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Champaign, OH:  The finest meteorologists!


Thanks Chuck and Phil! Looks like Spring will be coming early! You silly critters are giving us hope we could get out there and grow something! If you haven’t planned your garden, there’s still time! Lots of time…at least six weeks:).

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is open.


The Spa City Co-op market is now open at spacity.locallygrown.net for ordering, and will remain so until Tuesday at 9 pm. Pickup will be this Friday the 8th at 3:30 – 5:30 at the Art Church. Please pick up as early as you can at that time.

This week’s market Manager is Karen Holcomb, 501-760-3131, ksholcomb@gmail.com.

Thanks for supporting your co-op.

TriLakes (NY) Winter Farmers Market:  Trilakes Winter Market open


Good chilly evening. The market is open for orders through Monday, with pickup at the new Green Goddess location in (northeast corner of the Placid Pond complex, in front of Hannford).

I apologize that I had not looked for all the automated messages and corrected them last time. Pickup is from 3 to 6 on Wednesday. Please bring cash or make check payable to “Rehoboth Homestead”. I am running it through our farm account and passing Harmony Hills and Asgaard money through to them. I recommend you not write the check until you get to the pickup – fresh greens are very “iffy” – this is the coldest/cloudiest winter we’ve had since growing winter greens and it is not nearly as “productive” or “harvestable” as the last few years have been.

We do still have some great veggies, and lots of fresh eggs, wonderful meat, soap, cheese, salsas, etc.

Thank you for supporting local farmers.

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is open!


Well, the software did not underline the items available at Market2Go! EVERYTHING in that menu is available at Market2Go except the 3 TBSP of sugar!
Happy Shopping!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Welcome to Market2Go! The Market is OPEN!


The Market is OPEN!!

This cold weather makes me want breakfast for dinner! How about scrambled eggs, sausage, and pancakes? Items underlined are available at Market2Go!
Sausage links or patties, scrambled eggs
Pancake recipe:
3 cups self rising flour
3 TBSP sugar
3 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
1/3 cup melted butter
Mix all ingredients well and cook on greased or non-stick griddle.
Enjoy your pancakes with Sugar Cane Syrup or Honey.

Enjoy shopping at Market2Go!!

Champaign, OH:  Help needed!


We have an oportunity to help a friend who is gathering some info. Can you help by filling out a survey? Even better, it is a survey about local food preferences. Check it out and lend a hand if you have a minute.

Like to eat? Ohioans are showing a growing interest in eating locally grown foods. A local survey is being conducted, through the support of the Ohio State Extension Office in Miami County, to better understand consumer interest and perceptions of buying local foods; and your help is needed! Please share your opinions by going to

www.surveymonkey.com/s/osulocalfood
and filling out a short and completely anonymous survey. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Thank you! If you have any questions please feel free to contact Brian Raison at raison.1@osu.edu or Jessica Chadwell at jess.chadw@gmail.com

Please fill it out for us!

Champaign, OH:  Juicy news!


Good gravy it is cold! Sorry to always be chatting about the weather but we sure have seen a wide range of weather diversity these days! Enough about that I guess!

Don’t tell my husband but I’ve spent some time with another man today! Check out The Bayou Gardener. While we have just met, I’m in love already. Looks like his videos, while I’ll admit might be a bit juvenile for the experienced gardener, are full of great suggestions and methods and will help all of us learn and become better at our craft. If you plan to make this year your first to try a garden, spend some time with my new boyfriend and you’ll see why I’m so fond! I’ll share him (but just today;)

A shout out too to our newest vendor Michelle Comer with Homecomer Traditions. You might know Michelle from Mechanicsburg with her soft pretzels, unless you are late to the market as she always sells out early. Those pretzels are addictive! My children go nuts for them! Find her under the Baked Goods tab and support Michelle!

I want to give a huge “Atta Girl” to Carla Miller from JC Growers. She is so on it already that she is asking for feedback from her customers on what they would like her to grow for them. It is only February and she is planning her garden. I put her on a pedestal because it is important if you want to eat something new this summer or fall, tell your growers what you want. They are all eager to please! Also, if there is another product, herb, meat, dairy or whatnot, please mention it to them. I assure you there might be others who want the same item and our vendors aim to please! Great Job Carla and Jenny! Superb!

