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Upstate Locally Grown Greenville:  Harvest News: Get Ready for Thanksgiving

Upstate Locally Grown Market

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Market Administrator
Donna Putney

Heidi Williams


Fresh Roasted Chicken
This recipe would work for a small turkey, as well! Simple and delicious!
1 (4-pound) whole organic chicken*
8 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary*
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken. Rinse chicken with cold water; pat dry. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breast and drumsticks.
3. Combine garlic and rosemary. Rub seasoning mixture under loosened skin and into the body cavity. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over entire outside surface of chicken.
4. Place chicken in a shallow roasting pan coated with olive oil. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°; bake 1 hour or until a thermometer registers 180°. Let stand 5 minutes.

“*” indicates ingredient is available on Upstate Locally Grown

Market News


The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. Use the next food pickup to stock up on all your favorite holiday ingredients.

Spurgeon Farm has added a variety of winter veggies, inlcuding broccoli, arugula, boc choy, and tsot soi, an extremely cold-tolerant member of the Brassica family. It hails from Asia and can be steamed or stir-fried and complements fish and chicken dishes, especially those with an Asian flavor.

Be sure to stock up on plenty of Happy Cow cheeses, milks, and creams for your Thanksgiving baking. If you haven’t tried for yourself we can tell you, Dodi Spurgeon’s pies are better than your mama’s. Putney Farm eggs, Welch and Son chicken, and plenty of beef from Richard at Nature’s Beef will provide loads of comfort meals for you and your family as the days grow shorter and colder.

In addition to your order of Putney Farm Eggs, Nature’s Beef, Welch & Son chicken, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit Cafe baked goods, and more, be sure to click on “vegetables” on the left-hand navigation bar of our market page and spend some time browsing veggies. More greens and other fall vegetables will be available in the coming weeks. And don’t forget, we also have shelled and unshelled pecans!

Occasional CSA Box
Here are a few things you can look for in this week’s $25, occasional CSA box. Be sure to order yours today! We will only have a few of these available this week, so act fast!
- Happy Cow cream cheese
- kale from Spurgeon Farms
- boc choy from Spurgeon Farms
- sweet potatoes from Putney Farm
- ground beef from Bar T
- eggs from Putney Farm

You can find recipes for many of these items on our market page.

From week to week, our CSA box reflects a variety of products from a variety of growers: Welch & Son, Split Creek Goat Farm, Happy Cow, Putney Farm, Spurgeon Farm, and Nature’s Beef, among others. The value is great, and the selection is delicious!

Coming Events

Swamp Rabbit Holiday Flea Market
when: Saturday, Dec 8 10 – 4
where: Swamp rabbit Cafe, 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville, SC
Food artisans, local art, local crafts, vintage sales, music, bicycling fun. Rain date: December 15.

Family Dinner Night
when: every Thursday night 4 – 8
where: Earthfare, 3620 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
Kids eat free with paid adult meal. A healthy alternative to fast food.


Upstate Locally Grown – Greenville will be open through the Thanksgiving holiday. The Greenville part of the market will operate as scheduled with pick ups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the month of November.

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is Open- WFN Group order

Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!

Wilderness Family Naturals order is this weekend! I’ve added about 50 new products to the market including the items a bunch of you requested. All prices include taxes and shipping.

Montage Farm just listed turnip greens!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Local Farms First:  The Market is Open! Get Your Thanksgiving Supplies!

Greetings local food lovers!

The Market is Open! Stock up on spuds this week for all of your favorite potato sides at the Thanksgiving table!

-Baby Mixed Potatoes and Fingerling from Rivendell Farm

-Butterball Potatoes from Pearl of the Well Farm

-German Butterball and 3 Fingerling Varieties from Thistle Whistle Farm

-Russian Banana and Mixed Fingerling from Rain Crow Farm

We will be closed Thanksgiving week so this is your chance to order local products for your Thanksgiving dinner!

