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Champaign, OH:  Tonight, tonight...

Don’t forget today is Tuesday and the market closes tonight at 8 PM. Get your orders in soon for this week! Enjoy the sunshine and spring beauties out there!


Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, week of Apr 21st 2013

I can watch the spinach growing I swear, this last week. Should have a bit of rhubarb soon too, as I put some plants in the greenhouse.

Daughter Kelly convinced me to list on for willing workers who travel, work in return for lodging. so you can find me at that site, see how we talk about ourselves.

Still no word on the Niagara Escarment Commission approval to rebuild my woodshed; it’s been 12 weeks! Last news, they were waiting for Min Natural Resources to comment. why you might ask? To assess whether there are barnswallows that are nesting and will be disturbed. But the official who receives the files was on bereavement leave for 3 weeks and didn’t tell NEC and now he’s back the barn swallow guy is on paternity leave. So what does a guy like me do!

Veggies: spinach, chard, kale, cilantro, mixed greens, stir fry, claytonia and beet tops. Also have some gal pots of comfrey which I started from rootstock. $4 a pot, great addition to your organic gardens for growing your own plant nutrient and mulch (chop and drop). Read up on comfrey on the web. This is symphytum offinales, the non-spreading variety.

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Updates and Reminders


A few quick reminders:

Orders for Goat Cheese must be in today!

Little Tot’s Estate is offering a great deal on Goat Milk BOGO, the supply is becoming limited. Order today!

Doug’s Garden has added bags of Spinach, bags of Spicy Lettuce Mix and bags of Mixed Lettuces to his offerings!

Phoenix Gardens has specials on Heirloom Seedlings – no GMO’s! They also have added a bag of Juicing Greens to their product list!

Good Shepherd Herbals has a great deal on a Mother’s Day Bag of herbal goodies!

Golden Farms has eggs featured this week!

Heritage Farm is featuring Beef Chuck Roast, Pork Shoulder Roast and Pork Ribs this week!

Need something from the bakery? Check out all of the goodies from My Daily Bread! Dabrielle will have items on the Farmers’ Table at Market pickup – but items sell very quickly. Be assured of getting the breads and treats you want and place your order today!

We appreciate your support of the Market, our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy!

We will see you Thursday at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center between 4:30pm and 7:30 pm!

As always, Mary will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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Conway, AR:  Tuesday Reminder

Dear Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight. There’s still time to place orders and if you forgot something Sunday or Monday, just place another order.

Gabe Levin

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Welcome a New Grower

A late announcement follows:

Please welcome Double A Farm to our market this week. Steve Ahearn has added two pork products, with a promise of some beef products to follow. For a complete description of his farm, follow the “Our Growers” link. Here is the short version:
“Double A Farm, 369 acres in Coalmont, Tn, raises grass fed, grain finished beef cattle, processed at a USDA approved facility & dry aged. We never use any growth hormones or antibiotics, fillers or additives. The Long Horn has lower fat and cholesterol content. We have also partnered up with a local Pork producer with a full line of pork products.”

Check the market for offerings by Double A Farm, as well as our other local farmers. Remember, the market closes at noon on Wednesday for Thursday delivery.

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Time to Order

Hello and Happy Earth Day!

Thank you for your orders last week. The market is open until noon on Wednesday, sorry for the late reminder.

  • Zion Gardens’ Gourmet Greens Mix are on the Market, in compostable bags!
  • Also we have whole chickens this week, which I roasted one the other day with some lemon and rosemary, sweet potatoes and carrots – phenomenal!
  • Petalland is offering a small flower bouquet this week, as well as some edible flowers.
  • Tom has multiple kinds of sprouts this week including daikon radish, broccoli and kale.

Come visit us at pick up and meet your local farmers.

Get started here: Tullahoma Locally Grown Market


Farmer At Your Door:  Market is Open for Orders until Tuesday 7:00 pm!

Get the best of South Central Wisconsin delivered to your door! Stop by at and place your order today! Added lots of fresh baked goodies from Bridget’s Bakery and some beautiful Suri Alpaca items from Pacesetter Alpacas. Also, Ruegsegger Farms is having a sale on bone-in pork chops. Buy 5 packages and receive 5 percent off plus get a dozen farm fresh eggs for free!

Suncoast Co-op:  Will you support our Seed of Change Grant voting? It takes 2 seconds! Thanks

Hello Co-op!
Our co-op market gardens and community gardens are growing abundance! We desperately need storage space that is refrigerated. We are in a campaign to win potentially $25,000 grant for supporting our local food with the Seeds of Change campaign going on Facebook starting today. Please click the below link and vote for us daily till the grant challenge ends 5/17/2013. You can vote once a day. The gardens with the most attention will be up for a $25,000 grant or one fifteen $10,000 grants.

“Click here to vote for the Suncoast co-op vote Daily!”

The link to share to your friends and family is:

We are in desperate need of a storage shed, one that can be locked, and air conditioned. Our gardeners drop off their produce,at habitat, we organize the produce, sort the names of those that ordered and store in make shift bins. We have no storage area, and no air conditioning. Without refrigeration and more storage area we are limited as to growing in our community. We live in Florida and heat wilts the vegetables pretty fast. habitat allows us to use a space on Saturday morning for the co op, but all week the area is open to the public. So we are unable to store and leave anything behind. Right now we store products such as honey, grass fed beef, free range chicken in our own homes and transport it ourselves.

Thanks and please share this email! Encourage others to share the facebook link and vote daily. Your support is most appreciated by the entire community!

Suncoast Co-op

The Wednesday Market:  There is still time to order!

The Wednesday Market is open for orders until 10 tonight. Here is the link:

Orders will be available for pick up on Wednesday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy this beautiful weather!


Melody Lane Co-op:  April 22, 2013 - Coffee, Goat Milk, Coconut Oil, and more!

The Market is open every week from Saturday morning until Tuesday evening.
Place your order by 7:00pm Tuesday for pick up the following Thursday.


There are so many new things to share with you this week I don’t even know where to start! We have several new growers/producers in The Market. They are listed below in the FRESH & LOCAL section of this email. You will notice we now have goat milk, coffee, and more fresh veggies. I have one extra share of Moss Hill Farm veggies for $40, order now before it’s gone.

Our GROUP BUY this week is Wilderness Family Naturals. They are my personal favorite source for nuts, but unfortunately, most of their nuts are out of stock at the moment. Another thing I like to get from them is coconut oil. Their coconut oil is amazing! Scroll down to the bottom of this email to get all the details. They now have red palm oil back in stock as well and I know a lot of you will be happy about that.

Please note, the order deadline for Wilderness Family Naturals products is tomorrow so go do your shopping now before it’s too late!

Have a great week,

Sandra Walker
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator


FRESH & LOCAL items are grown or produced locally and are generally available every week. Order by 7:00pm Tuesday and you can pick up between 3:00pm and 7:00pm on Thursday.

CARLTON FARM ~ ~ Rockmart, GA
raw cow’s milk for pets, pasture raised meats, eggs, and more

We have a group tour scheduled for Friday, May 10th. More details will be available soon.

raw goat’s milk for pets

Their milk is $8 per half gallon, delivered in a half gallon glass jar. An additional $2 jar deposit is required or you can bring back your jar from a previous order.

all natural bath bombs, bath salts, glass cleaner, multipurpose cleaner, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry soap, and fabric softener

This week’s special: Mimi is giving everyone a chance to try her laundry soap, fabric softener, and laundry booster. If you haven’t tried it yet, buy now! This is the lowest price we will be selling it for. You can’t even buy generic laundry soap and fabric softener this cheap. No excuses to not try a 100% natural laundry supplies now! Includes 40 loads of laundry soap, 40 loads of fabric softener, and 16-32 loads of laundry booster. Let us know what scent you prefer in the comments at checkout. Rosemary Mint, Lavender, Citrus, or Unscented. Limit 1 per customer, we will remove double orders or orders of same kit in different scents. Safe for HE Washers!

Even when it’s not a weekly special it’s a fabulous deal. From Mimi’s Mountain Home laundry soap is 100% natural and in 32 fluid ounces, you get 40 loads of laundry. That’s only 14 cents per load! If you add their non-flammable fabric softener to that, you will spend 28 cents a load. The laundry detergent that comes in a big orange bottle in the grocery stores costs 29 cents a load (only if it’s on sale), and if you add the bear’s flammable fabric softener for 25 cents a load, you will spend 53 cents a load.

herbal liniments and salves, goat milk soap, loose leaf tea, etc.

NEW! JAVA GENESIS ~ ~ Alpharetta, GA
small batch craft roaster of specialty coffee

JavaGenesis can custom grind your coffee beans. Do you have a Keurig, French press or espresso machine? If so, JavaGenesis will be glad to custom grind your coffee order to brew in your coffee maker. It’s easy…place your order then email Juanice at and let her know what you need. She will grind reorders the same way so you only have to email your grind request on the first order. Have questions about the coffees offered? Give Juanice a call at 678-773-0932.

organically grown vegetables, fruits and herbs

Moss Hill Farm sells their produce through a prepaid CSA program. Read all the CSA details here

This week we have one extra share of vegetables availabe in The Market for $40. If you want it, you’d better order now before it sells out! You can pay with a credit card online during checkout or with cash or check in person when you come to pick up. Pick up during normal co-op hours.

raw goats milk for pets – $11 per gallon

NEW! THE KALE PATCH ~ Alpharetta, GA
organically grown veggies

Available this week: Kale and Collards


GROUP BUYS change from week to week. These are orders that we place as a group so that we can get a better price. Payment is due the week you place the order but these items may not be available for pick up until a week or two later.

This week we are ordering from:

pantry staples including coconut products, cacao, salad dressings, condiments, salt, beauty products and more

- Order deadline is April 25th
Place your order online through The Market. Wilderness Family Naturals products are listed under the category GROUP BUYS. The Market website is open for ordering each week from Saturday morning until Tuesday evening. Orders must be submitted online and cannot be placed via email or in person.

- Payment must be received by April 27th
You can pay online with a credit card when you place your order or drop off cash/check at Sandra’s home by 7:00pm on April 27. Make checks payable to Sandra Walker. If she is not home when you stop by there is a lock box on the wall next to the refrigerator. Orders that have not been paid for by April 27 are subject to cancellation.

- Estimated Delivery Date is May 2nd
Pick up from Sandra’s home in Roswell. We expect to have our Wilderness Family Naturals products available for pick up on Thursday, May 2nd during normal co-op hours (3:00pm – 7:00pm). You will be notified via email with more info as soon as our order ships. If you cannot pick up during co-op hours, contact Sandra to make arrangements to pick up at a different time.

Wilderness Family Naturals is a great source for coconut oil. They offer three different grades in several different sizes. All are certified organic. Deciding which one to buy can get a little confusing so I have listed a brief description of each below. You can also visit their website for more detailed information.

Centrifuge Extracted Coconut Oil
Smooth with a light coconut flavor that is a true delicacy. It will readily melt in your mouth and this is a favorite coconut oil for those who eat it right off the spoon. Made from freshly pressed coconut milk, chilled and separated by centrifugal force, this coconut oil remains raw. It is an absolutely pure and fabulous organic coconut oil.

- 16oz glass – $16.96 ($1.06/oz)
- 32oz glass – $22.96 ($0.72/oz)
- 64oz glass – $41.95 ($0.66/oz)
- 1 gal plastic – $64.95 ($0.51/oz)

Cold Pressed Coconut Oil

Made from fresh, low temperature dried coconut flakes, this coconut oil has a stronger coconut flavor and minute traces of the soluble constituents extracted from the dried coconut meat. Like our Centrifuged Virgin Coconut Oil, this Cold Pressed oil remains raw throughout the process. This oil comes from a family farm on a small island in the Philippines where it is barged to a larger island with an international port. Because the recovery of coconut oil made with this method is better, the costs are slightly less. This is why cold pressed virgin coconut oil is priced lower than centrifuged virgin coconut oil.

- 16oz glass – $9.95 ($0.62/oz)
- 32oz glass – $16.95 ($0.53/oz)
- 64oz glass – $31.20 ($0.49/oz)
- 1 gal plastic – $46.00 ($0.36/oz)

Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil
Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil as an economical choice for cooking. This oil is mechanically expressed without the use of solvents or chemicals of any kind. It is an excellent quality food-grade coconut oil that is not hydrogenated and contains no trans fatty acids. This ultra-clean coconut oil has a neutral flavor yet contains the same medium-chain fatty acids as virgin coconut oil. The one gallon, food-grade plastic bucket is resistant to leaking or leaching and seals well. This is the most economical size for the average family that uses coconut oil for most of their cooking needs.

- 16oz glass – $8.95 ($.56/oz)
- 32oz glass – $14.50 ($0.43/oz)
- 64oz glass – not available
- 1 gal plastic – $38.00 ($0.30/oz)


Canning Workshop
May 2, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
So you want to grow lots of great vegetables and fruits during the summer months or buy in bulk from local farmers…how are you going to preserve all that for the winter months?? This hands-on workshop will teach you how preserve food using both water bath canning and pressure canning. Fellow co-op member and owner of From Mimi’s Mountain Home, Brandon Follett, will help me lead the workshop. We will discuss the tools needed and the proper way to handle food to ensure a long shelf life. During the class we will can green beans, grape juice, and meatloaf. Each participant will take home some of the jars of food we preserved. Read all the details and RSVP Here

Strawberry picking
Coming Soon (exact date TBD)

Carlton Farm Tour
May 10, morning/mid-day

Workshop: Essential Oils
May 16, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

If you know of any other farms to tour or have an idea for a workshop please let me know.


Sandra Walker
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator