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Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for October 31, 2012


Hey Local Food Lovers,

It’s a SPOOKTACULAR week here at Locally Grown. I have several very important announcements so please be sure and read the whole message to get them….but first. Since market day falls right on Halloween this Wednesday I wanted to encourage those of you who like to indulge a sweet tooth now and then to forget about those cheap bags of candy and try some of Carolyn Brewer’s fudge. She has four different varieties including: Double Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Pecans, and Peanut Butter. It’s fantastico. Do it for Halloween! If Fudge is a bit too sweet, try Sylvan Falls Mills Biscotti, or Chocolate Layer Cake. There’s also April Alexander’s Cheescakes in Apple Cinnamon, Champagne Pear or Plain varieties.

We have one little CHANGE at Locally Grown this week. We’re enacting our SHORTER PICK UP TIMES starting this week. With the night time coming earlier and the cold definitely coming as well we like to shorten the pickup to 5:00 until 6:30pm. In fact, that’s our regular pickup hours and we extend them until 7pm during the summer and early fall. We’ll be a little lenient this week but please try and come by 6:30 to keep us out of the cold and dark.

We have a small handful of great new items I want to mention this week. Mill Gap Farms has two of them: FRESH GINGER and JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES. We just went to the Mill Gap Farm FEATURED FARMER last Thursday night at Lake Rabun Hotel Restaurant and were able to eat some of both of these items and they were terrific. I want to make your mouth water just a bit by describing a couple of dishes on the menu that night. Actually these are the descriptions right from the menu.

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup – creamy soup made with Mill Gap Farm sunchokes and garnished with Mill Gap Farm sorrel.

*Shaved Turnip, Sunchoke, Arugula, & Kale Salad * – marinated Mill Gap Farm Hakurei turnips and sunchokes with Mill Gap Farm arugula and kale, with a balsamic-roasted garlic dressing, and York Hill Farm goat feta, and thin sliced Osage Farm tomatoes.

*Vegetarian Sushi Roll *- nori and sushi rice filled with Mill Gap Farm Daikon radish, Mill Gap Farm Shishito pepper, and Mill Gap Farm carrots, served with a Mill Gap Farm arugula-snow pea salad, and a Mill Gap Farm ginger-roasted carrot puree.

Pork Stir Fry – thinly sliced all natural pork, stir fried with Mill Gap Farm Buthi squash vine tips, Buthi squash, pardon peppers, lemon grass, and ginger, served over organic brown rice.

I bet you wish you’d gone. If you haven’t yet treated yourself to a FEATURED FARMER DINNER at Lake Rabun Hotel you better get your butt in gear because I think this week may be the last one of the season. This week features Turning Creek Artisans and Trillium Farms. It’ll be next Spring before it comes back.

I just have to say that there really is nothing better than having dinner with your farming friends on the night their food is featured at one of the best restaurants in the State of Georgia. That’s not an exaggeration, Open Table named Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant one of the Top Ten Restaurants in Georgia. As good as fresh food tastes all of the time, very few can combine such eclectic seasonal items in as phenomenal a way as chef Jamie Allred.

Last but not least, Melon Head Farms has a smattering of sweet potatoes offered. Nothing brings in the colder days of fall like some hot sweet taters. Show ’em your excited by buying them out.

Thanks for supporting our local farms. It’s greatly appreciated.

AND EAT WELL,

Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturday November 3


I hope this finds you all doing well. What a nice weekend. It is ending with a chill. Looks like we will be cold for a few days.

The gardens are looking great. We have lots of wonderful greens to choose from. Lots of turnips, radishes, kohlrabi, kale chard and more. The onions are even starting to take off. We will start to dig out Jerusalem Artichoke this week, pick more mushrooms and even take a bit more honey.

We are going to try and head up for some milk this week.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Wednesday. Pick ups are on Saturday from 9 to 10 at the Piedmont Green Market (Double B Farm booth), Sandy Springs Green Market (Taylorganic booth) and at the Brookhaven Farmers Market (Double B Farm booth)

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday November 2


I hope this finds you all doing well. What a nice weekend. It is ending with a chill. Looks like we will be cold for a few days.

The gardens are looking great. We have lots of wonderful greens to choose from. Lots of turnips, radishes, kohlrabi, kale chard and more. The onions are even starting to take off. We will start to dig out Jerusalem Artichoke this week, pick more mushrooms and even take a bit more honey.

