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Wedge Oak Farm:  Pre Order for 9/12/20


Do not forget to order your farm raised meats for the week. We are pleased that you shop with us and look forward to seeing you Saturday!

*Pasture Chicken- *try a half chicken on the grill or a whole to roast in the oven. So delicious when raised outdoors!

Eggs- the counts are a bit low. so we left them off the preorders for the week. Come early this Saturday for our eggs as we generally sell out.
Pullet- young hens just starting to lay $5 per doz
Hen eggs- $7 per dozen freshly laid
Duck Eggs- $9 per dozen, limited quantities till fall

Sausage in Season-
Chorizo, Mild Italian, Beef Sichuan, Nashville Hot Chicken, Duck 5 Spice, Brats

100%Grassfed Beef- steaks, roasts and ground

Pastured Pork Cuts and Ground too. Check out the Coppa Steaks! Pork Chop your way to the grill.

Champaign, OH:  How Sweet It Is....


Good morning, lovelies!

Just letting you know that Champaign Berry Farm will be set up, this afternoon, at market pick up, with limited amounts of sweet corn!!

More corn is coming on, but today is limited! Grab it during market hours!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go Pickup!


MARKET PICKUP TOMORROW

Special Event This Week


Two of our artisan vendors, The Boro Soapery and ClayStf by Jill, will be setting up booths at the SCVB during drive-through on Thursday from 3:30-6:30 for a “pop up” market! Diana Liggett will offer her full range of soaps including lotion bars, shave soaps and shampoo bars. Jill Smith will display functional pottery — mugs, bowls, platters and vases — that are microwave and dishwasher safe. Buy their products on Market2Go (we’ll put them in your box) or purchase directly from the vendors at their booths. Customers who want to participate should wear masks and observe social distancing!

Market2Go pickup in Statesboro is now at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) at 222 South Main Street. All pickups are on Thursday.

STATESBOROTHURSDAY Drive Through at SCVB starts at 3:30.

  • Last names A – G 3:30 pm — 4:30 pm
  • Last names H – N 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm
  • Last names O – Z 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm

SYLVANIATHURSDAY Pickup at Victory Gardens General Store

  • All Sylvania customers 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Want to change your pickup time? The purpose of the time slots is to try to achieve an even flow so nobody has to wait too long. But we want this to be convenient for you: if you need to change your time slot or location, please text 912.481.2263, tell us the ORDER NAME and the TIME you would like to pick up. We will even assign you some “bonus time” if you need to come after 6:30. Just let us know so we can make sure your order is in the right place at the right time. Please do NOT come before 3:30 as this creates a traffic backup.

Remember! When you head out to your pickup location, be sure to take a mask, a placard with your order name(s), and appropriate containers for your food.

THE DRIVE-THROUGH PROCEDURE in Statesboro.

  • Drive to the right (counter clockwise) all the way around the SCVB, keeping to the outer perimeter and maintaining a tight queue. A volunteer will check you in as you come around the far side of the building.
  • Please display the name(s) for your order(s) on a windshield placard to assist in quick and safe check-in.
  • Please wear a mask while communicating with market staff.
  • Provide access to your vehicle and to the containers you want loaded (bags, boxes, bins or coolers); unlock the back door or the trunk, with containers inside.
  • We recommend that you bring a cooler for transporting meat, dairy and perishable items. Ice cream melts, even in a short car trip, and our fresh non-homogenized milk is temperature sensitive.
  • Wait in your car for the runner to come out with your order and load into your containers. Make sure your name placard is visible.
  • If you did not prepay on line with a debit or credit card, please make a check for exact amount when your order is delivered. (You may pay cash in exact amount, but any “change” from cash received will be credited to your account. Use an envelope to label the cash payment with your order name.)

PICKUP for SYLVANIA CUSTOMERS.
Pickup is across the street from the Victory Gardens General Store. Please remain in your car until volunteers bring your order, and wear a mask when interacting with volunteers. We recommend that you bring a cooler for transporting meat, dairy and perishable items.

HOME DELIVERY CUSTOMERS.
Orders will be delivered between 2:00 and 5:00 by Boro Takeout. You will receive a notice when your driver is on the way. We recommend you leave a cooler at the front door (or your designated delivery location) to facilitate no-contact delivery and to keep perishable food safe.

EBT CUSTOMERS.
Right now we can scan EBT/SNAP cards only at the Statesboro pickup location. So, if you have ordered online with the intent to pay with your EBT card, you’ll need to come to the Statesboro Drive Through at the Convention and Visitors Bureau between 3:30 and 6:30. Email or text us in advance so we can calculate your bonus dollars and the amount to be charged to your card.

Bismarck, AR:  Fall Garden is planted


We have planted several items for a fall harvest and market. Broccoli, cauliflower, beets, spinach, kale, lettuces, peas and more. Mid October should be great. keep a look out for items available on our website.

Thanks
Robins Nest Produce

Foothills Market:  See you at the market tomorrow!!


We are so excited to see everyone tomorrow at the Foothills Market will be open until 5:00 p.m. today. We are OPEN this Wednesday afternoon until 5:00 p.m. for our regular market hours. Don’t forget to place an order, and we’ll have it ready for pick-up tomorrow between 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Independence,VA:  Market closes tonight at 8 pm!


Good morning,

Be sure to get your Market order in by 8 pm tonight!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Be sure to schedule your pickup time if you haven’t already!

Schedule Your Pickup Time: Calendly.

Food Independence will continue to collect canned proteins at the Maret this week.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Champaign, OH:  Morning Has Broken


Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing
Praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word
Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dew fall on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden…
(Cat Stevens)

Song Implant: Customer Susan Lantz

Well, I can’t think of a more beautiful song to greet you with. I found Susan’s song title, inside her ziplock bag, with her payment. I love when you all tuck these songs into places because they are like little love notes when I find them.

This song, also, reminds me so much of my elementary school years, and our cool, hip student music teacher who came to us for one term. I know I have mentioned this before, but she was like no other teacher we had experienced. Her groovy wardrobe, her zest for everything, and her introducing us to her music, this song being part of that. We got to toss aside our usual boring music class songs, and got to listen to albums, and listen to her talk about having been at different music events, and she let us sing all of these songs. This song always reminds me of her, and I wish I had been older, then, to have really realized the world that she opened up to many of us. But, I realize it, now, and somewhere, out there, I’m hoping she knows how many lives she really opened up…

And, also on this lovely morning, I want to thank you all, so much, for coming out in full force, on a holiday weekend, to show the market so many orders, and so much love!!

I feel confident that we can handle no time slots, tomorrow!! We are without my father for about a month, as my parents are away on vacation. But, I know we can do this!!

So, tomorrow, come anytime between 4pm-6pm!! If you need a Friday pick up, please let me know, and I will mark it on your order forms!!

Bring me your songs, too…I simply love getting your musical notes!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

The Cumming Harvest:  September is here


Good morning everyone,

It seems September is here, with cooler weather to start. We are so excited.

Now is the perfect time to stock up on all veggies and produce. Now it’s also a great time to tell your family and friends about the Cumming Harvest and spread the news.

Don’t forget to pick up your items the week you order them, to avoid a five dollar holding fee. This fee will be applied 2 weeks in a row, and if you do not pick up on the second week we will donate the items to Meals By Grace.
And remember the market hours are from 10 AM until 12 noon sharp.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Jaclyn Barnum, MSW, HSBCP
Market Manager
678-630-5906

Miami County Locally Grown:  No Fridge? No Eggs!


We have a major problem – our fridge bit the dust. The repairman (kudos to Craig Hughes of Tin Roof Mobile Food for always knowing the right guy to call in any situation!) smiled knowingly at me as I paid him to tell me my options were to put $1,000 into a new compressor, more money than she was worth, or buy another used unit.

Until we raise enough money to replace it, we have nowhere to legally store Eggs and certain Baked Goods such as the Cream Pies!!

Not only that, but because our fridge was double the size of our commercial freezer, at the suggestion of Miami County Public Health, we were using the bottom of the double fridge to store all of the meat sold each week! Double whammy!

After paying our rent, health department license, and expenses to date, we have no extra funds to purchase a new appliance this year… the 3% fee paid by customers on every order goes directly to the webmaster, and the vendors contribute 10% of their sales, along with the donations we take in from customers on the website or in person at pick-up.

As a “not for profit” but not actually a non-profit, we are ineligible for funds from wonderful area organizations such as the Troy Foundation or the Miami County Foundation.

And unfortunately both J & S Buehler and Hidden Springs Farm have second batches of chickens who are now laying steady and ready to supply us with more eggs than ever before – that for the foreseeable future, we cannot sell! :-(

Thank you for your patience and support while we find a workable solution!

Anyone willing to donate to our fridge fund, we’ll love you more than we already do :-)

Here’s hoping everything goes smoothly for everyone else the rest of the week!!

Big Canoe Harvest:  Market Closed This Week


Whitney had to make an emergency trip to Dallas, Texas today, so we aren’t going to open the market this week.

Thank you so much for all of your support, and we will see you next week with eggs, fall produce, and mushrooms.

—Eddy and Whitney