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Florida Suncoast Locally Grown:  Market Closed Thanksgiving Week


Hello fellow Florida Suncoasters!
Just a reminder that the on line market will be closed Thanksgiving Week.
We will reopen the Market on Friday evening November 28th. Thank you all for supporting small independent farms.

Martin's Farmstand:  Thanksgiving


What a lovely day! There is still arugula, kale, spinach and parsley that is good out in the field. The snow saved things from the cold. And of course there is lots of root crops etc in the coolers.
As long as you are ordering product that is listed as Daniel and Mendy Martin it is OK if you pick it up early. Just leave us know which day and about what time you wish to come. Daniel

Old99Farm:  Old 99 Farm, week of Nov 23, 2014


As of Nov 23th, we can offer 60+ items including the following crops: mint, beet tops, spinach, beet root (two varieties, Detroit Red and regular), yellow plum tomatoes, chard, celeriac, eggplant, carrots, collards, squashes (hubbard, butternut, Sibley, buttercup) summer squashes (spaghetti and delicata) and kale.

Camelia is cooking prepared foods from our produce: garlic pesto, cucumber relish, quiches (on order). Arugula Pesto is her latest and it’s a delight, but you can make your own too! We have homemade grape jelly too from the Mazzonis next door.

Meats
Beef cuts are now available, a total of about 500 lbs of pastured meats. There are several geese in the freezer. I have 6 lambs in the freezer, still have about 10 chickens as well as veal.
I have listed pork now so that you can order specific cuts and I’ll know how to instruct the butcher: pork coming in December.

Eggs
My current price is $6/XL doz. I sell mixed size dozens that weigh at least 588 gm (medium), 672 grams, the ‘large’ size dozen, and Extra Large, 770gm plus carton. Please bring in recycled cartons.

Raw Honey
The first crop is sold out, I have several boxes ready to extract from the summer crop. You bring your jar and fill it here, or buy in prefilled mason jars.

Thank you to all bringing in recycled egg cartons, hold off now, I have several months supply.

Celeriac is a celery that is grown for the root, to be eaten like other root crops: mashed, in stews, steamed, etc. I like it in bone broths and soups. We have a good crop in storage now. See this site for recipes: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/glossary/celeriac

http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-11-20/a-two-century-fight-for-the-small-the-local-and-the-beautiful

http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-11-20/facts-values-and-dark-beer

Well, I must echo and quote JM Greer in the essay I just gave a link to. There is much to despair about and its so easy to give up, to live for the moment and let the devil take the hindmost. But that is a tough way to live out the rest of our years and a stern sentence for our children. So please consider reading these two essays, with the conclusion in mind:

“As for me—well, all things considered, I find that being alive beats the stuffing out of the alternative, and that’s true even though I live in a troubled age in which scientific and technological progress show every sign of grinding to a halt in the near future, and in which warfare, injustice, famine, pestilence, and the collapse of widely held beliefs are matters of common experience. The notion that life has to justify itself to me seems, if I may be frank, faintly silly, and so does the comparable claim that I have to justify my existence to it, or to anyone else. Here I am; I did not make the world; quite the contrary, the world made me, and put me in the irreducibly personal situation in which I find myself. Given that I’m here, where and when I happen to be, there are any number of things that I can choose to do, or not do; and it so happens that one of the things I choose to do is to prepare, and help others prepare, for the long decline of industrial civilization and the coming of the dark age that will follow it.”

Healthy Eating
Ian and Camelia

Princeton Farm Fresh:  The Market is Open


Happy Thanksgiving! We will be open today (all day) and tomorrow until 4pm so that we can have an early delivery of your Thanksgiving goodies! Pick up will be at Tractor Supply on Wednesday from 4-6pm.
I hope that you will have a Thanksgiving that is filled with good for you holiday goodness.
See you Wednesday,
Angela

Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  The market is closing tonight at 8:00.


Please remember to get your orders in before 8:00 tonight.
Farm Fresh Foods has added a load of products this week to help with your holiday needs. She has everything from appetizers to desserts. Two Daughters Bakery has also made a wonderful variety of her cakes, cookies and cupcakes available.
The cows are still needing to be milked so please get your milk orders in.
We altered the market hours this week only so pick up is 10-2.
Please remember Glenn Turner and his family in your prayers. He and his wife Christie, own Georgia Farm to Table. His father died rather unexpectedly and the funeral will be Wednesday.

We, the collective of farmers, want to wish each of you a heartfelt thank you and Happy Thanksgiving. We appreciate the way you encourage us, purchase our products, and stand beside us. Abundant blessings to each and everyone of you and yours.
Mary Beth

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Happy Thanksgiving


I hope this finds you all doing well. This is just a reminder we will be closed this week to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family. We wish you all the best and hope you have a happy holiday as well. Thank you,
Brady

Conyers Locally Grown:  Happy Thanksgiving


I hope this finds you all doing well. This is just a reminder we will be closed this week to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family. We wish you all the best and hope you have a happy holiday as well. Thank you,
Brady

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Reminder: We are closed this week!


Hi there! This is just a reminder that Athens Locally Grown will be closed this week to allow us all to celebrate Thanksgiving. If you need a last minute item from our local farmers, Heirloom Cafe on Chase Street will be hosting a mini version of the Athens Farmers Market from 11-2 on Wednesday.

I am very thankful for all the food options available to us provided by members of our community who care about the health of both the people eating the food they provide and the land from which it came from. And I find it very fitting that I get to express these thanks via a meal made from that very same food.

Thanks also to you, and happy Thanksgiving! We’ll see you in two weeks.

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

We WILL have a market this Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but we will open and close early—3-6 pm this week—so you can get home with your fresh ingredients and start cooking!

New this week—Green Fork Farm has a gourmet salad greens mix available.

Vegetables—arugula, kale, lettuce, spinach, sweet potatoes, green onions, bell peppers, Anaheims, and jalapenos.

Herbs—Mint, sage, and a mixed herb bunch.

*Meat*—pastured beef, chicken, lamb, pork, organ meats, soup bones, and parts for stock.

Eggs—pastured chicken and duck eggs.

Specialty foods—Flourless almond torte, fermented sauerkraut and jalapenos, salsa made from local and organic ingredients, and olives and olive oil directly from the grower in California.

Botanical Bath and Beauty Products—soap, lip balm, mouthwash, scented oil, facial elixir, and muscle salve.

We have lots available for your holiday meals, appetizers, and hostess gifts, so go ahead and place your order from now until Tuesday at noon for pickup on Wednesday 3-6 pm. We will also have extras for sale on our tables.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Wednesdays
Indoors, Year Round
At Nightbird Books
205 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR

To place your order, click on the link below to enter the website. Sign in as a customer, then click on the icon next to each product you wish to order. Proceed to checkout, review the list to make sure it’s correct, then scroll to the bottom and click on Place This Order. Make sure you receive a confirmation email—if you don’t, your order was not processed. Payment is at the market pickup with cash, check, debit/credit card, EBT, and Senior FMNP coupons. Ask about our doubling program for EBT and SFMNP!

Heritage Farm :  Delivery Reminder


Please remember we will be delivering turkey’s, hams and milk to all the Wednesday drop sites tomorrow. We will not deliver on Wednesday this week but will resume our normal delivery schedule on Saturday. We will be at Roswell, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Dunwoody, Temple Sinai, Douglasville and Carrollton.

For times and addresses click here— DROP SITES

Call or text 770-377-5380 if you need to get in touch.

Thanks
Farmer Greg and Family