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Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for April 9


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

Hi there! We’re still taking things week by week, day by day, but right now it looks like we can keep going another week. Getting farm fresh food in your hands is more important than ever and we’ll be doing everything we can to safely get it to you. Last week was the most amount of food we’ve ever distributed at our Ben’s Bikes location. We made some tweaks to our organization in the back, and having the hour-long blocks for you to choose when to arrive really helped a lot. We’re going to keep doing that for the foreseeable future.

The live plants will continue to be self-service. Organizing the food will be our first priority, and if we have hands after that to organize the plants by customer, we will. All the pots are labelled, just like your food items, but it’ll be up to you to get the right ones. Bringing a list or your order confirmation email will help out a lot there, and we’ll point you to the general area where we think your plants are. Be sure you grab the right ones! Some of you have the same last name, so take a look at the full name on the pots before you grab them to be sure they’re yours. Last week we had some people go home empty handed because someone else grabbed their plants by mistake.

We’re still not accepting in-person payments unless absolutely necessary. We’ll have a drop box for checks or labelled envelopes of cash, but we greatly prefer Venmo payments to @athenslocallygrown or online payments through a card tied to your account. That last option has a 3% fee, and Venmo is free. We can not accept any recycling, we cannot take your own bags or bins, and we ask that you keep yourselves separated. I will have three tables up front so you can form three separate lines if you choose.

Keep in mind that conditions are still changing rapidly. We’ll notify you as soon as we know if anything happens to affect where, when, and if you can pick up your order.

Finally, a reminder that while the parking lot there is decently sized, it’s still no shopping center and there are a lot of you coming and going. Take it slow, give yourselves lots of room to get around, and be patient with everyone. This is new territory for all of us, and we’re having to adjust on the fly. Last week saw several times the usual amount of sales for our growers, which would be logistically challenging for us in normal circumstances. Please be patient with us on Thursday if things don’t go the most smoothly, and if you see something we could be doing better, please tell us. We don’t know how long we’ll be able to do this, but we’ll keep it going as long as we possibly, and safely, can.

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!

Dawson Local Harvest:  The Dawson Market is OPEN!


DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST for April 5th, 2020.

Fresh-picked Locally-grown Produce, free-range Eggs, Whole-grain Baked Goods, raw Milk, organic Herb plants and Tomato plants, much more.

GO TO THE MARKET NOW!

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!


Sorry for the delay in opening Foothills Market this week. We’ve been talking about ways we can adjust what we do with the market to meet the best practices suggested by the Arkansas Farmers Market Association and the Coalition for Obesity Prevention.

To meet those guidelines, we are planning on implementing the following policies, starting with next week’s market:

  • We will have a drive-up market. There is no need for you to get out of your car; we will bring your order to you and place it in the car.
  • We will be setting up an online payment option for the market, and we encourage you to use it. To cover the cost of the online system, we will include a surcharge on your order (We are trying to decide what percentage that surcharge should be – we are thinking somewhere between 5-8%). Our farmers currently cover the cost of using the online market software as well as the sales tax for your order, so we are asking customers to cover this surcharge as a convenience cost. (This option may not be available until next week.)
  • For this week, we will be accepting only checks or exact change as payment. If you pay with more cash than your order costs, the amount over your order will be applied to your account as a balance you can use on future orders. Checks need to be made payable to Jeff Marlow, since he is the treasurer for the market and the bank won’t accept checks made out to Foothills Market.

These times are challenging, but we are glad to still be available as an option for providing fresh, local food. We want to do everything we can to protect the health of our community.

Browse the market between now and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, make your selections, and press the “Place your order” button. We’ll have the order ready for pickup between 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday on the west side of the courthouse square in downtown Clarksville.

Stay well, and eat something fresh this week!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Buehler Beef available again!!


The wide variety of beef cuts from the Buehler family is now available again!!

