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United States Virgin Islands: VI Locally Grown market 4/21/13
We’re pleased to announce a bounty of recent additions to the V.I. Locally Grown market!
These include Sweet Peppers and Jalapenos from Ridge to Reef Farm, bamboo kitchenware from Cozy Creations, a delicious lettuce variety (new red fire) from Queen Caribee, celery and chlorophyll from RAs Sonrise Daughter Stand, and lemongrass from Pleasant Vale, plus many more!
Hope to see you this Wednesday.
Conway, AR: Opening Bell
Dear Conway Locally Grown Community,
It feels like spring again this weekend! I hope that last cold front was spring’s final cold front, but I’ve been saying that for the last two or three frosts. Some of our farmers are bravely planting tomatoes and other warm weather crops; others are holding out a little longer for fear of another freeze. Between the destructive tornadoes and the record low temperatures all across the state this past week, many Arkansas farmers big and small took a hit.
At Falling Sky Farm the grass is growing, cows are moving daily, chickens are pecking their way across the pasture, and pigs are grunting and grubbing. If you want to come see these critters in their element, get tickets for the May 11 Farm Tour which encompasses Falling Sky, Ratchford, and Armstead Mountain Farms. Bring a camera – these farms are some of the prettiest in the Ozarks. Tickets can be found under the events page on the market.
The market is now open! Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Single click the checkout button once you’re finished and you will receive a confirmation email.
Have a great week.
Green Fork Farmers Market: Weekly Product List
Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,
Don’t forget to place your order for this Wednesday’s market! Normally online ordering will be available until Monday at midnight, but we’re a little late getting the order list out this week, so we’ll leave the market open until Thursday at noon to give you a little extra time this week.
NEW! Beyond Organics farm is offering beautiful tomato plants grown in their greenhouse from organic seeds in organic growing medium. There are several delicious varieties to choose from. Get a few of these along with a fig tree and some vegetable seeds offered again this week, and you’re ready to get your garden started off right!
Green Fork farm has a couple of fresh cut herb selections available this week. Try mint with some lamb from Black Sheep Ranch, or sage with chicken or pork, add greens and handmade artisan bread, then freshly baked cookies and locally roasted coffee for dessert—and there you have a scrumptious, local, naturally produced meal, all from Green Fork Farmers Market. You will also find many other wonderful items available, including honey, eggs, herbal soaps and body care products, organic olives, and microgreens.
Go ahead and place your order at the link below, then pick up at the market on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. While the best selection is available by preorder, we always have some products for sale at the market, so you can come by to browse and shop directly from the farmers’ tables as well.
We look forward to seeing you at the market on Wednesday!
Green Fork Farmers Market
Jbo Locally Grown: Market open for April 24th pick up
LAST CALL, LAST CALL,for on-line market.
Saturday market begins on May 4th, so this is your last chance to have a nice basket of your selections just waiting for you to swing by and pick up.
We’d like to thank all of our loyal customers and splendid vendors for making this year’s market the biggest, most successful ever! We hope your experience has been as wonderful as ours. Thanks a million.
And…as always, vendors bring their products between 4:30 and 5:15, customers pick up from 5:30 to 6:00.
See you there, the Market Managers
Upstate Locally Grown Greenville: Order now for this week's Drop-off at Swamp rabbit Cafe and Whole Foods Market
Upstate Locally Grown Market
Stone County, AR: Market's Open!
The Market’s now open…until Tuesday night at 9P!
ALFN Local Food Club: Weblog Entry
I think it’s finally safe to say that we are over the late frost hurdle. Tara Stainton of Rattle’s Garden spent this end of the week worrying over whether to cover her just transplanted tomatoes and squash, with weather forecasts saying, “Yeah.. it might get that cold.” Weather this Spring has been doing what it does best: keeping our farmers on their toes.
But, we are finally starting to see the fruits of the season, and the Market is open and full of great things!
Highlights down the Aisle…
Strawberries from Barnhill Orchards and 5k Farms! This refers to my clever language play up top: fruits of the season. Get it?
Broccoli Florets & Broccolini from Kellogg and North Pulaski. It cannot be understated how delicious 1st of the season broccoli is. The time window for this marvelous vegetable is short, so take advantage!
Candles on Sale. Maison Terre is offering 40% off on their soy-bee’s wax candles. Check them out under “Specials”.
Sausage! It’s like the other white meat, they say. But what does that mean? Farm Girl has a Sausage Sampler and their delicious Hmong Sausage. I tried to Hmong the other day; it is splendid and inventive.
Don’t forget our Arkansas Local Food Network shirts and tote bags! Preorder shirts under our Apparel category! Tote bags for sale at Food Club next weekend.
Fun times in Spring…
The Bake Sale was a tremendous success. We raised well over what we needed. If you haven’t voted for your favorite design, please do so on our Facebook page. Thanks for such a great turnout!
We had a wonderful time at the Earth Day Festival. Warm sunshine and lots of new faces. Kent made cheddar on a camp propane burner, which is an achievement in and of itself. And Bo Bennet of CANAS sampled some delicious, locally inspired juices.
What’s that? A fundraiser?
Keep an ear out over the next few days for our exciting upcoming fundraiser. All I will tell you now is that it involves the Oxford American, Southern gourmet food from our own Food Club growers, live music, and farmers’ stories. More on that soon!
Russellville Community Market: RCM Opening Bell
We’ve made it back around to another market opening day!
Don’t forget: This week is Earth Week, and Monday the 22nd is Earth Day. Tech is celebrating all week long with events! Be sure to check out the events on campus. RCM is always “Going Green” and bringing you the best locally grown food out there!
Speaking of going green, there are still plenty of greens to be had on the market, and it won’t be too long before the other spring and summer delicacies are ready for the picking! Tomatoes, squash, onions, zucchini, eggplant…YUM! I can taste them now.
“one-third of all global emissions can be traced back to our food system…”
Check out this article on eating healthy to save the earth. Fork to Planet: Eating Healthy to Save the Earth
Let’s all celebrate Earth Day this year by choosing the delicious, healthy option of local food.
Happy (almost) Earth Day!
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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!
GFM online farmers market: Online farmers market web address
The food Shed online farmers market opens Sunday and Closes Tuesday at 7:30pm with pickup thursday 3-7pm.
Local Farms First: Last day to order local! Avoid the dirty dozen...
Greetings local food lovers!
Are you buying all the items listed on the dirty dozen organic?
Based on level of pesticides/herbicides and residue remaining on the product, the Environmental Working Group created the Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen – guidelines for what you should absolutely buy organic.
Kale’s on the list so for all those who love kale sauteed as a side, steamed in a pasta dish or roasted into nutritious chips, you can order organic, local and freshly harvested Red Russian Kale from the Living Farm this week.
Thanks for supporting local family farms,
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
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