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Dawson Local Harvest:  The Market is open!


Good evening!

Welcome to our new customers – we are so glad you are here. Take a look around and see what we’ve got!

Hope you all have had a lovely weekend. We’ve got a new vendor on the market this week – Appalachia Mushrooms! There’s a nice little write up in our newsletter, check it out.

Your favorites are on the market as well. Leilani’s, My Daily Bread, Bear Ridge Lodge eggs – the gang’s all here.

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for February 14


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

It’s been a slow news week here, so I don’t have much to share with you. The weather is turning just right for all the spring veggies out in the fields, with a nice mix of sun, clouds, and rain. The temperature fluctuations have been crazy, but the leafy greens enjoy that, as it lets them get quick growth on the warmer days and concentrated flavor from the cold. Looks like we’ll be in for more of the same for at least the next week or so!

Thank you 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

Most other area markets are starting to close down for the season or move to winter hours. The Athens Farmers Market will return in the Spring. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is closed for the season, and you can watch for their return here: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on winter hours now on Saturdays from 1-4pm. Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. You can learn all about them here: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com. If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

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!

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes at 10PM!


To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

We Valentine’s day goodies on the market this week along with ny strip steak, sweet potatoes, garlic, rosemary, eggs, and tons of other locally grown produce and products!
Thank you for choosing to support local farms and families!
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Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Four Seasons Farmers Market:  February 10th Market


Dear Four Seasons Farmers Market Customers:
The market is open and orders will be taken through 12:00 PM on Tuesday. Pickup is Wednesday 3-6PM at West Luck Ridge:
335 West Wiles Road
Fayetteville 72701

Check out what’s available this week below or on our market page!

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!


Someday spring will come…..

But for now, we’re stuck with a cold, wet week. Happily, Foothills Market has lots of options for the foundation of hearty soups – beef, lamb, and pork.

Shop the market between now and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, fill your cart with your desired items, and click the “place your order” button. We’ll have your order ready for pickup on Thursday.

Eat something fresh this week! And stay warm!

The Wednesday Market:  Sunday Means It's Time to Order


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

We hope everyone has a great Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  Winter CSA #4


Dear CSA-ers,

Can you feel it? Spring is coming. Daffodils are starting to poke up out of the Earth and though we’re still feeling cold temperatures, the swelling tree buds and prolific birdsong suggest that winter will be winding down soon. Through our winter interim period we will continue to offer the craft your own CSA at (https://magneyfarm.locallygrown.net/market). For those of you who wish to receive the preassembled CSA, this week’s will feature: Caraflex Cabbage, Lovelock Lettuce, Spring Mix, Swiss Chard, Mustards and Green Onions.

This week we will begin Spring seeding on the farm. This is when we get our starter plants growing so that we can hit the ground running for Spring and Summer. We are also putting together the final details on how this year’s CSA will be modeled and sold. Like last year, we intend to offer a pricing discount for a whole season buy-in. So far we are pleased with the new system for building custom orders. If you, as our customers and extended team members, have any ideas or input regarding how you want CSA to work, now is the time to contact us! We love hearing from you, and your perspective helps us to build a better service.

A crop we will begin offering this week is our Caraflex Cabbage. Caraflex is a cone-shaped cabbage, of more modest proportions than that of a traditional round cabbage. The texture is tender and the flavor sweet. These traits will be all the better having come through such a cold winter. Caraflex is great for making cabbage wraps, eaten boiled, or used in soups. In general, cabbage is excellent for one’s digestive health as it is rich in dietary fiber with a low glycemic index.

As always, we thank you for your generous support of our farm. Please reach out if you have any suggestions as to how we can better serve you through our CSA program! We want to grow a strong and healthy community here in Western Kentucky, and it’s you who help us to do so!

Sincerely,
The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Champaign, OH:  Wish You Were Here


Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail…
(Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd)

It’s dreary, I’m in one of those lazy Sunday hazes, and I’ve got acoustic Pink Floyd in the background.

Snow is predicted, and I’m all about just staying in, getting my market orders in, and not worrying about the rest of the week, or my weekly food. I love how easy this market makes the week!

If you are feeling as lazy as I feel, today, why not just lazily put in your order? We’ve been doing the food pick up gig way before the big box places started. And, there is no additional fee to use our market. And, you get the smiles and humor of your market managers, all while grabbing the local goodness, and keeping your hard earned money in our lovely local economy. Everyone wins from producer to consumer to the community to the local economy.

All that, just to say…wish you were here, if you have not already placed your order for the week…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Conway, AR:  Tamales! Opening Bell: Buffalo, Kale, Lettuce, Beef!


Good afternoon!

This Friday we’ll have Doña Estela’s amazing homemade Tamales! She will make them Friday morning and have them at market Friday afternoon. They will be 5 for $7 in 3 flavors: Pork, Chicken, or Jalapeño & Cheese. To place an order, please add a note to your CLG order, or text me at 501-339-1039. Delicious with sides of re-fried beans and rice, topped with a bit of salsa and sour cream.

Don’t let this cold, wet weather get you down. Plan to grill something for dinner soon. Bar C has some delicious Bratwurst and Pork products, all of which become life changing with some BBQ Sauce from Cedar Rock Ridge (special recipe featuring organic smoked jalapenos). Taste test this Friday: I will have tater tots ready for dipping into this zesty, life-altering sauce! Also, Buffalo steaks are back in stock from Ratchford Farms.

Here’s some knowledge you can amaze your friends with: All of our emails can be accessed using the WEBLOG tab at the top of the page. So, if you accidentally deleted the opening bell email, or if your spouse wants to see my emails, just hit the WEBLOG tab and there they are!

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 600 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you!
Steve

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Don't forget to Order by 6pm TODAY!


Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Order now so you don’t forget :-)

LAST CALL FOR GRASS FED CHEESE! See our newsletter for more details

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

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