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Don’t forget to place your order this week. Spinach, carrots, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, arugula, fresh herbs, and so much more! Enjoy healthy eating and support local farmers!

Swainsboro, GA:  MARKET IS OPEN

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the late opening. The market is now open. The Friday Downtown farmers market on the square in Swainsboro will be closed this week for prom students. If you would like to get items this week, please do so online. Pickup will be back at Crossroads Cafe this week as well

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market Closes Wednesday @ NOON - Geraldson Orders due by 3PM Tuesday

There is still time to shop!

Market Closes Wednesday @ NOON

Just a friendly reminder to place your order now so you don’t miss this week’s Market offerings. PLEASE NOTE: YOUR DEADLINE TO ORDER FROM GERALDSON COMMUNITY FARM (GCF) IS TUESDAY 3PM 3PM 3PM 3PM

It’s every urban farmer’s dream come true! Offshore Seafood Co. processing plant, located at around 25th & 25th in St. Petersburg, generates fish scraps of skins and backbones (with NO heads) that they want to recycle FREE into the local garden community. They fill Five 44 gallon trash cans, 180 lbs. each of scraps each per week. In season, it’s double that. The scraps are kept refrigerated at 35 degrees. I have seen it with my own eyes and it is excellent quality. They need to move it all out NOW. If you know someone who wants to compost fish scraps or bury them deep into a home vegetable garden or commercial garden or for any other use they can think of, please direct them to call Offshore Seafood to make arrangements to pickup as much, or as little, as needed. They want it all gone asap! It seems a waste if we can’t put it to good use for FREE soil nutrients. Call Offshore Seafood’s office at 727-329-8848 or Kris Sahr’s cell at 727-459-3470 to make arrangements for pickup. Info on composting fish. ALSO, contact local extension service agency on how to compost fish properly.

TIME CHANGED TO EARLY IN THE DAY==>"SUMMER VEGETABLE GROWING IN ST. PETERSBURG" on May 11th, 8 AM Details are on Calendar of Events. This will be held every Second Saturday of the month and is open to the public. RSVPS are required and will help determine if the class will be held. Bring your friends and save $10 each on this valuable experience! You can now pre-purchase this workshop on our Market. This class makes a great gift for any occasion! RSVPs now being accepted.

FRESH FRIDAY CO-OPS BELOW! WE DELIVER ON FRIDAY TO YOUR HOME, OFFICE, OR A CO-OP NEAR YOU Please tell your friends! Interested in joining one or forming a co-op in your neighborhood? Please call Tina at 727-515-9469. You need only one other person beside yourself to become a co-op and qualify for discounted delivery. JUST LOOK AT ALL THESE LOCATIONS! Details on co-ops….

  • Clearwater in vicinity of Lakeview Rd. & S. Keene Road
  • Brightwater Community in the vicinity of 4th St. N. & 112th Ave. N
  • CVS Pharmacy parking lot at 54th Ave. S. & US 19 S.
  • CVS Pharmacy parking lot at Starkey Road & Park Blvd.
  • Derby Lane parking lot on St. Pete side of Gandy Bridge
  • Disston Heights neighborhood near 24th Ave. N. & 51st St. N.
  • Edgemoor neighborhood at west end of Southwest Blvd.
  • Girls Inc. in Pinellas Park at 7700 61st St. N.
  • Gulfport Library at 5501 28th Ave. S.
  • 1- Historic Old Northeast neighborhood near 9th Ave. N.E. & Bay St. N.E.
  • 2- Historic Old Northeast neighborhood near 24th Ave. N. & 13th St. N.
  • Jungle Terrace neighborhood near 28th Ave. N & 80th St. N.
  • Magnolia Heights in vicinity of 32nd Ave. N. & 10th St. N.
  • Maximo neighborhood in vicinity of 45th Ave. S. & 35th Way S.
  • Northeast Park neighborhood near 8th St. N.E. & 38th Ave. N.E.
  • Northwest Park neighborhood near 26th Ave. N. & 56th Way N.
  • Old Southeast neighborhood near 17 Ave. S.E. and Bay St. S.E.
  • Pasadena Ave. & Gulfport Blvd. (Publix parking lot)
  • Shore Acres in vicinity of 52 Ave. N.E. & 14th St. N.E.
  • Tyrone Park in the vicinity of 61st St. N. & 9th Ave. N.
  • Ulmerton & Starkey Road (Rally station)
  • Vicinity of 49th Street N. & US 19 (site tbd)

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to expand our delivery network and attract like-minded folks who want the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced CHEMICAL-FREE foods possible!

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Laying Hens, Vegetable Seedlings, and Flower Bouquets

Hi everyone!

Wayne Dillar is selling laying hens this week, and a moveable chicken coop as well! Look for them under the Livestock category. If you have any questions about raising chickens, ask any of our egg producers. I highly recommend Gail Damerow’s book Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens.

Double tree is selling seedlings this week: Pac choi, Broccoli, Cabbage, and Tomato!

Petalland has flower bouquets for sale: a wonderful addition to your office or home.

Deep-Set Farm has a lot of watercress, and Grundy Greens has Bibb lettuce heads for sale.

Skim the categories on the left to check out the soaps and lotions, sprouts, edible flowers, baked goods, meat, etc.

In case you are a new customer or haven’t ordered in a while: you must continue to check out on the upper left of the page to finish your order.

Tullahoma Locally Grown Market

Order before Wednesday at noon. Pick up Thursday 4:15-6.


P.S. Thursday is also the next GitFit! Tullahoma meeting, join us at City Hall 5pm.

CAFE:  April turns


April turns

Dear members.

For the last 2 market cycles I have been mostly on the road and in the air, and it is good to be back! Of course I mourn the fact that I missed 9 full days of full-throttle Spring, which can never be recaptured. Aside from family and friends one of the things I missed most while I was away were my foods! Spending time in both Boston and LA, two cities I think of as being in the forefront of sustainable ag and local sourcing, no one I talked to knew of a market as well developed as CAFÉ. So, in an effort to make up for my absence I am about to make my third order of this cycle (keep thinking of more yummy things I missed)!

Now I want to begin to prepare you for some new developments at CAFÉ. Soon we will be switching our market webpage to a new software platform. We will no longer be a We are confident that you will like the new site better because it will offer more options, better service, feedback opportunities, and more. However, it will be a major change and so there will need to be adjustments made by all. Elian and I are beginning training sessions for the new system and will make the transition as soon as possible, hopefully before our growers reach their full expansion of production for the season. We will be giving you more information about this soon.

As you plan your week, consider the following event if you are free Wednesday after lunchtime:

JoAnn Brewer from the Clemson Cooperative Extension will present a free program on Fruit and Vegetable Gardening in a Small Space at 1 p.m. April 17 at the Village Branch Library, 124 N. Katherine St., Pickens. Call 864-898-5747.

And don’t forget to attend all or part of Thrive: A Conscious Health Experience, this coming Saturday between 10 and 4. See Weekly Updates or this link for more info on Thrive:

Forget to order, or, like me, ordered but forgot something? The CAFÉ Market is open until noon.

Eat well to stay well! Lance

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Apr. 15, 2013

Message from Market Manager

If so, are you interested in volunteering WEEKLY for our Market on Wednesdays from 7PM to 830PM or Thursdays from noon to 4PM? Please call Tina at 727-515-9469 for details. As St. Petersburg spreads its wings into urban agriculture enterprises, this skill will be greatly needed!

The deadline for ordering from Geraldson Community Farm (GCF) is your choice of either Monday 8PM OR Tuesday 3PM. You will have a far better chance of getting what you order from GCF if you order by Monday 8PM. Call Market Manager if you need help with a strategy. 727-515-9469.


Whenever you need a gift for a special occasion, please consider the unique and healthy options our Market can offer YEAR-ROUND! These are local small businesses, many of which can be found ONLY on our online Market at

  • Chef Roux’s Gluten Free Chocolate Cake from GateauOChocolat (variety of pates too!)
  • Pink Himalayan Salt Bricks from Savory Spice Shop
  • A Market Gift Certificate from St. Pete Locally Grown (minimum $5)
  • Organic Sprouted Breads from 20 Shekels Bread
  • Seasonal Remedies from Imperial Gardens (raw desserts too!)
  • Fresh Chevre Torte from The Dancing Goat (soaps too!)
  • Workshop on “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” from Nathan’s Natural Veggies
  • Fresh cut Aloe Leaves from Sustainable Me
  • Locally roasted coffees from Java Planet Organic Coffee Roasters
  • Prepare a platter of Fresh Key West Shrimp from Offshore Seafood Company
  • Gluten-Free Maple Nut Granola from Mindful Meals Whole Personal Chef
  • Curry Tree Leaves from Brenon’s Homegrown
  • Cuban Oregano from The Faith House
  • Lip Balms & Soaps from Rebecca’s Bees
  • A healthy tray of Wheatgrass Micro Greens from Urban Greens
  • Ghost Peppers from Barchie Farms
  • Habanero Peppers from Velouria Farms
  • Herbal Teas & Pain Management Remedies from Herbalwise (other Remedies too!)
  • Walking Iris plant from Affordable Plants by Nathan
  • Crystallized Ginger from Organically Inclined
  • 28 pounds of goodness from Jane’s Earthworm Castings

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CUSTOMERS! Once you have submitted your order, if in doubt about what you owe, you can always confirm what you have been charged for by checking your account history and viewing your most current invoice. Instructions on how to do that are on our Q&A page under the question entitled Since you don’t provide an invoice with delivery, how do I know what I owe? . Also, since your vegetables are picked fresh within 24 hours of delivery, they should be lasting for WEEKS in your refrigerator. When you accept delivery, please take a few minutes to inspect your order to protect your vegetables from unnecessary spoilage. Lastly, it is imperative that you understand our policy on Unclaimed Orders found on our Q&A page. When you make a purchase you are agreeing to abide by this policy.

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Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

Here is your invitation to volunteer in Nathan’s garden. No RSVPs are needed! This is a great time to get exposed to local organic gardening and gain experience maintaining a summer garden in St. Petersburg. Call Nathan at 727-403-1655 if you have any questions or need directions.

Sponsored by St. Pete Locally Grown, potluck socials are held on the 4th Saturday of each month. These events are held exclusively for actively participating Market customers, growers, and volunteers and are meant to create a social atmosphere in which to network, share resources and experiences. See Evite for speaker details. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW. Please note that—starting in MAY—we will have a change in venue for our meeting, close to our home on 54th Ave. N. Details will come!

NATURAL PROBIOTIC SODA / WATER KEFIR WORKSHOP on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 7-9 pm in Redington Shores
Learn how to make your own refreshing, bubbly soda containing over forty strains of probiotics (over 6 times more than yogurt) using water kefir. Water kefir is a traditional probiotic culture, grown and cared for by many generations who used it to ferment sweet liquid into a healthy, hydrating drink – the precursor to modern day soda. In the class we will taste different recipes including ginger ale, bottle a fermented batch, and you will start a batch of water kefir to take home and ferment your own healthy drinks. Water kefir is self propagating so once you have the basics you can make your own sodas indefinitely. Please bring to class a glass quart jar with lid for your first batch of water kefir. Workshop is $25 per person. Contact or 727-688-9069 to register and for directions.

TIME CHANGED TO EARLY IN THE DAY==>"SUMMER VEGETABLE GROWING IN ST. PETERSBURG" on May 11th, 8 AM Details are on Calendar of Events. This will be held every Second Saturday of the month and is open to the public. RSVPS are required and will help determine if the class will be held. Bring your friends and save $10 each on this valuable experience! You can now pre-purchase this workshop on our Market. This class makes a great gift for any occasion! RSVPs now being accepted.

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!

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time To Order Local Food!

Good Morning!
It’s time to order from the South Cumberland
Food Hub. We’re open till noon today. Enjoy
the sunshine!
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page


Adams Road farm market:  Food Shed is open

The Food Shed online farmers market is now open and will close Tuesday at 7:30pm with pickup on Thursday 3-7pm.

The Info~Labs series continues on Tuesdays at 5:30pm. Join us for Local, seasonal, organic; What’s the Dif? Lydia from BackYard Produce will be also cover produce codes, clean dozen, dirty dozen, gmo safety, care and tips for produce and the Summer produce subscription. Come ready to get an earful! Register on the Facebook event page and recieve a $5 gift card to BackYard Produce.

Big News is no fee in the month of April. This is brought to you by Coach Guard Custom Designs. Please check out thier website

Last but not least we want to thank you for your business. We know you have a choice and we thank you for shopping small! Small independent business is the heart and soul of communities across this nation. Small business accounts for nearly 60% of job growth and dollars spent with local business stay in our community long after the initial dollar is spent. For that we thank you. Be it the floral shop, print shop, custom graphics, food, etc. it is more important than ever to shop small. Thank you from the bottom of our gardening toes! We invite you to look around your neighborhood and check out the small businesses just in case you need their services, foods or goods.

Please check out the offerings this week, there are new food items available.

Shop small, shop local, shop slow….

Clemson SC:  Stoll Tome To Order for this weel's Drop-off

Hello folks!
Despite the fact that Donna stepped on a board and nails this week, we still plan to have the booth at Clemson Farm Fresh Market and that’s where your drop-off will be, Wed, from 11-2. If you can’t make the hours, contact us and perhaps we can match you up with someone who lives in your area, so you can pick up from them later on. We are a win-win, cooperative group, after all.
Does anyone have those three hours free to help an old lady with a bum foot? Ha, Ha! …. I would love to have a back up to help unload the van and perhaps sty and greet the students and staff at Clemson Farm Fresh Market and introduce them to a fine way of eating locally! Text me at 864-353-6-95 or email
Thanks in advance!

Upstate Locally Grown Market:  Stoll Tome To Order For This Week

Hello Folks!
There is still time to order until noon today, Monday, but remember that the early bird gets the worm. Some items sell out quickly, but there are still plenty of foods like cheeses, meat and milk that are always available. Give it a whirl. You will be glad you did.
Go to and market away!