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Miami County Locally Grown:  Why Work So Hard?


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Our society and culture promotes the ideal of leisure and luxury as the ultimate goals. But I have a philosophical objection to this idea. You don’t have to be very old these days to be hyper-aware of the serious problems in our world. It must be especially difficult for young people. The world in which I was young didn’t have the issues of climate change, racial and gender tensions, and political turmoil. The moral imperative seems to be: what is your choice about your role in this inescapable world?

And choices we Americans do have. It is a burden and a privilege all at the same time. If you were living in China or North Korea at present, there are a great many choices you would not have. Such a situation is not impossible to happen in the U.S. – but alas, I am waxing philosophic and political, and I digress.

What’s all this got to do with Miami County Locally Grown? I’m a late-coming farmer of the alternative sort: small acreage, diverse enterprises, more labor intensive, direct farm-to-consumer. After an epiphany, and along with the heritage of family property, my path seemed obvious. I have embraced the opportunity with gusto. But talk about commitment and sacrifice, OY.

It’s hard to put my current life philosophy in a nutshell; we can’t solve all the world’s problems, but there are always opportunities to make positive contributions. Another corollary is that even if you don’t see the results of your efforts, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t an important part of the larger, more complex situation. All of you customers of MCLG are making this kind of contribution.

This is the current iteration of Chez Nous Farm – difficult but rewarding work. And why do I do this? Because it is something larger than myself, a gift of opportunity. My “Magnum Opus” is helping others to gain understanding about soil health and nutrition, the importance of wildlife habitat, and pastured meat production: an honorable goal for which sacrifice is worth the doing!

Caroline McColloch
Chez Nous Farm
cheznousfarm@gmail.com

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Champaign, OH:  Jumping Back In!


Are you ready for a new week of ordering??

Jump back, and get excited! Here we go!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

The Wednesday Market:  Want to Order? We're Open!


Good morning.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Have a great Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market!

Thanks,

Beverly

P.S. If you need to contact someone about your order, please call Sharon Fox, (404) 569-0582, or email her at sfoxtees@aol.com.

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for pickup June 29th!


GOOD EVENING!

*The Online Market is open for orders! Support your local farmers and artisans by shopping the market.

Pickup will be Wednesday, June 29th, at the Grayson Landcare office (104 Courthouse St.) between 4-6 pm.

If you’d like to schedule a curbside pickup to conveniently have your box awaiting upon your arrival, please feel free to schedule a time using the Calendly link below. Otherwise, You can drop by and pick up your order inside the office any time on Wednesdays between 4-6 pm.

Thanks again and happy shopping!

To shop: https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/

Schedule Your Pickup Time (OPTIONAL): Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for supporting the Market!

-Jordan

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Connie's Cornucopia:  Market Closing Soon


Don’t forget to sign up for your microgreens sample pack.

Also this the week for Goat Milk. Will not be for sale next week. This is sold every other week.

Thanks
Connie

Miami County Locally Grown:  We're open!


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We’re open for the week. Enjoy the heat! If you can…

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Berries Galore--repeat message but with link--sorry


Hello—

Sorry for repeat—forgot the link.

BLACKBERRIES JUST GOT ADDED TODAY!

BLUEBERRIES are ripening very fast due to sunny hot weather and may not last more than 2 weeks. Don’t miss them—lots available online and they are easy to freeze for later.

Order at:

https://fayettevillearkansas.locallygrown.net/market.

Even if you have already ordered, you can add these items and anything else to your order and we will put them all together and charge you only once.

Thanks if you have already ordered!

Orders close at 6 am on Wed.

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Berries Galore! Orders Open until 6am Wed


Hello—

BLACKBERRIES JUST GOT ADDED TODAY!

BLUEBERRIES are ripening very fast due to sunny hot weather and may not last more than 2 weeks. Don’t miss them—lots available online and they are easy to freeze for later.

Even if you have already ordered, you can add these items and anything else to your order and we will put them all together and charge you only once.

Thanks if you have already ordered!

Orders close at 6 am on Wed.

Martin's Farmstand:  U-pick strawberries Wednesday


We plan to open all the strawberry fields for u-pick tommorow (Wednesday, June 22,2022) starting at 2 pm. We close at 6 pm or whenever the field is picked and my advice is to get here close to opening time if you wish to be sure of a good picking spot. (NO PICKING ON WEDNESDAY MORNING) This is the late part of peak strawberry season. The average berry sized is somewhat small but there are lots of ripe berries out there. If I am reading the patch correctly we will be picking for another week; however there is quite a bit of area with limited amounts of green berries left so I expect each picking to have less berries than the one before. The season is passing by very quickly this year. WE have the first new potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes and zucchini at the stand now. These were grown using various season extension techniques and they are somewhat expensive in comparsion to what will be coming later however what I had for lunch was so good. Garlic scapes are in there peak supply. Daniel

Old99Farm Market:  Old99 Farm, week of June 19 2022


I’ve updated the online store listing and added:
tomatoes
fennel
to the 29 items available last week.

Surf to the online store here to place your order. Store pick up Thurs 4 to 6 or by arrangement.

Today, Tuesday, first day of summer and 33dC, a whopper of a hot day.

Thanks to the helpers who came out to bring the hay in. We had a fun time eh!

I have a loft apartment available for rent here at the farm, pass word around if you know of mature adult who is looking. Two bedroom, gas heat/hotwater, airconditioned, wifi included $1200/mo includes utilities.

Healthy eating
Ian and Cami