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Dothan, Alabama:  Spring Market at Dothan...FRI. 3/22/13


http://marketatdothan.locallygrown.net/

Spring 2013 Market at Dothan…Fridays, March 22nd – May 24th, 9:00 am – 12pm. The Vendors are busy preparing to see you all at the Market. New faces and new products will be available this Spring. Dothan Nurseries is bursting with beautiful spring colors…a must see! Thanks JD for hosting Market at Dothan!

Our Online ordering will continue for convenient, pre-ordering. Please Pick Up your online orders at “Market at Dothan” tent…look for our banner.
Spread the word and forward our email to your contacts.
www.facebook.com/marketatdothan
See you Friday!
Gratefully,
Susan & Amanda

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The Market is Open!


Good morning on this beautiful Saturday!! :)

The Spa City Market is now open for ordering. You have until Tuesday at 9 pm to place orders. Pick up is Friday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Art Church (preferably before 5:00!).

This week’s market manager is Hannah Seewald. Please contact her with problems/questions, at hanloumc5@gmail.com or 509-936-2151
Happy shopping!

Www.Spacity.locallygrown.net

Superior Seasons:  Blog March 16th!


Good Day

Ordering Reminders! We are still offering HOME DELIVERY to Individual customers on Wednesdays! CLICK HERE, until Monday at 4:30 pm for Wednesday options. Deliveries occur normally between 12 and 2pm, but let us know if that doesn’t work for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

In the Garden
This extra snow is really going to help us in the long run (even if you hate shovelling it)! So far we’re on a more normal (30 year historically speaking) spring trajectory. Prolonged winter helps keep moisture in the ground, pests from getting a head start, and planning time on track. Why not take stock of some of the stored vegetables you still have left to help make a better plan for next year’s root cellar (or remind yourself of what you really wished you had more of!) If you can’t grow it all yourself – there’s a few farms around now that are offering larger volume shares for canning or preserving.

Good Growing





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Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  The Market is Open


Greetings All:

Since I will not be here to open the Market tomorrow afternoon, we are now OPEN! I am attending a Weston A Price Foundation Conference tomorrow at Rancho Alegre Farm and I am so excited. Lots of great speakers, a Farmers’ Panel, demonstrations on making Bone Broth, Fermenting Foods, Sprouting grains plus local Farmers offering their local, fresh, organic and nutrient-dense products!

I will check back in later this weekend and give you any updates on vendors, new products and perhaps report on my experience with Kohlrabi!
 
This week, be sure and check out the organic, free trade coffee, roasted right here in Lilburn! The Roastin’ Fool’s Vigilance Roast is superb; just the right balance of flavor with a wonderful creamy finish! I won’t drink any other coffee — try it and you will understand my enthusiasm!

I had a GREAT breakfast this morning and every single product was purchased at Market: Vigilance Coffee from The Roastin’ Fool, milk in my coffee from Johnston Family Farm, a fritatta made with eggs and Hot Breakfast Sausage from Heritage Farm, onions, broccolini and spinach from Doug’s Garden Produce Box, a slice of Spelt toast with a dollop of Blackberry Jam from My Daily Bread! We are so blessed to have such wonderfully fresh food available to us from local Farmers/Growers and Artisans!

The Heirloom Living Market Facebook page has been created and is a work in progress! Please “like” us! And share the lilburn.locallygrown.net website with your friends and family! Thank you for supporting us and the local economy!

Mary sends her best from a vineyard somewhere in California! You will see her at Market on Thursday! It will be good to have her back!

Please hop on over to the Market and see what yummy items you would like to pickup on Thursday!

Have a wonderful, safe and healthy weekend!

Joyful thoughts,

~Maryanne

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!


The market is open and we have some great selections this week! Enjoy shopping!

Swainsboro, GA:  Market pickup changing this week


Hi Everyone,

In anticipation of the Downtown Swainsboro Farmer’s Market beginning in a few weeks, we will be switching our pickup day back to Friday afternoon starting this week.

Pickup will still be between 4 an 5pm.

ALFN Local Food Club:  Updates for Food Club tomorrow...


Hey there Community,
How are ya?
Some pertinent information about Food Club tomorrow:
1) The St. Patty’s Day Parade will be going on downtown. It doesn’t start til 1pm, but there may be some detours around the River Market. Plus traffic. Be safe and (I recommend) try coming early!
2) There is a wedding reception at the church, starting at 11am. The parking lot will be fuller than usual, and we’ll be sharing the kitchen with the wedding folk. As a result, the cashier’s table will be in the hall by the water fountains.
Do not let these changes to the average Food Club upset you! Consider them opportunities for adventure!
See you tomorrow.
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Free Ticket to Conference


Hi All,

I have a FREE ticket to this year’s WAPF (Weston A. Price Foundation) Conference. My childcare fell through and my husband can’t attend. The conference is tomorrow starting at 8am. Reply to this email if you want the ticket!

