This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
To visit the authoring market’s website, click on the market name located in the entry’s title.
Upstate Locally Grown Greenville: Market is open for ordering
Your Upstate Locally Grown market is now open for ordering, and the Harvest news will follow. It looks to be a good Harvest News with an article on Winter Gardens by Lloyd Willis, Phd.
Speaking of gardening, we just set the date for our 2nd annual seed swap for Feb 25. It will be at Happy Critters Ranch, Honea Path, SC, and Rob and Helen willl be serving up breakfast biscuits of pork from the farm. More details to follow, but, please save this date. We always have a fine time at these get-togethers, as well as exchange a whole lot of info from al the gardeners gathering in one place.
Later, exact date TBA, we will have a plant sale and swap at the Putney’s place. This one will coincide with safe dates to plant out your starts and plants. Whether you are a seasoned Master gardener, or just beginning; whether you have a full-fledged farm, an urban plot, or a balcony with flower pots, you will glean priceless info and meet some great folks to hang out with.
The link to USLG’s site is www.upstatesc.locallygrown.net, or click here
LocalFarmsFirst.com: The Market is Open!
Greetings local food lovers!
The market is open from now through Monday, February 6th at 7 AM!
Place your orders and stock up for the next few weeks. Delivery will be Wednesday, February 8th.
The market will re-open permanently on March 8th.
Thanks for supporting local family farmers!
Market Facilitator LocalFarmsFirst.com – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website
StPete.LocallyGrown.Net: Update on SECOND delivery from Suncoast Food Alliance – Is your invoice impacted?
As Market Manager, I am just learning about working with cooperatives like Suncoast Food Alliance (SFA). I have learned that it is normal for cooperatives to require a minimum purchase. Also, when purchasing from cooperatives, there is no guarantee that we will receive everything we order or that everything we order will be exactly what we picture it to be. Substitutions can take place at the last minute. Much can happen on the farms between the time we order and the time the produce is delivered. REGARDLESS of all these factors, everything this Market sells is—and will continue to be—chemical-free.
That said, we did not receive eggplant, celery or cauliflower this week. Your invoices have been adjusted and we are working with our distributor to better align product availability to insure that our customer’s have a more predictable shopping experience. It is likely that, until we have worked out better logistics, we may hold off ordering from SFA until March when food abundance will increase our chances of getting the produce that our Market needs and make your shopping experience more enjoyable. The blessing is that our relationship with SFA has motivated us to examine our distribution and delivery system with some great changes on the way!
Due to growing customer traffic (yippee!) it is becoming too labor intensive to send out adjusted invoices. Plus, folks sometimes forget to generate their delivery fee. As a result, until you hear differently, here is how we plan to handle invoices from now on:
- You will receive an initial invoice via email when you order online.
- You will receive a printed final invoice at delivery time with your actual price to pay.
- If you need to know you invoice total prior to delivery and you are concerned about overpaying, you can sign-in to your on-line Market account, click on Your Account tab and scroll down to the Customer heading. You can then click on Your Order History and a link to your most current invoice will be available at the top of that list. There you will find the amount you need to pay when you accept delivery. If you have already submitted a bill pay to your bank for more than you owe then you will end up with a credit on your Market account to be used on a future order or it can be refunded on request. Your balance due is now current and posted. These instructions are also posted in our Q&A section of the website.
Gwinnett Locally Grown: Gwinnett Locally Grown is open!
Just finished making some goat feta cheese with Mary who will be teaching a series of cheesemaking classes and offering cultures here on our farm. It’s a several day process, but the cheese comes out fantastic. She really knows how to make all sorts of cheeses and all the different cultures, so be on the look out for her classes soon.
I made some more yogurt, and it came out as usual.
I’ve also shared with several of you the great news of our new farmer partner. He will be arriving on the 26th of February, along with his wife. They both have an abundance of knowledge on farming and homesteading, and will be providing lots of resources. We are counting down the days.
Some sad news, Mountain Fresh Creamery will be taking a break for a while. Reality is that last week our orders were extremely low and it did not pay for their gas to make their trip, but they still delivered. We are the furthest south they travel now. They are currently working on some other drop locations to add us back into a route.
Don’t forget the Weston A. Price Foundation event being hosted here on the 18th. They are saying it looks like a sold out event. You can find details on our facebook page.
Well it’s time for milking so I’ll go ahead and open up the market for you to place your orders.
Thank you all who support this market and local farmer’s.
ASN Little Rock Local Food Club Midweek: Open for Ordering and Community Fund Launch!
The ASN midweek market is now open for ordering!
Place your orders between now and 5:30pm Monday for pick-up 4:30-6:00pm Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Little Rock.
**Log on and place your orders at:
ASN Local Food Club to Launch Community Fund, Dollar-to-Dollar Match Opportunity!
Beginning in Spring 2012, in cooperation with Conway Locally Grown, ASN will help fund small-scale agriculture or community-based projects that support local food in Arkansas.
To get this initiative off the ground, a generous donor has agreed to match every dollar we raise—up to $2,000! This is an exciting opportunity to support our community. For more information or to donate, contact EmailASN@gmail.com. THANK YOU to those who have already offered to support this initiative.
CAFE: Member & Future Board Members
Attention all members of CAFE:
We want to call a membership meeting and would like your feedback on the best day and time.
This meeting is especially important for those who want to provide input and feedback.
- determine who will be on the board and who else to ask
- structure – coop or not
- business structure – not for profit, for profit, etc
- review last years financials, January’s financials and a budget for 2012
- start brainstorming on our long term vision
Thanks for all your support!
- Elian & Lance
Please reply back with your vote:
Tuesday, Feb 7 6-8 PM
Saturday, Feb 11 9:30-11:30 AM
Tuesday, Feb 14 6-8 PM
Saturday, Feb 18 9:30-11:30 AM
The Cumming Harvest: Newsletter - February 1, 2012
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!
Swainsboro, GA: Market closes tonight
The market closes tonight at 8pm. Dont forget to place your order if you haven’t already.
Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op: The Market is Closed
The Spa City Co-op is now closed.
Remember that the pick up time has changed to 3-6pm on Friday, February 3, at the Artchurch.
Volunteers, please remember that you do not need to be at the Artchurch until 1pm, but will need to stay until 6 if you are working the late shift.
Thanks to our volunteers … and for the many orders.
See you Friday ~ Nan
StPete.LocallyGrown.Net: Order SFA items before Wednesday 9 AM