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Conyers Locally Grown:  Transplants available


Taylorganic has all your transplant needs.
They have every thing from lettuce, kale, collards, chard, kohlrabi, fennel, broccoli, cabbage and other spring plants. They also have tomatoes & peppers that are almost ready to plant.

Brady

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Transplants available


Taylorganic has all your transplant needs.
They have every thing from lettuce, kale, collards, chard, kohlrabi, fennel, broccoli, cabbage and other spring plants. They also have tomatoes & peppers that are almost ready to plant.

Brady

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order Local Food


Good Morning Everyone,
The South Cumberland Food Hub is open for
orders today until noon. Have a great day!

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Risa

McColloms Market:  Reminder - April FFFN Closes Today at 5PM


Just wanted to send a reminder in case those of you who haven’t ordered, still want to. Thanks much.

Melinda

Athens Locally Grown:  Market Open for April 4


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

I fully admit to eating far more chocolate than is good for me this weekend. But I did it for my kids, so that they wouldn’t suffer the ill effects of chocolate overload. Truth be told, I didn’t even make it through typing that sentence without stopping for a Cadbury chocolate creme egg. I’m happy to report that there are over 1100 healthy locally-grown items listed this week, however, so all of us candy over-indulgers will have no trouble getting back on the wagon.

Those of you who have been missing the variety of cheeses we’ve had in the past will be happy to see that South Georgia’s Flat Creek Lodge has joined us, and have listed 22 varieties of their cheese. They’re a bit far for a day trip, but since our more local dairies can’t fill the considerable demand for good cheese, I’ve let Flat Creek Lodge in. I’m eager to try their varieties — I’ve heard good things!

This coming Saturday is the annual Old Timey Seed Swap being held out at Grove Creek Farm in Oglethorpe County. I go most years, and have a lot of fun. You can learn more about the event and get directions here at Grove Creek Farm’s website.

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Upcoming Local Food Events

April 27th: Be a Farmer For A Day at Blue Moon Farms This is the second event in our 2013 series of 5 Farmer for a Day Tours, to be held Saturday, April 27 from 10-2 in Madison County. Each event will offer you a chance to experience real work on the farm, so come prepared to work! The work session will last for two hours. You may want to bring your own work gloves, weeding or digging tools, pruners or lopping shears, etc. if you have them. Be sure to prepare for the weather appropriately and dress for getting dirty or muddy. You will be in an agricultural setting and can expect sun, rain, bugs, wildlife, dogs, electric fences, pets, and farm animals to be part of the experience. Do not bring your dog with you for a day in the country. Please plan to closely supervise your children during all activities. Water will be provided during the work session and lunch is provided. Farmers may have products available for purchase at the event, so you may want to bring cash/checks and a cooler with you. If you have special dietary needs, plan accordingly to bring those with you. To save resources, bring your own water bottle and dishes with you. Blue Moon Farms is Certified Naturally Grown and includes 60 acres where the family lives plus two 40 acre pine forests. They maintain natural habitats to support native wildlife. We will be doing a variety of chores including weeding and mulching blueberries, weeding and thinning onions, removing and replacing drip tape, and relocating mushroom logs. If time allows we will prepare seed beds. It is a family friendly event. The event will last from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM What you can expect: 9:30 AM check in, meet and greet 10:00-12:00 work session 12:00-12:45 lunch 12:45-2:00 Guided tour of the farm We are reserving 20 spots for the event. Don’t be left out! I will be taking names for a waiting list once all spots are claimed. Please note that you do not need to be a member of Athens Locally Grown to purchase an event ticket. Sign up for this free tour by adding reservations to your order (look in the “Event Reservations” category). For more information, contact Cathy Payne at broadriverpastures@gmail.com.

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market opens for the season on Saturday (see their website for info) as does the Watkinsville market. The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse, and several ALG vendors also sell there. Most of the other area markets are preparing to open back up as well very soon!

Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for April 3rd, 2012


Hey Local Food Lovers,

I’m gonna keep it short and sweet tonight. I would like to mention quickly that the Georgia Mountains Farmers Network gang had a meeting at Brooks Franklin’s Leah Lake Farms last Tuesday. I think we all were very impressed with the unique growing system that Brooks has assembled in just three years.

I’ll give you a quick example. Most of the delicious greens that you order week in and week out from Leah Lake Farms are grown in small hoop houses constructed out of inexpensive PVC pipes bent over and attached to rebar stuck into the ground. Lettuces really like the extra protection from the elements and thrive under cover. Because Leah Lakes Farm is on a hillside the tunnels have a low end and a high end. This allows the super hot air that can accumulate in a tunnel during the day to simply rise and vent right out the high end of the tunnels pulling in cool air from the bottom.

This is an example of capitalizing on the strengths of your surroundings and there aren’t many farms that have done it as well as Brooks!

Show him your appreciation this week by ordering something extra and give it to a friend if you have to. We had one heckuva a pot luck after our tour. That’s our favorite part about getting together.

We’ll be inviting all of you out to these wonderful farms too. June 15 and 16th will be your chance to visit most of the farms we have featured here on Locally Grown. So make your plans now!

EAT WELL,
Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun

Champaign, OH:  Good eve!


To everyone celebrating Easter today, I hope it was a wonderful day for you and yours! Just a note that the market is open and ready to help you restock your kitchen!
Find us at http://Champaignoh.locallygrown.net!

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday April 5


I hope this finds you all doing well.

The market is open. Order up, we have lots to choose from.

Don’t forget to reserve your half hog. They will not be available for much longer.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Tuesday. We will see you on Friday between 5PM and 7PM at Copy Central (1264 Parker Road, Conyers) and don’t forget to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturday April 6


I hope this finds you all doing well.

The market is open. Order up, we have lots to choose from.

Don’t forget to reserve your half hog. They will not be available for much longer.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Wednesday. Pick ups are on Saturday from 9 to 9:45 at the Piedmont Green Market (Double B Farm booth), Sandy Springs Green Market (Taylorganic booth)(We will be here from 10:15-11 for pick ups only). We will try to make a run to Brookhaven if we have enough orders, otherwise we will need you to p/u at Piedmont.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Farmer At Your Door:  Market is Open and a Contest!


The market is open! Place your orders until 7 pm Tuesday evening.

Contest!

Southcentral Wisconsin Regional Harvest is a mouthfull, so we decided to have a little contest to come up with a new name for our on-line farmer’s market. The new name should reference Southern Wisconsin, local food and delivery, but be catchy and shorter. E-mail your entries to scwiregharvest@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and post in a message or the comment section. Winner will be chosen by the Market Managers and will receive a $20 gift certificate to use on great local products of their choice from the market! You can enter as many times as you would like. Contest ends on Earth Day which is April 22nd. Looking forward to your creative ideas!