Event Details:

Building Nourishing Traditions
A conference on making nutrient-dense foods work for you!
Saturday, March 16th all day (8am to 5pm)
Rancho Alegre Farm 2225 Givens Rd, Dacula, GA 30019

Registration is at 8am and Lectures begin at 8:30am with breaks and great workshops in between. I’ll email more details.

Augusta Locally Grown:  THE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


GROW YOUR OWN FAIR: MARCH 21
Join us for our annual Grow Your Own Fair this Thursday at the Evans Towne Farmers Market. This is probably my favorite event of the season. Come learn from area hobby farmers and gardeners about growing your own fruits, vegetables and backyard poultry. Get your hands dirty learning about earth worms, healthy soil, smart watering, herbs, bat boxes and a new way to do raised beds. Fruit trees, bushes and veggie seedlings for sale.

FIVE FARM TOUR: MAY 18-19
Augusta Locally Grown and Culinary Connections will host a one-of-a-kind, five-farm tour in mid-May. Farm visits will include White Hills Lavender Farm, Savannah River Farm, Flat Creek Cheese Dairy, Southern Native Plantings and Walker Organic Farms. Enjoy at Savannah River bbq on Saturday night and a pick-your-own cooking class on Sunday night. Cost is $75/person plus lodging. Fun, fun, fun! Space is totally limited. Tickets go on sale next week!

VEGGIE TRUCK UPDATE:
The Veggie Truck Team will launch the Veggie Truck Farmers Market of Harrisburg on Tuesday, March 26. Locally grown foods from Addersons Fresh Produce, IceBox Farm, Shady Creek Greens and J&L Farm will be on sale at this EBT-friendly market. Big thanks to Wholesome Wave for their generous partnership in this endeavor.

EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET:
Wow. Thank you to our market patrons in Columbia County. You are really helping to create something beautiful here.

See y’all at the market on Tuesday or Thursday … or both.
Cheers!
Kim

Tampa Bay :  New Local & Organic farms! Go online before 11pm Monday






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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.

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

Rabbit Etc

We are Mike & Dee Blaha, owners of Rabbits,Etc. Our farm has been in the family for many years. Originally a 20 acre chicken farm built by Mike’s parents, Ed & Kissie Blaha in the 1940’s. The farm grew from 500 to 90,000 laying hens. Prices of eggs went down and expenses up, so the family stopped farming in 1980. We rebuilt the farm in 1992 and now farm it full time…..but this time it is to raise commercial rabbit meat and MORE, we are 21st century diversified, sustainable farmers.

We raise chemical and hormone free rabbits, chickens, eggs, sheep, cows, pigs, turkeys, Cornish hens and vegetables. Our poultry birds and foul are cage free, our cows and sheep are naturally pasture grass grazed. Our products are raised for human and pet consumption. We raise worms for bait, ornamental & tropical fish,turtles, lizards and garden composting. We also sell CWM 100, 100% composted worm manure, (worm castings). We cater to customers that want to know where their food and their pets’ food is coming from and we pride ourselves on customer service and professionalism.

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

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers will be marching from Fort Myers to Lakeland between March 3rd-17th, for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food, ending at the Publix Headquarters. They will be in Tampa on the 13th and 14th & in Lakeland the 17th. Join them in solidarity!

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!

Mega Health Event at Ragan Park
Saturday, March 16th 12-4PM

Get connected to the right resources to keep you healthy and fit!

Using your Brain to Save Your Hide
Native American methods of preserving skin. Tampa Free Skool event presented by Nate and Charlie of Gnarly Farms.
Saturday, March 16th at 3PM

Tampa Free Skool: The Virtuous Life
Examining the idea of virtue.
Saturday, March 16th, 7PM at Cafe Hey

Chakra Yoga at Kaleisia Tea Lounge
Sunday, March 17th from 11AM-12PM
with Kristen Prosen

Seed Bombing with Tampa Free Skool
Let’s make Tampa a little more beautiful with some guerilla gardening!
Sunday, March 17th at 2PM
RSVP Phil for directions (http://www.facebook.com/groups/tampafreeskool/
http://www.tampafreeskool.com/)

Ecofeminism and Kale Chips!
Wednesday, March 20th 7PM at The Roosevelt 2.0

To register for Gretchen’s engaging and deliciously satisfying class, please email feministvegan@gmail.com.




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