We close at 8pm tonight, and remember…

The Spring Night Market, that was scheduled for this Tuesday April 7th, is postponed for right now

And our annual One Week Easter Break is Next Week – we’ll stay CLOSED next Tuesday after market pick-up until we reopen Tuesday April 14th when we’ll return with our newest vendor, as well as new products, sales, and more Fresh Spring Produce :-)

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net

www.facebook.com/miamicountylocallygrown

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Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes at 10 Tonight!


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-up from 4PM – 8:00PM this Tuesday outside the Russellville Train Depot! Please remain in your car during pick-up, as your order will be brought to you in full-service fashion!

Michael’s Aunt Ariel (of Michael’s Garden) prepares freshly clipped mustard greens and unique varieties of vegetables from their family’s 4-H garden.
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Thank you for supporting your local farmers’ market! Your health and safety are priorities to us. We will be taking every precaution to reduce the chances of any possible virus transmission. Check your email in the near future for more details.
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Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #6


Dear CSA-ers,

This week’s Preassembled Bag will contain Spring Mix, Romaine, Curly Kale, Carrots, Power Greens, Dill and Mint. Orders may now be placed on the online market at: https://magneyfarm.locallygrown.net/market

It is our goal to remain even-keel through this trying time. Naturally that means taking the steps and precautions necessary to ensure the safety of the farm team and, you, our community members. Yet it also means taking pause to engage in the meditative serenity of the farm labor. From seeding, to planting, harvest, washing, and packing- there is calmness in the repetitive nature of these tasks. The clean taste of the Spring air, wind and birdsong playing in the background, or simply the warmth of the sunlight- all these things bring us back to the moment. If you have a backyard or access to a natural area, we would invite you take some time to unplug from media and simply enjoy the peace to be found here.

This past week has been that “Stars-aligned Kentucky Spring” weather we all hope for. After barely seeing the sun in March, the bright days interspersed with gentle rain are the conditions that help the young plants thrive. Unfortunately, so much dim and wet earlier in March has us a bit behind of what we had on paper. Likewise, our selection for the next couple of weeks may feel a bit limited. Please bear with us, as the bounty of Spring is on its way.

Speaking of eating seasonally and times that are making us all a bit stir crazy, we’d like to introduce a contest the farm team has been brainstorming on. It always makes us happy to see how you are using our vegetables once they reach your home. This week, if you make something featuring our vegetables, take a picture, then upload it to facebook and tag us (by typing with the post: @Magney Legacy Ridge Farm ). If you don’t do facebook, simply email us the photo. On Saturday, we’ll choose a winner who will get $5 credit to their account. We’re looking forward to trying this out and hoping that it can become a fun weekly thing.

Easy Peasy Power Greens
A mess of power greens
1/2 medium onion, sliced
2 clove garlic, crushed/minced
1 Tbsp bacon grease
1 tsp steak seasoning

1. In your cast iron skillet, caramelize the onion in the bacon grease. Meanwhile, stack and roll a handful of leaves, cut lengthwise once and then chop (1/2") crosswise.
2. Remove the onion to the side, dump all of your leaves into the skillet, stir until they begin to wilt, reduce heat, add 1/2-3/4 C of water and cover. Stir every two to three minutes. When they are tender enough for your liking, add the garlic, onion and steak seasoning. Remove from heat.
Last Step: Don’t forget to share!
Make all your friends drool by posting a picture of your finished recipe on your favorite social network.

As always, we thank you for your support of our farm. We wish you and those you hold dear a safe and healthy week.

Sincerely,
The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Mushrooms, Chicken, Doughnuts, Honey!


Good afternoon!
Specials this week from Julie’s Sweet Shoppe:
Chocolate Chunk Cookies $6/dozen
Mini butter bread loaf $1.50 each
Glazed donuts $7.50/dozen (my favorite)

Get some healthy chicken products from Bradford Valley Farm. Lots of farm fresh eggs available, along with pork butts and ground chicken pet food.

