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Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder: Place your co-op before 6pm today!


Just a friendly reminder that market orders are due online today by 6 pm.

Please remember that we need to hit certain minimums in order for our farmers and vendors to deliver to us.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

See you on Tuesday!

Click Here to Place Your Order

Champaign, OH:  Heart Of Gold


I want to live, I want to give…
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold…
It’s these expressions I never give…
That keep me searching for a heart of gold…
(Heart Of Gold-Neil Young)

Happy cold Sunday morning, little local market of love customers!! Now that we experienced about three days of spring, fell back into blustery winter, and it now looks like we will spring right back to warmer days by the end of the week.

It’s crazy weather, it’s crazy times, and you find the one thing that just keeps you going, keeps you constant, keeps you knowing that eventually we will see the sun, the warm days, the regrowth, and the loveliness of produce…

Until then, we can still be your heart of gold with everything that is available on this little market. Stay constant with the orders, and in just a few short weeks, I am hearing from vendors that we will actually see the incoming of early produce from End Of The Road and others!!

Also, on the dairy front…we are currently working on getting an organic dairy farmer ready to get his products on this market. We realize that the lapse in dairy is hard for some of you, and we are working to fill that void. We appreciate you patience, and we appreciate that you know we have your best interests at heart!

Ok…it’s cold, it’s dreary, I am sitting here with a warm cup of coffee getting ready to place my market orders while listening to some of my old music that I turn to on days like today…

Why not join me? Grab a cup of coffee or tea or whatever you enjoy, put on a playlist, and leisurely put your orders in…

Peace, Love, Good Vibes…
Cosmic Pam

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: PLANTS, Eggs, Spinach, Shiitake Mushrooms!


Good afternoon!
All the reports from our Growers are that it’s going to be a great year for eating local. An early spring has plants already in full speed, reaching for the sun and absorbing all the nutrients and water they can.

A few early customers on Friday found STRAWBERRIES from Green Acres Atkins on the extras table. What will be there this week??? If you forget to order (it happens), you can still stop by the market around 330pm on Friday to check out the extras tables, or text Steve to ask what’s there. :-)

From Wylde Abandon Farm: We have exhausted our supply of blackberries from our 2015 crop, so we will not have blackberry scones available for purchase for a time. But good news, our blackberry canes are already blooming so we should have fresh blackberries in about 6 weeks or so. Thank you!

Usually our volunteers have the market ready for customers to pick up before 4pm. If you are out and about and want to know if we are ready, just text me to see: 501-339-1039

Check out almost 500 wonderful items listed right now. Have a great week!

See you on Friday!

Come early on Friday for the best selection from the EXTRAS table. And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Please check your email about 5 minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!

Have a great week!
Steve

ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION. When you are done shopping, just hit the “proceed to checkout” button in your cart. You will then see the option to “Pay Now” with credit card near the bottom. Just follow the prompts to add your card. Be sure to read the screen until you see “Thank you for your order” on the top. If you need help, please call 339-7958. A 3% online payment convenience fee will be added when your card is charged.

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net

Stones River Market:  Time to order this week!


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Happy Sunday everyone! It’s that time again!

Congratulations to Kim Tormey for winning our Giveaway! Be on the lookout for more coming your way!

We want to say a huge thank you to L & L Contractors for providing us with the beautiful space to hold market pickup! PLEASE check out their website and support these local craftsfolk in kind turn for them supporting us!
http://www.landlcontractorsmurfreesboro.com/

Seeds of Success has a new item this week!
“TuNO is a vegetarian version of tuna that contains NO tuna. Mashed chickpeas and SOS Dill-icious are combined with a secret, mineral rich ingredient, to create a flavorful mixture that resembles tuna. Enjoy it on crackers or add mayonnaise, pickles, and tomato for a superb TuNO sandwich.
8 oz. container for 4.25.” (This would be great with some White City Produce tomatoes and Flying S Farms bread to start. add some of your favorite lettuce or greens or….)

Some of you may remember, last year, that Peyton Owen (daughter of our market family member, Stacey) had her garden plant starts available for purchase. She will be set up next week (one-time only so don’t miss out!) with some vegetable offerings! Please plan to come out & support this young farmer/entrepreneur!

Sandra with NomNoms Dog Treats was a vendor at the 1st Annual VegFest in Nashville which looked to be a huge success! Congratulations Sandra!

Rocky Glade Farm has added 2 new types of lettuce!

So much to choose from this week! Chicken and Duck eggs, meats, milk, skincare, breads are all here for your weekly grocery needs!

Ashleigh and I are very thankful to be a part of this caring community and we truly appreciate you all for making Stones River Market a part of your week! This first year as managers will be a lot of getting our feet wet in understanding the market and its needs but we have lots of plans for the future so stick around and help spread the word!

See you all Wednesday,

Ashleigh & Tracey
Market Managers
(931)952-1224
stonesrivermarket@gmail.com

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

United States Virgin Islands:  This Week in VI Locally Grown


Good Morning Everyone,
The market is now open for orders and we have some new items available including honey and papaya. Delicious :).
See you Wed!
Best,
Castiel Kailani

ALFN Local Food Club:  The Market Is Open


ALFN Members,

Follow the link to fresh food and local artisan products…the market is open.

As many of you know, shopping at a farmers’ market or online local market is fundamentally different than shopping at a grocery store. We visit grocery stores with expectations of an almost limitless stock. The meats and veggies seem to rise up from the bottom of the shelves and display centers on an eternal conveyor belt. The only time we may notice a shortage of items is when a snowstorm is threatening to hit in a few hours. However, the rest of the year, rain or shine, freezing or hot, the food seems to magically appear from nowhere. We find it difficult to consciously hold the question of origin for every food item, every time we visit a grocery store: How did this food get here? How has the product changed since it was cut out of the fields?

These questions are black holes that seem to lead us nowhere. And this place of nowhere is exactly the origin of so much of our food. Have you every considered the sheer quantity and control it takes to supply stores with a steady stream of carrots or ground beef?

A farmers’ market is a different shopping experience. We intuitively know that when people buy all the lettuce at a farmer’s stand, there won’t be any more that magically appears. The connection of consumer to farmer provides a rational and realistic bedrock that grounds our assumptions about the origin of food. Growing food takes time on limited space. Food cycles back on itself in arcs of sustainability, but food doesn’t come from an eternal source. The hoe reaches the end of a row and only so many lettuce heads can fit on a bed of soil.

So we enter the local farmers’ market with a different set of expectations that are more realistic. Items run out. Severe storms can destroy produce intended for harvest. Local shoppers of local food understand this dynamic. And I would argue, local shoppers are more grounded in the reality of food production. I would even extend that argument and suggest local shoppers of local food can have more robust virtues such as patience, understanding and empathy. This local food virtue is solely born out of making the connection secure between farmer and consumer. When a local farmer runs out of a product during the week, we can recognize the real limits and scale of local farms. In contrast to the agroindustrial deserts that stretch into the horizon, local food must fit in urban lots and small acreages. Cultivating food can’t simply be about production levels. Of course, Wendell Berry describes this much more eloquently in his book “The Way of Ignorance.”

“The exclusive standard of productivity destroys the formal integrity of a farm just as the exclusive standard of longevity destroys the formal integrity of a life. The quest for higher and higher production on farms leads almost inevitably to specialization, ignoring the natural impulsion toward diversity; specialization in turn obliterates local properties of scale and proportion and obscures any sense of human connection. Driven by fashion, debt, and bad science, the desire for more overrides completely the idea of a home or a home place or a home economy or a home community…The result, inevitably, is ugliness, violence and waste.”

Thanks for choosing to use the local market through ALFN.

Kyle Holton
Program & Market Manager

Duette, FL:  New this week - Sweet potatoes, squash and radich


Please have a look at the availability
and place your orders.
Thank you,
David and Betty
Duette Locally Grown

Dawson Local Harvest:  April-Showering You with Great Products!


Dawson Local Harvest for April 15th

April-Showering You with Great Products!

HI EVERYBODY!

You’re getting this Weblog early because we have to be in Atlanta to tend to my mother for a couple of days. That’s okay, the Harvest will open at its usual time. There’s a lot to talk about this week, so let’s get to it. Now I’m a Southern boy born and bred, and while I subscribe to the whole organic-healthy thing there are certain foods that must be prepared a certain way to be “right”. I’m talking about collards, turnip greens, and green beans which must be slow-cooked with fatback in order to be edible. Well, thank goodness for FIVE HENS FARMS for their free-range Pork Fatback! A very large portion of fatback is just $5.00 and it will last for months, plus it goes a long way towards making store-bought greens more edible when the real things are not available from the Harvest.

Next up, HANALEI BATH has added their Litsea Lavender Hand Soap to their Spring availability. This HANALEI soap combines 2 of their best-selling fragrances in their trademark smooth and luscious all-natural soap blends. Great as a small gift, or treat yourself to something special. In the Bath and Beauty section.

Been trying FARMHOUSE ESSENTIALS Natural Laundry Detergent which is kinda pricey until you realize that it doesn’t take much to do a full load of clothes (a little goes a long way) and it has none of those seven-syllable chemicals found in the commercial products. You find it in Home and Garden Supplies.

Finally, if you think that all Lettuce pretty much tastes like cardboard filler because you’ve been buying at the grocery store, know that a revelation is at hand. LEILANI’S Lettuce has amazing flavor! This “expensive restaurant quality” Lettuce is crisp and flavorful, hand-picked just for you on Friday mornings for phenomenally fresh taste. Try both the Waldmanns Green and the Red Sails and you’ll never buy grocery store Lettuce again!

THE MARKET WILL OPEN Sunday night at 8pm!

REMEMBER! You can order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

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

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is open


The Spa City Co-op online market is now open for ordering at www.spacity.locallygrown.net. Please place your orders by Monday night for Arkansas Natural Produce items, and you have until Tuesday at 9 pm to order others.

Please plan to pick up your orders at Emergent Arts on Friday April 1, from 3PM to 5:00PM, the earlier the better. If you’re unable to pick up your order at this time, please make arrangements to have your order picked up for you.

Don’t forget – this market has no paid positions, so we NEED VOLUNTEERS to run every market. It’s fun, you get a $5 gift card, and you learn so much about local foods in Arkansas.
Have a great week and we’ll see you on Friday!

Karen Holcomb
this market’s manager
501-760-3131
501-282-6314
ksholcomb@gmail.com

Naples,FL:  MARKET CLOSES TONIGHT


Please get your orders in