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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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Click here to sign in & shop now

  • If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you.

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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

Homegrown Co-op:  Only one order this week for Holiday! Order all week for Sat. pickup or delivery!


Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559
info@homegrowncoop.org
www.HomegrownCoop.org

Online Market Holiday Hours

Place your order today in our online market!

New Years Schedule:

Market Opens: Sunday Dec. 30th

Prepared Foods Deadline: Thursday Jan. 3rd @ 4 p.m.

Market closes: Friday January 4th @ 9 am

Order Pickup or Delivery: Sat. Jan. 5th from 12-7pm

Farm Store

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Feature Producer: Pure Produce



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Established in 1982…

Chuck Gomez, the owner and of Pure Produce has spent most of his working life in Florida, he was born and raised in New England. He worked in programs in oceanography in Maine accelerating in biology and chemistry subjects, having attended the University of Pennsylvania college.

Here he studied Oceanography. He transferred to the University of Miami, where he also worked at the Marine Institute in Key Biscayne. He met Mayta, his devoted wife and business partner when they began their life-long journey together creating a beautiful family and investing a 2.5 acre property for the future hydroponic farm.

They have supplied the military with produce until 2006. Now we supply Orlando and West Palm beach Hotels restaurants and Resorts and natural food markets.

Florida Items Online Now:

-Beefsteak Tomatoes

-Sweet Holland Peppers

-Cherry Tomatoes

-Celery Tall Utah

-Boston Bibb Lettuce

-Arrowroot

-Red Buttercrunch Lettuce

Order Now Here

Fall Fundraiser: 2 Days Left!






Only two days left! Give your gift today and receive over 100$ in coupons!

Donate Now

In our 3rd annual December fund drive, we seek YOUR donation of just $30!

We are recruiting 300 people to each donate $30 in the next 30 days to meet our fundraising goal, which will fund improvements to the Co-op that allow us to better serve our members and our farmers.

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.
www.homegrown.locallygrown.net

Place your order before Friday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Saturday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 12-8pm on Saturday January 5th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Thursday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
Prepared foods from Venetian Gourmet and Purely Raw

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Stones River Market:  The Market is Back Open - the New Year Arrives This Week


I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays last week and has a safe New Year’s Day this week.

The Market is back open and we have several new items added by our producers. Farmer Brown is starting a “Salad of the Week.” This week he has Harvest Fruit salad. Rocky Glade Farm has fresh brussels sprouts, a winter favorite, this week. Wedge Oak Farm has added chicken necks, perfect for gravy.

Flying S Farm is taking the week off but will return next week.

There are also plenty of other products from our other farmers and producers. Be sure to browse the categories and see what they have listed.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

McMinnville Locally Grown:  2013 is on the horizon!


Well, it’s been a busy year and now it’s time to start 2013! We hope you had a great Christmas with loved ones and wish you the best for the year to come.

We still have a few more holiday meals and parties, but as we try to recover from all the “good” stuff, remember J.B. has some beautiful lettuce and micro greens (and it’s good for you!).

Thanks for your support. Click here for McMinnville Locally Grown Market Section

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

Time to order some good, fresh food to eat now that everything is calming down after the holidays. Just click on the link below to shop and click the cart next to each item you would like to order. Easy squeezie! Pick up on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books, and you’ll be all set. You can shop from the farmers tables at the market as well. We are happy to get back to the market this week and look forward to receiving your order and seeing you there on Wednesday!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Republican Valley Produce:  RVP-Happy New Year


I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. We have been busy with many projects over the break, I forgot to open the market.

The biggest project I finished was our new carrot washer.
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It will greatly decrease the amount of time it takes to wash carrots and other root vegetables.

About our crops, with the extreme cold we have been having as of late, I am not sure how everything has pulled through. I am sure things are ok, but I haven’t pulled off the row covers to make sure. I will know more after today.

Finally, remember pick up this week will be at the Saturday Farmers Market in Manhattan at Pottorf Hall from 8 til 12. Clay Center Produce deliveries will stay on Tuesday.

Thanks,

Jay