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Statesboro Market2Go:  Don't forget to order!


Spring veggies are in season so be sure to check out the selections our farmers have available this week! Eat healthy and eat local!

You have until midnight tonight to order this week!

www.statesboromarket2go.locallygrown.net

Champaign, OH:  Reminder...


Just a reminder to get your orders in by 8 PM tonight! The produce is flying off our site so shop early for best availability! Also if you need a gift idea for Mother’s Day or if you are planning a meal for celebrating with your special someone on Sunday, we have great gift ideas like herb gift sets or even a Buckeye Tree that would leave a legacy for sure! From garlic to olive breads, grilling meats to jars of jam or honey, Mom will appreciate your thoughtfulness of supporting local!

Champaign, OH:  Asparagus time is here!


Extra, extra!!! I wanted to let you know Harrigan’s have joined our market to offer their wonderful asparagus! I just received word tonight so thought I would write to everyone ASAP. She thinks she will have 30 pounds this week with 40 more next week! Two Peas in A Pod (my kids) have a few pounds listed too but you just can’t beat Harrigan’s quantities. Happy day to you and remember the market closes at 8 PM Tuesday!

McColloms Market:  May FFFN Order is Now Closed


Just wanted to confirm that the order is closed and remind everyone that the pick up on Wed at 103 Helen is from 4:30 – 6:45.

Thanks so much.

Melinda

Fisher's Produce Tulsa:  Ordering Open


Ordering is open. Sorry for the late posting. Please place orders by tonight if possible.

This week’s CSA shares will likely include: Broccoli, asparagus, bok choi, kholrabi, lettuce or salad mix, radishes , leeks, or greenyou onions. We have plenty of spinach if you want to sub anything out, give us an email.

Luke

Martin's Farmstand:  We are learning still!


Sorry it sent a list of everything along with the last e-mail. Normally this list will not be attatched, you will have to go to the website to see it. We are still learning how to run this system.

On another note: Let others know about the website. We have a lot to offer to the community by coming together as a farmer’s market online. There is no membership fee this year. Mendy

Martin's Farmstand:  Asparagus is abundant, Market is open


The online farmers market is open for orders now. We are having lovely warm weather so the asparagus is growing very fast. Todays cutting is over 300 lbs. So, lots of asparagus for everyone.
Check out the market page, we have over 100 products already with much more to come as the growing season progresses. For this year we have decided to have no membership fee. There are pro’s and cons to this. We will see what we all think about this again this winter.
Keep in mind that the growers may add more product during the order period as they see what is available. This is especially likely on Monday and Tuesday morning.
Daniel

goMarketNC:  Surprise new growers and offerings at this week's market!


goMarket is growing!
We added two new vendors this week! Homegrown City Farms is bringing all sorts of veggie goodness, while Breezy Oaks Farm offers all sorts of pasture-raised goodness!

A little more about our newest vendor, Homegrown City Farms:
Homegrown City Farms who have quite a number of veggies on offer this week. Their offerings include kale, chard, braising greens and collards! They have a great story that really represents the promise of urban agriculture in Durham. Homegrown City Farms is run by Maryah and Collier, who have been in and out of agriculture for more than ten years.

Check out their homepage:
http://homegrowncityfarms.com/

Other new items in the market:
Radishes from Wild Dog Farm
Chicken, Bacon(!!!) and Breakfast Sausage from Breezy Oaks Farm

For those that are less keen on animal products, don’t forget SPREAD is selling through the market. They offer an assortment of vegan “cheeses” that are a nut-based cheesy spread. Check them out. Hopefully we can get them to set up a sample table at one of our upcoming markets!

Look forward to seeing y’all this Thursday!
With local food love,
-Eric

Melody Lane Co-op:  May 6, 2013




The Market is open every week from Saturday morning until Tuesday evening.
Place your order by 7:00pm Tuesday for pick up the following Thursday.


CO-OP NEWS



I am sitting in jury duty today, writing this email from my iPad so I will keep it short and to the point. Don’t forget to place your order by 7:00pm Tuesday!

Wilderness Family Naturals – our order did finally come so if you ordered from them it will be available for pick up this Thursday.

Green Pasture – A few bottles of Cod Liver Oil / Butter Oil Blend (cinnamon, chocolate, and plain) are available in The Market this week. Get them now before they sell out! I have already placed the order so they may even be ready for pick up this week.

