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Slater Farm Rescue League Market:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Thursday March 26, 2020 12:23 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Statesboro Market2Go:  IMPORTANT UPDATE for Market2Go customers


Thank you for your support of Market2Go! We’re pleased to be able to offer online shopping and drive-through pickup for your fresh local food and essential products. Our first week of the drive-through was successful but not flawless, and this week we have twice as many orders! Please help us as we work to improve our delivery process.

We’re mindful of keeping ourselves, our vendors and our customers healthy by following CDC sanitation guidelines and maintaining social distance. Market2Go vendors are exercising care in the packing and handling of your orders, and delivering those orders to us in a low-contact drive-through process. We’ve redesigned our order pickups to minimize social contact.

Our pickup procedure has changed! Statesboro customers will still pick up their Market2Go orders at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau at 222 South Main Street, but you will not need to go into the building. Instead, the Market2Go staff will greet you at your vehicle, confirm your order and then bring it out to you.

New designated pickup times. To accommodate the enormous increase in orders, and to minimize customer wait times, we’re dividing the pickup times into 3 one-hour slots, and assigning one third of customers to each slot. Please observe these assigned pickup times to help us manage the traffic flow.

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

Home delivery option. If.you selected “home delivery” when you ordered, we will bring your order to your home between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.. We’ll text you when we’re on the way and leave your order, including a FREE insulated Market2Go bag, at the entrance you designate. Pickup times do not apply for home delivery orders..

Here’s the new drive-through procedure.

  • Please arrive at the SCVB within your designated time slot, between 4:00 and 7:00
  • Drive around to the right (counter clockwise) toward the rear of the building, forming a line of vehicles. We’ll serve customers in the queue, starting at the end of the ramp.
  • A staff member will check you in as you arrive; please provide the customer name(s) for the order(s) you’re picking up.
  • 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 – it’s only our second week – and orders have increased exponentially. So please 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 is OPEN for April 1st pickup!


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Good evening,

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first curbside pickup. We appreciate your patience as we work out all of the kinks. A huge thank you to Caroline Clough for helping out at the Market tonight!

Again, next Wednesday, we ask that all customers stay in their cars and wait for products to be delivered to your window. If possible, please have a check ready with your total (if you order meat by the pound, your total will be different, Michelle will let you know on Wednesday what you owe). We also accept SNAP, if you can, let us know if you plan to use your SNAP/EBT card before you arrive so we can have the machine ready when you get to pickup. Feel free to text or call Abby at 541-243-3899 to let her know when you will arrive, otherwise, we’ll keep an eye out for you and have your order bagged and ready to go.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

Just kidding, stay at home and we can gather again when it’s safe to do so.

If you have any questions, let us know! Peace, love and hugs to each one of you!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Brandon SD:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Wednesday March 25, 2020 07:24 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Foothills Market:  Market Reminder


I made a mistake in the previous message on Sunday. Order pickup will still be on Thursday – it is not changing to Friday. (Sorry about that – don’t know what I was thinking….) We have extended our hours to 4:30-5:30 p.m. to allow for good social distancing practices.Pick-up will be at the west side of the courthouse square in downtown Clarksville.

Ordering on Foothills Market is open until 5:00 p.m. this afternoon, if you are still looking for some menu items. Place your order and we’ll have it ready for pickup tomorrow between 4:30-5:30 p.m. See you then!

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

Champaign, OH:  There Are Days


There were days
And there were days
And there were days I know
When all we ever wanted
Was to learn and love and grow
Once we grew into our shoes
We told them where to go
Walked halfway around the world
On promise of the glow
Stood upon a mountain top
Walked barefoot in the snow
Gave the best we had to give
How much we’ll never know we’ll never know
(Lyrics from The Days Between-Grateful Dead)

And, there are days when our hearts are full, and we stand in awe, and we have nothing but love…

This is what I wanted you, the customers, to know today…

You have sent this market into more than just a record week. You have shattered all that we have ever seen with your orders.

From myself, from your co-manager, and from your vendors…we thank you, kindly, for the love.

Remember…pick up is tomorrow, and it can begin at 4pm.

If you would like to pre-pay, you can do so by calling me, today, at 937-926-4833.

If you would like us to bring it out to your car, but you do not want to pre-pay, please have either the correct amount in cash, or a check made out to, Oakview Farm Meats. Once you get to the farm, you can call me, and one of us will bring your order out to you.

If you want to come into the shop to get your order, please allow only 2 customers, at a time, keep the distance, and for your peace of mind, we have gloves, masks, and sanitizer for you, as you enter. Also, we take every measure, after each customer, to disinfect.

We thank you, a million times, and we will reopen the market, tomorrow evening!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Dunwoody:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Wednesday March 25, 2020 12:07 AM. It should be open for business soon!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Appreciation of our Veterans


I realize I already shared this story to our Facebook page, but it’s too uplifting to not add it here as well, when I know many of you don’t do Facebook. I have no idea who this man is, but God Bless him!

“I was standing in line at Sam’s Club this morning, waiting for the doors to open (8:30am, doors open at 9am). I was #3 in a line of 50+ people.

I look and see an elderly gentleman (definitely in his late 80s+) parking in a handicap space. He exits his vehicle kind of hunched forward and with a four post walking cane, wearing a WWII VETERAN BALL CAP.

He slowly made his way to the door to check the sign stating the store hours, then started on his way to the end of the line. I stopped him and offered him my place in line, he politely refused, and resumed his walk toward the end of the line.

The store employee (maybe a manager), seeing and hearing our exchange of words, gently grasped this gentleman’s arm and said these words that I will never forget…

“Sir, we need soldiers to blaze a safe path for the rest of us to follow.”

He then walked this American Hero into the store 30 minutes prior to the scheduled opening to beat the hoarders to the essentials…

I salute both the Hero and the Sam’s employee. My faith in mankind has been restored, even if just for today. Stay kind, Thankful, and Carry On."

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net

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Washtenaw Organic Collaborative:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Tuesday March 24, 2020 10:26 PM. It should be open for business soon!