dairy products to include butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, French onion dip and more.

From Heritage Hills Farm

Whole chicken, chicken wings, legs, quarters, carcasses, pork products,cherry smoked grinder salt and colloidal silver.

From Golden Farm Milling

Their own Organic Sprouted Spelt (Wheat) Flour

From Cherry Hill Farm

Numerous varieties of goat’s milk soap

From The Skirted Soldier

Various varieties of hand blended loose tea

And for the Sweet Tooth

Bake Shop Bakes and MeMaw’s Sweets & Treats offers many items to cure that craving for homemade goodies just like grandma used to make

RAF Buying Clubs :  Ordering Opened for June 13th Drop-Off


Good morning!

We are very excited about the many wonderful offerings for our buying club this week!

Ordering has been OPENED for this Wednesday’s Rivermont Area Drop-Off.

Ordering will remain open until Monday night at 10pm at which time it will close.

Please also note that most of our items have a somewhat limited supply so be sure to get your orders in as soon as you can!

Pre-payment is not available at this time so you will simply be given a total at checkout. When you pick up on Wednesday you may bring cash, check, or credit card to pay for your order.

Please contact restorationacresfarm@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

Thank you!

Stones River Market:  What's next Sunday.....


Did you know Father’s Day is next Sunday, this week’s market would be a great time to get something special for that ‘DAD’ in your life. From grilling or gardening or enjoy a special meal prepared from some of the items our vendors have. From Savory, Sweet, Nutritious and Enjoyable; I’m sure you can find something this week that will make a great gift. Please be sure to visit Quinn’s Mercantile, they are wonderful hosting us each week, enables us to make deliveries easy for you.

Looking forward to seeing you ‘On the Porch’ Wednesday….Below is a highlight of what you can find available this week on the market. Have a blessed and safe week. Catherine, Market Manager.

Farrar Farm LLC, Sow’s Ear Piggery, Wedge Oak Farm have a great assortment of Meats & Poultry.
Short Mountain Cultures has Tempeh (pronounced TEM-pay) is a cultured, fermented plant based protein native to Indonesia. Delicious, versatile and quick to prepare tempeh readily accepts your favorite sauces, marinades and dry rub seasonings.
Flying S Farms has added a variety of different summer squash and zucchini they are wonderful grilled, steamed, sauté, stuffed. Their baked items are always a wonderful addition to most any meal or as a dessert. Zucchini Pineapple Breads and Zucchini Lemon Blueberry Bars/Cake are always a hit during the summer.
The Krafty Kupboard has several packaged/convenience ready to be prepared at your home, several items are Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Vegan.
Botanical Harmony Farm has a great selection of Scrub, Soap, Deodorant, would be a great gift for “Dad” or anyone.
Salomon’s Greenhouse has Microgreens and sprouts that are extremely dense in vital enzymes, minerals and vitamins and chlorophyll. There aren’t many foods you could eat that are fresher. Enjoy a dazzling array of new flavors. Plants are at their absolute peak of flavor intensity at this stage of life.
Ferris Family Farm and Sweetpea find their assortment of Fresh Cut Culinary Herbs. Dress up your table or any room with Fresh Cut flowers.
Double Star Bar Farms offers a delicious assortment of Artisan Breads and Bagels.
Rainbow Hill Farm has several varieties of vegetable plants; tomatoes, peppers, melon, cucumber just to name a few.

From Linda at *Dogwood Valley Greenhouse *still has a good supply of tomato plants in two sizes Please place your order soon so you don’t miss out. Please note that prices remain greatly reduced on the 4" square pots. Varieties included are: Better Boy, Early Girl (just a few), Abe Lincoln, Big Red Cherry, and Brandywine. The gallon pots are really beautiful plants, beginning to bloom. And it’s not too late to plant them; simply plant them deep and water well and consistently.

I have restocked several herbs, including some Thymes and Greek Oregano. I also have both green and purple basil, and chamomile, in 4" square pots. And the lemongrass is magnificent! If you’re looking for a specific herb, please ask! I may well have it, as I’ve made a big effort to collect all the herbs available anywhere locally.

Perennials in bloom this week include: astilbe in several colors, balloon flower (both blue and white), a few early coneflowers, coral bells (better known for their beautiful foliage in several colors), dwarf coreopsis (ending bloom cycle), a few early daylilies (mostly pink right now), foamy bells, very early gauras, yellow creeping sedum, Shasta daisies, Stokesia (Stokes aster) in both blue & white, and yarrow in both pink & white.