Goat Milk Samples: I will have some extra goat milk again this week for anyone that would like to try before you buy. You can have a free sample Thursday afternoon or give a small donation to the co-op and I will pour you a jar to take home.

Coconut Cream Concentrate – New this week, Coconut Cream Concentrate from Tropical Traditions. Made from 100% coconut, nothing added, it can be used as non-dairy creamer or added to smoothies/milkshakes to add flavor. I’ve even used it to ice a cake (blended with a little maple syrup) Yum!

Carlton Farm Tour – I hope you can join us for the Carlton Farm tour this Friday. This is my kids’ favorite farm to visit. Carlton Farm is the co-op’s main source of milk, eggs and meat. This is a great opportunity to see where our food comes from and meet the people that work so hard to produce it. Read all the details and RSVP here.

Mother’s Day Gift Bag – If you are still trying to figure out what to do for mom for mothers’s day (this weekend!) you can stop looking. Good Shepherd Herbals has the perfect gift for mom. A beautiful bag filled with goodies your mom will love. It’s a $37 value for only $30. Find it in The Market under the category Weekly Specials.


Have a great week!

Sandra

CONTACT INFO



Sandra Walker
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator
melodylanecoop@yahoo.com
770-841-3437

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StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - May 6, 2013


Message from Market Manager

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN DELIVERING PRODUCE TO OUR CUSTOMERS?
I am looking for weekly volunteers on Fridays between 10AM and 1PM for this very customer-oriented work. 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!

BUYING PRODUCE FROM GERALDSON COMMUNITY FARM (GCF)
Please shop by MONDAY NIGHT for anything you want from GCF as this will better insure you get what you want. The rest of your order can be placed anytime before Wednesday noon when we close the Market for the week.

WORKSHOPS GALORE THIS WEEK!
Don’t miss Rebecca’s water kefir THURSDAY workshop so you can get your own kefir grains and start producing your own probiotic drink. ALSO, Nathan’s SATURDAY urban farming course will focus on your summer veggie garden! ALL DETAILS BELOW.

LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE FOR MOTHER’S DAY WHICH IS MAY 12TH!
Why not let our online Market give you a unique and healthy option for mom’s gift this year? These local folks sell through our Market, and some of them are ONLY 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
  • Fresh Chevre Torte from The Dancing Goat (soaps too!)
  • Workshop on “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” from Nathan’s Natural Veggies
  • Fresh eggs from Sustainable Me
  • Locally roasted coffees from Java Planet Organic Coffee Roasters
  • Prepare a platter of Fresh Key West Shrimp from Offshore Seafood Company
  • Papayas 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

CRISTY’S CALENDAR STILL HAS SOME OPENINGS; PLEASE PASS THE WORD
If you, or someone you know, need some help designing, planning, or building your yard or any type of garden, our Market endorses Cristy Abbott for the job. A Certified Permaculturist and sole proprietor of a small, local, woman-owned business, Cristy is currently seeking new clients. Call her TODAY to make an appointment and tell her you were referred by St. Pete Locally Grown. 727-520-5303 (cabbott7@hotmail.com) Cristy is a talented professional who is passionate about her connection with the earth.

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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All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS FROM 830AM to 1130AM
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.

NATURAL PROBIOTIC SODA / WATER KEFIR WORKSHOP on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 7-9 pm in Redington Shores
Learn how to make your own refreshing, bubbly soda containing over forty strains of probiotics (over 6 times more than yogurt) using water kefir. Water kefir is a traditional probiotic culture, grown and cared for by many generations who used it to ferment sweet liquid into a healthy, hydrating drink – the precursor to modern day soda. In the class we will taste different recipes including ginger ale, bottle a fermented batch, and you will start a batch of water kefir to take home and ferment your own healthy drinks. Water kefir is self propagating so once you have the basics you can make your own sodas indefinitely. Please bring to class a glass quart jar with lid for your first batch of water kefir. Workshop is $25 per person. Contact rebeccabeekeeper@yahoo.com or 727-688-9069 to register and for directions.

SUMMER VEGETABLE GROWING IN ST. PETERSBURG” on May 11th, 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! You can now pre-purchase this workshop on our Market. 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!