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This weblog contains news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.

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ALFN Local Food Club:  It's That Time Again-

Time to take one last lingering look at The Market.

If you’ve already ordered the big-ticket items for your menu, consider making this the week you take the little details up a notch. Roasting a Farm Girl Natural Foods’ poulet libre chicken with Rattle’s Garden’s certified organic green beans on the side? Add some fresh tarragon and sage from Arkansas Natural Produce for that indefinable something extra. Making chili with MeatWorks Butchery & Market’s grassfed ground beef and Crimmins Family Farm’s certified organic cayenne peppers? Top that with some Daley Dairy’s raw milk white cheddar and chopped Victory Garden’s chives and you’ve taken classic comfort food to a higher level. It’s the little extra local touches that really make a meal.

Speaking of chives, ABC Nature Greenhouse and Herb Farm is back after a summer hiatus with everything you need to fulfill that autumn urge to garden. Now is the time to get your blueberry plants in the ground right next to your cool weather crops like cabbage and heirloom purple cauliflower. Or fill your sunniest windows with medicinal and flavorful herbs and conversation-starting baby citrus trees. (What’s a yuzu, anyway?) All that greenery is guaranteed to keep away the winter blues. So get a head start on holiday happiness before The Market closes tomorrow morning!

~Rebecca Wild

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Order Reminder

Hey everyone! Just a quick reminder that we’ll be closing for orders tonight at 10:00 p.m.

Don’t forget, RCM is offering $5.00 off your order if you pick up wearing a Halloween costume! We hope to see some good ones! :)

Happy ordering!

We hope to see you on Thursday for the market pick-up!

Check out our Facebook page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events.
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

Portland, ME:  Portland Locally Grown now open

On 29 Oct 2013 Portland locally grown became a reality. We now have the oppurtunity to buy food that is grown locally, by farmers that we know.
Learn where your food comes from. You can be assured that the food you are serving your family will be healthy.
Support your local farmers to help the local economy. Keep your hard earned money in your local economy.
Thank You,
Portland Local Harvest

Champaign, OH:  Tuesday is here...

Good Afternoon! This is your weekly reminder that the market closes tonight at 8 pm. That means drop your children to basketball, your daughter to piano, your mother to her yoga class, bring Dad his newspaper, run your dog to the groomer, mail those bills and get yourself a cup of decaf all before at least 7:30 pm so you can be sure to get your order completed to the market.

Even better, head to now and get your order placed before you run out of time! There are still lots of great options!

I’ll be sending word too on Cosmic Charlie’s expanding business later. Our very own Cosmic Pam is growing into Clark County and has a big announcement. She even has invited us to be a part of the grand opening! I’ll send out another note when I get the full scoop. Be sure to watch for details to come! Great job Pam!

Manchester, TN:  Just a Short Time Left to Order!

Thanks for your orders last week! You have just a short time left to place your order for Thursday delivery at the Manchester Locally Grown market. Everything you order by noon Wednesday will arrive fresh from local farms on Thursday. Pickup will be at Square Books from 3:30-5:00. Please e-mail me if you need to pick up a little later.

Remember: our year-round online market still has plenty of summer and fall vegetables!

p. Please encourage your local friends and family to shop with us and support local farmers!

Go here to shop our market. See you on Thursday!

~ Linda

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Weblog Entry

Market will close at Noon!

Heirloom Living Market will close shortly! Please get your orders in as soon as possible!

My Daily Bread

Dabrielle will have a treat to taste at Market! Sourdough Bread basket with Veggie Dip! Great for Holiday entertaining or a special treat for family and friends! Come by and check it out!

See You at Market!

Conway, AR:  Tuesday Reminder - CLG Market

Dear Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight at 10pm. There’s still time to place orders and if you forgot something Sunday or Monday, just place another order.

Take advantage of the season’s bounty of all the delicious food being produced right here in Central Arkansas.

Have a great week & see you Friday!

Old99Farm:  Old 99 Farm, week of Oct 27 2013

Make this KALE Sale week! I’ve got lots of kale, four varieties. The cold weather is making it more succulent and brightening the colors. So big sale week: buy one, get one free, that is two for price of one bunch. It freezes well.

Lots of beef in the freezer now. Many cuts to choose from.

I’m hosting a farm tour this weekend for folks interested in the Carolinian forest (our region) and specifically growing edible tree crops in this climate zone. It’s on Saturday, 1pm to 5pm, and I extend the invitation to the locallygrown friends of the farm. Pls drop me an rsvp if you’d like to come. We’ll likely be making some cider too!

Healthy eating,
Ian and Camelia

Cedar Grove Farm:  End of the "CSA Season"

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We are coming to the end of our primary CSA “Season”. As you may know, this does not mean that we are done for the year. The CSA Seasons traditionally are set up to define a monetary value for a share of the harvest to enable small farms to survive the slow winter months and to cover some of the costs of the spring planting. With our website and the ability to grow crops year round, we will keep providing as much produce as the weather permits from November through March until the start of the 2014 Spring/Summer CSA Season.

So, what does this mean for your individual accounts? You have several options. You can continue to order available items every week as you have done all season as long as you maintain a positive balance. You can suspend your ordering until next spring and apply any remaining balance to the purchase of a share next year. At any time if your balance is getting low you can send a check to maintain a positive amount. And if you do not wish to continue ordering and do not plan on returning next year you can request a refund on any remaining monies in your account.

Unlike last winter, the one option that we are not providing this year is a weekly pay as you go plan during the winter. It is simpler for our bookkeeping and for you to maintain a balance in your account as we do throughout the main season. At some point in January we will send you information about the 2014 CSA with options for size of shares and lengths of seasons.

Finally, as we are expanding the garden every year, we would love to have an opportunity to share the harvest with more of our friends and neighbors in the local community. If you are happy with the service and the product of the Cedar Grove Farm CSA we would greatly appreciate you telling your friends and neighbors about us.

As always, we thank you for your support, and we hope that you are enjoying the harvest.

Best regards, Jay, Marlene, Dylan, Caitlyn and Sara

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Weblog Entry

Heirloom Living Market Closes at Noon Tuesday!


Lisa of True Vine Gluten Free is back!
Banner Butter is now making Lightly Salted Butter just for our Markets!

Check out all of the Veggie offerings from Arugula to Turnips and everything in between!

Don’t forget the Meat! B&G, Joyful Noise Acres Farm and Carrell Farms offer Beef, Pork, Chicken and Water Buffalo.

Salmon and Halibut are back! Doug of Doug’s Wild Alaskan Salmon is back from fishing the Alaskan waters!

Unfortunately, Farmer Cass of Finch Creek Farms lost the remainder of his Okra and his Eggplant due to the freeze this past weekend. If your ordered either of these items, they have been removed from your cart.

It also has become necessary to pull all of the Jalapenos and the Baby Sweet Purple Peppers and the Baby Sweet California Wonders (green) Pepper plants. He is offering these as a ONE Time Weekly Special!

Jalapenos: $3.50/Pint or $6.00/lb
Purple Peppers: 10lbs @ $3.00/lb
Green Peppers: 10lbs @$3.00/lb

Adjustments will be made at Market Pickup and will not show on the system.

Want Peppers but unsure what to do with 10 pounds? Blanch and freeze them or simply dehydrate! It would be great to have them on hand for the Winter season!

Don’t forget your pets! B&G Farms offers Pork or Chicken Dog Food Supplements – The Black Lab’s favorite is the Pork! Little Tot’s Estate is now offering raw Goat Milk and Cedar Rock Dairy offer fresh and delicious raw Cow Milk!

(All raw milk products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only” in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture. This is the only way raw milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia)

Don’t be left out – Place your order now!

See you at Market!