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Rose Creek Farms Coop:  Sunday July 14th, 2013

Rose Creek Farms Coop

How to contact us:
Ph# 940.427.2609 or 940.440.8321
Our Farm Website:
On Twitter: @RoseCreekFarms
On Facebook:
On Saturdays Fort Worth: Here’s a map.
On Wednesdays Denton: Here’s a map.
On Wednesdays Decatur: Here’s a map.
On Mondays On Farm: Here’s a map.

Market News

We are working very hard to make Rose Creek Farms Cooperative the most convenient way for you to put locally grown food on your tables. It’s amazing what transpires each week in such a limited space and time window.

Red Inchelium Garlic Roma Tomatoes Rosa Blanca Eggplant Yellow Squash

Delicious summer veggies!

Credit Cards Accepted!

  • The heat is in and the plants are feeling the stress. The heat makes the veggies ripen at a much smaller size than normal. So if you notice smaller sized tomatoes or peppers please understand that is from the intense heat. Still very tasty and delicious!
  • We have broilers again! Yea! We hope to keep those in stock at all times. These birds take twice as long to raise as the other common breeds but we feel this is a superior and healthier choice. Thank you all for supporting this choice of breed.

Please share our coop with friends and family, the farmers have lots of precious vegetables and meats to sell. If you want …. “Like us” on facebook because we try to post pictures and interesting things that go on at the farm there.

Remember: We do give you money back on the undamaged glass jelly jars and rings. We can refund you $0.50 cents each for those that are returned back in great shape.

Remember: We do take used egg cartons that are still in good shape. It helps with the environment and help us keep the cost down.

Thanks so much for your support of Rose Creek Farms Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes North Texas such a great area in which to live.


Please, share your recipes with us on the website, on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Rose Creek Farms Locally Grown products, so we can try it too!

Yummy Herbed Fried Eggplant

Yummy Herbed Fried Eggplant

Serves Four – another favorite side dish

1-2 large Eggplant

3-6 tablespoons of Olive Oil, Coconut oil or bacon fat.

2 eggs beaten in a bowl

Cracked Black Pepper and salt to taste

Flour mixture = 1 cup flour, 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp pepper, 2 tsps powdered garlic, add any or all herbs to taste. Mix flour mixture well.

1/2 tsp crushed Dried Rosemary (opt)
1 tsp crushed Dried Thyme (opt)
1 tsp crushed Dried Oregano (opt)

Note: Tastes wonderful with no herbs if you don’t have them to add.

Clean and cut eggplant sideways making big round slices about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Dip them in egg (let egg drain off fairly well) and then dip in the flour mixture covering both sides (tap off the extra flour in bowl). Drizzle olive oil in the skillet on medium heat and lay each eggplant over the oil in the pan. Cook on medium heat until soft and light brown crust on each side. Lay them out in a large baking dish. Serve warm.

Upcoming Rose Creek Farms Events

  • WAPF Traditional Diets- The Key to Vibrant Health: July 27th, 2013, 10:00am-2:00pm. Class held at 11425 Marsh Lane, Dallas Texas. Learn which foods heal and which foods cause disease. Learn how to prepare some of the most probiotic rich, nutrient dense foods our ancestors have eaten for thousands of years to keep them healthy. This is not a cooking class, demonstration only. Class cost $50.00 per person. Please bring sack lunch. Class taught by Pamela Klein Johnson. Weston A. Price Chapter Leader. Click here to register for event:
  • DIY homemade personal hygene and household cleaning products: Aug. 17th. 2013 10:00am-2:00pm. Class held at the farm 418 County Road 2788, Sunset, Texas. Learn how to make homemade remineralizing toothpaste, sea spray for the skin, shampoo bar soap, natural sunscreen, moisturizing hand lotions, magnesium body butter, underarm deodorant bars, and dish soap, toilet bowl cleaner, orange cleaner, etc.. Have fun learning how to make these products for your self and your home. Lunch provided. Class cost $35.00 per person. To register please go to:
  • Schedule a personal homesteading class with Pamela here at the farm. She will be there to help you with each step of preparation but you will be doing most of the work. Types of classes offered are: water bath or pressure canning, fermentation, butter yogurt cheese class, traditional foods class, jellies or jams. Classes run from 9:00-4:00. Classes are $75.00 per person or $35.00 each for two participants. Please no more than 2 people per class. To register for a personal homesteading class please call 940-427-2609.

Other Area Farm Events

No current listings

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!

Dothan,Alabama:  Hayborn Farms Produce Updated...

This week from Hayborn Farms: Red beets without tops, Carrots, Cayenne & Jalapeño mix, Sweet onions, Okra, Peppers, Red Potatoes…shop now for best selection.
Thank you for your support of local, seasonal food!

Fields of Greens:  The Market is Open!!!!

Dacula Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Email:
On Facebook:

Market News

Good Morning Friends and Neighbors

The Market is now OPEN for the week and will be accepting orders until tomorrow, Tuesday at 8pm. We have some amazing products posted by our Local Growers that I cannot wait to place my order with!

Refer a friend who signs up and places and order with us and you will receive a $10 credit off of your third order!!!

If you have any questions regarding the market, ordering, or any of our growers, please contact me at any of the options listed above.

Looking forward to seeing all of you on Thursday when you pick up your orders!


Princeton Farm Fresh:  We Are Open

It looks like we will have a soft opening this week, as we continue to bring more farmers on and get their accounts up and running.
JD Country Milk is a wonderful Grade A Dairy in Russellville KY. Mr. Schrock and his 8 children milk the cows and bottle their own milk in their facility. They use glass bottles with a refundable $3 deposit. They believe the glass bottles make the milk taste better.
Petal Pushers is a flower farm right here in Caldwell County and is run by the lovely Sue Ellen Claggit. Check out her beautiful bouquets this week.
Rock View Farm is run by the Estes Family in Caldwell County. They are currently selling deposits for their chevron/goat meat. Mr. Estes has plans to post produce in the coming months, as he is just getting things going in his high tunnel and gardens.
Please bear with us as we continue to work on our site and the available products.

