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Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for March 20th, 2012


Hey Local Food Lovers,

Just want to mention that this is a SPLIT CREEK goat dairy and cheese week so order now while you can. We’re only picking up their cheeses once every 3 months now so you’d better order big as it’ll be July before they come around again.

In just a few days a bunch of farmers are heading up to Blairsville to see a brand spanking new Cannery built right next to the Union County Farmers Market building. What is unique about this cannery (aside from it being new) is that it was designed with the idea that once farmers are done with their sales on Saturday, if they have left over items they can take them into the cannery, process them, and then bring them back out and sell them as value added products the very next week.

In order to really redesign how we buy food and build up a new economy of local food, we’re all going to have to start to think outside the box. Like why should a cannery be just for home canning? Luckily there are some communities both nearby and around the nation that are taking some innovative steps that we might follow. Our new farmers network has been working hard to pursue as many of these ideas as we have time for. And now with the new Farm 2 School program, and Habersham County in the process of building their new cannery our little group is trying to cross the threshold to influence our future food options.

In order to be successful though we need as much help and support from the rest of the community as we can muster. If you find yourself running into local officials go ahead and tell them you’re all about eating local. You think there’s a future local food economy out there that you’re prepared to invest in. And this is maybe the best example of being able to put your money where your mouth is, because local food is finally available in our region. And it’s available 365 days of the year, thanks to farmer/volunteers like Brooks Franklin, Sid Blalock and Joni Kennedy stepping up to help run the Clarkesville side of the Locally Grown market all winter long.

As farmers are getting busier we want to free up their time to spend on the farm, and ask if ANY OF YOU would like to HELP FOR A FEW HOURS EVERY OTHER WEEK by volunteering to distribute food from 5pm-7pm at the Clarkesville Pick-Up. And as a small way to say thanks, you’ll receive a stipend for $5 towards a local food purchase each week you volunteer. Anyone interested should send an e-mail to Justin at soque@windstream.net and he’ll let you know when there may be some open dates in the near future.

Don’t forget the goat cheese!

EAT WELL,

Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun

Farmer At Your Door:  Weblog Entry


Market is open !

Ground to Table salsa is especially delicious this time of year.

Made from all natural products, try Pear, Cranberry, or Tomato. All delicious !

http://scwisc.locallygrown.net/market/index/64535

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturday March 23


I hope this finds you all doing well.

The market is open!

Don’t forget to reserve your half hog. They will not be available for much longer.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Wednesday. Pick ups are on Saturday from 9 to 9:45 at the Piedmont Green Market (Double B Farm booth), Sandy Springs Green Market (Taylorganic booth)(We will be here from 10:15-11 for pick ups only). We will try to make a run to Brookhaven if we have enough orders, otherwise we will need you to p/u at Piedmont.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday March 22


I hope this finds you all doing well.

The market is open and remember the FFA Plant Sales starts this week at Newton County High School. The plants are a result of the FFA classes and their hard work. All the proceeds benefit the schools ag program.

Don’t forget to reserve your half hog. They will not be available for much longer.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Tuesday. We will see you on Friday between 5PM and 7PM at Copy Central (1264 Parker Road, Conyers) and don’t forget to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Jonesborough Locally Grown:  Correction on Pick up Time JB Market


Market Pick Up Time Correction—- On Wednesday March 20, Vendors deliver 4:30 to 5:15, Customers Pick up 5:30 to 6.
Market Manager spaced out while typing the original message…so sorry.
:)

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Mar. 18, 2013


Bees, LadyBugs, Broccoli Blooms Bouquet

Message from Market Manager

FROZEN FOODS
If you have not read our recent post on protecting your order’s frozen goods, please read this. We need your help to protect the frozen goods you have asked us to deliver.

GROWERS OLD & NEW!
Aloe Organics is located in Arcadia, Florida. They came on just today and are coming to us through Suncoast Food Alliance (SFA). Worden Farm is also back this week through SFA. Each item through SFA names the grower providing the product. More info will be posted asap on SFA’s Grower page.

MARKET CLOSES WEDNESDAY 12 NOON; DEADLINE FOR ORDERING FROM WORDEN FARM AND ALOE ORGANICS IS TUESDAY 6PM

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? . 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

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

EVERY TUESDAY from 830am to 1130am we ask that volunteers come to help Nathan in his garden. If you are interested just come on over. No RSVPs are needed! Call Nathan at 727-403-1655 if you need directions.

SUCCESSFUL URBAN FARMING IN ST. PETERSBURG” on April 13th, 1 PM Details are on Calendar of Events. This will be held every Second Saturday of the month and is open to the public. RSVPS are required and will help determine if the class will be held. Bring your friends and save $10 each on this valuable experience! You can now pre-purchase this workshop on our Market. This class makes a great gift for any occasion! RSVPs now being accepted.

WE EXPECT ABOUT 25 FOLKS ON MAR. 23RD at 6PM
Sponsored by St. Pete Locally Grown, potluck socials are held on the 4th Saturday of each month. These events are held exclusively for actively participating Market customers, growers, and volunteers and are meant to create a social atmosphere in which to network, share resources and experiences. Refer to your Evite for details on our speaker Bob Monley, local resident and general manager of the Farm Pilot Project Coordination (FPPC), who oversees the implementation of nutrient capture technologies. Haven’t you ever wondered what happens to all the animal waste generated by farmers? Not all of it finds its way into the gardens of organic farmers.

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!

Madison GA:  The market is open!!!


See everyone Wed!!!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteers


We need one more volunteer for this Friday’s pick-up day. It is a 1-3:30 slot.

We also have volunteer opportunities for the following pick-up days. They are also all 1-3:30 slots.

April 5
April 19
May 3
May 17
May 31

To check out our calendar on VolunteerSpot and sign up, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/Co-opVolunteers

If you have any questions or prefer to contact me directly, my email is kgharbut@aol.com

Thanks!

-Karen Harbut
Volunteer Coordinator

CLG:  Opening Bell and Two CLG Farms Selected To Participate in Kiva Launch


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

I was reading some Wendell Berry recently, and something he said stuck with me. He describes how one of the great cultural erosions in America is that people no longer “live while they work.” In other words people spend all their time working and living thoughtlessly so they can save enough time and money to take a weekend or vacation and live how they want to live. Most of us have fallen prey to this trap. We work and work and work so we can live when we’re not working. It is a goal of mine to “live while I work.” Working at Falling Sky Farm and working with CLG both are fulfilling jobs that mostly allow me to do so. I guess I’m lucky to have such an opportunity. I hope that the services of CLG and its farmers improve your lives as much as they do mine.

Falling Sky Farm and Laughing Stock Farm Launch Fundraisers Through Kiva Zip
The Kiva Zip program is a new project launched by the longtime micro-lender, Kiva, that allows anyone the opportunity to make a loan today for as little as $25 to their favorite Arkansas entrepreneurs.  Over time, as your loan is repaid, you get your money back, and you can then withdraw it, or relend it to another entrepreneur. Out of the 30 or so business in Arkansas selected to fundraise through the new platform, two of them where CLG farmers.

  • As many of you surely have noticed, the Falling Sky Farm delivery truck has taken a wide array of creative forms over the years.  They’ve had some thrifty evolutions such as a cobbled together box truck, a trailer loaded with freezers, a flat bed truck loaded with freezers, or a flat bed truck with wooden sides loaded with freezers but it is time to upgrade!  So Andrea and Cody launched a fundraiser through Kiva Zip to raise $10,000 that will allow you, their customers and biggest supporters, to make a loan to their farm and help them purchase a much needed new delivery vehicle.  To help Andrea and Cody purchase a new delivery vehicle click here.
  • Laughing Stock Farm is also fundraising through Kiva Zip for a loan that will help them create a more sustainable irrigation system that draws from their own surface water. They will bring grid tied solar energy to the farm to subsidize power usage and create a more sustainable energy source. They have a spring fed, six acre pond directly in the middle of their farm that will provide water year round with a solar powered pumping station. To support Josh and Anna project click here.

Kiva Zip officially launched on Friday with a media event at the Clinton Library with Bill Clinton. Clinton believes that most small business loans will be crowdfunded in 15 years. In addition to Clinton Library, Kiva Zip has also partnered with Capital One who will be matching any loans you make to Falling Sky Farm or Laughing Stock Farm dollar for dollar.
So check out Kiva Zip and make a loan to your favorite farms today. I think its a powerful convergence of micro-loans and crowdfunding that could be a powerful tool for helping sustainable farmers get access to the capital they need to expand their farms.

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order, single click the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order has been placed.

Have a wonderful week,
Gabe Levin

Adams Road farm market:  Food Shed is open, 3-17-13


Happy St. Gertrudes Day and St. Patricks Day! The online farmers market is now open and closes at 7:30pm on Tuesday with pickup on Thursday 3-7pm

Can’t get to the Saturday farmers market? No problem, you can browse the online market, place your order ‘after hours’ and pick up your order on thursday. This is a great convenience and a time saver too.

Word of mouth is how we grow so please tell all your friends and neighbors about our online farmers market. We serve the following areas~Granger, Edwardsburg, north Elkhart, north Mishawaka, Niles and Union.

Tuesday at 5:30pm join us for What’s in your Cupboard with Christy’s Bakery and Produce. Brush up on your label reading skills and get new tips on ingredients you can’t pronounce, reading labels and getting the most out of your food budget.

Thanks and see you at pick up on Thursday 3-7pm.