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Heritage Farm :  Don't miss it.......


You still have time to get an order in for this weeks farm truck. LOTS of inventory still available and the CSA’s for fall/winter 2014 are online this week…

Take a look around @ Heritage Farm Locally Grown

The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market Closes Wednesday @ Noon - Order NOW -closed next week


Market Closes Wednesday @ NOON

THE MARKET WILL BE CLOSED NEXT WEEK. Please read all about our summer market schedule at this link.
Just a friendly reminder to place your order now so you don’t miss this week’s Market offerings.

WE DELIVER ON FRIDAY TO YOUR HOME, OFFICE, OR A CO-OP NEAR YOU Please tell your friends! Interested in joining one or forming a co-op in your neighborhood? Please call Tina at 727-515-9469.

We want to convince you that we are the ultimate solution for enhancing your dinner table with great, locally grown food that is chemical-free and therefore worry-free. For those who take awhile to make up their minds, we are now offering a 6 month membership to our online Market for $50. This will grant you full access to all the benefits of the annual membership including the monthly Market socials. This offer is limited to first time members. You don’t pay the membership fee until your third order!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to expand our delivery network and attract like-minded folks who want the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced CHEMICAL-FREE foods possible!

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Two New Growers


NEW THIS WEEK

We Welcome two new growers

BRINDLE SOUTHERN FARMS

Products at this time include;

  • Basil
  • Egg Plant
  • Okra
  • Oregano
  • Smoked Sea Salt
  • Smoked Mullet
  • Natural Deodorant
  • Beeswax Products, Including Lip Balm

DEB’S NATURAL SOURCE

The Best in Whole Food Nutrition

A great place to spend a while checking it all out.

Products listed, and sure to increase:
Wheat Free Breads

Welcome to you both.

UPDATE

FLORIDA FRESH MEAT

  • BEEF Baron Packs 4 & 5 Added
    Make sure that all your meat is Humanely raised and harvested locally.

MOM’s KITCHEN & GARDENS

Are on vacation this week.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Milk supply continues to be tight. Herd expansion will occur soon.

Planting of winter vegetables begin soon.

Ocala Central Pickup Point

A New Earth Farm and Feed
Located at:
3423 E Silversprings Blvd
Ocala, FL 34470

Link to Location Map.

Dunnellon “Temporary”

Located at:
1644 W. Pinion Lane
Dunnellon, FL 34434

Link to Location Map.

Our growers thank you for supporting local growers and business.

Pickup is Thursday August 21st
An email will sent to all customers early Thursday confirming pickup points

Thank you for supporting your On-Line Farmers Market. Your purchases have made a difference to many families

Your CCLG Team

THE MARKET IS OPEN
The link below will take you there.

www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/.

Old99Farm:  Old 99 Farm, week of Aug 17 2014


Bumper crop of cukes, zukes and tomatoes, oh and eggplants too. Peppers here but not in abundance yet.
Regular greens too, see list.

Getting a load of 200 bales of straw in the next hour or two, quick notice again from my farmer source. Bedding for the cows indoors for the winter. Can anyone come by tomorrow tuesday for a couple hours to help? Would really make the difference if we can get this in the barn before Wed when it’s supposed to rain.

If you ordered roasting chickens, please come soon to pick up. I took the remaining 60 birds to be butchered today so the freezers will be fuuulll.

Maremma pups are lovely. still have 4, two males, two females, have reduced price to $300. Interested?

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Aug. 18, 2014 SUMMER SCHEDULE IN EFFECT


PLEASE READ all about our summer market schedule at this link.

Ready To Order?

sign in & shop now
FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS You are invited to watch our Market Tutorial before you begin. If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you. Call your Market Manager for help.

MARKET TUTORIAL
Don’t miss our helpful shopping hints now posted as a link at the top of every web page on St. Pete Locally Grown. Check it out and then share it with anyone who asks about us!

MICROGREENS!

Glory Road Gardens rejoins us this week and Kevin reports that they are a Featured CNG Producer reflected on the home page of “Certified Naturally Grown”. Congratulations to the GRG team! More great news… Keen Greens Grower Aubrey Hanford reports that his summer experiment of growing microgreens and selling live in kitchen counter containers has been too difficult to continue. HOWEVER, the next step will be to offer microgreen kits within the next month through our online Market so you can grow your own right in your kitchen. St. Pete Locally Grown is committed to helping folks grow their own food!

Message from Your Market Manager

FEATURED FRESH FRUIT THIS WEEK ==>Red seedless grapes! We ordered cantaloupes but we rejected them due to a quality issue. Please shop early. The more often our Market sells out of fruit, the higher the indicator that I must order more to meet demand.

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION
Thanks to all for your patience in the past three weeks due to our unexpected closure. We are SO ready to get moving again! we know that many of you have had to find alternative resources for veggies so we don’t know what to expect for the coming week. Please just do the best you can to support us and remember we are open every other week right now.

CREATIVE LOAFING BEST OF THE BAY 2014
If you haven’t already done so, please follow-up with our previous weblog notice on casting a vote for St. Pete Locally Grown before 8/31/14 in all of the following categories: Best Farmers’ Market, Best Place to Shop Green, Best Health Food Market, and Best Place to Volunteer. Once again, Here is the link. If you have already voted please go back in and add your vote for us. Help us get on the Best of the Bay List for 2014! Need suggestions to help you meet the 30 entry requirement? Get help from Keep St. Petersburg Local’s (KSPL) list at this link.