We are going to try and head up for some milk this week.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Tuesday. We will see you on Friday between 5PM and 7PM at Copy Central (1264 Parker Road, Conyers) and don’t forget to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Porterdale, GA:  Available for pickup November 3


Hello all-

Once again I am going to go slightly off topic, but I thought I’d pasalthusser along to our members.
I have been contacted recently about two greenhouses that are for sale.
One is approx 24×36 with roll-up sides and all of the bells and whistles. A landscaper owned it and is looking to get $3000 for it.  The other one is a 6×8 hobby greenhouse and the owner would like $150 for it. If either of them are of interest to you, Lmk and I will direct you to the sellers.  Also feel free to pass along this info to anyone you know who may be interested.

Orders are due by 9 pm Wednesday and pickup is at 10 on Saturday.

Thanks for being part of this market.
H
770-788-9120

Cedar Grove Farm:  Cedar Grove Farm CSA Availability for October 31


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

There are a couple changes coming up next week about which I wanted to update you. The free-range chicken eggs will no longer be available after this week. Fertile Crescent Farm is phasing out their production. Also, the Downtown market will close after this Wednesday so starting November 7, all pickups will be at Lindsey’s Culinary Market. But, for this week, pickups continue at both locations.

The work at Cedar Grove Farm is busy transitioning to more Fall crops, cover crops and overwinter crops. We have been filling up our hoop houses with more greens, spinach, beets, carrots and salad that will keep coming for several months. The main part of the summer garden has been turned under and planted with clover and winter rye. These plants will provide a significant part of the nitrogen and biomass for the Spring and Summer gardens next year. As I mentioned last week, 40 pounds of garlic cloves (twice as much as last year) and 2000 strawberry plants (4 times this years crop) are in the ground. The next year’s onion and shallot crops will be planted in the coming weeks. Fall and Winter are both very busy at Cedar Grove Farm. If we aren’t planting and harvesting there are always lots of construction and cleanup projects underway.

Our CSA market has several new offerings this week – bunches of young Pac Choi, fresh picked Cauliflower and sweet small Butterhead lettuce. With the cold weather coming on, we also are offering green tomatoes for the market. The broccoli and summer squash are not available this week; although, we hope to get another crop of broccoli this Fall.

The market is open. Hope you can find something you like.

Regards, Farmer Jay

Champaign, OH:  Sandy, Oh Sandy...


Good rainy eve to each of you! Sure hoping Sandy is kind to the East coast and all of us. We hope she understands we meant no harm in being so unwelcome to her in our chatter over the last few days as she prepares to come ashore. Safe wishes for all of us and our extended families in harms way…

Check out the new items this week and some hot stuff in jalapeno land from JC Growers and a great pie from Bishop that is sure to please! We also welcome a non-traditional item of the cutest snowmen pillows around. I hope it isn’t a sign of what is coming the next few days but they are super! I have asked Bishop to bring a sample to the market Thursday so you can all give them a squeeze at market pickup!
Have a great week and be careful!

Monroe Farm Market:  MFM Nov. 1 Delivery


Hello Friends of the Market,

I hope everyone is staying warm and dry this evening.

The market is open and there are many products available – meats, produce, eggs, and crafts.

Have a great week.

Thank you for supporting MFM.

Jennifer

Madison GA:  Madison Locally Grown Product List 10/31


The market is open. Pick-up is Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. See you there.

Patty Lay
Market Manager

Local Farms First:  Heirloom Processing Apples to Keep the Doc Away



Greetings local food lovers!

Feel a cold coming in? The old adage “An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away” might in fact have some truth to it!

Apples contain quercetin, a nutrient which studies show may reduce the risk of some cancers and prevent Alzheimer’s.

Along with quercetin and Vitamin C, apples also are rich in phytonutrients like Vitamins A & E and beta carotene.

Bonus: apples also clean our teeth, killing bacteria in the mouth and fighting tooth decay!

What can’t apples do?

Grab some apples up while they last from Holy Terror & Ela Family Farms or from Delicious Orchards.

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

Cumberland, TN:  CSFM Open


The Cumberland Sustainable Farmers Market is now open for this weeks ordering

Make sure to get your organic, pastured, thanksgiving turkey from West Wind Farms before it’s too late!

Thanks for supporting your local farmers!