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CLG:  CLG Pickup 4pm TODAY. Glass Jar Recycling too!

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!

Clemson SC:  Your Market Is Open For Ordering


Clemson Locally Grown Market

To Contact Us

Market Administrator
Donna Putney

Heidi Williams


Did you know, anyone who has a recipe or article published in the Harvest News is entitled to one added month of membership! Tell us about your garden, share your favorite eats with us, or even a book review. Please email your CLG content to Heidi.

Market News



NOTE:DIFFERENT PICK UP SPOT: Order today for pickup between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Clemson University Farm Fresh Market, located in front of the Student Union in Cox Plaza.

We are participating in Clemson’s Agricultural Services Farm Fresh Market, which takes place Wednesday afternoons through the month of April. We hope you will enjoy picking up your Clemson Locally Grown orders from the market this month, and maybe you’ll meet a few new growers at the same time! MEET US THERE: Call Donna 864-353-6096 to be guided in by a student. Donna’s comment: "I an thrilled to be on campus at Clemson U and talk to the students there! They are so enthused with life! Many of the students that stopped by are very interested in Sustainable agriculture; in fact, two who stopped by have been to Putney Farm already this spring for a tour as part of a class they have. More to come from this, and we will keep you posted about where you can see this online.
While you are there at Cox Plaza, stop by the other booths to get a preview of what you may see at other farmers markets around Clemson when they open. The booth next to me was interesting. The lady makes all kinds of sewn and hand crafted items. There was goat milk, Jalepeno poppers, personal care items, and the cutest green Tshirts that say “Eat your Vegetables” on the back. Get one of these from the Farm Fresh Market booth fro only $10.00.

What You Might See in Your CSA this Week: *Greens *are in transition from winter to spring, so, while there aren’t a vast array, they are still very fresh, tender, and delicious! So, greens like kale, green garlic or green onions, either beef or Chicken, eggs, fresh herbs like bee balm, Lemon Balm, and mint, flowers, and a chunk of cheese. It will exceed the value of only $25. Order and get the best of the spring offerings!
As always, we at CLG are pleased to offer you plenty of fresh, local proteins and produce, as well as eggs from Putney Farm, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit baked goods, and much, much more. All of our proteins are free-ranged, and never any hormones given. Our veggies are raised without chemicals, too! And they are picked within hours of you getting them! How fresh is that?

Have your ordered greens from Spurgeon Farms lately? Not only are these fresh collards and kale tender and delicious, they are chopped and packaged in a gallon bag. That means all you have to do is rinse and cook. Better than the grocery store on every level! Click on vegetables for this and other great winter produce offerings.

We thank you for registering at Clemson Locally Grown Please encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join you.

Clemson Locally Grown donates 3 percent of our order sales right off the top to Clemson Montessori School, in return for use of their school parking lot as a drop-off location. We also appreciate the helpful hands of CMS market volunteers. Feel free to lend your hands, if you have a moment to do so.

Donna’s Corner

Friends, I would like to let all of you know how very much Heidi C Williams means to us. Heidi, who has a full-time career as mommie, PTA president, Church committees, helping husband, Larry, with his website, and then there is her career as a free-lance writer! This very busy and very talented lady has chosen, for all these years, to back Upstate Locally Grown and Clemson Locally Grown with her writing talent, her organizing talent, and her enthusiasm. I don’t know how she does it, but I am so grateful that Heidi was sent to me, because she has been an angel to me and to us at the USLG network! Heidi is a stabilizing anchor through any storm, and she deserves much praise and recognition for all she is doing in our behalf! a huge THANKS to Heidi. Let’s all let Heidi know how much we appreciate her! I know I sure do! :-)


March Against Monsanto, a world-wide event happening on May 25

The Whole Reason

Friend and local food lover Jess O’Neal Bayne is organizing the Greenville, SC portion of this upcoming world-wide event. The first organizing meeting was held Thursday at Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery in Greenville, and will be there every Thursday at 6 PM.
The main event is happening May 25 in Greenville and _all around the world . It is called March Against Monsanto. This is a march and rally in response to the “Monsanto Protection Act,” recently signed by President Obama as a part of HR 933.
You can organize a rally un your town. View some of the world’s cities already participating.
If you are like me, and care about what you put into your body,(and I know you care) I encourage you to lend your support to this event.
“Be a Part Of The Change You Want to See”
Read Jess’s story about how caring what went into her children’s bodies got both Jess and her husband Aaron Bayne involved here
For more information, visit the Facebook site here.
the world-wide mission statement can be found here
Watch the full length documentary “The World According to Monsanto” here

Donna and Lenard, Heidi, and the whole gang of Market helpers.

Champaign, OH:  We're back!!!!

I know you just finished picking up your orders but we are back open for sales! Come along and play with us! Find something new and enjoy an old friend!

Local Farms First:  The Market is Open! Parsnips for Dessert?!

Greetings local food lovers!

The Market is Open!

Do you ever wish you could trick your loved ones and family into eating more vegetables? Now, you can!

We have parsnips on the market from Thistle Whistle and Abundant Life Farms and I’m tipping you off to a recipe for Parsnip Cake!

If carrots have a place in baked goods, why can’t parsnips?

Parsnips are an excellent source of fiber, folic acid and many more nutrients to put a spring in your step this season.

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website:

Fisher's Produce:  Bristow Delivery Today

We are bringing extra spring mix, spinach, radishes, turnips, bok choi, and asparagus for sale to any that want extra veggies or who are not CSA members. But we only have about 20 pounds of extra asparagus this week.

CSA members will be getting two pounds with their share.

See you all in a bit.


Statesboro Market2Go:  Market pickup is today!

If you placed an order today, please be sure to pick up between 4:30 and 6:30. Thanks so much!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  News: New Vendor, Coffee Roasting Open House and Group Buy Schedule

Hi Everyone!

Thank you to all the families that attended the Great Harvest Bakery Tour and Family Fun Day at the Farms! The bakery and farmers were so happy to put a face to the names they recognize every week from their orders. I’m thrilled you were able to see firsthand where your food comes from. It’s not every day that our kids have an opportunity to gather just laid eggs! We will definitely do some more events like this at our other farms in the future!

New Vendor- Molly’s Suds
I am very happy to welcome Monica Leonard with Molly’s Suds to our family of growers and vendors. She’s a mom, just like most of us that is concerned about all the chemicals our children exposed to and created Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder. Visit her website for more details

About Molly’s Laundry Powder:
128 loads $0.17 per load!
Enzyme Free Formula

Safe for High Efficiency Washers and front loaders. Be sure to add the powder directly to your laundry tub. It is not formulated for the dispenser cup, though it dissolves completely during the wash cycle.

Our fabulous free flowing powder is perfume and dye free. Ultra concentrated. Use only 1 Tablespoon (scoop included) per load. Safe and fabulous on cloth diapers! Cloth diaper wash cycle does require the use of more than the standard 1 Tablespoon scoop.

No SLS/SLES, no phosphates, no petrochemicals, no formaldehyde, no parabens, no 1,4 dioxane, no EDTA, no Diethanolamines, no synthetic surfactants, no PEG, no NPE’s.

Safe for high efficiency machines. Biodegradable. Certified Vegan and Cruelty Free. Human and Pet Safe.

Great for those with extremely sensitive skin and cloth diapers as well. If you are at all conscious about what you put on your skin- remember laundry detergent is very toxic to humans and our earth. Our Laundry Powder is gentle to both you and the planet.

Ingredients: Proprietary blend of sodium carbonate from the Green River Basin in Wyoming, sodium bicarbonate, epsom salt (epsomite) and sea salt. While there are no perfumes, which are neurotoxic and petroleum based, there is a very minimal amount of organic peppermint essential oil.

Coffee Roasting Open House
JavaGenesis Coffee Roasting
Sunday, April 14th 10am to 3pm
Want to see how your coffee is roasted? Stop by the roastery on Sunday, April 14, 2013 any time between 10am and 3pm to see how we take your coffee from green coffee beans to packaged for you.

Feel free to bring the kids and invite others who may be interested. Evite will be sent out shortly.

Upcoming Group Buy Schedule
In order to help with planning and budgeting below is the group order schedule. More details to come as we get closer to the order date.
Green Pasture Order – 4/19 to 4/21
Vital Choice Wild Caught Seafood – 5/17 to 5/19

The market will open around 7am tomorrow and close on Sunday at 5pm.

Thank you for your support!

Fisher's Produce:  Update

Ordering will be open until noon on Thursday.

Fisher's Produce:  Asparagus is here!

We finally have a little bit of asparagus to sell! We will bring some extra to delivery. Order ahead if you aren’t able to come by early.

This week’s CSA stand will likely include: asparagus, spinach, lettuce mix, your choice of a variety of green veggies, radishes, and salad turnips.

We will be open from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. See you all tomorrow!


Champaign, OH:  Reminder for market pick-up...

Just a reminder for those customers, old and new, who ordered this week. Please don’t forget to pick up your orders from 4:30-6:30 at the Y tomorrow evening (Thursday). The process starts by paying at the front desk and bringing your receipt to the volunteer table. There you will gather your basket, or bag, and go thru your order to confirm everything is there. Please remember to bring a shopping bag for your items so we can be as waste-free as possible. Thank you for helping us trim down our amount of help needed to fill the orders. See you there!