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Miami County Locally Grown:  Ordering open until tonight!


We’ll be open for orders until 9 tonight!

Isn’t it great to be able to stay in your warm home and order fresh greens (as well as lots of other nourishing local foods) in the middle of winter?

Erin

Miami County Locally Grown:  We're open for ordering!


I know it’s cold outside, but my heart is warm and full because I feel thankful for this opportunity – to put effort into something I care about that makes a difference in our community and to other people.

This Virtual Market is a wonderful and unique way to eat well and healthfully and to support the people who grow and make the food and other products so that we can continue to eat that way. It’s very much a win-win!

Reminder: We have our next Night Market coming up on February 8th from 4-7pm here at First Place. Mark your calendars and please spread the word!

Erin

Locally Grown STT:  Online Farmers Mkt is open


Happy Saturday!

Online Farmers Market is now open

Recycling is still on hold at the Narket.

Shop for great immune support items on Market this week:

Fresh turmeric
Fire Ciders
Bok choy
Mustard greens

See you at the Market,
Market Crew

Locally Grown STT:  The Market is Open and Greens are in season!


The Market is open!

Welcome
To the market a new grower: Andy’s Garden.
And they have lots of Bok Choy available this week. Bok Choy is a big leafy vegetable green with thick stems that can be used like a vegetable. And the greens can be used in a fresh salad like a lettuce.

Get some Bok Choy in your diet this week with the help of some of these recipes:

https://www.thespruceeats.com/top-bok-choy-recipes-p2-695369

https://www.marthastewart.com/1502518/bok-choy-recipes

https://www.foodandwine.com/vegetables/asian-vegetables/bok-choy/bok-choy-recipes?slide=41dec69b-f560-4662-87f6-4250ff16eb9e#41dec69b-f560-4662-87f6-4250ff16eb9e

Some other great leafy finds on the market this week:
Lettuce/Celery by Drina’s Farm
Farm fresh Eggs by Que Sera Farms, on a non-GMO diet
Kale/Bok Choy/lemongrass by Guavaberry Ridge Farms
And more

Happy cooking!
Your Farmers Market Crew

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!*

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Statesboro – Outreach Center: Thursday evening 6:15 – 7:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 3:30 – 5:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Please pay online. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

Use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you can receive matching “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program. You must write “EBT” in the order comment field. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through.For more information, email market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!


Good evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
See all products

Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email.

COVID19: Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!*

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Is Open!


To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick-up from 4 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – the Depot has been closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID outbreak. Please remain in your car, and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion. You may ask an RCM worker about any available extra items! We are happy to serve you, and we thank you for your patience during this public health crisis.

It’s that time! Start your weekend off right with RCM!

Highlighted on the Market – Fajita Meat, Beef Value Pack with Links, Purple Top Turnips, Winter Squash, Banana Bread, and Double Cotton Macramé Plant Hangers!

We also have swoon-worthy scented soy wax candles, farm-fresh eggs, an assortment of baked goods, freshly-picked veggies, handmade farm crafts, and a vast selection of roasts, sausages, steaks, and pork available!

Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged. :)

Thank you for choosing to shop and eat locally!
Photo of Frosted Fudge Brownies courtesy of Aunt Melvie Brownies & More

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3-6pm. Bring eggshells, glass jars, & egg cartons please.


Good morning!

Please wear a mask today when you pick up your ordered items. Thank you.

We will continue our contact-less delivery to your vehicle when you are parked outside the lobby. Just text me your name and vehicle description and we will bring your order out. 501-339–1039

Our suet cakes are the main attraction for the song birds that over winter in our area. Lots of happy beaks and full tummies. Stock up! We’ll have 20 suet cakes on the extras table for only $1 each.

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 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick up for you.

Remember to bring your EGGSHELLS, glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.
Steve

McColloms Market:  January 2022 FFFN Order is Open


Hi All:

This month’s Market is now open until Monday evening.

Curbside pick up will be next Friday starting at 4:30. Please NOTE: I have moved over to my new house (the one dressed in blue wrap) at 112 Shepard Ave so pick up will be from that porch. You can park right in front.

If you have any question, please let me know.

Thanks.

Melinda
518-354-0202

Miami County Locally Grown:  What Organic is and Why it Matters


Organic is a term whose meaning is not always clear. Its use on food labels actually has legal
implications; it’s unlawful to use the word on any product that in fact has not been officially certified
under the standards of the National Organic Program, which was established in the 1990s.

These standards are very strict, requiring detailed record-keeping on the part of the producer, and regular
inspections. Originally, organically certified products were whole foods – fruits, vegetables, meats –
meaning generally that the food was produced without pesticides and chemical fertilizers. More lately it
prohibits genetically modified organisms (GMOs): produce that came on the market in the last twenty
years or so, such as some tomatoes, apples, and salmon, for example. (GMO is not the same as selective
breeding by the way, but that is for another post).

Certified Organic then expanded to include all sorts of highly processed foods (organic Oreos…really??),
which runs pretty far afield – no pun intended – from the original concept. There is actually a National
Organic Standards Board (NOSB) that decides what ingredients can and cannot be considered organic.
Think of how many (unpronounceable!) ingredients are in some processed foods, and you can imagine
how this process is problematic.

To learn more about the Certified Organic program, a good source is the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm
Association, which certifies farms in Ohio and many other states (https://certification.oeffa.org/)

All that said, though many producers choose to not be Certified Organic (very time-consuming and
expensive!), this doesn’t automatically mean that they use “chemical agriculture” methods. The original
meaning of organic has to do with all the traditional ways of building and maintaining healthy, fertile soil
such as mulching, composting, crop rotation, cover crops, rotational grazing, and many other methods; and
of course, avoiding the use of toxic substances to control predatory insects and diseases. Healthier soil
actually imparts some resistance to these. Hence the value of local food farms: you can get to know your
farmer and what kinds of methods are used to produce your food.