UPDATE ON GROWERS
Faithful Farm reports that their lettuce heads are smaller due to the late summer heat. Also some of them do not form a tight head. We have adjusted our pricing to better suit the size of head.

MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW
Our volunteer opportunities remain the same this summer and we have lost a few valuable resources recently. We are recruiting new folks to serve the St. Petersburg Community from 2 to 4 hours “per Market week” on Wednesdays thru Fridays. We will train and we promise you will have fun! Please call or email me if you want to meet some fabulous, like-minded people!

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CUSTOMERS!
Once you have submitted your order, if in doubt about what you owe, you can always confirm what you have been charged for by checking your account history and viewing your most current invoice. Instructions on how to do that are on our Q&A page under the question entitled Since you don’t provide an invoice with delivery, how do I know what I owe? Also, since your vegetables are picked fresh within 24 hours of delivery, they should be lasting for WEEKS in your refrigerator. When you accept delivery, please take a few minutes to inspect your order to protect your vegetables from unnecessary spoilage. Lastly, it is imperative that you understand our policy on Unclaimed Orders found on our Q&A page. When you make a purchase you are agreeing to abide by this policy.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
Our Market has high standards for what it sells. Despite that—as seasons transition—the challenges of evolving weather and pesky insects can take its toll on the crops. Market Growers are being very selective about what they are willing to present to you. No, it won’t always be picture perfect (which is part of its charm) and sometimes an insect is going to evade capture! But we won’t send you anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. If for any reason we have goofed and you are dissatisfied, please report it to me right away so we can rectify the situation. That’s how we get better and we all benefit from that. Your satisfaction is key to our success as a resource for St. Petersburgs’ lovers of chemical-free, organically & locally grown vegetables.

Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

  • “Monthly Potluck Social”, August 23rd, Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY. Our Speaker is yours truly, Tina Levy, YOUR Market Manager, who will share her secrets to making super flavorful dressings with fresh healthy ingredients. You’ll get to taste them all on samples of Nathan’s summer salad greens sold on our online Market. When you see how easy it is, you will never buy store bought salad dressing again.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently organizing our volunteer needs by Grower and by Market. So when you are interested in learning how to garden and/or how to run an urban market—including a model for great delivery service for the Market—consider volunteering for the organizations below. Check back for more Growers to be listed.
Nathan’s Natural Veggies
Pioneer Settlement Garden
St. Pete Locally Grown 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!

Martin's Farmstand:  Quality food


In spite of the cool weather there is a lot of produce here. Dad just brought the first Summercrisp pears over and there is lots of beans, peppers, tomatoes and so much more. At this moment there are 60 different kinds fresh vegetables etc. on the stand.
So what does hi quality food look like? I would answer that first it needs to do its intended jobs well which include providing nourishment to our bodies so that we can go about our work with health and energy. It needs to be fresh and should be not be contaminated with chemicals. It needs to be picked at just the right stage of growth and be handled with gentle careful hands in such a way as to protect it from damage or contamination. I hope you use the energy you get from this good food for loving and bright purposes. I am constantly working to give you the best I can. I judge quality by the way the plant and fruit look, by how it feels and smells, finally I taste my produce frequently. I also value your input- please tell me what you think. Do tell me if something is disappointing even if you do not wish for me to give you money back as this helps me in refining what I do. Daniel

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  bread and fruit!


Hi everyone,
The market is open! Healthy Harvest Breads and Crow Mountain Orchard Fruits (apples grapes and peaches) are back on the market.

Double Tree Farms has butternut squash this week.

If you’ve been purchasing milk from the market, contact me if you are interested in some kefir grains. I have plenty to share/need to give away!

The Market closes noon on Wednesday, what’s in your fridge??

Get started here: Tullahoma Locally Grown Market

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Open for Orders


Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub.
Crow Mountain Orchard has their delicious Honeycrisp apples this week and the Ozark Golds and Pippins are in as well. Peaches and grapes are still available as well, although the green grapes are sold out.

Edible flowers, fresh herbs, microgreens and lots of veggies are available now. Check out the whole list here:

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Have a wonderful day!
Risa

Princeton Farm Fresh:  The Market is Open


Today is the day we go back to school! As homeschooler’s we get to make our own schedule and find the timing that works best for us. This start of school year finds me more apprehensive and a bit sad. My journey with homeschooling is drawing down, and my kiddos are starting new paths. Hannah graduates this year, and Jonah is in college full time. Next year it will be just Eric and I.
Part of our mission in starting the farm was to keep our children close. Being military we have always moved around without a home base. Princeton is our home base now – I am not moving again! We have purposely done most of the work on our farm ourselves, in an effort to really make this OUR home. We have fenced and cross fenced six acres this summer, all by ourselves. We are preparing to put up a greenhouse. We are making memories in the hope that the kids will one day take over the sustainable farm. A farm that sustained their father and I emotionally, physically and financially. That is what farming is about in my mind. Creating a Legacy that can be passed down, creating a financially viable way for your children and their children to make a living.
I hope one day that my grandchildren will live on this farm, spending days working and playing. It is our little slice of heaven. I am using these dreams to pull me through this time of transition for the kids and myself. Where did the time go?
See you on Friday,
Angela

Cedar Grove Farm:  CSA Availability for 8/20


Hello everyone,

Sorry for the late market start this week. We are having some issues with our internet connection. This week we’ve added crowder peas and a little bit of our new zucchini crop that’s starting to come in. Next week we’ll have more squash and zucchini. Market is open now; enjoy the offerings!

Have a happy and a healthy,

Cedar Grove Farm