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Rivervalley.locallygrown:  Reminder of order time


Just wish to remind each of you that the order time for Stutzman’s Pantry ends tonight and the order will be phoned to them Wednesday morning.

Russellville Community Market:  Market Reminder


Once again we are at the end of the ordering period for this weeks Market. The Russellville Community Market will close tonight at 10:00pm for ordering, so get your orders in soon!

Don’t forget we have new pick up times available from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the Market on Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

Champaign, OH:  Last hours for the market this week!


Get your orders in folks! The market closes in just a few hours tonight at 8. We will see you Thursday with the smiling faces of Charlene, Mark and Pam: they are our sunny, sunny market volunteers ready and willing to pack your orders, fill your bags, and send you on your way with fresh, local yumminess!

Tampa Bay :  Update: Co-op opens Friday & New Space Needed!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food






Seasonal Box


List to come out Monday morning




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Foodies!

We have received a flood of emails and messages about pick up and ordering. As it seems everyone did, we took some time off and now we’re back.

Be sure to update your items if you’re a producer and place your orders if you’re a customer.

Pick up will be next week on Wednesday, ordering opens up this Friday!

If you’re interested in know whats been happening, check below the pictures.

Otherwise, go ahead and order Friday ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero (email BHbuyingclub@gmail.com if there’s something you want and is ‘sold out’)

… the market opens Friday, closes Monday & pick up is Wednesday

Order here today!

Email us if you have any questions. Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

The Birdhouse finally has again farm fresh eggs available (for pet consumption only of course), of which are coming from Ocoee FL – Lake Meadow Naturals Farm. Check them out by clicking here

So come early if you want to buy local, fresh and mostly organic produce.

Any extra produce that does not sell in the course of a week, there has been discussions about donating excess food to local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the good samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings.

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within the month that will be a reality.

The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.

We need a permanent spot that we can call home for the state and county to recognize, as our agreement for the Ella’s location was only for 6 months.

The steering committee has begun looking, but currently, the co-op needs to raise funds in order to afford a space. The co-op is current paying for itself but not much more.

If you have any leads on building space, opportunities, and or would like to get involved in the steering committee, please let us know ASAP.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com – General Email

or

Josh –
Jglenes@gmail.com – Steering Committee Chair

We can’t thank those who have been behind the scenes making all this stuff happen – so to those who know who they are, THANK YOU for your help from farm to fork to the website and more.

Without volunteers, non of this awesome local & regional food would be possible.

If you’d like to get involved, please send an email to BHbuyingclub@gmail.com, or simply show up to the co-op near Ella’s and lets have a chat!

Some cool events & happenings are always in the pipeline.

Thanks again to everyone for your support.




Coming Events

Local food stuff happening this year soon to come!




Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.

Citrus County Locally Grown:  HAPPY NEW YEAR


Wishing you ALL a
Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous
NEW YEAR
With the Holidays behind us we are “getting back to normal”. However one New Year’s resolution that I am keeping in mind is to eat healthier in 2013.
Our Growers go out their way to bring value to the products they offer. While nutrition and taste are always improved, most times at lower cost than store purchased items.
Grower News
3 Rock Farm
They continue to expand their offering. Thank you, Amy.

Rise and Shine Bread
The Whole Wheat bread was described to me as “awesome” Personally I find it has a very delicate flavor compared to other breads of a similar nature. Well done Stephanie.

Florida Fresh Meat Company
Known for their local, naturally raised meats, which are hormone and antibiotic free, FFMC distributes across The State of Florida. Recently a restaurant in the Miami area scored 27 out of 30 on the Zagatt rating for a Hamburger using FFMC’s ground beef. Consider using FFMC ground beef when you next make beef patties. With the increased flavor a smaller patty delivering a satisfying meal. Make 6 from a 1lb pack of FFMC Ground Beef.

Your Market is just over 1 year old and we look forward to new growers joining us and an expanded product offering.
From all of us at Citrus County Locally Grown, THANK YOU for your support in the past year.
“Click here for the market”:http://www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net.
See you at pickup on Thursday.
Mike
Market Manager

Citrus County Locally Grown:  HAPPY NEW YEAR


Wishing ALL our you a
Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous
NEW YEAR
With the Holidays behind us we are “getting back to normal”. However one New Year’s resolution that I am keeping in mind is to eat healthier in 2013.
Our Growers go out their way to bring value to the products they offer. While nutrition and taste are always improved, most times at lower cost than store purchased items.
Grower News
3 Rock Farm
They continue to expand their offering. Thank you, Amy.

Rise and Shine Bread
The Whole Wheat bread was described to me as “awesome” Personally I find it has a very delicate flavor compared to other breads of a similar nature. Well done Stephanie.

Florida Fresh Meat Company
Known for their local, naturally raised meats, which are hormone and antibiotic free, FFMC distributes across The State of Florida. Recently a restaurant in the Miami area scored 27 out of 30 on the Zagatt rating for a Hamburger using FFMC’s ground beef. Consider using FFMC ground beef when you next make beef patties. With the increased flavor a smaller patty delivering a satisfying meal. Make 6 from a 1lb pack of FFMC Ground Beef.

Your Market is just over 1 year old and we look forward to new growers joining us and an expanded product offering.
From all of us at Citrus County Locally Grown, THANK YOU for your support in the past year.
“Click here for the market” :http://www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net
See you at pickup on Thursday.
Mike
Market Manager

Conway, AR:  Market Reminder


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight at 10pm. Check out the gorgeous new flower photo notecards from Rattle’s Garden, find them under the “Locally Produced Products/Crafts/Stationary” category. Have a great day.

Statesboro Market2Go:  Local farm event this Saturday!


There’s a local farm event this Saturday…great fun for the entire family!
“Bring the whole family out for an experience they’ll never forget! The Hunter Cattle Company Bonfire & Pig Pickin’ is this Saturday, Jan 12 starting at 5pm. Gather eggs, meet baby farm animals, share a delicious dinner and enjoy a real Trail Walk!
Call 912-823-BEEF for information.”

The market is open until midnight tonight! Be sure to place your order!

www.statesboromarket2go.locallygrown.net

CAFE:  Seneca Help at OMC today


We still need one more volunteer to help at Oconee pickup today. Volunteer time runs from 4:30-6:30 pm at Oconee Medical Center.

If you can help, call or reply back to this message.

Elian
864-650-0260

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm Week of Jan 6 2013


Order online at www.old99farm.locallygrown.net

Special on pastured ground beef this week; I’m offering 15% off the listed price. Good for sauces, patties, soups and casseroles.

Vegetable selection is finally shrinking, but still have greens and potatoes. Carrots have been slow to come to market size, so I’m holding off.

I still need lots of egg cartons, so please ask your neighbours to save for you and bring along to the farm.

Have you been following the Aerotropolis controversy? OMB hearings have started, to convert 4500 acres of farmland to industrial lands, on the premise that Hamilton doesn’t have enough vacant factory space and the airport/highway network will bring employment. Have you noticed what impact of energy/climate/world economy is having on investment decisions? High uncertainty leads to ‘wait and see’ investors. Maybe we need the farmland more than empty factory space.
Residents can get an update on the OMB dispute on Wednesday Jan 9th at 6 pm at a city hall meeting organized by the Hamilton Civic League. The OMB hearings are open to the public and are taking place in the Albion Room of the Convention Centre starting Monday, January 14 at 10 am.

See http://hamiltoncatch.org/view_article.php?id=1150

Favourite climate science sources online
http://www.resilience.org/
http://thinkprogress.org/tag/global-warming/

Healthy food news
http://thecompletepatient.com/