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Citrus County Locally Grown:  New Veggies on Market


MARKET UPDATE

NEXT MARKET
Thursday


Market Closes Wednesday 8:00 AM


CCLG GIFT CERTIFICATES
Any value from $10 – $100
Share healthy produce and proteins with family and friends Click here for Certificate.


== THIS WEEK ==

3ROCK FARM
Aminos Pepitas (pumpkin seeds), EGGS. ,
Maple Nuts, Granola and Olive Trees!


ARBOR TRAILS
See our lettuce, Kale, Bok Choy Micro Greens
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BUSH BOYS BEEHIVES
We have a limited quantity of ORANGE BLOSSOM Honey. We took our hives South. Quantity is small so get it while it is here.
Wild Brazilian Pepper Honey is in good supply. Check out all our varieties


FLORIDA FRESH MEAT
Introducing Beef & Chicken Bone Broth in Pint and Quart sizes
Boneless Chicken Thighs in 2 & 3 Pack
Whole Chicken Breast W/Wings
BEEF: Steaks, Ribs, Hamburger, Steak Hot Dogs and Knockwurst.
Link to Beef.
PORK: Chops, Ribs and Sausages
Link to Pork.
CHICKEN: Whole Chicken, Breast Quarters and Wings.
Link to Chicken.


HIDDEN DREAMS FARM
Goat Milk, Yogurt and Cheeses (please order cheese by Monday night)
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RED WAGON PRODUCE
Good variety of fresh Naturally Grown fruits and veggies.Many grown here in Marion County


RUSTY DRUM FARM
Try our Eggs, from our Small flock free ranging chickens.


SANDHILL FARMS
Link to COW A1 & A2 MILK. & YOGURT too
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SNOW’S COUNTRY MARKET
A Full selection of (CGV) produce.
Not all Fruits and Vegetable absorb Chemicals, Check out EWG Clean 15.


THIRD DAY CREATIONS -
Young Living Essential Oils are the industries purest oils.These oils are 100 Percent pure from seed to seal.


TINA’S GARDEN
Nourishing, all natural soap and organic oil blends make a great gift for yourself and others.
All of our homemade soaps and oil blends are made from pure essential oils.

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Enjoy browsing the products from the comfort of your own home.
Delivery to your home is available in most areas. Just $8.00
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THE MARKET IS OPEN

Click on the text below to go to the Market.
www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

Conway, AR:  Tuesday Reminder - Market Closes Tonight after 10pm.


Hello friends,

There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, February 23rd.

The market closes TONIGHT after 10pm, maybe even midnight! Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net

Our Website:

www.conway.locallygrown.net

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com

Russellville Community Market:  Ordering Closes at 10pm and March Art Walk!


Russellville Community Market closes at 10 p.m. this evening
– be sure to place your order!

Downtown Russellville Art Walk!

The first Art Walk of 2018 is next Friday, March 2nd and Russellville Community Market will be there! As we ready ourselves for the move to the Train Depot at the beginning of May, we are participating in several events downtown and this will be the first. Please stop by, say hello, and check out some of the fabulous local goods we will have on hand. For more details visit their Facebook page – Downtown Art Walk

Pick up is Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church on Phoenix from 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE.

Miami County Locally Grown:  Building a Future by Saving the Past


“I need a barn”. A simple statement, sure. Doesn’t every young boy need a place to store his ever-growing collection of old farm equipment? Perhaps not so often today, but Jack Deford of Casstown relishes his old-fashioned leanings. “I’ve taken over 20,000 photographs of farms, barns, and equipment in the area, and every time I see one falling down I want to save it.”

Jack is one of the newer vendors on Miami County Locally Grown, the Virtual Farmer’s Market based in Troy. A focus of the market is to foster collaboration, whether with customers and local businesses or simply among vendors themselves, believing cooperation will improve as well as stimulate the local economy and community. Whether sharing expertise, recipes, or sourdough, vendors are constantly finding ways to work together.

So when Jack mentioned his need, fellow vendors Lee Ruff and Matt Buehler were on hand to step in and offer their help.

Lee is a full-time farmer on his End of the Road Farm in Fletcher. When he heard fellow vendor Jack wanted to build a barn, Lee suggested he simply find an old one in need of a home, take it down piece by piece, and rebuild it on the family homestead. It takes a certain confidence and craziness to make that sound doable, yet Lee speaks from experience. His biannual winter project the past ten years has been doing just that – taking down a local piece of agricultural antiquity and bringing it home, to be rebuilt in it’s entirety, or just used for pieces and parts to repair his existing structures.

The required tools? A hammer, a 3 ft pry bar, an 8 pound sledge, a 5/8th steel rod, an occasional come-a-long, and a 16 ft trailer.

How’s this for determination? In two days and 16 work hours, he took down and loaded a 21’x17’ pig house with attached corn crib, that became his “new” tractor garage. With plenty to occupy his days and nights, including his young family, 21 acre farm, crops as diverse as spelt, sorghum, and produce, not to mention their dairy cow, pigs, and chickens, Lee only has a small window of time to devote to his infrastructure projects – especially when pulling nails can become a three week job.

