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.
Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op: Volunteers
Volunteer spots have been filled. Thank you to this week’s volunteers: Karen Schuman and Kay Brockwell!!
Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op: Volunteers
We need one volunteer for this Friday’s pick-up day. It is a 1-3:30 slot.
If you can help, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/Co-opVolunteers
If you have any questions or prefer to contact me directly, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Creek Farms Coop: Weblog Entry
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!
Tullahoma Locally Grown: April Showers brings May Flowers!
Thank you for your orders last week. This week:
- We have $15 and $30 Gift Certificates available for your moms!
- Solace Farm has fresh cut cilantro, parsley and rosemary.
- Deep Set Farm has 3 kinds of homemade crackers and fresh cut peppermint and spearmint
- Double Tree Farm has added more plants for your garden, including zucchini, summer squash, celery, parsley, and oregano.
- Zion Gardens is selling baby kale this week.
Be sure to check out the extras every week at pick up. We have plenty of sweet potatoes at the moment, and often extra eggs and sprouts.
We also do deliveries if you cannot make the pick up, leave a cooler on your porch and we can drop your order off.
Get started here: Tullahoma Locally Grown Market
South Cumberland Food Hub: Time to order Local Food!
The South Cumberland Food Hub is open
for orders this morning till noon. If you need
something specific that’s not on the market page
please let me know and I’ll do my best to find it
for you. Thank you for supporting your local
Good Food Movement!
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page
Champaign, OH: Ever want to learn to can your own food?
Some exciting news to share…ever wanted to learn to can food either with a hot water bath or pressure cooker? Planning a garden but not sure what you will do with all the food? Come learn from an expert!
This 3-week hands-on program will teach techniques in both hot water bath and pressure canning. There are two options: Wednesdays May 15, 22 and 29 from 6:30-9 in Clark County at the Agricultural Agency building (registration is sue May 8) or here in Champaign County on Mondays June 17, 24, and July 1 from 6:30-9 at the Community Center (registration is due June 10). Hurry though as class size is limited to 12 participants and the fee is $20/person. Classes will be taught by Carol Miller, OSU Extension Educator, Clark County. For more information about the Clark County class call 937-521-3860 and call 937-484-1526 for Champaign County information. Checks should be made out to OSU Extension and mailed to 1512 S. US HWY 68, Suite B100, Urbana 43078 for Champaign County classes or 4400 Gateway Blvd, Suite 104, Springfield, 45502 for the Clark County classes.
Let’s learn all we can to help increase our local food supply! You can’t get more local than this!
Fisher's Produce Tulsa: Spring is here!
Well, it looks like winter is over. No frosts since last week, and today is going to be a warm one.
The asparagus is coming on strong. We are at our peak, but should have it for several more weeks. We will be harvesting broccoli next week. and we hope beets and carrots within two weeks. We wish we had them now, but the cool weather slowed everything down this spring. The onions and potatoes are looking good in the field as well, and should start sizing up soon.
This week’s CSA shares will likely include: 1 gallon of spring mix, 2-3 pounds of asparagus, kale, turnips or radishes, and basil or Parsley.
Let us know if you want any bok choi, and we will add it in!
CAFE: Rinse well and Eat well
WHY IS MY PRODUCE muddy THIS WEEK?!
Because it is FRESH and LOCAL and most of us had 2-3 inches (double that for N GA) of rain over the weekend. Even with mulching expect some splash residue on products this week.
WHY DOES LOCAL COST MORE SOMETIMES?
If supermarket produce is our basis for comparison we may turn the question around and ask why “conventionally grown” food is so cheap. “Conventional wisdom” credits economy of scale, but there is another reason: subsidies. To learn more about this and how our small growers might get recognized in the next Farm Bill come to The Arts Center tonight at 7:00 PM for a special presentation on the matter by Jared Cates of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. Find out where your ag tax dollars are going (and not going).
WHEN WILL OUTDOOR MARKETS OPEN?
Glad you asked! On Thursday of this week we will have the grand opening of the Six Mile Farmers Market, followed by May’s First Friday Market at Patrick Square. The Clemson (Pat Sq) Market will open on a weekly basis thereafter. CAFÉ keeps a table at the Pat Sq market distributing informstion and selling items from many of our growers. Come out and visit!
I have not fully researched the opening dates of the other local markets (Anderson, Easley, Pendleton, Pickens, Seneca, etc.). I am hearing of new ones all the time (Heritage?). Are they competing for the same farmers? Let the farmers decide. We are glad to see the growing demand create farmers out of more of you out there whose land is eager to produce.
CAFE has been approached by some of these new growers, and over the past weekend we began listing some products from *Jason Davis of Calyx Hydro Farm *in Walhalla which specializes in hydroponic greens and summer vegetables.
Please refer other new farmers that you meet to CAFÉ. We have not been able to get out and find them all. CAFE can be a good incubator market for new growers; a place to try new products, packaging, pricing, etc.
Please see our Calendar or that of Tricounty Transition for details on these markets and other upcoming events: http://www.tricountytransition.org/p/calendar.html#.UX5kwaLvsR8
Market open until noon. Rinse well and eat well. Lance
Champaign, OH: Rise and shine!
Rise and shine…the grand announcement my Dad would make on mornings where we had to get up rediculously early. Most often this was for a special event or when departing for a vacation. It wasn’t a regular “good morning” but one where he knew we would be groggy for certain. So this morning, groggy or not, I’m sharing my “Rise and Shine” story to bring your attention that the market is OPEN for business!
Please join us at http://Champaignoh.locallygrown.net! We await you!
Have a wonderful day and thank you for rising and shining with us!
goMarketNC: First market!
Welcome again to goMarket!
It’s been a long time coming but we’ve got enough producers together to have our first market! Like many other farmers’ markets around the area, vegetables are still trickling in and right now the only veggie on offer is spinach from Wild Dog Farm in Snow Camp. We’ve also got eggs, locally roast-to-order coffee, so please log in check out the market!
Please place all orders by 5pm on Tuesday afternoon so that the farmers have plenty of time to get your orders ready for market on Thursday evening. You’ll be able to pick up your order through the front entrance of Locopops (2604 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705) between 4:30 and 6:30. I’ll be there to get your order. Please park across the street at Grey Stone Baptist so that we can avoid and unfortunate collisions in the already busy lot adjoining Bull City Records.
Look forward to seeing all of y’all and meeting some of you for the first time! Again, check The Market and support your local producers!