Kerstens' Maple Hill Centennial Farm:  The Five Forward Farmers' Forum

Monday, July 15, 2013
At the midnight hour. Why do I always do this? Maybe my brain function improves with wee hours…

Online ordering is open. See what is featured and put an order in. Pick it up at one of our pickup/delivery sites on Thursday. Pay when you pick it up.

To our CSA members: Pickup/delivery is on Thursday, July 18th. Same time and places. Let us know if you have any changes so we can make arrangements with you for the best accomodations. Cauliflower will be in your baskets this week. Maybe, just maybe, a couple cucumbers, too. The produce is all really starting to GROW, so every week there will be larger portions and more varieties.

Kerstens’ Maple Hill Centennial Farm will be part of* Tigerton’s Main Street Garden Walk* on Saturday, July 20th. The walk will be held from 9:00AM to 3:00PM rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased at the Tigerton Main Street Office or any of the banks in Tigerton. Or, call Ron or Leanne Kersten for more info. All proceeds will go to benefit Tigerton’s Main Street project. This would be a good time to tour the Kerstens’ gardens and see what they are doing here on their farm.

All for now…stay cool in the SUMMER HEAT coming up this week!

Leanne Kersten for The Five Forward Farmers’ CSA and Online Market

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for July 18

Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook:
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

I’ve totally run out of things to say about the rain. I can’t complain about it, because we’ve been so hot and dry so much of the last decade. And I’ve found that each year I handle the heat and humidity a little bit worse than the year before. And, I’ve always wanted to visit Portland. So, given those, it’s been a perfect summer. But I also haven’t been able to do hardly any of my outdoor projects around the house, and I didn’t appreciate the river rising so much last week that it flooded and shorted out my well. It’s not that we’ve had more rain than other wet years in recent memory (we haven’t), but those other years had a few discreet rain events, like hurricanes, that dumped a lot of water at once. This year, it’s been cloudy and wet pretty much every single day since, what, February?

Oh well. My garden is producing. I’m glad I didn’t plant many root crops like potatoes and sunchokes. I wish I’d planted that packet of golden rice seeds I’ve been holding on to. I always think about our market growers who are working outside in the rain day after day, trying to make do with what the weather’s given them. It’s so easy to be removed from our food, and the conditions under which it was grown and harvested, but when it was grown just down the road from your house, you know exactly what kind of weather the farmers have to put up with. I have a feeling this year will be one that is remembered for a long time.

It’s almost time again for “Tomatoes at Terrapin”! July 25th, from 5:30 to 7:30 (yeah, right during ALG pickups, so I won’t be there unfortunately) is a fundraiser for the Athens Nurses Clinic where attendees get to help us continue our cause of providing free medical services by eating deliciously fresh, locally grown tomato sandwiches and drinking refreshing, locally brewed Terrapin Beer! It’s the perfect way to celebrate the amazing tomatoes that local farmers donate to the event and help those who need our services. And did we mention that there is live music? This year we will listen to the musical stylings of MrJordan MrTonks while eating those sandwiches and enjoying a beer. Bring your chairs, blankets, and kids! Tickets are $20 in advance and $24 at the door. (Under 21 $10; Kids under 10 $5) This year we asked some Athens celebrities their thoughts about the summer tomatoes. This week find out out what Sunny Ortiz of Wide Spread Panic, Mayor Denson, Patterson Hood of The Drive by Truckers, and Peter Dale of the National think is so special about the summer tomatoes in Georgia. Check it out at:

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 Saturday mornings at Bishop Park and Wednesday evenings downtown (see their website for info). The West Broad Farmers Market is open Tuesday afternoons as well as the first Saturday of the month (see their website for info). The Oconee Farmers Market is now open on Tuesdays 4-7pm on Main Street next to the First Christian Church along with their Saturday hours of 8am-1pm in front of the Court House in Watkinsville. The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The Royston Farmers market is Thursday mornings downtown.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (even 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!

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturday July 20

The market is open. We will see you Saturday between 9-10 at your selected pickup destination.
We appreciate you support,

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday July 19

The market is open. We will see you all on Friday between 5 – 7.
Thank you for all your support,

Farmer At Your Door:  Market Now Open !

New this week: Amish Rocambole Garlic Bulbs. The taste is described as rich, hot and strong without being too spicy. They have a great taste but shorter storage of about 6 months. Grown from organic seed and utilizing only all natural methods and fertilizers. No pesticides. High Acre Farms. $1.50

Vegetables this week include…
Green Arrow Peas – $2
New Red Potatoes – $3
Early Prolific Straightneck Squash – $2
Zucchini – $2
Five Color Silverbeet Chard – $2
Straight Eight Cucumber – $2
Sun-dried Tomatoes – $4
Garlic Scapes – $3
Stonehead Cabbage – $1
Bag of Salad – $4
Beans – Provider – $2
Leaf Lettuce – $2

Cedar Grove Farm:  CSA Availability 7/17/13

Hey folks,

The pig pickin’ was a great success and we are dog tired after a long weekend of markets and fun. Thanks to those of you who came out and sorry to those that missed it.

New this week is sweet white corn, poblanos, and a new variety of heirloom tomato called Striped German.

Enjoy this week’s harvest and we’ll see you Wednesday.

Have a happy and a healthy,

Caitlyn and the CGF team