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I hope you’re all having a great fall so far. I hope winter stays back as long as possible. I just don’t like the cold weather!
We have a new grower on the market- Grundy Greens Farm- they are based out of Tracy City and grow hydroponic lettuce and mixed greens. The thing I love about hydroponics is that it produces such a clean and beautiful product. Not only that, but it’s tasty as well! Give their products a try- you won’t be disappointed.
We still have honey, baked goods, meat, plants, and lots of other goodies.
Healthy Harvest Breads has added back their Pumpkin Bread for the holidays. This is very moist and absolutely delicious. One of my favorite recipes. It makes a wonderful breakfast served warm with butter and a great gift for someone you know.
Here’s a note from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running two specials this week.
1) Buy 2, Get 1 free on all trade gallon pots of Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.).
2) Also, purple Wandering Jew hanging baskets are HALF-PRICE while supplies last.
Have a great week and I’ll seeya Thursday!
Thank you for supporting your local farmers and artisans!
Update on FFFN Veggies from Sunwarm
This just in from Ellen Beberman:
I am sorry, but I will not be able to deliver the veggies that you ordered this month. The hard frost last night damaged the greens and herbs, and my carrot supply was (unbeknownst to me) greatly diminished by the appetites of my spouse and his coworkers. I apologize. I am hoping to increase my production of greens and veggies for next spring.
We are offering you the opportunity to join our plattsburgh.locallygrown.net system this fall and pick up your goodies at Asgaard Farm in Ausable Forks.
The market is open for ordering through Thursday, with pickup late Saturday or other time arranged with Asgaard.
Hope you can join us, or come down to Plattsburgh to our Saturday Farmers Market in the City Recreation Center on the Old Base Oval, by the the Museums.
Welcome back! We started the indoor farmers market three weeks ago, and with the longer evenings, are getting the online aspect of the market organized. For this first week, only Rehoboth Homestead products are listed. We were not excluding others, but all the vendors are really busy and I’m the only one who likes to spend time at the computer doing things like this.
We will be opening the online market for orders on Monday nights. We will close orders at 6 p.m. on Thursday so the baker can bake, I can harvest and pack, and others can pack your orders. You can pick up your order at the market on Saturday, or pick up at either Rehoboth Homestead or at Asgaard Farm after 5 on Saturday or at a time you arrange with them. Please choose your default location in your account information. There is also a place to choose the location in your cart, but that needs to be done each time.
Rehoboth Homestead had salsas, jams, vinaigrette, and pickles made with their produce. Please keep them in mind as you look for gifts this fall.
We have delicious fresh and locally grown popcorn this week!! Just stick it in the microwave and watch it pop. Both children and adults love this kind of popcorn. It also makes great gifts for teachers and co-workers. Order fast as the supply is limited!!
I just closed the order. Pick up will be Wed., Nov. 7th at 103 Helen from 5 to 7 pm. My cell phone number is 518-418-9236 if you need to reach me that day.
Thanks a lot.
Order for the Nov. 17 CTFC pick-up is now open! Some growers are still adjusting their product listing, so be sure to check back later in the week.
Reminder that this will be the last order & pick-up before Thanksgiving. Happy holidays!
Suncoast Co-op Market news, upcoming workshops, meetings, and social events!
Membership is Ownership
For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.
- Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
- Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
- Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
- You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
- Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”
Become a member this week with a $25 investment!
Suncoast Co-op Market News
*Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.
Initiating the 10% patron fee
Starting in November we have begun adding on a 10% patron fee for all patrons using the market. We want anyone to be-able to use our online local market to order local food. If you become a part member/owner of the co-operative your 10% patron fee will get waived. This fee will be used to grow and expand our market as well as more market customer pick-up locations. We want everyone to buy into the co-op enabling us the resources to provide you with the most fresh, local, and healthy food possible on the market. You will notice this market surcharge fee when you place your order. If you are a Suncoast Co-op member your fee will be deducted at pick-up so disregard the fee on your bill and look at your total sales for you cost.
Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.
