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Homegrown Co-op:  Market Open for Wednesday and Updated Ordering Schedule!


Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559
info@homegrowncoop.org
www.HomegrownCoop.org

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 3pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Saturday 1pm – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Store

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 4/10 at 2pm:
Spring Market at Homegrown

Saturday, 4/20 from 10-6pm:
Central Florida Earth Day 2013!

Saturday, 6/8 from 1-3pm:
Genetically Modified Foods: From Frankenfood to Frankenpeople?

Homegrown Changes



Weekly Ordering Schedule


From now on the Online Market will be opening on Saturday around 1pm for the Wednesday market instead of the usual Sunday Morning time. This will give members almost an entire extra day of ordering.

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Season’s Pick, Locavore and Fruit Boxes


We are now offering small, medium and large Fruit boxes at the online market. These do include some local fruit, but also include non-local USA grown fruit. These are perfect if you’re a juicer!

If you are interested in setting up a recurring box, send us an e-mail at info@homegrowncoop.org or visit us in the store. We can set you up on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly plan.

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Satellite Pick-up sites


We are looking to set up a few satellite pick-up sites around Central Florida to help reduce delivery fees and offer better access to local food. Are you interested in hosting a pick-up site? Do you know a school or business that would allow us to distribute orders once or twice a week? Let us know.

Member Mondays!

20% Off All Produce!


During regular store hours on Mondays, Members will receive 20% OFF all produce items. This discount will not include meat, dried herbs or shelf items.

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.
www.homegrown.locallygrown.net

Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 2-8pm on Wednesdayday. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company

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Conway, AR:  Opening Bell and CLG Farm Tours


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

Conway Locally Grown Farm Tour and Membership Drive
Conway Locally Grown is doing a membership drive this spring and instead of buying a billboard, we’ve decided to take people to the farm! We think our farmers are the market’s best advocates. So bring a friend who’s not a member of the market and come join us on Saturday, May 11 for a Conway Locally Grown Farm Tour of three of the Ozark Mountains’ most innovative and beautiful farms: Ratchford Farms, Falling Sky Farm, and Armstead Farm. The tour is $20 and if you bring a friend who’s not a member of the market, they come for free. The tour will include transportation, pastries and coffee from Serenity Farm Bread, and a potluck at Falling Sky Farm. Reserve a spot for you and a friend now at the Conway Locally Grown Market Page under CLG Events.

  • The first stop will be at Ratchford Farms where the buffalo and cattle roam the wooded hills, graze in the open meadows, and drink the pure spring water. Originally, the ranch was founded to raise cattle and grow strawberries by the Ratchford family in the 1950’s. Currently, the second generation, L.C. Ratchford and family have utilized the 500 acre farm to raise cattle, buffalo. fruits, and vegetables.
  • The second stop will be at Falling Sky Farm with Andrea and Cody, two first generation farmers who have been farming sustainably in the Ozarks since 2007. Falling Sky Farm raises chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, cattle, and lots of beautiful green grass. The cattle are 100% grass fed, and the poultry are raised on pasture and the pigs range freely in the forests. Neither their animals nor the pasture that sustains them ever consumes maintenance antibiotics, growth hormones, or synthetic pesticides or herbicides. At Falling Sky Farm chickens scratch, pigs root, and cattle graze.
  • Our last stop of the day will be at Armstead Farm for a visit with Sue and Rusty Nuffer who have been farming fruits and veggies Organically in the Ozarks since 1972. Armstead Farm consists of 80 acres totally surrounded by the Ozark National Forest. Sue and Rusty enrich and build their soil with compost, cover crops, mulch, rock dust, and other natural fertilizers and minerals. They have approximately 4-5 acres in cultivation and 5600 sq. ft. of unheated greenhouse space. They are truly one of the pioneers of sustainable food production in Arkansas.

For more info on the tour click here

Don’t forget also Barnhill Orchards in hosting a field day and fish fry April 21st. Here’s the signup link

The market is now open! Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Single click the checkout button once you’re finished and you will receive a confirmation email. Have a wonderful week and take advantage of the farm tour opportunities.

Best regards,
Gabe Levin
Market Director

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  The Market is Open


Greetings All!

Happy Saturday! Mary and I hope that you all have a had good week and are ready to enjoy your weekend!

We have had a busy and productive week. Please know that we appreciate your continued support of the Market!

I have put lots of “News” on the Market Page and hope that you will take a few minutes to read about the new vendors, Special Notes and Weekly Specials.

Have a marvelous weekend! But first, hop on over to lilburn.locallygrown.net and get your shopping finished! Many new items offered this week including, Honey, Duck Eggs, Organic Dog Treats, Raw Goat Milk and really cool Raised Garden Beds just in time for Spring planting!

An email explaining Group Buy Opportunities will be sent later this week and information will also be linked to lilburn.locallygrown.net.

Please take a minute to “Like” us on Facebook and thank you for sharing the Market with friends and family! Thank you!

~Maryanne

Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!


The market is open! Thank you for supporting local farmers and food producers!
ENJOY SHOPPING!

Greenwood SC:  Market is Open This Week.


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GREENWOOD LOCALLY GROWN MARKET http://greenwood.locallygrown.net/

To Contact Us

CLICK HERE TO UNSUBSCRIBE OR CHANGE YOUR ACCOUNT STATUS
TO CONTACT US
Market Administrator
Donna Putney

HARVEST NEWS EDITOR/ CLEMSON MARKET MANAGER
Heidi Williams

Recipes


FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP!
Did you know, anyone who has a recipe or article published in the Harvest News is entitled to one added month of membership! Tell us about your garden, share your favorite eats with us, or even a book review. Please email your GLG content to Heidi.

Market News

WELCOME TO USLG CUSTOMERS

THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING!
FOR GREENWOOD LOCALLYGROWN MEMBERS: DROP-OFF PLANS ARE INCOMPLETE AS OF TODAY, HOWEVER, WE WILL SEND OUT A SEPARATE ANNOUNCEMENT BY Saturday. please give feedback, either text: 864-353-6096 or email putneyfarm@aol.com
FOR USLG Greenville ORDERS: PICK-UP IS TUESDAY 4-6 PM AT SWAMP RABBIT CAFE AND GROCERY OR ON WEDNESDAY 8-8 AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET.
FOR CLEMSON ORDERS: NEW ClEMSON PICKUP DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL! JOIN US AT THE CLEMSON FARM FRESH MARKET

Order today for pickup between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Clemson University Farm Fresh Market, located in front of the Student Union in Cox Plaza.

We are participating in Clemson’s Agricultural Services Farm Fresh Market, which takes place Wednesday afternoons through the month of April. We hope you will enjoy picking up your Clemson Locally Grown orders from the market this month, and maybe you’ll meet a few new growers at the same time!

As always, we at Greenwood Locally Grown are pleased to offer you plenty of fresh, local proteins and produce, as well as eggs from Putney Farm, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit baked goods, and much, much more.

Have your ordered greens from Spurgeon Farms lately? Not only are these fresh collards and kale tender and delicious, they are chopped and packaged in a gallon bag. That means all you have to do is rinse and cook. Better than the grocery store on every level! Be sure to click on the vegetables category and the greens category. Remember, that if you are looking for a specific item, you can type in part of the name and our software will bring up all products with the letters you type. Look on the Market page, about 1/8 the way down, center. Try it, it is fun!

Please encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join you. It is always more fun to share the experience of fresh, sustainable local foods with like-minded friends!

