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Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Feb. 28th pickup!


Good evening!

The Market is open! Michelle has greens available this week, thank you Michelle! We also have garlic and flash frozen Arctic blackberries new on the Market this week from Heritage Organics!

We would like to thank everyone that has been able to donate to our Go Fund Me! page. So far, we have raised $355.00!!!

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

We had a great turnout for our Grow More Vegetables workshop over the weekend! In fact, the turn out was so fantastic, we’re thinking about hosting another one! If you are interested, let us know by e-mailing independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com. We’ll keep you posted!

Upcoming Events

Have you thought about becoming a vendor at the Farmers Market? Here’s your chance to join returning vendors and find out about the coming season and enjoy a potluck lunch on Friday, April 6th from 10am-2pm at the Grayson Landcare office. Check out our Facebook event page for more information.

You guys are the best, thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers
Market!

Abby

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Reminder


Good morning!

Don’t forget to order on the market before it closes at noon.

We are full for volunteers this weekend, but if you’re interested in volunteering with us in the future to earn credit and membership for your account, sign up for a future spot, they fill up fast!

Claire Admire
Program & Market Manager

Champaign, OH:  And Just Like That...


…it’s Wednesday!!

This means that you have until 8am to get your orders in!! It’s been kind of a crazy week of work, the weather has been so kind to us all, and the week just sort of got away from me. Do you feel the same?

If so, take a bit of time out of your morning, to look at the market, and let us take care of the rest. You enjoy the rest of the week, and let us worry about getting you ready with all of our local goodness…

Go ahead…make your life, your week, your days easier…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Weblog Entry


The Spa City Co-op market is now closed for ordering. Please plan to pick up your order this Friday between 3 and 4:30 pm.
Should you be unable to pick up, please arrange for a friend to do so for you.

Thank you for ordering from Spa City Co-op
This weeks market manager
Karen Schuman
501-276-3318
karenschuman9@gmail.com

The Cumming Harvest:  This week on The Cumming Harvest


This Week

Market opens at 10AM

Wohoo! More and more veggies are back on the market this week. Order your fill of arugula, beets, broccoli, carrots, collards, kale, leeks, spinach, and more! Let’s give a big thanks to our tireless farmers who continue to grow amazing food for us all year long!

There are just a few blocks of Meadow Valley Farm cheese left; make sure to order one before they’re all gone.

Speaking of getting one before they’re gone (again), Good Shepherd Herbals has replenished the shelves with Elderberry Syrup.

After a few weeks off of the market, Royal Rose Bakery is back with delicious quiches and pot pies. Enjoy homemade food without having to make it yourself!

Ancient Awakenings is listing our favorite probiotic foods— Coconut Kefir, Water Kefir, cultured veggies, and Kombucha.

The White Oak Pastures order has been placed and will be ready for pick up on March 3. Don’t worry if you missed the deadline this time; we will be ordering from them monthly. Just let Jennifer know what chicken, pork and sausage products you would like before March 19.

Have you ever thought about volunteering with The Cumming Harvest? Contact Jennifer at thecummingharvest@gmail.com for more details. We are looking for a few special people who can help us out!

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

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!

Citrus County Locally Grown:  New Veggies on Market


MARKET UPDATE

NEXT MARKET
Thursday


Market Closes Wednesday 8:00 AM


CCLG GIFT CERTIFICATES
Any value from $10 – $100
Share healthy produce and proteins with family and friends Click here for Certificate.


== THIS WEEK ==

3ROCK FARM
Aminos Pepitas (pumpkin seeds), EGGS. ,
Maple Nuts, Granola and Olive Trees!


ARBOR TRAILS
See our lettuce, Kale, Bok Choy Micro Greens
.

BUSH BOYS BEEHIVES
We have a limited quantity of ORANGE BLOSSOM Honey. We took our hives South. Quantity is small so get it while it is here.
Wild Brazilian Pepper Honey is in good supply. Check out all our varieties


FLORIDA FRESH MEAT
Introducing Beef & Chicken Bone Broth in Pint and Quart sizes
Boneless Chicken Thighs in 2 & 3 Pack
Whole Chicken Breast W/Wings
BEEF: Steaks, Ribs, Hamburger, Steak Hot Dogs and Knockwurst.
Link to Beef.
PORK: Chops, Ribs and Sausages
Link to Pork.
CHICKEN: Whole Chicken, Breast Quarters and Wings.
Link to Chicken.


HIDDEN DREAMS FARM
Goat Milk, Yogurt and Cheeses (please order cheese by Monday night)
.

RED WAGON PRODUCE
Good variety of fresh Naturally Grown fruits and veggies.Many grown here in Marion County


RUSTY DRUM FARM
Try our Eggs, from our Small flock free ranging chickens.


SANDHILL FARMS
Link to COW A1 & A2 MILK. & YOGURT too
.

SNOW’S COUNTRY MARKET
A Full selection of (CGV) produce.
Not all Fruits and Vegetable absorb Chemicals, Check out EWG Clean 15.


THIRD DAY CREATIONS -
Young Living Essential Oils are the industries purest oils.These oils are 100 Percent pure from seed to seal.


TINA’S GARDEN
Nourishing, all natural soap and organic oil blends make a great gift for yourself and others.
All of our homemade soaps and oil blends are made from pure essential oils.

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Enjoy browsing the products from the comfort of your own home.
Delivery to your home is available in most areas. Just $8.00
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THE MARKET IS OPEN

Click on the text below to go to the Market.
www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

Conway, AR:  Tuesday Reminder - Market Closes Tonight after 10pm.


Hello friends,

There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, February 23rd.

The market closes TONIGHT after 10pm, maybe even midnight! Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net

Our Website:

www.conway.locallygrown.net

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com

Russellville Community Market:  Ordering Closes at 10pm and March Art Walk!


Russellville Community Market closes at 10 p.m. this evening
– be sure to place your order!

Downtown Russellville Art Walk!

The first Art Walk of 2018 is next Friday, March 2nd and Russellville Community Market will be there! As we ready ourselves for the move to the Train Depot at the beginning of May, we are participating in several events downtown and this will be the first. Please stop by, say hello, and check out some of the fabulous local goods we will have on hand. For more details visit their Facebook page – Downtown Art Walk

Pick up is Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church on Phoenix from 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE.

Miami County Locally Grown:  Building a Future by Saving the Past


“I need a barn”. A simple statement, sure. Doesn’t every young boy need a place to store his ever-growing collection of old farm equipment? Perhaps not so often today, but Jack Deford of Casstown relishes his old-fashioned leanings. “I’ve taken over 20,000 photographs of farms, barns, and equipment in the area, and every time I see one falling down I want to save it.”

Jack is one of the newer vendors on Miami County Locally Grown, the Virtual Farmer’s Market based in Troy. A focus of the market is to foster collaboration, whether with customers and local businesses or simply among vendors themselves, believing cooperation will improve as well as stimulate the local economy and community. Whether sharing expertise, recipes, or sourdough, vendors are constantly finding ways to work together.

So when Jack mentioned his need, fellow vendors Lee Ruff and Matt Buehler were on hand to step in and offer their help.

Lee is a full-time farmer on his End of the Road Farm in Fletcher. When he heard fellow vendor Jack wanted to build a barn, Lee suggested he simply find an old one in need of a home, take it down piece by piece, and rebuild it on the family homestead. It takes a certain confidence and craziness to make that sound doable, yet Lee speaks from experience. His biannual winter project the past ten years has been doing just that – taking down a local piece of agricultural antiquity and bringing it home, to be rebuilt in it’s entirety, or just used for pieces and parts to repair his existing structures.

The required tools? A hammer, a 3 ft pry bar, an 8 pound sledge, a 5/8th steel rod, an occasional come-a-long, and a 16 ft trailer.

How’s this for determination? In two days and 16 work hours, he took down and loaded a 21’x17’ pig house with attached corn crib, that became his “new” tractor garage. With plenty to occupy his days and nights, including his young family, 21 acre farm, crops as diverse as spelt, sorghum, and produce, not to mention their dairy cow, pigs, and chickens, Lee only has a small window of time to devote to his infrastructure projects – especially when pulling nails can become a three week job.

A 40’x60’ barn, 20’ tall, is the largest structure Lee has so far taken down himself.

When questioned about his tools and their role, Lee explains, “You can’t just whack on it with a hammer – you’ll wreck it! This job requires finesse. It has to come apart in good enough shape to go back together. Every board you break is one you can’t reuse as you should.” So precision and patience are as important as prowess and power.

Enter Matt Buehler, the younger half of Phil Buehler and Matt Buehler Farms. With his dad, Phil, they supply the Virtual Market with their ever-popular, delicious pork. And Matt just happened to be the right guy at the right time. As a roofing contractor, he comes into contact with many area farmers. Matt put Lee and Jack in touch with a man who ended up having not one, but three barns he was going to burn, making room for a more open structure that’d be conducive to his modern farm equipment.

But thankfully not before others could use the materials! Inside the barns Jack discovered old wagon sides he could use to finish rebuilding the wagon he was restoring. And he found himself in a classic case of “Be careful what you wish for”… it was so short a time frame in which the farmer needed the buildings taken down before his new structure was ready to go up. Although Jack wasn’t ready to immediately pour footers and take one of these structures home, he did look forward to learning what works for Lee, who is currently bringing the first of the three barns home as quickly as possible. Lee assured Jack there were more buildings than he could ever want just waiting for him when the time was right in the future.

When asked why he does this brutal hard work, Lee replied, “Because I picture the men who built those barns with their wooden ladders and axes, saws and hammers, taking a drink from their stoneware jugs… it’s a terrible shame to let such hard work go to rot, or to waste. You can see in the beams the pride those men would’ve felt standing in the finished barn. They’re works of art, pieces of our history, and I’d save every one if I could.”

The chickens who lived there, the pigs who were fed out there, the horses with their harness all shined up on the wall, the cows who were milked there… each of these old barns are full of stories, and when they’re saved by appreciative folks like Lee and Jack, they’ll continue to share both their worth and stories for generations to come.

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net!

Dawson Local Harvest:  Reminder! Market closes at 9PM


You still have time to order leeks, gluten-free brownies, blushing peach jam or a brisket.

You’ll find all of this, and much more, available on The Market right now! DON’T MISS OUT! Place your Order Now.

Thanks, Alan, Market Manager