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ALFN Local Food Club:  ALFN Totes, T-shirts, & non GMO chicken feed


Good Morning!

As part of our continuing initiative to Spread the Word, we are ordering canvas totes and organic cotton t-shirts with our logo.

The totes will be a long handled heavy canvas large tote and will cost only $10.00.

T-shirts are organic cotton and available in Adult sizes (S, M, L, XL) in natural, pale yellow, light blue, pink, green, and red. Check out the Adult sizes & colors here. If you preorder, we can also order Ladies sizes (S, M, L, XL) in the same colors. Check out the Ladies sizes here.

We will be selling these organic cotton shirts for only $15.00!

Please respond to this email to preorder with the size and color preference. I will assume Adult unless you specify Ladies. This will help determine how many of each size and color to get and there is no need to prepay. We’ll be ordering 36 to start unless lots of folks respond. Also XXL and larger are available although there is an extra cost.

Got chickens? Are you interested in non GMO chicken feed? We are working to get GMO free chicken feed (layer, starter, grower, scratch) in 50 lb bags. Please email Dwayne if you are interested!

Thanks and have an awesome week!
Dwayne

Russellville Community Market:  The Market is Open!


Hey everyone!

We certainly hope you were able to enjoy the absolutely beautiful weather on Friday and Saturday! Unfortunately, Sunday isn’t treating us quite as nicely, but that’s how it goes! I know I was definitely out grilling and working in the garden yesterday! How about you?

On the market this week are plenty of greens, everything from arugula and collard to kale and spinach. Be sure to get your hands on these ASAP!

Also, I know I’m gearing up for grilling season, and RCM has no shortage of meat! Every cut you could think of, and all kinds of ground meats like beef, buffalo, and elk! I think those bratwursts would look amazing on top of your grill! :)

Bluff Top is back this week after being off last week. Be sure to welcome her back with orders!

Also, a quick survey question: Would you be interested in being able to use a credit/debit card to pay for your order, even if it meant a small processing fee?
We want YOUR feedback on this possible addition to RCM, and whether you think it is a good idea or not. If you have an opinion or want to let us know what you think, please respond to this email, or drop us a line at our Facebook page (link below). Thanks everyone!

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

Homegrown Co-op:  Market is OPEN for Wednesday!


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

Saturday, March 19, 2013 at 10:00am:
To Your Health Tuesdays: Know Your Flow

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6:30pm:
Tower Garden Workshop

PRICE DROPS!





**These prices are available on the market now and will be available in-store starting Wednesday
Heirloom Tomato

Was $7.07/lb — Now $6.25/lb — Save $0.82/lb

Strawberry

Was $8.00/lb — Now $7.00/lb — Save $1.00/lb

Sapodilla

Was $12.45/lb — Now $10.00/lb — Save $2.45/lb

Cucumber

Was $5.85/lb — Now $5.10/lb — Save $0.75/lb

Broccoli Crown

Was $3.68/lb — Now $3.25/lb — Save $0.43/lb


MEMBER MONDAY!

Member Monday Specials!
20% off all produce in the store!

— This does not include shelf items or meat.

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

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. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups.

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

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United States Virgin Islands:  VI Locally Grown market 3/17/13


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Hope everyone enjoyed the festivities yesterday. We’re bursting with tomatoes at Ridge to Reef Farm – if you’d like to make a trip to the rainforest today, come by for our event Tomato Jam (details below) @ the farm!

Make sure to check out the fresh local offerings this week – basil, parsley, tomatoes, chlorophyll, mustard greens, plaintain chips, tropical flowers, and more!

Don’t miss out on our bulk tomato specials – order a case of tomatoes for canning, preserving, salsa making and more!

Hope to see you this Wednesday!

TOMATO JAM
A Stress-Free Event
at Ridge to Reef Farm
Sunday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day
11-4pm (gate opens at 10:30)
FREE (lunch and produce sales sold separately)

GET YOUR GREEN THUMB ON AT THIS SPECIAL MID-DAY MINI FEST RIGHT WHERE THE RED FOOD GROWS!”
HIGHLIGHTS:
Slide Presentation on Tomatoes
Grafting workshop (limit 20)
Optional Lunch
Live Acoustic Music
Tomato and other Organic Crop Sales (while supplies last)
Cooking and Preserving Tomatoes Demo
with acoustic musical guests Waller Band!
& other special guests

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The tomatoes are back! We are celebrating with sort of a last-minute mini-mid-day festival about our favorite annual fruits!