OUR CAUSES:
Upstate Locally Grown Market and GREENWOOD LOCALLY GROWN *Donates a percentage of our income to the Broken Wing Farm 501-3C project. Bill welch (Welch and Son Farm) and volunteers are training young autistic men to plant and grow food the organic way! This is a wonderful outlet for these young men in a low-stimulus environment out in the fresh air and sunshine! I can’t think of a better way to provide a healthy environment and a sense of accomplishment for these young men!
*Clemson Locally Grown
donates 3 percent of our orders off the top to Clemson Montessori School, in return for use of their school parking lot as a drop-off location. We also appreciate the helpful hands of CMS market volunteers. Feel free to lend your hands, if you have a moment to do so. Clemson Montessori School is cultivating our future artists, leaders, and innovators in a system which encourages young minds to think for themselves in a creative atmosphere.

Donna’s Corner

Friend and local food lover Jess O’Neal Bayne made me aware of this upcoming event, and I wanted to share it with you. There is an event happening May 25 in Greenville and many other places all around the world actually. It is called March on Monsanto. This is a march and rally in response to the “Monsanto Protection Act,” recently signed by President Obama as a part of HR 933.

If you value the quality of your food and reject genetically engineered crops, I encourage you to lend your support to this event.

For more information, visit the Facebook site here.

Donna and Lenard, Heidi, and the whole gang of Market helpers.

Local Farms First:  Salad greens have arrived!



Greetings local food lovers!

The time has come for fresh, local, chemical-free salad greens to fill our plates once again!

We have salad mixes from The Living Farm, Rain Crow Farm and a new farmer, Two Brothers Dirt Ranch. Snatch them up while you can and go green!

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Maya Silver
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
970-641-7682
click here to start shopping on the website:
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com

Upstate Locally Grown Greenville:  Market Open For Ordering!


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Upstate Locally Grown Market http://upstatesc.locallygrown.net/

Recipes


FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP!
Did you know, anyone who has a recipe or article published in the Harvest News is entitled to one added month of membership! Tell us about your garden, share your favorite eats with us, or even a book review. Please email your CLG content to Heidi.

Market News

WELCOME TO USLG CUSTOMERS

THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING!
FOR uslg Greenville ORDERS: PICK-UP IS TUESDAY 4-6 PM AT SWAMP RABBIT CAFE AND GROCERY OR ON WEDNESDAY 8-8 AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET.
FOR CLEMSON ORDERS: NEW ClEMSON PICKUP DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL! JOIN US AT THE CLEMSON FARM FRESH MARKET

Order today for pickup between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Clemson University Farm Fresh Market, located in front of the Student Union in Cox Plaza.

We are participating in Clemson’s Agricultural Services Farm Fresh Market, which takes place Wednesday afternoons through the month of April. We hope you will enjoy picking up your Clemson Locally Grown orders from the market this month, and maybe you’ll meet a few new growers at the same time!

As always, we at Upstate Locally Grown are pleased to offer you plenty of fresh, local proteins and produce, as well as eggs from Putney Farm, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit baked goods, and much, much more.

Have your ordered greens from Spurgeon Farms lately? Not only are these fresh collards and kale tender and delicious, they are chopped and packaged in a gallon bag. That means all you have to do is rinse and cook. Better than the grocery store on every level! Be sure to click on the vegetables category and the greens category. Remember, that if you are looking for a specific item, you can type in part of the name and our software will bring up all products with the letters you type. Look on the Market page, about 1/8 the way down, center. Try it, it is fun!

Please encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join you. It is always more fun to share the experience of fresh, sustainable local foods with like-minded friends!

OUR CAUSES:
Upstate Locally Grown Market *Donates a percentage of our income to the Broken Wing Farm 501-3C project. Bill welch (Welch and Son Farm) and volunteers are training young men who are autistic to plant and grow food the organic way! This is a wonderful outlet for these young men in a low-stimulus environment out in the fresh air and sunshine! I can’t think of a better way to provide a healthy environment and a sense of accomplishment for these young men!
*Clemson Locally Grown
donates 3 percent of our orders off the top to Clemson Montessori School, in return for use of their school parking lot as a drop-off location. We also appreciate the helpful hands of CMS market volunteers. Feel free to lend your hands, if you have a moment to do so. Clemson Montessori School is cultivating our future artists, leaders, and innovators in a system which encourages young minds to think for themselves in a creative atmosphere.

