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Jbo Locally Grown:  Market open for Feb. 20th pick up


Time to shop JBF for your locally produced goods!
Farmers deliver between 4:30 and 5:15
Customer pick up 5:30 to 6:00
Order lots and don’t forget to come get it.

see you there
The Market managers

United States Virgin Islands:  VI Locally Grown market 2/17/13


Good morning!
After waking up to a refreshing rain shower in the rainforest, Ridge to Reef farm is here at Agri Fest, along with many of the other market growers. Stop by and say hello! We hope to see you at the ag grounds, and at Polly’s on Wednesday!

Champaign, OH:  Happy day!


Just a reminder the market is open and ready for you! Come support your many wonderful vendors just waiting to serve you!

Stone County, AR:  It's Market Time!


Hi, Everyone!

Welcome back to The Market!

In these weeks leading up to the beginning of the market season, it’s valuable to reflect on why it’s so important to eat local. Among other things, we thought we’d engage in a bit of reflection with you when we send our Market Open announcement each week.

At a farmers’ market, most local produce has been picked inside of 24 hours. It comes to you ripe, fresh, and with its full flavor, unlike supermarket food that may have been picked weeks or months before. Close-to-home foods can also be bred for taste, rather than withstanding the abuse of shipping or industrial harvesting. Many of the foods sourced locally will be the best you ever taste.

When we shop and eat locally, we’re giving back to our local economy. A recent British study tracked how much of the money spent at a local food business stayed in the local economy, and how many times it was reinvested. The total value was almost twice the contribution of a dollar spent at a supermarket chain!

We’ll soon be listing many more fruits, veggies and value-added food products! Yes, it may be a little more inconvenient to shop online and at a farmers market. However, if we truly want our community to be as sustainable and healthy as it can be, we’ll support our local growers whenever we can. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Stone County became as well-known for its food as it is for its music and crafts? We can do that. But, it will take ALL of us.

Please be sure to make Stone County Locally Grown Online and Stone County Farmers Market your first stop in grocery shopping! It’s simply the smart and healthy thing to do.

Come on in!

The Wednesday Market:  Check out The Wednesday Market for Crafts and Bath and Beauty Products!


Our customers already know that The Wednesday Market is the place for fresh produce, local honey, fresh milk, and yummy baked goods, but did you know that we are also a source for locally made unique handcrafted items and bath and beauty products?

Please visit our website www.wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net for a complete listing of craft items and bath and beauty products. Here are a few examples:

  • Aromatic lavender sachets, goat milk soaps, healing salves, and essential oils from Down the Lane Creatives
  • Kitchen hand towels and paracord bracelets from Miller Pye Farm
  • Sugar scrubs from Fox Hollow Farms
  • Bluebird Houses from James Family Farm
  • Conditioning rinse, eye serum, facial scrub, and shampoo bars from Cinder & Bloom
  • Handspun Alpaca yarn, kid mohair yarn, and felted scarves from Woolie Creations
  • Herbal salves, bug repellent, foaming hand soap, bath salts and scrubs, shea soaps, and shower gel from JJ Botanics
  • Hand knit items such as hats, scarves, cowls, and neck warmers from TNT

Our market managers are talented crafters, too. Brenda Fayard knits and crochets (and is a photographer extraordinaire!), and our resident master gardeners Anna Evans and Sharon Fox make jewelry, create wreaths, and arrange flowers – among their myriad other talents!

So, the next time you need a gift for a special occasion, consider choosing an item or two from The Wednesday Market.

We are up to 71 “Likes” on our Facebook page. If you are a Facebook-er, please log on to http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wednesday-Market/588186251195805 and “Like” us, too. Then, share us with all of your friends. We really want to get the word out about our Market!

The Market is open, so place your orders before Monday at 10 p.m. for pick up on Wednesday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Here is the link: www.wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net.

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!

Your friendly market volunteers,

Anna, Brenda, Sharon, Irma, and Beverly

ALFN Local Food Club:  The Market: Cat Grass!?


Hey,
Guess what?
The Market is open. Things are looking good. Check it out…
_________________________________________

Ratchford Farms has arugula, greens, kale, collards, and Swiss chard. Sick at the moment? Well, you know what Mother says. “Eat your greens!” She says that, right?
Willow Springs has Chinese cabbage and Variegated Cat Grass. Yes, that’s right. Cat grass.
And our new grower, McSwayne Ranch, has grass-fed lamb.
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Hope everyone enjoyed the Seed Swap. From what I’ve heard, fun was had by all. Seed saving and swapping is an important part of creating food security in our community. Wish I could have been there, but I was busy losing my wallet in New Mexico. A tip to the wise: don’t lose your wallet in New Mexico. Or anywhere else you’re visiting for that matter.
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Opening Bell


Hey everyone! It’s time for another exciting market week!

Don’t forget, this coming Saturday February 23rd is the Russellville Seed Swap beginning at 2:00 p.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.

In the spirit of the upcoming seed swap, here’s a good link to some of the conditions the Indian community is facing with regards to Monsanto and seeds Seed Saving

Also, another exciting upcoming event is the Fayetteville Dig In Food and Farming Festival. It runs from Feb 28th – Mar 2nd. Real Food. Real Farms. Real Local. Click here to check it out! Dig In Festival

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Homegrown Co-op:  Wednesday's Online Market now OPEN!


Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559
info@homegrowncoop.org
www.HomegrownCoop.org

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

CLOSED Sunday February 17th
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Events

Tuesday February 19th:
To Your Health Tuesday; Movement Medicine

Saturday February 23rd:
Sustainable Nutrition for Vegans and Vegetarians

Featured Producer: Escentual Harmony Soaps





Our name, Escentual Harmony, first came about when learning about the blending of fragrances, with each fragrance having a top, middle and base (bass) note, just as a musical chord. Finding the harmony in the fragrance is the key. As products were formulated, another type of harmony came into play- the harmony between science and nature.

The basis behind Escentual Harmony is to give our customers the best products possible and provide products that stay as close to nature as possible. All of our products are made in harmony with nature.

All of our products are made with care and we always use natural ingredients in our formulas unless use of a man-made ingredient makes a clearly better or safer product. Read our ingredient list then check the ingredients in products from the large commercial manufacturers. You’ll see the difference. Most importantly, you’ll feel the difference and have confidence that the products you are using on yourself and your family are not loaded with chemicals. All our products are paraben free and as natural as can be.

All of our soaps, lotions and butters use only the highest quality botanical oils. Plant oils are produced from seeds or fruits and are rich in fatty acids. These oils absorb easily and are kind to the skin. We incorporate only the highest quality essential oils and fragrance oils in our soaps and body products.

Science and nature in harmony – along with a symphony of fragrances.



Items available from Escentual Harmony Soaps can be found at the Farm Store!

Upcoming Member Monday Special!

Monday February 18th Member Monday Special:

Tomorrow members will receive 25% all Greens purchased in the Farm Store.

Including Kale, Chard, Lettuces and more!

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.
www.homegrown.locallygrown.net

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 2-8pm on Wednesday February 20th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company

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Stones River Market:  Time to Order Local Food


Welcome back to another week of local products.

There are plenty of options for you this week. Rocky Glade Farm and Erdmann Farm return with their produce this week. Wedge Oak Farm has added some new cuts of beef and pork to the offerings. Harvest Fruit Salad returns this week from Farmer Brown. He also has plenty of his hydroponic lettuce available. There are plenty of other options available for you this week as well.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Don’t forget to place your order for this Wednesday’s market

Click on the link below and you will be magically transported to a land of real food, locally grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides, and artisan products handmade from local and natural ingredients. Fill up your cart, proceed to checkout, and don’t forget to scroll down and submit your order.

Your tasty, healthy food and handmade items will be waiting for you when you arrive for pickup at the market on Wednesday between 4 and 7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. You can also stop by to shop at the farmers’ tables on Wednesday if you aren’t able to place an order ahead.

NEW this week

  • Dandelion Peace Flower Botanicals has a new batch of soap ready, a wonderful almond soap that’s sure to please. And they’re introducing a facial elixir skin care product with rosemary and thyme.
  • Blue Pony Bakery does it again! Something new every week, and this time it’s new varieties of bread, cookies, and granola bars, as well as a special treat for the canine companion in your family—Cody’s Crunchy Dog Treats.
  • If you haven’t tried it yet, check out Figgieville’s Pecan Torte and give it a try—it is a most delicious people treat.
  • Vegetables are taking a bit of a break this month, but spinach and chard are back this week. Thanks to Beyond Organics!
  • Keep an eye out in the next couple of weeks for a new batch of beef from Green Fork Farm.

Also available this week

Honey, beeswax, eggs, microgreens, chicken, pork, olives, olive oil, baked goods, and bath and beauty products. There’s plenty to fill up your pantry, so go ahead and place your order.

Mark your calendars

The Dig In! Food and Farming Festival is coming up soon in Fayetteville on February 28, March 1 and 2. Join us to learn about and celebrate food and farming with classes, workshops, films, discussions, opening reception, keynote address, seed swaps, information and vendor fair, food, and children’s activities. This year’s keynote speaker is Brad Lancaster, an expert on water harvesting, water management, and permaculture (more about Brad at harvestingrainwater.com).

In addition to a full day of programming for the community on Saturday, this year the festival will include a Farmer Friday program which includes workshops for farmers, advanced gardeners, and water management enthusiasts. The festival will also feature films in the afternoon on Thursday, and in the evenings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Information and passes available at diginfestival.com. Don’t miss it!

You can also ask us about the festival at the market, so come on down and find out what it’s all about, and get some great local food and handmade products. See you on Wednesday.

Green Fork Farmers Market