This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
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Middle Tennessee Locally Grown: Manchester Locally Grown market is open!
Dear Market Members:
Spring is ever-so-softly slipping our way. I can feel it in the air. Signs of the very early part of spring are more and more common. The robins have returned in force to Coffee County, the daffodils are blooming, and the sunshine (when we see it) is warmer each day.
There are lots of eggs on the market this week, including duck eggs; as well as soaps and lotions. Solace Farm has added adorable handmade baby moccasins. Hansen’s Milk & Honey Farm has lots of local honey (so good for allergies). Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has daffodil bouquets again this week, and probably next as well. Grundy Greens’ lettuces and Frontier Family Farms’ spinach are delicious this time of year. And Wayne Diller’s popcorn will make a great healthy dessert. There are several perennials and a few houseplants available from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse.
Come browse through the market and choose a few things for your family this week. Click here to begin shopping.
South Cumberland Farmer's Market: The Cumberland Farmer's Market is OPEN!
It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
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!
Republican Valley Produce: RVP-Snow, Snow and more Snow on the way!
I realized that I hadn’t opened the market for this week. We have been busy moving snow, sledding and planting that I just forgot.
We ended up with 9-10 inches of snow. Everything came through just fine. With a strange East wind, most of the snow blew off all the high tunnels and I only cleaned them off once. It probably was required, but better safe than sorry!
On the growing front, I am planning on planting tomatoes in 3.5 weeks. It is hard to believe, but that is what my calendar says. I may have to adjust. The onions appear to be doing well. I am glad I have them planted, instead of trying to get them planted this week. I have carrots coming up too. I hope everything makes it through these bitterly cold mornings.
We will be tearing out stuff in the next two weeks to make room for new plantings. We will be offering salad mix this week and probably the following week too. I will leave the Kale for two more weeks, but then it will have to come out too.
The transition time is always hard to figure out, but I will see if we can keep some stuff going in another tunnel while I clear out the other two. We have 24 flats of plants growing with 50 to 98 seedlings in each one. As soon as the weather evens out, we will be planting.
We will try to fill all orders this week with normal delivery times, but with the winter weather coming in on Sunday night/Monday morning and a baby that can’t make up its mind when it wants to come, it could change. Don’t let that scare you from ordering, just keep it in mind.
Orders are due by 5 pm on Sunday!
Tahlequah Farmers Market: market closed
The on line market is closed today. We will reopen Sunday…if the website will let me on!
Statesboro Market2Go: The Market is Open!
The market is OPEN!
Seems like 2 things we have plenty of are cabbage and carrots. This week I’ll share a coleslaw dressing recipe. I grate a head of cabbage and maybe one (sometimes 2) carrots in my food chopper. Then I mix the grated veggies with the dressing. SO GOOD!
1 1/4 cup mayo
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Augusta Locally Grown: THE MARKET IS OPEN at AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN
EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET COMING SOON!
March 7 is just around the corner and our new market is building steam! We are currently seeking weekly sponsors for the 2013 season. If your local business can support our efforts and would like to be featured for an evening at the Thursday market, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-288-7895. For more info visit EvansTowneFarmersMarket.com.
BOYS & GiRLS CLUB PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH COOKING CLASSES:
ALG will join efforts with the Augusta Boys & Girls Clubs to recruit volunteers from its “Cooking Matters” classes at three locations, starting in April. Augusta Locally Grown will help bring seasonal & local foods awareness to this nationally-recognized curriculum which focuses on affordability and whole foods. If you would like more details about these volunteer opportunities, please contact email@example.com.
Lisa Kessler of White Hills Lavender Farm has launched an educational blog on herbs and health. This health-care-professional-turned-farmer offers a wealth of practical knowledge and passion. Read the blog at whitehillsherbs.com.
IN THE MEDIA:
Channel 6 recently interviewed veggie farmer Mike Fuller at Brandywine Farm in anticipation of the Evans Towne Farmers Market. The airdate is not yet known but look for it soon!
Congratulations to ALG volunteer and local health care professional Lauren Belcher for being named “Young Dietician of the Year” by the Georgia Dietetic Association. Look for Lauren and her colleague Nellie at the “Farm-acy” Nutrition Ed booth sponsored by the ADDS at the Evans Towne Farmers Market soon.
SEE Y’ALL at the market pick up on Tuesday.
Tampa Bay : Market is OPEN- put your order in NOW! Great products this week!
Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay
Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food
Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.
Champaign, OH: It's the Ice Capades
Well not really but surely be careful out there!
Had to share a small success story that happened overnight. One of our great new customers Bob Munch replied by email that he was looking for a particular type of radish called a watermelon radish last night after the market opened. While I haven’t heard of it, I sent an email to our vendors to let them know. I awoke this morning to find that Lonny has already ordered seed and will work his magic to deliver said radish to the market. Does it get any faster than that folks? Thanks to both Lonny and Bob for working together towards success!
Please give us suggestions on what you want to see at our market as we would be glad to try! Stay safe out there and thank you for shopping with us!
Conway, AR: Bring Glass Jars to CLG Pickup Today at 4pm! Thanks!
This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.
Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.
See you this afternoon. Have a great day!
Champaign, OH: Announcements
Couple of Announcements…
Tonight we all sampled JC Grower’s Roasted Garlic Jelly and it is amazing. It was a true treat and is now available on the market site. It is two-thumbs up for sure! Also, Carla was invited to
speak to the Goshen Garden Club tonight so she has made it to the big time! Great job garlic friend!
While I’m not endorsing one school fund raiser over another, I thought I would share the news of the following. Please consider supporting their fund raiser which by the way also gets two-thumbs up as a healthy choice of fundraisers!
“The Mechanicsburg FFA is selling strawberries! All the proceeds go to the Relay for Life campaign. Half flat is $10 and Full flat is $20. Sale will run through March 1 and be delivered the week of March 18. Contact the FFA if you would like some strawberries.”(call the school for more details!)
While not baking loaves of Cosmic Charlie Breads, our very own Pam Bowshier is knee-deep in Oscar prep for the big event on Saturday evening in downtown Urbana. I hear there’s even a red carpet! I know she would love your support. Check with Pam or the Boston for more details!
Also the rumor mill is churning that Swisher Hill’s sheriff and boss lady are brewing up some new concoctions. I can’t share the details but let’s just say they are spicy!
All for tonight but we cannot thank our customers enough! Without you we wouldn’t be here! And you know, we have the best vendors too! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You guys work all day and have to work some more on market days so we really appreciate you! Thanks guys!