Donna’s Corner

Friend and local food lover Jess O’Neal Bayne made me aware of this upcoming event, and I wanted to share it with you. There is an event happening May 25 in Greenville and many other places all around the world actually. It is called March on Monsanto. This is a march and rally in response to the “Monsanto Protection Act,” recently signed by President Obama as a part of HR 933.

If you value the quality of your food and reject genetically engineered crops, I encourage you to lend your support to this event.

For more information, visit the Facebook site here.

Donna and Lenard, Heidi, and the whole gang of Market helpers.

Augusta, GA:  Weblog Entry


WELCOME BYNE BLUEBERRY FARM:
Byne Blueberry Farm, one of the oldest certified organic blueberry farms in the United States, has joined our on-line market. Blueberry season is still a ways-away, but these folks have created some gems that keep throughout the year. One such goodie is their “Georgia Bar,” a whole-grain snack made with all Georgia-grown ingredients. It won the UGA “Flavor of Georgia” award for 2013. Their secret? Farmer Dick Byne reports that his soil is comprised of 5.2% organic matter; the national standard for organics is 2% … obviously these folks are treating their land right! Byne Blueberry Farm is beloved as a pick-your-own location in the CSRA and we’ll be sure to schedule some ALG outings when the season arrives!

COOKING CLASS VOLUNTEER FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB IN HEPHZIBAH: MONDAYS
We’re looking for one more volunteer to help with the “Cooking Matters” classes that ALG is helping to teach at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Hephzibah on Mondays, 4-6pm. Our first class on April 1 was quite fun (and tasty), and a big thank you goes out to volunteer instructors Jason Wynn and Vicki Sasser. If you can help with any of our remaining five weeks of class, please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

CHICKS, DUCKLINGS, BUNNIESAND ORGANICS: APRIL 20
Save the date for the most adorable workshop ever!!!! The Hobby Farmers Association of the CSRA will host a kid’s workshop on taking care of “Chicks, Ducklings and Bunnies” on Saturday, April 20, at 11am, at Trinity on the Hill UMC, Room A004. Best parking is the lot at the corner of Monte Santo & McDowell in Augusta. Master Gardener Kay Pittman will host a concurrent “Organic Gardening” workshop for adults. Visit their website at www.hobbyfarmersassociation.org for more information.

BENDERDINKER: APRIL 27
Join us for this one-of-a-kind paddle, local foods fest and concert on the River in Evans,GA. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Augusta Locally Grown, one of three nonprofit beneficiaries. Our proceeds will be used for youth gardening programs. Sign up to paddle at Benderdinker.com!

FIVE FARM TOUR: MAY 18-19
Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections & Augusta Locally Grown will host a Five Farm Tour on Sat, May 18 thru Sun, May 19. The price is $75 each and includes a Saturday lunch, tour, and make-and-take vinegar workshop at White Hills Lavender Farm, a tour and farm bbq at Savannah River Farm, a tour and cheese tasting at Flat Creek Dairy, an antique mill tour at Freemans Mill, and a Sunday evening garden harvest and cooking class at Walker Organic Farms. Transportation and lodging is not included in the price; lodging at your choice of two locations in Statesboro will be recommended. Tickets on sale now! Space limited to 20.

VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET: EVERY TUESDAY
Big hugs to the farmers who have committed to the Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Harrisburg every Tuesday evening, 4:30pm-7pm: Addersons Fresh Produce, Shady Creek Greens, JandL Farm and Stable, Icebox Farm and Crossed Stars Farm. This is the only farmers market in the Augusta area that accepts food stamps; in fact, with a grant from Wholesome Wave Georgia, we are able to double the value of those benefits when you purchase from these local farmers. Come join the fun and generous spirit of the Veggie Truck Team at St. Luke United Methodist Church, Augusta.

See you all at the markets on Tuesday and/or Thursday!
Kim

Tampa Bay :  Times Are A'Changing- Last Week to Order- PLEASE READ






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Market News



Foodies,

The market is now open – if you’d like to order food, go ahead and place your orders online till 11pm Monday night! If you would like to order special items, i.e. not a box, please put your order in ASAP!

The operations at the BHBC are coming to a close. This well be the last week to order. There will be a follow-up e-mail with an explanation as well as a survey for members to take for some feedback on how the buying club has been doing as well as what members want to see. It has been a great run but we have to focus on other aspects of the local food movement. We appreciate your business and have loved seeing you all over the months.

We are thinking of having a potluck/documentary night for the close of our operations as a temporary farewell and thank you, so let us know what night would work for you.

As for items from certain farmers (Windmill, Morning Star, etc.), if there is not enough product ordered, it doesn’t always make financial sense for us to drive an hour or two to pick it up. We’ll try to communicate better with members when this happens but just wanted to give everybody a heads up.

Check out some upcoming events down below!

Email us if you have any questions.

Please bring your own box or reusable bag

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events

Art on 19th Street
Singing Stone Gallery presents their 4th year promoting Tampa Bay artists and musicians during Art on 19th St. Held on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the art event features contemporary crafts and live art demonstrations in jewelry, ceramics, fibers, wood, paintings, photography, metals, or mixed media.

Women’s Brew Day with Mary Mac
Presented by Special Hoperations!
Both experienced and novice brewers are welcome, and we will pair beginners with advanced brewers. A food truck will be present.
Women brewing at the event will receive 20% off ingredients used for the brew day. Equipment will be available to borrow on a limited basis. If you would like to brew at the event, please call us at 813-238-7800 to sign up/discuss borrowing equipment. If you would just like attend, no sign up is necessary.
Southern Brewing and Winemaking
4500 N. Nebraska Ave
Starts at 10AM

An Introduction to 50 Wild and Feral Edible Plants of Florida with Andy Firk
Saturday, April 6, 10AM-2PM
at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lakeland
730 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL.
-Safely identify & respectfully forage wild edible plants
-Prepare delicious, nutritious recipes
-Find out how our health can benefit from including these plants in our diet
-Seasonal awareness
-And much more
Bring a notepad, sunhat, and your favorite salad dressing.

Greater Seminole Heights 15th Annual Home Tour
Sunday, April 7 11:30AM-5PM

$15 in advance, $20 day of the tour.
Seminole Heights Garden Center
5108 N. Central Ave.

Chess Club at the Mermaid Tavern
Wednesday, April 10th, 6PM

In collaboration with Tampa Free Skool

Wildcrafting Hike in collaboration with Tampa Free Skool
We will go for a short hike from 12-2PM and learn about some Florida ecosystems, harvest some plant fibers to make a couple types of cordage, work with palmetto fronds to make mats, and maybe do some basketry. That hike will conclude at 2pm. If anyone wants to stick around after that, I will lead a hike further back into the swamp til maybe 5 or 6.
Hole-In-The-Fence Trailhead @ Wilderness Parks Off-Road Bike Trails on Morris Bridge Rd just east of the Tampa Bypass Canal, directly across from Trout Creek entrance

15 Years of Flashbacks Celebration
April 2 – April 7

Lots of in-store deals & give-aways.
A great time to shop at Sherry’s YesterDaze!! (Florida Ave and Hillsborough Ave)

Tampa Museum of Art: To See As Artists See- the Phillips Collection through April 28.
Museum hours: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat/Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
Sunday, March 31 – Monday, May 13, 2013

Mosi, 11315 N 46th St, Tampa, FL 33617
Weekends • February 23rd – April 7th, 2013
Plus Friday, March 22nd
10am – 6pm • Rain or Shine!
FREE Parking!




Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.

Conway, AR:  CLG Pick-up TODAY 4-6pm. Bring Glass Jars, Please.


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!