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GFM :  SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK


SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
CREATIVE WHIMSY

My name is Terri Burnett and I am the owner of Creative Whimsy. I make crafts and create art. I guess I could be called a ‘Craftist’. I have been with the Greeneville Farmers Market since 2016. I began Creative Whimsy in 2014, before moving here from Kansas City, Missouri. I find it to be my niche. I started off by doing Pyrography to create wood signs for friends who wanted their dogs names on them. Since then, I have turned to gourd carving as well. Trying new things are what fuel Creative Whimsy. Originality is the mainstay. No two items are the same weather they be paintings, jewelry, magnets, gourds or many of the other things I create. I’m hoping to open a shop on Etsy this next year with further expansions possible at a later date but I will always be a part of the Greeneville Farmers Market as long as I live here. The atmosphere is fantastic with a warm feeling of family.

McColloms Market:  Reminder - December FFFN Order is Open Until 5ish Today


Hi All:

Just wanted to remind you that the Market is open until this evening at 5ish so if you haven’t placed an order yet and want to, there’s still time.

Thanks so much.

Melinda

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open - December 11


Welcome to another week with Foothills Market ! The market continues to grow – we have a new grower this week. Spicer Farms and Kimberly’s Pantry offers beef, a variety of jams, and two different kinds of candy. Check them out!

Believe it or not, we still have some fresh greens on the market, even with the freezing temps from the past week. We have salad mix, spinach, baby kale, and collard greens, so you can get your vitamin A.

Shop the market this week, fill your cart, and then click the “Place your order” button. Friday afternoon, pick up your order at the Food for Thought Garden between 4-6 p.m. It’s that simple!

Eat something fresh this week!

Champaign, OH:  Christmas-Local Style!


Support:
The Makers,
The Movers,
The Shakers,
This Christmas…

How can you do that??

Well, you can order from our market!!

AND

On Thursday, during the hours of 4pm-6pm, you can also have the chance to shop in our Christmas Vendor Pop Up Market, in the lobby of the YMCA, this Thursday, during market pick up!!

Even if you do not need to order, this week, you can still grab a friend, a family member, a neighbor, and plan to shop our Christmas Pop Up Market for gifts that are local, unique, and that reflect our dedication to our growers, producers, artisans…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Heritage Farm :  Reminder and Foul Weather CSA update....Please Read


Market closes at 8pm tonight for Wednesday delivery. We will be delivering a la carte meat, eggs and produce as well as meat CSA’s.Due to the winter storm there will be no veggie CSA this week as the crops are still covered in snow and ice and we have no way to harvest or tell what survived. We will be sending a separate CSA e-mail this week to update you on recovery progress.

CSA update and look ahead:

Expected veggie harvests week of 12/13 thru 12/16

None

We run the farm truck delivery service year round…..tell your friends. We deliver both the Wednesday route and the Saturday route year round. For schedule and times go here >>> Drop Sites . There will be no farm truck service on Wednesday 12/27.

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised,beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm
770-377-5380

www.heritage-farm.net

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

A note from us to you:

All,

As we come down to the end of another growing season our hearts and minds are turned toward the expressions of gratitude and love of the season. We always like to take this time of the year to express to you all how much we appreciate and value the support and friendships we have built with all of you that contribute week in and week out to our well being and prosperity!! A great big thank you from us to you!!

We know that supporting a small family farm is not always easy. Lord knows we make our share of mistakes and errors and we thank you for bearing with us through those times. We are constantly striving for ways to build better infrastructure, delivery and packing methods and such to help minimize these occurrences. We hope and pray that at the end of the day you have found it to be a worthy and beneficial investment of your time and money.

Though the end of the season is drawing near our need for your continued support remains. Unlike a lot of farms, both large and small, we have chosen to run and attempt to grow our business without the use of bank loans or government grants. We depend solely on profits, private investment support and consumer investments in our farm products to sustain operations and growth.

Wintertime is a real challenge for us because the majority of our revenue streams dry up for about 4 months and yet our operational cost, while somewhat lower, still far surpass our revenue streams during the winter months. We have to keep our staff working, our supplies and materials coming, our livestock growing, our repairs made, our bills paid and get stocked and ready for the upcoming growing season. It is a challenge to say the least but not one we are wholly unprepared for. We do budget and plan as much as possible but it does create some really lean operating times in some cases.

As in most seasons past our solution to this is to offer up our CSA and Farm share sales in an “Early Bird” mode whereby, those of you that are willing and able, can go ahead and sign up for the upcoming season. These investments are a saving grace for our farm livelihood and allow us to meet all our financial needs as well as plan for our upcoming infrastructure improvements, planting, fertilizing, soil treatment, seed procurement, livestock purchases and, Lord willing, expansion into greater market coverage and better service.

To that end we wanted to let you know that the 2018 Early Bird Sales are underway now. If you know you want to participate in 2018 and are able to make the commitment now we would love to have your early support. All the available items are listed here>> CSA’s and Farm Shares and please feel free to email if there are any questions. We will endeavor to do our very best to give you the best the farm has to offer in 2018!

Again we thank you for all you do for our farm family and wish you all an upcoming Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

The Hutchins Family and Heritage Farm Staff

Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  Online Market is Open


It’s that time again. The online market is open for business. Place your orders now through Tuesday at 7 pm

Questions? Call 903.629.3332

Debra Aaron, Manager
903.629.3332 (home office. land line)
312.307.0114 (iPhone with no service at home office)

www.winnsboro.locallygrown.net

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for December 14


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Looks like the weather finally took a look at the calender and decided to give us something more fitting to the season. We’ve had several freezes now, and that will put an end to all of the summer produce that was still making a decent go of things outdoors. Several of our growers do have high tunnels that they’ll be growing in all winter, and between passive solar heating and the occasional application of direct heat, you may see some goodies like beans and tomatoes right on through to spring.

I expect ALG to remain open the weeks of both Christmas and New Year’s. Some of our growers might take time off, but we’ll be here to serve those with items to sell and you who wish to buy them.

Thank you 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

Most other area markets are starting to close down for the season or move to winter hours. The Athens Farmers Market is still open on Saturdays at Bishop Park. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is up and running, Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, and you can find out more here: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on winter hours now on Saturdays from 1-4pm. Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. You can learn all about them here: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com. If you know of any other area 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!

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Winter has arrived!!


MARKET UPDATE

NEXT MARKET
Thursday December 7, 2017.


Market Closes Wednesday December 6, 2017


******** GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS *********

CCLG GIFT CERTIFICATES
Any value from $10 – $100
Share healthy produce and proteins with family and friends Click here for Certificate.


TINA’S GARDEN
Our handcrafted soap bars are created just for you!
Our high quality ingredients include vegetable-based oils, butters, clays and other skin loving products.
Check out our fragrances, Rosemary, Apple Cobbler, Oak Moss and Amber, Ocean Mist, Vanilla & Patchouli, and for that man in your life “Mountain Man” blended fragrances include, Japanese Grapefruit and Bergamot. Details of all our soaps can be seen here.Click here for Bath & Beauty.


== THIS WEEK ==

RED WAGON PRODUCE
Is off the market this week.
April’s husband Gil is in hospital awaiting an operation. April will be attending to Gil’s needs this week. So please keep them in your thoughts, sending good wishes, as they face this health challenge.

3ROCK FARM
Aminos Pepitas (pumpkin seeds), EGGS. ,
Maple Nuts, Granola and Olive Trees!


ARBOR TRAILS
See our lettuce, Kale, Bok Choy Micro Greens
.

BUSH BOYS BEEHIVES
We have a limited quantity of ORANGE BLOSSOM Honey. We took our hives South. Quantity is small so get it while it is here.
Wild Brazilian Pepper Honey is in good supply. Check out all our varieties


FLORIDA FRESH MEAT
Introducing Beef & Chicken Bone Broth in Pint and Quart sizes
Boneless Chicken Thighs in 2 & 3 Pack
Whole Chicken Breast W/Wings
BEEF: Steaks, Ribs, Hamburger, Steak Hot Dogs and Knockwurst.
Link to Beef.
PORK: Chops, Ribs and Sausages
Link to Pork.
CHICKEN: Whole Chicken, Breast Quarters and Wings.
Link to Chicken.


HIDDEN DREAMS FARM
Goat Milk, Yogurt and Cheeses (please order cheese by Monday night)
.


SANDHILL FARMS
Link to COW A1 & A2 MILK. & YOGURT too
.

SNOW’S COUNTRY MARKET
A Full selection of (CGV) produce.
Not all Fruits and Vegetable absorb Chemicals, Check out EWG Clean 15.


THIRD DAY CREATIONS -
Young Living Essential Oils are the industries purest oils.These oils are 100 Percent pure from seed to seal.


TINA’S GARDEN
Nourishing, all natural soap and organic oil blends make a great gift for yourself and others.
All of our homemade soaps and oil blends are made from pure essential oils.

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Enjoy browsing the products from the comfort of your own home.
Delivery to your home is available in most areas. Just $8.00
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THE MARKET IS OPEN

Click on the text below to go to the Market.
www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

Cumberland, TN:  Sunday December 10, 2017


Season’s Greetings from The Cumberland Sustainable Farmers’ Market.
Please note that after this week’s ordering cycle there will be a break in the market for three weeks. The market will thereafter re-open on Sunday January 7, 2018.
Thank You So Much For Shopping with Us!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Dawson Local Harvest:  Getting Ready for the Holidays


Dawson Local Harvest for Dec. 15th

Getting Ready for the Holidays

HI EVERYBODY

The Holidays are coming, the clock is ticking, and the Dawson Local Harvest can help you have the best Holidays yet! From great Beef, Chicken, and Lamb to free-range Eggs, raw Milk, and fabulous Bakery Goods, you can serve wonderfully delicious foods for your table.

And don’t forget! MY DAILY BREAD has excellent (and inexpensive) hostess, teacher, and office worker gifts, from Jellies, Jams and Preserves to scrumptious Brownies, yummy Cookies, and delectable dessert Breads like Dark Chocolate Zucchini, Banana Walnut, and Apple Bread (all of these made with organic produce). Look through Bakery Goods, Prepared Foods, and Processed Foods to see all of the excellent choices available to you for the Holidays!

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager