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Dothan, Alabama:  Follow & Like Us on Facebook...


New packaging for greens…convenient gallon ziplock bags, ready to cook!

Great Valentine’s Day gift ideas…breads, sweets, honey, even an entire dinner…all local love!

Follow & Like us on Facebook.com/MarketAtDothan

Accepting new growers and vendors for Spring 2013…see info on Growers page.

Pick up Fridays, 9am -11am in The Potting Shed.

Thank you for your support!
Gratefully,
Susan & Amanda

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Feb. 4, 2013


Message from Market Manager

NEW GROWER THIS WEEK
Join us in welcoming Peaceful Place South, an urban farm oasis run by snow birds! Currently in St. Petersburg until spring, these folks are selling the fruit of their family homestead through our St. Pete Fruit Stand. You can find more info on them there. Welcome Jess & company!

MARKET CLOSES WEDNESDAY 12 NOON; DEADLINE FOR ORDERING FROM GERALDSON COMMUNITY FARM (GCF) IS TUESDAY 6PM

LAST WEEK TO ORDER GIFTS FROM OUR MARKET FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
Please the love of your life AND support LOCAL small businesses all in one fell swoop! Looking for something sweet with healthy ingredients? May we suggest Flour-less Organic Chocolate Gluten Free Cake by GateauOChocolat. Check our Q&A page for other unique gift suggestions.

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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  • If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you.

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Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

NEXT SATURDAY==>"SUCCESSFUL URBAN FARMING IN ST. PETERSBURG" on Feb. 9th, 1 PM 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 now being accepted.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ON FEB. 23RD at 6PM
Sponsored by St. Pete Locally Grown, potluck socials are held on the 4th Saturday of each month. These events are 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 February potluck have yet to be announced. An invitation to attend will be sent via Evite and RSVPs to qualifying members.

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!

Rivervalley.locallygrown:  Weekly Market Opening


Rivervalley.locallygrown market is open for your shopping pleasure. Place your orders early to be somewhat assured that you will receive your desired merchandise. The announcement below is about a field day to be conducted later this year but it is announced now so you can put it on your calendar. Go to the link and sign up if you plan to attend.

Bluebird Hill Berry Farm
Farm Field Day

Jerry and Jeaneane Markham, owner/operators of the Bluebird Hill Berry Farm wish to invite all customers to visit the farm. The field day will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a hamburger meal being provided (meat, buns, mustard & ketchup) by the Markhams. Anyone wishing to bring burger condiments, i.e. pickles, lettuce, onions, olives, tomatoes, chips, etc. is welcome. Drinks will be lemonade, tea or water (provided). Sodas will be furnished by the visitors. Ice will be provided.

The field tour will begin following the meal. The tour will be either on foot or on a trailer similar to a hay ride. We will visit the areas where vegetables are produced and discuss production practices. The blackberry field and muscadine vineyard will be toured. Egg and meat production practices will be viewed and discussed.

DATE: 6/2/2013 (Sun 1:00PM – 8:00PM)

LOCATION: Bluebird Hill Berry Farm, 3434 Bells Chapel Rd. E., Atkins, Ar.

CREATED BY: Jerry Markham CONTACT by going to the cite below.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4CA8A929AA8-farm

The Wednesday Market:  More Winter?


Did you know that yesterday was Groundhog Day?

According to legend, if a groundhog sees his shadow on February 2nd, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

According to Punxsutawney Phil of Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania, spring will arrive early this year. Not so, says Georgia’s own Gen. Beauregard Lee. According to the AJC, “On the coldest morning so far this season, Georgia’s resident weather-prognosticating groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, emerged from his Gwinnett County lair only to be chased back inside by his shadow, declaring that we can expect another six weeks of winter.”

Whether spring is just around the corner, or another six weeks away, cold mornings like yesterday deserve a hot, hearty breakfast. With that idea in mind, consider all of the items that The Wednesday Market has to inspire you to prepare a hot breakfast:
Bacon; hot, medium, or mild pork sausage; eggs; honey (to put in your hot tea!); breads, biscuits, and muffins, heated up or toasted; fresh, whole milk (to pour over a bowl of steaming oatmeal); and beautiful preserves, jellies, and jams to top your favorite toast.

The Wednesday Market is open. Log on to www.wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net and place your orders before 10 p.m. on Monday for pick-up between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Some of our customers were unable to use the link published last week to subscribe to The Wednesday Market’s new Facebook page. We apologize that it didn’t work. Let’s try again. Click on or paste this link into your browser: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wednesday-Market/588186251195805. Then you will have the option of logging into Facebook if you already have an account, or you can sign up right then and there. We extend thanks to our customers who have already “Liked” our page and who have started leaving comments.

