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Miami County Locally Grown:  Changes are a-coming!


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We still have lots of ice cream and gelato, romaine, kale, microgreens, cukes, zucchini, garlic scapes, breads, bagels, etc. Ordering closes tonight for the week, so order soon!

I want to keep all of MCLG’s loyal customers in the loop about the happenings at our local Virtual Market, so…

Many of you have noticed that the website is a bit dated, a bit clunky, a bit non-user-friendly…I know you’re all used to it, and I very much appreciate everyone being willing to navigate the site and place orders, BUT we have been working on updating it.

There will be plenty of notice before the actual switch. The site will look different, much simpler. There will be a SHOP button that takes you to the new selling platform, which is called Open Food Network.

After doing a lot of research, we chose Open Food Network (out of MANY other options) because we wanted a site that was: user-friendly, mobile-friendly, took credit cards, highlighted vendors, and enabled searching by vendor, among other hopes.

In their words, “Open Food Network USA is a nonprofit and part of a global community of organizations working to keep food accessible, to support fair and ethical local economies, and to join with communities rebuilding their connection to the earth and each other through respect, generosity, and gratitude.”

Our Market will be even better than it is now, but as with all changes, there will be an adjustment period. I really appreciate everyone’s support and look forward to a better experience serving you all and connecting you to your local farmers. So stay tuned for updates!

Erin

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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
  • 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 – with NO Limit. Please write “EBT” in the order comment field. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through. For more information, email market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The MainStreet Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings – at the new location – 222 South Main St. – behind Visit Statesboro!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  The market is open for orders!


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

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Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
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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!*
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Martin's Farmstand:  U-pick strawberries Saturday/ peak of season


We will open the strawberry patch for u-pick tomorrow (June 18, 2022)at 7 am. This is the peak of strawberry season with lots of berries out there. The average size is dropping more quickly than I expected and they are ripening fast. We should have berries for another 10-14 days yet but the volume drops as berry size drops. ( Normally on each cluster of strawberry flowers the first king flower gives the biggest berry, each sucessive opening flower tends to be smaller than the one before.)

Hours for u-pick are Monday starting at 7 AM; Wednesday, start 2 PM (no morning picking on Wednesdays); Saturday, start 7 AM. This repeats through out the whole season. The patch closes when the berries are all picked or at 6 PM.
When you arrive you do not need to stop at the stand to weigh your containers if you know the empty weight already. Also you do not need to stop if you are picking into standard Quart or gallon containers.
You have the option of bringing your own containers or buy empties from us.(Quart boxes 25 cents each. If you are buying empty containers from us please pay when you get them rather than after you are done picking to minimize confusion as to what is going on.
We will do our best to spread groups apart in the field. I expect family/friend groups to stay together as much as is reasonable to allow for social distancing where it matters. NO DOGS in the field or stand areas. We will be using the same random picking pattern that we did last year. This means that you may start anyplace you wish in the patches that are open as long as you are not cutting in front of someone. It is mandatory that when you are picking that all the ripe berries are picked as you move ( No roaming or grazing type picking. A section of row must either be picked or not picked when you leave. We will be scouting the patch and keep suggesting where you will find good picking.
Pricing (u-pick) $4 per Quart if less than 8 quarts and $3.25 per quart if more than 8 quarts; $26 for 8 quart tray and $12.50 for 4 liquid quart buckets, water pitchers, bowls and other similar sized containers. All containers are expected to well filled but not heaped. We will adjust prices up or down as needed for over or under-filled containers. By the pound price is $2.20/# (limited to bigger containers or larger amounts); By using volume rather than weight when it makes sense we can bypass the stand for most of the berries and reduce congestion. If you pay by credit card there is a 3% surcharge added to the above prices and you will need to use the inside checkout station rather than outside express options. Daniel

Conway, AR:  Tuesday reminder and VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!


Hi everyone!

Don’t forget to put in your orders for the week. Our friend from FareMarket is now bringing Serenity bread from Marshall! Don’t miss out. Also, Bar C will be out next week, so be sure to stock up on their meat products for 4th of July!!!

We are still in need of people who can volunteer from 2-6pm on Fridays. If you are interested, we put you on an email list that goes out every month to ask which Fridays you are available. Volunteers get $20 credit for the market. Even if you are only available one Friday a month, please consider volunteering, we can’t do it without you!!!

Click here to start shopping: *https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

Conway, AR:  OPENING BELL: cucumbers, blueberries, meat!


I hope you had a great weekend.

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping: *https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

Flying C is back with more meat. Be sure to check out their deals!

If you haven’t done so yet, please consider adding your credit card to your account so charges can be made automatically after you pick up on Friday (adjustments are made for any extras or shorts). This makes for a speedy check out process, and our life much easier too!

We will still be accepting cash, checks, and cards at the markets. Card transactions at the market will now be charged a 3% convenience charge (same as online) to cover the transaction costs.

Thank you so much for understanding and for your continued support of local growers! Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Just a few reminders:
-if you order milk, select W/EXCHANGE if you are bringing a bottle back. Otherwise, select W/DEPOSIT
-tell your friends about CLG!

Most items are listed by 6 pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Sandra – 206-890-7460

Email: Sandra – conwaylocallygrown@gmail.com

Follow CLG on FB and Instagram:

https://www.facebook.com/CLGFarmersMarket
https://www.instagram.com/clgmarket/

Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3:00-6pm. Early Birds, please read :)


Good morning!

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.

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

Please remember that although the doors are open before 3pm, we are still getting everything ready for the market. If you arrive before 3pm, you are welcome to come in and sit while you wait. In order to avoid mistakes, we will not check anyone out before 3pm. Thank you for understanding.

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

Don’t forget to bring back your milk jars, those of you who bought fresh milk!

Remember to bring your reusable market bags. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon!

Sandra
conwaylocallygrown@gmail.com
206-890-7460

Russellville Community Market:  6/17/22 opening


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.

Don’t forget to check out the extras when you pick-up your order from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.
Please allow an RCM worker to help you pack your order and check your invoice to make sure you recieve all your purchases:)

We are happy to serve you!

REMINDER- We can no longer accept credit or debit cards. We will be able to process SNAP and EBT transactions! We apologize for any inconvenience!

It’s an exciting time of year on RCM! Warm weather crops are starting to become available…. Keep checking in to see if our growers have any of your favorites yet!
We have squash, cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes and more!

Still have some room in your own garden? We have tons of vegetable and flower plants to fill those empty spaces! Get beautiful and healthy plants in varieties you won’t find anywhere else!
Get the freshest eggs and best meat right here!
Too hot to bake? Let our bakers do it for you! We have an amazing selection of breads and sweets for any occasion!
Beat the heat with some delicious ice cream!
Find unique gifts, natural beauty products and beautiful fresh flowers!

Support your local growers and get the freshest and highest quality products around!

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

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Miami County Locally Grown:  Raspberry Season


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2022 is the fifth season for production at Chez Nous Farm. In 2018 a 30’ x 96’ greenhouse was built and 230 plants were started in five gallon grow bags. To put it lightly, the learning experience has been intense! I could ramble on for pages and pages about all the things I’ve learned, but your eyes would glaze over.

Suffice it to say, I’m busier than a one-armed paper hanger, HA. These perennial plants are reaching their peak viability and have greatly benefited this year from improved irrigation, added compost, and aggressive pruning. The first berries are coming on now in mid-June, and will go into the freezer for wholesale until there’s enough to have at least 12-15 fresh half pints (or equivalent pints) available weekly. The production is a bell curve over time, and the peak will be around late July. In the past four seasons, fresh berries have been available (in varying quantities) up through mid November.

Harvesting for MCLG takes place the day before market pickup, on Mondays. I am also considering having a limited, trial project of offering you-pick opportunities at the farm this year. Stay tuned to the blog for updates. Thank you to all my loyal customers!

Caroline McColloch
Chez Nous Farm
cheznousfarm@gmail.com

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Champaign, OH:  Hey, Hey!


It’s Thursday evening, and the market reopens for the week!!

Order all the local goodness!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam