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This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.

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goMarketNC:  Shop goMarket tonight through Tuesday!


Hey everyone!
Tonight’s “newsletter” will be short. I’m packing for an open source e-commerce conference in DC that could help change the face of goMarket! I’m going to represent a new project called the Open Food Web Foundation, which is an open source software non-profit in Australia: link. We’re working hard to develop a platform that would support a complex food system (like ours in the Triangle) where urban and rural farmers have a large diversity of markets to serve. Ideally this system will help support ordering kiosks and help connect with low-income communities, supporting a new, more just food system.

In terms of market news, Berenbaum’s is our newest vendor, and we’re really excited to offer some of their Jewish and Vegan specialties. They’re a really awesome organization with “pay what you can” pricing that I think is an awesome model for supporting food justice in Durham. Check out their website here. This week they are offering a savory mini-meal/snack pie that’d be great with a side of kale from Homegrown City Farm or spinach from Wild Dog farm.

Also, we’re offering a discount on annual memberships for $25 until the 25th of May, (here) which happens to be the same day as the Doughman, which Berenbaums and I will both be tabling in some capacity.

-Eric
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Market instructions:

A couple users had some confusion ordering from the market, so here’s a set of mini instructions that I hope will help anyone that’s had troule:

Sign into the market here and shop the market here and don’t be afraid to contact me with questions or concerns.

After you place your order you’ll get a confirmation email. Items can be picked up between 4:30 and 6:30 at Locopops in Old West Durham.

GFM online farmers market:  The Food Shed is OPEN


You can order your favorite foods now through Tuesday 7:30pm and pick up on Thursday 3-7pm.

This month’s sponsor is www.southbendfoodies.com

There are no fees of any kind thanks to South Bend Foodies. Take a look at their Face Book page and while your at it ‘like’ at www.facebook.com/southbendfood

Info Labs on Tuesdays at 5:30pm

Tuesday at 5:30pm join us for a an informal talk with Carol from Vital Life Elements.

Asparagus, rhubarb, morels are in season and Indiana serves up the finest tasting asparagus there is. Grab a bunch and enjoy it for supper!

Cumberland, TN:  CSFM Open


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

Thanks for supporting your local farmers!

Stone County, AR:  Watch our inventory grow!


Hey, Everyone!

The Market’s now Open!

It’s going to be fun to watch our inventory grow as the season progresses! Ratchford Farms added ground goat meat and goat chops this week…plus several very healthy varieties of leafy greens. We heard a rumor that Reality Ranch will be posting their radishes, bok choy, leaks and lettuces very soon!

Whether you choose to order in advance here online to have your orders ready and waiting for you at Stone County Farmers Market, or you’d rather just shop while there…these two options provide easy ways to stay in touch with your vendors and their products.

And, don’t forget to call and reserve your spot for a workshop or a meal at our Sustainability Weekend on May 31-June 2! There’s something for everyone! Come join us!

Rivervalley.locallygrown:  Field Day & Market Opening


The rivervalley market is open for ordering from the Bluebird Hill Berry Farm anytime except Fridays. Orders from the Stutzman’s Pantry must be made before 7:00 a.m. on Wednesdays. Deliveries are made in accordance to the pick-up location you select.

A field day is planned here at the farm for Sunday afternoon, June 2, 2013. For more information and to sign-up to attend go to the following site: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4CA8A929AA8-farm.

Have a great day!

Palouse Grown Market:  Don't miss out...PGM closes Monday morning!


Sunday morning market update!
Affinity farm has great tasting kale and swiss chard. Deeproots farm and Affinity both have wonderful looking starts, also, check out Palouse Prairie Farms selection of pasture fed meats. See the market list below.
The market closes Monday morning, and you can pickup your orders on Tuesday!

Don’t forget to shop the artisan goods also!

See you Tuesday,
Kim

Stones River Market:  The Market is Back Open Today - Weekly Announcements


The internet is back up at the farm and I can write my newsletter to you. It is amazing what we can do with our cell phones but I cannot type long emails with it.

News items for this week:

  • Flying S Farms returns with their baked goods and jams.
  • Ridiculous Chocolate is taking a break this week.
  • Double Star Bar has mushrooms and wheat grass available.
  • Farmer Brown’s Salad of the Week is Greek.
  • Rocky Glade Farm still has plenty of fresh strawberries.
  • Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, Rainbow Hill Farm and White City Product and Greenhouse have added numerous varieties of live plants.

Rhonda Carey who sells eggs, granola and pies on the Market wants me to let you know she is still here. She now has a new name. It is Kelly Creek Farm.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

Thursday brought a lovely, gentle spring rain to Falling Sky Farm, and although we’ve had a cold, wet spring so far, that little shower was much needed after a week of intensely bright, hot sunshine. On the farm tour two Fridays ago, Rusty Nuffer of Armstead Mountain Farm said something about Arkansas weather that stuck with me – “In the Arkansas hills,” he said, “when it rains you’re eight days from a drought.”

Here’s my own scholarly and scientific analysis of this Ozark farmer expression: Some of our CLG growers like Armstead and Falling Sky are located in the Ozark highlands, and the most arable land in this region is the flattest land, which happens to often be on top of the mountains and ridges. Water rolls downhill obviously, and so this fact coupled with the poor ability of sandy Ozark soils to retain water means that water flows off of mountaintop farms fairly quickly; thus, Rusty’s expression is well suited for his local hydrogeology. Brilliant I know.

On with market business. From Cedar Rock Ridge:
“Please take a look at our expanded herb selections, as always only $1. We garden organically and never use any chemicals. Herbs are cut and washed at noon on market day. You can’t beat the freshness these will add to your meals. Thank you! We have: Lavender, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme.”

I might add that I have recently started using fresh herbs in my basting sauce when grilling steaks and pork chops, and it is a really fun, aromatic technique that I highly recommend!

Another Farm Tour Opportunity!
Bluebird Hill Berry Farm is hosting a field day on June 2! I’ll let Jerry Markham tell you about it: "Plans are to have a hamburger/BBQ sandwich meal at 1:30 p.m. followed by a walking tour of the items near the headquarters. We will take a hay ride tour of the operation that is too far for people to walk. Anyone planning to attend should visit the following link and sign-up www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4CA8A929AA8-farm. Their signing up will assure that there will be enough meat prepared for their meal.

The farm is located 2.5 miles S.W. of Atkins on State Highway 324. To get here from Exit 94 on Interstate 40 you proceed south on Hwy. 105 (Church St.) crossing Hwy 64 and the RR tracks. At the stop sign on Church St. & S.W. 3rd. street turn right and travel 2.5 miles to the Bluebird Hill Berry Farm sign. Entering the address ( 3434 Bells Chapel Rd. E., Atkins, Ar. 72823 ) into a GPS system will bring you right here!"

Jerry Markham
Bluebird Hill Berry Farm
Rivervalley.locallygrown.net

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Single click the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email once your order is placed. Have a wonderful week.

Best regards,
Gabe Levin
CLG Market Director

Russellville Community Market:  The Market is Open!


Hello RCM Community! Welcome to another market week!

First thing’s first!… Our RCM referral program will soon be drawing its first winner on May 30th. That means there are only two weeks left for you to get your name in the drawing for the $25 credit to your RCM account! How does it work? Just get some RCM business cards from us (or use ones you already have), write your name on them, and give them to a friend before he or she makes an order on the market. Once they place their order, they drop off the card with your name on it to us when they pick up their first order! That’s it! You’re entered!

If you missed out on it last week, RCM now has ground goat and goat chops for sale! Don’t miss out on this delicious treat.

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Suncoast Co-op:  Market is open! Make your order of fresh local food today!


Just a friendly reminder our market is open for online ordering and closes Thursday Noon.

New Items on the Market:

  • Essential Oils
  • Potatoes
  • Candles
  • Oranges
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Kale
  • Focaccia bread, Granola Bread, Orange Marmalade Bread
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Georgia Collard Greens
  • Brassica Crisps
  • Soaps