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Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Coffee, Ham, Eggs!!!


Good afternoon,
Only a few folks left that haven’t completed the survey yet. Please take a few minutes and give us your thoughts so we can evaluate the results. Customer comments are always welcome.

A message from your friends at The Locals and the Urban Farm Project:

Arkansas Gives is a state-wide day of giving on April 2nd. From 8am to 8pm you can help us support the local food movement in Conway by donating to our organization. We are raising funds to host an Arkansas GardenCorps Service Member at the community garden and to bring you great summer programming. We especially need your help because if we engage enough donors on April 2nd we can win up to $5,000 in bonus cash! Visit http://www.arkansasgives.org/search-nonprofits/?organization_id=25 on April 2nd or find a link on our website www.thelocals.be
We greatly appreciate your support!
Sincerely, Sandra Leyva & Lacey Starkey
PS if you’d like you can text ARGIVES to 24587, to receive a reminder on April 2nd.

Check out all the Featured Products and use the SEARCH field on the main Market page to quickly find the items you want.

Come early on Friday for the best selection from the EXTRAS table.

The market is now OPEN for orders. Please check your email about 5 minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!

Have a great week!
Steve

ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION. When you are done shopping, just hit the “proceed to checkout” button in your cart. You will then see the option to “Pay Now” with credit card near the bottom. Just follow the prompts to add your card. Be sure to read the screen until you see “Thank you for your order” on the top. If you need help, please call 339-7958. A 3% online payment convenience fee will be added when your card is charged.

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net

Our Website: www.conway.locallygrown.net

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Conway-Locally-Grown/146991555352846

Manchester, TN:  Manchester Locally Grown Online farmers' market


Good morning!

The market is open for ordering. The weekly announcement will follow, after church and the Easter egg hunt with my granddaughter. First things first. But you are welcome to order anytime.

Blessings,
Linda

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Sequatchie Cove Farm Lamb


Late addition to the market: Check out the Grill Master and Slow Cooker lamb packages from Sequatchie Cove Farm new to the market this week.

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

The outdoor market will open on April 28th, and will be an evening market from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. We are excited to be able to offer the Tuesday evening and Saturday morning 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. market to our community this year!

We have a variety of events and activities planned for this season, to include:

Siloam Springs Extension Homemaker’s Club will be with us every first Saturday.

Kids Day is every second Saturday and the Benton County Master Gardeners will be with us offering children’s activities and adult education.

There will be a local 4-H group with us on the 3rd or 4th Saturday of each month offering activities and information about 4-H.

That is just a peek at few things coming to the market this season. More information will be shared in the weeks leading up to Opening Day!

~Stacy

United States Virgin Islands:  This Week in VI Locally Grown


Hello VI Locally Grown members!

The seasons are changing; can you feel it? With these changes come new, delicious crops. Mangoes are coming really soon. If you come early, you might be able to get some from our first harvest of the year! We will also have tamarind, watermelon, papaya, zucchini, pattypan squash, crookneck squash, okra, and cucumbers.

We’re glad you all enjoyed our new location on the Lawaetz property. Since it was so well received, we’ll keep it there for now. For those of you who haven’t seen the change yet, please turn right at the gazebo and we will be in the picnic area under the huge Saman tree.

We understand that we are selling out of some items towards the end of the market. It’s a delicate balance of bringing just the right amount each week to reduce waste. Since the market is growing, we will gradually increase the amount of extra items. However, the best way to ensure you get exactly what you want is to use our online ordering system. We really appreciate it when you do!

Thank you for your support and we will see you on Wed!

Best,
Castiel

Naples,FL:  market will close soon


Please make sure your orders are in

Edmond :  Edmond Online Order is open thougth Weds. Apr. 1


Hope everyone is enjoying the beauty of springtime.
Our Edmond online market is open until Wednesday April 1 with delivery to Edmond Memorial Road Church of Christ on Monday April 6. (Time is TBA—will coincide with the Azure Standard drop off.)
Thank you for supporting Oklahoma farmers!
Barbara and Ron Crain

Wagon Creek Creamery News
We’re still milking only 12 cows, but that number should sky rocket by the end of April. Almost all of our cows and heifers will calve in the spring and take maternity leave in the winter. This will help us take better advantage of spring and summer forages and will give us a bit of a break from milking in the winter.
Thank you for your part in supporting our farm.
Barbara and Ron Crain

Dothan,Alabama:  Happy Easter: Pastured Pork, Easter-colored Eggs,Spring Produce & Treats!




Market At Dothan_Eating Locally, Year Round

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Market At Dothan Locally Grown

How to contact us:’
Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email:2farmersdaughters@gmail.com
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketAtDothan

Market News

KNOW YOUR FARMER, KNOW YOUR FOOD
Come out and visit with Us from 10AM-12PM, Friday, 4/3/15 @ Dothan Nurseries.

SANDSPUR FARMS
SPRING SPECIAL
Whole Hog Pork from Sandspur Farms
Available: 3
NEW PRICE & INFO EFFECTIVE 3-23-15
$4/pound hanging weight. That means you’ll be paying $4/lb on pork chops and bacon! Way below grocery store prices. Average hanging weight for whole is ~ 200 lbs /- Price is $4/lb hanging weight. Total Price = $800.00/- Pay $100.00 up front & Balance of due at time of pick up …usually 2 weeks(maybe 3 depending on processor) from date delivered to processor. Average meat is 70% of hanging weight. Standard cuts will include: pork chops(4 to a pack), boneless loin, bacon, roast, pan sausage, smoked (or fresh) hams, pork steaks, neck bones, and ribs. No additional processing fee for standard processing. Additional fee of $0.65/lb (what the processor charges) if you want the meat vacuum sealed or smoked link sausage in place of pan sausage.

SPRING HILL FARMS
NUT BUTTER now available…PEANUT BUTTER is BACK! Great with their Honey Wheat Bread and a market jam, jelly or honey…healthy & delicious!

CASABLANCA RANCH…Thank you Mr. Paul & Sherry for joining us and sharing stories and pictures of Casablanca Ranch and their cows. LOCAL GRASS FED, GRASS FINISHED BEEFPRODUCTS updated: 1 Half Beef Available for March – there is NO Additional Processing Fee…you pay Hanging Weight $4.60 per pound and pick up from Market At Dothan…NO driving to processor wasting your time or gas! STEAKS – Rib Eyes, Filet Mignon, NY Strip, T Bone; Ground Beef Bundles – bulk pricing.
“Locally raised in Abbeville, AL. Grass Fed and Grass Finished. Our cattle are never given hormones, any type of steroids or growth enhancing medications. We do NOT feed them corn, chicken litter or cotton gin waste. Their diet is grass and hay. We give them minerals and salt as needed. We vaccinate them for diseases and parasites under the oversight of a veterinarian. Our meat is inspected and approved during processing by a USDA inspector and carries the USDA seal of certification.”
*GROUND BEEF, 93% LEAN
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GROUND BEEF PATTIES
*SIRLOIN TIP ROAST
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CHUCK ROAST
*BRISKET
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STEAKS: Filet, Rib Eye, NY Strip, T-Bone
*STEW MEAT
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*SOUP BONES, MARROW BONES, OXTAIL

AUGHTMON 1918
Special This Week: Let’s get the word out that this week if you buy 4 soaps you get 1 free. Buy 6 soaps get a free 3 ounce candle. Buy 10 soaps and get a free bar of soap plus a 3 ounce candle. Buy 12 soaps get two 10 ounce wooden wick candles free. The scent of the free items will be chosen by Aughtmon 1918.

SANDSPUR FARMS + OCHEESEE CREAMERY
Thanks Jennifer of SANDSPUR Farms for Teaming Up with Ocheesee Creamery to deliver Local, Grass Fed Milk & Milk Products to Market At Dothan! The following information is from Ocheesee’s website:
" We’re a small, three-generation dairy in Calhoun County, Florida, and we’re bringing back the healthy goodness of whole milk and other dairy items. When you taste the difference and see the healthy benefits of milk items that come from grass-happy cows, you’ll be enjoying whole milk items again and will know that you’ve made the healthy choice. That’s right, we’re stepping back to a time when cows grazed on pasture land, like it used to be, and they got all the benefits of the fresh air, the sunlight, and pastures full of fresh green grass. Studies show that cows that are allowed a primary diet of fresh grass produce milk with five times as much unsaturated fat than cows fed processed grains. That’s really good news for people who want the benefits of whole milk but need to reduce their “bad” cholesterol counts. Most dairy items in the U.S. come almost exclusively from cows that are fed hay and grains from feed lots, and so whole milk has gotten a bad reputation due to the saturated fat and cholesterol levels. According to Michelle McGuire, associate professor at Washington State University, “Whole milk is not the villain!”
In addition to the dairy items you would expect, we offer an item you don’t find just everywhere; pasteurized, non-homogenized cream-top milk, which is a hands-down favorite of our guests and our regular customers as well. We are also the only dairy in the state that makes our own butter.
We choose to deliver our milk items in recyclable glass bottles for several reasons:
milk tastes better in glass,
glass is better for the environment, and because it is nostalgic. Many older people enjoy our items because it reminds them of their growing-up days when milk in glass bottles was the norm"


BOTTLE DEPOSIT OF $3 FOR EACH BOTTLE ORDERED ON FIRST ORDER. RETURN CLEAN BOTTLE EACH WEEK TO RECYCLE & AVOID $3 BOTTLE FEE. THANK YOU***

CHECK OUT WHATS NEW
Ms Emma has added Spinach & Mushroom, Spring Rosettes – great for Easter baskets; Red Beans & Rice – Frozen, Old Fashioned Butternut Cake and a French Green Bean & Wild Rice Casserole.

PRODUCE COMING SOON
Scotty of Sandy Valley reports his garden is growing well! Look for Wakefield cabbage, broccoli and strawberries (Sweet Charlie – Exceptionally sweet berries are medium-sized, deep red and very flavorful. Plants are well-adapted to southern gardens, vigorous and highly productive. ) in the next few weeks!

#SHOPLOCAL
PLEASE SUPPORT these LOCAL businesses! “It’s not hard to support your local economy. Just shift your spending to local independents. Every bit counts.” #ShopLocal. Order Online @
www.MarketAtDothan.locallygrown.net

DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS
Now accepting Debit & Credit cards @ Market at Dothan when you PICK UP your order. Using SQUARE, is a FLEXIBLE payment option that allows you to get receipts via email or text message. EASY & CONVENIENT way to pay!

EASY & CONVENIENT Online Ordering @
www.MarketAtDothan.locallygrown.net

Farm to Table Recipes

Goat Cheese and Arugula over Penne

“This is a quick, easy, and elegant dish. Serve as a main course with a good loaf of bread, or side dish.”

Original recipe makes 6 servings

  • 5 1/2 ounces goat cheese (COOP -Bulger Creek)
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped arugula, stems included (Priceless Farms)
    1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
    1/4 cup olive oil (Charters Spice & Oil)
    2 teaspoons minced garlic
    1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (Charters Spice & Oil)
    1/2 teaspoon salt (Charters Spice & Oil)
    8 ounces penne pasta (try Sweet Cakes Pasta)
  • available @ www.MarketAtDothan.locallygreen.net
    Directions

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
Crumble goat cheese into a large serving bowl. Add arugula, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper.
Drain pasta, and toss with goat cheese mixture.

PREP:15 mins COOK:10 mins READY:25 mins

Bedford County:  The market is due to open soon!


We are currently working on our pickup and drop off location – thankfully all seems to be going well so far and the market should be up and running just in time for harvesting season!

Carolina Foothills, SC:  Spring Break Closure!


Good morning local foodies ,

Brisk cold sunny awesome day. Hopefully the last of the cold weather ! I’m ready for warmth to hang it’s hat awhile.

We will be * Closed* this week for Spring Break activities with the kids.

Come on back next week!

Enjoy this day !

Blessings ,
Marantha
Sweet Volunteer