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Tullahoma Locally Grown:  For the love of Pig

Last nights dinner:

Beer, mashed buttermilk potatoes, collards and Fox Farm Thuringer Bratwurst cooked in beer.


Tastey! The Bratwurst was unlike any I’ve had before. The cardamom really stands out. I also appreciated the size of each link, sometimes brat’s are way too huge. I think I need a suggestion for something that would compliment the cardamom flavor. Maybe bratwurst carrot butternut squash soup?

I purchased the breakfast sausage as well, which is seasoned with sage – the perfect breakfast sausage seasoning if you ask me. I see biscuits and gravy in my future, and will definitely let you know how it goes!

For the vegetarians out there:
Pick up some of Tom’s sprouts this week. (He usually brings extra, but order them in advance just in case.)

“Credit for discovering the value of sprouted seeds traditionally goes to the Chinese, who learned to germinate legumes many centuries ago. They carried mung beans on their ocean-going ships, sprouted them throughout their voyages and consumed them in sufficient quantities to prevent scurvy. The Chinese instinctively knew that an important factor missing in nongerminated seeds was produced during the sprouting process – that substance is Vitamin C.”

sprouting also increases vitamin B content, especially B2, B5, and B6… they can be used in numerous ways – in salads, sandwiches, vegetable dishes, as breakfast cereals and as additions to breads and baked goods.”

- Nourishing Traditions pg 112.
Market closes at noon Wednesday
Take care and see you all Thursday!

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Time to Order Local Food!

Hi All,
The market is open and we have some delicious baked goods, eggs, meat, sprouts and micro greens, plus many other goodies to choose from.

We want to welcome a new grower- Fox Farm. Fox Farm has free range eggs, pork, and gourmet sausages which are fantastic! Their animals are raised humanely, and of course are not given antibiotics or hormones. Try the sausages, you will love them!

Follow the link to get started: Link to Tullahoma Locally Grown Market Section

Have a great day and i’ll see you Thursday!


Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Seedtime and Harvest:  Spring Fever

Although very cold and windy this morning, we are dreaming SPRING! Planning is complete and on paper. Seeds are ordered and filed under planting dates. Supplies are starting to come via UPS or FedEx. We are enjoying the last few free weeks by babysitting our grandchildren.

Next week, the greenhouse furnace will begin smoking. Potting soil will be moistened and packed into little pots. Seeds will be meticulously planted one per cell.

At first, we carry 5 gallon buckets of water to the greenhouse. Then a water hose is unrolled, used to water the seedlings, and then emptied to prevent freezing. By this time, spring fever is no more. IT IS SPRING! Wahoo!

CLG:  Market Reminder

Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight at 10pm. Have a great day.

Melody Lane Co-op:  February 18, 2013 - Kombucha Workshop this week

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

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


Do you like kombucha? “What is kombucha,” you ask? You may know it as GT’s or Synergy brand beverages, available in the refrigerated section at most health food stores. Kombucha is a fizzy probiotic tea. Not only does it taste great, it also has many reported health benefits. But did you know you can make it at home in your own kitchen at a fraction the cost of store-bought? I can show you how. There are still a few spots left for the Kombucha workshop at my house this Thursday. Reserve your spot by going to The Market and finding the Kombucha workshop under the category WPRKSHOPS & EVENTS. If you can’t make it this Thursday, I will have kombucha starter kits with detailed instructions available soon.

I am also looking forward to the co-op meeting coming up on Thursday, February 28, 2013. We will meet at my house at 6:00pm to discuss ideas for the future of the co-op and volunteer opportunities.


Mother Earth Meats

There are still a few cuts of chicken and pork from Mother Earth Meats left in the freezer. Find them in The Market under the category GROUP BUYS. All of the Mother Earth Meats products currently listed will be available for pick up this Thursday.

Green Pasture

We are still waiting for the rest of our Green Pasture order to be shipped. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything.


Below is a list of upcoming co-op events. Go ahead and mark your calendars, more details will be availabe soon.

February 21, 7:00pm – Kombucha Workshop
February 28, 6:00pm – Co-op Meeting
March 7, 3:00-7:00pm – Rendering Lard/Tallow Demonstration
March 14, 7:00pm – Yogurt Workshop
March 21, 1:00pm – Making Soap & Lotion with tallow
April 4, 7:00pm – Sauerkraut & Fermented Vegetables Workshop

And don’t forget about the local Weston A. Price Conference on March 16th!
Register soon because it WILL sell out –


Sandra Walker
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator

The Cumming Harvest - Closed:  Cod Liver Oil / Coconut Oil

This month’s GREEN PASTURE order

I will be placing an order for Cod Liver Oil and Coconut oil on February 22. You can email your order to me at

Payment is due on delivery.

You can research Green Pasture at

I need at least 12 orders to get the group discount.

Thank you!
Suzanne Geddes
Market Manager

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Urban Farming lecture at Library

Doc Jody would personally like to invite Spa City Co-op members to her presentation tomorrow, Tues., 6 pm, at the Garland County Library Auditorium, on “Urban Farming”—hope to see you there:
512.423.1050 cell

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Still Open!

Good Morning Everyone,
We’re still open for orders this morning until noon. Have a great day!

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page


Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Seafood Minimums not met- Still time to order

Hello Members,

There are a few seafood items that the minimum for bulk pricing was not met. I’m going to extend the deadline to order until 5pm TODAY for seafood only. If you would like any of the seafood items please email me at

At the end of the day, if we still haven’t met the minimums, I will contact those members that have already ordered to give the option of non-discounted pricing. I will place our order tomorrow (Tuesday) and pick up will be the following Tuesday on 2/26.

Below are the seafood items that we still need orders to meet the minimum:

Salmon Boneless Skinless Portions – 6 oz (7 orders needed) $8.50 each

Pacific Blue Mussels 1 lb (8 orders needed) $9 each

Wild Pacific Calamari 1 lb (3 orders needed) $6.25 each

Canned Albacore Tuna (Natural Pack, no salt, no oil)- 6 oz (11 orders needed) $6 each

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you,

Champaign, OH:  This just in!

Wow! Do I have some scoop for you! For a limited time only, X-Cel Feeds has just reduced their price on all Organic Feeds $2 each! What a great way to treat your animals to an organic option! The discount is already updated in their pricing so shop on! So cool! I know your chickens would be clucking at the news! (If you don’t have any, I’ll record mine and share;)). Thanks X-Cel!