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Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Special Update - Christmas Party BEER TASTING / POTLUCK

Hey Local Food Lovers,

I wanted to send you a very special 2nd message this week that I failed to mention this last time.

As many of you know the Soque River Watershed Association in Clarkesville is the non-profit sponsor for the Locally Grown market. It’s one of our programs to support sustainable land-based businesses.

Each year for the past 3 years we’ve had an end of year Christmas Party at my house to say thanks to everyone who has in any way been involved in our organization or programs. If you’ve been eating Local Food, or even just reading our message here occasionally then you are one of those people.

ALL OF YOU ARE INVITED to the SRWA Christmas Party and BEER TASTING POTLUCK this Friday December 14th. Sounds fun doesn’t it. To participate just bring a craft beer (defined as a beer made by a brewer that is small, independent, and makes yummy beer) at least one large 24 oz bottle, or two 12oz bottles and a potluck dish (veggies, meats, snacks or sweets). We’ll do blind taste tests of beers to see which one’s you like and help you navigate the wonderful world of craft beer. Anyone who gets this post is invited (and feel free to invite good beer-loving friends). Of course we highly encourage you to consider joining the SRWA (online at or at the party). Encouraged but not required. It’s a great way to support your local river loving group, and have some good beers, food, and laughs.

Party is at Justin and Ching-Yu (and Cheetos and Whiskey’s) house at 237 Wilson Street, Clarkeville, GA. That’s right across from Grace Calvary Church. In fact you’ll want to park in their parking lot. Starts at 6pm.

ps- If you’re wondering how to get your hands on good craft beer, here’s a few suggestions. Betty’s in Helen, Hillside Beverage in Gainseville, Beverage Superstore in Suwanee, 5 points bottle shop in Athens. Very limited selections are of course at Ingles but try and surprise us.

Hope many of you can make it. This will be the first opportunity we’ve had to hang out with lots of you outside of the market so please come on… may get to meet one or many of your FARMERS! And have a beer with them!

Thanks and Happy Holidays,

Justin in Habersham

Cedar Grove Farm:  New Additions! AND Stock up this week!

Hey Folks!
We’ve got some late additions that you might be interested in — Broccoli! and, the Ovation Mix of braising greens! Feel free to add these to your orders.

And, please stock up this week! We’ve decided to take the next two weeks off in honor of the Winter Solstice and Christmas. So get your Christmas dinner goodies today! Our next round of ordering will be January 3. By then, the carrots, beets, lettuce, kale, chard, and other goodies will be nicely filled out and eagerly awaiting your dinner plates.

Happy Wintering!
Farmer Sara

Plattsburgh Online Ordering:  Winter Farmers Market orders

We will have spinach and salad mix this week – sunny weather. The salad mix is in short supply until February, when it should really take off. That cold snap in October slowed it up.

I appreciated Laurie’s article in the Press Republican today about gift ideas from local farms. We have a wide variety of really high quality products at the market.

And the big news – the market vendors want to continue once a month through the winter. We are looking for a location (any suggestions?).

Also, we will be continuing the ordering with pickup at Rehoboth Homestead twice a month through the winter.

Have a great, sunny week.

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Link 41 will have sausages for sale next week.

If you are like me, you may be wondering when you can next stock up on Link 41 sausages and bacon? They will only be coming up once a month in the coming months so I wanted to give you an advance warning. They will have products for sale to order next weekend. Consider your holiday list now so that you’ll be ready to order for next week.

Also remember, next week will be the last week of the market until January 8th. Make sure you plan accordingly!

Tampa Bay :  Order your box online before 11pm TONIGHT!

Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay

Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food

Seasonal Box

2 Slicer Tomatoes
1 Bunch Beets
1 Portabella
1/2 # White Button Mushrooms
1 # Japanese Eggplant
2 Bell Peppers

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Hi Foodies!

Be sure to order your box online by tonight 11pm!

Order here today!

Pick ups will STILL be Wednesday night between 5&7pm (volunteer run) and Thursday 2-6pm (call ahead case by case basis – make arrangements!)

We have proteins available and ONLY if you order online, when you come to pick up, you’ll be able to add to your order from the store!

Every Tuesday night, homeless and those in need congregate at the Good Samaritan off of Florida Ave and folks from the Tampa Underground facilitate a dinner for those folks.

If you are interested in helping, email

We’ll be there this Tuesday at 5:30pm – email if you want to join!

We can’t thank those who have been behind the scenes making all this stuff happen – so to those who know who they are, THANK YOU for your help from farm to fork to the website and more.

Without volunteers, non of this awesome local & regional food would be possible.

If you’d like to get involved, please send an email to, or simply show up to the co-op near Ella’s and lets have a chat!

Some cool events & happenings are in the pipeline.

Thanks again to everyone for their support.

Coming Events

Good Samaritan
Feed the Needy

Tuesday 12/11 5:30 start – till ?
3302 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 224-9722

Monday 12/17 @ 7pm – 9pm (tentative)
Co-op Steering Committee Meeting
5108 N. Nebraska ave 33603

Farmers Market (Tentative Jan 2013)

Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.

Citrus County Locally Grown:  New Growers!

Hello and Happy Holidays to everyone!

CCLG is proud to announce 3 new growers have joined our ranks! Welcome aboard SaraFay Farm, Rise and Shine Bread, and Soap Nuts. Some wonderful new products up on the market this week with these new growers as well as from our older member growers. Also in today’s news, 3 Rock Farm has returned with new listings as well!

It’s been a busy week around here with new growers, new products, adding new categories for you to choose from and a bit of reorganizing. But it’s all worth it to continue offering you the best in local and chemical free products that we can!

With the holidays coming fast this is the perfect time to peruse the new product listings and maybe pick up something new and different (not to mention healthy, wholesome, and handmade) for those special people in your life!

Have a fantastic week and we look forward to seeing you all on Thursday for pickup!

The CCLG Team

Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  Paleo Meal Planning

How do we eat well, conveniently and quickly? To eat well these days, one really does have to cook (or hire a cook?) Our goal is to make it easier for you to have what you need on hand and a few menu suggestions to make it go quickly.

On the product page is a meat box that comes with a nice selection of meats and recipe suggestions that change weekly. All of the recipes can be found on-line for your convenience.

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Weblog Entry

A note from Farmer Brown’s:

Bookings for holiday baking are beginning to fill up. In the past, we have not been able to meet our online customers needs. So, we will reserve a spot for our customers if you will email us your order at Please specify the item and pick-up date. I will ask Jess to place the order for that delivery date. Thanks.

Ann Brown, Farmer Brown’s

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order Local Food!

Good Morning Everyone,
It’s time to order your local food this morning. We’re open till noon. If you need more time and have to place an order after the 12 o’clock cutoff, just text me or call and I can add it on. Thank you and stay dry today!


We Are One Farmers Market:  Pre-Order Open, Creative Use of Winter Veggies


This week Chef Ashley is turning winter storage crops; beets and cabbage, into a delicious BEET & CARROT SLAW. Order it up and borrow the recipe to put your winter vegetables to an exciting use that is good for you. We will also have gingersnaps baking in the oven.

There are LOTS of holiday choices including some beautiful Sweetgrass Tree Ornaments, Abby’s evergreen and berry holiday centerpieces, Snowman maple syrup…check out the pics on Facebook and visit us Friday.

Enjoy the farmers market pace shopping with fresh brewed NH Coffee, raw milk samples, lots of yummies to taste test, etc.