This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
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Champaign, OH: Good morning everyone!
Just a reminder that the market is open for business!
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!
Clemson SC: Harvest News: The Market is Open for Ordering through Monday at Noon
Clemson Locally Grown Market
GFM : Long Day at the Farm
It’s been a long day here at the ranch. Vet was here to take care of annual horse shots, new hay feeder finished up, and 12 fresh eggs gathered out of the henhouse. We just now got done eating supper and doing dishes. Love these longer days, even if it does mean eating later at night. I am truly looking forward to all the fresh veggies as they start coming in!
Here is this weeks lists of products from the vendors at Greeneville Farmers Market online Market.
Till we meet again,
Cloud 9 Ranch
Assistant Market Manager
South Cumberland Farmer's Market: Sewanee Community Center Potluck this Saturday
Come join us at the Sewanee Community Center for our annual membership potluck on Saturday, March 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Center will provide main dishes (with vegetarian options) and beverages. Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and come celebrate the Center.
Not a member? No problem. Membership is free and you can join at the dinner.
South Cumberland Farmer's Market: American Meat Screening Tonight in Gailor Auditorium
Wondering why local meat is so expensive? You may want to ask why industrial meat is so cheap. Begin to explore the topic on Thursday March 21st with a screening of “American Meat”.
A screening of the documentary “American Meat” followed by a panel discussion on alternative agriculture will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21, in Gailor Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. “American Meat” chronicles the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are unveiled through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the story shifts to Polyface Farms in Virginia, where the Salatin family has developed an alternative agricultural model based on rotational grazing and local distribution.
The film and discussion are co-sponsored by Sewanee’s religion department, Center for Religion and Environment, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, environmental studies department, and the University Lectures Committee.
Statesboro Market2Go: Don't forget that today is order pick-up.
If you placed an order this week, please pick it up today between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the location you selected.
Swainsboro, GA: pickup tomorrow
Just a reminder, pickup will be tomorrow afternoon from 4-5pm at crossroads cafe.
Suwanee Whole Life Co-op: Co-op News- Maple Syrup, New Vendors and Upcoming Farm & Bakery Tours
This weekend I will be taking orders for organically produced Maple Syrup – Grade B and Unfiltered Grade B Maple Syrup from Old State Farms in Northern Pennsylvania. The Burkett family has been producing maple syrup on their farm since 2001.
We partner up with Joyful Noise Acres Farm in Ballground, GA to get bulk pricing and reduced shipping. We only order this once a year!
My family easily goes through a gallon each year. This is a delicious nutrient dense traditional sweetener that has many uses besides a great pancake syrup. Use it in smoothies, glazes for salmon & chicken, marinades, yogurt & ice cream topping, maple butter, vinaigrettes, etc. and baking.
This maple syrup is organically produced, no chemicals, formaldehyde-free, no sprays or fertilizers used on trees, evaporator is stainless steel (lead free) and they practice Low Impact Maple Production.
What is unfiltered maple syrup?
Maple Sap is tree’s the primary source for nutrients. When the tree’s root system begins pumping sap up the trunk to feed the tree in early spring it brings with it many nutrients and minerals (Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese & Selenium). Old State Farms collect the sap and boils off water until the syrup reaches the proper density (66.7brix). During the boiling process only the water evaporates. Not only does the sugar concentration increase, so does the mineral concentration. These minerals begin to collect to one another and form small granules (known to syrup makers as “sugar sand” or niter). This “sugar sand”, given this name because of its light blond color and slightly gritty texture, is then filtered out of the maple syrup. Unless you have asked for it specifically from a producer, any syrup you will find will be the filtered variety and look very clear.
In a nutshell unfiltered syrup is pure maple syrup with all the minerals and nutrients that were present when the sap was collected from the tree. It tastes the same and looks the same but will have a cloudy rather than clear appearance.
This is a pre-order and payment will be due at next week’s pick up or you can mail your check. Our order will take several weeks since Joseph is still tapping the trees. I will contact you as we get closer to a delivery date.
The market will open tomorrow around 7am and you can place your orders until 5pm on Sunday.
We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious foods possible!
Athens Locally Grown: Several food events coming up soon
Hello, all! There are several food events coming up in the next few days you may be interested in, and I didn’t want to wait until Sunday night to send them to you.
First, there is a new 2-day workshop to help food entrepreneurs in Georgia learn what they need to know to put a food product into the marketplace. Participants will receive training in what they need to do to produce a safe product, options in processing and packaging, how to find funding and how to write a food safety plan. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with experts from UGA Food Science Department and the Center for Agribusiness Development, the Georgia Center for Innovation in Agribusiness, Georgia Department of Agriculture, FDA and the food industry during each two-day workshop. There are two session being held in Athens:
- Tuesday & Wednesday, April 9-10, UGA, Athens (deadline to register is March 23)
- Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept. 24-25, UGA, Athens (deadline to register is Sept. 10)
The online registration site is https://estore.uga.edu/C21653_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?CATID=205&STOREID=42 To register by check or money order, print and fill out the registration blank, then mail to the address on the form. These workshops are co-sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Agribusiness in Tifton (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Center-of-Innovation-for-Agribusiness/41061818742). Lunches and the workshop notebook will be provided.
Integrating Food Systems and Community Development: Steve Nygren, founder of South Fulton County eco-community Serenbe, will talk about how including farmers and farms into a residential setting helps build stronger, healthier communities. He’ll also be talking about his inspiration for Serenbe, the hurdles he had to overcome to found the community and the benefits community members have seen. Free, no registration required. For more information about Serenbe visit www.serenbecommunity.com. For more information about the talk visit www.thinc.uga.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org 6:30 p.m. , Monday March 25, Miller Learning Center UGA, Rm. 102
Starting Your Own Food Business: A panel discussion by the creators of King of Pops, High Road Craft Ice and Sorbet and others about what it takes to turn your favorite recipes into a successful food business. They’ll cover everything from navigating the regulatory landscape to growing your brand. Free, no registration required. 1 to 2 p.m. Monday March 25th, Tate Center Theater. Part of Thinc Week at UGA. For more information about Thinc Week visit www.thinc.uga.edu.
Thanks, and I’ll see many of you today at Ben’s Bikes!