Our market will continue to meet in the lobby every Friday. Our volunteers will be wearing masks. Your order can be brought to your car in the parking lot by one of our dedicated volunteers. Just call or text me when you are parked, and we will bring your order to your vehicle. 501-339-1039.

Let’s do this again this week since restaurants are closed. Here’s a great way to get something international on your supper table during this crisis: Tamales!
Pork, chicken or jalapeño & cheese.
Five for $7.
At market this Friday, April 10th.
Text me your order.
501–339-1039

Mark your calendar: the 3rd annual plant sale at Bell Urban Farm on Tyler street will be held online the week of April 18th. Hundreds of varieties of flowers, herbs, and vegetable plants will be available.

We are normally ready for customers to start arriving around 3 PM if you happen to be out and in the area. Just text me to see if we’re ready.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Four instance, type in the word “sale” and see what pops up. We have almost 500 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. Thanks!
Steve

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning!


Good morning

Hope your Palm Sunday is going well from our homes !!!!

We have lots of spring and summer vegetables loving this weather

So keep checking the market for new items

Please place those order by Wednesday at noon

Thanks
Tom and kami

Yalaha, FL:  Cards WORK!!!!


We have had our first order on a credit card and it worked just fine!!!!! Just let me know when you place your order how you are paying and when you want to pick up or have delivery. (The e-mail notice of the order I get doesn’t automatically indicate if payment is to go on a card or if you are paying in person.)

We are still Open providing Fresh Food
Conctact me tclynx@aquaponiclynx.com if you want to order or pick up when I don’t have the Market open, We have been staying at the farm away from public interactions. Get your Socially Distant Fresh Food Pick up Here at the farm Gate.

Standard Ordering window below.
Order now through 7 am Friday April 10th for Sat April 11th Pickup, or tell me when you want to pick up, we usually have flexibility. Really I’ve been leaving the online market “open” most of the time, I just need to know the order the day before you want to pick up so I can harvest/pack it up for you.

We Are Flexible, TELL ME if you want to make special arrangements for produce, I am open and willing especially now. I just like to know when to expect people to show up.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up! (and if I don’t reply to confirm within a day, bump my e-mail or text me 407-342-8515. Though I have cleaned up my e-mail so hopefully I won’t have a problem again.)

Sign in to order. https://yalaha.locallygrown.net/market

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then set the number and click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy (it is the little picture right next to the quantity box.) Remember you need to check out before your order will be placed.
Remember to let me know when you want to pick up on Sat or maybe even Friday late afternoon or on Sunday. (If I don’t send you an e-mail confirmation of your order and pick up time, please make sure you checked out and completed your order.)

Champaign, OH:  Hello, Old Friend


As I am strolling down the garden path,
I saw a flower glowing in the dark.
It looked so pretty and it was unique;
I had to bend down just to have a peek.
Hello old friend,
It’s really good to see you once again.
Hello old friend,
It’s really good to see you once again.
(Hello, Old Friend-Eric Clapton)

Well, well, well…we have now welcomed back Blue Jacket Dairy with their cheeses, and, now, we say hello to the return of everyone’s favorite garlic duo/spice masters, JC Growers!!

Carla and Jenny are the hardworking gals of the garlic farm, and Carla and I hail way back to the early days of farmers’ markets, where we both got our launch, years and years ago.

We were both in the trenches, on our soapboxes, fighting for local, fighting to tell people to know their food, and fighting the good fight to keep farmers’ markets legit, to not allow unknown produce, auction produce into the arena…making us both popular, and unpopular in the early days.

We co-managed the Mechanicsburg market, for years, and we have both been working hard, working our crafts, working our gigs, and going in our own directions, our own paths, since those early days of markets…

So, with much love and admiration, I welcome them back to the market, and hope that you will show them the same love, as well as all of our vendors..

Happy Sunday, lovely customers…you have already broken another record, let’s see how high we fly, this week…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam
Your Hippie