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Stone County, AR:  Market's Open!

Hi, Everyone…

Greetings on this very wet day! The Market’s now open!

Remember, it’s going to take all of us to create the vibrant local food economy we deserve. Visiting and shopping at our “locally grown” markets – whether at Stone County Farmers Market or online at Stone County Locally Grown – this is the crucial part WE play in having it happen.

So, come on in to The Market! There are plenty of healthy, delicious and nutritious foods to partake of…even before the growing season gets fully underway. Start making your local markets your first stop in grocery shopping. You’ll be glad you did!

Also, we want to serve you in best way possible! If you have questions and/or suggestions, please let us know by responding to this message.

Have a great day!

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Mar. 11, 2013

Meet Doug & Melissa Resetarits of Doug’s Wild Alaskan Salmon

Message from Market Manager

On Friday we met with Doug & Melissa just before they head back to Alaska to prepare for the upcoming wild sockeye salmon fishing season. As projected, we now have Doug’s Wild Caught Alaska Sockeye Salmon on our Market! Please Visit Doug’s Grower page and website for details. We hope you are as excited as we are! We won’t see this lovely couple again until sometime in October when they return to this area. You may have met them yourself at The Saturday Morning Market in downtown St. Petersburg. Until the Resetarits return, our Market is the exclusive local resource for their wonderful wild caught Alaska sockeye salmon products (including salmon burgers)—and wild caught Alaska halibut too!

We guarantee that we will deliver frozen goods to you in frozen condition. From that point—Whether you have purchased frozen goods from us before or you are just beginning to buy frozen foods from our Market—here are suggested guidelines to follow to keep your frozen goods safe—and FROZEN—once delivered to you. 1) Move frozen goods from your kitchen counter into your freezer immediately upon receipt. 2) If you leave us a cooler, please assess—on a weekly basis—how many ice packs are required for the frozen goods you have purchased. When in doubt, please contact your Market Manager at 727-515-9469. If a large volume of ice is required, then please leave multiple coolers to provide adequate space for your order. Please note that we cannot take responsibility for frozen goods once we have delivered them to your door. Also, please leave loaned Market coolers and ice packs in a visible place for pickup at your next order. We loan these out as a courtesy to get you over the hump but we need them back! With hot weather coming, we would appreciate ice pack donations if you have lots extra. Thank you in advance.


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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  • If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you.

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Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

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.

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!

Russellville Community Market:  The Market is Open!

Hey everyone! It’s Sunday at noon again, which can only mean one thing: The market is open!

We hope you enjoyed meeting and seeing Debbie Taylor of Bluff Top last week as our RCM Featured Farmer!

This past Friday, March 7th, was our 2nd ever Farm to Table meal at Arkansas Tech. With cooperation from the hospitality department and the great farmers from around Arkansas, including several from our own market, the chef was able to use local ingredients to create one of the best meals I’ve eaten in quite some time! We hope you were able to make it to the meal, and if not, we hope you can next time around.

Last market day, some of you may have also had to chance to meet one of our newest farmers, Gerry Hemmer. Known as Auntie Gee’s on the market, Gerry showcased some of her homemade soaps and even brought some eggs to sell. Hopefully you were able to talk with her and meet another one of our great RCM farmers.

New on the market this week: Ratchford added their well-known Elk snack sticks, similar to the buffalo stick already on the market, but with elk! :) Ratchford has also added a beef breakfast sausage, which looks fantastic! Also, tropical coconut and cocoa butter soaps have been added! Be sure to check these items out!

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

ALFN Local Food Club:  The Market is Open

Good Morning Hopeful Digesters,
The Market is open. Does that surprise you?
More good stuff for the week to come:
Lots of lettuces and greens from Kellogg Valley Farm.
Beef Sausage Patties from Ratchford Farm. And yet another, single Emu Egg. Word to the wise: you will need a hammer to crack it.
More wonderful plants and seedlings from a variety of farms, including Drewry, ABC Greenhouse, and Willow Springs.
Oh gosh, there’s just plenty to go ’round the table. Order up!

I had the pleasure yesterday of seeing Sue and Rusty Nuffer of Armstead Mountain Farm for a presentation. Get’s me excited for the new Spring season and seeing some of the great produce they’ll be growing!
Sam Hedges

Tahlequah Farmers Market:  Open

The On Line Market is open! Thank you for your support!

Homegrown Co-op:  The Online Market for Wednesday is now Open!

Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 5pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Sunday 10am – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Store


Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

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Upcoming Events

Monday March 11:
New Moon Circle

Tuesday March 12th:
To Your Health Tuesday

Featured Producer: Indian River Garden Company

Indian River Garden Company believe in safe, non-toxic environments along with nourishing the body inside and out. We practice traditional methods of preparation for our fermented and cultured products. We realize many humans are gluten intolerant and would like gluten-free ORGANIC options.

We make every attempt to assure there is no GMO is anything we produce. We make every attempt to either grow our own organic ingredients or to source only organic with preference given to local sources where possible.
Our goal is provide a line of organic:
Gluten-free Foods and Deserts
Fermented Vegetables & Condiments
Kombucha, Plain and Flavored
Sodas (prepared in the traditional methods)
Hemp/Wool Pet Toys and Bedding
Health Products: Soap, Cream, Toothpaste, and Healing Balm
We are also a retailer for Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Items available on the market:

Butter Oil

Cod Liver Oil

Calm Balm

Hand and Face Balm

and a Variety of Beautiful Soaps

Upcoming Member Monday Special!

This Monday, March 11th members only special is in!

Members will receive 15% off all citrus available in the Farm Store!

Including Ruby Grapefruit, Navel Oranges, Tangerines, and Lemons!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.

Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 2-8pm on Wednesday March 13th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
Prepared foods from Venetian Gourmet and Purely Raw

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Local Farms First:  Last day to order local!

Greetings local food lovers!

Last chance to order local until April!

October may feel like an eternity from now but it will be here before you know it! Wouldn’t you like to have a locally raised pig waiting for you?

Put down a deposit now for the pig roast of your future from Gunny’s own Rockin’ JC Ranch. You can have it processed as you please and enjoy 100s of pounds of lean pork for the rest of the year.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
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Stones River Market:  The Market is Back Open Today - Daylight Savings Time Started

Did everyone remember to set their clocks forward last night? I did not and had to hustle to get the Market opened on time this morning.

I have a couple of notes from growers this week.

Flying S Farms has added a chickpea and Swiss chard frozen soup. Catherine has also also modified all of her friendship bread recipes. Instead of canola oil, they are now made with butter.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse wants you to know that this will be the last week for daffodil bouquets. The cold nights have prolonged their blooms. Linda has also added a couple new hanging baskets to her list of products. Keep these inside until the end of April.

Farmer Brown’s Salad of the week is curried cashew. Two sizes are available.

Thank you for your orders last week.


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Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Mother Earth Meats Order Due Friday

Last Days to Order Mother Earth Meats

Dear market customer,

Mother Earth Meats is one of the most HUMANE and trust-worthy meat sources we’ve ever found, and you have an opportunity to get on this bulk-buy through this market and stock up on your favorite, healthy meat cuts at very reasonable prices.

The deadline to order Mother Earth Meats in March 15th, so please order now!

So many logistics come into play when we do a bulk buy of this kind. If at all possible, please don’t wait until the last minute to order and go ahead and fill out your order form now. It will greatly help us deliver the absolute best and timely service to you!

Mother Earth Meats provides pastured, grass-fed, hormone, antibiotic and cruelty-free:

  • beef
  • bison
  • elk

  • goat
  • lamb
  • chicken

  • turkey
  • duck
  • pork

They also offer other products like raw milk cheese, organ meats, bones for broth/stock and traditional cooking fats, all of excellent quality.

Here are some interesting facts about Mother Earth Meats:

  • There is NO sales tax or added delivery fee!
  • There are no nitrates or MSG in the uncooked sausages, fresh bacon or seasoned bacon.
  • Mother Earth Meats does not add any kind of salt or chemical washes to their meats, nor do they use gases to sterilize it.
  • Mother Earth Meats does not use any fertilizers at the farm, other than their own manure and homemade compost.
  • The chickens and turkeys are pastured/free-range and are given a limited amount of non-GMO feed which does include corn/soy.
  • Pork lard is already rendered and pork fat is not; the same is true for beef lard and fat (however, you can easily render it yourself in the oven).

How to Order Mother Earth Meats

Remember, the rules to order Mother Earth Meats are a little different. You would NOT order through The Market.

Instead, follow these easy instructions:

The Deadline to Order is March 15th; Order Now!

1) Go to the Mother Earth Meats website, browse around, and choose the products you want to order.

2) Download your Mother Earth Meats order form here and fill it out with the products you want to order.

3) Save your filled out order form on your computer and email it back to with subject line "MEM ORDER".

That’s it!

These are some of the best meats you can find; don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on top quality meats!

*Delivery date for Mother Earth Meats is Satuday, March 30th, NOT Tuesday as usual*

If you run into any issues or have any questions about ordering Mother Earth Meats,
please fill out this short form or call 770-383-1284.

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Spring is coming fast!

Lots of new items on the Market this week. Be sure to check regularly as sometimes our growers add things midweek as well!

Just in time for Easter
Florida Fresh Meat Special
Hormone and Antibiotic Free Beef
Naturally raised on Florida Pastures
Beef, Rump Roast 2.9 – 3.1 lbs $34.5

Call 352.897.0979 to order your Locally Grown grass fed Lamb for Easter and Passover.

Cracker Farm have added: Brussel Sprouts, Hass Avocado, Broccoli Crowns, Sweet Potatoes, Egg Plant, Cantaloupe, and Pineapple.

Blessings, Healthy Eating and Happy Gardening!