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Swainsboro, GA:  MARKET IS OPEN


see you all Thursday!

Athens Locally Grown:  Availability for January 3


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

Hello, and happy new year! 2013 marks the start of Athens Locally Grown’s twelfth year in operation. What began as the very first internet farmers market anywhere has moved beyond Athens to hundreds of communities across the continent, and continues to spread. I’m so very pleased to be a part of it, and to have you here along with me!

I’m still in holiday mode here. I’m not in academia myself anymore, but so many people I know are, so it seems like winter break to me. Several of our growers are still away from home or otherwise taking a break from selling, but we still have nearly 900 products to choose from this week. Happy eating!

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, and local food in general. 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!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for January 2nd, 2013


Hey Local Food Lovers,

We’re back this week! Hope you enjoyed the break, but you’re probably like me and ready to get back into your local food eating habits after the holidays. It’s hard to believe that come Wednesday it’ll be a new year. A New Year always brings with it new opportunities and we are eager to dive into 2013 with gusto. As the farmers and other food producers that participate in Locally Grown prepare for next years bounty of food one thing that is incredibly useful to us all is your feedback.

One thing that would be incredibly useful is knowing which foods you’d like to see more of here at Locally Grown. We’ve created a survey that should take no more than a minute or two that will help farmers determine what crops they should plant this coming year, and it may just insure that you get to see more of the foods that you like as well.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5CWLM8P

Or click here

We’re trying to get in all the results by Sunday, January 20th. That way folks will have time to get their seed orders in for spring planting. It’ll be here before you know it.

That’s it for tonight. I think Brooks Franklin of Leah Lake Farms will back at the Clarkesville pick up on Wednesday so you can look forward to meeting your farmer this week!

Thanks again to all of you who supported us in 2012! It was a fantastic year and we appreciate your passion to…..

EAT WELL!

Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturday January 5


I hope everyone has had a Merry Christmas. I sure hope you also start off with a Very Happy New Year as well.

The market is open and the gardens are still growing. We have gotten plenty of moisture. We just need a bit more light. That is coming along but the cold weather is rearing it head. We will have plenty of veggies to go with a few mushrooms.

We plan to deliver a few pigs to the market soon so look for some new supplies.

We will be making our regular milk run up this week so make sure you order up.

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 10 at the Piedmont Green Market (Double B Farm booth), Sandy Springs Green Market (Taylorganic booth)(We will be here from 9-10 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

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday January 4


I hope everyone has had a Merry Christmas. I sure hope you also start off with a Very Happy New Year as well.

The market is open and the gardens are still growing. We have gotten plenty of moisture. We just need a bit more light. That is coming along but the cold weather is rearing it head. We will have plenty of veggies to go with a few mushrooms.

We plan to deliver a few pigs to the market soon so look for some new supplies.

We will be making our regular milk run up this week so make sure you order up.

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

Champaign, OH:  Ringing in the New Year


Good eve shoppers! Why not start making your New Year’s resolutions by increasing your level of support for shopping local? Our virtual market vendors are ready and waiting to prep your items for you with a smile! Check out the offerings, get your glasses ready to toast in the new year and resolve to support local! Happy New Year and here’s to a safe, healthy and prosperous 2013 for you and yours! Enjoy shopping and we’ll see you for order pickup on Thursday for our first market of the new year!

Vista Marketplace:  ONLINE FARMERS MARKET


Order now for delivery mid-week or pickup on Saturday at 701 Whaley. Several vendors will be at Saturday markets. Please write a note in comment section about when you need your order!
Not many produce entries on website, so you may want to order a basket and some add-ons like eggs, pork, milk, greens, fruit, etc.Thanks, Liz

Cedar Grove Farm:  Cedar Grove Farm CSA Availabilty for January 3


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Happy New Year. We here at Cedar Grove Farm hope that your holidays have been good for you and that 2013 will be even better than 2012. It’s great to be back to start the new year with some fresh vegetables from the garden. Farmer Sara is still away on a well deserved holiday, so I’m back with the first harvest of 2013.

The hoop houses are full of many of your cold weather favorites. Even with the short, rainy days slowing things down we still have some fine choices. Arugula, beets, carrots, lettuces and kale are available as are the still very plentiful and nutritious Beauregard sweet potatoes. One new item to look for are sweet and succulent sugar snap pea shoots. We had hoped to bring in a harvest of sugar snap peas, but the cold weather wiped out the pods. Fortunately, the shoots on the vines are abundant and delicious. Dylan says he has been snacking on these sweet treats every time he is in the hoop house, and he is eager to share the goodness.

Please remember, pickup is at Lindsey’s Culinary Market on Thursday from 3:30 to 6:00PM and payment during the Winter season is expected at delivery unless your balance covers the charge.

The market is open. I hope you find something you like.

Regards, Farmer Jay

Conway, AR:  OPening Bell and SSAWG Scholarships


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and now it’s time to celebrate the New Year! I hope you’ll find room in your New Year’s resolutions for something related to food. For inspiration, here’s mine: I vow, under penalty of self loathing, to never again visit a drive through restaurant. My reasons for this resolution are as follows: 1) Using my money to support the fast food industry and its industrial agriculture complex undermines everything that my work in the local food movement stands for; 2) Fast food is really unhealthy, and since I’m not a college athlete any more, I can no longer just burn off whatever ridiculously caloric concoctions I stuff in my mouth; 3) Eating while driving is physically dangerous, and on an intellectual level, eating while driving takes all thought and significance out of food – what joy can there be in eating something so commodified, so intentionally mindless, that it can be eaten while operating a motor vehicle? By the way, around 19% of our meals are now consumed in a car (www.cbsnews.com/2100-204_162-1029857.html). So there’s some food for thought. What’s your
resolution?

SSAWG Scholarships
This year the CLG Community Fund will provide scholarships to the SSAWG Conference to Tammy Pope of Tammy Sue’s Critters, Sandra Leyva of La Lucha Space and Eddie Stuckey of Kellogg Valley Farms. Here is why Tammy would like to attend the conference.
The reason I want to attend this conference, is that we are at crossroads in our farming adventure. I quit my day job a few months ago, and I am now devoting all of my time to our farm and growing our business. We have a farm of dairy goats. We also have a flock of chickens and several beehives. We are producing goat’s milk bath and beauty products. We also are now making beeswax products to increase our line and diversify. I feel attending this conference will give us invaluable information to grow and better manage our farming practices.
Good Work CLG Community!

The market is now open, go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Hit the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email once your order has been placed. Thank you so much for your continued support of Conway Locally Grown.

Happy New Year!
Gabe Levin

Rivervalley.locallygrown:  A Reminder


Just wanted to remind you that the market is open for your shopping pleasure.

Hope everyone had a joyous Christmas season and will stay safe over the New Year’s celebration.

Bluebird Hill Berry Farm has listed a new supply of their grass fed (pasture raised) beef.