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website:

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Wilderness Family Naturals Group Order this weekend

Hi Everyone,

This weekend we will be taking pre-orders for Wilderness Family Naturals products! Our buying club prices are significantly lower than their retail prices and include taxes, shipping and fees.

I’ll be adding some additional products based on member feedback such as Coconut Sap Sugar and additional bulk spices. If there are some items on WFN’s website that you would like to order please email me and I’ll add to the market.

Covenant Family Farms will be on an every 2 weeks schedule until they can get some of the winter items and hoop house crops available. It will probably be about 6 weeks before they go back to listing items weekly. They are working on a variety of salad and braising greens, and other winter crops like beets, carrots, maybe cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts.

The market will open tomorrow (Friday) at 7am.

Thank you,

Local Farms First:  Order Pick Up Reminder

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Greetings local food lovers!

Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM!

Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is now at Montanya Distillery, 130 Elk Avenue.

Gunnison: Upstairs at the ORE Office (202 E. Georgia).

Paonia: Anytime at the Trading Post

And a few announcements!
-We will have at least some Living Farm greens on the market through 12/15

-We will have a small amount of chickens on the market through the winter

-We will be closed the week of Thanksgiving (11/21 delivery) so please make sure you order any ingredients the week before!

-We’ll send out the winter delivery schedule soon but will go down to bi-monthly or monthly markets due to limited produce availability. Please let us know if you have any input or questions!

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Chelsea Bookout
Market Facilitator – a 501c3 non-profit
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Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Spicy Hot Cocoa

SPA CITY CO-OP will have Spicy Hot Cocoa from Equal Exchange available at the market this Friday, in time for your family and friends gatherings at Thanksgiving. Equal Exchange cocoa and chocolates are fair trade and organic.

Homegrown Co-op:  Influx of Seasonal Florida Produce!

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

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Beautiful Selection of Seasonal Florida Produce!

With the changing season’s, a plethora of beautiful Florida produce is now available to order through the online market !

Come see what we have to offer!

Asian Cucumbers Fl

Florida Avocados

Florida Eggplant

Florida Mizuna Greens

Or be pleasantly surprised with a Season’s Pick Box

Don’t Forget that
Crazy Hart Ranch Turkeys are still available for Pre-order!

Fifth Anniversary Celebration

Shine Shed is a local collaborative art group who’s primary goal is to involve the community and encourage creative expression of all sorts, in any and every way. We invite all members of this beautiful community to share their ideas and assist in executing the vision of the many wonderfully talented artist that we can find in each of us. Our goal is to share the beauty around us all and allow for EVERYONE to take part!

Shine Shed would like to involve YOU, Homegrown members! With your help we are going to create an art piece for Homegrown Local Food Coop’s 5th Year Anniversary. We ask for donations of any spare art materials (paint brushes, paint, fabric, etc), scrap metal, Christmas lights, or even some old newspaper! Whatever you have and are willing to donate would be greatly appreciated so we can share this work of art with you!

Please drop all materials off at the Farm Store: 2310 N. Orange Ave, Orlando, Fl 32804

Not a Member yet? Don’t pay an extra 10%! Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Farm Tour

What: Seminole Springs Antique Rose and Herb Farm

When: Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 10 a.m. until 12 noon

Where: Eustis, FL

(an hour’s drive from downtown Orlando)

We will meet once again in Eustis, FL to visit with a third grower, Seminole Springs Antique Rose and Herb Farm, who partners with Homegrown. While we are there, Farmer Traci Anderson will take us on a tour of this family run nursery, and provide us with a mini workshop on growing and using herbs.

Handouts will be included, so, be certain to make a reservation <> since space is limited. For those that like active participation mixed with comedy, Traci will give us an opportunity to keep up with the potting machine conveyor belt.

After the tour, participants are invited to picnic on the grounds, visit the gift shed, and share a glass of herb tea. As this is Veteran’s Day, please, feel free to invite a Veteran in your life to attend this farm tour as your guest.

