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Heritage Farm : Election Integrity
Yall can throw me under the bus if you want to here but we have to speak out. This election has many many problems that warrant a second look and a large number of our elected leadership seem to just want to sweep it under the rug. We feel that a fair and impartial investigation needs to be opened to get to the truth and the legitimate winner whomever it is.
Please contact your leaders and representatives and voice your concerns……
Call them and be heard!!
The Hutchins Family
Martin's Farmstand: Farm stand is open today, rest of week.
We plan to open the farm stand from 12:30- 5 pm today. We will also be open on Friday and Saturday afternoon. This is an unusual year in many ways- I cut several bushels of nice spinach from the field on December 1st which is a first. This spinach is at the stand for sale along with kale, lots of squash, and other storage vegetables. The bulk food room is also stocked and open. Winter schedule: In the month of December we will open the farm stand on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 12:30 pm till 5 pm. We will be completely closed from Christmas till New year. After the new year till spring the plan is to be open every Friday (12:30pm – 5pm) weather permitting. (If the weather is very stormy or cold call ahead before coming during those midwinter days).
In early May when the asparagus comes up summer hours will resume ( Mon-Sat 10 am -6 pm.
Statesboro Market2Go: Market2Go Pickup!
MARKET PICKUP THURSDAY!
DRIVE-THROUGH HOURS at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) are . Sylvania pickup hours remain the same, from 4:00 to 5:00.
STATESBORO – THURSDAY Drive Through at SCVB starts at 4:00.
- Last names A – L 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
- Last names M – Z 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
SYLVANIA – THURSDAY Pickup at Victory Gardens General Store
- All Sylvania customers 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Want to change your pickup time? Pickup times are established and changed in response to weekly sales volume and available volunteer hours. We will have help available this week between 4 and 6 to assemble your orders and bring them out to your vehicles; however, we can accommodate a few early or late orders with advance notice. To change your slot or request early or late pickup, please text 912.481.2263 with your ORDER NAME and the TIME you want to pick up.
Remember! When you head out to your pickup location, be sure to take a mask, a placard with your order name(s), and appropriate containers for your food.
THE DRIVE-THROUGH PROCEDURE in Statesboro.
- Drive to the right (counter clockwise) all the way around the SCVB, keeping to the outer perimeter and maintaining a tight queue. A volunteer will check you in as you come around the far side of the building.
- Please display the name(s) for your order(s) on a windshield placard to assist in quick and safe check-in.
- Please wear a mask while communicating with market staff.
- Provide access to your vehicle and to the containers you want loaded (bags, boxes, bins or coolers); unlock the back door or the trunk, with containers inside.
- We recommend that you bring a cooler for transporting meat, dairy and perishable items. Ice cream melts, even in a short car trip, and our fresh non-homogenized milk is temperature sensitive.
- Wait in your car for the runner to come out with your order and load into your containers. Make sure your name placard is visible.
- If you did not prepay on line with a debit or credit card, please make a check for exact amount when your order is delivered. (You may pay cash in exact amount, but any “change” from cash received will be credited to your account. Use an envelope to label the cash payment with your order name.)
PICKUP for SYLVANIA CUSTOMERS.
Pickup is across the street from the Victory Gardens General Store. Please remain in your car until volunteers bring your order, and wear a mask when interacting with volunteers. We recommend that you bring a cooler for transporting meat, dairy and perishable items.
HOME DELIVERY CUSTOMERS.
Orders will be delivered between 2:00 and 5:00 by Boro Takeout. You will receive a notice when your driver is on the way. We recommend you leave a cooler at the front door (or your designated delivery location) to facilitate no-contact delivery and to keep perishable food safe.
Right now we can scan EBT/SNAP cards . So, if you have ordered online with the intent to pay with your EBT card, you’ll need to come to the Statesboro Drive Through at the Convention and Visitors Bureau between 4:00 and 6:00. Email or text us in advance so we can calculate your bonus dollars and the amount to be charged to your card.
Fayetteville Farmers' Market: Shop Market Online Now!
Thanks for Shopping Local this season! Place an order today for delivery or pick up on Saturday!
Foothills Market: Market Reminder
Foothills Market is taking orders until 5:00 this afternoon for tomorrow’s pickup. Browse, fill your cart, and click to place your order. We’ll have it ready for you tomorrow afternoon.
Miami County Locally Grown: I can't believe we're finally Back!
Well this may be the latest I’ve ever gotten the Market opened back up for orders (technical difficulties and vacations don’t mix!), but I think it was worth the wait!
Last Tuesday morning, I got a call from one of our wonderful customers, Heather Rocco, and I have to tell you it makes me smile every week I see her name, because the item she orders every week? It’s ground beef – for her dog, because Heather is a vegetarian! Cracks me up.
Well, Heather called to tell me the unthinkable – she and her small, family-owned company, Challenger Aviation Products, wanted to donate the balance we needed for the new commercial refrigerator! She said she knows they’re a tiny company (6 employees!) but that giving back to the community was what it’s all about, and while she may work in Dayton, she lives in Troy, and loves the Market!
