This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
To visit the authoring market’s website, click on the market name located in the entry’s title.
Growing Together : Offerings for June 27th Pick Up
Happy “official” summer to all of you!
We’ve got the great seasonal crossover happening right now – some of the best and last of the spring crops (carrots, beets, cabbage, herbs, greens) with some of the excitement of the summer crops creeping in! Check out the thai, purple, and Genovese basil varieties we have available, as well as squash, zucchini, and the first eggplant! Mixing spring crops with these yummy summer ones can create meals like pasta salads, slaws, and big, clean-out-the-fridge chopped salads!
We’re also very excited about the first of our roselle leaves comming in! Roselle, or hibiscus leaves, have a zingy, citrusy flavor. In many parts of the world, these greens are cooked, though they can also be eaten raw in salads and add a really pleasant citrus flavor. We recommend this recipe for Stir-Fried Roselle Leaves, also known as Chin Baung Kyaw in Burmese.
As always, we’d love to hear from you about what we’re doing well and what we could be doing better!
Lastly, if you’ve been enjoying your vegetables from Growing Together, we’d love for you to consider purchasing a Fall CSA share! The Fall CSA runs for 8 weeks and is a way to support a Growing Together farmer by providing an upfront investment in their work. In return, each customer gets a share of the farmer’s vegetables each week during the CSA season. Check out our website for more information about the Fall CSA.
We are so grateful for your support!
The Growing Together team
Link to order: http://growingtogether.locallygrown.net.
GFM : Supporting Women around the Globe
SUPPORTING WOMEN AROUND THE GLOBE
Coming to Greeneville Farmers Market July 11 and July 18, 9 am to 1 pm. ,ESTROG.
Fair trade for women around the globe. Below is a little history of Estrog written by the founder Yvette Davidson.
After 27 years owning a small chain of boutiques, Ahead of Our Time, I have decided to go into fair trading with women throughout the world in oppressed areas. Through home parties, markets, festivals and events Estrog will bring awareness and product to the interested consumer. Estrog strives to bring awareness to female oppression throughout the world. The hope is to bring a voice to women and girls to help change the structure of economy and politics.
A big part of ESTROG’s business is participating in events up and down the east coast.
Know your product, help her community.
When you buy Fair Trade, you not only support an impoverished woman, you support her family and community. Sustainability worldwide is ESTROG’s hope and dream.
COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR WOMEN AROUND THE GLOBE.
Siloam Springs, AR: Online Market Is Open!
The Online Market is open and ready for you to start shopping!
Thank you for supporting our farmers, vendors, and downtown businesses through your purchases online. We appreciate you so much!
A friendly reminder that due to the current concerns with COVID-19 and the recent spike in cases we have implemented a specific process for picking up orders to continue to provide limited contact:
1. If you need to pay for your order at the market please prepare it before you arrive by putting the exact amount of cash or a check payable to Main Street Siloam Springs in an envelope with your name on it. If you are paying with SNAP market staff will process your transaction when your order is brought to you. If you paid online, thank you and your payment will be processed at the close of market. If you are paying with Senior Vouchers please leave a comment for the market when you check out. The process for using these for payment needs to be communicated to you and market staff and we want to make sure and have your Double Dollars ready so you can use them for future purchases.
2. If you walk to the market pick up location we now have a table that will be set up where we will bring your order.
3. For those who drive to the market pick up location – No need to text any longer. There will be someone at the driveway entrance to take your name and assign you to a numbered parking spot. Market staff will be using radios to communicate and deliver orders to you in your vehicle.
4. The Arkansas Health Department advises everyone to wear a mask in situations where you are unable to maintain 6 foot social distancing. Market staff will be wearing masks to deliver orders to customers
See you Saturday!
Champaign, OH: Monday Flourish Notes
This weeks bouquets is called the summer solstice and will feature beautiful locally grown bells of Ireland, sweet peas, dill heads, yarrow, luscious lillies and garden roses.
We will have bunches of lavender available now too for $12 – would that be ok if I added it to the market?
Athens Locally Grown: ALG Market Open for June 25
We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!
Falls Park Farmers Market: Online Farmer's Market is OPEN!
The Online Falls Park Farmer’s Market is open again this week. We have 17 vendors bringing over 600 products online this week for your first look.
Be sure to scroll through your favorite categories as a number of new products have been added this week. New vegetables like shelling peas, All American sweets and more lamb options are just some of the new items this week.
Pickup as always is 8-10am in front of the market structure.
Thanks for checking us out this week!
Dawson Local Harvest: It's Sunday night, the Dawson Market OPENS at 8 pm!
Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp Joins the Market, with Ground Beef, Chicken Sausage, and Lots of Vegetables.
Place Your Order on Dawson Local Harvest!
Martin's Farmstand: U-pick update for Monday June 22
We are opening for u-pick strawberries tomorrow morning (Monday June 22) starting at 7 AM. This heat is ripening them fast. Picking conditions will be very good with an estimated 3,000 + lbs of berries ripe. If I am reading my patch right this week will be the peak week and it looks to me like the conditions are set to have an intense, short strawberry season.
Will we have picked berries on the stand tomorrow? We will be picking what we can and I expect intermittent availability of picked berries at the stand.. The chances of having lots of picked berries at the stand for purchase is much higher on Tuesday afternoon when we are not dealing with u-pick. The price for picked berries is $6.50 per quart or $40 for 8 quarts (when supply allows)
There are some changes to allow for better social distancing-* read this information all the way through.* During busy times there will be an outside express checkout option for berries that are being bought by volume.
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 buying empties from us.(Quart boxes 25 cents each or $20 per hundred. Gallon buckets$2.50 each.)
As you walk out to the patch you will be expected to walk on the right side of the field roads. Same when you are returning. 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.
Pricing (u-pick) $3.50 per Quart; $24 for 8 quart tray and $10 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/# (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. Daniel
Wholesome Harvest Farm WV: Online Market Open - Time to order.
We’re opening our online market for the week, and we’ve got both red and yellow bell peppers on the online market now.
Orders need to be in by 10:00 AM on Tuesday, so make sure to order in time.
Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
Russellville Community Market: The Market Closes at 10 Tonight!