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Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #21


Dear CSA-ers,

This week’s preassembled bag will contain Malabar Spinach, Muir Head Lettuce, Mixed Hot Peppers, Mixed Eggplant, Icebox Watermelons, Opal and Genovese Basil. Custom orders may be placed between now and Tuesday evening on the website at: http://magneyfarm.locallygrown.net/market

It’s amazing how quickly the summer has clipped by. It seems like just yesterday we were talking about needing more shade cloth and then suddenly we are more concerned about Fall crops getting sunlight hours. Nonetheless, the cool weather is quite welcome. It bodes well for our brassica family vegetables like Cauliflower, Kale, and Broccoli. We should also be able to finish with strong bloom sets on our tomatoes. On that note, we’d like to apologize to anyone who was expecting fresh tomatoes in the preassembled bag last week, but instead received sundried ones we prepared during a time of more abundance. Predicting weekly vegetable yields is extraordinarily challenging. As we grow and learn as a farm, we hope to get better at this.
The waning days of summer are a bittersweet time. Eric has been working on a carpentry job at the University of Kentucky Research Farm in Princeton and Hannah has returned to Lexington to finish her Sustainable Agriculture degree at the University of Kentucky proper. Though we are happy for them both, their presence on the farm will certainly be missed. Angela, Caroline, and Patrick will have to take over their responsibilities for the time being, but this is just the way of things.
This week, our featured vegetable (or more properly fruit) is icebox watermelon! We are so excited to have succeeded with an organic watermelon crop. This was an extraordinarily challenging grow, requiring a great deal of space, timing, and maybe even some luck. The melons themselves are softball sized, but quite ripe and delicious. Watermelon has significant amounts of Vitamins A, B6, & C as well as the electrolyte mineral Potassium. Mostly though, it is fun and delicious. Our watermelons do contain seeds, which seems to be increasingly rare in store bought melons. We hope these bring you as much joy as they have brought us here on the farm.

As always, we thank you for your support as we learn and grow as a farm. We are striving to always be bringing you, our customers and community, a better CSA experience. If you have any input, recipes, or just want to reach out, please do. We love hearing from you!

Sincerely,
The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for August 29


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

All’s still quiet on the farming front. The mornings have a little bit of chill to them, which means the leafy greens ought to be coming in strong before long! Until then, we’re happy to have the last few weeks of summer veggies. It’s hard to believe that the first frost is only six or eight weeks away!

I did get a letter this week from a long-time ALG member, former farm worker, and now new farmer Aura Morris. She’d like me to share it with y’all, so here it is:

Sister Fox Farm was established in Fall 2017 in Athens, GA. We are Aura and Dave, aspiring homesteaders and lovers of nature. We raise organic-fed pastured American Guinea Hogs for pork, as well as vegetables and eggs.

Our main product is pork. We raise heritage-breed American Guinea Hogs, which are a small homestead-sized lard pig that used to be popular for small farms and homesteads. We run two herds that live on pasture all the time; one is supplemented with Certified Organic feed, and the other is supplemented with conventional feed. We offer two feed options to meet people’s cost and food preferences. We are so excited to be able to offer pork that is fed organically, as we were not able to find organic pork anywhere in Georgia before we started raising our own pigs! We sell pigs by the quarter, half, and whole share (approximately the equivalent of 15 lb, 30 lb, and 60 lb of meat each). Each share includes your pick of cuts such as sausage, belly, roasts, ham, boston butt, pork chops, and also lard for rendering, bones for soups, and organ meats if desired. Shares must be reserved in advance and are limited since we have a small herd.

Sister Fox Farm is located on what used to be family farmland on the north side of Athens. This land was farmed in cotton for many generations, and then, like much of the land in the area, it was divided up and sold in parcels and allowed to grow up in trees and brush. The house was left in disrepair, until the previous owner bought it and put years of time and energy into restoring it to beauty. Our name, Sister Fox Farm, is both a tribute to the fox who led our friends to this land and shares our home with us, and a representation of the philosophy that we strive to live out as we caretake this land. We consider the fox, the hawk, the songbirds, the trees and green plants, and even the insects to be kin and community members here, and we respect their right to live and thrive here. We do not use any herbicides, pesticides, or poisons on our land. We see ourselves not as “owners,” but as stewards of this small parcel of earth. We hope to leave it better than we found it.

Please contact us to purchase pork or to be added to our mailing list. We look forward to feeding you!

www.sisterfoxfarm.com
sisterfoxfarm@gmail.com

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market is open on Saturdays at Bishop Park, and Wednesday evenings downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is back as well, Saturdays from 9 to 1, and you can watch for weekly news here: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. The Oconee County farmers market is held every Saturday 8 to noon in downtown Watkinsville. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on Saturdays from 9 to 2pm. You can learn all about them here: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from 11 to 3pm. If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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!

Russellville Community Market:  Ordering Closes at 10PM on the Market!


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 from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Ordering on The Market Closes at 10PM! From beautiful eggs, to grass fed beef, fresh produce, a variety of bath & body products, raw honey, and artisan pastries – we have it all on the market this week!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for August 25th




Market News

Hello!
It’s so much nicer to pick okra when it’s 80 degrees versus when it feels like 100. I need to give a big thanks to long time customer Ed Schneider for the temperature drop. When he picked up his order last week, he said that he would hope for some rain for me. I told him that I have irrigation and to focus on the heat, that I wanted it to be in the low 80s. Low and behold it was 80 degrees today. Thanks, Ed.

Pig and Leaf Farm has seasonal bouquets and a large quantity of lettuce. There is quite the variety of veggies this week with lots of cherry tomatoes. Bloomy Rind has their amazing cheeses. We fruitarians continue to suffer, but maybe there’ll be some watermelons next week.

The potato harvest has been completed. With the help of Anson (assistant extraordinaire), we persevered and completed the task. Next up are the sweet potatoes. Lots of potatoes available including small baby potatoes that are ready to cook without cutting them. If you want larger potatoes to bake, just let me know.

I plan to set up in a different location at Trinity. There’s a big tree diagonally across from where I’ve been setting up, near Sharondale. It’s flat and has more shade.

Lots of fine items from Wedge Oak and Bear Creek Farms.

Dozen Bakery cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are in abundance.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes


Sauteed Sweet Potato Greens
Ingredients
1 large bunch sweet potato greens (about half a pound)
1/2 small white onion, diced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
Directions
Remove sweet potato leaves from stems and set aside. Remove smaller stems from the larger, tougher stems. Discard the larger stems and roughly chop the smaller stems. Heat olive oil in medium-sized pan over medium high heat. Add onion and sauté until just softened, about 3 minutes. Add stem pieces and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add leaves, salt and pepper to taste, and maple syrup. Sauté until leaves are wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve.

Dawson Local Harvest:  The MARKET at Dawson Local Harvest Opens at 8 pm!


HI EVERYONE!

FOOTBALL IS BACK (Go Dogs!) and that means Party-Time! And you’ve got to have great Dips like our Buffalo Blue Cheese dip, Veggie Cream Cheese, our creamy Spinach dip, and famous Beer-Buzzed Cheese dip. Buy them with a Sourdough Dip Bowl and you save a Dollar on any Dip! The Hot Pepper Peach Cheese Log is also a huge crowd favorite, and who can resist Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread or White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins!

FIND THE DIPS and Cheese Logs in the Salads, Cheese Dips, and More listing, everything else in the Fresh Bakery section.

EXPLORE FRESH BAKERY for more Goodies! You’ll also find organic Eggs, all-natural Vegetables, pastured Beef and Chicken, raw Milk, probiotic/fermented Veggies, Kvass, Juns, and other delicacies. every week on the Dawson Local Harvest MARKET! ORDER NOW!

The Wednesday Market:  Here's Your Weekly Reminder to Order


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:
https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

What a blessing the weather is today! We really needed a break from the heat. Now is a good time to get out in the yard and do a bit of work.

Have a great Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder - Don't forget to order!


Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Order now so you don’t forget :-)

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Four Seasons Farmers Market:  Market Open! August 25-27


Good morning, the market is open.
Vegetables, meat, eggs flowers and more!

We are starting to see the transition from Summer to Fall produce. Tomatoes and other hot weather veggies will taper off while greens, winter squashes and other cool weather produce begin to appear.

New this week: Beyond Organic has Spaghetti squash!

Your purchases will be available from 3-6 PM on Wednesday afternoon at our new pickup location in Fayetteville:

Berry Natural
3059 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Thanks!

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Butternut, Okra, Potatoes, Honey!


Good afternoon!
Maybe we’ve seen the last of the summer heat. Slightly cooler temperatures have been very welcome and productive for area gardens. Beautiful butternut squash and other fall items are now available from Drewry Orchard. It might be a good idea to get a pie pumpkin and process the pumpkin now for the freezer. Then when you want to make pumpkin pies during the holidays, just defrost a container of pie purée and get out your favorite recipes for pumpkin pie and pumpkin muffins!

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. We have over 500 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm 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!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thanks!
Steve

Independence,VA:  IT'S ICE CREAM SOCIAL DAY!!!


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Good morning,

Join us this afternoon between 2-4 as we shut down Courthouse Street for a good ol’ fashioned ice cream social. Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon of community, fellowship and ICE CREAM! All proceeds support the market!

Don’t forget to place your Online Market order by tomorrow night at 8 pm. We have Christmas trees and wreaths available for pre-order (another great opportunity to support the market!).

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby