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ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Closes Tomorrow!

The market closes tomorrow! Get your order in! There’s a fable about the boy who forgot to order before the market closed, but I can’t remember it. Just let it be known, he met a grim fate!
Sam Hedges

Plattsburgh Online Ordering:  The season shifts

The last few years we have been able to harvest from the field right up to Thanksgiving. Then winter gets serious, and we rely on what is in our hoophouses. The hardy greens – arugula, kale, asian greens, can be harvested if they are not frozen. Since the hoophouses warm up nicely with a little sunshine, we usually have a day a week all winter that we can harvest them.

We took down the Route 9 hoophouse over Thanksgiving and re-assembled it over salad greens growing up by the old hoophouse, but we don’t have the plastic and end walls on yet. The forecast is not for open air thawing, so I don’t know if we will have arugula and salad mix this week. I do have spinach in the old hoophouse, and a good supply of kale and chard available for greens.I think I’ll have a good supply of the lettuces.

I am hoping for a 40s and sunny day because there is a lot of good salad mix and arugula still where the Route 9 hoophouse was and where I had a bed protected by row cover (which I took up before the row cover froze to the ground).

At least I am getting the garage cleaned out, organizing my market supplies, etc. But it is amazing the difference sunshine makes. Monday morning was just miserable nasty brrrrrrr, but as soon as the sun came out it was pleasant outside, or in the garage with the door open. We moved the pallet of cover crop seed out to the feed trailer (which is not as full of feed this time of year), took wax off some bee frames and stored them away, etc. More sorting and organizing to do before we bring the golf cart inside for winter (blocking access to shelves to sort), and Sunday afternoon I dug a lot more carrots which need to have the tops snapped off and be washed. It seems a little pointless – I am sure I have more carrots harvested than we will sell, but … And I did get more of the nice white and red carrots that we were short of.

Have a great week.

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market closes tonight at midnight!

There’s still time to order! This is your opportunity each week to enjoy the great local foods you find at the Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market during the regular season.

Don’t forget to pick up your order on Thursday afternoons, at the location you selected, between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Also, please be sure the phone number on your account is a number where we can reach you. All customers who have not picked up their orders by 5:50 p.m. will receive a courtesy reminder call. Orders cannot be left at either location for a later pickup, so be sure when you place your order that you are available to pick it up or can send someone else.

Thank you for your support of local food producers! What a great way to enjoy better food!

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm Week of Nov 25 2012

List of available produce and online ordering at

Consistently cool even slightly below freezing at night, but mild compared to norms. We’ve covered a few crops in the outdoor garden, like kale and spinach, carrots, to extend their season.
One new addition this week is claytonia, a mild salad green, aka Miners Lettuce. Good to add to salads or eat fresh with a vinaigrette.

Nicole Foss talk this friday is generating a lot of interest, I am optimistic we will fill the room (about 50 capacity) at the Lions Community Centre.

See this link for an investigation of the way public opinion about the safety of sugar has been managed by the sugar industry.

Vista Marketplace:  The Whaley Market Re-Opening

Starting this Saturday come attend the “Porch Party” at The Market At Whaley, have a little Brunch and do some shopping! Lots of Holiday Gifts.
Open from 10:00am to 2:00pm each Saturday.
The Menu this week will be Liz’s famous Chicken n’ Dumplins, Candied Pecan Salad with Cranberries and Blue Cheese, dressed with our Market Dressing, Tomato Basil Soup with a Pimiento Cheese Croissant, Coffee and Tea.

Dothan, Alabama:  Holiday Market begins Friday...

It’s that most wonderful time of the year! Make your holiday shopping easy, fun and local! We have the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!
During the holidays, The Bread Lady will ONLY have pre-ordered items…be sure to get your order in for her delicious breads, rolls and sweets. Bread mixes make great gifts! Another super gift idea is Lynn’s pottery: mugs, bowls and more!
Farmers Daughters will sell Pine Top Farms Satsumas. The best Satsumas in the Wiregrass are Sweet, juicy, seedless and tree-ripened.
See you Friday…keep it fresh local and merry!

Susan & Amanda

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Nov. 26, 2012

Please make all checks payable to “STPETE LOCALLY GROWN”. Thank you!

Message from Market Manager

We will begin holding potluck socials on the 4th Saturday of each month, starting January 26, 2013. These events will be 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. Each event will include a brief informational lecture on subjects relevant to our group, including community building, growing and preparing food, health practices, to name a few. Presenters for the January potluck are Clark & Peggy Tibbits on “Intentional Community Living: 30 Years Experience”. More details will follow and RSVPs will be requested via Evite.

Just a friendly reminder that we cannot always issue a refund when a customer does not read a product description before purchasing. Our Growers invest time to put this info together so you can get better use from what you buy. Remember you can always contact the Market Manager prior to purchasing if you don’t have sufficient info. Call Tina at 727-515-9469. We are also open to your email suggestions for improvement.

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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NATHAN’S SATURDAY WORKSHOP “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” will resume on the 2nd Saturday of each month, starting on Jan. 12th from 1 – 3 PM. Details on curriculum will not change and will be posted closer to the date.

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!

Mid-Georgia:  Heron Bay Farmers' Market

Dear All,

We are suspending the Heron Bay Farmers’ Market until sometime in January when we should be up and running with a new format as follows:

The market will be quite different from our usual. All orders MUST be made through our website

and MUST be completed by Thur 10 p.m.

We will deliver your order to Cannongate Parking lot each Saturday at 4 p.m. starting in January (actual date to be determined).

The delivery time will be limited to only 45 minutes, so please be prompt. We will not set up tents but most vendors will have some extras.

It is important to order through the website since this gives us time to put together your order and to make delivery efficient. All products that will be available for delivery will be updated and listed by Mon 10 p.m. when ordering can begin for the following Sat. delivery.

In order to place an order, you MUST open an account within the website. Once you have an account you will get a weekly update by email on what’s available and any modifications of location or times that might be needed. Please encourage your neighbors to sign up. We DO NOT sell, share of give out your personal information. The only one who knows or has access to “your” information is me (Bill), no other vendors.

Thanks for your patronage this past year, we look forward to the new format and more moisture which will help us grow more crops and be more consistent than we were able to be this past year.

We are grateful to Cannongate, Heron Bay, and Mikala Carver and her team at the Lodge for making this market available to you.

Have very Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas and Healthy New Year!


The Sell Farm, LLC

Bob James
The James Family Farm

Sharon Fox
Fox Hollow Farm

Lynn Batchelor
Wally Bees Honey

ALFN Local Food Club:  3-Buddy's Shiitake Mushrooms

It’s been a long while, but 3-Buddy’s Berry & Mushroom Farm has their fall crop of Shiitake Mushrooms available! Chemical-free, grown on oak logs, tender and delicious! For some good recipes, I recommend Googling Shiitake Mushrooms Martha Stewart Recipes.

Tampa Bay :  Tri Color Carrots, Beets & Broccoli! Order by Tues night 11pm!

Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay

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

Seasonal Box

FL Sweet Corn- Long & Scott Farm
Heirloom Beets – Tomazin Farm
Broccoli – Tomazin Farm
Heirloom Carrots – Tomazin Farm
Collard Greens – Tomazin
Portabella – Monterey Mushroom

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Market News

Hi Foodies!

The Birdhouse finally has again farm fresh eggs available (for pet consumption only of course), of which are coming from Ocoee FL – Lake Meadow Naturals Farm. Check them out by clicking here

Also, this week as you will see on the site, we have tri colored carrots, broccoli, pickling cucumbers, collard greens, and more!

The boxes are changing slightly, instead of coming pre packaged, the customer/member will get to hand select the produce they want in their box.

So that means we still only have a select amount of boxes available – so be sure to buy yours asap!

So come early if you want to buy local, fresh and mostly organic produce!

We first can’t thank those who have been behind the scenes making all this stuff happen – so to those who know who they are, THANK YOU for your help from farm to fork to the website and more.

Without volunteers, non of this awesome local & regional food would be possible.

If you’d like to get involved, please send an email to, or simply show up to the co-op near Ella’s and lets have a chat!

Some cool events & happenings are in the pipeline.

Thanks again to everyone for their support.

Coming Events

Harvest to Home Event: Florida Presbyterian Homes
Sunday Dec 2nd
Lakeland FL
for more ticket info click here – “The FSC MBA students in the strategic marketing class have selected our Loving Care Fund as one of their class projects this semester! They have planned a banquet featuring mostly organic, locally grown foods to be held here along the shores of Lake Hunter in front of our campus”

Co-op Steering Committee Meeting TBD (December)

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