Don’t forget, the market is now open even though it is Friday! Shop now through Tuesday! And please, if you enjoy the market, please tell a friend and offer to help them get set up with us. Our valued vendors work really hard to provide food for us and we need to continually support them so they can support us. The more we shop, the more they can plant, grow, expand their business, etc. It is the circle of shopping local!

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Vista Marketplace:  Saturday is Market Day!


The Vista Marketplace Famer’s Market located at 701 Whaley is open from 10-2 and you’re invited.

It might be a little windy, but breakfast will be quite cozy on the porch with our local muscians and the Millwood Coffee Company supplying our “brunch”. Come out and see Tom’s Antique Coffee Roaster in action, have some coffee and take some home.

Make sure you visit with our new vendors as well as our regulars and see what South Carolina has to offer.

Bringing some of that wonderful curly leafed spinach (limited supply).

Hope to see all of you there!
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Tampa Bay :  Online Ordering Open! Graffiti Cauliflower, Deer Tongue Lettuce- All from Florida!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


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Foodies,

Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till 11pm Monday night!

http://tampabay.locallygrown.net/files/product/image/107145/original/eggs.jpg?1350918209The pick up times have been extended to Wednesday 6-8pm in order to better accommodate our distributor, farmers, and customers!

And Thursday from 1-4pm. (case by case, call ahead)

If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero

Order here today!.

Email us if you have any questions.

The boxes are now hand-selected by the customer/member instead of pre-packaged. This means the earlier you come, the more selection you’ll have for your box!

We may donate excess food that does not sell in the course of a week to local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the Good Samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings for those in need.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within the month that will be a reality.

The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.

We need a permanent spot that we can call home for the state and county to recognize, as our agreement for the Ella’s location was only for 6 months.

The steering committee has begun looking, but currently, the co-op needs to raise funds in order to afford a space. The co-op is current paying for itself but not much more.

We’re trying to plan the next Steering Committee meeting for sometime in the coming weeks. If you would like to join in on the conversation, e-mail us.

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events


Birdhouse is looking for a new home.

If you got any leads, please email us at BHbuyingclub@gmail.com or Steering Committee Chair Josh – Jglenes@gmail.com

Ryan, our Market Manager will be in Cuba from February 13-23 in order *to learn about cooperatives and permaculture initiatives there. Sarah, along with any volunteers who would like to help, will be handling orders and pickup during that time. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, feel free to contact Sarah at 407-754-5794 or ssmarsh2@mail.usf.edu.

HCC will be hosting a Beyond Sustainability Conference at the end of February (Feb 28-Mar 1). The focus will be on social entrepreneurship and sustainable economy: exploring nexuses. For more information, Click Here




Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.

Augusta Locally Grown:  THE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBER!
Please welcome the newest member of ALG’s board of directors, Jenny Jia. Jenny is a GRU medical student with a deep commitment to public health. She is a founding member of Slow Foods Emory, and just stepped up to the volunteer position of Market Manager for the Veggie Truck Market of Harrisburg, starting March 19. We a fabulous addition to the ALG leadership!

WELCOME KENZIE!
Our Riverwood market has a new student intern on-board. Welcome Kenzie! This Greenbrier student is a self-described environmentalist who wrote that she is drawn to the work of ALG because of its commitment to sustainability. We will certainly aim to keep her busy in that area of interest.

EGG CANDLING CLASS:
If you someday hope to sell those eggs your backyard poultry have been laying, you will need an “Egg Candling” certificate from the GA Depart of Ag. The next free certification class is Tuesday, April 23, in Summerville, GA. Call Kendra at 706-857-0744 to register.

FEATURED AT THE AJCC THIS WEEK: HARD EARTH FARM
Hard Earth Farm will showcase their work at the AJCC this Tuesday, including goats milk soap and farm-grow wool/mohair woven art, apparel and rugs. Come meet your farmer!

CALL FOR LOCAL BUSINESS SPONSORS FOR THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET:
The Evans Towne Farmers Market is seeking “Sponsors of the Week.” For a $150 sponsorship donation, you are featured on the market week of your choice. You may set up tent that Thursday evening, sell your goods or services, and even decorate the Market Archway. You also pick the Theme for the week and get linked all over our website and facebook. To see who’s signed on so far, visit www.EvansTowneFarmersMarket.com.

Cheers!
Kim