I told Heather in 12 years my husband had never seen me speechless, and yet she managed the impossible :-)
I’ve said this from the beginning, and it’s never been more true than this year – our vendors, customers and supporters couldn’t be more different from each other… We come from all over the map and political spectrum, and yet even if it’s the ONLY thing we have in common, we all eat – food is our unifier, and our commitment to both supporting local and quality food.
And when I get discouraged, wondering whether kindness and goodness still exist, I need never look further than my beautiful Market community (my husband told me I was forgiven for being sappy because I was so happy!)
So Yes! Eggs are back, from J and S Buehler Family Farm and Hidden Springs Farm!! As well as…
Cases of Chicken
Cream Pies – Banana, Chocolate, Coconut, Key Lime
Holiday Peppermint Rolls (think pumpkin rolls for Christmas!)
Meats sold as extras at pickup
And even Arugula and Carrots this week!!
Independence,VA: Market closes tonight at 8 pm!
Remember, the Market closes tonight at 8 pm for orders and pickup this week is on Friday from 3-6pm.
If you haven’t picked up your tree or wreath, be sure to schedule a time with the Calendly App below to pick them up this Friday in Town Park.
Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.
Schedule Your Pickup Time: 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.
Thanks and have a great day!
Washtenaw Organic Collaborative: Washtenaw Organic Collaborative - Ordering Open Dec. 2-16 for pickup Dec. 19
We’ve decided to hold one final holiday market for this year! Ordering opens Wednesday Dec. 2 thru Dec. 16.
No-contact pickup on Saturday Dec. 19th.
NEW! This month we are thrilled to be adding 2 new producers who offer the most delicious and most conscientious food available anywhere:
- Warda Patisserie - a small Detroit based Pâtisserie making sophisticated, hand-crafted seasonal pastries influenced by travels and life in Algeria, France and Asia
- Shoreline Wild Salmon - wild Alaskan line-caught salmon and fish
We started the weekly WOC as a collaboration among Brines Farm, Raindance Organic Farm and Slow Farm, and have been extremely grateful for the strong support we’ve received from our community. We’ve gathered strength and resilience in navigating the COVID pandemic by adding other farmers and producers who share our values including:
- Baseline Farm - truly grass-fed pastured beef
- Birddog Baking - diverse, local, wholegrain breads and bakery items
- Dancer Creek Farm – family farmed livestock
- Little House Homestead – free range eggs
- Rustic Roots Farm – family farm dedicated to bees, sheep, chickens, gardening, and woodworking
When you make a purchase through the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative you are directly supporting local food businesses (mostly women-owned!) who value sustainable and regenerative practices, the highest standards of care for employees, animals, soil, and waters and long-term commitment to our communities. Thank you for your support and for all that you do to create the world as it should be.
We are wishing you and yours a very safe, healthy, and restorative holiday season.
The Cumming Harvest: December is here!
We hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving! Welcome to December!
We will be closed the following Saturdays:
December 26th for Christmas week.
January 2nd for New Years week.
If there are any questions regarding the holiday schedule please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Don’t forget to pick up your items the week you order them, to avoid a five dollar holding fee. This fee will be applied 2 weeks in a row, and if you do not pick up on the second week we will donate the items to Meals By Grace.
And remember the market hours are from 10 AM until 12 noon sharp.
As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Jaclyn Barnum, MSW, HSBCP
Champaign, OH: Ain't No Sunshine
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And she’s always gone too long anytime she goes away…
One of my personal favs, and, today’s song implant comes from long time market customers, The Follsteadts.
I got an email from them, the other night, with this song title, because their market customer account got sent to an inactive status, and they were not getting my emails or market updates. I loved that they felt no sunshine without my ramblings…lol.
Anyway, yesterday was certainly living up to this song. Wow, what a really blustery, cold, and snow/ice day.
But, the sunshine is on it’s way, again, babes!! And, the sunshine certainly shined on this market, this week, because of your love!!
Sales were at a record high, and the vendors and managers thank you, kindly!
Just a note about tomorrow’s pick up. There is construction, and it’s a pain, but this time, it’s a pain for people coming from Urbana. If you are coming from the Springfield direction, your are good to go!
Urbana…I have no good answers, other than if you are coming from town, which is the direction I came, yesterday, I would go 68 and take a left on Campground Road. It’s pretty, and scenic, and will drop you at 54, where you will then take a left to the farm.
If you are coming from the country, say where I drive from my house, close to Mutual, I would either come 29, to Three Mile or Dugan, jump on Sloan Rd, to Short Cut, and take a left onto 54 to the farm. Or you can map out your own route…lol…Ugh, I failed, horribly at map reading, and Siri is my best friend…
I am not going to divide you out into time slots, so just line up, and I will deliver the goods to your cars.
If you are new to the market, and want to put a card on file, please call me, today! 937-926-4833.
If you need a Friday pick up, at the greenhouse, between 10am-12pm, please let me know if you are not already set up for Friday pickup!
If you are a new customer, to us, from the Hippie and the Farmer’s partnership with Clem N Thyme Nutrition, I will be delivering your orders to their Yellow Springs farm offices, Friday, after 1pm! AND…I definitely need card information for you guys!!
If you are coming to market pick up for the first time, at the farm, the address is 1645 St. Rt. 54, Urbana. Just in case Siri is also your best friend…
Much love, many thanks, and I look forward to seeing all of you, tomorrow, between 4pm-6pm!