The ferns are all magnificent, especially Japanese Painted, Northern Lady, Ostrich, Painted, Christmas and Dixie Wood ferns.

We have some new hanging baskets – coleus for shade and petunias for sun, and one large fuchsia basket I think you will love.

Coming soon: fresh cut herbs. Right now my shingles won’t allow me to do the intense bending required to harvest them.

And a little teaser: I potted out about two dozen baby African violets this morning. I’m thinking they will be in bloom around Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Squash, Flowers, KETO, Eggs!


Good afternoon!

Lots of summer vegetables are available now. And search KETO to see all the KETO products offered by Drewry Orchards. Squash, lettuce, radishes, and so much more! Enjoy the season’s bounty.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 625 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!
Steve

Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!





Manchester Locally Grown market


We always have a few new farmers, waiting their turn to join our market and offer their wonderful products to all our customers. In order to add more farmers, we feel it would be best to grow our customer base a bit. We want to be able to offer you and your friends some new local farm products.

The farmers and market managers would really appreciate your efforts to help spread the word about our fantastic market. What a great local resource for fresh, local farm products. Please pick up a few business cards to hand out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Advertising is very expensive, and we want to use our slim market funds in a responsible manner.





To Contact Us

Our Website: manchester.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail: tnmomof10@gmail.com
By phone: (931) 273-9708

Our pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building:











Good morning!


Welcome to this week’s offerings from your online farmers’ market. Everything you see on our website is the “cream of the crop” from local farmers, the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! When you place an order with our farms, you know you are supporting your friends and neighbors, most located within 30 miles of Manchester, Tennessee.

The market will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm.

Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”



Farm News of the Week








News from Sow’s Ear Piggery:
This week, we are replenishing our pork products, re-stocking some common items and adding some new ones. Our 744-pounder gave us lots of great pork! Beautiful belly/sides for bacon, huge rib racks, a great big loin, and 1-inch chops. We used a new butcher, Edgefield Prime in Pikeville, TN. Their pork sausage recipe is a well-balanced blend of seasonings and a good ratio of pork to fat, in a coarse-ground rustic-style sausage.
Stock up now for your Independence Day BBQ!

(Clockwise from upper left) Belly (AKA pork side), 1" Pork chops, roast steaks, Whole loin.




Flying S Farm has added “Red Ace” Beets, “Little Gem” Cabbage, Hardneck Garlic Scapes, Texas Sweet Onions, “Red Pontiac” Potatoes, Zucchini Squash “Dunja” and “Golden.”






From Linda Reed at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse still has a small number of tomato plants in 4 inch square pots for $2 each, or 3 plants for $5. (The selection for 3 plants is listed separately.) Please leave a message to the farmer telling me which variety(ies) you would prefer. Varieties included are: Better Boy, Early Girl (just a few), Abe Lincoln, Big Red Cherry, and Brandywine. Mix and match for the special, and if you order 6, I’ll throw in an extra one for free. Hurry while supplies last! I also have a good supply of larger tomato plants in gallon pots for $4, ready to burst into bloom at any second. If you want a specific variety or size, please place your order today so you don’t miss out. And it’s not too late to plant them; simply plant them deep and water well and consistently.

I have restocked several herbs, including several Thymes and Greek Oregano. I also have both green and purple basil, and chamomile, in 4" square pots. And the lemongrass is magnificent! If you’re looking for a specific herb, please ask! I may well have it, as I’ve made a big effort to collect all the herbs available anywhere locally.

Perennials in bloom this week include: astilbe in several colors, balloon flower (both blue and white), a few early coneflowers, coral bells (better known for their beautiful foliage in several colors), dwarf coreopsis (ending bloom cycle), a few early daylilies (mostly pink right now), foamy bells, very early gauras, yellow creeping sedum, Shasta daisies, Stokesia (Stokes aster) in both blue & white, and yarrow in both pink & white.

The ferns are all magnificent, especially Japanese Painted, Northern Lady, Ostrich, Painted, Christmas and Dixie Wood ferns.

We have some new hanging baskets – coleus for shade and petunias for sun, and one large fuchsia basket I think you will love.

Coming soon: fresh cut herbs. Right now my shingles won’t allow me to do the intense bending required to harvest them.

And a little teaser: I potted out about two dozen baby African violets this morning. I’m thinking they will be in bloom around Thanksgiving or Christmas.

(L to R, top) Tomato plants, white Balloon Flower, Coconut Thyme.
(L to R, bottom) Coleus Hanging Basket, Begonia Hanging Basket, Shasta Daisy.

Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at the pavilion across from Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort Street, Manchester.

We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on Friday afternoons, for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

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. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Blessings,
Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

The Wednesday Market:  Come on In! The Market is Open!


Good evening, and welcome to The Wednesday Market.

The 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 product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

It’s veggie season, y’all! Just this week, our tiny garden yielded about 7 or 8 jalapeno peppers, along with a little bitty green bell pepper. The tomato plants are taller than our 8-year-old boy and should be producing very soon. I get so excited every year when tomatoes come into season. To me, nothing is better than caprese salad – that Italian invention of slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, alternating with fresh sliced tomatoes, accented with fresh shredded basil, seasoned with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and sprinkled with a bit of kosher salt! Did I just break a record for the number of times “fresh” was used in a sentence?

And, it’s peach season. I haven’t had a chance to buy any yet but am looking forward to my ritual of making peach salsa. I didn’t make any last summer, as I couldn’t find any good peaches.

Then, there are cucumbers. I love a salad made of cucumbers, tomatoes,onion, vinegar, olive oil and dill. It’s simply refreshing served cold on a hot day.

I could go on and on about all the joys of fresh fruits and vegetables and herbs and all the other lovely items that we at The Wednesday Market produce, but I think I should conclude this evening by posting this notice and letting you place your orders!

Here’s hoping that you all have a happy Sunday. We’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is open.


The Spa City Co-op market is now open for ordering at spacity.locallygrown.net.

Please place your orders before Tuesday at 9 pm, and plan to pick up your orders at Emergent Arts on Friday from 3PM to 4:30PM. If you’re unable to pick up your order at this time please make arrangements to have your order picked up for you.
Remember to scroll all the way down and click place this order.

Don’t forget – this market has no paid positions, so we NEED VOLUNTEERS to run every market. It’s fun, you get a $5 gift card for a long shift, as well as extend your membership by 2 months, and you learn so much about local foods in Arkansas.
Have a great week and see you on Friday!

This market’s manager
Julie Alexander
501-655-9411

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Spa City Co-op is 10 years old!


Dear Spa City Co-op Members –

One evening in June 2008, fifty-plus people attended a meeting at the Greenley Foods warehouse to form a food co-op. A corporation was formed to implement the organization of a brick-and-mortar store selling locally sourced foods and goods with an emphasis on farms who practiced ‘clean growing’, without the use of pesticides and herbicides, hormones, and other contaminants. This organization was given the name “Spa City Co-op”.

But by the early fall of 2008, the economic tsunami of the financial sector made the formation of a physical store unfeasible. In this wake emerged a new kind of commerce, that done by the Internet, in the form of LocallyGrown.net. Many thanks to Cory of Falling Sky Farms in Conway for bringing this to our doorstep just as we needed it. Spacity.locallygrown.net was formed, with the pick-up site at Greenley Foods.

Fast forward ten years to 2018. The Co-op has moved twice to land in it’s current location at Emergent Arts, acquiring a cooler and a freezer, disbanding the corporation in favor of a simple online buyer’s club, run completely by volunteers. We still seek to provide a sales platform for small farmers within 100 miles of Hot Springs, selling products that are as fresh and unadulterated as possible.

Spa City Co-op thanks the members for this achievement. We’re nothing without your patronage and support. Please join us in celebrating this milestone of a decade, by ordering this market, opening Saturday with pickup Friday June 15th. We’ll have a ‘birthday’ cake, and the first 25 people to pick up will receive a canvas tote bag to carry your groceries.

Many Thanks,
The Market Manager Team: Nan Cameron, cashier, Julie Alexander, Karen Schuman, and Karen Holcomb

Pittsfield Township, MI:  Online Sales open Saturday (NEW), Sunday and Monday for pick-up at June 14 Farmers Market @Lillie Park South!


Pittsfield Township Farmers Market


Thursdays, June-September, 3-7 PM @Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Market Day Mobile: 734.881.7195



Market News


Welcome to the Pittsfield Township online sales pilot! Orders placed and paid for Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be available for pick-up on Market Day, Thursdays, 3-7 PM @ a NEW location: Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.


• Please review the Q & A’s before shopping!

• We will include our NEW fun re-usable, insulated tote with the first 25 orders if you didn’t already get one last time (1 per household).

• Please bring a bag to order pick-up. Re-usable insulated totes will be available for $5 on site and are also for sale online.

• New vendors are still being added. Some vendors aren’t able to attend opening day, but watch for them to be back later in June.

• This is a pilot program. Please email constructive comments to farmersmarket@pittsfield-mi.gov.


We appreciate your support! Thank you for shopping local!