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Fresh and Local CSA Market:  Taking Orders Now for Delivery on Friday, Dec. 7

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Don’t Forget! Five pound aged raw milk grass dairy cheese blocks make an elegant, healthful, Christmas gift.

Cheese orders must be received no later than noon tomorrow, December 4 if they are to be delivered on Friday.

We’ll take vegetable orders up to 5 pm on Tuesday.

Please remember: we will run out of some items. All orders are first-come-first-served. You’ll get the best fill by ordering early.

If you want to add a few heritage STEWING HENS to your order on Friday, let me know by 5pm tomorrow. Heritage stewing hens are great for making chicken broth for chicken soup. Heritage stewing hens are older birds. They make a much more flavorful and nutritious stock. Again, please order by 5pm tomorrow. Price is $3.99 a pound. Birds are between 3 and 5 pounds and will be delivered to the site, frozen, on Friday. Order as many as you want!


Farmer Allan

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Dec. 3, 2012

OUR TRIBUTE TO “Llama Jim” aka James L. Murray
It is with great regret that we announce the recent passing of Jim Murray of Llamarojafarms in Pinellas Park. A sudden accident has taken him from his family and friends. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, including all his loyal customers from St. Pete Locally Grown’s online Market. At the outset of its expansion, Nathan’s garden was especially blessed with generous applications of Jim’s highly potent llama manure product, dubbed “llama beans”, in the days before Jim started to package and sell it. Even so, he always had extra to contribute to Nathan’s Natural Veggies garden. Jim’s product was unique in this area, incredibly effective, and very well utilized by the local growing community. We will miss seeing kind and gentle-natured Jim and his faithful dog, Buddy, who survives him. Safe journey, dear friend Jim! Our gardens continue to grow and to be nurtured—as do those who eat their fresh vegetables—by the foundation of Jim’s generosity.

Message from Market Manager

Wonderful things to do in St. Petersburg from promoting activism to touring local gardens!

Richard Nicholson has just posted produce from Richard’s Garden. They promise to be culinary delights that are much needed by our Market. Welcome Richard and thank you for coming on board!

Worden Farm has been unable to fill our orders for the past two weeks as their CSA has opened and they are focusing on fulfilling commitments they have made to their CSA customers. It is possible that we will lose them as a resource. The good news is that John Matthews of Suncoast Food Alliance is hard at work digging up another resource for us. We will soon have news on another Grower! We are truly grateful for John’s dedication to helping us serve you. He is THE “food forager extraordinaire!”

We are absolutely thrilled with how our expanding Grower base in St. Petersburg continues to rise to the challenge of feeding our existing customer base. Even without Worden Farm last week we somehow managed to break all previous records for Market sales. THIS IS OUR VISION UNFOLDING! Thank you St. Petersburg for believing in us and continuing to support our Market. Besides which, we are so happy with a rave review of our Market posted by new customer Charlotte Stirk on her blog. She won a free membership to our Market by winning a local contest sponsored by Keep St. Petersburg Local and has been enjoying the bounty of produce from St. Petersburg’s urban farms obtained through our Market.

Pete’s papayas are becoming all the rage in St. Petersburg. His variety is amazing! He has updated his product information pertaining to ripeness and quality of his fruit offerings. This is AN IMPORTANT READ for all his loyal customers.

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

This Wed., Dec. 5, from 6-8:30PM, Join Food & Water Watch for an Activist Training Workshop. The training will focus on key aspects of activism, including: Goals, Strategy, & Tactics; Recruitment; Training Volunteers; Where: The Roosevelt 2.0, 1812 N. 15th St. Tampa, FL
Learn the skills we use on our campaign to label genetically engineered foods, and the skills to win on other critical issues as well. By the end of the training we will all be certified activists, ready to positively impact our causes! So join us on Wednesday, and bring a friend!

You have no doubt been receiving updates to the Evite via email. Hope you will make it! Garden tour starts at 5pm as the sun sets at 5:38pm. Don’t forget to bring a potluck dish to share.

This Sun., Dec. 9, 12:30 P.M., Please join us for a garden tour at Faith Covenant Church, 150 62nd Ave NE (corner 1st St N). Come see what’s new: expanded benevolence gardens, a pond, vegetable washing table, and a potting table. We are now a certified butterfly garden!

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 will come via Evite and RSVPs will be 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!

Jbo Locally Grown:  JB Farmers Market Open for Ordering

Lots of GREAT products available this week for Dec 5th pick-up. Don’t hold back!!!
Reminder, market ordering closes on Tuesday at 11am.

And…..BIG NEWS Market Pick-up has moved INSIDE the JB Visitors Center. Find us in the Community Room, just off the lobby area. Imagine – light and warmth!

Same Wednesday schedule:
Vendor delivery 4:30 – 5:15.
Customer Pick-up 5:30 – 6pm.

See you there!
The Market Managers

Stone County, AR:  The Market is Open!

Hey, Everyone!

It’s Market time!

Come on in!

ALFN Local Food Club:  Holidays Farmer Style

There are a number of ways to do the Holiday shuffle, some of which are hyper-consumerist, while others are the very opposite. I, for example, am currently sitting at an Alternative Gift Market at Christ Episcopal Church (church is in session, so I’ve got a moment). A bunch of tables are set up, encouraging people to give in celebration of the holidays. Which is sort of anti-consumerist. Through our food club, I like to think, you can consume AND give at the same time!

Spending money intentionally has always been what our food club is about. Buying from our small farms and gardens is an expression of a value. For the past seven years, your intentional spending has allowed food to make a comeback. Our market is doing great right now, which means more money is going to local growers, taking root right here, and growing better things. Keep it up!
I’d like to direct your attention to a few ways to give in support of ALFN. We currently have a deal on our year-membership certificates: $45 for one year, i.e., three free months. Consider gifting a loved one a year with our food club; it’s a great way to get someone started on local eating! And we LOVE new members. If membership isn’t the route you want to take, we also have Food Club Dollars to spend on anything in our market. Order your Food Club Dollars on our site or pick a certificate up during pickup to give to someone.
Don’t forget the donation opportunities a few of our growers have generously provided. Kellogg Valley Farms and Arkansas Natural are offering all manner of tasty greens for donation to Our House and Gaines House. You donate, and we deliver fresh, healthy produce to these excellent non-profits. A few months ago, we had over $100 donated through food club. Let’s do that again! As you can imagine, Our House and Gaines don’t typically receive the best quality food in their kitchen, so they are always delighted when we bring bags of greens and vegetables to them.
The Market is open, and it’s loaded with ways to celebrate the holidays. Click a button, support our local economy, and eat well! On a final note, North Pulaski Farm’s Tat Soi is a work of art in itself. A member ordered some for yesterday, and we volunteers spent a good five minutes staring into the bag at the beautiful display of green, glossy leaves. It might even taste great too, but I’d buy it just to look at.

Sam Hedges

Republican Valley Produce:  RVP- Than you and Orders are due today


It was great to see everyone who came out to the market on Saturday in Manhattan.

Here is what we had to offer.

It was a great day. Just a reminder, we will have three more orders before Christmas, December 4 or 5, 11 or 12 and 18 or 19. We will taking off for Christmas and New Years. Then the next market we will deliver on January 5th, the next Saturday Market in Manhattan.



Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

It’s time to order for this week’s market!

We are excited to announce another new producer joining us this week. Blue Pony Bakery brings us delicious breads, muffins, and cookies, available for preorder on our website and for sale from the table at the market. Their chocolate chip cookies are the best I’ve ever had. Just sayin’.

You will also find a new treat from Figgieville this week, their winter Kolache pastry filled with apples and walnuts. Can’t go wrong here, one of my favs! Beyond Organics Farm has beets this week, and Summer Kitchen Family Farm is now offering chicken in a variety of cuts—breasts, chicken tenders, wings, thighs, and drumsticks.

We still have whole chickens too, as well as a variety of pork and beef cuts, eggs, honey, herbs, winter vegetables, greens, bunching onions, hoop house cucumbers and tomatoes, bath and beauty products, granola, and popsicles. We have so much to offer, we really hope you will place an order for pickup at the market, or come by and visit us to see what we have for sale on our farmers’ tables. We’ll be in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books on Wednesday from 4-7 pm. Let your friends and family know about us, and we’ll see you all there!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Homegrown Co-op:  More Ways to Support Homegrown Coop!

Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559

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


Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

December Fundraiser in Full Swing!

In our 3rd annual December fund drive, we seek YOUR donation of just $30!

We are recruiting 300 people to each donate $30 in the next 30 days to meet our fundraising goal, which will fund improvements to the Co-op that allow us to better serve our members and our farmers.

This year, supportive local businesses have teamed up with Homegrown to create a Match Fund, where each community contribution will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, to help us reach our $18,000 goal!

Upcoming Member Monday Special!

This Monday, December 3rd, all members will receive 25% off Red Chard and a Green Kale purchased in the store!

These Greens are are delicious in salads and so much more!

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.

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 December 5th. 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:  The Market is Back Open - Specials and New Products Added

December arrives and the Market is back open this morning. The holiday season is upon us and you will find many items on the Market are great for gifts and parties. Some suggestions include gift certificates, baked goods, baking supplies, jams and jellies, soaps and skin care products.

White City Produce and Greenhouse has fruit baskets and Christmas wreaths available this week.

Farmer Brown is running a special on his Bibb lettuce.

A note from Ann Brown with Farmer Brown: “The bookings for Christmas baking is beginning to fill up already. If you would like to reserve a spot for an order, you can send me an email with the item and pick-up date. I will ask John to add the item for the pick-up date.

Several other new items have been added this week including soups and candied jalapeños from Flying S Farms and Romaine lettuce from Rocky Glade Farm

Erdmann Farm is taking a two week break but will return after that. They still have lots of produce growing including kale, broccoli and brussels sprouts.

Thank you for your orders last week.


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Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for December 2nd

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Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
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Tallahassee May


Asian Greens Salad
These greens are great raw – try it!

Salad ingredients:
– 1 head of bok choy , or equivalent amount of tatsoi, joi choi or a mix of all of them
– Green additions such as cilantro or scallions
- Almonds chopped or slivered

Prepare the Greens:
– Cut the very end of the stem off and coarsely chop the remaining leaves and stems into ½ inch pieces. If you are using scallions, cilantro or another vegetable, chop it up and add it to the choi. Wash the greens and get ready to toss them with the dressing.

Sesame dressing ingredients:
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
½ teaspoon sesame oil
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 ½ teaspoons agave syrup (or honey in a pinch)

Add all dressing ingredients to a bottle and shake, shake, shake.

Mix greens and almonds together and toss with the dressing

Market News


The weather is balmy for early December, but it is Holiday time and we’ve got lots of great stuff for you! Earthwind Botanicals is back with us this week and is having a sale on all her products, just for Fresh Harvest customers. This is a great time to stock up on stocking stuffers, teacher and hostess gifts, or for just having some great soaps on hand for guests. Put a bath fizzer, soap ball, aromatherapy oil and jar of salt scrub in a basket, and it makes a very impressive present for just about anyone!

Also, The Bloomy Rind cheese shop is here this week with an amazing selection of cheeses. There are also some Cheese Tray selections available which would be a great thing to bring to a holiday party or also to give as a gift.

More stocking stuffer ideas – Tru-Bee honey, Twin Forks Farm granola, or Fresh Harvest Gift Certificate.

We have so much good food growing right now – it is a wonderful time of year for eating local!

We appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!