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Dothan, Alabama:  Time savers have come to the market!

Looking for a timesaver ? We are excited to offer our collard greens, rutabaga greens and roots, and our turnip greens and roots….washed, trimmed, chopped and ready to cook ! These are available in gallon bags.

As always , they are locally grown, free of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.

Thank you for shopping local and supporting your local economy!

Amanda and Susan

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for January 27th

To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
Email us!
Tallahassee May


Rosemary-Butternut Squash Bisque
Adapted from a Molly O’Neill recipe printed in the New York Times Magazine, Nov. 06, 1994
Yield = 2 quarts

2 medium butternut squash
olive oil
6 cups veg or chicken broth
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
kosher salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons heavy cream, optional
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and discard. Drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil on the baking sheet. Place the halves cut side down, rub in the oil and place in the oven. Roast until knife tender, about 45 minutes. Remove squash from the oven and let cool.
Scoop the flesh into a saucepan (discarding the skin), and add the broth, rosemary, orange zest, a big pinch of kosher salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer for 30 minutes. Using an emersion blender, puree the mixture until smooth. Alternatively, transfer to a food processor or blender, and puree until smooth. Taste, adjust seasoning if necessary and adding the cream if desired. Serve with crusty bread.

Market News

We are back this week with lots of good veggies as well as other offerings . Earthwind Botanicals is also back this week offering great deals on bulk soaps.

We will be delivering every two weeks until the weather breaks and the crops begin to grow faster. It is slow, slow, slow out there and you will notice quanitites are much smaller this week.
We will deliver this week, Wednesday January 30th and then in two weeks, Wednesday February 13th.

Stock up this week! Many of the items that we carry will last 2 weeks. Obviously, the meats, eggs, granola, coffee, soaps & honey will easily keep. We have often kept the bread and cookies in the freezer, although in John’s case, not very long. The bread can be sliced and frozen, so you can easily pull out what you need. We have plenty of eggs as the chickens (unlike the vegetables) are back in a productive mode!

We harvest your veggies just 24 hrs before we deliver, so they are as fresh as can be! Most of our greens and lettuces will keep up to two weeks in the fridge in a plastic bag. Since most of the vegetables in all the grocery stores come from California and beyond, by the time it is purchased by the customer who knows how long ago it was harvested. Winter squash and sweet potatoes will retain their freshness for very long periods of time.

We really appreciate your support and understanding during this winter season.
We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday!

John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!


Suncoast Co-op:  Make your order of fresh local food from the Suncoast Co-op

To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos


Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • Discount Membership to the Tampa Bay Time Bank of $10 will also give Time bank hours to members who volunteer.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News

Contact us if you want to learn how to garden!

Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

Great new Products
Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised chicken, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Lettuce and so much more are on the market! Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers.

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-2pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL.

Growing in Kinship Garden
Learn how to garden for FREE!
We are having frequent work days on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Kinship Garden behind the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity at 4131 Madison street. If you are apart of the Tampa bay Time Bank you can receive Time bank hours for your volunteering.

Partnership with Tampa Bay Time Bank
Starting in February we will be rolling out our partnership with the Tampa Bay Time bank where for every volunteer hour you give to the co-op you can get time bank hours back to trade/barter with others in the community using their website. We will have more information about this Time bank as the weeks go on ask us more in person or check out the website at

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.

Please take our Survey
We appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill out a Survey about the co-op, your feedback helps us do a better job: Survey for the Suncoast Co-op

Eat 10% Local
We are launching a campaign advertising our co-op and for local citizens to start shifting their food budget 10% local. We hope to encourage a food Renaissance and share this vision to people of the Suncoast area becoming an edible cornucopia. We hope to engage and educate people into the local food movement via movies, book studies, and Permablitzes social activities to enhance the development of the movement.

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. Becoming a board of director is taking on a leadership position and requires membership/ownership, while volunteering is for short term opportunities to assist the co-op and requires no membership. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email the co-op with what your most interested in assisting the co-op with at Put Subject: Board of Director or Volunteer to receive more information

Coming Events

You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. $1.50 cup of organic locally roasted coffee and conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street.

Fundraising Committee Meet-up
Saturday, Jan. 26 9:30am
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity 4131 Madison Street, New Port Richey.
Responsible for creating and implementing the programs and events to raise capital for the co-op. Members of this committee should have one or more of the following skills (in abundance):
Event management and organizational skills to pull together many elements of the puzzle. Willingness to collaborate with marketing
Creative fund-raising skills
Researching and writing of Grants and proposals
Ability to communicate to the general public
Time and enthusiasm – to go door to door and hand out materials…. to sit at informational venues and solicit membership – to assist with town hall or other gatherings – to ask permission to post materials – to staff fund-raising events We will offer FREE coffee to anyone willing to support volunteer with us.

Fresh Friday Farmers Market
Friday February 1st 2013
The market takes place 1 block off Main Street on Nebraska Avenue, by Fitzgeralds.

Fresh Friday is a local market running every Friday through April from 5-9 p.m. in Historic Downtown New Port Richey, Florida. It features a variety of local vendors.

Free Film Showing: Edible City
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

Join us for a free film showing of Edible City! Edible City: Grow the Revolution is a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary journey through the local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Documenting a broad spectrum of activists, organizations and inspired citizens, Edible City shows how everyone can get involved in transforming our food system.

Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The movie digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work– from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies— finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

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!

Jbo Locally Grown:  Weblog Entry

Market is open for Jan. 30th pick up.
Check out all the good stuff…what better way to un-freeze than with a selection of fine products from our peerless vendors.
Farmers drop off between 4:30 and 5:15. Customers pick up between 5:30 and 6:00. Feel free to come earlier, but you might have to wait a few minutes.

See you there
The Market Managers

Swainsboro, GA:  MARKET IS OPEN

Hi Everyone,

East Georgia Produce is hosting their first ever Crop Mob at the farm in Bartow, GA on Saturday, March 9th from 12:30 to 5:30pm. Followed by a farm pinic from 5:30 to 7pm. Food will include fresh veggies and pork from the farm.
Check out the website below for more info.

The market is open. Look below to see what the farms have to offer this week.

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market High in January

Good Morning,
The Market is open. Someday, it’ll be old enough to do it by itself, but we’re still training it.
The market is doing great right now. Lots of orders and new customers! Keep it up!
Some fun things:
Pike’s Peak Beef Roast from Bluebird Hill Berry Farm. Jerry has thoughtfully offered a recipe for this cut of meat. He actually includes recipes with most of his beef cuts. Check them out.
Sugar Snap Peas from Arkansas Natural Produce.
Turnip Greens from North Pulaski + Turnips from ANP/Barnhill + Sausage from Youngblood/Falling Sky/Farm Girl + Red Potatoes from Kornegay = a really good turnip soup. Think about it.
AND we published a digital cookbook for our Growers’ Potluck! Check it out here. Free to download!
Sam Hedges

The Wednesday Market:  Taking Orders Now for The Wednesday Market

The Wednesday Market is open, and we have some exciting news to share!

This week we are *celebrating two years *of delivering the freshest, healthiest and most delicious local products to our customers. That’s right – yesterday was our 2nd birthday!

And the Market is now on Facebook. Please log on to and “Like” us. Then you will have an additional means of communicating with the Market managers and seeing what is offered each week. We those of you who are on Facebook to share the word about The Wednesday Market with all of your friends. We want to “go viral”! Facebook also provides a convenient method for you to give us feedback about what you like about the market and suggestions for items you want offered.

January is National Bread Month, National Soup Month, and National Canned Food Month. With only a few days left in January, consider ordering kale or one of our other spectacular greens, and cook up a big batch of soup, accompanied by tasty bread from one of our bakers. Choose some delectable jams, jellies, or preserves produced by some of our skilled canners, spread it on the bread of your choice and have yourself a delightful meal or two!

To place an order, log on to between now and Monday at 10 p.m. Pick your order up on Wednesday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Thank you for your support of local agriculture. We look forward to serving you for many, many years!

Your friendly Market volunteers,

Anna, Brenda, Irma, Sharon, and Beverly

United States Virgin Islands:  V.I. Locally Grown - Week of 1/27/13

Good Afternoon!

This marks the first week of Ridge to Reef Farm’s winter Community Supported Agriculture program! We’re bursting with fresh, organic produce. Check out our new offerings, like multi-colored radishes, tatsoi and romano beans. Be sure to look at all of our growers’ delicious local fruits, vegetables and value-added products! Hope to see you at the market.

Russellville Community Market:  Market Open! Lots of news, please read!

Hey everyone! Welcome to another RCM market week!

OK, so big news this week!

As you may have already seen, the market looks a bit different this week! Don’t worry! It’s supposed to be that way! All of your tabs and links and products are all in the same spots, it’s just the theme of the market that has been changed! Pretty cool, huh? What do you guys think? Love it? Hate it? Let us know!

This week’s news includes a very cool article that was found which features our very own Ratchford Farms! Check out the link below for the inside scoop!
Grazing in the Green Ozark Hills

Also, don’t miss the link below and the video in the link! This was recently posted to our RCM Facebook page, but for those of you who missed it, check out this link and video. It highlights some of the great reasons why we here at RCM are so passionate about local food!
Local Food: Not Just For the Wealthy

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. 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 is Open for orders!

Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559

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


Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Events

Saturday February 2nd:

Healing Plants, Nourishing Foods with the Great Kosmic Kitchen

Friday February 8th:

Valentines Day Farmers Market

Friday February 15th-17th:

2013 Florida Herbal Conference

Featured Item: Crackerman Crackers!

CRACKERMAN CRACKERS are all organic made with golden and brown flaxseed and organic sesame seed. Traditional bread spices such as cumin, fennel and coriander and extra virgin olive oil guarantee a great tasting product. The crackers contain a low percentage of whole wheat and unbromated, unbleached flour. Due to their carefully selected ingredients they have many nutritional benefits. We do care about our products, one reason we use whole spices and grind them just before baking. This goes for both the breads and crackers.

Organic Flours:
We use unbleached, unbromated flours because we would prefer to give you unadulterated food. Our wheat is shipped from a small family owned mill in Montana, because the soils up there are ideal for an exceptionally flavorful, nutrient rich wheat berry. The fact that our flours are stoneground, a low temperature grinding process, means more pro minerals and aroma in your bread as opposed the vast majority of mills which have their cylinders grinding at 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Organic Seeds:
The seeds we use for our Fraulein’s Harvest bread are from certified Organic purveyors.
They are golden and brown flax, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds. we soak and sprout them over night for several reasons: Flavors and nutrients are being released, the bread remains moist over a long time plus the seeds will be better processed by your body. These ingredients plus the whole wheat in our bread provide you with complex carbs, a diversity of fiber and great multilayered taste.

Organic Spices:
More than a dozen bread spices are widely used for breads in Central Europe. This comes for a reason: spices like caraway, fennel seeds and cumin are used for better digestion, while others like cloves, coriander or mace are complementing the type of bread, be it rye, wheat or dried fruit bread. We use classical German bread spices for our loaves and grind them just before baking. If you grind your own spices and inhale the fresh scent you will know why.

Crackerman Crackers back in stock!

Upcoming Member Monday Special!

This Monday, January 28th members only special is in! Members will receive 20% off the many varieties of tomatoes available in the store!

Great for making salsa, bruschetta, tomato sauce, salads, and so much 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.

Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 2-8pm on Wednesday January 30th. 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
Prepared foods from Venetian Gourmet and Purely Raw

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