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Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is OPEN! Last Chance before Christmas!


Last chance to order Christmas gifts before Christmas! Make a cute Christmas basket or fill one of our nice shopping bags with honey, jellies and jams, baked goods, produce, meats, seafood, grits, syrup, pecans, and so much more!

Be sure to get your eggs and dairy products to last through Christmas and all the extra baking and cooking! If you need some help with the baking and cooking, don’t forget our cakes and casseroles.

Merry Christmas!

Happy Shopping!

Tampa Bay :  Market Open - Order before Monday 11pm - Kale, Turnips & Tomatoes now available!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


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






Seasonal Box


List to come out Monday morning




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Hi Foodies!

The first week went well and thus, we have new ordering system deadlines with more products!

ordering is open now and will close Monday night.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero (email BHbuyingclub@gmail.com if there’s something you want and is ‘sold out’)

Order here today!

Email us if you have any questions. Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Pick ups will STILL be Wednesday night between 5&7pm (volunteer run) and Thursday/Friday 2-6pm (call ahead case by case basis)

An email & facebook msg will be sent out reminding everyone about the process come Monday.

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 heirloom beets, broccoli, eggplant, baby spring mix, 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.

Any extra produce that does not sell in the course of a week, there has been discussions about donating excess food to a local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the good samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

We 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 BHbuyingclub@gmail.com, 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


Good Samaritan
Food pick up for homeless in Tampa
Tuesday @the Co-op 3pm
5108 N Nebraska ave
33603

Volunteer pick up/check in
Wednesday @ the Co-op
4-7:15pm

Monday 12/17 @ 7:15pm – 9pm
Co-op Steering Committee Meeting
5108 N. Nebraska ave 33603

Farmers Market (Tentative Jan 2013)




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

ALFN Local Food Club:  Juice Bar Tomorrow!


Good Friday Afternoon ya’ll!
Tomorrow during Food Club, we will be juicing! Courtesy of Angela Gardner, we will be juicing fresh, local produce for sale ($2 a cup, $1 if you provide your own produce). Apples, radishes, kale, sorrel: delicious, healthy juices! Bring your own cup or bottle! Proceeds go to ALFN. See you tomorrow!

The Wednesday Market:  Saturday Christmas Market


“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go….”

As you are hustling and bustling about shopping and checking items off your to-do list, make plans to stop by the Christmas Market tomorrow – yes, on Saturday – from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.! We’ll be at the Wednesday Market location on Concord Street with lots of goodies and presents for those loved ones on your list.

Need a hostess gift for that party you’ve been invited to? We probably have just the right thing to impress your hostess!

Everyone likes food gifts during the holidays. Come see what we have to offer.

And if your special someone likes homemade jewelry, we have some beautiful pieces for you to browse.

As always, we thank you for buying local.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow,

Your Christmas Market Sunshine Girls

Vista Marketplace:  Join the Party on the Porch


The Market at Whaley is open every Saturday from 10am- 2pm just in time for you late risers come by and have a great cup of coffee and brunch.
Fresh produce, baked goods, seafood, specialty holiday treats, and all kinds of stocking stuffers are waiting for you to check them out and take a few home.
New vendors are joining us each week. We will be offering raw milkin the next few weeks. Fresh coffee grownon a Costa Rican plantation owned by David and Elizabeth is sure to please.
Several local artists will be joining us from time to time and we have a great Kids Kraft Korner coming. Look forward to seeing all of you and Bring Your Friends for some holiday shopping!

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


OUR 2013 GIFT TO YOU!
Augusta Locally Grown has partnered with several community groups to create the EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET, March-June on Thursday evenings in Evans. Check out the new website at www.evanstownefarmersmarket.com.

Don’t worry: Our on-line market will remain as-is in 2013. Tuesday nights, year-round, steady and strong.

LOCALLY GROWN GIFT BAZAAR!
Our last gift bazaar of the season will be held this Tuesday at the AJCC from 3:30-5:30pm. What a great opportunity to pick up some thoughtful, last-minute goodies for family, friend and colleagues.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY MARKETFRI, DEC 28
NO market on December 25, Christmas Day
NO market on January 1, New Years Day
YES market on Friday, December 28, at the AJCC only, from 4pm-6pm.

No Downtown or Riverwood pick-ups will be available on December 28.

The market will open on-line to take orders on Sunday, Dec 23 through Wednesday, Dec 26.

This will be a minimalist market as several of our farmers will close for the holidays and won’t participate on Dec 28. Trail Ridge Farm says “Stock up on goat cheese now! It freezes well!”

WELCOME SPARTA IMPERIAL MUSHROOMS!
A big welcome to Jonathan Tescher of Sparta Imperial Mushrooms. Jonathan started his mushroom farm this year in the heart of Sparta, GA, after several years as a busy staff member at Georgia Organics. We welcome him into the fold with hopes that his products and his passion will help move Augusta’s local food movement forward!

WELCOME BACK THREE CENTURIES FARM AND ELM STREET GARDENS!
These sustainable farmers of Sparta, acting as a collective unit of support for one another, have returned to Augusta! Such good news.

A-GUSTAVORE OF THE WEEK:
Karen Smith of Southern Native Plantings takes the prize this week with her beoooo-tiful photo of herself in her new greenhouse. Love that girl!

SEE Y’ALL AT THE MARKET ON TUESDAY!
Kim

Local Farms First:  A Chicken for the Holidays



Greetings local food lovers!

The Market is Open! There are 19 chickens left on the market from The Living Farm.

A couple festive chickens make a great substitute for a goose or a ham for Christmas dinner. Or for any festive wintry dinner!

Also available: a colorful variety of root vegetables, boxes of processing apples, delicious Luna Bakery breads & more!

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

Republican Valley Produce:  RVP- Last market of 2012


This week marks the last order and delivery market in 2012 for RVP. As you, we will be taking a needed break from Christmas to New Years. The market will open up on December 29th, with delivery on Saturday January 5th (at the Saturday Winter Market in Manhattan). Following that, we will go every two weeks. Here is the schedule for January. The market will open the Friday before.

January,
market opens December 29th, delivery on Saturday Jan 5th (Winter market in Manhattan)
Deliveries 15 and 16, 29 and 30
(we do have a winter market in Manhattan on Friday, January 25th)

Thank you for your support over the last year. We truly appreciate your willingness to purchase and consume locally grown products. It has been a challenging year, but we have made it through. With any luck, 2013 will be better.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our families to yours!

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Market is Open


The Market is now open for ordering.

Gwinnett Locally Grown will be closed the week of Christmas and will re-open the following week. Pickup the following week will be Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas filled with His love and Light.

Joyful thoughts,
~Maryanne

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is open for ordering


Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!
suwanee.locallygrown.net

Have a wonderful weekend!