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Madison GA:  madison 11-11-2012 fresh produce

Fresh produce available for order.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell and Other Updates

The market is open for ordering. To place an order, visit Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.

A Message From Crimmins Family Farm
Just wanted to let the market know that after this week’s listing, we will be taking a two week break and recuperate!! We won’t list again until Sunday, December 2 (for pickup on Dec. 7)
We currently have ~30 items listed, many greens, lettuce, sweet potatoes, etc. If folks are interested in our ‘Perry county’ organic produce for both pre-Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving day meals, this would be the week to order.
Anyway, just an FYI and thanks for all ya’ll do. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
God bless,
Chuck Crimmins

TEDxTalk At Hendrix College
I am writing on behalf of TEDxHendrixCollege, a student organization at Hendrix that hosts conversation surrounding the amazing talks found at If you are unfamiliar with TED, it is an international nonprofit committed to ideas worth spreading. In their annual conferences they bring together remarkable people to talk about their work in the areas of technology, entertainment, design, the arts, non-profits, and many others. These talks are made available online for free to the global community. TEDx means an independently organized TED event. Each month our organization hosts a discussion surrounding a certain topic, moderated by a professor or community member who is an expert.
It is an important goal for our organization to not just hold conversations for Hendrix students, but also for Conway community members. We want bridge the gab between Hendrix and Conway to get the most diverse group of opinions on the subject. On Thursday November 15th at 7:00 PM, we will be hosting an event on the Hendrix campus surround the question, “What is Beauty?” Art History professor Rod Miller will moderate the discussion. We would be honored if you and the members of Conway Locally Grown would join us for this event. It will be held in the Mills Center for Social Sciences just North of the campus auditorium and South of the library off Washington Ave. There will be a short reception after the event where you can meet students and continue the discussion. We hope you will be able to join us!
Natalie Levine

Urban Farming Project Kicks Off Fundraiser
On October 24th the Urban Farming Project launched an exciting Kickstarter project. Their goal is to raise $5000 in 30 days. This will go towards purchasing a 2000 gallon water tank with a timed, drip irrigation system.
For the whole story click here.

What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Since its launch on April 28, 2009, Kickstarter has helped raise over $350 million that has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 30,000 creative projects.

Building Community Around Food
This week we raised $15 for the Conway Locally Grown Community Fund, a micro lending program that will fund sustainable and community oriented projects. So far we have raised $1740.40 for our next round of Community Fund investments. We plan to start taking applications for the next round of funding in December. To read more about how the CLG Community Fund works, visit our and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Food Pantry Donations
This week CLG Members raised $35 for the food pantry! This year we have raised $1912.35 for the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry.

Have a great day!

Cumberland County, TN:  CSFM's last week

The Cumberland Sustainable Farmers Market is now open for the final week of the 2012 season.

We are considering hosting a one week holiday market in December, we’ll announce dates and time in a later post.

Thanks for supporting your local farmers!

Tampa Bay :  Tickets Close Tonight - Farm to Fork Dinner for Charity Monday 5:30pm

Hey Everyone,

Just a reminder that tonight is your final chance to buy tickets online – we only have a few left. Don’t forget about the event afterwards – $1 of every drink is going to go toward community stepping stones!


We’re raising funds for the Green Springs mobile market & delivery – where Birdhouse in cooperation with CSS will be working to increase food access and combat childhood obesity in Sulphur Springs.

Buy your tickets here tickets are $60 for four courses & beer pairing!

Here’s the menu – there are vegan/vegetarian options for the dinner of course – and EVERYTHING is gluten free!

Cigar City beer in a can will be paired with each meal!

Florida Charcuterie
White Rabbit Pate from the White Plantation with Regional Seasonal Pickled Veggies, Local Water Buffalo Robiola Buffalina, Seminole Heights Jam & Willow Curried Mustard – 20 Shekels Pumpernickel Raison Loaf

Soup & Salad
FL Sweet Corn Rissotto with My Mothers Garden Cayenne Bacon, Barefoot Farmer Calabaza Pumpkin & Willow Greens (RSVP for Vegan/Vegetarian)

All Florida Roasted Goldens Beets, Watermelon Radish, Ginger Portabella’s drizzled with Seminole Heights Honey and Pickled Baby Carrots

Main Dish
“Coney Island Baby” White Plantation Rabbit Roulade with a White Chocolate Mole, Lime & Organic Cassava Fritter & Smoked Chilie Jam (RSVP for Vegan/Vegetarian)

Vanilla bean & Local Citrus Panna Cotta with Sage Lavender Lemon Cello Syrup

Info on the producers:
Local Roots
Willow’s Herbal Delights
My Mothers Garden
20 Shekels Bread

Buy your ticket asap – there’s actually only 28 tickets left!

Buy yours now and get to meet some of our producers listed above.

If you can’t make it to the dinner, come around 7:45 and drink a beer for the cause till 11pm – the DJ is gonna keep everything going along with the Blue Bird Book Bus

Hope to see you there.

