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Citrus County Locally Grown:  Last Order Before Christmas


Hello CCLG Family and Friends!

This week is the last week to place an order for pickup BEFORE Christmas! If you haven’t noticed there are some new products added last week and this week from soaps to decor, fruits and vegetables, and more!

As always Gift Certificates are available. Don’t forget, a $10 CCLG Gift Certificate can be used to pay for one family’s CCLG membership for a whole year!

Happy Holidays!

The CCLG Team

www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

ALFN Local Food Club:  A Change in Monday's Pickup


Morning Everyone,
Christmas approaches, and we have an important announcement: As Monday night is Christmas Eve, we are changing our Monday pickup time to Sunday, 4:30-6. We hope that works for your schedule. If not, Saturday is still an option!
Three more bits of delicious news:

  • Falling Sky has whole turkeys + turkey breasts and legs available.
  • North Pulaski has organic ripe tomatoes.
  • My last weblog should have read “Throes” not “Throws” in the subject line. “Thanks,” to my grammar watchdogs.
    Sincerely,
    Sam Hedges

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Local Food!


Good Morning All,
Christmas Day is literally just around the corner now, I hope everyone is ready. The market will be closed during Christmas week so stock up on everything you need this week.

We have delicious baked goods, healthy meats, fresh lettuces and greens and don’t forget what a great gift a fresh wreath, swag or homemade soap and lotion combo would be for your loved ones.

Have a great week and I’ll see you on Thursday!

Risa

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order Local Food!


Good Morning Everyone,
It’s time to order your local food from the South Cumberland Food Hub. We still have quite a few things available. Be sure to stock up as we will be closed on Christmas Day!

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Risa

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Dec. 17, 2012


Message from Market Manager

We do not close for the Holidays.
We will have fresh fruit, like apples and pears, etc. by the end of this month. Sorry for the delay.

NEW GROWERS THIS WEEK!

  • Thanks to Ray Wunderlich III for bringing a brand new, local community garden to our Market. Ray is responsible for managing production of organically grown, chemical-free vegetables from the Pioneer Settlement Garden located at Boyd Hill Preserve in St. Petersburg. The Garden is a unique, inclusive educational/community based, chemical-free and organically grown vegetable garden and nursery. Welcome and thank you for coming on board!
  • We also welcome Cindy Tyson who is offering star fruit through our Market’s new outlet dubbed St. Pete Fruit Stand. This outlet will serve as a seasonal grower spot when it just doesn’t make sense for someone to sign up as a full-time Grower. They will still get the glory for providing the fruit by having their name posted with the product description and on the Fruit Stand grower page. We hope this will encourage those of you with abundant fruit trees to consider selling your overage through our Market.

UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS TO DAZZLE YOUR LOVED ONES
What type of gift can you buy for the person who has everything or what special treat can you bring to liven up a party? Need a stocking stuffer? We have lots of locally made, unique items to choose from on our Market! Please support these local small businesses all year round, many of which can only be found on our online Market at www.stpete.locallygrown.net.

  • Chef Roux’s Gluten Free Chocolate Cake from GateauOChocolat (variety of pates too!)
  • Pink Himalayan Salt Bricks from Savory Spice Shop
  • A Market Gift Certificate from St. Pete Locally Grown (minimum $5)
  • Organic Sprouted Breads from 20 Shekels Bread
  • Seasonal Remedies from Imperial Gardens (raw desserts too!)
  • Fresh Chevre Torte from The Dancing Goat (soaps too!)
  • Workshop on “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” from Nathan’s Natural Veggies
  • Fresh cut Aloe Leaves from Sustainable Me
  • Locally roasted coffees from Java Planet Organic Coffee Roasters
  • Prepare a platter of Fresh Key West Shrimp from Offshore Seafood Company
  • Gluten-Free Maple Nut Granola from Mindful Meals Whole Personal Chef
  • Curry Tree Leaves from Brenon’s Homegrown
  • Cuban Oregano from The Faith House
  • Lip Balms & Soaps from Rebecca’s Bees
  • A healthy tray of Wheatgrass Micro Greens from Urban Greens
  • Ghost Peppers from Barchie Farms
  • Habanero Peppers from Velouria Farms
  • Herbal Teas & Pain Management Remedies from Herbalwise (other Remedies too!)
  • Walking Iris plant from Affordable Plants by Nathan
  • Crystallized Ginger from Organically Inclined
  • 28 pounds of goodness from Jane’s Earthworm Castings

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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Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

  • RELAUNCH OF “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 RSVP’s 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!
  • 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!

Athens Locally Grown:  Availability for December 20


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

It’ll just be a quick note this week, so you can get right to ordering. There are 1061 items listed this Christmas week. Two years ago I was excited because there was only 800, so this is fantastic. It’d be no trouble to put together a Locally Grown holiday meal using only ingredients provided by our growers, and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. And there are even lots of gift baskets and other items suitable for giving. Sylvan Falls Mill has a gluten free almond Noel Log cake that I’m excited about, that might start a new dessert tradition at my house. And there’s so much more from all of our other growers and producers. Such a treat!

We will be operating our normal days and times this week, so we’ll be seeing you on Thursday the 20th as normal. If I get all my ducks in a row, I’ll even have some hot cider and maybe even other goodies to share. The Athens Farmers Market closed for the winter yesterday, but we’ll be going right through non-stop, even on the 27th. Our growers are still going strong, and you can even get vine-ripened tomatoes for your Holiday table!

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, and local food in general. 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!

Porterdale, GA:  Porterdale locally grown


Hello everyone!
I will be out of town next weekend and am putting the market on hold. Assuming that the Mayans were wrong, we’ll be having the next pickup on the 29th.
Happy holidays!
Helen

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for December 19th, 2012


Hey Local Food Lovers,

It’s hard to believe but we’re already just one week from Christmas. The last couple of weeks of Locally Grown have been nice because we not only have seen some new customers, and some we haven’t seen around in a while, but we’ve had a lot of farmers hanging around the market for folks to meet. Last week Sid Blalock of Burton Mountain Farms was helping Teri to run market at the Clarkesville location, and we also had a special visit from Linda Johnson of Sylvan Falls Mill who let folks taste her delicious Christmas cakes and pastries.

Not only is this the last market before Christmas, it’s the last market of 2012. As you might have guessed we’ll be taking Christmas week off, so the next market won’t be until January 2nd (with ordering that Sunday the 30th of course). We’d really love to end the year with a bang. Last time we checked we were very close to having sold $40,000 for the year. If you guys really go nuts this week we just might make it.

Since we’re exactly 10 days before Christmas I’m gonna give you my top 10 market items you should buy this week.

1) EGGS – holy cow they are back – better go ahead and order 2 or 3 dozen to get through the holidays.
2) Moravian Ginger Cookies – from Mill Gap Farm- you should buy these as stocking stuffers they are so, so good.
3) Cornmeal – A great gift for a taste of the southern charm.
4) Jams and Jellies – A wide selection of Fig, Tomato, Muscadine, Scuppernog, Basil
5) Gift Certificate – help turn someone on to Locally Grown by giving them a gift certificate for fresh food in 2013. Gibson Farms also has a certificate.
6) Buche de Noel Cakes – Sylvan Falls makes an incredible holiday cake and with organic and freshly ground ingredients.
7) Bath Salts – It’s the holidays and its time to relax. Give a gift to yourself or someone you love with these homemade and aromatic bath salts.
8) Microgreens – arugula, brocolli, radish, sunnies, wheatgrass….all miniature and make for incredible salads that are unique, delicate, elegant and flavorful.
9) Dried Peppers – We love to spice up dishes all winter long, and a bunch of peppers in a mason jar is a great artistic piece in any kitchen, so can also be gifted to those spicy loved ones….you know you have one.
10) Fresh Bread – if you’re headed to see family you know it’s quite impressive to show up with a baquette under your arm. So grab some extra carbs to get you through the next two weeks.

You’ll notice I emphasized mainly the processed foods that are a little more shelf stable than our fresh greens, but lately my favorite meals have been those that included turnip and mustard greens cooked in chicken broth, some of those spicy dried chilies and onion. It’s just sooo good!

We hope you have a marvelous Christmas and we thank you again for supporting Locally Grown this year. As soon as we come back in January we’ll be asking for your opinions of what you’d like to buy in 2013 so put your EATING CAPS ON! And thanks to all who published a recipe, told a friend, handed off a business card, or other unique ways that you all have been an integral part of Locally Grown this year. We love our customers! You’re who make this market happen and we appreciate you.

Merry Christmas!

Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun
3)

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market 2 Go Christmas Schedule


Many of you have asked — the market will be open as usual over the next 2 weeks. We will NOT close the Thursday between Christmas and New Year’s.

This week is your last chance before Christmas to order gifts, and we have a great selection of local food as well as gift certificates.

Thanks to Lisa Guidos and Denise McGuire for offering to help at the Sugar Magnolia pickup this week. We also need volunteers for Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 while Katy is home for Christmas holidays.

Enjoy shopping!

www.statesboromarket2go.locallygrown.net

Clemson SC:  Drop Off is Changed To Tuesday


Hello Folks.
*Drop-off *for Clemson.locallygrown.net is *TUESDAY *4-5 pm. This is a change from our usual day, so please take note. This will make it more convenient for folks who attend church on Wed. Hope this works out best for all! :-)
Donna