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United States Virgin Islands:  VI Locally Grown market 3/17/13

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Hope everyone enjoyed the festivities yesterday. We’re bursting with tomatoes at Ridge to Reef Farm – if you’d like to make a trip to the rainforest today, come by for our event Tomato Jam (details below) @ the farm!

Make sure to check out the fresh local offerings this week – basil, parsley, tomatoes, chlorophyll, mustard greens, plaintain chips, tropical flowers, and more!

Don’t miss out on our bulk tomato specials – order a case of tomatoes for canning, preserving, salsa making and more!

Hope to see you this Wednesday!

A Stress-Free Event
at Ridge to Reef Farm
Sunday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day
11-4pm (gate opens at 10:30)
FREE (lunch and produce sales sold separately)

Slide Presentation on Tomatoes
Grafting workshop (limit 20)
Optional Lunch
Live Acoustic Music
Tomato and other Organic Crop Sales (while supplies last)
Cooking and Preserving Tomatoes Demo
with acoustic musical guests Waller Band!
& other special guests

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The tomatoes are back! We are celebrating with sort of a last-minute mini-mid-day festival about our favorite annual fruits!

PLEASE RVSP for workshop and lunch, as slots are limited. We are trying to make better quality tomatoes a normal thing for the Virgin Islands! This event could be small or big, wet or dry, who knows? We know there will be tomatoes until they are all gone!

Email us back to RSVP:)

For more details and directions, check out the event invitation.

McMinnville Locally Grown:  Spring Fever

What a beautiful day yesterday! I so enjoyed the sunshine! Gives me spring fever!

J.B. will be adding some new lettuce varieties later today. And he has been planting seeds (grape tomatoes) for planting in the greenhouse.

Happy St. Patricks Day! Click here for McMinnville Locally Grown Market Section

Stones River Market:  Time to Order Local Food - Spring Officially Arrives This Week

Greetings from Raleigh, North Carolina. I am attending a Specialty Cut Flower Growers Association meeting this weekend, hopefully learning more about cut flowers so that I can bring them to you.

We have several new and returning items this week.

A note from Ann with Farmer Browns: If you want any baked goods for Easter, please contact her before next week. Her requests are filling up fast.

Thank you for your orders last week.


See the complete list of products at

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

NEW this week—Green Fork Farm has a new batch of beef available. Order your favorite cuts before they disappear! This is premium beef raised on pasture, Jersey milk, and certified organic grains.

We also continue to offer local, naturally grown and handmade artisan products: vegetables, baked goods, honey, microgreens, bath and body care products, lamb, chicken, pork, beef, eggs, and garden seeds. Place your order by Monday at midnight for pickup at the market on Wednesday, or come by and see what we have available for sale from the farmers’ tables. We’ll be in the indoor Breezeway at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville on Wednesday from 4-7 pm.

We are happy to announce that we are now able to accept SNAP benefits for payment at the market for eligible items, including preordered items.

We really appreciate your orders and look forward to seeing you at the market this week.

Green Fork Farmers Market

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  The Link to Order

Sorry, I missed the link. Here is the link to the market page.

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Manchester Locally Grown is open!

Wow! Happy summer! Have you noticed how our weather can swing from winter to summer in the space of a few days? (sometimes a few hours) I worked outside today in a sleeveless top, for the first time this season. For those who know me, I was not even wearing a jacket!

We are still in “winter mode” with lots of dried herbs & spices, and bath & beauty products; as well as baked goods & honey. Grundy Greens’ spring greens & Frontier Family Farm’s spinach are available in quantity. Don’t forget Wayne Diller’s popcorn for a healthy & delicious dessert. The daffodils are done at Dogwood Valley, but there are some new hanging baskets & houseplants, as well as a new perennial or two, on the market this week.

Check out our market offerings this week here: .

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Choose Local!

To Contact Us

South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
Risa Brown


Market News

I just want to say thank you to all of you for helping to support your local food system by ordering food from your local farmers thru the South Cumberland Food Hub. Every purchase you make strengthens the infrastructure needed to sustain a local food system in our area. There has never been a more important time to ensure that we have access to good, real food that is superior in nutrition and taste. The more we purchase from the small farmers, the more we can stabilize our supply of good food.

Genetically modified food is on the increase and one way to avoid it is to purchase from the farmers you know. The use of genetically modified foods is quite alarming in several ways. It is detrimental to our environment, to the independence of the small farmers, and damaging to our health. GMO’s are in our soybeans, soy oil, corn, potatoes, squash, canola oil, cottonseed oil, papaya, tomatoes and dairy products. And how many products contain by-products of corn and soy? All of these go unlabeled. And there are more coming that we will know nothing about because labeling laws are not required. There is no way to know how the spliced genes in plants will recombine with the next generations. This is especially scary when you realize that the biotech corporations use antibiotic-resistant genes, bacteria and viruses as the gene “markers” for the intended genes they splice. How many people will develop allergies to these foreign proteins introduced to our food thru gene splicing? Allergies manifest as inflammation, and not just runny/stuffy noses, inflammation happens in the arteries and that’s what causes clogging. Inflammation can happen anywhere in the body and cause untold health problems. There is no way to know just how these unnatural genes affect our bodies once ingested, but it is easy to see that we have a serious obesity and disease problem in America. Never before has there been so much cancer, thyroid trouble, yeast overgrowth, etc.

Buying local food from the small and mid-sized farmer is your way of saying “no” to GMO’S and “yes” to your health and the health of your customers.

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!


Coming Events

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!

Dothan, Alabama:  Spring Market at Dothan...FRI. 3/22/13

Spring 2013 Market at Dothan…Fridays, March 22nd – May 24th, 9:00 am – 12pm. The Vendors are busy preparing to see you all at the Market. New faces and new products will be available this Spring. Dothan Nurseries is bursting with beautiful spring colors…a must see! Thanks JD for hosting Market at Dothan!

Our Online ordering will continue for convenient, pre-ordering. Please Pick Up your online orders at “Market at Dothan” tent…look for our banner.
Spread the word and forward our email to your contacts.
See you Friday!
Susan & Amanda

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The Market is Open!

Good morning on this beautiful Saturday!! :)

The Spa City Market is now open for ordering. You have until Tuesday at 9 pm to place orders. Pick up is Friday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Art Church (preferably before 5:00!).

This week’s market manager is Hannah Seewald. Please contact her with problems/questions, at or 509-936-2151
Happy shopping!

Superior Seasons:  Blog March 16th!

Good Day

Ordering Reminders! We are still offering HOME DELIVERY to Individual customers on Wednesdays! CLICK HERE, until Monday at 4:30 pm for Wednesday options. Deliveries occur normally between 12 and 2pm, but let us know if that doesn’t work for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

In the Garden
This extra snow is really going to help us in the long run (even if you hate shovelling it)! So far we’re on a more normal (30 year historically speaking) spring trajectory. Prolonged winter helps keep moisture in the ground, pests from getting a head start, and planning time on track. Why not take stock of some of the stored vegetables you still have left to help make a better plan for next year’s root cellar (or remind yourself of what you really wished you had more of!) If you can’t grow it all yourself – there’s a few farms around now that are offering larger volume shares for canning or preserving.

Good Growing

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