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Miami County Locally Grown:  Michael's Pastured Poultry - update!


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Often times I’ll be standing in line and someone will say, “I enjoyed watching you grow up”. I’m always a little bit shocked. Sometimes I’ll actually know the person and other times not! They’ve watched me grow up through blogs on MCLG, through newspaper articles, and Facebook posts. It might be a picture
of me showing a cow at the fair, or an article on my business, Michael’s Pastured Poultry, or my accomplishments through FFA.

I reflect on those days and all the memories made and smile and thank all of you for supporting me. I would never have reached my goals without the support of awesome customers like you! I can’t thank you enough!

Many of you ask my Mom, ‘What’s Michael up to?” My plans are to eventually step into managing Bair-Trax Dairy and add my pastured poultry business to the farm. Before this can happen there are a few requirements from Mom and Dad. One requirement is to go away! Can you believe that? My parents wanted me to experience something other than the dairy, work for someone else, be out on my own, and make sure I actually wanted to come back to the dairy.

So, I did! I’m in Colorado currently, interning for a year on a farm in the Aspen area. Their main enterprise is a vegetable CSA and poultry. I am spending lots of time at farmer’s markets and learning to process chickens. A big thank you to King’s for processing my chicken. I have definitely learned that is something I don’t want to do.

I’ve spent numerous weekends helping neighboring ranches brand cattle and I’m learning how to move irrigation and how to irrigate properly. I’ve also had some time to go on some incredible hikes and I’m hoping to have time this winter to learn to snowboard.

Don’t worry! Thanks to my Mom and Dad, Michael’s Pastured Poultry is still providing Certified Organic, Pasture-Raised, Non-GMO and soy-free chickens for you and your family! My parents keep me abreast of what’s happening and we discuss any changes or new products that we want to try. If you haven’t tried the new brats – hot Italian and tomato basil – you should! We also added drum quarters, which are the drum and thigh packaged together. I haven’t had them, but my Mom says she loves them on the grill!

I’m learning a lot and making lots of new friends and memories. I miss home and the dairy, so I’m still planning on being back. And I look forward to continuing to grow Michael’s Pastured Poultry… all because of you! Thank you!

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Independence,VA:  The Market is open for pickup on July 20


GOOD EVENING!

*The Online Market is open! Berry Day pre-sale. Limited quantities of sorbet available by the pint! Blueberries are in season now. Too hot to cook? Try some of the prepared food offerings from Becca’s Backwood Bean. There are plenty of meat options for grilling outdoors as well. Pickup will be Wednesday, July 20th, at the Grayson Landcare office (104 Courthouse St.) between 4-6 pm.

If you’d like to schedule a curbside pickup to conveniently have your box awaiting upon your arrival, please feel free to schedule a time using the Calendly link below. Otherwise, You can drop by and pick up your order inside the office any time on Wednesdays between 4-6 pm.

Thanks again and happy shopping!

To shop: https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/

Schedule Your Pickup Time (OPTIONAL): Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for supporting the Market!

-Michelle

Martin's Farmstand:  Cut Flowers and raspberries


Below is an updated in season now list from Martins Farmstand. The gardens are happy with a nice rain yesterday and in general crops look normal. Field beans, zucchini, cabbage, basil and cucumbers are starting to come in larger amounts. The cut flowers are also starting to bloom. If any of you want cut flowers to brighten your home, office or dinner table come and be our guest. If you cut the flowers yourself they are free. The u-cut patches are located right in front of the stand building and also across the second driveway in the field north (away for 11b) of the market. If you are getting larger amounts stop at the stand and let us know what you have in mind. The only time we limit larger amounts is if the patch is getting over cut. If you are reselling the flowers then please pay us a fair portion of the resulting money.
The black raspberries are at their peak now and will be ripening into the beginning of next week. The raspberry patches will be open for u-pick during normal stand hours (10am-6 pm) starting tommorow on a first come basis (no appointment). This will last into next week as long as the season continues. Daniel

Grumpy Goat:  Weblog Entry


The market is open for ordering. We’ve begun harvesting cabbages, radicchio and okra this week and will probably have the first tomatoes and peppers in the store Friday!

Happenings on the farm:

Matt’s been busy row cultivating the field crops which are looking amazingly weed free compared to previous years,

We’ve been busy trying to get the last of the garlic harvested – 6 varieties out – 4 to go!

Angus – our 6 month old goat kid will be getting sheared today and he’s heading to his new home in Michigan this weekend.

I’ve been trying to get the last of the tomatoes and peppers strung up – better late than never!

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Reminder Online Ordering Open Until Wed 6 am


Hello!

A quick reminder—orders close Wed 6 am.
If you have ordered, thank you!

If not you still have until Wed morning to place your order and there are more vegies to choose from this week!

Easy drive by pickup on Thursday 4:30-5:30 at library outdoor lot.

Order at:

https://fayettevillearkansas.locallygrown.net/market.

Questions? Reply to this email or call 479-935-5111

Miami County Locally Grown:  We're open!


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We’re open for the week!

The countdown is on for the new site to be ready. We have only three more ordering weeks using the current system. Then on August 2nd, we’ll open the Market as usual by 9PM that evening, but on the new site. It’s exciting!

The new site will take credit cards using Stripe, which is well-known and very secure. You’ll still be able to pay with cash or check in person of course.

It’s very easy to sign up on the new site, but we can walk customers through the process during pickup on August 2nd.

Thank you so much for your support!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Figs!


Just added – figs from Ma’s Country Pantry!

Order by 10pm tonight!

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Champaign, OH:  Tuesday Reminder!


Sending out your lovely Tuesday reminder that your orders need to be in, for the week, at 8am, today!!

Don’t miss out on all of the fun that the market brings, each and every week!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Statesboro Market2Go:  Order Before 10pm Tuesday!


Rain is in the forecast all week, so why not brighten up your meals and spice up your palates with the wide array of peppers available on Market2Go?

Try:

  • Stuffing sweet peppers with feta cheese, fresh oregano, and garlic
  • Making a spicy guacamole dip with serrano and jalapeño peppers (also featuring tomatoes, onion, and cilantro)
  • Spicing up a weeknight dinner with a spicy chicken curry that features ultra hot chillies
  • Making a creamy, cheesy, spicy, and meaty soup from banana peppers, ground pork, onions, and mozzarella cheese
  • Or slicing up bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and green onions for a gorgeous and spicy salad

Click to order at Market2Go!

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, week of July 10 2022


Special on Beef: stew, burger and round roasts, 15% off. Surf to the online store here to place your order. Store pick up Thurs 4 to 6 or by arrangement.

The hot peppers are coming into season, we have a yellow banana (med hot, ie I can eat it raw with comfort), a zsechuan type (Happy Bird aka Chao Tien Jiao) and a Thai variety called Dan Fong, very hot 50K to 100 SHU (scoville heat units).

The whole list includes:
Bok choi
Carrots, bunched
Celery
Collards
Green Chard
Kale, Frilly green
Kale, Russian Red
Kale, Nero di Toscano, baby
Lettuce, Head type
Lettuce, Buttercrunch
Lettuce, Red Romaine
Lettuce, Green Romaine
Mesclun Salad Mix
Mizuna
Mustard, Tokyo Bekana
Onions, Green Bunching
Rhubarb stalks
Spinach, bunched
Cucumbers, slicing and pickling
Fennel
Zucchini

Do you know anyone interested in renting a nice on-farm apartment, separate entrance, all services and wifi included? Please pass along that I have such available. Rent is reasonable: $1200/mo.