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Hill Top Farms & Nursery: mansfield.locallygrown.net
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The Cumming Harvest: Newsletter - January 30, 2013
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!
Champaign, OH: See you Thursday!
Thank you to everyone who ordered with us this week! Mark your calendar for pickup on Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 PM! See you then!
Champaign, OH: 30 minute warning!
Hello campers! Just 30 minutes left to shop tonight! Get it while you can!
Russellville Community Market: Market Reminder
Only a few more hours of ordering time for the market! Be sure to get your orders in by 10:00 p.m. tonight!
Don’t forget we have new pick up times available from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.
We look forward to seeing you at the Market on Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church!
You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!
ALFN Local Food Club: Market Closes Tomorrow Morning!
The Market closes tomorrow morning, bright and early. Will you wake up in time? Best not take the chance. Order… Go! You know, like Detective Gadget.
Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op: The movement is growing!
Howdy all Spa City Co-op Members,
Last weekend I gave a presentation about online farmers markets at the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) Convention in Little Rock. My own class was small, about 25 attendees, but the conference at-large numbered over 1000.
What I saw there lifted my heart in a way I want to share with all of you. The participants varied widely in age, income, and race, but all were part of a movement to preserve small enterprises in food production to feed the people. I spoke with Vietnamese flower growers from Tennessee, three African-American sisters from a remote area of Mississippi who just opened their second free-range egg farm, and a young CSA farmer from Alabama. All were engaged, hopeful, and enthusiastic about the growth of the local food movement as a balancing presence to giant corporate conglomerates controlling our food sources.
I was especially glad to see so many young producers in their 20s and 30s, taking farming as a career. This is perhaps a silver lining to the recession. Much has been written about the aging of the American farmer, whose average age is now 67. That’s old to do the kind of hard physical work that farming demands. These young people bring their strength to the table in many ways, and online markets are an example of the innovative strategies they will implement to keep our food supply healthy. I got to meet Eric Wagonner, our site’s programmer, who attended my class in a kilt! What a cool guy.
You the Co-op member and customer should feel good about ‘voting with your fork’ every time you place an order. [Our vendors Arkansas Natural Produce and Youngblood Farms also contributed to this conference.] We at Spa City Co-op truly are a part of something bigger than ourselves.
Old99Farm Market: CBC Documentary on Milk, and Bees petiton
I just learned there is a CBC special on tonite on the controveries of milk, health claims pro and con. you might like to tune in at 8pm ET.
From the cbc.ca promo page for the film:
“Milk: The Documentary is an entertaining, award-winning documentary that dares to question the conventional wisdom of the much publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products. An inquisitive man sets out to find the facts about milk and discovers more about the growing controversy surrounding it.
Also an Avaaz petition on bee poisons being banned in Europe this week; they want to mount 2 million names petition in support. Of course bees are fairly important to the food supply, and neonicotinoids are the leading culprit for the die off of bees, wild and honey bees alike.
Bees around the world are dying off and Europe’s food watchdog just said certain pesticides are part of the problem. We’ve got 48 hours before key meetings — let’s get a 2-million-person swarm to save the bees.
Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But in 48 hours the European Union could move to ban the most poisonous pesticides, and pave the way to a global ban that would save bees from extinction.
Four EU countries have begun banning these poisons, and some bee populations are already recovering. Days ago the official European food safety watchdog stated for the first time that certain pesticides are fatally harming bees. Now legal experts and European politicians are calling for an immediate ban. But Bayer and other giant pesticide producers are lobbying hard to keep them on the market. If we build a huge swarm of public outrage now, we can push the European Commission to put our health and our environment before the profit of a few.
Champaign, OH: Rue Farms Open house!
Need something to do this weekend? Check out our first farm tour! Here are the details! Sign up on the market website here just like buying something from the market. Click on the “event registration” and enter the number of guests! Come join the fun! Meet Jeanne and Matt, some of our newest but very cool vendors!
Come out to the Farm February 2nd from 4-6pm for a Product Tasting. There will be a wide variety of foods to send your tastebuds on a journey… from sweets to meats. Not only do we bake and make candy, we also raise natural grass fed beef. The tasting wil be limited to the first 20 reservations. The cost will be $10 per person. Our farm is located at 4711 Johnson Rd. Springfield, Ohio 45502. Our house sits in the middle of our property down a quarter of a mile lane. Come ready to enjoy food and friends!! If you should have any questions,please don’t hesitate to contact us at www.ruefarms.com or at 937-215-1997. See you here!
Don’t forget to sign up now! You can still make a reservation after the market closes tonight at 8, but you will have to contact them directly to RSVP! Have fun!