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Tampa Bay :  Put Your Order in ASAP for Fresh, Local Produce! Market Open Til 11PM Monday

Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay

Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food

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Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till 11pm Monday night! />
The pick up times have been extended to Wednesday 6-8pm in order to better accommodate our distributor, farmers, and customers!

And Thursday from 1-4pm. (case by case, call ahead)

If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.

Sarah will be handling the market for the next few weeks as Ryan will be in Cuba to learn about permaculture and cooperatives! If you have any questions, e-mail the BH or call her at (407)754-5794.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero

Order here today!.

Email us if you have any questions.

The boxes are now hand-selected by the customer/member instead of pre-packaged. This means the earlier you come, the more selection you’ll have for your box!

We may donate excess food that does not sell in the course of a week to local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the Good Samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings for those in need.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within a few months that will be a reality.

The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.

Right now it looks like we will be moving into the blue building near the current location as another temporary spot. We’re still planning to move around the end of this month and could use some help so let us know if you’d be willing to volunteer your time and/or supplies.

We have also been visiting an aquaponics farm in Dade City called Morning Star Fishermen. They have a 65,000 gallon aquaponics system and are raising tilapia as well as a ton of vegetables. It is a truly inspiring production- they even teach classes and are expanding. We’re thinking of planning a field trip up there with members so be on the lookout for info!

More updates to come soon!

Coming Events

Ryan, our Market Manager, will be in Cuba from February 13-23 in order to learn about cooperatives and permaculture initiatives there. Sarah, along with any volunteers who would like to help, will be handling orders and pickup during that time. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, feel free to contact Sarah at 407-754-5794 or

HCC will be hosting a Beyond Sustainability Conference at the end of February (Feb 28-Mar 1). The focus will be on social entrepreneurship and sustainable economy: exploring nexuses. For more information, Click Here

USF’s Student Environmental Association is hosting RecycleFest- an opportunity for creative minds to create art pieces from recycled material that may be displayed in the MSC Centre Gallery! The event will be taking place March 28th at 1:30PM at the MSC Amphitheater. If you are interested and/or have any questions, contact Sarah Seabrook at

Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.


Augusta Locally Grown, Addersons Fresh Produce and The Veggie Truck will join together at an educational booth promoting and selling locally grown veggies at this free Kroc Center event, this Saturday, February 9. Activities start at 9:30am. Kim Beavers of “Eating Well with Kim” (also a fantastic champion of ALG!) will host a healthy cooking expo at 11am.  See you at the Kroc!


The Evans Towne Farmers Market starts one month from now! We have thousands of beautiful promotional postcards to get out into the Columbia County community. If you’d be willing to take a bundle to your office, school, church or club, please let us know! We can give them to you at pick-up on Tuesdays, or we can drop them off for you. Contact Kim at


The volunteer list is growing strong! We’re up to 30+ workers and growing … and Patrick has just been volunteered to smoke the picnic ham!!!
Join us for our first-ever “Crop Mob Augusta” volunteer farm day on March 9, at East Georgia Produce in Bartow. The work starts at 12:30pm; the farm picnic starts at 5:30pm. You bring your energy, boots and workgloves! Visit our Facebook Events page (“Crop Mob Augusta”) to sign up! Or go to our Events Page at


See you at the market on Tuesday!


Clemson SC:  Clemson Locally Grown is Now Open

We have Fresh Free-range eggs just for you, and here is some info about the superior nutrition of eggs:
“Eggs are an easy and versatile way to get that high-quality protein to help get through the day along with vitamin D. This site
suggests a few quick and easy egg recipes to give you an extra boost of vitamin D this winter season”:
Or Just click here? to go directly to recipes.
Remember to get your greens in for vibrant health, too. Don’t feel you have time to mess with cleaning and chopping greens? Collards from Spurgeon Farms are one of the products that are already cut and washed for you.
This week is the week that the final calves of the season for Taylor Farms are born. It is an exciting time in our neighborhood! Taylor’s meat is all free-ranged, no chemical horomones nor antibiotics, and I personally know that they are well-cared for. Mr. Taylor even gets up during the night to check on his cows to be sure they are safe.
Some of the roasts are unavailable now, however, there is plenty of selection for your dinner.

Did you know that the cosmetics industry is totally unregulatred, and can put anything at all in Their products?
is about the chemicals in our cosmetics, baby care, etc.

Hope to see you Tuesday 4:30-5:30. If you can’t make it in that time slot, let me know and we will be glad to make arrangements.*864-353-6096 * This drop-off will be the one deciding factor that will influence our decision about whether to stay weekly or to go by-weekly again. Can you give us some feed-back about it? And, mark down my phone number. You can text me any ole time with any question or comment.
*864-353-6096 *
Best to you!

CLG:  CLG Pickup 4pm TODAY! Bring Glass Jars.

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!

CLG:  CLG Pickup 4pm TODAY! Bring Glass Jars.

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!

Champaign, OH:  Hello friends!

Good evening and thank you for a super market tonight! Just a short note that the market is now open!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is Open

Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!

Vista Marketplace:  Market Basket

You can still get a *Market Basket *this week if you order by 9:00am Friday morning. Baskets will be delivered to you downtown or you can pick it up at the Vista Marketplace at Whaley on Saturday between the hours of 10am-2pm. Family share is $25.00 and a half share is$15.00.
Come visit the market for great veggies and other grocery needs as well as Valentine Goodies!

GFM :  Online Market Open for Feb 7- 10

Welcome to the Greeneville Farmers Market Online Market. We hope you enjoy this weeks selections, and look forward to seeing you next Wednesday for Pickup. Stay warm, stay dry, and most importantly, stay happy :D

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteer Replacement Found

Thank you to Huey Grandstaff for filling in tomorrow!! We are now fully staffed for the pick-up.