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TriLakes (NY) Winter Farmers Market:  Rehoboth Homestead update

Apologies – my eyes did not see that there were still salad mixes listed from last spring. The only salad greens this month are spinach and the small kale leaves. If you ordered salad mix you may get an automated email when I remove it from your order.

If you want to add spinach or kale, you can edit you order, or know that the salad mix was zeroed out and either make a new order for spinach or just email me at and I’ll make the change for you.

Again, apolopies. I have been spending so much time staring at the computer designing flyers, brochures, and major redo of our farm website that I just missed the salad greens checkbox.

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Market Manager

The Manager for this Spa City Co-op market period is Denise Marion. She can be reached through this email (it goes to all 4 managers)

You can also call her at 501-655-3130.

Market website:

See you Friday!

TriLakes (NY) Winter Farmers Market:  buy from local farms - online ordering to Lake Placid

Happy New Year! We are planning to offer our winter online ordering with delivery to Green Goddess once a month this winter. Order now through Monday evening (the sooner the better for me to wash and pack, and eggs are first come first served). Pickup will be this Wednesday from 3 to 6 at Green Goddess’ new location in the Placid Pond Complex by Hannaford. Please make checks payable to either Rehoboth Homestead or cash.

This month you may choose products from Harmony Hills Farmstead and Rehoboth Homestead, since Asgaard Farm is taking a good vacation.

The forecast keeps changing, usually not for the better, but at this point it looks like I’ll be able to harvest spinach from the hoophouse Tuesday.

We hope you are having an enjoyable winter, and are looking forward to seeing you again. – Beth Spaugh

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is open.

Happy New Year Co-opers!

The Spa City Co-op market is open for ordering from now until Tuesday at 9 pm.
Pickup for this market is Friday, January 11th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Art Church

The market manager for this market is Denise Marion. Please notify her of any problems or questions.

Thanks for shopping Spa City Co-op.

Statesboro Market2Go:  Happy New Year...The Market is OPEN!

Happy New Year! Hope your plans for 2013 include eating lots of healthy, local foods!

Coming soon:
Jan 26, 2013 in Reidsville – South Georgia Growing Local and Sustainable Conference – this conference is for organic gardeners, modern homesteaders, and sustainable farmers. Many of our growers will attend, and I think some of our customers may be interested! If you want more information, e-mail me, and I’ll be glad to forward it to you.

Thank you for your support of our market! Statesboro Market2Go continues to grow, and we are adding new items every week. Take time to browse!

Happy Shopping!

Melody Lane Co-op:  January 5, 2013

Visit The Market any time between now and 7:00pm Tuesday evening to place your order.

Pick up is every Thursday, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, at Sandra’s home in Roswell.

This Week

Carlton Farm
Moss Hill Farm
Green Pasture

Coming Soon

Mother Earth Meats
Bone Broth Workshop

Co-op News

Welcome to all the new members of the Melody Lane Co-op and thank you to everyone that switched over from the old email list. I am really excited about the direction the co-op is heading!

Many of you have expressed interest in participating in workshops so I went ahead and added some tentative dates to our calendar on the About page. First up is Bone Broth. If anyone has experience with making bone broths, I could use your help. I have plenty of practice making chicken stock but I would like to get someone to share their experience with beef and other types of broths. Email me if you are interested in helping me with an upcoming workshop.

Sandra Walker
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator


Fresh & Local items come from local farms and are available for pick up the Thursday after you place your order.

New this week:

Moss Hill Farm
Floyd Keisler sells his vegetables through a CSA program. (What is a CSA?) These are the freshest, most nutrient-dense vegetables that you will find anywhere. The farm is located in nearby Milton, Ga and almost everything we get has been picked that same day! The 2013 CSA will begin in April and he will deliver to my house again this year – if we can get enough takers. If you are interested in signing up, you’d better do it soon. Word has gotten out about how awesome his veggies are so he expects to sell out early this year. You can download a CSA Application or go to his website for more details. You will have to mail your application and payment directly to Floyd at Moss Hill Farm. His contact information can be found at the top of the application and on his website.

The 2012 CSA is over and with this mild winter Floyd still has some vegetables growing out in the field. For a limited time, he is offering “shares” on a week-by-week basis. A “share” is a big basket of whatever is currently growing. You don’t get to choose the individual items, you just have to take what he gives you. There are usually at least 10 different types of vegetables in a share. Last week we got carrots, Joi Choi, collards, turnips, broccoli head with greens, Napa cabbage, Swiss chard, mustard greens, green onions, and arugula. I have added Moss Hill Vegetables shares to The Market – listed under FRESH & LOCAL.


Group Buy items usually come from farther away. We get a better price by buying in bulk and splitting shipping.

New this week:

Green Pasture
Green Pasture Products, including Fermented Cod Liver Oil and High Vitamin Butter Oil, are now listed in The Market. This is a pre-order, meaning we don’t have any of these items currently in stock so you will not be able to pick them up this Thursday. At the end of the day Tuesday I will tally up all of our orders and place one big group order with Green Pasture. It will take a week or two for it to come in. I will notify you via email once it arrives. You can come the following Thursday during normal co-op pick up hours or email me to schedule another time to pick up.

You must pay for your Green Pasture order by 7:00pm this Thursday. The easiest way to pay is with a credit card when you place your order. I can also accept cash or check at my house any time between now and 7:00pm on Thursday. There is a locked drop-box in my carport where you can leave your payment if I am not home.

Green Pasture is still limiting the number of Butter Oil containing products we can order at a time. Our buying club is limited to a total of 12 Butter Oil products per month. That includes Butter Oil and Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil blends. Unfortunately, the most popular Cinnamon flavor blend is out of stock right now anyway. In The Market, each listing will show how many of that item is currently available. If the number is 0, either Green Pasture is sold out or we have already reached our limit. Everything in the market is sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Please be courteous to your fellow co-op members and do not order too many of the limited items so that everyone can have a chance to get something.

Coming Soon:

Mother Earth Meats
I do not have an exact date yet but we will be ordering from Mother Earth Meats again soon, hopefully by the end of the month. Mother Earth Meats is located in Tennessee and provides many different types of pasture-raised and free-range meats including chicken, beef, pork, bison, lamb, duck, and more.


Here is our tentative schedule for the upcoming months. I am also working on setting up some farm tours. If you have any suggestions for other topics or would like to host an event, please let me know.

January 31st, 7-9pm – Bone Broth Workshop
February 21st, 7-9pm – Kombucha Workshop
March 14th, 7-9pm – Raw Milk and Homemade Yogurt Workshop

Thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the freshest and the most nutrient-dense foods possible!

Vista Marketplace:  Vista Marketplace @ 701 Whaley

Come down for a visit. This week Brunch will include quiche (meat & cheese or vegetarian), muffins and danishes, coffee and tea. Check out postings on facebook to see what the vendors will be bringing. Vista Marketplace at Whaley


HAPPY 2013!

So glad to get back into the routine of the Market. My frig is sorely lacking.

Please visit our organization’s website at Lots of new features there, including:
• Upcoming Events for Spring 2013
• Featured Farmer of the Month: Todd Lott of Crossed Stars Farm
• Featured Customer of the Month: Patrick Sutter of Evans, GA

This is a “Call for Farmers, Growers, Artisans, Performers and Sponsors” for the Evans Towne Farmers Market!

Held every Thursday evening, the traditional market will run from March-June on the grounds of the public library. To learn more about our all-new effort, visit Deadline for the early registration rate for vendors is February 1! We also just launched an Evans Towne Farmers Market Facebook page, and we hope that you will “like” us soon to get the word out.

Help us extend a warm welcome to new intern, Tabias, who will start at the Downtown Market this Tuesday. Tabias was instrumental in helping start the Veggie Truck Initiative, and we’re grateful for his new commitment to Augusta Locally Grown.

Michel, a much-loved customer at Augusta Locally Grown, upped and moved her family to Washington GA this winter to start their own farm. In the winning photo, she and her daughter plant apple trees at “Blooming Buddah Gardens.” Michel wrote: “We are settling in here very nicely … taking our time and always discovering something new about this place that makes our Hearts smile.” Can’t wait to try those apples in a few years, Michel!

See you all at the market on Tuesday.

McColloms Market:  January 2013 FFFN Market is Now Open!

Hi All:

Happy New Year! The January FFFN Market is now open for business. I want to welcome Rehoboth Homestead back to the Market this month. I know we’re all going to appreciate the different poultry and veggie items Beth is offering this month along with all of the other great items from our other growers.

If anyone wants a 3-grain loaf from Lake Flour Bakery, please email me directly at: If I get orders for a total of 4 loaves, Nancy will be able to supply them this month. Just let me know.

Also, sorry to say this right after the holidays, but January is when the annual membership of $38 is due so please be prepared to pay that when you pick up your order next Wed.

The pick up will be next Wed., January 9th at the usual spot in Saranac Lake: 103 Helen St. from 5-7 pm. Please call me on my cell at: 518-418-9236 if you think you’re going to be delayed or can’t make it.

Here’s the link to the market:

See you next week.


CLG:  CLG Pickup - 3:45pm TODAY!

Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 3:45 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!