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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.
Best regards,
Gabe Levin
Market Director

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


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Upstate Locally Grown Market
http://upstatesc.locallygrown.net/

To Contact Us

CLICK HERE TO UNSUBSCRIBE OR CHANGE YOUR ACCOUNT STATUS
TO CONTACT US
Market Administrator
Donna Putney

HARVEST NEWS EDITOR/ CLEMSON MARKET MANAGER
Heidi Williams

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 USLG CUSTOMERS

THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING!

LOOKING FOR HELPERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS FOR RUNNING A COMMUNITY BASED ONLINE FARMER’S MARKET. MUCH TO GAIN FROM THIS EXPERIENCE!

Order today for pickup Tuesday from 4-6 PM at Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery and Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the whole Foods Market, Greenville,SC.
DEPOSITS: PLEASE KEEP YOUR ACCOUNTS AT ZERO; NOT MORE, NOT LESS, AS WE ARE BALANCING OUR BOOKS IN ANTICIPATION OF CHANGES IN OUR MARKET.
CHANGEOVER: WE AT THE UPSTATE LOCALLY GROWN NETWORK OF ON-LINE FARMER’S MARKETS have gone through many changes and transitions in the nearly seven years of our existence, and we are ready to proceed into another phase. We need your help in order to do this. Upstate Locally Grown has always operated as a not-for profit, even though we haven’t applied for this status. What this means is that all of our efforts went toward promoting Upstate growers, and all proceeds went toward that goal. No-one has ever gotten a salary; thousands of donated hours were accrued towards getting you the freshest, purest, most healthy foods available anywhere. Many have told us that we did succeed in our goals of making the Upstate aware of the need to support the local foods movement in order to keep small farms and businesses growing.
Now we are moving up to applying for non-profit status. We are seeking interns and volunteers who would benefit from the experience of entering into a new era of local food systems. Please contact Donna at 864-353-6096.

LAST WEEK OF CLEMSON FARM FRESH MARKET!
WE HAVE HAD A GOOD EXPERIENCE PARTICIPATING IN THE CLEMSON ON CAMPUS FARM-FRESH MARKET. Clemson STUDENTS EARN A ONE HOUR CLASS BY PARTICIPATING IN THE MARKET IN SOME WAY, AND OTHER STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN WHERE THEIR FOOD COMES FROM.
We are participating in Clemson’s Agricultural Services Farm Fresh Market, which takes place Wednesday afternoons through the month of April. MEET US THERE: Call Donna 864-353-6096 to be guided in by a student. Donna’s comment: "I an thrilled to be on campus at Clemson U and talk to the students there! They are so enthused with life! Many of the students that stopped by are very interested in Sustainable agriculture; in fact, two who stopped by have been to Putney Farm already this spring for a tour as part of a class they have. More to come from this, and we will keep you posted about where you can see this online.
While you are there at Cox Plaza, stop by the other booths to get a preview of what you may see at other farmers markets around Clemson when they open. The booth next to me was interesting. The lady makes all kinds of sewn and hand crafted items. There was goat milk, Jalepeno poppers, personal care items, and the cutest green Tshirts that say “Eat your Vegetables” on the back. Get one of these from the Farm Fresh Market booth for only $10.00. (If you can’t make it to the market, but want a tshirt, please let me know and I will get it for you.

OCCASIONAL CSA
What You Might See in Your CSA this Week: *Greens *are in transition from winter to spring, so, while there aren’t a vast array, they are still very fresh, tender, and delicious! So, greens like kale, green garlic or green onions, either beef or Chicken, eggs, fresh herbs like bee balm, Lemon Balm, and mint, flowers, and a chunk of cheese. It will exceed the value of only $25. Order and get the best of the spring offerings!
As always, we at USLG 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. All of our proteins are free-ranged, and never any hormones given. Our veggies are raised without chemicals, too! And they are picked within hours of you getting them! How fresh is that?
TIME TO PLANT THE SWEET POTATOES SOON!
Order your Healthy Putney Farm Sweet Potato Slips this week to get an early start on this easy to grow heat-loving tuber. Just stick the slips into almost any kind of soil and you will have sweet potatoes in the autumn.

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

Upstate Locally Grown donates 3 percent of our order sales right off the top to Broken Wing Farm, a project to teach autistic boys the art of growing food.

Donna’s Corner

Friends, I would like to let all of you know how very much Heidi C Williams means to us. Heidi, who has a full-time career as mommie, PTA president, Church committees, helping husband, Larry, with his website, and then there is her career as a free-lance writer! This very busy and very talented lady has chosen, for all these years, to back Upstate Locally Grown and Clemson Locally Grown with her writing talent, her organizing talent, and her enthusiasm. I don’t know how she does it, but I am so grateful that Heidi was sent to me, because she has been an angel to me and to us at the USLG network! Heidi is a stabilizing anchor through any storm, and she deserves much praise and recognition for all she is doing in our behalf! a huge THANKS to Heidi. Let’s all let Heidi know how much we appreciate her! I know I sure do! :-)
Donna

SMALL ACTS, WHEN MULTIPLIED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, CAN TRANSFORM THE WORLD

March Against Monsanto, a world-wide event happening on May 25


The Whole Reason

Friend and local food lover Jess O’Neal Bayne is organizing the Greenville, SC portion of this upcoming world-wide event. The first organizing meeting was held Thursday at Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery in Greenville, and will be there every Thursday at 6 PM.
The main event is happening May 25 in Greenville and _all around the world . It is called March Against Monsanto. This is a march and rally in response to the “Monsanto Protection Act,” recently signed by President Obama as a part of HR 933.
You can organize a rally un your town. View some of the world’s cities already participating.
If you are like me, and care about what you put into your body,(and I know you care) I encourage you to lend your support to this event.
“Be a Part Of The Change You Want to See”
Read Jess’s story about how caring what went into her children’s bodies got both Jess and her husband Aaron Bayne involved here
For more information, visit the Facebook site here.
the world-wide mission statement can be found here
Watch the full length documentary “The World According to Monsanto” here
DbVdVo-k

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

Stone County, AR:  Market's Open!


Hey, Everyone!

The Market’s now open…until Tuesday night at 9P!

Come on in!

ALFN Local Food Club:  Weblog Entry


Good Morning,
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!
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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.
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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.
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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!

Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

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!

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

GFM online farmers market:  Online farmers market web address


https://grangerfarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/user/signin?from=market

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,
Maya Silver
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
970-641-7682
click here to start shopping on the website:
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com