Please take our Survey
We appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill out a Survey about the co-op, your feedback helps us do a better job: Survey for the Suncoast Co-op
Eat 10% Local
We are launching a campaign advertising our co-op and for local citizens to start shifting their food budget 10% local. We hope to encourage a food Renaissance and share this vision to people of the Suncoast area becoming an edible cornucopia. We hope to engage and educate people into the local food movement via movies, book studies, and Permablitzes social activities to enhance the development of the movement.
Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. Becoming a board of director is taking on a leadership position and requires membership/ownership, while volunteering is for short term opportunities to assist the co-op and requires no membership. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email the co-op with what your most interested in assisting the co-op with at Suncoastcoop@gmail.com Put Subject: Board of Director or Volunteer to receive more information
You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
November 10th 9am-2pm
New Port Richey Public Library
5939 Main Street, New Port Richey, Florida 34652
For more information please visit http://www.pascoecofest.com/
North Pinellas Local Food Movement
Monday Nov. 12th 6:00pm
470 E. Cypress St. Tarpon Springs, FL
Join us for a get together to discuss the North Pinellas Local food movement meeting. Our agenda is to review our notes from the last meeting, establish a regular book club study, a calendar for local food documentaries to be shown, and start initiating permablitzes on land to establish edible landscapes for our members.
Victory Vegetable Gardening
November 17th 11am-2pm
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity ReStore
4131 Madison Street, New Port Richey, Florida 34652
This 3 hour workshop takes you both inside and outside into the Habitat for Humanity’s Kinship garden. $30 for the workshop; $15 for Suncoast Co-op members. If you are financially unable to pay for the classes contact us for volunteer time bank hours you can trade volunteering in Kinship Garden for workshop. During the workshop you will learn how plants work, how to create thriving soils out of Florida sand, Pest identification, different styles of gardening, as well as planting schedule for Florida gardeners. Come to the class and receive free edible plants! Proceeds of the workshop will benefit both Habitat for Humanity’s mission and the Suncoast Co-op’s goals as well of making an edible New Port Richey.
Introduction to Permaculture
November 24th 11am-2pm
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity ReStore
4131 Madison Street, New Port Richey, Florida 34652
This 3 hour workshop gives you an in depth introduction to permaculture. $30 for workshop; $15 for Suncoast co-op members If you are financially unable to pay for the classes contact us for volunteer time bank hours you can trade volunteering in Kinship Garden for workshop. This introductory course to Permaculture will give you the design tools to start designing your home to be more conscious for creating a sustainable human habitats. Learn how to connect different pieces of the puzzle with your garden to
increase fertility. Learn about the founders of permaculture, permaculture concepts from around the world, and how you can design your own permaculture homestead. Learn a step by step process of growing your very own food forest here in Florida! Come to the class and receive free edible plants! Proceeds of the workshop will benefit both Habitat for Humanity’s mission and the Suncoast Co-op’s goals as well of making an edible New Port Richey.
Holiday Boat Parade Fundraiser
Saturday, December 1, 2012 3:00pm
6410 River Road New Port Richey, FL
Come join the Suncoast Co-op at Barbara’s house along the river in Downtown New Port Richey for watching the New Port Richey boat parade. We will have short discussions about growing food locally, Permaculture, and the worker owned cooperative. Join us for a silent auction as well as raffle drawings for gifts from businesses in the community. This event is a pot-luck and BYOB, bring your own plates, utensils, and tables/chairs if you have them. A great family event to learn about local food and how we can all work cooperatively towards the growth of a local food economy making New Port Richey an edible city.
Every Saturday 10am-2pm Suncoast Cafe
West Pasco Habitat For Humanity 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey, FL
Every Sunday 9am-3pm Tarpon Market
Tarpon Sunday Market Alt. US 19 and Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL
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!
Reminder! Ordering is still open, CLICK HERE, until Monday at 5pm for Wednesday options! We don’t have a Wednesday pickup option for the winter season, so form a buying group and we’ll deliver to your office!
This season has brought a few new vendors to the market – make sure you check them out and become familiar with their products (ie: taste test)! All of our vendors are committed to providing sustainably produced products that adhere to all food safety guidelines. We want to be selling you more and more good stuff every year!
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