Email if you have any questions.

Birdhouse Team

Swainsboro, GA:  MARKET IS OPEN

Hi everyone. Hope you are all having a safe and nice weekend. Take a few minutes and view what we have to offer this week and have a great week!
*******************Market will not be open next week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Tell all your friends about Locally Grown and let’s make this a success.

Karen Childress:  Market is Open for Ordering!

Market is now open for orders to be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 5:00 p.m. at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.
Thanks to one and all for a hugely successful first week. Last week’s customer prize, (market note-cards with paintings by Ginny Wall) was given to Julianne Rowland. Good Forks Farms has something in store for this week’s lucky winner. Who knows, it might be YOU!

See you Wednesday…Heidi & Charles

Local Farms First:  Last day to order local! Napa Cabbage...

Greetings local food lovers!

It’s your last day to order local before Thanksgiving!

Go green while you still can and try some green or Napa cabbage this week from Zephyros Farms.

There’s still a cornucopia of produce available so snatch it up for all your sides while you still can!

Please note: We will be closed Thanksgiving week so this is your chance to order local products for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website:

ALFN Local Food Club:  Best Turkey of all Time

OK. So my family came together for an early Thanksgiving celebration (plane tickets are cheaper, less Holiday craze; try it some time), and Falling Sky Farm was kind enough to sell us one of their turkeys a little ahead of schedule. My dad brined and roasted the turkey according to their recipe, and now I have to announce that this was the best turkey I have ever tasted. It was phenomenal. And this is your last chance to reserve a turkey! Do your family a favor!

I’ve also got a few good guides to greens here for you, recipes included. There are so many varieties on our market that it can be quite overwhelming. Hopefully these guides (Number One, Number Two) will help you make your purchasing decisions.

It’s also time to think about what locally grown goodness you want for your Thanksgiving feast. What you order now you will get next weekend, i.e., the weekend before Thanksgiving. We’ve got plenty of holiday staples: pecans, sweet potatoes, greens, ham, turkey, artisan cheese, honey, apples, artisan bread. I think it’s of paramount importance to feed you and yours the right kind of food on a day meant to give thanks.

Last but not least, I have two announcements from our grower community: (1) “Turtle Rock Farms is very sorry for the issue concerning their 1/2 chickens. TRF is out of chickens and tried to make them unavailable repeatedly, yet a software error kept making them available. The error was caught when orders were sent out to them each week. We were able to verify the error and have since deleted the item permanently. Lastly, TRF is out of all items currently and will not return to the market until 2013. Thank you for your support and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.” It was indeed a software issue, and we apologize for those of you whose orders were not fulfilled by no fault of Turtle Rock’s. And (2), from Chuck Crimmins, “just wanted to let the market know that after this week’s listing, we will be taking a two week break and recuperate!! We won’t list again until Sunday, December 2 (for pickup on Dec. 8) We currently have ~30 items listed, many greens, lettuce, sweet potatoes, etc. If folks are interested in our ‘Perry county’ organic produce for both pre-Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving day meals, this would be the week to order.”

So check out our market, order up and get some clothes with a bigger waste line ready!
Sam Hedges

Champaign, OH:  Turkey Day Plans

Good morning locavores! After much discussion we have decided to close the market the week of Thanksgiving NEXT week so we wanted you think about your market needs THIS week a bit early. Do you have company coming or need to take a special dish to someone else’s home? Need extra milk for those scrumptious mashed potatoes or squash dishes? Be thinking of your needs now as the market goes live tonight at 8 and will be open til 8 on Tuesday evening with pickup on Thursday eve. We will be off next week so we can all spend time with family. If you get in a pinch and need product please contact the vendor directly to make other arrangements.

Another note about shopping locally…I am issuing another challenge to see how many of your holiday shopping needs can be found locally. Perhaps it is a gift certificate to a restaurant like Paradiso in Urbana that supports the local food system or one to Everyday Organics that stocks local products? How about the gift of Hemisphere Coffee beans to your Aunt Betty or even a gift certificate to our own Champaign Locally Grown to Grandpa Bob? Did you know you could gift money into a loved one’s account? Yep can do! Start thinking about how your dollars used locally stay local! Happy eating everyone!

Russellville Community Market:  It's Ordering Time!

It’s the best time of the week—ordering time at the market!

As most of you probably noticed, the market was insanely busy last week! I’m proud to announce that this is because last week, as far as I can tell from the books, was Russellville Community Market’s best week we’ve ever had! We owe this happening to you, the dedicated customers. So, thank you very much.

In other news, I’d like to welcome Baker’s Creek Heritage Farm to RCM. They joined us last week and are currently selling eggs (yay!) through the market. Also, Holland Family Farm recently joined RCM and sell honey and their produce currently. A big welcome to them as well!

Thanks again to everyone for your support of RCM! See you Thursday!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market