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Champaign, OH:  Open for business!

Here we go again! We are open and ready for business!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is OPEN & Giveaway From Mimi's Mountain Home

The market is now open for ordering!

Please place your orders before 5pm on Sunday.

From Mimi’s Mountain Home: We’re having a GIVEAWAY this week! To win, all you have to do is go to our Facebook page ( and LIKE us. BUT…in order to be entered, you also have to SUBSCRIBE to our updates! Simple as that. If you already LIKE our page, just SUBSCRIBE and you’ll be entered. For your time, you’ll be entered into a contest where you can win an OUTDOOR LIVING KIT! This kit includes a 2 lb. Citronella candle, our handmade, all-natural, non-nano-zinc sunscreen (you choose the SPF), and our great spray that helps to keep the mosquitos away. For those who don’t win the grand prize, we’ll also have two additional prizes, which will be our all-natural, non-nano-zinc sunscreen (you choose the SPF). This FREE GIVEAWAY is a great way to start enjoying the summer!

If you are supposed to receive a credit this week it will be entered into the system this weekend and will be reflected in your total when you pick up on Tuesday.

Thank you for supporting our local farmers and vendors!

Local Farms First:  The Market is Open! 'Grow Your Roots' with Local Food!

Greetings local food lovers!

The Market is Open!

We brought over a beautiful bounty from Delicious Orchards, The Living Farm, Big Kids Farm and Avalanche Goat Cheese for the Mountain Roots Food Project Back To Your Roots! Pre-Season Kick Off Local Foods Dinner.

Give yourself a night off from cooking and still enjoy and support local food! Featuring a delicious, locally-sourced dinner with apps, mains, sides, and desserts, a silent auction, and live music from The New Folk.

Tomorrow, Friday May 17th
6 p.m. at Montanya Distillers in Crested Butte
$10 suggested donation. Cash Bar – Montanya Distillers will donate $2 per drink to Mountain Roots!

Hope to see you all there!

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
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Champaign, OH:  It's a beaut!

Just a reminder if you had an order tonight to be sure and pick it up between 4:30 and 6:30! Thank you! You’ll be seeing the smiling faces of Michelle and a repeat performance by Pam and Charlene! Thanks ladies!

Fisher's Produce:  Asparagus Sale!!

We have ALOT of asparagus available this week, especially our discount “seconds” asparagus. We ran short on it last week, but we will bring at least 100 pounds to market this week.

seconds: 10 lb for $10.00 or 20 lb for 15.00.
bunched premium: 3.00/lb or 4lb for 10.00
bagged shorts: 5 lb for 10.00

Note to OKLAHOMA CITY friends:

I will be delivery to Oklahoma Food Coop at the Old Farmers Market building later this morning. If you want any asparagus, please call me. I may have extra available with me.

Fisher's Produce:  Delivery Today

Delivery Today! We have alot vegetables available this week.

This week’s CSA selection will likely include:

Your choice of:
Broccoli or Asparagus
Lettuce Mix or Spinach
Radishes or Turnips
Leeks and early fresh onions
A large Napa Cabbage
A head of Lettuce
Possibly few herbs (such as parsley and Cilantro)

We will be bringing some extra kale and collards if you want to swap anything out for them.

Next week we plan to finally have beets and carrots!!!

Luke and Chantee

Palouse Grown Market:  The PGM Market is OPEN!!!!!

Friday,May 17th 2013

The Market is open!

New this week: check out the plant starts from Affinity Farms, plus grass fed meats from Palouse Prairie Farms.

Like us on our new Facebook page.

“The homegrown tomato requires no fuel in its transport, no packaging to be sent to the landfill, no political decisions about who will be allowed to work the fields or what level of pollutants is acceptable in our groundwater.”
-John Jeavons, How to Grow More Vegetables


2 apples, cored
2 pears, cored
1 lemon, juiced
2-3 cups of water
1 cup of sorrel leaves
2 cups of chopped kale, swiss chard or collard greens
1/2 cup dandelion leaves (sometimes we put more)

Blend well in Vita-mix or blender

See you Tuesday!

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  New Classes Starting Now!

The Market is open Thursday 9am – Monday 9am. After that, ordering is disabled. Pick-up your order Tuesday 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

May 16th, 2013

Dear Market Customer,

Beautiful spring weather has firmly taken hold and summertime is quickly approaching. That means it’s a great time to take advantage of all the wonderful local and nutrient-dense products Gwinnett County farmers have to offer.

Rancho Alegre Farm is proud to feature locally grown products, and if we haven’t told you lately, we appreciate all our market’s customers!


Here’s a quick update on what we’ve been up to:

We had a great class this past Friday on using essential oils to alleviate stress and anxiety. Essential oils have a wide range of uses, from skin treatments to green cleaning products. Due to a large amount of interest in this great topic, we’re going to continue this free class on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Come join us!

Our volunteers are the best! The group of volunteers working in the garden at Rancho Alegre Farms is headed by two very experienced gardeners, so if you’re interested in sharing your expertise or learning some new tricks we’d love to have you add to our enthusiastic group. No matter what your experience level is, let us know if you’d like to join in the fun!

"Why is there such a big difference in the sizes and colors of your eggs?" We’ve been hearing that question a lot lately at Rancho Alegre Farms, so we thought we’d try to put that to rest here: We have several different vendors that provide us eggs, and they all have different breeds of hens of varying ages. Some vendors provide mostly brown eggs and some provide mostly white eggs. Also, as chickens grow older, they begin to grow larger eggs. But don’t worry, they are all good eggs!

Attention horse and livestock owners: Johnston Family Farms has hay! Horse-quality oat hay rolls (4×5 ft.) are available for $40 for pick-up in Newborn. Russell Johnston guarantees the hay is free of weeds and says his crew can deliver if you can’t make it to Newborn.

From Mimi’s Mountain Home is dropping back to every-other-week participation in our Gwinnett Locally Grown farmers market. Make sure you order From Mimi’s Mountain Home’s selection now for pick-up the week after next.

Summer Camps Here at Rancho Alegre Farm

Our first summer camp session this year, "A Day at the Farm", starts June 10, and registration is open now! If you are looking for an educational, interactive, and FUN experience for your children this summer, then enroll them now in our of our summer camp sessions. It sure is an experience like no other!

Also, sibling discounts are available!

To download the summer camp flyer, click here. To enroll, click here.

Happy Shopping!

Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm
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Gallup, NM:  Market Open

! Now Accepting Credit Cards online for easy payment !

Pick-up is from 3 P.M. to 7 P. M. each Tuesday afternoon, customers can pick-up their goods at the new DOWNTOWN location BEHIND, 213 W. Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301.

This is the lot that is just east of the pedestrian mall between Coal and Aztec, next to where the farmers market takes place.

It may be best to park in the small lot off of Aztec, or in the larger lot near the courthouse.


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Local Farms First:  Order Pick Up Reminder!

Greetings local food lovers!

Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM!

Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is now at Montanya Distillery, 130 Elk Avenue.

Gunnison: Upstairs at the ORE Office (202 E. Georgia).

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
Market Manager – a 501c3 non-profit
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