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Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is OPEN!


Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Market is Open!

Republican Valley Produce:  RVP-Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving


We had a busy Wednesday transplanting with our youngest. She spent the whole afternoon with me. We transplanted more Kale, Swiss Chard, Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy, Mustard, Tokyo Bekana, 11 types of lettuce, Cilantro, and Tatsoi.

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Here is one thing that you may not have seen before, The Bright Lights Swiss Chard not only has colored stems, but the roots are colored too. These were to of the plants we put out, a little root bound, but healthy.

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As for the market, It will be the Second Winter Market in Manhattan at Pottorf Hall from 8 til 12. We will do the RVP delivery to Manhattan on Saturday. Delivery to Clay Center will be on Tuesday evening, if you order produce, as usual.

Remember orders are due by 5 pm on Sunday.

Hope to see you soon!

Jay

Local Farms First:  Happy Thanksgiving & Winter Schedule



Greetings local food lovers!

Happy belated Thanksgiving!

Sorry for the silence – we decided to remain closed this week so that farmers wouldn’t need to upload on Thanksgiving Day.

We will re-open the market this Thursday with delivery on December 5th.

Currently, the winter schedule will be as follows:
-December 5
-December 19
-January 16
-February 20
-March 13

Please let us know if you have any feedback or questions.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
970-641-7682
click here to start shopping on the website:
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Greetings! Black Friday Specials ???


Greetings!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. Today is “Black Friday” – some are rushing around to find the best deals on everything from electronics to toys to Christmas decorations! The Market doesn’t have any Black Friday specials – we just have good deals on nutrient dense foods all the time! So hop on over and see what yummy items you would like to order this week!

A couple of NOTES:

This is the last call for ordering for Wilderness Family Naturals. I would like to get this order in; however, I do not have the minimum required to get our Group Buy rate. If you would like to order, please contact me at grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com or call me at 404-432-4337 and I will send you the product price list and order form!

This is also last call for Green Pasture orders! This order will go in on Tuesday. Please let me know if you need Fermented Cod Liver Oil!

Effective December 1 EGGS will be available via a Pre-pay system similar to the pre-pay milk system at Rancho Alegre Farm. To ensure that I am able to provide eggs for milk customers as well as Market customers, I have contracted with 2 local farmers whose chickens are free range and given natural, non-medicated feed as a supplement to the worms, bugs and other chicken delicacies they love to eat. During the winter the chickens slack off in laying, predators are hungry and those 2 things play havoc with the ability to get eggs for all who want them. Between the two Farmers, I believe that I will be able to keep our supply of eggs steady and we all can have the protein rich food source we love for breakfast as well as for baking and other recipes. I will still have eggs available through the Market; however quantities will vary from week to week. Please email me at grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com or let me know when you come to Market! One of the Farmers that I am contracting with is getting a new flock of hens in January and is considering using feed which is SOY FREE. As soon as I know that option is available, I will let you know. Please know that Soy Free eggs when (and if) they become available will be priced about $7.00 per dozen.

Mary from Patchwork Pasture does have grains available; however, she has not yet listed them on the Market. If you would like grains and that is all that you are ordering, please email me at grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com. If you are ordering other items, please put your grain order in the comment section.

Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you at Market pickup on Tuesday!

Joyful thoughts!

~Maryanne

ALFN Local Food Club:  Volunteer Call


Happy Post-Giving!
And/or Black Friday, if you’re mad for consumerism. Why don’t we get trampling mobs at farmers’ markets?
I can’t believe I’m having to brake my fast from harassment via e-mail, but we could use a few volunteers for tomorrow’s food club. Not a lot, just a few. So if you could use some company with fresh produce after a few days of butter and gravy, come on!
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

Augusta Locally Grown:  THE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!


HAPPY THANKSGIVING:
When I stopped yesterday for a moment of reflection – between chopping, peeling and salivating – I was emotionally overwhelmed with the gratitude I feel for the Augusta Locally Grown family. To our farmers, our customers, our volunteers, our interns and our community partners: please know that your efforts have created quite a stir in the CSRA this year! And this is truly celebratory.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY- NOV 24
This relatively new American holiday is enjoying a good deal of hoopla this year. And what a good thing it is. But as you jump into the shopping season, please consider this: Perhaps the very best way to participate in Small Business Saturday is to buy from local, sustainable farmers. Why? At their very core, sustainable farmers are committed to keeping their OWN purchases local and small-business focused. Whenever possible, they buy seed, livestock, soil amendments, feed and other supplies from folks in OUR communities. By ordering your groceries from our ALG, you can be assured that your hard-earned food dollars will be recycled right here, in the CSRA, in a tasty circle of economic fellowship.

SOUTHERN SWISS DAIRY FEATUREDBIG TIME”:
Big congratulations to Southern Swiss Dairy! Last week, they were filmed for a feature on “Kimberly’s Simply Southern,” a national cooking show on GAC. Of course, the “Kimberly” in question is none other than Kimberly Schlapman of the popular county music group “Little Big Town.” We are so proud of Southern Swiss for again putting Augusta’s local foods scene on our nation’s map.

SEE YOU ALL AT THE MARKET ON TUESDAY!
Kim

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is open- Bulk Coffee order


Hi Everyone and Welcome New Members,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The market is open! If you ordered Wilderness Family Naturals items they will be available for pick up this Tuesday.

Bulk Coffee Order this weekend
This weekend we will have our monthly bulk order with Carrboro Coffee Company (CCC). CCC provides the co-op with freshly roasted coffees. The artisan roasters at CCC know their coffee growers personally. These are fantastic, small lot coffees and the beans are bought directly from their farmers at a fair price. Because these are small lots, it is very comparable to our family farms here, and most of these farmers cannot afford the organic certification even though they use organic methods. We will be taking pre-orders on the website for the coffee this weekend and place our order on Monday. After they receive our order Carrboro Coffee Company will roast our beans on Thursday then ship to us and we will have them by next Tuesday’s pick up on Dec 4th.

Thank you for your support!
Nora

Our Website: suwanee.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/GAWholeLifeSuwanee
On Email: suwaneewholelife@gmail.com

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!


Whether your bird is big or small, or you’re serving ham or no meat at all;
we would like to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.
Many blessings, full bellies, and happy smiles.

The CCLG Team

The market will be open it’s usual days next days week.

www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

South Cumberland Food Hub:  It's Thanksgiving!


Hi All,
Just a reminder that we will be closed for ordering today due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open for ordering Monday morning next week.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don’t forget to thank God for all of your blessings!

Risa

The Cumming Harvest - Closed:  Newsletter - November 21, 2012


Market News

Happy Thanksgiving! WE ARE OPEN THIS WEEK. I’m mostly repeating last weeks newsletter so this will be short. I’m getting ready for tomorrow and looking forward to a nice home cooked locally grown meal as I hope you are too.
How to cook a pasture raised turkey#
Roast Chicken
Soup to nuts plan for a locally grown meal
Whole Foods Recipes

Our next Farmer of the Day will be on December 1st when Mary Forest of Secret Garden Soaps joins us and you can see all the wonderful selections of handcrafted soaps.

LOCATION & PICK-UP
Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040. Pick up every Saturday between 10-12pm.
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

Partners


Cane Creek Farm is our Farm Partner for 2010-2012. Thank you Cane Creek for all your support!
The Cane Creek Farm Blog

Secure Services, Inc Thank you for generously providing our market location!

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!