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Champaign, OH:  Almost there...


Here’s your “heads up” that time is fleeting for you to order from the market tonight! Get your orders in before it closes at 8!

Russellville Community Market:  Market Reminder


It’s almost closing time for the market! Be sure to get your orders in by 10:00 p.m. tonight!

Special Announcement: The week of Christmas, (market week beginning the 23rd), RCM has opted to close for the holidays! This gives all of our RCM’ers a chance to spend time with family and friends. Take this week to stock up on all your staple market products for the Christmas holiday!

Not sure what to get your friends and family for Christmas? How about an RCM gift certificate? Available in any denomination you’d like! Check them out on the market page!

Don’t forget we have new pick up times available from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the Market on Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

United States Virgin Islands:  Weblog Entry


Seasons Greetings! ‘Twas the Locally Grown befor Christmas and all through the island, Carnival was stirring, and everyone was smil’n!

At this week’s special Christmas Season market will be fruits, vegetables, greens, seasonings, spices, flowers, plants and more.

Special guest will be Toni Downs, of Bee Caribe selling her own harvested honey, seasonal chutneys, jams and jellies and some really nice feel good body products!

You’ll also see new calabash and bamboo products for sale!!!

Great produce, great products, great memories for the holidays.

Conway, AR:  Market Reminder


The market closes tonight at 10 P.M. To place an order, visit Conway.locallygrown.net/market Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.

CLG Community To Provide 4 Scholarships For SSAWG Conference
The Community Fund is going to provide four scholarships to the 2012 Southern SAWG Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference in Little Rock 25th thru the 26th. The event attracts over 1200 farmers and food advocates and offers fifty-six 1.5 hour sessions on a broad range of topics. These sessions will provide organic and sustainable production and marketing information for commercial horticultural and livestock producers, enterprise management lessons, farm policy education and community food systems development information.
Click here to learn more about the SSAWG Conference!

Applications for the SSAWG Scholarships are due by this Friday December 21st and will be awarded on December 24th. Anyone in the CLG Community is eligible to apply!
Click here to fill out an application!

For all of those wondering, CLG will be open the week of Christmas and New Years!

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Turkeys available


I just got a call from a farmer in south GA that has some heritage turkeys available. He has them leftover from a contract that was canceled. He has 100+.
They are going to weigh in at 22lbs+.
They are currently live and will be processed to order.

To make it work we would need to order at least 30 or more.

He is offering a special price of $2.50 per lb. I would have to add a pick up fee since I will have to hire a driver to go get them. I am thinking about 7.50 to $10.00 per bird. That would make them about $65.00 each.

They are pasture raised and he also makes his own feed. They are not organic but he does not use growth hormones, antibiotics or artificial feeds.

If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible so we can try and put together a plan.

Thank you,
Brady

Conyers Locally Grown:  Turkeys available


I just got a call from a farmer in south GA that has some heritage turkeys available. He has them leftover from a contract that was canceled. He has 100+.
They are going to weigh in at 22lbs+.
They are currently live and will be processed to order.

To make it work we would need to order at least 30 or more.

He is offering a special price of $2.50 per lb. I would have to add a pick up fee since I will have to hire a driver to go get them. I am thinking about 7.50 to $10.00 per bird. That would make them about $65.00 each.

They are pasture raised and he also makes his own feed. They are not organic but he does not use growth hormones, antibiotics or artificial feeds.

If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible so we can try and put together a plan.

Thank you,
Brady

Plattsburgh Online Ordering:  Last order for three weeks


This Saturday is the last farmers market for three weeks. We will offer online ordering with delivery into Plattsburgh or pickup at Rehoboth Homestead between the monthly markets that will be the 2nd Saturdays of January, February, March, and April.

Rehoboth Homestead will have eggs self-serve on their front porch at all times, and you can call (643-7822) or email if you want chicken or duck put in the porch freezer for you to pick up.

So, stock up a little. Have a great (if dreary looking) week.

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Closes Tomorrow


Good Morning Locavores!
A bright, brisk wind this day’s commencement. Perfect for taking the recycling out.
The Market closes tomorrow. One more day to get your order in before two agonizing weeks of absence. Won’t you need eggs and breakfast sausage for your holiday mornings? Won’t you need Rudolph-esque red tomatoes, organic and locally grown?
We WILL be juicing this Saturday. $2 a cup, $1 if you use your own Food Club produce.
Josh Hardin of Laughing Stock Farms will also join us with his organic snow peas, rainbow carrots, fennel, etc., as well as Hardin Farms’ pecans.
See you this Saturday for a bustling holiday market!
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, Week of Dec 16 2012


Order on line at www.old99farm.locallygrown.net

Christmas week I will have a market on the Thursday as usual.

Greens are holding well in the greenhouse because of the mild weather, lots of lettuce, mizuna , parsley and kale.

I’ll continue the ‘buy two get one free’ special on eggs this week, since lots of people are into Xmas baking.

Do you think we’ll have a green holiday season? Climate Disruption is no longer a matter of conjecture, the international scientific community is consensed on that fact. See http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/05/24/478771/my-nature-piece-dust-bowlification-grave-threat-it-poses-to-food-security/?mobile=nc.
“The best strategy is to shelter in place and fight the front line battle for minds and hearts. Whether it is already too late is not the main concern; life is short and best lived taking action, rather than sitting and waiting for the worst.” (Dan Allen, Extirpation Nation essay on Resilience.org

Superior Seasons:  One More Week!




Good Day!

Reminder! Ordering is still open, CLICK HERE, until Friday at 9am for Saturday availability! There will be NO delivery on Wednesday the 26th! We will be doing delivery on Saturday the 29th, but the market is closed so no pickups.

Holiday Gifts
Are you having trouble getting ideas for that special person? Our store has lots of great options including gift certificates, farm shares, or put together your own hostess/care packages from a selection of fine local product! It’s easy to order and remember there’s no membership fees until your 3rd order (we’re assuming by then you’re hooked!).

Good Growing