This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
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Conway, AR: Opening Bell
Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,
I think the weather has been the main topic of several of my market opening emails recently, but the weather is so central to a farmer’s thoughts and concerns (one could compare the farmer-weather relationship to that of an investment banker and the variations of the stock market) that I have to mention the recent meteorological activity at Falling Sky Farm. Thursday morning began with wet snow, which turned to sleet as the temperature rose slightly, and then to freezing rain – the ugliest, wettest, most miserable weather possible. The ground became covered in a quarter inch of ice, but animals must be tended nevertheless, and the plight of shivering, huddled choates offered me a crash course in impromptu animal shelter construction. A tarp wired to an aluminum gate leaned against two trees and dry hay spread underneath made the little pigs warm, dry, and happy once again, even if setting it up made me chilled and soggy. Freezing rain is just another factor in the enormous list of adversities that can stand in the way of a farmer’s path to success. Supportive communities like Conway Locally Grown help make it all worth the effort.
So renew your support of the some of the toughest and hardest working people anywhere – your local farmers, and celebrate with me another week of good food grown right by good people. The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Hit the checkout button once when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email once your order has been placed. Thanks and have a warm, dry week!
GFM online farmers market: 2-24 online farmers market open
Online farmers market is open and will close at 7:30pm on Tuesday.
Pickup your order on Thursday 3-7pm at the Granger Farmers market.
No time to get to the Saturday market? No problem, place your order online and pickup on Thursday plus enjoy free order placement this week too!
Grass is Greener meats and produce is on vacation and will return next week.
We also want to welcome Ashford Artisan Breads and Geile with gourmet jams and jelly.
Word of mouth is how we grow, please all your friends about us and ask them to register for an account and check out our great little online market.
United States Virgin Islands: VI Locally Grown market 2/24/13
Check out this weeks offerings from the VI Locally Grown market! Some new additions include Organic Sungold cherry tomatoes from Ridge to Reef Farm, and tropical flowers from Mt. Victory Camp. Look forward to seeing you at the market this week!
Dothan, Alabama: Weblog Entry
Great article in Dothan Progress and online Dothan Eagle about Ros Horton “minding her Beeswax”! Great job Ros! Market at Dothan is so blessed to have Ros as a faithful vendor and friend…thank you Ros!
Speaking of Great vendors and friends, we heard from Juliann that The Bread Lady, is busy preparing for Spring…stay tuned and follow her on Facebook!
Greens are still available also Kale and Spring Mix!
Congrats to Kandy Groover who won our most recent Facebook Giveaway. Thanks Kandy and enjoy the goodies!
See you Friday and keep it fresh, local & lively!
Susan and Amanda
Jbo Locally Grown: market open forFeb 27th pick up
Welcome late winter shoppers! You are in luck as we have lots of good stuff for you. Last week’s prize was porvided by the Sentelles (won by the Kennedys) and they gave us enough so that we have saved a package of their hand-made pork sausage for this week’s prize as well. YOU could be the lucky winner.
Farmers deliver from 4:30 to 5:15 and customer pick up is from 5:30 to 6:00. See you there.
the market Managers
Russellville Community Market: RCM Opening Bell
Hey everyone! Welcome to another RCM Market week.
We hope everyone was able to make it out to the Russellville Seed Swap yesterday! We had an awesome turnout, that I think exceeded last year’s attendance. A big thank you to Dr. Brian Campbell from UCA for coming down. And a big thank you to everyone who came out to support the seed swap and the market!
This upcoming weekend is the Fayetteville Dig In Festival, which I talked about some in last week’s email. Be sure to check out the details at Dig In Festival.
New on the market this week: homemade dishwasher detergent and carpet deodorizer. A great addition to our homemade cleaning products!
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!
Superior Seasons: Ski the Loppet Sponsors!
It’s the last few days to register to Ski the Loppet! Click this link HERE to get registered. The Superior Seasons Market Store is proud to sponsor active, family sport events like the Loppet (partly because we know you’ll be hungry for great, nutrient dense foods when you’re done!!!). Look for our banner and some of our available ingredients at the Breakfast next Sunday!
Ordering Reminders! We are still offering HOME DELIVERY to Individual customers on Wednesdays! CLICK HERE, until Monday at 4:30 pm for Wednesday options. Deliveries occur normally between 12 and 2pm, but let us know if that doesn’t work for you and we’ll try to accommodate.
In the Garden
Our first order of garden seed packs arrived the other day! Watch for available garden packages for sale on Superior Seasons soon. Sally will be putting together some easy combinations of what some experienced gardeners consider to be the best varieties for our area. If you’ve ever had trouble getting kids to eat vegetables – try letting them plant, grow and eat them fresh right out of their own garden or large container. Then try to stop them from “ruining their appetite for dinner eating all those carrots”!
Click to Read the Superior Seasons Weekly!
Stones River Market: The Market is Back Open Today
Welcome to the last week of February. Spring is just around the corner and our produce farmers are getting all their plans in order and many seeds planted so you can enjoys the fruits of their labor.
New items are always being added to the Market. This week we have the following:
- Family Favorite House Salad from Farmer Brown
- Awesome Brownies and Granola Molasses Pecan Bars from Flying S Farms
- Cedar Sachets from Wedge Oak Farm
Thank you for your orders last week.
See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/
ALFN Local Food Club: Simple Food
Good Morning Marketeers,
The Food Club is now taking orders. Well, really, our farmers are taking orders. Don’t let my elegant words fool you: the real interaction is between you and the farmer.
The Market is full of simple food. That’s what the winter season’s offerings impress on me. Basic but reliable ingredients. Greens, eggs, meat, root vegetables. Nothing to include in a catalog of fanciest gourmet cooking, but the ingredients speak for themselves. Since I started eating through Food Club primarily, I’ve found that good food doesn’t have to take much. Sometimes, two eggs, some shredded beets, and a fistful of greens is all you need.
Speaking of which: we’ve got some great stuff. Kale, turnips greens, asian greens, arugula, plus some specials on eggs, frozen blackberries, and select meats (check the Specials section).
But really, the thing to check out is our Plants Section. We’re loaded with plants of all kinds: fruit trees, berry bushes, lettuces, peppers, tomatoes. Lots of great options, with the greenhouses having done the startup work for you!
Try not to enjoy too much.