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ALFN Local Food Club:  Updates for Food Club tomorrow...

Hey there Community,
How are ya?
Some pertinent information about Food Club tomorrow:
1) The St. Patty’s Day Parade will be going on downtown. It doesn’t start til 1pm, but there may be some detours around the River Market. Plus traffic. Be safe and (I recommend) try coming early!
2) There is a wedding reception at the church, starting at 11am. The parking lot will be fuller than usual, and we’ll be sharing the kitchen with the wedding folk. As a result, the cashier’s table will be in the hall by the water fountains.
Do not let these changes to the average Food Club upset you! Consider them opportunities for adventure!
See you tomorrow.
Sam Hedges

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Free Ticket to Conference

Hi All,

I have a FREE ticket to this year’s WAPF (Weston A. Price Foundation) Conference. My childcare fell through and my husband can’t attend. The conference is tomorrow starting at 8am. Reply to this email if you want the ticket!

Event Details:

Building Nourishing Traditions
A conference on making nutrient-dense foods work for you!
Saturday, March 16th all day (8am to 5pm)
Rancho Alegre Farm 2225 Givens Rd, Dacula, GA 30019

Registration is at 8am and Lectures begin at 8:30am with breaks and great workshops in between. I’ll email more details.


Join us for our annual Grow Your Own Fair this Thursday at the Evans Towne Farmers Market. This is probably my favorite event of the season. Come learn from area hobby farmers and gardeners about growing your own fruits, vegetables and backyard poultry. Get your hands dirty learning about earth worms, healthy soil, smart watering, herbs, bat boxes and a new way to do raised beds. Fruit trees, bushes and veggie seedlings for sale.

Augusta Locally Grown and Culinary Connections will host a one-of-a-kind, five-farm tour in mid-May. Farm visits will include White Hills Lavender Farm, Savannah River Farm, Flat Creek Cheese Dairy, Southern Native Plantings and Walker Organic Farms. Enjoy at Savannah River bbq on Saturday night and a pick-your-own cooking class on Sunday night. Cost is $75/person plus lodging. Fun, fun, fun! Space is totally limited. Tickets go on sale next week!

The Veggie Truck Team will launch the Veggie Truck Farmers Market of Harrisburg on Tuesday, March 26. Locally grown foods from Addersons Fresh Produce, IceBox Farm, Shady Creek Greens and J&L Farm will be on sale at this EBT-friendly market. Big thanks to Wholesome Wave for their generous partnership in this endeavor.

Wow. Thank you to our market patrons in Columbia County. You are really helping to create something beautiful here.

See y’all at the market on Tuesday or Thursday … or both.

Tampa Bay :  New Local & Organic farms! Go online before 11pm Monday

Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay

Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food


Seasonal Box

List to come out Monday morning

Contact Us

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Wednesday Pick-Ups"
Look for signs and cars parked in the back!

Market News


The market is now open – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till 11pm Monday night! If you would like to order special items, i.e. not a box, please put your order in ASAP!

We have brought on a few new, either certified USDA Organic or organic methods, farms – Rabbits Etc uses organic methods in Masaryktown; Geraldson Farm , a USDA organic farm out of Sarasota; as well as Windmill farms, a small backyard organic permaculture operation out of Plant City.

There are some really good items from all – from eggs to kale to tomatoes!

We try to find the most honest farmers with the healthiest & freshest food for the club as we build into an Food Cooperative.

As for items from certain farmers (Windmill, Morning Star, etc.), if there is not enough product ordered, it doesn’t always make financial sense for us to drive an hour or two to pick it up. We’ll try to communicate better with members when this happens but just wanted to give everybody a heads up.

Check out some great upcoming events down below!

Email us if you have any questions.

The boxes are now hand-selected by the customer/member instead of pre-packaged. This means the earlier you come, the more selection you’ll have for your box! Please bring your own box or reusable bag as we are running low at the coop. Also, if you have any to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.

Farm Spotlight

Rabbit Etc

We are Mike & Dee Blaha, owners of Rabbits,Etc. Our farm has been in the family for many years. Originally a 20 acre chicken farm built by Mike’s parents, Ed & Kissie Blaha in the 1940’s. The farm grew from 500 to 90,000 laying hens. Prices of eggs went down and expenses up, so the family stopped farming in 1980. We rebuilt the farm in 1992 and now farm it full time…..but this time it is to raise commercial rabbit meat and MORE, we are 21st century diversified, sustainable farmers.

We raise chemical and hormone free rabbits, chickens, eggs, sheep, cows, pigs, turkeys, Cornish hens and vegetables. Our poultry birds and foul are cage free, our cows and sheep are naturally pasture grass grazed. Our products are raised for human and pet consumption. We raise worms for bait, ornamental & tropical fish,turtles, lizards and garden composting. We also sell CWM 100, 100% composted worm manure, (worm castings). We cater to customers that want to know where their food and their pets’ food is coming from and we pride ourselves on customer service and professionalism.

Be on the lookout for Recipes under the appropriate tab on Locally Grown!

More updates to come soon!

Coming Events

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers will be marching from Fort Myers to Lakeland between March 3rd-17th, for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food, ending at the Publix Headquarters. They will be in Tampa on the 13th and 14th & in Lakeland the 17th. Join them in solidarity!

Beets & Brews
Farm to Fork Dinner
March 23rd 6:30pm until 11:30pm

A farm to fork experience presented by Geraldson Community Farm and The Roosevelt 2.0!
Just-harvested vegetarian dinner!
Live music from Jerrod Simpson of Between Bluffs, The Black Mary’s and more to come!
Art demonstrations from Tempus projects.
Beer tasting from Florida Beer Company
Community and Local Love!

Mega Health Event at Ragan Park
Saturday, March 16th 12-4PM

Get connected to the right resources to keep you healthy and fit!

Using your Brain to Save Your Hide
Native American methods of preserving skin. Tampa Free Skool event presented by Nate and Charlie of Gnarly Farms.
Saturday, March 16th at 3PM

Tampa Free Skool: The Virtuous Life
Examining the idea of virtue.
Saturday, March 16th, 7PM at Cafe Hey

Chakra Yoga at Kaleisia Tea Lounge
Sunday, March 17th from 11AM-12PM
with Kristen Prosen

Seed Bombing with Tampa Free Skool
Let’s make Tampa a little more beautiful with some guerilla gardening!
Sunday, March 17th at 2PM
RSVP Phil for directions (

Ecofeminism and Kale Chips!
Wednesday, March 20th 7PM at The Roosevelt 2.0

To register for Gretchen’s engaging and deliciously satisfying class, please email

Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Great Market Yesterday

Greetings all:

What a GREAT Market pickup we had yesterday! Thank you to all for supporting Heirloom Living Market through Lilburn Locally Grown! We are here to serve the community and love meeting and getting to know you!

Dabrielle and Bruce Wills from My Daily Bread Whole Grains Bakery joined us as “Farmers of the Week”! We had a GREAT time meeting new folks and sharing the absolutely fabulous treats, baked by Dabrielle with love and care and brought to share. I had ordered some Gluten Free Brownies that are the best brownies I have ever had! Who would have guessed that GF Brownies could taste so delicious? I also ordered some Spelt bread that, although is not strictly ‘wheat free’ is tolerable to my system — and boy am I glad I did! It is fabulous. These folks and their wonderful products are ‘top of the line’ and I cannot wait for them to return as Farmer of the Week so everyone can meet this dynamic duo that really do ’care enough to BAKE the very best"! Thank you Bruce and Dabrielle! When Market opens, please be sure and check out their wonderful offerings! We are so happy that My Daily Bread has become a part of our Heirloom Living Market Family!

A special thanks to Betsy Blankenship who worked tirelessly to set-up the Market display and help run the Market yesterday. She is a local Artisan — talented and very creative! Check her re-purposed Mason Jars — the Rosemary Candle Jar and the Peppermint Dishwashing Soap in jelly jars are so practical and make a nice addition to any kitchen. Speaking of kitchens, Betsy’s REAL job is actually designing the perfect, practical, all-you’ve-ever-dreamed-of kitchen! You can email her at or call her at 678.468.8126 – Her company name is — Max’d Out Kitchen Design!

Market will open in the morning! Have a happy Friday!

Joyful thoughts,


Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is Open

The market is now open for ordering!

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!

CLG:  CLG Pickup today 4-6pm. Bring Glass Jars.

Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Champaign, OH:  Market's open!

Thanks to Pam, Charlene and Mark for a great market tonight! We couldn’t do it without such great help guys! We love you!

Also tonight, we had a visitor taking photos for an upcoming story in Our Ohio, Farm Bureau’s magazine. We’ll tell you when we see it but should be a fun story! Can’t wait!

If you haven’t shared our market with a friend, neighbor, boss, babysitter, dog walker, hairstylist…ok, you get my point, please do! The more customers who know about us, the more our vendors will be happy with their sales and will keep producing such great items. Please spread the word for us!

Vista Marketplace:  Don't just drink GREEN BEER...

Get your GREENS at the Vista Marketplace at Whaley.
Open Saturdays from 10-2
at 701 Whaley in the Market Bldg.
Beautiful curly leafed Spinach, Beets and Beet top greens, Turnip greens and turnips, celery, mushrooms, red bliss potatoes, cantaloupe, mandarin oranges, all available this Sat.
Come for a visit!

Champaign, OH:  It's Pickup Thursday everyone!

If you ordered this week, don’t forget to pick up your items tonight! Also for those that are able to come during the first few minutes of the market, we will have company! I’ll share more later but it is someone with a camera so get ready to flash those pearly whites! See everyone later!