To make a reservation for you and/or any accompanying guests, please contact: Jackie McFadden,, 404-571-9602, or sign-up at the Homegrown Store.

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.

Place your order before Friday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Saturday.

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

Pickup is from 12-7pm on Saturday November 10th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

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

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The Cumming Harvest:  Farmer of the Day

Good News!

We have B&B Enterprises coming to the market on Saturday to be the Farmer of the Day. Come by and try the many varieties of honey he has for sale. He has a wealth of honey knowledge, you’re sure to leave knowing more than before. :)

New Field Farm's Online Market:  last order


PICK-UP for the last order will be NEXT WEDNESDAY 11/14 at the same time and places as usual – both the farm and Union Mill. ORDERS CAN BE PLACED anytime between now and Tuesday 11/13 at 8:00.

I’ll send out a reminder email this Sunday. Let me know if you have any questions.

There’s not too much to order, but I thought we would have one last go-round.

I can’t do an order this week because the water line to the wash shed is frozen. Next week is supposed to be milder.

We’ve harvested the last of the cabbage, gathered up the remaining onions from their curing racks, and put several layers of row cover over the carrots. Leeks and kale are still out in the field. The deer are starting to nibble on the kale which seems to be one sign that they know what’s coming. They always leave it alone until there’s not much else to choose from on the farm. Or maybe they just prefer it after it’s been through some hard frosts.

Also, the garlic has been planted, cover crops sown, irrigation lines put away, and soon the greenhouse and hoop house will be cleaned out and closed up for the winter. We have a wonderfully large pile of wood chips from the people clearing limbs for PSNH which will get spread as mulch on the blueberries this fall or in the spring.

After everything has been cleaned up and put away – let it snow.


Tampa Bay :  Last Chance - Farm to Fork Dinner

Hey Everyone,

Just a reminder that tonight is your final chance to buy tickets online – we only have a few left. Don’t forget about the event afterwards – $1 of every drink is going to go toward community stepping stones!


We’re raising funds for the Green Springs mobile market & delivery – where Birdhouse in cooperation with CSS will be working to increase food access and combat childhood obesity in Sulphur Springs.

Buy your tickets here tickets are $60 for four courses & beer pairing!

Here’s the menu – there are vegan/vegetarian options for the dinner of course – and EVERYTHING is gluten free!

Cigar City beer in a can will be paired with each meal!

Florida Charcuterie
White Rabbit Pate from the White Plantation with Regional Seasonal Pickled Veggies, Local Water Buffalo Robiola Buffalina, Seminole Heights Jam & Willow Curried Mustard – 20 Shekels Pumpernickel Raison Loaf

Soup & Salad
FL Sweet Corn Rissotto with My Mothers Garden Cayenne Bacon, Barefoot Farmer Calabaza Pumpkin & Willow Greens (RSVP for Vegan/Vegetarian)

All Florida Roasted Goldens Beets, Watermelon Radish, Ginger Portabella’s drizzled with Seminole Heights Honey and Pickled Baby Carrots

Main Dish
“Coney Island Baby” White Plantation Rabbit Roulade with a White Chocolate Mole, Lime & Organic Cassava Fritter & Smoked Chilie Jam (RSVP for Vegan/Vegetarian)

Vanilla bean & Local Citrus Panna Cotta with Sage Lavender Lemon Cello Syrup

Info on the producers:
Local Roots
Willow’s Herbal Delights
My Mothers Garden
20 Shekels Bread

Buy your ticket asap – there’s actually only 28 tickets left!

Buy yours now and get to meet some of our producers listed above.

If you can’t make it to the dinner, come around 7:45 and drink a beer for the cause till 11pm – the DJ is gonna keep everything going along with the Blue Bird Book Bus

Hope to see you there.

Email if you have any questions.

Birdhouse Team