This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
To visit the authoring market’s website, click on the market name located in the entry’s title.
McMinnville Locally Grown: We're Back!
J.B. has some of the prettiest Bibb he’s ever grown-only $2.00 this week.
Superior Seasons: Weblog Entry
Reminder! Ordering is still open, CLICK HERE, until Monday at 5pm for Wednesday’s pickup! After 5 we update to start the next order cycle for Saturday!
Work in the Fields
Farmers are still busy finishing harvesting carrots, kale, and other frost tolerant crops. Minding the storage of potatoes, squash, etc to supply to markets for the winter. Preparing fields for next spring by lightly working or plowing the land or making raised beds to help get planting done in our short spring. Finally finishing a myriad of projects that abandoned during the chaos of summer weeding and harvests. Planning for next year!
Click to Read the Superior Seasons Weekly!
ALFN Local Food Club: Pecans!
We’ve got pecans! Courtesy of Hardin Farms, you can get them whole or cracked! It’s been a long wait since we last had pecans! Laughing Stock Farms has also uploaded their Mei Qing Choi (can’t pronounce it, but it’s a delicious cousin of Bok Choy) and pepper sauce! And ABC Nature Greenhouse and Herb Farm has huckleberry plants and fig trees!
Rivervalley.locallygrown: Market Open Reminder
Just a reminder to let you know that the market is open for your ordering pleasure.
Tampa Bay : Order by Tuesday 11pm - Two New Farms & only 5 boxes left!
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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!
Mid-Georgia: Heron Bay Farmers' Market
Fall is in the air. The James Family Farm will be at Cannongate Parking lot tomorrow between 2 and 6 pm.
They will have:
and their usual baked and can goods.
Fall greens should be coming in shortly.
Have a great day and “eat your zip code”!
CAFE: Available products
Some of you are having problems ordering. Here is a list of available products in case you want to email me what you want.
Sorry for the trouble. We should have it fixed for next week.
CLG: Fall Bounty and Community Fund Update
Good Morning CLG Community-
The selection still abounds and Bluebird Hill Berry Farm is back online after taking a short trip for rejuvination.
Is the Food Movement for real?
Here is a link to a Michael Pollan article in the NYT that seeks to explore that question
He thinks “California’s Proposition 37, which would require that genetically modified (G.M.) foods carry a label, has the potential to do just that — to change the politics of food not just in California but nationally too.”
Building Community Around Food
This week we raised $45 for the Conway Locally Grown Community Fund, a micro lending program that will fund sustainable and community oriented projects. So far we have raised $1625.40 for our next round of Community Fund investments. We plan to start taking applications for the next round of funding in December. To read more about how the CLG Community Fund works, visit our conway.locallygrown.net and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Food Pantry Donations
This week CLG Members raised $75 for the food pantry! This year we have raised $1817.35 for the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry.
The market is open for ordering. To place an order, visit Conway.locallygrown.net/market Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.
Have a great day!
We Are One Farmers Market: Pre-Order Open - Spinach, Hakurei, Mocha Gourmet, SPANAKOPITA
Random Hills Farm, Work Song Farm and Lavalley Farms have added a massive amount of vegetables, creating a diverse selection of certified organic, certified natural and conventional vegetables. Amazing choices for everyone. Plus Michelle’s Garden brings a lovely array of vegetables grown using organic practices. I purchased her Shampoo Bar last week and it is a wonderful tool for healthy vibrant hair.
Also new items on pre-order include Chocolate Mocha Truffles and Pecan Pie Bars from Rose Petal Bakery. Stop in and meet Betty. Mike’s Greek Gold offered their Baklava last week which was heavenly, come and meet Marijane. She also brought Spanakopita!!!
Chef Ashley is preparing Maple Balsamic Potatoes, one of my favorites from last year.
Also Lavalley Farms/NH Ciderworks is still pressing fresh NH Cider, get it while its teeming with vitamins!
The winter market this year is HUGE… to see a pic of the size of our market, take a look at our fan page. Please support the We Are One so we can continue to bring you the best local foods and products that our region has to offer.
I’m on vacation this week, hope you all will visit this wonderful food resource while I’m away. Have a great week.
Monday Update 10/22/12
With the season’s final outdoor market day and halloween FAST approaching I have been fantasizing about the various possibilities that pumpkins offer for orange-and-purple-wear. What could be more decidedly orange and more in season right now!!?? But local availability is more difficult!!! Because of the large market created for Halloween pumpkins must be grown in large, monocultural plantings. Most of those in supermarkets and even many sold in fresh markets will have been imported from out of our region.
Keep in mind, HOWEVER, that the jack o’lantern tradition began in Ireland with Celtic staples such as beets and turnips. Pumpkins are a post-Columbian modern crop which do not thrive in Ireland’s short, cool growing season. If loka-lantern is defined as the festive adornment of ANY locally grown autumn fruit we may consider a number of other (albeit non-orange) possibilities.
So, if you can’t find a local pumpkin consider carving and displaying something else grown locally this year. Try (in decreasing size) another type of squash or gourd; a turnip or rutabaga; a sweet potato (also orange); maybe even a cabbage; an eggshell; or even (at the pixie-scale) a hazelnut shell! If you require (like I probably will) more of a spectacle, consider introducing other “characters” along with your traditional jackolantern.
Bring your experiments to the final City of Clemson Farmers Market in Patrick Square this Friday afternoon(10/26, 3:30-6:30) where they can be appreciated and photographed alongside the dazzling displays of purple and orange tailgate platters we will be receiving.
If you haven’t yet ordered this week, there is still time to shop until noon today (Monday, 10/22). The entire locallygrown.net system was transformed before the market opened Friday so you may notice some differences on the Market page. If you have any difficulty ordering please contact us for assistance.
Eat well to stay well! Lance