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Visit The Market any time between now and 4:00pm this afternoon to place your order.
Pick up is every Thursday, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, at Sandra’s home in Roswell.
My family has been battling a cold/flu for the past two weeks so I have gotten a little behind on co-op stuff. I usually answer emails and write the weblog/newsletter at night after everyone has gone to bed but lately all I want to do is sleep! In case you forgot to order this week due to lack of the usual co-op email, I will keep The Market open until 4:00pm this afternoon.
Anyone that knows me will tell you that I have a hard time asking for help. I like to work independently and most of the time I can tackle anything I set my mind to. This week has reminded me that the co-op is supposed to be a cooperative
effort. I know that I need help but I am not sure exactly what I need or who would be willing to step in. Therefore, I would like to call a co-op meeting at my house on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:00pm.
At this meeting I will explain exactly what it takes to run the co-op, show you how the backend of the website works, and we can discuss ideas for the future of the co-op. Hopefully some of you will identify areas that you can help out in. This meeting is open to all co-op members so even if you don’t think you have the time or ability to help on an ongoing basis, you are welcome to come just to see how the co-op works and voice your opinion on future orders or events.
FRESH & LOCAL
I have decided to discontinue the Destiny Organics boxes. The quality was good, it just takes a lot of time (and gas) to pick them up every week and the price wasn’t that great. I am looking forward to getting more local farmers to post their produce in The Market as the growing season gets going. In the mean time, I will share with you a couple of other sources I have found for produce. They are not affiliated with the Melody Lane Co-op in any way, but I have tried them myself in the past and have been very pleased with their products.
~ Local Food Stop – www.LocalFoodStop.com
~ Nature’s Garden Delivered – ga.NaturesGardenDelivered.com
Mother Earth Meats
I bought some extra cuts of chicken and pork from Mother Earth Meats last time we ordered from them. I have finally added them to The Market under the category GROUP BUYS. Even if you have already ordered this week, you are welcome to place another order. All of the Mother Earth Meats products currently listed will be availabe for pick up this Thursday.
I have a love/hate relationship with Green Pasture. Their products are awesome. So awesome that they are in very high demand. Most of the time they have to limit how many bottles any one person (or group) can buy at a time. Whenever they lift those restrictions the products sell out very quickly. That makes it very difficult to order from them since you never really know what you are going to get. We are going on three weeks now since we placed a group order and we have only gotten half of what we ordered. They say the rest will ship as soon as it is back in stock. I will email each of you individually when your items have arrived.
It may be a while before we order from them again but the owner of Green Pasture will be a guest speaker at the local Weston A. Price Conference on March 16th. He will also have some of their products for sale at the conference for a huge discount. You will get the best deals if you can pay cash, so if you are planning on attending the conference be sure to bring cash!
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Below is a list of upcoming co-op events. I will try to get them added to The Market as soon as I can. I am also thinking about using a service like evite to keep track of RSVP’s. I will let you know what I come up with. Go ahead and mark your calendars, more details will be availabe soon.
February 21, 7:00pm – Kombucha Workshop
February 28, 6:00pm – Co-op Meeting
March 7, 3:00-7:00pm – Rendering Lard/Tallow Demonstration
March 14, 7:00pm – Yogurt Workshop
March 21, 1:00pm – Making Soap & Lotion with tallow
April 4, 7:00pm – Sauerkraut & Fermented Vegetables Workshop
And don’t forget about the local Weston A. Price Conference on March 16th!
Register soon because it WILL sell out – http://buildingnt2013.eventbrite.com
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator
Good Morning! Happy Valentimes Day…as my 8 yr old says.
First I’d like to say thank you to all our customers for spreading the word and supporting our wonderful farmers. For those of you that are new, when you buy from The Cumming Harvest you are buying directly from the farmer, what you see online was entered and typed by them. Each and every farmer strives for 100% customer satisfaction, so if for some reason you’re ever not completely satisfied, please email or call the farmer or myself. We’ll do our best to get it resolved.
A few tips when ordering:
1. Order early for the best selection, the market opens at 8am every Wednesday.
2. Complete your order on popular items like eggs or bacon.
3. Multiple orders will be combined on your order at pick up.
4. Please bring your shopping bags to pick up.
– The Atlanta area Weston A. Price foundation is putting on a full-day conference to connect people with nutrient-dense, locally grown food and educate them on traditional ways of preparing it. The Building Nourishing Traditions conference will be held at Rancho Alegre Farm in Dacula, GA. You can read more details here
– Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (GEHC), the 2nd Annual ‘Grow Your Own – the Real Local Food’. This festival includes speakers and informational tables on topics about backyard vegetable/fruit gardening, chickens, organic pest control, composting, rain-harvesting, beekeeping, and local food (CSAs, farmers markets, and local restaurants).
The ‘Grow Your Own – the Real Local Food’ event will be held on Sunday, March 24th, 1-5pm.
– The Cumming Harvest Market Day + Christ Community Church HEALTH FAIR and Easter Egg hunt, we will be joining this event so please come out and show your support of our local farmers and artisans. This event will be from 1-4pm at Christ Community Church on Campground Road and Hwy 9.
You have several ways to pay for your order. Check/Cash are preferred, but you may also pay online or with a CC when you pick up. There is a 3% convenience fee to pay online or with your card at pickup.
LOCATION & PICK-UP
Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040. Pick up every Saturday between 10-12pm.
To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest
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!
The Market’s closed for the week.
See you next week!
The chickens at Fox Hollow Farm have been pretty tense recently. Things around the hen house have been uptight for sure but no one knew why until owner, Gaby Stahl, found a rattlesnake hanging about the other day! With the removal of the rattlesnake, the last few days the hens have virtually been celebrating with a multitude of egg laying! So to celebrate the joy of her hens, Gaby is reducing the price of a dozen eggs to $3. We are going to hold the market open till Wednesday morning to give everyone a chance to take advantage of this great buy. If you’ve already ordered eggs this week, don’t worry, yours have already been updated with the new pricing.
Healthy Eating, Happy Gardening, and Blessings!
The CCLG Team
Just a reminder that the market closes in just over an hour! Please get your selections made and proceed to the checkout! Thanks friends and have a great day!
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
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Russellville Community Market
Good Morning Hopeful Swappers,
We’re hosting CAAH’s annual Seed Swap this Saturday during Food Club (10-1). CAAH? Conserving Arkansas’ Agricultural Heritage. A fantastic organization that works to save heirloom Arkansas seeds and continue the process of seed saving and breeding better crop varieties for our climate. RSVP on Facebook! It is a potluck, so please bring a little something something for our swappers.
You do not have to have seeds to participate. Seeds will be for sale, and CAAH always requests that you save your seeds to bring back and swap next year.
And, on the simplest level, it’s fun to come, have a few conversations, see what cool varieties of seeds are available, and learn about CAAH.
By “you”, I mean the Food Club member who hasn’t ordered for the week yet…
The Market closes tomorrow morning. Better get your order in. Don’t you just know how you’re going to kick yourself come this Saturday, if you forget?
Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,
This is a reminder that the market closes tonight at 10pm. Have a great day.
Old 99 Farm, Week of Feb 10th 2013
Order at www.old99farm.locallygrown.net
Fewer vegetables each week, but we have started planting the spring crops. The ‘Persephone’ months (less than 10 hrs daylight) are behind us, so plants will start their growth spurt in the greenhouse. Offering carrots, lettuce, chard, mizuna, mizuna, mizuna, and (oh, typo, the ‘m’ key got stuck), and mixed greens. Some kale might be regrowing next week.
I have added advance ordering for chicken and lamb as these are finite quantities and it gives you the option of planning ahead.
Thanks for the egg cartons, still need lots. Ask your neighbours!
Thought for the week, courtesy of Joe Romm, at http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/02/10/1373841/global-ponzi-scheme-revisited-how-climate-inaction-betrays-our-children-and-future-generations/
“Fundamentally, homo “sapiens”
sapiens has constructed the grandest of Ponzi schemes, whereby current generations have figured out how to live off the wealth of future generations.”