A 40’x60’ barn, 20’ tall, is the largest structure Lee has so far taken down himself.

When questioned about his tools and their role, Lee explains, “You can’t just whack on it with a hammer – you’ll wreck it! This job requires finesse. It has to come apart in good enough shape to go back together. Every board you break is one you can’t reuse as you should.” So precision and patience are as important as prowess and power.

Enter Matt Buehler, the younger half of Phil Buehler and Matt Buehler Farms. With his dad, Phil, they supply the Virtual Market with their ever-popular, delicious pork. And Matt just happened to be the right guy at the right time. As a roofing contractor, he comes into contact with many area farmers. Matt put Lee and Jack in touch with a man who ended up having not one, but three barns he was going to burn, making room for a more open structure that’d be conducive to his modern farm equipment.

But thankfully not before others could use the materials! Inside the barns Jack discovered old wagon sides he could use to finish rebuilding the wagon he was restoring. And he found himself in a classic case of “Be careful what you wish for”… it was so short a time frame in which the farmer needed the buildings taken down before his new structure was ready to go up. Although Jack wasn’t ready to immediately pour footers and take one of these structures home, he did look forward to learning what works for Lee, who is currently bringing the first of the three barns home as quickly as possible. Lee assured Jack there were more buildings than he could ever want just waiting for him when the time was right in the future.

When asked why he does this brutal hard work, Lee replied, “Because I picture the men who built those barns with their wooden ladders and axes, saws and hammers, taking a drink from their stoneware jugs… it’s a terrible shame to let such hard work go to rot, or to waste. You can see in the beams the pride those men would’ve felt standing in the finished barn. They’re works of art, pieces of our history, and I’d save every one if I could.”

The chickens who lived there, the pigs who were fed out there, the horses with their harness all shined up on the wall, the cows who were milked there… each of these old barns are full of stories, and when they’re saved by appreciative folks like Lee and Jack, they’ll continue to share both their worth and stories for generations to come.

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net!

Dawson Local Harvest:  Reminder! Market closes at 9PM


You still have time to order leeks, gluten-free brownies, blushing peach jam or a brisket.

You’ll find all of this, and much more, available on The Market right now! DON’T MISS OUT! Place your Order Now.

Thanks, Alan, Market Manager

Homesteader's Market:  Homesteader's Market for Feb. 19th.


The Homesteader’s Market is open again for ordering. You can place orders for this Saturday’s market up to 7:00pm Thursday evening.

This Market provides a marketing and distribution platform for local, home-based enterprises to offer their food products and other household goods to South Cariboo residents.

Placing orders for pickup at the Saturday market is easy. Once you are signed in, simply select the items and quantities you wish to purchase and drop by the Market between 10:00am and 2:00pm to pick up your order. Newcomers are permitted two trial orders prior to being asked to pay their annual membership fee ($20 per household – taxes included).

Please contact the market manager at Howie@CaribooHomesteader.com or 250-644-1940 if you have any questions about any aspect of this market or the other Cariboo Homesteader services.

GFM :  Seeds 2 Substance


SPOTLIGHT VENDOR OF THE WEEK
“Seeds·2·Substance”

Grown by Jack
Providing LOCALLY GROWN (east TN) and great tasting:
Greens
Lettuces
Speciality Herbs & Spices
Microgreens
VISION – To provide fresh, locally grown produce utilizing sustainable Hydroponics & Aquaponics aqua farming technologies
Aquaculture, the growing of fish, and
Hydroponics, the growing of plants in water.
Fish waste is filtered and natural bacteria turn it into a usable fertilizer for the plants.
Plants then uptake that fertilizer and clean the water for the fish.
This cycle repeats, creating a recirculating system where fish and plants thrive together.
Seeds·2·Substance is currently:
Utilizing a 1,500 sq ft climate controlled greenhouse.
Producing approximately 500 units of produce weekly
Jointly working with ETSU MBA students (Christie Michals, Megan Cutshaw, and Maya Roselius) along with ETSU Professors (Craig Turner and Bill Heise) to understand market demand:

Online website www.seeds2substance.com
Also selling at gfm.locallygrown.net
New Vendor with Greeneville Farmers Market, May to October
Customers (e.g., chefs, farmer markets, grocers)
Product portfolio needs of customers
Seasonal changes in desired portfolio
Building additional avenues for Customer to Seeds·2·Substance to meet their year-around needs*s

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest Order Reminder!




Market News

Hello!

Don’t forget to order! Last order for two weeks!

There is still lots of good stuff on the market page,including more spinach, so head on over!

Thanks for all your support – we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

John and Tally

Recipes

Memphis local market:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Monday February 19, 2018 04:34 PM. It should be open for business soon!

The Wednesday Market:  Reminder: You Have a Few Hours Left to Order


Good afternoon, and Happy Presidents’ Day to those of you enjoying a three-day weekend!

Just a quick reminder: You have a few hours left to place your order with The Wednesday Market. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Thanks,

Beverly