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The market is now open for orders. Time to get ready for the holidays :). We now have some arts and crafts on the market table, so stop on by for a beautiful calabash bowl by Shelli Brin Olive of Dans Ma Vi
See you Wed!
Your VI Locally Grown Producers
Heritage Farm :
Meat CSA update and order reminder
Please remember to get your orders in by 8:00 pm tonight for Wednesday/Thursday truck and by 8:00 pm Thursday night for Saturday markets and farm truck delivery.
The November Meat CSA is scheduled for 12/9 and 12/12. We were delayed in some of our processing dates by the USDA holiday so we have delayed those boxes to offer more variety. What we have on hand is beef (steaks, shanks, ribs, roast and ground), duck, ground chicken, ground pork, salmon, ground turkey, and a few misc items available if you want to go ahead and get a box this week. We are processing pork (bacon, sausage, chops, roasts) and chicken this upcoming week and will put those items in the 12/9 and 12/12 boxes. Please e-mail if you would prefer a bag of what we have on hand for this week.
We are coming up on our end of the season harvests for chicken and lamb and we will also be offering our end of the year supplies for smoked and cured ham, bacon and sausages later this week. We will have breast only chicken, bulk boxes, whole birds and a lot more…. Make sure and check in later to grab these items before they are gone for season!
We will end the early bird CSA and farm share offering on December 15th. Be sure and sign up soon if you want to take advantage of the discounted prices and help us with the dairy construction. There are only a few spots left and they make GREAT Christmas presents!!!
Take a look around @ Heritage Farm Locally Grown
The Hutchins Family
If you’re back in town, why not order from the market? It’s so easy! Have a nice week!
The market closes at noon today! Click here to order now!
The Market is open Thursday at 9am – Monday at noon.
After Monday at noon, ordering is disabled until Thursday morning.
Pick up your order Tuesday from 4-7pm only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.
Interested in learning about natural solutions for health and wellness?
Come and learn at one of our classes!
Bring a friend and receive a free essential oil!
DIY Holiday Gift Making with Essential Oils!
Thurs, December 3rd at 7pm
Come and learn how to make easy and wonderful gifts with essential oils!
Bring a couple small jars to take home samples!
Essential Emotions and Essential Oils!
Tues, December 8th at 7pm
Learn how essential oils can be an important tool to manage mood and emotions naturally!
Essential Oils for New Users!
Thurs, December 17th at 7pm
New to essential oils? Join us as we talk about how essential oils can help you take control of your health!
Natural Solutions for Healthy, Empowered Living!
Tues, December 22nd at 7pm
Come and learn how essential oils provide healthy, natural solutions
in your everyday living!
All classes are hosted at Rancho Alegre Farm
CSA Farmers Market :
CLOSED | Will Open Dec 3(3pm)|Pick-up days Dec 3-6
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS
APPLES, APPLES, and More APPLES have been added as well as cheese, greens, eggs and more
FRESH, LOCAL, REAL
To Contact Us
CSA Farmers Market
2933 Burnside Rd.,
North Branch, MI 48461
or Email Krystal
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and farm fun- visit our NEW page!
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*We are very grateful for your continued support! *
Paper Grocery Bags
- This includes the ones you get from stores
- The cardboard bottoms from the bags
- Any jar that our products come in
Hilhof Dairy Bottles:
- Please be sure when you return the bottles that the cap with the label on is still attached. You receive a two dollar credit for every bottle that comes back(attached your name)
- We recycle the cartridges and receive office supply credits. This truly helps to keep our costs down.
Egg cartons are always appreciated
Thank you for your continued support of our “LIVE GREEN” efforts!
CSA FARMERS MARKET (North Branch)
You can come out, help out and see what we do
OCT 29, 2015 GROWING SEASON UPDATE
- Time to harvest all those wonderful chickens that have been out on pasture all year long. GCC has a large walk in freezer full to the brim.
Racheal is doing a great job in the kitchen and spoiling us with all her experimental treats. She wants to make cookies (using local organic ingredients). She would like to know what types of Holiday Cookies to make.
Please fill out The Survey and help her decide what to make.
- Winter Greens are here, some plants like mustard, pakchoi, tatsoi, turnips, kale, spinach, lettuce and others greens love the cooler temperature fall has to offer. Whetham Organic Farm, Law Family Farm and White Pine Farm are now offering many of these delightful greens. Kale after a frost becomes sweeter and stays sweeter until we have a heat wave.
NEW PICK UP LOCATION
We are pleased to announce that Nature’s Better Way in Metamora as a new pick up location. If you live in the Dryden or Metamora area you may find their store a perfect location. It is a Herbal Vitamen Shop on the North West corner of M-24 and Dryden Rd.
Thank You to Judy and Chuck Erkfitz owners and operators of this store.
Me, My Health & Eyes News will continue to be a pick up location
Me, My Health and Eyes. Patricia Aldrich is heading to to Florida for the winter. Her business will continue to be a pick up even through the winter months.
Even through Patricia will be in Florida during the winter her business practice will continue on every aspect by means of Skype, email, mail and phone. She will also have a biweekly newsletter Via email and a website is under construction. She will have winter visits to Michigan to do in person consults. Because of her seasonal relocation, the CSA is in need of an alternative new delivery/pick up location in the Lake Orion area. If you know of a chiropractor, Natural Practitioner, Storefront that would be willing, please contact the CSA Farmers Market at 810-688-7442 or via email.
All GCC Chicken is on SALE (all cuts are now available)
Just Added items
Farm Boy Chips Sugar & Spice (Holiday Flavors)
Lamb Sweet Grass many cuts are now available
Smoked Hocks Hi-Lo Grandpa’s Best Organics
Organic Garden Produce Available
Thank You to Lorie Brooks for contributing to our freezer fund
PRODUCE AVAILABLE Fall has arrived
- Chinese Cabbage
- Red Salad Onions
- Pie Pumpkins
- Brussels Sprouts
- Sweet Potatoes
Asian Greens _ Many varieties _
Greens Arugula, Kale (many varieties) Turnip Greens
Winter Squash Carnival, Delicata, Spaghetti, Acorn,, Butternut
Various Apples 10 Varieties of apples
Onions _ Storage Onions_
Beets Red, Golden, Mixed
Cabbage Green & Red
Peppers SWEET (RED & GREEN)
- _Carrots _
Potatoes Several Varieties
- Blueberries (frozen)
- Cherries (frozen & dried)
Cranberries (dried) (Organic)
- Sprouting Seeds
If something is SOLD OUT you may request it in the comment section of your order. Sometimes, after harvesting produce we discover we have a bit more
Other Organic Foods
NEW or Nearly New
- Farmers Cheese and Spicey Muenster
- Frozen Stir Fry Mix
- Tomato Powder
- Instant Tomato Soup
- Kale Chips
Blueberry Tortilla Chips
SALES AND CLEARANCE
- Brew Bread
- Iced Tea
- Black Beans & Kidney Beans
FAJITA and KABOB MEAT CHICKEN AND BEEF
LAMB KEBOB, LOIN, SHOULDER (ground should be on by Monday)
GREAT LAKES FISH: Perch, Char (lake trout) & White Fish
VEGGIE BURGERS singles, 4 packs, AND 16 packs!
PORK Premium cuts
BEEF Premium cuts
Organ Meats Beef, and poultry
- Andouille Sausage
- Pork Brats
THANKSGIVING-Fresh Turkey Pre-orders _They will be available for pick-up at White Pine Farm Tuesday evening November 24 & during the day Wednesday November 25.
Eggs ”CERTIFIED ORGANIC FROM HAPPY HEALTHY HENS!”
Dairy: Milk, Cheese (cow and goat)
Drinks Switchel, Apple Cider, Rootbeer, Cherry Juice Concentrate, Milk & Teas
Raw Honey Cinnamon, Buckwheat, honey comb, and original
- Bee Pollen
- Table and Cooking Seasoning Mixes
Farm Boy Snack Chips Many varieties
- Vinegar with/without Mother
Organic Pastas Lasagna, elbows, eggs noodles, and spaghetti
Condiments Barbeque Sauce, Marinara, Mustards, Jams and Salsas
Herbs Fresh, Dried & blended
Dried Beans Navy, Kidney, Black, Pinto etc.
Dried Grains Hard Red Wheat
Milled Products Rye Flour, Baking Mixes, Flour, Pancake Mix
MORE GOOD STUFF
Soap Bars for men, women and children, from sensitive to damaged skin!
- Lip Balm
- Body Sprays
HOME AND GARDEN
- Diatomaceous Earth
Green Bags produce bags
- Purifying Honey Candles
- Pet Care Products
- ALL NATURAL Bathroom and Kitchen Cleaners
Growing Supplies Fertilizers, Seed Starter, dairy doo, Potting soils, block mixes etc.
- Pork Recipe Books
- Lamb Recipe Books
- Beef Made Easy Flyer
Natural Awakening Magazines NEW ISSUE and older issues.
- CSA Market Flyers
- Jams & Nut Butters
Click here TO VISIT OUR FULL ONLINE STORE!
Krystal Owen is now officially on Maternity Leave. Lorie Brooks will be replacing Krystal in the office. The maternity leave was a little earlier than expected. We are making the transition and I am sure that Lorie is going crazy with all the details she has to learn in a short period of time. Please be patient with us and send Krystal a congratulations and good luck email
- We are no longer using the email@example.com address—please replace it with firstname.lastname@example.org.*
- Hilhof Dairy Bottles- Please be sure when you return the bottles that the cap with the label on is still attached_ You will get two dollars credit for every bottle that comes back with your name attached to the bottle. This is the week we connect with them to get milk You can rinse the caps out, if the label falls off please label the bottle in some fashion so we will know who to credit.
*We briefly had a surprise visit from our MDA (Michigan Department of Ag) inspector and we are in good shape. We keep working on improving these old farm buildings. One building we hope to someday have programs in and to offer YouTube videos on preparing foods.
- The Market closes for online ordering on Mondays at 10pm. We harvest for those orders on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Our farmers come together Thursdays to pack, sort all the orders, and reopen the online market! (THURSDAYS ARE BUSY). Your freshly harvested items are delivered Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Pick up days are Thursday through Sunday depending on the location.
Healthy Traditions Network:
November 11: Presentation by naturopath doctor Diana Quinn, on immunity/autoimmunity, Southfield location
March 3, 2016: presentation by Mark Meyerson, on nutrition, Southfield location
To Register for any upcoming Events Call: 248)828-8494
REBEKAH’S Pure Living
- Many programs and classes held monthly. The store is conveniently located in Lapeer. Only Minutes from M-24 AND I-69!
- Saturday, Nov. 14th: Women’s Health Expo- FREE chair message!
Click Here for more detailed information days and times.
Pre-orders for Organic Turkey is now available.
Prepared Foods We now offer prepared foods made right of the CSA Farmers Market Licensed Kitchen.
Tortilla Corn Shells Farm Boy is making wonderful shells great for tacos, fajitas, burritos and other dishes. Made the same way they made them 100’s of years ago. NO FLOUR in these shells, steam a little and they soften enough to bend around whatever you want.
Want something we don’t have? Please let us know by clicking here and filling out the form.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU Tina Dupuis and to Sandra Aprea for donating to the Freezer Fund!
We LOVE suggestions and feed back! Please keep it coming
We have a new sample category in this category we now have a nominal charge on the samples. This helps us to cover the costs associated with the samples.
NEW PICK UP LOCATIONS
Natures Better Way in Metamora, located on the corner of M-24 and Dryden Rd.
Thank you to all those that have contributed thus far, WE SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT! It is very important that we continue to expand our freezer space. This will help us to serve our community even more fresh, LOCAL, organic PRODUCTS. The walk in freezer is our largest expense that we will be facing and we need all the help we can get on it. All proceeds collected here are going to the walk in freezer fund. We do have a ways to go before we have enough to fix the freezer.
Walk In Freezer Update <———- We have raised about $1,460.00 so far! Please note that these contributions are not tax deductible.
We are so pleased with the splendid variety and fine quality of the food you offer. A minimum of 80% of the food we consume comes from this CSA. The percentage goes down a bit in the winter, but our meat/poultry/fish supply lasts through the winter. So does our supply of shallots, which hold well. Last year, we continued to order your apples all through the winter for eating freshly sliced, for apple crisps, and for luscious apple pie omelets. Thanks to all the farmers.
Donna Larkin Mohr
We LOVE suggestions and feed back!
Feedback helps us to improve! We need to hear the good “warm fuzzy” feedback, BUT we also need to hear the: "Hey what’s up with this?” kind of feedback. One customer pointed out to us that some of our tomatoes were not as flavorful as they had been in past years. The weather plays its part in how tasty the tomatoes are and also the way we handle them contributes. As a result of the feedback we no longer allow the tomatoes in the cooler and we now pack them separately in the morning.
Thanks for the feedback, it helps us and you!
If you enjoyed a certain product or just want to “SHARE THE LOVE”, please email us with your comments! The comments may be anonymous if desired please email us
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was a late one this year, which means only a few weeks of holiday festivities all crammed together. Christmas Eve is on Thursday this year, which means New Year’s Eve is as well. I’ve yet to confer with all our growers, but I suspect we’ll be closed both weeks. I’ll leave the door open to running on an alternate schedule, depending on our farmers, and I’ll be sure to let you know if that’s what we do.
The Athens Christmas parade will be held this Thursday night, and it will be impossible to get through downtown. Plan your travel accordingly! We do not open until 4:30, but we will start filling orders earlier if the growers have all arrived and unloaded on time. If you’re coming late in the evening, be sure to give downtown a wide berth!
If you do want to hang out with us while waiting for the traffic to die down, it’s a great week to do so. Linda from Sylvan Falls Mill up in Rabun Gap will be joining us at the “Meet The Grower” table. She’s not a grower herself, but she does buy much of the grains that she grinds in her mill from growers throughout the North Georgia mountains, and bakes them up into the most wonderful items which she serves at her bed and breakfast there at the mill and sells through ALG and other markets. I wait all year for her fantastic noël log cakes, available only in December. Every year growing up, my mother made similar cakes for our holiday parties, and so besides being delicious, Linda’s cakes bring back wonderful memories for me. I’m going to have to quickly finish all the desserts I made for Thanksgiving so I can make room in my kitchen for one of these cakes this week.
This is the time for holiday artisan markets, and it seems like each year there are more than ever in Athens. I hope to provide a list next week of all the upcoming holiday artisan markets, so please let me know if you know of any you want me to mention particularly. I’ll spread the word when I hear of more as they happen via our Twitter and Facebook feeds. If you don’t already follow them, you can find the addresses right above. You’ve already demonstrated your commitment to buy some of your food from local farmers. Giving gifts made from local artisans is just as important, and can be even more rewarding!
Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it! You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!
Other Area Farmers Markets
The Athens Farmers Market is open on Saturdays at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market from the Athens Land Trust is open Saturday mornings and their farm stand is open Tuesday afternoons. They have a website too. A new Athens Sunday market has opened up at the Classic Center, every Sunday from 11 to 4 now through October. They have a website here: http://www.sundaycentermarket.com. The Comer Farmers Market is open in downtown Comer on Saturday mornings. The Oconee County farmers market is open Saturday mornings in front of the Oconee County Courthouse in Watkinsville. The Shields Ethridge Cultivator Market is held monthly in Jefferson. If you know of any markets operating, please let me know.
All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!
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!
Hello, I hope this finds you all doing well! I sure hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. We sure did. The turkey was outstanding. I have lunch for a week. We even made turkey soup.
This week we should have more eggs. With plenty of clear skies this last week my little hens have been basking it us. Hopefully they are all on the mend from the molt. They will be moving in to a brand new house this week. I have been working on one for them. Should be ready Tuesday or Wednesday.
We have a load of pigs ready for the market. I will be delivering some tomorrow morning so order up. What a great gift for the family, a full freezer. We have hog shares from 1/4 pig, 1/2 pig to the whole anchilata! You get some of severe part of the pig. Yum yum.
We are also seeing some great garden goodies.
We will see you on Friday between 5-7 at Copy Central.
Green Fork Farmers Market Customers:
NEW this week! Summer Kitchen Family Farm has purple and green broccoli!
Beyond Organics and Diamond T Meats are taking a break this week, but they will be back next week.
Here’s what’s available this week:
Vegetables—Kale, beet greens, swiss chard, broccoli, turnips, collard greens, bok choy, mixed greens, sweet potatoes, green bell peppers, jalapenos, red Anaheims, green Anaheims, habaneros, tabascos, mixed hot peppers, and sweet banana peppers.
Herbs—Cilantro, sage, rosemary, and mixed herb bunches.
Meat—Pastured beef, chicken, and lamb.
Fermented foods—Sauerkraut and jalapenos.
Salsa—Made with locally grown and organic ingredients.
Olives and Olive Oil—organic and directly from the grower in California.
Plants and Flowers—Culinary, medicinal, pollinator-friendly, and decorative plants and flowers.
Bath and Beauty—Handmade, all natural soaps.
Place your order from now until Tuesday at noon for pickup on Wednesday from 4-7 pm at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville.
If you aren’t able to place an order, stop by to shop with us on Wednesday. We will have a variety of items for sale from the table.
See you on Wednesday,
Green Fork Farmers Market
Wednesdays 4-7 pm
Indoors, Year Round
At Nightbird Books
205 W. Dickson St.
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 SFweeMNP!
SPLG Market Closes in the Morning - Wednesday 8AM - order NOW
Our Market closes tomorrow morning at 8AM. 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.
Our Market schedule for 2015 is posted at this link to keep you informed.
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!
GCF Orders Due by Monday TONIGHT 8pm - Order from them NOW
REMINDER: If you want any of the Certified Organic veggies from Geraldson Community Farm, then you’ll need to order those BEFORE 8PM tonight. The Market will stay open until Wednesday 8AM to take any additional orders you may want to place with other Growers.
WELCOME NEW CUSTOMERS: Try us out and you won’t pay the membership fee until your second order. 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.
Thanks to all for helping to spread the word about St. Pete Locally Grown, one of the best resources in St. Petersburg for all things chemical-free and locally grown.
To Contact Us
Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
*Stir-Fry Chinese Greens *
by Jamie Oliver, Naked Kitchen
Mixed Chinese greens — bok choy, tatsoi,Chinese broccoli, etc.
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon thinly sliced ginger
4 scallions, finely shredded
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 pinches of sugar
juice of 1 lime
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Remove any blemished outside stalks from the greens. Put any tender greens to one side so that you can add it to the wok or pan at the last minute, as they cook very quickly. Prepare the rest of the Chinese greens; i normally cut the Chinese broccoli into strips and the bok choy into quarters. Plunge the greens into boiling water for about 1 1/2 minutes until just tender, and drain well.
Put the oil and the ginger into a very large, hot wok or other suitable pan and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the scallions and the rest of the ingredients apart from the seasoning. Stir, then add the tenderest greens and toss so that everything is coated in sauce. The vegetables will sizzle and stir-fry. The oyster and soy sauce will reduce, just coating the greens. At this point season to taste. Stir-fry for a further minute and serve immediately.
We hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving week. After the holiday week, maybe some are even thankful to get back to “normal”!
Unfortunately, we have to report to you that there have been two cases in the past two weeks of customer’s bags being taken. These were bags left for customers to pick up after the 6:00 hour, and were left under the porch at the church. After 8 or so years of doing this, we have never had a problem until now! So, unfortunately, we need to remind you that if we leave your bag to be picked up after 6:00 when we leave, we can not guarantee it will not be taken! We certainly understand not everyone can always make it by 6:00, and we are currently brainstorming other options. If you have any input, please let us know!
We do have a amazing selection this week! Lots of great veggies to keep you healthy and strong through these gray days! And salads feel so good after last week’s heavy food. There are many varieties of Asian Greens available, and an easy basic recipe is posted in the recipe column. Bountiful Blessing Farm has celery! This is a real treat, as it is very hard to grow locally and is generally really hard to find! Anticipate this to be a different celery eating experience – the taste will probably be much more robust than you are used to!
Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee
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!
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