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Springdale, AR:  Preparing for online ordering!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Wednesday April 01, 2020 09:31 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Statesboro Market2Go:  CHANGES THIS WEEK for Market2Go customers


Please read carefully as your pickup location and designated pickup times have changed.

NEW PICKUP LOCATION! Due to the high volume of Market2Go orders, we’re temporarily moving our Market2Go operation to Uncle Shug’s on Main (old RJ’s) at 434 South Main. At your designated pickup time, please drive in the market entrance on the far side of the lot and circle around the perimeter to the main restaurant entrance. Make your circle as wide as possible, and do not leave gaps in the line – social distancing not required for vehicles!

NEW PICKUP HOURS! To smooth the flow of traffic and minimize customer wait times, we’re providing customers with designated pickup times. Please arrive during the one-hour time slot assigned alphabetically by last name of customer order:

Last names A through G Pick up between 4:00 and 5:00
Last names H through O Pick up between 5:00 and 6:00
Last names P through Z Pick up between 6:00 and 7:00

We want all our customers to be able to get their groceries. If you have a serious problem observing the assigned time slots, please text 912.481.2263 with your order name and the time you can pick up your order, so we can adjust our planning.

HOME DELIVERY OPTION. If. you selected “home delivery” when you ordered, we will bring your order to your home between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.. We’ll text you when we’re on the way, then leave your order, including a FREE insulated Market2Go bag, at the entrance you designate. Pickup times do not apply for home delivery orders.

New DRIVE-THROUGH Procedure

  • Please arrive at UNCLE SHUG’S within your designated time slot.
  • Drive clockwise around the outermost perimeter, maintaining a tight queue, from the designated entrance to the front of the restaurant.
  • A staff member will check you in at the rear of the lot; please provide the customer name(s) for the order(s) you’re picking up.
  • Your order will be brought out to your vehicle from the main restaurant entrance as you wait in the line of traffic.
  • Provide access to your vehicle and to the containers you want loaded (bags, boxes, bins or coolers); e.g., unlock the back door or pop the trunk, with containers inside.
  • Wait in your car for the runner to return with your order and load into your containers.
  • Provide credit card or check or remind us if you are prepaid.. (You may pay cash in exact amount, but to reduce money handling, any “change” from cash received will be credited to your account.

Remember that this service is new to us – we’re still growing exponentially and redefining our operation every week, including a change of venue this week. So please be patient and help us to be successful.

Here’s how you can help.:

  • Arrive during your designated time slot. You MUST be in the queue before 7:00.
  • Allow plenty of time for your pickup; be patient and be prepared to wait in line.
  • Help us maintain social distance and avoid contact with unsanitized items
  • Bring containers for your order (bags, boxes, bins) but leave them in your vehicle
  • Do NOT offer to return egg cartons, produce containers or other used items
  • Recognize that because of exceptional volume, some items may be sold out; your order will be adjusted and you won’t be charged for any items the vendors can’t deliver.
  • Bring a credit card or check for payment. For future orders, pay online with credit or debit card — we’ll help you register your card..
  • (Again) Be patient — we’re in this together.
  • Let us know if you have ideas to improve our pickup process.
  • Tell your neighbors and social media friends about Market2Go drive through.
  • Tell the vendors how much you appreciate their making good food available

Independence,VA:  Market Closed, Updated Vendor List


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Good evening,

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Market this afternoon. We had a record breaking day and it was really great to see so much support in our community for local farmers. A great big thank you to Barbara Moncrief for helping to keep us safe by making us vegetable themed face masks to wear today!

Please stay tuned for Market updates. Right now we plan to close the Market for two weeks as an extra safety precaution to our staff and customers. We will reassess the situation and determine how we can best serve our community in the coming weeks.

If you find that you are in need of local produce and/or meats, here is a list of IFM vendors available for direct sales.

Pulaski Grow!
Lee Spiegel
Pulaskigrow@gmail.com

Eona Farms
Helen Beamer
helenbeamer@yahoo.com
276-730-4788
Quarter of beef (156 lb.) ready for delivery. First come first serve.

Peaceful Heart Farm
Melanie Hall
melanie@peacefulheartfarm.com
www.peacefulheartfarm.com
276-694-4369
I have 2 beef quarters that are ready for pickup – first come, first serve.

Heaven on Earth
Laura Wright
Scottandlaurawright@gmail.com
276-868-8780
Eggs $4.00

Mountain Memories
Mark and Dawn Rhudy
mark.dawnrhudy@yahoo.com
Text: 276-655-4744
For products visit our website:
http://mtnmemoriesfarm.com/

We hope that we are being overly cautious and will not hesitate to reopen in 2 weeks if we feel we can do so without putting everyone at risk. Please stay tuned for updates and stay at home if you can. Looking forward to brighter days.

With love,

The Independence Farmers Market Managers

Foothills Market:  Market Reminder


Foothills Market is open until 5:00 this afternoon, so there’s still time to get your locally-grown favorites!

Carol Moss:  Ready for Ordering


Evans Homestead has eggs available again this week.
Online payment is not working yet, so we will accept cash or checks at pickup.
Thank you for your support of local farms!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Cheese from The Bloomy Rind


The deadline to order is Tonight!

We hope this finds you safe and well.

Greetings, dear cheese lover. Folks have often requested a cheese club, so now that we find ourselves with extra time and surplus inventory, we’re offering a Stock Your Cheese Drawer to try it out. When so many of the amazing restaurants we supply either switched to a limited takeout menu or completely paused service, we found ourselves with a bunch of cheese in need of good homes. We reached out to our friends at Woodland Wine Merchant, Jackalope Brewery, and Yazoo Brewery to see if they could include a cheese box with their pick up/delivery services. (They said yes!) To keep things simple for them, you’ll order the cheese through us, and we’ll drop orders at the partner you choose.

>>By the way, if you need some delicious cheese but wanna skip the booze, Porter Road Butcher is well stocked and offering curbside service (615-650-4440). <<

To order a Stock Your Cheese Drawer box:
1) Choose a size, large (3-5 cheeses, $45) or small (2-3 cheese, $25).
2) Venmo the amount with contact and delivery method choice (detailed options below) by WEDNESDAY at midnight.
3) Place your corresponding order with WWM, Jackalope, or Yazoo.
4) Pick up or receive delivery Friday or Saturday.
5) Enjoy!

Details:

Selections are “cheesemonger choice” style, meaning it’s going to be a surprise! We will include a mix of styles and textures, and the sizing will either be whole wheels of small format cheeses or generous wedges for cut wheels. Everything will of course be labeled. Portions will be generous and you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck as we try to reduce perishable inventory.

Venmo payment to @KathleenHCotter with all the relevant details: name, contact # in case we need to reach you, delivery/pick up partner and day, and address if you’re choosing delivery. Cheese order deadline: WEDNESDAY at midnight. We suggest marking the transaction private so you’re not sending your info out to the internets. If you don’t use Venmo, reply to this email and we’ll figure out another option.

email: kathleen@thebloomyrind.com

We will send a confirmation text from 615-429-9648 that your order was received.

Be sure to get your orders placed for pick up/delivery with one of our partner options: Woodland Wine Merchant, Jackalope, or Yazoo. Please order under the same name (and address) as the cheese order so we can match them up easily. Our partners are helping us out by teaming up to offer delivery/pick up of our cheeses, so this is only an option with the purchase of their goods. Remember to let them know whether you’d like your order for Friday or Saturday (we need a day to assemble cheese orders, so please only select one of these days.)

If you have questions along the way related to the cheese order, please text/call/email The Bloomy Rind (615-429-9648/kathleen@thebloomyrind.com). Our partners will only be able to answer questions about their goods.

Safety first: The Bloomy Rind is licensed and inspected by the TN Department of Ag. All of our cheese producers are licensed and inspected by their respective state agencies. We are based in Citizen Kitchens, which is not open to the general public. The cheese is only handled by cheesemonger Kathleen with gloved hands on sanitized surfaces that are used only by us. We will package your order in a to go box or bag, so delivery folks are only handling the container, not any of the individual cheeses. Your health and safety is our #1 concern – now and always. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Thank you for your support. A cheese box purchase helps not only The Bloomy Rind stay afloat during these challenging times, but also a handling fee goes to our partners. Most of the cheeses we’ll be sending out are from regional and domestic cheesemakers who desperately need to sell product right now, especially the soft cheeses that can’t age out. Many thanks all around!
Copyright © 2020 The Bloomy Rind :: Artisan Cheeses, All rights reserved.

The Cumming Harvest:  Weblog Entry


I hope everyone is staying safe this week and in the near future. To reiterate what was said last weekend:

We will open the market this week and our pickup on Saturday will largely be the same as previous weeks. In response to concerns over Covid-19 we will disinfect and sanitize all shared surfaces before and after business is conducted in the market. The iPad and card reader as well as the cash box will be wiped down after each customer. We ask that if you are feeling under the weather that you please refrain from placing an order this week or send someone else to pickup for you. Please follow all sanitary precautions put out by the CDC as we are following those guidelines as well and we want to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

Last weekend was a record week for the market and we would like to thank everyone for their continued support in these trying times.

Thank you, Happy Shopping!

Emily Eilers
Emily.eilers@mealsbygrace.org
Head Farmer FM Aquaponics

My Own Metro Market:  Available for Saturday April 4


I hope all is well. The market is open. We will have a nice box available this week; mixed kale, baby lettuce, carrots, arugula, green onions.
We will see you Saturday.

Miami County Locally Grown:  Open one more week, Closed for Easter!!


We will be OPEN only ONE WEEK MORE before our annual Easter Break!!

We’re open this week for orders, with pickup next Tuesday April 7th as normal, but we will NOT reopen next Tuesday for orders!!

No Market on April 14th – place your orders now!! :-)

And sadly we must postpone the Spring Night Market that was scheduled for next Tuesday April 7th :-(

There will be a right time to host another Night Market – and oh the produce we can have available in the near future!!

We are very fortunate to be able to continue the Virtual Market – we’ll take all the Blessings, however Big or Small, wherever we can find them :-)

And talk about Blessings!! THANK YOU for your continued support, kind words, and happy thoughts! We are honored to continue this little local service that feels like an ever-growing family.

Everyone take good care of yourselves, and each other :-)

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net

www.facebook.com/miamicountylocallygrown

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Champaign, OH:  A Last Note...


My last love note of the ordering week to remind you that the market will close, this evening, at 10pm., and you do not want to miss all of the fun!

We have shattered even last week’s amazing sales records, and then you came back, even stronger, this week, to show us even more love.

Thursday is going to be a sunshine day, it will be a nice little drive out to the country to pick up your boxed orders, you do not need to leave your car, and you get our smiling faces, bringing you all of the local goodness!

We have so much to offer you, and now it’s time to get those last orders in!

All of our new customers have returned from last week, our weekly customers are going strong, AND…we are saying HELLO to returning customers who have been absent for a few years…

This market, the customers, the vendors…it all equals the love…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam