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Vista Marketplace:  Vista Marketplace at Whaley


Come down to the Vista Marketplace at 701 Whaley Saturday for a great selection of Homegrown, Homemade items.
We even have a vendor with RAW Milk!

The Cumming Harvest - Closed:  BACON UPDATE


The bacon is smoked and ready but not sliced and packed. We will not be able to deliver it until next Saturday, March 30th.

Thanks,

Greg Hutchins
770-377-5380

Taking Green Pasture orders for cod liver oil and coconut oil, you can email me or sign up at the pick up tomorrow. I’ll place the order on Saturday, March 30th.

Thanks,
Suzanne Geddes
404-702-2601
thecummingharvest@live.com

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Come Get Some Meat!


Need to Clear the Freezer, Come Get Some Meat!

Dear Market Customer:

We have a new order of Mother Earth Meats coming in and I need to clear the freezer to make room!

Right now we have a VERY LIMITED amount of Mother Earth Meat’s chicken and pork available for immediate pick-up, you won’t have to pre-order or wait!

Be sure to check out the available cuts here.

Also available for immediate pick-up, we still have left some of these awesome Green Pasture products:

4 bottles of Butter Oil / Cod Liver Oil Blend – Cinnamon
3 bottles of High Vitamin Butter Oil
1 bottle of Emulsified Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Licorice
1 bottle of Fermented Skate Liver Oil
1 bottle of Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Cinnamon Tingle

Be sure to check out these limited items available for immediate pick-up, no need to pre-order!
Note: Even though the descriptions on these items will state “pre-order”, you are not pre-ordering; you will get to take these items home on Tuesday along with the rest of your order.

Order Your Meat Cuts and Oils Now and Take Them Home on Tuesday!

Remember that The Market closes Monday at 9:00am, and after that, online ordering will be DISABLED until Thursday at 9am.

Augusta Locally Grown:  Weblog Entry


TORNADO AT SOUTHERN SWISS DAIRY:
Please keep Southern Swiss Dairy in your prayers and thoughts. They suffered a terrible tornado on Monday that caused tremendous damage to their farm in Waynesboro . Despite the dire circumstances, these hardworking people continue to milk their herd and deliver their products to market. It is more important than ever to support this local farm with your food purchases. We will keep the ALG community apprised of opportunities to help with their ongoing recovery efforts.

VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET START DATE: MARCH 26
The Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Harrisburg starts this Tuesday, March 26, in the courtyard of St. Luke Methodist Church. This will be the first all-local farmers market to accept EBT/SNAP benefits in Augusta. Visit the website at www.theveggietruck.org.

CHICKS, DUCKLINGS & ORGANICS WORKSHOP: APRIL 20
The Hobby Farmers Association of the CSRA will host a children’s workshop on taking care of “Chicks & Ducklings” on Saturday, April 20, at 11am, at Trinity on the Hill UMC, Room A004. Best parking is the lot at the corner of Monte Santo & McDowell in Augusta. A concurrent “Organic Gardening” workshop will be offered to adults. Visit their website at www.hobbyfarmersassociation.org for more information.

EGG CANDLING WORKSHOP: MAY 1
The UGA Extension of Columbia County will host a Candling Certificate Workshop on Wednesday, May 1. This is a required certificate for anyone planning to sell eggs in local markets. Please contact Extension Agent Tripp Williams to enroll: TJWILLIAMS@columbiacountyg.gov.

FIVE FARM TOUR: MAY 18-19
Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections & Augusta Locally Grown will host a Five Farm Tour on Sat, May 18 thru Sun, May 19. The price is $75 each and includes a Saturday lunch, tour, and make-and-take vinegar workshop at White Hills Lavender Farm, a tour and farm bbq at Savannah River Farm, a tour and cheese tasting at Flat Creek Dairy, an antique mill tour at Freemans Mill, and a Sunday evening garden harvest and cooking class at Walker Organic Farms. Transportation and lodging is not included in the price; lodging at your choice of two locations in Statesboro will be recommended. Tickets go on sale today!

ABUNDANCE:
Big thanks to IceBox Farm for sponsoring the upcoming Evans Towne Farmers Market on Easter Week, Thursday, March 28. The theme they have chosen for the week is “Abundance.”

SEE Y’ALL AT THE MARKETS ON TUESDAY OR THURSDAY!
Cheers!
Kim

Upstate Locally Grown Market:  Your USLG Market is Now Open!


MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING!
Folks, we have been on a hiatus for a few weeks, due to a change-over in market managers. We have been doing some re-adjusting, and are now back on our feet, and starting off on a run!
VOLUNTEERING:
Thank you, volunteers, for raising your hands to offer help! In the next couple of weeks, we will be contacting you for some brain-storming on ways you can help with the market operations. Besides the reward of helping a great cause, Upstate Locally Grown volunteers are rewarded with market veggies and eggs, too!
Freshness guarantee: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!
REMEMBER OUR OCCASIONAL CSA!
Don’t like being locked into a year-long CSA, but would like to have one as needed?
Folks, we have a wonderful program which allows you to order a CSA At-liberty. We gather the best of our offerings for the week and products that we know will give you a great addition to a few delicious meals. The variety is astounding; mainly because we select your CSA products from several growers. You should expect some protein and veggies; and the value will exceed the fee every time! And, if you have a preference, or there is something that you DON"T want, just jot a little note as you order your CSA, and we will try very hard to accommodate your specific tastes.
Here’s wishing you a great week, delicious healthy meals, and happy shopping!
Donna Putney 864-353-6096

Tampa Bay :  Market is Open! Check out Events and Get Involved- We'd love to hear from you!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


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Market News



Foodies,

The market is now open – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till 11pm Monday night! If you would like to order special items, i.e. not a box, please put your order in ASAP!

We have brought on a few new, either certified USDA Organic or organic methods, farms – Rabbits Etc uses organic methods in Masaryktown; Geraldson Farm , a USDA organic farm out of Sarasota; as well as Windmill farms, a small backyard organic permaculture operation out of Plant City.

There are some really good items from all – from eggs to kale to tomatoes!

We try to find the most honest farmers with the healthiest & freshest food for the club as we build into an Food Cooperative.
We’d really appreciate your input on anything and everything regarding the buying club- this is a cooperative and is therefore, to be democratically managed by members, AKA partial owners. We want to build community so please, give us feedback so that we can perform better and have a strong backing when we file for nonprofit cooperative status with the state!

We’re also thinking of having a potluck and documentary night, so let us know what night would work for you. Like our Facebook page

As for items from certain farmers (Windmill, Morning Star, etc.), if there is not enough product ordered, it doesn’t always make financial sense for us to drive an hour or two to pick it up. We’ll try to communicate better with members when this happens but just wanted to give everybody a heads up.

Check out some great upcoming events down below!

Email us if you have any questions.

The boxes are now hand-selected by the customer/member instead of pre-packaged. This means the earlier you come, the more selection you’ll have for your box! Please bring your own box or reusable bag as we are running low at the coop. Also, if you have any to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.

Farm Spotlight

Sunny Spot Gardens

Brittany and Ronald Hickmans’ boring urban lot got a facelift 4 years ago when they moved into their new home on a 1/5 an acre in North Tampa. They removed grass, cleared weeds, turned dirt and started sowing the seeds of their future. Planting fruit trees, growing fruits and veggies, raising chickens and trying their hand at other farm feathered friends this little family turned their lot into a food paradise, now they share their talent with others, selling herbs, jams, and other goods. They have held numerous events engaging and teaching the community- with potlucks, guest speakers, and garden tours. Their next event will be on May 5th, International Permaculture Day!

For more info, visit their blog

Be on the lookout for Recipes under the appropriate tab on Locally Grown!

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events

Beets & Brews
Farm to Fork Dinner
March 23rd 6:30pm until 11:30pm

A farm to fork experience presented by Geraldson Community Farm and The Roosevelt 2.0!
Just-harvested vegetarian dinner!
Live music from Jerrod Simpson of Between Bluffs, The Black Mary’s and more to come!
Art demonstrations from Tempus projects.
Beer tasting from Florida Beer Company
Community and Local Love!

Kick-ass Yart Sale!
Saturday, March 23rd, 8:30AM-2:30PM
at 808 W. Orient Street in Tampa, just south of Seminole Heights;
We’ve got mannequins!
We’ve got picture frames!
We’ve got canvases!
We’ve got styrofoam heads!
We’ve got wacky art!
Support Local Artists!

Tampa Free Skool “Why Marxism, Why Now?”
This class will outline Marxist theory as a way of analyzing society and culture. No understanding of Marx or Marxism required. After an overview of the basic tenets of Marxist analysis, we’ll have an open discussion on the strengths, weaknesses, possibilities and impossibilities of this tradition of thought and practice.
Saturday, March 23rd, 7PM at University of Tampa Vaughn Center 219

Hymn For Her
Album Release Party
w/ The Burke Brothers

New World Brewery
Saturday, March 23rd
9pm/$7

Homemade Aromatic Salt Scrub Class in collaboration with Tampa Free Skool
ake simple and effective salt scrubs at home for face and body care. Learn about the healing properties of salt, olive oil, and essential oils and make your own custom scrub to take with you!
Sunday, March 24th at 2PM at Upward Spiral Therapy
17886 N. US Hwy 41, Lutz, Florida 33549
Suggested donation of $3-5 for supplies

Interactive Storytelling Workshop in collaboration w/ Tampa Free Skool
Wednesday March 27th at 6:30PM at Cafe Hey
Taught by the head of the Travelogues, this workshop is meant to discuss what makes a good story and how we can become better storytellers. It will include a brief lecture, as well as feature individual and group activities. The workshop will be interactive, so hopefully attendees will come ready to share and work together!
Bring writing utensil and notebook




Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.

CLG:  CLG Pickup today 4-6pm. Bring Glass Jars.


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Champaign, OH:  Good morning everyone!


Just a reminder that the market is open for business!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is OPEN


The market is now open for ordering!
suwanee.locallygrown.net

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!

Clemson SC:  Harvest News: The Market is Open for Ordering through Monday at Noon


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Clemson Locally Grown Market
http://clemson.locallygrown.net/

Recipes


FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP!
Did you know, anyone who has a recipe or article published in the Harvest News is entitled to one added month of membership! Tell us about your garden, share your favorite eats with us, or even a book review. Please email your CLG content to Heidi.

Market News

WELCOME CLEMSON USLG CUSTOMERS

THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING!

We hope you enjoyed your Spring Break as much as we did. After taking the week off, we are pleased to offer you plenty of fresh, local proteins and produce, as well as eggs from Putney Farm, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit baked goods, and much, much more.

We thank you for registering at Clemson Locally Grown Please encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join you.

Clemson Locally Grown donates 3 percent of our order profits to Clemson Montessori School, in return for use of their school parking lot as a drop-off location. We also appreciate the helpful hands of CMS market volunteers. Feel free to lend your hands, if you have a moment to do so.

Donna’s Corner

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! 

We appreciate Clemson Montessori School for allowing us to host our drop-off in their shady parking lot!

Donna and Lenard, Heidi, and the whole gang of Market helpers.