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Clemson SC:  Order Now for March 5 Tuesday Drop- Off and Free Gift


Free Free, FREE!!! What? A free gift just fopr ordering???
Yes, any order over 10 Bucks receives a FREE GIFT! A $5.00 value, and you will be able to choose which FREE GIFT you want!
I will phone or email you with your choices and deliver your gift to the drop-off free of charge for being a fan of Clemson Locally Grown!
Aren’t we fortunate, friends, here in the Upstate, to have living food at the click of a button? Live, fresh eggs, fresh, growing wheat-grass and microgreens, fresh-picked greens full of chlorophyl and vibrant with life? And for you omnivores, Flash-frozen meats from open-air grazed fields? We at Upstate Locally Grown strive to find you the freshest, greenest, and most alive foods available anywhere! They are picked fresh for you at the very peak of their ripeness, cooled, and shuttled to you in our little white veggie-van, always in coolers to preserve the vibrancy, crispness, and nutrition. We are what we eat, and we produce live cells from living foods! The milk that we bring to you is from the latest and freshest batch, the greens were in the field earlier that day, and the eggs are always freshly laid! What more can you ask, than for the grower to go out and pick/pull, gather, and harvest just for you, and send it quickly on to your kitchen?
Please tell your friends about us, and ask them to mention that you sent us. You will receive 10% off your order when your friend writes a note on their order that you sent them!
So, hurry and order this week, becaus you will want to get your FREE GIFT! Ordering closes Monday at 9.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell and Other News


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

No time today for whining about the weather or how hard it is to be a farmer. There’s too much exciting stuff going on that everyone needs to know about! Check it out:

La Lucha Space On The Move
La Lucha Space is moving downtown and re-envisioning their operations. These young go-getters have some very cool ideas. Check out their website laluchaspace.com for details and help them out by taking their short survey.

Kiva City Little Rock Launch
In other exciting news, longtime micro-lender Kiva is launching Kiva City Little Rock this Spring. Kiva is a non profit that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses start or grow their business. Last year they started a program called Kiva Zip which aims to help small businesses throughout the US. On March 15th they’ll be having a large media event in Little Rock highlighting entrepreneurship in Arkansas and they are looking to get connected with farmers who might benefit.
Their program offers 0% interest loans up to $10,000 for underserved and financially excluded entrepreneurs in the US. These loans are crowdfunded online by people around the world. They have had a ton of success working with organic farmers throughout the US.
Their media event on March 15th will be a great chance for you to gain awareness and publicity for your businesses. They’ve promised a prominent endorsement that will bring national attention to Kiva and entrepreneurs throughout Little Rock.
If you would like to learn more, you can check out their website at zip.kiva.org or reach out directly to Justin Renfro, the Program Coordinator at Justin@volunteers.kiva.org or 408-455-7726.

Update From The Director
Lastly, the CLG Advisory Committee and I have made it our goals this spring to improve the efficiency and function of the market, and to generate some excitement in the region over local food in the hopes of adding new customers. There are a few things we are working on currently to help us reach these goals that you all should know about. I am in the process of planning a local foods dinner in Conway that would feature food from CLG growers. The dinner would be designed as a fundraiser for the food pantry and/or CLG community fund, and also as a press and advertising opportunity for CLG. I will also be working with committee members to organize farm tours this spring – this will be a fun opportunity to connect personally with some of our farmers and see what their work is like. I’ll updated you when we nail down the details.

Hopefully that gives you an idea of what’s going on behind the scenes at CLG. More details will be coming soon. The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Hit the checkout button (only once!) when you’re done, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order has been placed. Thanks for your continued support, and have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,
Gabe Levin
Market Director

Dothan, Alabama:  Spring is fast approaching...


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Congrats to Debbie K. who was our 200th Facebook “Like”. She won a custom made wooden tray filled with freshly cracked pecans…thanks Debbie and enjoy!

Please forward our Market emails to your contacts to share our news!

Spring 2013 Market is fast approaching… Fridays, March 22nd – May 24th, 9am – 12 pm. Vendors are busily preparing for a great season! Watch for more details in coming weeks.

See you Friday…keep it fresh, local and lively!
Gratefully,
Susan & Amanda

Jonesborough Locally Grown:  Market open for March 6th pick up


Spring is not far off…REALLY!, but in the meantime, order up some of our yummy stuff.
Our customer prize this week is a nice little package of smoked Chipotle pods from Chapo,s Chile patch. YOU could be a winner.
Suppliers drop off between 4:30 and 5:15. Customer pick up between 5:30 and 6:00
See you there

The Market managers

Stone County, AR:  Market's Open!


Hey, Everyone!

How’s this for a beautiful day?

The Market’s open!

Come on in and see what’s here!

ALFN Local Food Club:  The Market is Open!


Good Morning Locavores,
The Market is open and ready for your locavation.
In our vegetable section: TONS of greens. Arugula, Lettuces, Braising Greens, Kale, Spinach, Chard. I hope some of you drink green smoothies, because this aisle is alive with leaves. And for those of you who love a good salad, here’s my formula: spring mix + arugula + Kent Walker’s cheese + roasted root vegetables.
In our plant section: well, let me just say… Lots of plants. Seedlings. Trees. Bushes. ABC Nature Greenhouse has every culinary plant you could dream of: tomatoes, peppers, heirloom leeks. A veritable edible forest.
In our meat section: grass-fed lamb of every cut, beef liver specials (yum!) and some buffalo brisket specials!
Last but not least, in our delicious homemade pies section? Delicious homemade pies! Coconut, peanut butter, apple cake.
Enjoy!
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

Russellville Community Market:  The Market is Open!


Good morning all.

It’s time for another market week!

We’ve added another new grower, Auntie Gee’s, who has some specialty soaps on the market, and with names like Avocado Cocoa Butter and Coconut Blue Swirl, you’ll definitely want to check them out!

This month’s Featured Farmer is Debbie Taylor of Bluff Top. For those of you unfamiliar with the “featured farmer,” RCM gives the opportunity to all of our farmers to be the month’s featured farmer, where they can come to the market day on Thursdays and get to meet and talk with their customers one on one. This is a great opportunity for you, the customer, to meet your farmers and see what kinds of things they do. It also helps to see the face behind a name! It’s a neat experience for all.

Also this week: RCM’s first 2013 board meeting. As always, these meetings are open to farmers and customers alike. Anyone who would like to attend is more than welcome. The meeting will take place at 6:30 on Thursday evening of this week, March 7th.

The weather is looking up this week! I’m excited to get back into the garden!

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

NEW—Check out Dandelion Peace Flower’s mint soap, herbal deodorant, and body oils. You will love these wonderful additions to their locally crafted, natural bath and body care products. Don’t miss Blue Pony Bakery’s cowgirl cookies and olive oil rosemary bread and all their other delicious goodies. Some are gluten-free, everything is made fresh to order, and it’s all delicious!

If you haven’t yet, you also need to try Figgieville’s amazing olives and olive oil. These are so fresh, you won’t believe the taste. Figgieville gets them directly from their partner farm in California where the olives are grown organically. The olives are brined rather than cured with lye, and the olive oil is cold-pressed and VERY fresh. This is top-notch stuff. Figgieville also makes a gluten-free almond torte that we thought could not be improved, but after tasting their pecan torte, it’s a struggle to choose a favorite!

Beyond Organics still has winter greens this week. Also available for preorder—honey, eggs, microgreens, chicken and pork. We hope to have spring greens coming on soon, and next week Black Sheep Ranch will join our market with lamb. Green Fork Farm will also offer beef.

Go ahead and place your order between now and Monday at midnight, then you can pick up and pay for your order on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. Remember the best selection is available if you preorder, but you can also buy from the farmers’ tables at the market, indoors out of the wind and cold.

Thanks to all of you who visited us at the Dig In! Food and Farming Festival this weekend and helped make it such a big success. We were excited to see you there and really appreciate your support of the market and of the festival!

See you on Wednesday.

Green Fork Farmers Market

Homegrown Co-op:  Place an Order now for Wednesday's Market!


Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559
info@homegrowncoop.org
www.HomegrownCoop.org

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 5pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Sunday 10am – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Store

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Events

Tuesday March 5th:

To Your Health Tuesday: Art Heals

Thursday March 28th:

Moon Medicine Workshop

Featured Producer: Orenda Herbal!






Orenda Herbal is a family owned company committed to honoring the spiritual essence within our human family, our plant allies, and the planet that supports us by providing lovingly handcrafted, herbalist formulated organic products for mind, body, and spirit.

We source from local and labor-friendly farms who cultivate herbs using practices which support the environment. We strictly avoid adding chemicals to our products which can harm our our bodies and our environment. We create our products in small batches by hand according to lunar and planetary cycles, to offer you the highest quality products with the purest energetic and biochemical qualities possible that support your health, the health of our community, and the health of the planet.

Some items from Orenda Herbal:

Ouch Ease Oil

Drummers Salve

Facial Cleansing Grains

Lavender Rescue Spray

Kiss This Lip Balm

Everything But Salt

and a variety of Certified Organic herbs/spices


Upcoming Member Monday Special!

This Monday, March 4th members only special is in!

Members will receive 15% off the Purchase of an assortment of tomatoes available in the Farm Store.

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.
www.homegrown.locallygrown.net

Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 2-8pm on Wednesday March 6th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
Prepared foods from Venetian Gourmet and Purely Raw

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Citrus County Locally Grown:  Winter's Last Hoorah?


Boy it’s been a cold one out there for days now! It’s supposed to let up for one night then hit again for one more before we can expect to see mid to late 40’s and 50’s at night again. At least according to the 30 day outlook! I’m raising my glass of OJ to cheer that. So keep your plants indoors for another couple days and breathe easy knowing that it’s almost over for us but our family and friends up north are still shoveling inches, and feet in some places, of snow. Prayers go out to those and their family who have been left in those terrible wintery conditions without power, trapped in their cars, or fell victim to traffic accidents due to ice.

Now for the Good News… Debe at Coffey Break Farm informs me that they have numerous new baby goats now! I had the privilege to meet one at Dunnellon’s First Saturday in the Historic District. He was such a little cutie! Debe tells me they have 3 that they are having to bottle feed at home and although things are busy and hectic they are excited to report that soon they expect to have enough milk coming in not only to begin ramping up cheese production again but also to have enough to offer on the market as well! Yay!

Several new items have been added midweek in the last few weeks, some of them were noticed and reported back to you in midweek emails while others were added quietly and didn’t get noticed in time to be included in those messages. I apologize for that and am excited to announce that we have a new Grains and Milled Products category with several new items available in it! Register Craker Farm has lots of delicious veggies listed as well as the return of Buttercrunch Lettuce! There are many culinary jams and Jellies from 3 Rock Farm and SaraFay Farm and new energy bars on the market as well from SaraFay Farm! There are a few 3 packs of Grapefruit left, Kumquats, and a new marmalade available this week from Shoebox Herb Gardens! Don’t forget your proteins with organic meats from Fox Hollow Farm, Florida Fresh Meat and Simply Seafood!

www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

As always I bid you blessings, healthy eating and happy gardening.

Tricia,
Assistant Market Manager