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ALFN Local Food Club:  Volunteers Needed


Hey ALFN members!

If you’re available to volunteer this Saturday morning from 8-10:30 please consider coming out and lending a hand! You’ll receive credit to your account or membership.

Thanks!

Claire Hodgson
Program & Market Manager

Greener Acres Farm:  New Products & Change in Milk Price


Spring is finally here (even though there is still some snow on ground here at the farm.) It is time to start thinking of fresh produce and locally grown products.

We greatly appreciate our current customers but would like your help in getting the word out to your friends, neighbors and relatives.

Spring means we will be soon having early produce such as spinach, lettuce, asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb,fresh herbs and much more. Check out our market each week to see what is new.

This week we will have fresh rosemary again and will have a small amount of young spinach (both grown in our high tunnels)

Green"er" Acres Farm has also added a few new items to the Bath & Body and Cleaning Products Categories: Homemade Laundry Detergent, Dishwasher Detergent, Room Sprays, Body Sprays, and Bath Blends.

Due to cost of production, Clover Creek Cheese Cellar is increasing the price of their half gallons by $0.50.

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar writes the following:

Thank you to all of our milk customers who have supported our local family farm in purchasing our raw milk. We are not changing the price of our raw milk
gallons.

However, we’ve come to realize over the past year that we were not covering our costs when we sold half gallons. We have to pay the same price per jug for gallon or half gallon jugs. Half gallons also take a longer time to fill when we are jugging.

We are increasing the price on our half-gallons to allow us to continue selling them and to cover the extra costs.

Thanks!

Anthony

And don’t forget to add somefree-range brown eggs from Rispoli’s Produce.

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is OPEN for orders!


ORDERING:
The market is now open for ordering!
Click link to order: suwanee.locallygrown.net

If you do NOT receive a confirmation email immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete. *All orders must be placed by 6pm on Sunday.

PICK UP:
Pick up is on Thursday at 1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 1104, Suwanee from 1 pm to 3 pm.

PAYMENT:
We take checks, cash, and credit card. To pay by credit card click “Pay Now” button at the bottom of the check out page. I don’t run credit cards until after pick up on Thursdays.

Buford Locally Grown:  Market is OPEN for orders!


ORDERING:
The market is now open for ordering!
Click link to order: Buford.LocallyGrown.net

If you do NOT receive a confirmation email immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete. *All orders must be placed by 6pm on Sunday.

PICK UP:
Pick up is on Tuesday at 4942 Austin Park Avenue, Buford 30518 from 1pm to 6:30 pm.

PAYMENT:
We take checks, cash, and credit card. To pay by credit card click “Pay Now” button at the bottom of the check out page. I don’t run credit cards until after pick up on Tuesdays.

Champaign, OH:  Astral Weeks


In another world…
In another time…
In another place…
So far away…
(Astral Weeks-Van Morrison)

One of my very favorite Van Morrison songs, and, my favorite of his albums.

There is a history behind the recording of this album, how it came to be, the struggle to over come one big record label, the struggle to reclaim his poetry, his ability to provide his haunting lyrics, the fact that this album put him right up to Bob Dylan as song poet, lyricist, all with an album that once completed, he felt that he could now see the light at the end of the tunnel.

It followed a sort of battle he had with his previous label, was given a chance to shine on a second label, but not before he had been blackballed, shunned, and dropped from every club in NYC, just because he had refused, in part, to be forced into a pop like music genre. He fought hard, and won with his poetic offerings.

So much of this story reminds me of our little market of love. How, everyday, every week, we fight to keep our name out there, we have worked hard, over the years, to where we finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel, to feel we had finally educated on what it means to produce, grow, and sell, locally. We were not the big box stores, we were not your corporate grocery stores, and we were not a run of the mill farm market.

We have demanded that we stay true to our original vision. Remain steadfast in a market that loves us, hates us, embraces us, shuns us. Depending on the day, the week, or even the year, we either see strong weeks of sales, support, and adulation, OR, we see the masses flocking to the big box retailers for steals, deals, and what they are led to believe is “local”.

And, you know what, that’s okay. We remain, fighting the good fight, out there, ready for the tides that will once again turn, the people will figure out that we are the real deal, the true game in town. We are your Van Morrison, signing your Astral Weeks, looking at the light at the end of the tunnel, knowing that you always come back around for our market, our vendors, our products, our prices, our community, our ease shopping, our low prices, and the education that you get, in all things local…

We are your poets, your lyricists, of your local songs…we sing for you, for us, and for our community…

Get on board…be a part of it all…

The market re-opens, right now, with all of the goodness…let us carry you away…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Buford Locally Grown:  News 3-16-17


Link to this week’s newsletter:

Buford Newsletter

Please take a moment to find out what’s happening at our market!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  News 3-16-17


Link to Suwanee Whole Life Co-op newsletter:
Suwanee Newsletter

If you are a Buford member and don’t want to receive Suwanee mailings please click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom this email and you will be automatically removed from the Suwanee mailing list. I don’t want to clutter your inbox if you are getting 2 newsletters!

Cross Timbers Food Cooperative:  CTFC Market Open for March 25 Pick-up


Hi, folks—

Ordering for the second March delivery is OPEN.

Orders can be placed through Sunday, March 19.

Pickup is from 1:30 – 2:30 PM on Saturday, March 25.

Enjoy,
Wylie
for Cross Timbers Food Cooperative

The Cumming Harvest:  Reminder-Ordering Closes Tonight at 8pm


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

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

Click Here To Order

Cape Locally Grown:  Last day to shop CLG


10% off Yearning 4 Yarn coupon
to anyone who orders from CLG this week!Here’s a bit about their studio/shop.

We hope to attend their next class, Weave with Found Objects: Recycled T-shirts and more!
Spinning, felting, crochet and knitting are other classes they offer.

A grey yarn and fiber is produced from their own herd of 30 alpacas. They have an extensive array of yarns " from alpaca to yak and back". They also feature small indie dyers, so yarns are one of a kind.

They work with other area artists to provide spindles, yarn bowls, spinning wheels, and buttons.

Yearning 4 Yarn is located next to Dynamite Coffee on Spanish St.
Stop in and learn more. 573.579.7679

cape.locallygrown.net