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Tampa Bay :  Tickets Close Tonight - Farm to Fork Dinner for Charity Monday 5:30pm

Hey Everyone,

Just a reminder that tonight is your final chance to buy tickets online – we only have a few left. Don’t forget about the event afterwards – $1 of every drink is going to go toward community stepping stones!


We’re raising funds for the Green Springs mobile market & delivery – where Birdhouse in cooperation with CSS will be working to increase food access and combat childhood obesity in Sulphur Springs.

Buy your tickets here tickets are $60 for four courses & beer pairing!

Here’s the menu – there are vegan/vegetarian options for the dinner of course – and EVERYTHING is gluten free!

Cigar City beer in a can will be paired with each meal!

Florida Charcuterie
White Rabbit Pate from the White Plantation with Regional Seasonal Pickled Veggies, Local Water Buffalo Robiola Buffalina, Seminole Heights Jam & Willow Curried Mustard – 20 Shekels Pumpernickel Raison Loaf

Soup & Salad
FL Sweet Corn Rissotto with My Mothers Garden Cayenne Bacon, Barefoot Farmer Calabaza Pumpkin & Willow Greens (RSVP for Vegan/Vegetarian)

All Florida Roasted Goldens Beets, Watermelon Radish, Ginger Portabella’s drizzled with Seminole Heights Honey and Pickled Baby Carrots

Main Dish
“Coney Island Baby” White Plantation Rabbit Roulade with a White Chocolate Mole, Lime & Organic Cassava Fritter & Smoked Chilie Jam (RSVP for Vegan/Vegetarian)

Vanilla bean & Local Citrus Panna Cotta with Sage Lavender Lemon Cello Syrup

Info on the producers:
Local Roots
Willow’s Herbal Delights
My Mothers Garden
20 Shekels Bread

Buy your ticket asap – there’s actually only 28 tickets left!

Buy yours now and get to meet some of our producers listed above.

If you can’t make it to the dinner, come around 7:45 and drink a beer for the cause till 11pm – the DJ is gonna keep everything going along with the Blue Bird Book Bus

Hope to see you there.

Email if you have any questions.

Birdhouse Team

Swainsboro, GA:  MARKET IS OPEN

Hi everyone. Hope you are all having a safe and nice weekend. Take a few minutes and view what we have to offer this week and have a great week!
*******************Market will not be open next week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Tell all your friends about Locally Grown and let’s make this a success.

Jonesborough Locally Grown:  Market is Open for Ordering!

Market is now open for orders to be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 5:00 p.m. at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.
Thanks to one and all for a hugely successful first week. Last week’s customer prize, (market note-cards with paintings by Ginny Wall) was given to Julianne Rowland. Good Forks Farms has something in store for this week’s lucky winner. Who knows, it might be YOU!

See you Wednesday…Heidi & Charles

Local Farms First:  Last day to order local! Napa Cabbage...

Greetings local food lovers!

It’s your last day to order local before Thanksgiving!

Go green while you still can and try some green or Napa cabbage this week from Zephyros Farms.

There’s still a cornucopia of produce available so snatch it up for all your sides while you still can!

Please note: We will be closed Thanksgiving week so this is your chance to order local products for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website:

ALFN Local Food Club:  Best Turkey of all Time

OK. So my family came together for an early Thanksgiving celebration (plane tickets are cheaper, less Holiday craze; try it some time), and Falling Sky Farm was kind enough to sell us one of their turkeys a little ahead of schedule. My dad brined and roasted the turkey according to their recipe, and now I have to announce that this was the best turkey I have ever tasted. It was phenomenal. And this is your last chance to reserve a turkey! Do your family a favor!

I’ve also got a few good guides to greens here for you, recipes included. There are so many varieties on our market that it can be quite overwhelming. Hopefully these guides (Number One, Number Two) will help you make your purchasing decisions.

It’s also time to think about what locally grown goodness you want for your Thanksgiving feast. What you order now you will get next weekend, i.e., the weekend before Thanksgiving. We’ve got plenty of holiday staples: pecans, sweet potatoes, greens, ham, turkey, artisan cheese, honey, apples, artisan bread. I think it’s of paramount importance to feed you and yours the right kind of food on a day meant to give thanks.

Last but not least, I have two announcements from our grower community: (1) “Turtle Rock Farms is very sorry for the issue concerning their 1/2 chickens. TRF is out of chickens and tried to make them unavailable repeatedly, yet a software error kept making them available. The error was caught when orders were sent out to them each week. We were able to verify the error and have since deleted the item permanently. Lastly, TRF is out of all items currently and will not return to the market until 2013. Thank you for your support and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.” It was indeed a software issue, and we apologize for those of you whose orders were not fulfilled by no fault of Turtle Rock’s. And (2), from Chuck Crimmins, “just wanted to let the market know that after this week’s listing, we will be taking a two week break and recuperate!! We won’t list again until Sunday, December 2 (for pickup on Dec. 8) We currently have ~30 items listed, many greens, lettuce, sweet potatoes, etc. If folks are interested in our ‘Perry county’ organic produce for both pre-Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving day meals, this would be the week to order.”

So check out our market, order up and get some clothes with a bigger waste line ready!
Sam Hedges

Champaign, OH:  Turkey Day Plans

Good morning locavores! After much discussion we have decided to close the market the week of Thanksgiving NEXT week so we wanted you think about your market needs THIS week a bit early. Do you have company coming or need to take a special dish to someone else’s home? Need extra milk for those scrumptious mashed potatoes or squash dishes? Be thinking of your needs now as the market goes live tonight at 8 and will be open til 8 on Tuesday evening with pickup on Thursday eve. We will be off next week so we can all spend time with family. If you get in a pinch and need product please contact the vendor directly to make other arrangements.

Another note about shopping locally…I am issuing another challenge to see how many of your holiday shopping needs can be found locally. Perhaps it is a gift certificate to a restaurant like Paradiso in Urbana that supports the local food system or one to Everyday Organics that stocks local products? How about the gift of Hemisphere Coffee beans to your Aunt Betty or even a gift certificate to our own Champaign Locally Grown to Grandpa Bob? Did you know you could gift money into a loved one’s account? Yep can do! Start thinking about how your dollars used locally stay local! Happy eating everyone!

Russellville Community Market:  It's Ordering Time!

It’s the best time of the week—ordering time at the market!

As most of you probably noticed, the market was insanely busy last week! I’m proud to announce that this is because last week, as far as I can tell from the books, was Russellville Community Market’s best week we’ve ever had! We owe this happening to you, the dedicated customers. So, thank you very much.

In other news, I’d like to welcome Baker’s Creek Heritage Farm to RCM. They joined us last week and are currently selling eggs (yay!) through the market. Also, Holland Family Farm recently joined RCM and sell honey and their produce currently. A big welcome to them as well!

Thanks again to everyone for your support of RCM! See you Thursday!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. 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

Stone County, AR:  Market's Open!

Hey, Everyone!

The Market’s open!

Come on in!

Homegrown Co-op:  Now available: Fl Green Beans! Don't forget to get a Florida Turkey! Order online now!

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

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Events

Annual Board Member Elections and Meeting

Where: Homegrown’s Farm Store

When: Nov. 18th @ 1 p.m.

Homegrown’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration

Holiday Health & Herbs with Emily Ruff

To Your Health Tuesdays

Kissimmee’s Green Place Info Sessions

Featured Products Online

Order Online Now
Free Range Local Turkey Fellsmore, Fl

Crazy Hart Ranch produces pastured poultry supplimented with a feed ration free from antiboitics, hormones, animal byproducts and roxarsone. Sustainable farming methods are used and the environment is not polluted and the earth’s resources are not depleted. Animals are raised humanely in a natural environment. The result is a product unmatched in quality and taste.

Season’s Pick Box – Medium

Ordering is easier than ever! Enjoy an assortment of the freshest vegetables and fruit in season. Medium boxes include $35 dollars worth of produce. Season’s pick boxes are great for those who enjoy weekly produce surprises, as they are put together same day as pickup. Season’s pick boxes can not be changed or made specific or custom in any way.

Boston Bibb Lettuce, Micco, Fl

Bibb lettuce is a variety of butterhead lettuce. Toss bibb lettuce leaves with halved cherry tomatoes and grated cheese, or fill individual leaves with deli salad or hummus for a healthy snack.

Other Online Items Available Now:

Red Radish with tops, Sarasota, FL

Bok Choi, Baby Kissimmee, FL

Cucumbers, Baby English Micco, FL

Heirloom Tomatoes Sarasota, FL

Pepper, Habanero Apopka, FL

Fifth Anniversary Celebration

Shine Shed is a local collaborative art group who’s primary goal is to involve the community and encourage creative expression of all sorts, in any and every way. We invite all members of this beautiful community to share their ideas and assist in executing the vision of the many wonderfully talented artist that we can find in each of us. Our goal is to share the beauty around us all and allow for EVERYONE to take part!

Shine Shed would like to involve YOU, Homegrown members! With your help we are going to create an art piece for Homegrown Local Food Coop’s 5th Year Anniversary. We ask for donations of any spare art materials (paint brushes, paint, fabric, etc), scrap metal, Christmas lights, or even some old newspaper! Whatever you have and are willing to donate would be greatly appreciated so we can share this work of art with you!

Please drop all materials off at the Farm Store: 2310 N. Orange Ave, Orlando, Fl 32804

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 November 14th. 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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Stones River Market:  The Market is Back Open - Thanksgiving is Fast Approaching

The Market opens back up this morning and Thanksgiving is not too far away. I want to let everyone know the pick up schedule for the week of Thanksgiving.

Murfreesboro – It’s easy. Nothing changes. Wednesday will still be the pick up.

Nashville – There will be NO pick up on Thanksgiving day. So if you want to order anything for Thanksgiving, it will need to be done this week.

This is your last week to pre-order your turkey for Thanksgiving from West Wind Farms.

Here are some messages and specials from our farmers and producers.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running two specials this week. Buy 2, Get 1 free on all trade gallon pots of Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). Also, purple Wandering Jew hanging baskets are HALF-PRICE while supplies last.

From Mike with Ridiculous Chocolate: “As it gets closer to colder weather, our hot chocolate makes a great treat. One free sample will be added to any orders of our chocolate containers.”

From Catherine with Flying S Farms: “Any of my sweet breads will make wonderful desserts. Our breads and jams make excellent house warming gifts. We have added some new soups, jams and biscuits in time for the holidays.”

Thank you for your orders last week.


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