This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
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Athens Locally Grown: Market Open for May 2
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!
DeForest, WI: Availability for Week of April 28
The Market is Open. Orders will be ready to pick up at the Farm on Friday 4-6pm. If you need an alternate time to pick up, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is limited availability this week, but the weather has warmed up considerably and will encourage plant growth in the hoop houses and in the fields.
Forest Run Farm is offering green onions, sorrel, misc. herbs and kale. They will also have vegetable plants and eggs available this week. Look forward to lettuce hopefully in a week or so and before you know it, there will be radish and arugula.
DeForest.LocallyGrown is looking for more vendors willing to offer their goods at the market and make it a one stop shopping experience. We are looking for vendors that would offer honey, meat, cheese, flowers, or breads. Do you know someone that may have a small business that would fit this market? Please pass the word about DeForest.LocallyGrown.
Cumberland, TN: CSFM Open for the Season!
Welcome to the 2013 season of the Cumberland Sustainable Farmers’ Market!
While our producers are having a slow start due to a late, wet Spring, we are pleased to be back with some early Spring produce, dairy, eggs, meats, breads, and transplants ready just in time for your garden!
Thanks for supporting your local farmers, we look forward to seeing you all throughout the new season!
Cedar Grove Farm: CSA Availability for 5/1/13
Hello all —
This past week we were down a farmer while Sarah was away and Dylan and I were busy little bees working diligently from sun up ’til sun down. We got our sweet potatoes in the ground, planted more tomatoes and squash, and tried to maintain some of the weeds that have been popping up.
Weeding is a never ending story for farmers and with the warmer weather and occasional rain spells, they are growing without abandon. To tame weeds, we utilize mulch whenever possible and fabric row covers also help do the trick. Of course we still use hoes and our trusty hands. I do enjoy a good old fashioned hand-weeding every now and then and find it’s a great form of moving meditation.
So, what’s new this week? Our onions are maturing and have reached somewhere between a golf ball and tennis ball size. They are the same variety as Vidalia onions and super sweet. We’ve added back the Hakurei turnips, which are delicious raw in salads. We’ve also added tasty green garlic and mint. Yesterday I sampled a local lettuce salad at the Good Food Block Party at Farm 255 that incorporated chopped mint and it was a pleasing addition.
I’ve saved the best news for last… STRAWBERRIES ARE HERE!!! They are finally ripening and they are the sweetest, juiciest berries you’ll ever taste. I like to put them on top of waffles with some fresh yogurt and local honey. Since it’s just the start, we are asking you only order one pint per customer. Don’t worry, in no time we’ll be overloaded with berries.
We’ll be taking your orders between now and Tuesday at 9pm. As always, we’ll see you Wednesday at the downtown market from 4-7pm and at Lindsey’s from 3:30-6pm.
Have a happy and a healthy,
The CGF team
Northeast GA Locally Grown: Locally Grown - Availability for May 1st, 2012
Hey Local Food Lovers,
I’m gonna be super quick tonight because dinner is on it’s way and I’m hungry. I do want to plug a few things this week that I know you’ll enjoy. First off is Belflower Gardens has Sugar Snap Peas called Sugar Ann this week that I’m certain are gonna be delicious. If you are interesting in eating with the seasons then don’t forget you only get peas in the spring and summer will be here soon so better enjoy them now.
Another spring crop coming soon will be strawberries and if you’re interested in growing your own you should buy some plants from Melon Head this week.
Speaking of plants, of the 253 items we have listed this week, 68 of them are plants for your garden. There’s just no excuse to go buy cruddy Bonnie’s plants from the hardware store when you can get the very best plants for your garden grown by local farmers. I highly encourage you let all your gardening friends know. Or buy one for them as a gift.
Last but not least, Asparagus is back this week, and this time from 3 different growers. I enjoyed some on the grill earlier this week. I’ll share a little secret. every time I harvest asparagus I always eat at least one spear raw right after plucking it. It’s one of my favorite raw foods.
One small reminder. We’re back on our regular 7pm schedule now. We’ll also start opening the market up two whole days earlier (on Fridays) starting in under two weeks. So get prepared to do your shopping all weekend long coming real soon.
Ok, dinner is here so I’m off to…..
Justin in Habersham
Chuck in Rabun.
Local Farms First: Last day to order local! Chard is a nutritional powerhouse...
Greetings local food lovers!
Last day to order local! Kale is sold out, but we still have swiss chard and other greens!
“Swiss chard is available”: http://cb.locallygrown.net/market/index/20827 from Seeds Sprout Life Farm and The Living Farm!
Freshly harvested and colorful, swiss chard can be steamed/sauteed as a side, tucked into lasagna, pureed into pesto and more!
Check out these creative ideas from the New York Times!
Thanks for supporting local family farms,
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
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Farmer At Your Door: New Name and Market Open!
The Market is open! Shop until Tuesday evening.
Announcing our new name…Farmer At Your Door! Congratulations to Merry Evans from Merry’s Garden of Eatin, one of our own vendors who came up with the new name.
We will be still using the same website and address. www.scwisc.locallygrown.net
Thank you for shopping local, good for you and your community.
Conway, AR: Opening Bell
Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,
The pace of life is picking up at Falling Sky Farm. There’s the new livestock watering system going in – thousands of feet of pipe to be assembled and buried. There are more chickens shipped to the farm each week – that means constant, careful tending of baby chicks, and more and more mobile pens to be pulled across the pasture each day. Tomorrow, Monday the 29th, marks our first chicken butchering day of the year. Cody, the master of efficiency, has been hard at work trying to automate another task along the butchering line in an effort to shave a few more seconds off the time it takes to process each chicken. With a crew of nine employees on the clock, time is money, and we expect to breeze through about 400 chickens in half a day.
The work these days is literally dawn to dusk, and at the end of each day, it can often feel like you hardly made a dent in the list of things that need to be done. All you can do at that point is sigh, grab a cold one, get a good night’s rest, and get up early the next morning ready to work even harder. It takes more than a strong back to farm this way – you’d better have a strong will and a positive attitude to boot. I’ll admit sometimes the work wears me down, physically and mentally, but it only takes a few moments of reflection on what’s at stake here to motivate me again. We’re trying to build a model for how to make an honest and sustainable living from the land. The success of such a model will help protect not only the health of America’s rural landscapes and economies, it will help preserve farming as a desirable way of life.
There is still PLENTY of room available for the May 11 Farm Tour. Get your tickets and let us show you a little of the life of a farmer. Be advised, our farmers cannot be held responsible for any sudden desires to move to the country, raise a garden and/or chickens, or get your hands dirty. Just be sure to wash up before the potluck y’all! Hope to see many new faces on the 11th.
The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. The tour tickets are under the CLG events category. Single click the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email once your order is placed. Have a wonderful week everyone.
from Cedar Rock Ridge:
Fresh Salsa for Cinco de Mayo: Only $2.50 this week (normally $4). Reduce, reuse, recycle. I asked you to bring your used glass jars with lids to CLG for recycling, and many did. Thank you! I have removed the labels and sanitized the jars and can now REDUCE THE PRICE of my freshly made MEDIUM salsa. Each jar is about 14 ounces, just less than a pint. Not loaded with preservatives, this salsa should be kept in the fridge and used within 3 weeks. Great with chips, on eggs, or with enchiladas. Enjoy!
Also, check out our exciting perennial plants, most only $2. Have a great gardening week!
Madison GA: The Market is open!!!
See everyone Wed!
United States Virgin Islands: VI Locally Grown market 4/28/13
We’d like to welcome some new local producers to the market — Permalife STX, with natural coconut oil, and JahBliss Baked Goods, offering vegan breads and cakes made with local ingredients (like banana, pumpkin, & ginger).
Also, don’t miss out on Ridge to Reef Farm’s delicious peppers! Choose from Sweet Italian red peppers and spicy Jalapenos.
See you Wednesday!