Thank you for supporting local agricultural, stay warm and we’ll see you on Wednesday!

Your friendly market volunteers,
Anna, Brenda, Sharon, Irma, and Beverly

Jbo Locally Grown:  Market Open for Wed Feb 6 Pick up


Greetings JB Market Fans,
Get online and get your shopping done, there is more winter coming and we don’t want you to go without your beef stew, or your roast chicken, or your Chamomile Milk Bath before bed…..or your farmers market eggs and sausage for breakfast….or…or …or…etc.
Besides, Chapo’s Chili Patch is providing the customer surprise this week, so you might find some colorful powders in your basket.
Pick up is Wed from 5:30 to 6pm, mark your calendar so you don’t forget us when the time comes.
The Market Managers

ALFN Local Food Club:  Just Pretend It's Outside (Open!)


Morning all,
The Market is open. Time for some menu building: veggies, fruit, bread, meats.
PLUS, a lot of seedlings and plants, courtesy of ABC Nature Greenhouse and Herb Farm. Plenty of house plants, heirloom vegetables, and herbs. Based on the weather outside, I’d say you could do some good growing right now. Speaking of which, why can’t this computer be outside, along with our online market? It is beautiful out there. I know it’s hard to stay indoors and place your order. Maybe you can take your i-Phone outside and order in the sunshine?
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

Russellville Community Market:  RCM is Open!


Hey everyone! It’s time for another market week!

We have Drewry Farms back on the market this week with several new and exciting products! Apple trees, peach trees, plum trees, pear trees, blackberry plants, blueberry bushes, raspberry plants and even grape vines! Be sure to check out these awesome fruit-producing selections!

Bluff Top is also offering thornless blackberry plants ready for transplanting!

Don’t miss the new offerings from Four Dogs Bakery! These new treats are sure to make your 4-legged friends happy!

Also, don’t miss the homemade (spicy and regular) almond hummus, made from scratch from Dig In! Garden! It is delicious!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. 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

Swainsboro, GA:  MARKET IS OPEN


Hi Everyone,

The market is open. Look below to see what the farmers have to offer this week.
Have a great weekend.

Homegrown Co-op:  Wednesday's Market is NOW OPEN!!


Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559
info@homegrowncoop.org
www.HomegrownCoop.org

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 5pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Sunday 10am – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Store

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Events

Friday February 8th:

Valentines Day Farmers Market

Friday February 15th-17th:

2013 Florida Herbal Conference

Saturday February 23rd:

Sustainable Nutrition for Vegans and Vegetarians

Featured Producer: Sunchowder’s Emporia!

Sunchowder’s Emporia is based in Longwood, Florida. All of our jams and fruit butters are processed in small batches, never using corn syrup, pectin, preservatives or colors. These fruit and vegetable jams take longer to process than many store-bought jams as commercial pectin is not added to form the gel. All the fruits and vegetables are cut and processed by hand using only fresh, quality ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. She uses French methods of jam making, such as allowing fruit to macerate overnight to coaxe out the luscious flavors of berries, stone fruits and vegetables. The preseves have a pure, smooth texture and are deliciously different from the average jam. It is the hopr that Sunchowder’s Emporia jams, spreads, chutneys and pickles will become pantry staples and wonderful time savers in your kitchen as they make fabulous glazes, dips and appetizers for mealtimes. They can be added to quick breads and cookies for unique baked goods.

Items available from Sunchoweder’s:

Budda Pickles

Cowboy Candy

Jalapeno, Apricot and Wildflower Honey Jam

Raspberry Pepper Jam

And more!






Upcoming Member Monday Special!

This Monday, February 4th members only special is in! Members will receive 15% off the Purchase of Avocados!

Great for making guacamole or just putting in salads!

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.
www.homegrown.locallygrown.net

Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 2-8pm on Wednesday February 6th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
Prepared foods from Venetian Gourmet and Purely Raw

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Stones River Market:  Time to Order Local Food - Market Appearance Updated


Welcome to February and the Market is back open this morning. The groundhog did not see his shadow yesterday. Could Spring be coming soon?

Did you notice the new look of the Market website? I met someone at the conference last week that helps market managers update the appearance of their websites. Please let me know what you think.

New this week – Farmer Brown’s Salad of the Week – Jerry’s Poppyseed

Rocky Glade Farm returns with his abundance of produce. Be sure to check what the other farmers and producers offering this week as you browse the Market.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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