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Carolina Foothills, SC:  Quick Reminder


Hello Happy Eaters,

There’s plenty of good food here:

Winter Vegetables, lettuces, greens, carrots, beets and more.

Breads are fresh baked upon your order the morning of your pick-up. That!s fresh!

And we have the jams, jellies and preserves to slather on your bread.

Plenty of eggs , meat and dairy. The cheese is really yummy.

Coffee is here, just not put up on line yet. If you have interest just contact the market manager.

And lots more!!

Ordering will stay open till 4:00 today.

Thanks for supporting your farmers!

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order Local Food!


Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub. We are open today until about noon for orders. Have a wonderful Monday!

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Risa

Heirloom Living Market Hamilton Mill:  To Market, To Market...


Ordering Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that the Market will close for ordering Monday at 6:00pm.

Since you are checking your emails, Hop on over to the Market and place your order!


Pickup
Wednesday between 4:30 and 7:00pm
Hamilton Mill Clubhouse
1669 Hamilton Mill Parkway
Dacula, GA 30019

Spread the News!


We need your help in getting the word out about the Market! Please do us a favor and forward this email to friends, neighbors and family! Know that we appreciate your support of our efforts to bring “CLEAN”, wholesome, nutrient-dense foods from our LOCAL Farmers to your community!


Your reward? The satisfaction of supporting your local Farmers, the local economy and the local community! In appreciation for your efforts, we will credit your account $5 for everyone you refer and who becomes a Member of the Market! Be sure and have them put your name in the Comment Box at Check Out. So, please help us spread the News, be a part of helping others have a great resource for healthy food and earn “Market Bucks”!


We still have a few Lamb Chops and a Shoulder Roast left, if you are interested. Contact Maryanne at 404-432-4337 to find out weights and pricing.


To Market, To Market to buy a…


I trust you enjoyed the beautiful weekend! Have a joy-filled week! See you at Market!


Joyful thoughts and Bountiful Blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
Your Heirloom Living Market Managers

Pickup site hosted by: The Hamilton Mill Community Association
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Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  JNA Farm Market closes at 8:00pm tonight


Good morning and Happy Monday!
The market closes for ordering tonight at 8:00pm so please get your orders in before then.
We will be deliver to Cumming, Grace Chapel Church tomorrow if that is more convenient than coming to the farm on Wednesday.
Blessings and thank you for supporting locally grown foods.
Mary Beth

Madison GA:  the Market is Open!!!!


See everyone Wed!!!

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturday October 5


I hope this finds you all doing well. The weather has been delightful. The cool weather has brought out the mushrooms. I picked 8 lbs today. We will have lots of fresh and dried. The greens are slowly making there way. We hope to be able to offer some in a week or so.

We have 4 hog shares available this week. We will be delivering them to the processor between October 21 and 28. I am not certain the exact date yet. I will have them available at the market the following week. Just place your order online.

Remember to have you orders place by 8 pm on Wednesday. We will see you at the market on Saturday between 9-10. Please remember to share us with a friend.

Thank

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday October 4


I hope this finds you all doing well. The weather has been delightful. The cool weather has brought out the mushrooms. I picked 8 lbs today. We will have lots of fresh and dried. The greens are slowly making there way. We hope to be able to offer some in a week or so.

We have 4 hog shares available this week. We will be delivering them to the processor between October 21 and 28. I am not certain the exact date yet. I will have them available at the market the following week. Just place your order online.

Remember to have you orders place by 8 pm on Tuesday. We will see you at the market on Friday between 5-7. Please remember to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Brady

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for October 3


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

I’m still 700 miles away, so I can’t talk about how the weather has been, or how great the veggies are looking, or anything like that. I haven’t been to far away to hear about those Dawgs, of course. It’s always nice to see our fair city receive favorable attention, no matter what the reason.

I’ll be coming back home later this week, but I’ll be missing ALG pickups again. Our market volunteers have all been managing just fine in my absence, it seems. My hearty thanks goes out to all of them for keeping things running while I’ve been away. I always try to plan my trips out of town around Thursday nights, but really I shouldn’t jump through hoops. Our market volunteers are great.

On my way home, I hope to stop at several other locallygrown markets, however. Despite all of the food it grows for the rest of the country, Florida ranks at the bottom of all the states for access to locally grown veggies. Everything gets boxed up by wholesalers and shipped away. Farmers markets are few and far between, but there is a growing number of dedicate farmers and advocates working to change that, and a number of communities have turned to our model here in Athens to help them along. There are a number of locallygrown markets running or starting up, especially in the Tampa Bay area. With any luck, I’ll get to drop in on some of them as I travel. I’ve been able to do that before, in Arkansas, Tennessee, and elsewhere, and it’s always such a treat to see how other communities have taken what we’ve started and adapted it to their needs. More locally grown food in more houses is always a great thing.

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. The Comer Farmers Market, on Madison Street downtown, is open Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm. Their Facebook page is at Facebook.com/Comerfm.

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!

Princeton Farm Fresh:  The Market is Open


In the next few weeks I will be writing to you about each of our farmers and what goes into their daily lives to produce food for your table.

This week I will start with our farm Magney Legacy Ridge Farm.

Each morning we go out at 7am to feed, water and move our chickens to new fresh pasture. We feed our livestock guardian dogs (Liberty, Destiny, Sam, Pip and Carlisle) their breakfast of high protein kibble. At least once a week (depending on the grass) we set up new electric netting and move our 15 sheep to new grass so that they can eat plenty of good healthy food.
During the day we spend several hours in the garden, weeding, fertilizing with fish emulsion, and planting new crops. Hannah, my daughter, has really taken over the garden area and tends it with capable hands. Our soil has never been worked before, so our yields are small, but will increase with time.
In the afternoons, we go out and collect eggs, check on animals, and love on the dogs. We enjoy seeing our animals happy and strive to make their life enjoyable.
In the evening we put our chickens up for the night in their chicken tractors, check again on sheep and dogs and turn in for the night. I wash eggs in the evening because chickens can lay anytime during the day.
We hear our dogs all night long, barking, keeping the predators away from their sheep. It is a sound that makes us feel secure too.
We process our chicken meat with a USDA approved facility in Elkton Ky. To bring it home from the processor we load our freezer on our truck and run the freezer from an inverter on the battery. Works well, even if it does look a little redneck.
In Georgia I was certified to candle (look for cracks or abnormalities) our chicken eggs before we sold them.
I love market days on Thursday, when I can meet our customers. I feel blessed to share my love of local food with you.
See you on Thursday!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for October 2nd, 2013


Hey Local Food Lovers,

I have to keep it short and sweet this week. But speaking of sweet, this weekend was the second of only 3 weekends that Stack Farms up in Tiger, GA opens their orchards for Asian Pear picking. We’ll have some for you to taste and buy at the Clarkesville location this week so bring a few extra bucks with you if you like pears. Those of you in Tiger we figured were close enough to cruise by yourselves. They will be open one more time, next Sunday from 12-4pm. If you don’t know how to find them just ask Chuck or I at market this week and we’ll give you the directions.

Another really great food event this weekend was the 4th annual Taste of Clarkesville. I won’t go into it too much, but I will say it’s a lot of fun to taste test every restaurant around while also imbibing some local wine from the wineries. There’s still plenty of room for more of a local foods flavor, and maybe next year we can all work together on that.

Until then have a great weak and don’t forget to….

EAT WELL,
Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun