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Conway, AR:  Opening Bell


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

Are we going to have an early spring in the Ozarks? I can’t tell – the weather keeps changing! At the beginning of last week we had three days in a row with temperatures around 70, and things started coming alive. I saw daffodils not just poking up, but blooming! The spring peeper frogs are “peeping” around the ponds, and just yesterday I saw a pear tree while making deliveries in Little Rock that had popped open. I’m a little worried that everything is just confused, and all these plants and animals coming alive are going to be in for a rude awakening – January and February are usually our coldest months! Anyway, if things continue like they are, look for an explosion of fresh produce sooner rather than later this spring, and start preparing to plant your gardens and flowerbeds.

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Click (only once) the checkout button when you are finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order has been placed.

From Cedar Rock Ridge:
Salsa! This week we’re offering sample size jars of our delicious salsa to attract new customers. If you haven’t tried it before, here’s your chance, but hurry. We’re only making 10 jars, for only $3 each. These will be MEDIUM heat. We also make salsa to order each week, in hot, medium, or mildfor only $4 per pint. Search for “salsa” from Cedar Rock Ridge.

Thanks and have a wonderful week,
Gabe Levin

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturday February 9


I hope this finds you all doing well.

The market is open and ready for orders.

The garden goodies are holding on strong. My son and nephew have been busy planting row after row. We have all kinds of new sprouts. It will be a while but we have high hopes.
Meanwhile we have lots of lettuce, carrots, beets, radishes, kale, collards, kohlrabi, turnips, mustard and more.

We were able to pick up a few pigs from the processor Saturday so we are stocked up are ready for your orders.
We have some wonderful ground pork to go along with; shanks, hocks, hams, should roast, tenderloin roast, chops and ribs.
We also have some nice looking pork fat for rendering.

If you are considering a heritage hog don’t delay. They will not last long.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Wednesday. Pick ups are on Saturday from 9 to 9:45 at the Piedmont Green Market (Double B Farm booth), Sandy Springs Green Market (Taylorganic booth)(We will be here from 10:15-11 for pick ups only). We will try to make a run to Brookhaven if we have enough orders, otherwise we will need you to p/u at Piedmont.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday February 8


I hope this finds you all doing well.

The market is open and ready for orders.

The garden goodies are holding on strong. My son and nephew have been busy planting row after row. We have all kinds of new sprouts. It will be a while but we have high hopes.
Meanwhile we have lots of lettuce, carrots, beets, radishes, kale, collards, kohlrabi, turnips, mustard and more.

We were able to pick up a few pigs from the processor Saturday so we are stocked up are ready for your orders.
We have some wonderful ground pork to go along with; shanks, hocks, hams, should roast, tenderloin roast, chops and ribs.
We also have some nice looking pork fat for rendering.

If you are considering a heritage hog don’t delay. They will not last long.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Tuesday. We will see you on Friday between 5PM and 7PM at Copy Central (1264 Parker Road, Conyers) and don’t forget to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Local Farms First:  Eggs Are Here! Last Day to Order Local!



Greetings local food lovers!

The egg dry spell is over! Razors Roost still has plenty of local, delicious eggs on the market.

Order from the egg selection today! Chicken, duck, quail and more…

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
970-641-7682
click here to start shopping on the website:
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com

Dothan, Alabama:  Follow & Like Us on Facebook...


New packaging for greens…convenient gallon ziplock bags, ready to cook!

Great Valentine’s Day gift ideas…breads, sweets, honey, even an entire dinner…all local love!

Follow & Like us on Facebook.com/MarketAtDothan

Accepting new growers and vendors for Spring 2013…see info on Growers page.

Pick up Fridays, 9am -11am in The Potting Shed.

Thank you for your support!
Gratefully,
Susan & Amanda

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Feb. 4, 2013


Message from Market Manager

NEW GROWER THIS WEEK
Join us in welcoming Peaceful Place South, an urban farm oasis run by snow birds! Currently in St. Petersburg until spring, these folks are selling the fruit of their family homestead through our St. Pete Fruit Stand. You can find more info on them there. Welcome Jess & company!

MARKET CLOSES WEDNESDAY 12 NOON; DEADLINE FOR ORDERING FROM GERALDSON COMMUNITY FARM (GCF) IS TUESDAY 6PM

LAST WEEK TO ORDER GIFTS FROM OUR MARKET FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
Please the love of your life AND support LOCAL small businesses all in one fell swoop! Looking for something sweet with healthy ingredients? May we suggest Flour-less Organic Chocolate Gluten Free Cake by GateauOChocolat. Check our Q&A page for other unique gift suggestions.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CUSTOMERS! Once you have submitted your order, if in doubt about what you owe, you can always confirm what you have been charged for by checking your account history and viewing your most current invoice. Instructions on how to do that are on our Q&A page under the question entitled Since you don’t provide an invoice with delivery, how do I know what I owe? . Also, since your vegetables are picked fresh within 24 hours of delivery, they should be lasting for WEEKS in your refrigerator. When you accept delivery, please take a few minutes to inspect your order to protect your vegetables from unnecessary spoilage. Lastly, it is imperative that you understand our policy on Unclaimed Orders found on our Q&A page. When you make a purchase you are agreeing to abide by this policy.

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  • If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you.

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Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

NEXT SATURDAY==>"SUCCESSFUL URBAN FARMING IN ST. PETERSBURG" on Feb. 9th, 1 PM Details are on Calendar of Events. This will be held every Second Saturday of the month and is open to the public. RSVPS are required and will help determine if the class will be held. Bring your friends and save $10 each on this valuable experience! You can now pre-purchase this workshop on our Market. This class makes a great gift for any occasion! RSVPs now being accepted.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ON FEB. 23RD at 6PM
Sponsored by St. Pete Locally Grown, potluck socials are held on the 4th Saturday of each month. These events are held exclusively for actively participating Market customers, growers, and volunteers and are meant to create a social atmosphere in which to network, share resources and experiences. Each event will include a brief informational lecture on subjects relevant to our group, including community building, growing and preparing food, health practices, to name a few. Presenters for the February potluck have yet to be announced. An invitation to attend will be sent via Evite and RSVPs to qualifying members.

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!

Rivervalley.locallygrown:  Weekly Market Opening


Rivervalley.locallygrown market is open for your shopping pleasure. Place your orders early to be somewhat assured that you will receive your desired merchandise. The announcement below is about a field day to be conducted later this year but it is announced now so you can put it on your calendar. Go to the link and sign up if you plan to attend.

Bluebird Hill Berry Farm
Farm Field Day

Jerry and Jeaneane Markham, owner/operators of the Bluebird Hill Berry Farm wish to invite all customers to visit the farm. The field day will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a hamburger meal being provided (meat, buns, mustard & ketchup) by the Markhams. Anyone wishing to bring burger condiments, i.e. pickles, lettuce, onions, olives, tomatoes, chips, etc. is welcome. Drinks will be lemonade, tea or water (provided). Sodas will be furnished by the visitors. Ice will be provided.

The field tour will begin following the meal. The tour will be either on foot or on a trailer similar to a hay ride. We will visit the areas where vegetables are produced and discuss production practices. The blackberry field and muscadine vineyard will be toured. Egg and meat production practices will be viewed and discussed.

DATE: 6/2/2013 (Sun 1:00PM – 8:00PM)

LOCATION: Bluebird Hill Berry Farm, 3434 Bells Chapel Rd. E., Atkins, Ar.

CREATED BY: Jerry Markham CONTACT by going to the cite below.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4CA8A929AA8-farm

The Wednesday Market:  More Winter?


Did you know that yesterday was Groundhog Day?

According to legend, if a groundhog sees his shadow on February 2nd, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

According to Punxsutawney Phil of Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania, spring will arrive early this year. Not so, says Georgia’s own Gen. Beauregard Lee. According to the AJC, “On the coldest morning so far this season, Georgia’s resident weather-prognosticating groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, emerged from his Gwinnett County lair only to be chased back inside by his shadow, declaring that we can expect another six weeks of winter.”

Whether spring is just around the corner, or another six weeks away, cold mornings like yesterday deserve a hot, hearty breakfast. With that idea in mind, consider all of the items that The Wednesday Market has to inspire you to prepare a hot breakfast:
Bacon; hot, medium, or mild pork sausage; eggs; honey (to put in your hot tea!); breads, biscuits, and muffins, heated up or toasted; fresh, whole milk (to pour over a bowl of steaming oatmeal); and beautiful preserves, jellies, and jams to top your favorite toast.

The Wednesday Market is open. Log on to www.wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net and place your orders before 10 p.m. on Monday for pick-up between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Some of our customers were unable to use the link published last week to subscribe to The Wednesday Market’s new Facebook page. We apologize that it didn’t work. Let’s try again. Click on or paste this link into your browser: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wednesday-Market/588186251195805. Then you will have the option of logging into Facebook if you already have an account, or you can sign up right then and there. We extend thanks to our customers who have already “Liked” our page and who have started leaving comments.

Thank you for supporting local agricultural, stay warm and we’ll see you on Wednesday!

Your friendly market volunteers,
Anna, Brenda, Sharon, Irma, and Beverly

Jonesborough Locally Grown:  Market Open for Wed Feb 6 Pick up


Greetings JB Market Fans,
Get online and get your shopping done, there is more winter coming and we don’t want you to go without your beef stew, or your roast chicken, or your Chamomile Milk Bath before bed…..or your farmers market eggs and sausage for breakfast….or…or …or…etc.
Besides, Chapo’s Chili Patch is providing the customer surprise this week, so you might find some colorful powders in your basket.
Pick up is Wed from 5:30 to 6pm, mark your calendar so you don’t forget us when the time comes.
The Market Managers

ALFN Local Food Club:  Just Pretend It's Outside (Open!)


Morning all,
The Market is open. Time for some menu building: veggies, fruit, bread, meats.
PLUS, a lot of seedlings and plants, courtesy of ABC Nature Greenhouse and Herb Farm. Plenty of house plants, heirloom vegetables, and herbs. Based on the weather outside, I’d say you could do some good growing right now. Speaking of which, why can’t this computer be outside, along with our online market? It is beautiful out there. I know it’s hard to stay indoors and place your order. Maybe you can take your i-Phone outside and order in the sunshine?
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges