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Champaign, OH:  Pop goes the kettle!

I just had to write to tell you how much I am loving this Kettle Corn from Rue Farms. Sitting here working on paperwork, I have devoured handful after handful! It is wonderful! It is so portable I am taking it with me this weekend on a bus trip! We’ll see how many miles it lasts!

I also sampled their caramels, truffles and toffee bars which are all awesome too! My hat is off to our newest vendors, Matt and Jeanne Rue! We are loving you already! Thank you for vending with us!


Twisted Fence Ranch will set up a booth at our AJCC market this Tuesday to show off their new, locally-grown alpaca wool products. Enjoy the incredible artistry of their felted Valentine postcards, all-natural doggy chew toys, woven rugs and fuzzy head bands. And come meet these wonderful farmers/artists.

Visit our “Evans Towne Farmers Market” facebook page. Lots of excitement there about our upcoming traditional market, starting March 7, on Thursday evenings. Your “like” is appreciated and helpful!

Big thanks to customer Aleshia Tucker for volunteering to help coordinate the first-ever “Crop Mob Augusta” at East Georgia Produce on March 9! The farm is is in Bartow, GA. Farmer Matt tells us that we’ll be “doing a lot of planting.” The work starts at 12:30pm and goes til 5pm. In exchange for your sweat and time, East Georgia Produce and Augusta Locally Grown will provide a picnic farm dinner from 5:30pm-7pm. To sign up, email Or text Aleshia at 706-855-1901.

Save the date! This year’s theme is “A Concert on the River” and it truly is a one-of-a kind event! The Benderdinker starts with a two-hour kayak/canoe loop on Betty’s Branch and the Savannah River in Evans. During the paddle, you will be fed healthy treats made with local ingredients and pass by six local bands playing from pontoon boats, including the ever-popular Mason Jars! The second half of the event is a festival complete with the tastiest, locally-grown picnic foods EVER. Chef Charleen and Chef Edward have already signed on! Visit to register! This year, every paddler will get a much-coveted event tshirt with their registration.

- Kim

CLG:  CLG Pick-up 4pm 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 4:00 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!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteers

Thank you to June Harris and DocJody for volunteering at last Friday’s pick-up day!

Next week’s volunteers are Reid Hilton and Karen Schuman.

We could not have this co-op without the volunteer support from our members. Volunteers rock!

To check out our calendar on VolunteerSpot and sign up, please visit:

Remember, for EVERY shift volunteered, whether a full 1:00-5:30 slot or a 1:00-3:30 slot, each volunteer will receive TWO FREE MONTHS of co-op membership.

In addition, for every 1:00-5:30 shift completed, each volunteer will receive a $5 Walmart gift/gas card!

If you have any problems or prefer to contact me directly, my email is


-Karen Harbut
Volunteer Coordinator

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is Open

Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!

Have a blessed weekend!

Clemson SC:  Your Market is Open

Hello Folks!
Your market is open this week for drop-off on Tuesday Jan 22, 4:30-5:15. If you can’t pick up at this time, please text me @ 864-353-6096 so we can make arrangements.
We will be trying out the weekly drop-off to see if this works for us. If enough folks order weekly, we will be able to keep the schedule.
Do you loke Tuesdays better? if so, we will keep Tuesdays, too. It seems to work better for me to drop off the food the day I receive it from the growers, rather than unload and hold for a day in our refrigerators.
There is a huge variety of cool-weather veggies, including some ultra beautiful chard that tastes sooooo good! Don’t you love it that our growers pack your orders the day you receive them? They start out twice as tasty and they stay fresh lots longer, but who can resist using these fabulous veggies right away? Not me! YUM!
We have some awesome duck eggs, eggcellent for baking, but also can be used just like chicken eggs, too. They are larger in general, and seem to have a larger yolk. We love our pekin Ducks, and will be sending you photos of them soon.
AWA people will be out to Putney Farm on the 22nd to see that we still meet Animal welfare approved standards this year. Of course we do, but can’t help but get a little nervous, just the same. AWA likes the way we handle our hens, though, and we expect to pass with flying colors.
Do you like the Surprise CSA boxes? Do you like getting the protein in it, and do you like getting products from different growers? Let us know what you think. We are a team, arent we? YES WE ARE! So, feed back people, is where its at.
I guess you can tell that I, Donna, am feeling MUCH better. The Putney’s have been doing less eating out, moore juicing and green smoothies, and more raw fruits and veggies. Sure, we ate right before….well, better than most, but now we are ramping it up, and, lo and behold: our health and opur outlooks have both improved tremendously! Maybe my memory will get lots better too, and, along with that, better customer service!
So, folks, eat your veggies and think good thoughts!

Hope to see you there at drop-off. :-D

Statesboro Market2Go:  If you placed an order this week...

If you placed an order this week, please pick up your order at the location you selected between 4:30 and 6:30 today. Looks like we may have some messy weather! See you all shortly!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Bulk Order Calendar, Fridge Needed and Conference

Bulk/Group Order Calendar
In order to help with planning and budgeting below is the bulk order calender for the next few months.

Unrefined Sea Salt – 1/25 to 1/27
Wild Caught Seafood – 2/8 to 2/10
Organic Coffees – 2/15 to 2/17
Grass Fed Cheese (Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese) – 3/1 to 3/3
Organic Pantry Items (Wilderness Family Naturals) – 3/15 to 3/17

1 More Refrigerator Needed
We need 1 more refrigerator! If you are planning to remodel your kitchen and need to get rid of your old fridge or if you just have an extra fridge you’re not using, please consider donating it to the co-op. Please contact me if you have a refrigerator you’d like to donate. We will come and take it away for you!

Save the Date- Building Nourishing Traditions
A conference on making nutrient-dense foods work for you! This year’s conference will be March 16th. Mark your calendars! More details to come as we get closer to the date. If you volunteer you will recieve a discounted or free admission. Please contact Celeste Skousen <> if you would like to volunteer for any of the positions described below. I look forward to seeing you there!

Building Nourishing Traditions
A conference on making nutrient-dense foods work for you!
Saturday, March 16th all day (time TBD)
Rancho Alegre Farm 2225 Givens Rd, Dacula, GA 30019 (registration website to be announced soon)

From Celeste:
This is going to be a fabulous event,because it will focus on the practical aspects of finding and preparing traditional, nutrient-dense foods. We will have a series of lectures on the basics of WAPF principles, the importance of cod liver oil (by Dave Wetzel of Green Pasture), and budgeting & time management tools and tips for using nourishing foods. The afternoon will be packed with workshops demonstrating various preparations of nutrient-dense foods.

We also plan to have have a farmers’ panel to discuss sourcing of great foods and interactions with local farms. It will be a packed day!

At this point, though, I need some help! We need a number of volunteers to either teach a workshop potential topics listed below), or to help out with other aspects of the conference.

Here are some of our needs:

Workshop presenters – potential topics (we need 10-12 presenters):

  • - fermented veggies
    – broth
    – dairy – cultured (& perhaps raw as well)
    – grains
    – nuts & seeds
    – dealing with food sensitivities
    – condiments (mayo, ketchup, etc)
    – oils (maybe discussed with condiments?)
    – fermented drinks
    – cooking with liver/organ meats

Additional volunteers needed (some before the conference, most the day of):

  • - parking crew (2-4 people)
    – setup crew (3-4 people)
    – cleanup crew (4-5 people)
    – lunch rearrangement crew (we’ll be moving chairs around at lunch to
    shift from theater seating to workshops)
    WAPF table staff (6-8 people on rotations)
    – AV equipment procurer (borrowing or renting – our funds will cover
    rental) All volunteers will get discounted admission to the conference; workshop
    presenters and other high responsibility volunteer positions will get free admission.

If you are willing to discuss helping out with any of the above positions,
please email me <> and we can talk further. Also, if you
know of anyone who would be a great presenter on any of the above topics,
please pass along the reference! I’m hoping to make this a valuable
experience for all involved.
Thanks so much for your support,
Celeste Skousen
Chapter leader, North Fulton County

The market will open at 7am tomorrow and close at 5pm Sunday.

Thank you,

Local Farms First:  Order Pick Up Reminder!

Greetings local food lovers!

Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM!

Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is now at Montanya Distillery, 130 Elk Avenue.

Gunnison: Upstairs at the ORE Office (202 E. Georgia).

Paonia: At the Trading Post Wednesday evening or Thursday anytime.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
Market Manager – a 501c3 non-profit
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Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Raw Milk and Produce Boxes are Back!

gwinnett locally grown

Dear market friends, gwinnett locally grown

We had a WONDERFUL market last week, and as promised, here is the beginning of many changes and additions to the market and farm offerings.

We can’t do all this without you, so be sure to give us feedback along the way while we work on streamlining all of our offerings we are going to provide.

We are glad to see Double B Farm back, and boy did the veggies look great! After suffering a terrible car accident last week, I am grateful we can support this farmer as he jumps back into better health.

It was great to see Johnston Farm back with his milk offerings. His cheese was wonderful and so fresh (it’s made the same day).

Raw Milk is finally here!

We had a waiting list of over 100 of you who wanted to get raw milk (labeled for per consumption). Now that we partnered with Johnston Family Farm our supply has increased, but please get your order in now to make sure you get some.

Johnston Family Farm is also offering buttermilk, cream (frozen), chocolate milk and cheese (pasteurized but made fresh). Since their buttermilk and chocolate milk is done in batches of 40 gallons, we need you to order now so you can get your products as soon as that minimum limit is reached.

Produce Boxes are coming back!

We will be offering these amazing boxes with all certified organic produce very soon! Just to tell you a little bit about how it will work, you will be able to purchase your box(es) through the market and pick up at Rancho Alegre Farm on Fridays from 12-5pm. Stay tuned!

Fermented Cod Liver Oil from Green Pasture

Did you know that Dr. Weston A. Price discovered that cod liver oil was considered a "sacred food" by some of the traditional cultures he studied? Now that flu season is here, boost your immune system with the potent antimicrobial agents and vitamins D and A that cod liver oil offers you. Please check their website at to see their offerings.

Coconut Oil from Wilderness Family Naturals

If you would like to order some of the Wilderness Family Naturals products, please download this form and send it to as soon as possible. The form also contains the price list.



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Best wishes,

Pilar Quintero
Rancho Alegre Farm
Host of Gwinnett Locally Grown

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