PLEASE RVSP for workshop and lunch, as slots are limited. We are trying to make better quality tomatoes a normal thing for the Virgin Islands! This event could be small or big, wet or dry, who knows? We know there will be tomatoes until they are all gone!

Email us back to RSVP:)

For more details and directions, check out the event invitation.

McMinnville Locally Grown:  Spring Fever


What a beautiful day yesterday! I so enjoyed the sunshine! Gives me spring fever!

J.B. will be adding some new lettuce varieties later today. And he has been planting seeds (grape tomatoes) for planting in the greenhouse.

Happy St. Patricks Day! Click here for McMinnville Locally Grown Market Section

Stones River Market:  Time to Order Local Food - Spring Officially Arrives This Week


Greetings from Raleigh, North Carolina. I am attending a Specialty Cut Flower Growers Association meeting this weekend, hopefully learning more about cut flowers so that I can bring them to you.

We have several new and returning items this week.

A note from Ann with Farmer Browns: If you want any baked goods for Easter, please contact her before next week. Her requests are filling up fast.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

NEW this week—Green Fork Farm has a new batch of beef available. Order your favorite cuts before they disappear! This is premium beef raised on pasture, Jersey milk, and certified organic grains.

We also continue to offer local, naturally grown and handmade artisan products: vegetables, baked goods, honey, microgreens, bath and body care products, lamb, chicken, pork, beef, eggs, and garden seeds. Place your order by Monday at midnight for pickup at the market on Wednesday, or come by and see what we have available for sale from the farmers’ tables. We’ll be in the indoor Breezeway at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville on Wednesday from 4-7 pm.

We are happy to announce that we are now able to accept SNAP benefits for payment at the market for eligible items, including preordered items.

We really appreciate your orders and look forward to seeing you at the market this week.

Green Fork Farmers Market

Manchester Locally Grown:  The Link to Order


Sorry, I missed the link. Here is the link to the market page.

Manchester Locally Grown:  Manchester Locally Grown is open!


Wow! Happy summer! Have you noticed how our weather can swing from winter to summer in the space of a few days? (sometimes a few hours) I worked outside today in a sleeveless top, for the first time this season. For those who know me, I was not even wearing a jacket!

We are still in “winter mode” with lots of dried herbs & spices, and bath & beauty products; as well as baked goods & honey. Grundy Greens’ spring greens & Frontier Family Farm’s spinach are available in quantity. Don’t forget Wayne Diller’s popcorn for a healthy & delicious dessert. The daffodils are done at Dogwood Valley, but there are some new hanging baskets & houseplants, as well as a new perennial or two, on the market this week.

Check out our market offerings this week here: http://manchester.locallygrown.net/market/index .

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Choose Local!


To Contact Us


South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
rootedhere@locallygrown.net
615-653-3347
Risa Brown

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I just want to say thank you to all of you for helping to support your local food system by ordering food from your local farmers thru the South Cumberland Food Hub. Every purchase you make strengthens the infrastructure needed to sustain a local food system in our area. There has never been a more important time to ensure that we have access to good, real food that is superior in nutrition and taste. The more we purchase from the small farmers, the more we can stabilize our supply of good food.

Genetically modified food is on the increase and one way to avoid it is to purchase from the farmers you know. The use of genetically modified foods is quite alarming in several ways. It is detrimental to our environment, to the independence of the small farmers, and damaging to our health. GMO’s are in our soybeans, soy oil, corn, potatoes, squash, canola oil, cottonseed oil, papaya, tomatoes and dairy products. And how many products contain by-products of corn and soy? All of these go unlabeled. And there are more coming that we will know nothing about because labeling laws are not required. There is no way to know how the spliced genes in plants will recombine with the next generations. This is especially scary when you realize that the biotech corporations use antibiotic-resistant genes, bacteria and viruses as the gene “markers” for the intended genes they splice. How many people will develop allergies to these foreign proteins introduced to our food thru gene splicing? Allergies manifest as inflammation, and not just runny/stuffy noses, inflammation happens in the arteries and that’s what causes clogging. Inflammation can happen anywhere in the body and cause untold health problems. There is no way to know just how these unnatural genes affect our bodies once ingested, but it is easy to see that we have a serious obesity and disease problem in America. Never before has there been so much cancer, thyroid trouble, yeast overgrowth, etc.

Buying local food from the small and mid-sized farmer is your way of saying “no” to GMO’S and “yes” to your health and the health of your customers.

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Risa


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