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Stone County, AR:  Market's Closed!

Hey, Everyone!

The Market’s closed for the week. Thanks for shopping!

See you next week!

Champaign, OH:  Happy Thanksgiving!

Since you are used to hearing from me at this hour, I simply want to wish you and yours a most wonderful Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for in our families, our communities, and our country and are truly blessed. We have the right to choose where and how to buy our food and we thank you for choosing us for at least a portion of your consumption. Have a great holiday and we’ll see you front and center on Sunday night when we start toward the home stretch towards Christmas!

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Extra eggs

Michael Raines will have extra eggs from Wayne Diller’s Farm (Nature’s Wealth)available for sale at the market today. 4:30 – 5:45 pm, at the Sewanee Community Center.

goodeatsandmeats:  Meat Order Pick Up

Hi Everyone!
Our meat order will be arriving today!

Please plan on picking up your order today
between 5-9pm.

If everything arrives earlier and I can get it sorted for an earlier pick-up, I will update the pick up time.

See you later today!


My address is
469 Tulip Poplar Crest
Carmel, IN 46033
581-1470 home
441-5663 cell

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteer Cancellation November 30

We have had a cancellation for the November 30 pick-up day, due to a family emergency. It is the 1:00-5:30 slot.

To view all open shifts for upcoming markets, check out our calendar on VolunteerSpot:

Remember, for EVERY shift volunteered, whether a full 1:00-5:30 slot or a 1:00-3:30 slot, each volunteer will receive TWO FREE MONTHS of co-op membership.

In addition, for every 1:00-5:30 shift completed, each volunteer will receive a $5 Walmart gift/gas card!

If you have any problems or prefer to contact me directly, my email is


-Karen Harbut
Volunteer Coordinator

Plattsburgh Online Ordering:  Orders for market Saturday

I suspect it is hard to know what you’ll want this weekend, not knowing how much you’ll be eating Thursday, how much leftovers you’ll have, how much you’ll bring home with you, etc. But, you will probably at least need fresh greens. Here is the list, and we do hope to see you to fill in the gaps Saturday. If you have company, bring them along!

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm Week of Nov 18 2012

More cool nites, but hey it’s lovely in the greenhouse. Mist or frost most mornings.

Lots of greens, no new carrots yet, first cutting of claytonia this week.

I’m going to regale you with my speech to the Copetown Lions Club tonite, the live in-person ‘trailer’ for Nicole
Foss talk on Food, Farms and Family.

Here it is.
p(. News flash: the Lions Club voted in favour of being a co-sponsor of this event, along with DundasInTransition and Local 351 of the National Farmers Union in Ontario.)

Trailer for Nicole Foss: Food, Farms and Family, Building Resilience within Limits
Why would you come to a talk like this?
Do you sometimes feel fed-up, cynical, angry, discouraged with how the world is going? Do you doubt some of the positive spin from elected representatives and corporate execs in the news?

I’m going to suggest that A Great Disruption is upon us, and it goes by many names. We see it in many forms: real estate bubble, extreme weather events like Sandy and Katrina, price of fuel, ecological disasters like Deepwater Horizon, Exxon Valdez
Because you can’t have unlimited growth on a finite planet, it happens that we are the endgame generation, it’s happening in our lifetime.

Limits in food production are all around us: fisheries, topsoil, clean water, and minerals like phosphorus, and the big one: fossil fuels, limits on where we can safely dispose of our waste. We’re seeing superweeds and resistant insects and plant diseases, we’re seeing health epidemics like obesity, cancer heart disease to name just a few tangible signs of limits.

People seem to side with one of two extremes in facing this: we’ll be saved by technology, or are doomed by human greed and stupidity. Nicole proposes a middle way which gives more room for action: a ratcheting down of production and consumption, but not entirely by choice because of events beyond our immediate situation.
But if by choice it will be a lot more comfortable: as they say, it’s a lot more fun to jump that be pushed.

But if you do stay the course, stay in the mainstream cultural trance beamed by mass media, tv and the papers, you often end up feeling disempowered, helpless and by turns, like I asked at the outset: fed up, cynical, angry cheated. Why?
The lies and half truths from sources we want to trust, like our elected reps, disempower us.
The regulations that tie us in knots and keep us feeling like schoolkids, help some people and some of them a lot. Like corporate interests who can very easily afford to comply where small farmers, family businesses and proprietorships cannot

We are already in the post peak era, we are past the peak rate of extraction of conventional oil and natural gas and other minerals too; what remains to be seen is what the rate of decline is going to be. It can’t be a prediction though, not like predicting how long to fill a glass of water one drop per second.
It’s more like how to predict when a fish is going to find your bait and try it out for dinner. Too many factors at play to be a simple prediction, but we can forecast the likely scenarios.

When it comes to financial matters, Nicole says change can happen very quickly because of mass behaviour. We go with the crowd, on the way up and on the way down. Mass mood is very fickle and always seems to overshoot the target. We therefore often get a worse reaction that the facts really merit.

Also government action can change the picture, printing money, delaying consequences, making international trade deals, holding elections that avoid talking the real issues.

There is not direct causation in climate upset between burning oil and putting carbon in the air, and Superstorm Sandy. There is a multiplicity of intermediate steps, that’s systemic causation.
NO DOUBT burning fuels, putting carbon in the air leads eventually to catastrophic weather events.

Our local food and farm scene here in the Dundas Flamborough area is pretty good. For food security the farm infrastructure is good;

  • good soil and plentiful water,
  • 4 butchers, 4 feed mills, 4+ equipment dealers,
  • 2 Agricultural Societies with excellent fall fairs,
  • at least one really good men’s service club ,
  • a bee club, poultry club and 4H
  • and some world class farmers,including some organic dairy cashcroppers and market gardeners,

However we are not isolated from damaging events that happen elsewhere. We can’t duck the knock-on effects of an XL Meat Packers disaster, or a drought in Texas, and there will be more.

So along comes Nicole Foss to Copetown, a 50ish woman who lives with her husband on a farm near Ottawa, with a background in biology and environmental law and she says “I think we need to talk about all this”. She is one of those rare courageous people in my opinion, who see through the deception and false optimism in the mass media; she connects the dots for us and speaks out. She has given hundreds of speeches in 15 countries over the last three years. As a result you can make up your own mind and be more in control of your situation. That my friends, is what resilience within limits is all about.

Food comes from farms, better local farms than far away, Farms need paying customers they can rely on. Families need nutritious affordable food. In a time of disruption to the business as usual world we want to believe in, these are all in question. Nicole asks us to consider what we going to do about that for ourselves and gives us a head start.

Come out on Friday Nov 30th at 1pm to listen, learn and think for yourself. Nicole will speak from 1 to about 2:30 and we’ll have informal discussion from 3 to 5. There will be lots of times for questions.

thank you.

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Nov. 19, 2012

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

Happy Thanksgiving Message from the Levy’s, Urban Farmer Nathan and Market Manager Tina

Your dollars support our homestead, including our urban farm. Your encouragement keeps us moving in the right direction. Your friendships enrich our lives beyond measure. We are honored to do such Blessed work for our Market Community members.

Chris Tisch, Lisa Duncan-Thayer, and Nathan Levy truly delivered this past weekend. Our Market members and the St. Petersburg Community greatly benefit from the investment of our volunteer lecturers. Thank you to all of this season’s lecturers and to all those who attended. Future lectures will be rolled into our Market Community socials that will be held monthly beginning in the New Year. These events will be held exclusively for active Market customers and are meant to bring together growers, customers and volunteers in a social atmosphere and provide a educational platform to learn about growing our own food. It also helps customers to get to know the farmers who grow their food!

Richard B. Nicholson’s Gardening Enterprise has signed up and will soon be offering his homegrown chemical-free veggies through our Market. Welcome Richard!


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? on the third bullet item. 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

Green Saturday, Catherine Hickman Theatre, Gulfport, November 24, 2012. Buy fruit & nut trees PLUS see the Movie “Grow”. View and/or print flyer to share. We need your help to get the word out about this event.

NATHAN’S SATURDAY WORKSHOP “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” is on hold for now. New schedule will be released soon.

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!

The Wednesday Market:  Thanksgiving Week 2012

Get your orders in for a local Thanksgiving Feast at before 10 pm.

Thanks to our growers and consumers for keeping it local!

Mid-Georgia:  Heron Bay Farmers' Market


Unfortunately The James Farm is unable to have a market tomorrow, Tue, due to pressing Holiday chores. Hopefully they will be able to come next week.

Happy Thanksgiving from all the farmers!