This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
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The Cumming Harvest: Farmer of Day - Saturday - Heirloom Gardens
Paula Guilbeau, the one and only…Farmer Extraordinaire, will be visiting us at the market this Saturday. Paula’s specialty is propagating and growing organic produce and flowers in her 7 green houses. She would love to meet you and will be there between 9:30-12pm.
ALFN Local Food Club: The Market Is Open
Dear ALFN Members,
The market is open!
We are deep into January, but the market is still busting with beautiful produce. From Bok Choy to Cabbage to Arugula to Acorn Squash to Broccoli to Kale, there is a wide selection of fresh produce. We also have a wide selection of frozen goods that have sealed sealed summer inside.
Waste & Energy
In the same way our culture tends to hide and mask death from the living, perhaps for similar reasons, our living economy hides the waste of society in landfills seeded with grass. Waste is simply dormant energy awaiting transformation. The masses of bacteria and fungal communities are the miracle workers, but miracle workers are often viewed with the same suspicion as undertakers. Our society has cultivated a kind of mass phobia with bacteria and fungi and institutionalized discrimination towards all invertebrate communities. Yet, our unseen neighbors are what keep the revolving door of life spinning. They are resurrection workers, shamans guiding life back into birth.
Even the heinous products we forge can often be deconstructed and reconciled back into natural ingredients. I’ve been obsessed with fungi for a couple of years now. Mycologists continue to discover new fungi as well as new ecological functions of fungi. Scientists have found certain strains of fungi can breakdown oil and transform the long carbon chains into benign material. Or check out this video: Training Fungi to Eat Cigarette Butts. As the great “lovers of waste and death” (saprophytes), fungi take waste and recycle the energy back into ecosystems.
Do you know what else recycles energy in waste? Gardens. Our small, urban gardens take the substrates of waste and transform it into food and drink. The compost bin is both cemetery and birthing center. So, roll the stone away from our economic dead end, and let life come back from the grave. The gospel of gardeners suggests life comes from decomposition.
While I’m thinking about urban gardens, check out this Kickstarter for a community project called Earth Garden.
Have a great week and don’t forget to sign up for a Volunteer Spot
Program & Market Manager
Naples,FL: Market is open
Please place your orders.
Suwanee Whole Life Co-op: Market News
Fountain Fresh Dairy LLC: Market closed
The cold snap we just had finished our market’s winter season and it will now be closed until spring. We are thankful for those we were able to serve in 2015 as well as the beginning of this year! God bless!
The Cumming Harvest: This Week at The Cumming Harvest
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!
Tullahoma Locally Grown: Market Closes Today at Noon
Your Market Closes Today.
Your Tullahoma Locally Grown Market is open today until noon. Please ensure you place your final orders by that time. You still have time to order fudge, coffee, bread, eggs, dairy, candles, and other items.
Pickup will be tomorrow (Thursday) from 4:15 to 5:15.
Here is the link to the market: Tullahoma Locally Grown Market
Thank you for your support. Have a great day,
Fuel So Good Coffee Roasters
Martin's Farmstand: Dried Apples
My dad (Luke) has about 4 acres of orchard over on the homefarm. In this orchard you will find all kinds of old heirloom apples growing along with pears, blueberries plums etc. He also has various fruit trees tucked into all sorts of corners and along fence rows etc all over the farm. All this orchard is manged without the use of any chemical fertilizers or sprays. Mixed into this is all sorts of wildflowers and in general a huge diversity of life.
In the winter I take some of these fine heirloom apples (mixed kinds) and dry them. They make a lovely snack food when you are driving or walking out to the field to work etc. You can also use them in the more tradional ways for pie etc. In bygone years dried apples were a major industry here in New York. Somehow in the rush for progress many of us have skipped past this fine, healthy snack food and now eat soda and chips instead.I have a homemade apple dryer that I use to do the drying. After supper on winter evenings or first thing in the morning when the cookstove is going, we slice a batch of apples. (I need warm, dry air for the drier to work) It takes about 8 lbs of fresh apples to get 1lb of dry apples. The price is $2.50 for a quarter pound bag or $8.00 per LB. We also sell them in larger amounts (10lbs) for $6.00 Lb. Daniel
Conway, AR: CLG Pickup Reminder & Crimmins Family Farm Update
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 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.
If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick up for you.
Remember to bring your EGGSHELLS, glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.
Come early for the best selection from the EXTRAS table!
At the market last Friday, many members of CLG asked what they could do to help the Crimmins family that suffered a total crop loss due to flooding. I reached out again to them to let them know about the huge interest in supporting their operation. Lucrecia informed me that Tammy Keith had come to their place and written an article about their experience. Here’s a link to that article:
And here’s a note from Lucrecia Crimmins: We’re very touched by everyone’s offer support, but we all feel as Chuck says in the article: “no, no, no, to donations… there are many others much worse off than we are.” Please thank everyone once again though. We hope to see everyone again later in the year.
I think you’ll agree that this family exemplifies the kind of grit it takes to be a farm family, now and in years past.
Champaign, OH: Hazy Shade Of Winter
I look around…
Leaves are brown, now…
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter…
(Hazy Shade Of Winter-Simon and Garfunkel)
Yes, my lovely local market of love customers…we are now smack in the middle of wild winter weather!!
Just last week, I was skipping around, a sweater over one of my hippie sundresses, so excited that we might be skipping winter weather while I was skipping around in my outfit.
Not so much. It’s here, it’s loud, and it’s cold! And, snowy! But, don’t let that be a negative to getting your orders in, think of all the positive spins to this!
You still have until 10pm, tonight, to leisurely place your order. You get to stay cozy, and warm, and stress free while you do that! You can do it while you are keeping warm with coffee, tea, or a glass of wine, or bubbly, or whatever you feel like! Right now, your market manager is enjoying a glass of Cabernet while dinner is in the oven. I have placed my market orders, I know that I won’t have to fight the crowds, the snow, the wind, or the cold, to schelp around a large store, just trying to shop, quickly, so that I can be home.
When we shop quickly, and stressed out, and without poor planning, we buy all the wrong things, we spend WAY too much money, and chances are, you want to be done SO quickly, that you hit up the bad food choices. The foods that will be the quickest, fill the void, cheapest…OR SO YOU THINK.
Not so much. Here, at our little local market of love, we want you to shop in the comfort of your home, office, apartment, car (while not driving)…we want you to select our amazing products. We want to help you get breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the table. We want to save you money. AND, we want it to be all healthy, all local, and all packed up with love when you come to grab those orders!
Where else will you be able to find this kind of tender love and care? Only with us…
So, bask in this hazy shade of winter…it’s only temporary, but we are forever, and we want to take the haze out of these cold days!
Order, now, make your life a hazy shade of happiness!
You have until 10pm…AND, we are once again poised to have an outstanding market!! What are you waiting for??
Peace, Love, Good Vibes…