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Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday June 7


I hope this finds you all doing well.
Just a short note, we are open!
See you on Friday.
Thank you,
Brady

Athens Locally Grown:  Market Open for June 6


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

There’s not much new to report this week. Summer veggies are really starting to come in now, and the recent rains and cool nights have kept the spring items around a little longer. We’re at the change of the season now, and everything is very weather dependent. Just a little too much heat will end the spring items, and just not enough sun will keep the summer goodies from ripening. Right now, it loos like we’re getting things just right for both, but all that could change a week from now.

Our next farm tour is coming up in a few weeks, out in Nicholson. It seems like many of our farms are to the east of Athens, but if you’re on the north side of town, this is a chance for you to see a grower closer to you than usual. And such a lovely farm it is, too! See more info about that down below.

Thanks 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!

Upcoming Local Food Events

June 22nd: Be a Farmer For A Day at Dragonfly Farm in Nicholson, Georgia This is the fourth FREE event in the Farmer for a Day Tour Series of 2013. We arranged five tours this year, scheduled around the needs of various small farms. Each one is unique. Be sure to get your event ticket today! Each event will offer you a chance to experience real work on the farm, so come prepared to work! The work session will last for two hours. You may want to bring your own work gloves, weeding or digging tools, etc. if you have them. Be sure to prepare for the weather appropriately and dress for getting dirty or muddy. You will be in an agricultural setting and can expect sun, rain, bugs, wildlife, dogs, electric fences, pets, and farm animals to be part of the experience. Do not bring your dog with you for an “outing” as this would stress the livestock and disrupt work. Please plan to closely supervise your children during all activities. Water will be provided during the work session and a nutritious lunch is also provided. Farmers will have products available for purchase at the event, so you may want to bring cash/checks and a cooler with you. If you have special dietary needs, plan accordingly to bring those with you. To save resources, feel free to bring your own water bottle and dishes. David Hoescht is the farmer at Dragonfly Farm. He performs miracles- transforming areas of his property into fertile landscapes of flowers, fruits, and vegetables. These are all fed with his own home made compost and vermicompost. Come see how he does it, and help harvest berries and vegetables. Hands-on composting demonstrations! Meet new people, and purchase flowers and other farm products. A Local lunch will include products from Dragonfly Farm such as greens, field peas, and fruit cobbler. To sweeten the pot, thousands of day lilies of wide variety will be in full bloom that weekend! Bring a fishing pole if you’d like to stay a while after we work. We hope you can join us for a fun day of volunteering, meeting new friends, delicious food, and fresh farm air! This is a free event! You will be contacted to confirm registration and be given the address and directions. You will be asked for a phone number in case of emergency cancellation. If you do not get a confirmation, please email Cathy Payne. For questions, contact Cathy Payne, event coordinator, at broadriverpastures@gmail.com or 706-283-7946.

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market on Saturday has opened for the season on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons (see their website for info). The Watkinsville market has opened as well. The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse, and several ALG vendors also sell there. Most of the other area markets are preparing to open back up as well very soon!

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (even 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!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for June 5, 2013


Hey Local Food Lovers,

This may be the latest and shortest message ever, but tonight I better not allow myself to get swept away in the local food talk of the week.

Just hope you all buy lots of yummy stuff and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

EAT WELL,

Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - June 3, 2013


Message from Market Manager

LOTS OF NEW BLACK ANGUS BEEF CUTS THIS WEEK FROM LAKE KERSEY FARMS. SALE PRICING ON FERGUSON FARM HAMS!

OUR SUMMER MARKET & YOUR SUMMER TABLE
Yes, we grow chemical-free vegetables year round and our Market will be open all summer! You are already starting to see summer greens that we encourage you to integrate into your diet. These local greens, etc. are going to deliver high quality, very powerful nutrients to your body that you cannot buy in local stores or markets this summer. We suggest that all our customers read “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver which is guaranteed to give inspiration in making the required mental shift to truly EAT LOCAL.

LATEST VIEW FROM NATHAN’S GARDEN
Fifty-three “seconds of heaven” in the garden.

SEASONAL PRODUCE CHANGES
This could be the last week Geraldson Community Farm is with us until October. We are so grateful they have been willing to work with us this season and share their bounty to supplement our Market. Best to stock up this week just in case! They are letting us order until Wednesday noon so no more time restrictions for your orders.

If you don’t yet follow us ON FACEBOOK then you are missing out on all the fun. Please go out there and “like us”! Keep up with customer testimonials, event announcements, etc.

Wondering how to deal with nematodes and how much water is too much for your yard? Here is a new video excerpt from Volunteer Jeff Yentzer from when he attended Nathan’s class on “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg”. I will take a risk here and try not to appear biased when I say that Nathan is a GREAT teacher! His next class is 8AM – 10AM this Saturday. See details on our Calendar of Events on the Weblog page of our website.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BLOGGING?
Many of our customers are quite talented in the kitchen. Here is a great volunteer opportunity for YOU and a nice contribution to the those who follow our blog. If you have a special concoction or simple way to integrate Market produce into a diet, you can help others who don’t know how to make these dietary changes. Don’t know how to blog? Call the Market Manager at 727-515-9469 for help to get started. Here is our latest blog entry for Dressed Medjool Dates.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DELIVER PRODUCE TO OUR CUSTOMERS?
I am looking for weekly volunteers on Fridays between 10AM and 1PM for this very customer-oriented task. If you are an active customer, would like to save on delivery fees, have customer service experience, and enjoy meeting new people, this volunteer opp may be for you. Mileage reimbursement available. Please call Tina at 727-515-9469 for all the details.

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT PACKAGING & DISTRIBUTION OF PRODUCE?
If so, are you interested in volunteering WEEKLY for our Market on Thursdays from noon to 4PM? Please call Tina at 727-515-9469 for details. As St. Petersburg spreads its wings into urban agriculture enterprises, this skill will be greatly needed!

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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  • 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.

Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

TUESDAY FROM 830AM to 1130AM ==NO Saturday volunteers this week due to Nathan’s workshop
Here is your invitation to volunteer in Nathan’s garden. No RSVPs are needed! This is a great time to get exposed to local organic gardening and gain experience maintaining a summer garden in St. Petersburg. Call Nathan at 727-403-1655 if you have any questions or need directions.

SUMMER VEGETABLE GROWING IN ST. PETERSBURG” on June 8th, 8 AM Details are on Calendar of Events. This will be held every Second Saturday of the month and is open to the public. RSVPS are required and will help determine if the class will be held. Bring your friends and save $10 each on this valuable experience! This class makes a great gift for any occasion! RSVPs still being accepted.

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!

DeForest, WI:  Availability for Week of June 2


To Contact Us


Contact info:
FARMER@forestrunfarm.com
See What’s Happening:
Forest Run Farm on Facebook

Order Sunday, Mon or Tues

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!

Welcome all new account members!

The Market Managers,

John and Dena Schlitz

Market News

DeForest Locally Grown has grown in size by one more farm. We welcome Roots & Shoots, LLC to the Market! They will be offering All-Natural Products including deodorant, lip balm, and bar soap, as well as 100% Maple Syrup. Roots & Shoots is a small farm tucked in the bluff land between Baraboo and Sauk Prairie. They are a diverse farm, with beehives, laying hens and meat chickens. Their certified organic fruits and vegetables are distributed to CSA members and the Baraboo Farmer’s Market. They also produce the maple syrup and all-natural skin care products that are being offered here at DeForest Locally Grown.

At Market this week

In addition to the news products from Roots and Shoots, Forest Run Farm is offering spinach, tat soi, and lettuce again this week. The herbs look wonderful! To name a few: Lovage has a celery flavor, Oregano is great in herb butter and on pizza, Chives will liven up a salad when you don’t have onion.

Vegetable plants are still available—peppers and tomatoes and herbs. Note that CSA credit can not be used on plants, nor on all-natural products from Roots and Shoots or Maple Syrup, so please pay for them with cash or check.

Friday pick up will be 3-6pm. Please make alternate arrangements for pick up if needed.

Suncoast Co-op:  Online market is open for ordering till Thursday Noon @ www.suncoastco-op.com


Just a friendly reminder our market is open for online ordering and closes Thursday Noon.

New Items on the Market:

Peaches!
Tomato plants
Tzatziki sauce
Bat Guano
Black bean brownies (Gluten Free)
Ginger Ale
Peanut Butter Hummus
Moringa Crackers
Pepper Plants
Essential Oils
Potatoes
Candles
Oranges
Peppers
Onions
Kale
Focaccia bread, Granola Bread, Orange Marmalade Bread
Sweet Potato slips
Parsley
Georgia Collard Greens
Brassica Crisps
Soaps

Cedar Grove Farm:  CSA Availability for 6/5/13


Hello all —

As I type this, the sky is quickly darkening and there’s a low rumbling thunder in the distance. We are hoping for a good rainfall tonight to keep our plants happy.

This week we pulled up four rows of garlic and filled the entire bed of a truck. The plants are currently taking over most of the wrap-around porch and it’s a sight to see. Next we’ll hang them in the barn for a few weeks to completely cure, but we are offering the early milder harvest now. Sugar snap peas are another new item this week and they are sweet, crunchy, and delicious. We are still offering cheddar cauliflower and thanks to a kind neighbor we now know it has 25% more vitamin A than other varieties and tastes great in soup.

What else? The pac choi has grown big and beautiful, the zephyr squash is coming in strong and we still have our sweet strawberries for a little while longer. This will be the last week for the tasty salad turnips, so get ’em while you can. Hope you find something you like this week.

Have a happy and a healthy,

The CGF team

Farmer At Your Door:  Market Open! Over 300 Local Products!


The market is open until Tuesday evening. Shop for over 300 local products and support your farmers, growers, vendors and your health!

www.scwisc.locallygrown.net

Madison GA:  The Market is Open!!!!!!!


See everyone Wed!!!!!!!

Local Farms First:  Last Day To Place An Order!



Greetings local food lovers!

Make a quiche this week!

Order your eggs from Holy Terror Farm this week and create a delicious egg dish like an omelet or a quiche. These two ideas are great ways to use this delicious product from your farmers. Local eggs dishes are really simple to make and will add a special twist to your week!

Place your order soon because tomorrow the market closes! Don’t miss out on the great local food!

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Maya Silver
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
970-641-7682
click here to start shopping on the website:
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com