This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
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ALFN Local Food Club: Thanks! Giving!
Good morning fellow locavores,
A holiday is upon us. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, not primarily because I am of noble spirit and enjoy giving thanks, but because I love eating food and taking food naps. I’ve been practicing my elastic stomach exercises for weeks.
But giving thanks is important. For the 364 days of the year that don’t fall on Thanksgiving, you take most realities for granted just to keep your schedule manageable. The sun rises because it does. Your car works because it needs to take you to work. You’re healthy because you are. And, a little more relevant, the earth provides food for you because it should. If you didn’t take these things for granted, you’d spend most days curled up on the floor.
Of course, none of these things has to happen. In the same vein, the fine people who supply are market don’t have to farm. We’re just very lucky that they chose to, otherwise we’d been eating Butterball turkeys (no real offense Mr. Butterball) this Thanksgiving. I’m finding that, with age, the care-free kind of gratitude I felt easily as a kid is fading. It’s more difficult to get silly happy about the good things in life. The sun rises, but so what? I’ve got stuff to do. So I like to take Thanksgiving as an opportunity to re-adopt my sense of childlike wonder at the world, to be thankful for the good things that didn’t have to come into my life but did. And have somehow stuck around. Such as this wonderful organization, and this great community, and these awesome growers. Thanks to all of you. As an expression of my gratitude, I shall open the market.
Russellville Community Market: Market Closed for Thanksgiving this Week
Just a quick reminder that RCM will be closed this week for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We hope you all enjoy your time with family, friends, and loved ones! Don’t worry, next Sunday the 25th we will be open for business again. :)
A couple of weeks ago marked RCM’s best week we’ve ever had! Well, last week’s market topped the previous week’s market sales! That’s awesome. A huge thank you is in order for our RCM customers. Thanks for making the past two weeks the market’s best.
Happy Holidays to all!
-RCM Market Managers
Vista Marketplace: VistaMarketplace Orders
Place your order before Monday 6:00pm for Veggie Baskets. Half Share and Full Shares available. If you want some prepared foods, check out our Dip and Spread category as well as prepared foods. Not everything is listed there, so if you need pies, cranberry chutney, pimiento cheese or family size mac & cheese, etc. just email firstname.lastname@example.org and make a request.
South Cumberland Food Hub: Thanksgiving Hours
We will be open this week for our regular Monday ordering and Tuesday delivery. We will be closed this week for our second order/delivery cycle on Wednesday morning/Friday morning due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Don’t forget about all the delicious produce we have available to make your Thanksgiving dinner special!
Hope everyone has a blessed Holiday week-
Superior Seasons: Top Chefs
Reminder! Ordering is still open, CLICK HERE, until Monday at 5pm for Wednesday options. We don’t have a Wednesday pickup option for the winter season, so form a buying group and we’ll deliver to your office! Visit the Q and A section for any questions – but basically as long as the order is $25, delivery is free.
Some of the top chefs in Thunder Bay are using this website! Congratulations to The Sovereign Room for winning the recent competition and to Northern Unique (also a vendor on the site!) for their showing. I know these guys both use a lot of local ingredients. We’d also be remiss if we didn’t mention Caribou Restaurant as they’re by far and away the best customer on the site. We also get frequent orders from both Hilldale Gardens Retirement homes, Rural Routes Children Centre and Sweet Pea’s Restaurant and Catering. A Fine Fit Catering and Bistro One are also using the website to get some local ingredients regularly. We appreciate everyone’s support, but could use more! Let us know what you need to make this site easier to use. And don’t forget to ask what’s local when you’re out and about to encourage more local ingredients whenever possible. This is true even of for our market vendors – let them know you’re willing to pay a tiny bit more if their locally made products are also made with local ingredients!
Click to Read the Superior Seasons Weekly!
Stones River Market: The Market is Back Open - Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and there is a wide variety of products available to order this week.
Some new items added this week:
- Double Star Bar Farms added a cranberry sauce and cranberry horseradish jam to accompany your thanksgiving dinner.
- Rhonda Carey has added four new pies just in time for the holidays.
- Wedge Oak Farm has listed pork stew meat and a mangalitsa pork tenderloin.
- White City Produce and Greenhouse has added peppermint and baby romaine lettuce
West Wind Farms also has a new small turkeys still available to order for this week.
Meadow Branch Beef has also returned with several ground beef products, especially if you get tired of eating turkey this week.
I want to remind everyone know the pick up schedule for the week of Thanksgiving.
Murfreesboro – It’s easy. Nothing changes. Wednesday will still be the pick up.
Nashville – There will be NO pick up on Thanksgiving day.
Thank you for your orders last week.
See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/
Homegrown Co-op: Online Market Open for Wednesday! Annual Elections and Fifth Year Celebration today!
Tullahoma Locally Grown: Orders this week
The market will be open for orders until Monday evening with a pick up on TUESDAY AT 6 TO 6:30PM AT THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH ANNEX. I will only be able to be there for 1/2 hr Tuesday evening, so if you place an order for this week, please try to be prompt in picking it up.
Don’t forget to order your Thanksgiving turkeys and chickens today before midnight. Any orders placed after today won’t be able to be filled since Fountain Springs Farm needs 24 hrs to do the processing.
Thank you everyone and have a blessed week!
United States Virgin Islands: Weblog Entry
Good Morning Virgin Islanders,
What a beautiful crisp day.
The Market is open and ready for your support.
Also come to Frederiksted this morning, from 9 am till… behind UCA’s kitchen next to the Fort Frederiksted is the 3rd Annual Rastafari Farmers and Artisans’ Market.
Come out and meet farmers, gardeners, craft vendors. Workshops entertainment, vegan vegetarian and raw food vendors as well.
Lets support this local event!