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Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market Open! Inventory list attached


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

Order your favorite meats and eggs and pick them up Saturday morning after you’ve shopped for produce, baked goods, and crafts.

Create 4 Good will not have products available online this week but will return August 4th.

Have a great week and see you Saturday!

Florida Suncoast Locally Grown:  On Line Market July 23rd


On line market opens Monday July 23rd!

WHAT’S NEW THIS WEEK?

MY MOTHER’S GARDEN – has new cut bunches of MINT! Chocolate, Apple and Kentucky Colonel!

FEATHERED OAKS FARM – is offering 3 sizes of eggs this week. Small – Medium – Large

SLOW FOOD KITCHEN – will provide a sample of one of their products with every order this week!

FLORIDA SUNCOAST MARKET – Has dried Florida Sweet onions on sale, 3 for $1.00

GREENS ON THE GRO FARM – will have limited greens this week, and maybe next week. The rain is drowning the plants in the garden.

PEACH PIT FARMS LLC – A new environmentally sustainable small farm has joined the network. They started growing in 2012 fruits, veggies, herbs, and flowers. The products from this Lithia farm can be found in Lithia, Riverview, Wimauma, Valrico and Lutz. Jeff estimates he will start listing on line the last week of the month!

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY!

A robotic competition challenge will be held July 31st at the Agricultural & Biological Engineers Annual Meeting in Detroit. 19 Universities from Canada, China and US are competing for a winning robot that will identify, sort, and harvest apples!

The California State Water Board is considering increasing water to rivers and restricting water to farming operations in the San Joaquin Valley, that will dramatically impact almond growers!

A little closer to home, the recent record rainfall in south Florida has created an algae bloom that covers 90% of Lake Okeechobee’s 730 square miles.
It is believed to be the largest algae bloom ever seen!
The 3 above items are from GROWING PRODUCE MAGAZINE

THANKS TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORTING SMALL FARMS!

Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  The Market is Open


Good morning,

Time to shop for your favorite local produce, dairy, eggs, meat, baked goods, and more!

Pick up time is still Thursday 4:30-5:30 pm. Please arrange to have your orders picked up on time at the depot.

Thanks!
Stacy Finley
214-223-5233

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly product list


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers:

New this week! Beyond Organics has spaghetti squash and new varieties of tomatoes available.

Also available this week:

Vegetables—Cucumbers, tomatoes, spaghetti squash, swiss chard, garlic, onions, potatoes, and zucchini.

Herbs—Parsley and Holy basil.

Meat—Pastured beef and chicken.

Olives and Olive Oil—Direct from the organic grower in California. Check out sales prices on selected varieties!

Salsa—Made with locally grown and organic ingredients.

Live plants—Fig trees and fig houseplants.

Crafts—Natural, handmade soy candles scented with pure essential oils (no toxic chemicals!)

Place your order now, then pick up and pay on Wednesday from 4-7 pm at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville.

We look forward to seeing you!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for July 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 hope all of you who were in the path of that crazy storm yesterday made it through ok, along with your homes and gardens. The path of the storm was pretty narrow, but right underneath it was about as intense as they come. The hail smashed up my garden a bit, but didn’t do any permanent damage. I haven’t heard from any of the growers about damage they might have taken. Sometimes hail and wind damage takes a couple days to show up, so please be extra patient with them this week — their harvest estimates might be a bit less accurate than usual.

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 has returned, and you can catch the details on their website here: 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. The city of Monroe has a downtown market on Saturdays, 8:30 to 12:30, and you can learn more here: www.monroedowntown.com/events/monroe-farmers-market. 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!

V.I Prime Produce locally Grown:  Market open


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

V.I Prime Produce locally Grown:  Market open


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

Dawson Local Harvest:  'Bodacious' Salsa is Here!


Dawson Local Harvest for July 27th

‘Bodacious’ Salsa is Here!

HI EVERYBODY!

You had to figure, with all of our organic-standard Tomatoes, Onions, and Garlic on hand it wouldn’t be long before we started working on our own Salsa. After several attempts, taste tests and refinements we finally have a salsa we can be proud of. So, (drumroll please), introducing Mr. Leilani’s ‘Bodacious’ Restaurant-style Salsa! What makes it Bodacious? Well, start with lots of healthy all-natural ingredients, blend in a very carefully-selected combination of fresh herbs and spices, then blend to the perfect texture for chip-dipping, taco-embellishing, quesadilla-quenching . . . well, you get the idea. Mr. Leilani’s "Bodacious’ Restaurant-style Salsa is available in the Salads, Cheese Dips, and More section.

Quick Reminder: In addition to their super-tender pasture-fed Beef, COPPERHEAD HOMESTEAD has large (30 lb.) red meat Watermelons on hand. Mmmmm, Hamburgers (Ground Beef) and Watermelons, sounds just right for a Cook-out! Hey, maybe do a little BBQ with Chicken from BACK IN TIME FARM while you’re at it! Plus fresh Tomatoes and Onions plus Yeast Rolls from MY DAILY BREAD, just about got everything covered!

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

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for July 22nd




Market News

Hello!

The melons are here! Those luscious fruits of summer are at their best right now, and we have a great selection for you! Cantaloupe and watermelon are delicious and versatile – from salads to dessert to juices to breakfast. Watermelons are a healthy sweet treat – they even help to cleanse the body of toxins and lower inflammation.
Get them while you can!

They are in the “Fruits” section of the Market.

Also – it’s the last week for Blueberries!

Check out the selection at The Bloomy Rind! Burrata is in to go with those tomatoes. The rest of the really varied selection is also spectacular!

We’ve got some specials on cucumbers and tomatoes for those who want to do some summertime food preservation.

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

John and Tally

Recipes


Cantaloupe Salad with Basil, Fresh Mozzarella and Onions

A sweet/savory alternative to the traditional tomato caprese salad

1 medium cantaloupe, cut into 1 inch cubes
10 to 20 leaves of basil, chiffonaded (reserve a few whole leaves for garnish)
10 green olives, sliced
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh mozzarella balls, sliced into quarters
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lime juice, from 1 lime
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, toss the cantaloupe, basil strips, olives, red onions and mozarella balls together. Lightly dress the salad with a long pour of olive oil and even longer drizzle of red wine vinegar. Toss with the lime juice. Generously salt and pepper the salad and taste.

This salad is great straight away but even better chilled for a few hours before serving, to allow the flavors to really meld.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Honey, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Okra!


Good afternoon!

This is turning out to be one of the better years for tomatoes in recent memory. Get them while you can. Several of our growers are attempting a second planting now to give us tomatoes into late fall. Fingers crossed! Did you know you can take a cutting from your mature tomato plants and stick it in moist putting soil to make another plant? Water it well and keep it in partial sun for a few weeks until it roots.

Wickles will be available on Friday.
Don’t forget to order a beautiful fresh cut bouquet from Bell Urban Farm. Kim does an amazing job bringing bright colors into our homes.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 675 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