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Martin's Farmstand: Asparagus is abundant, Market is open
The online farmers market is open for orders now. We are having lovely warm weather so the asparagus is growing very fast. Todays cutting is over 300 lbs. So, lots of asparagus for everyone.
Check out the market page, we have over 100 products already with much more to come as the growing season progresses. For this year we have decided to have no membership fee. There are pro’s and cons to this. We will see what we all think about this again this winter.
Keep in mind that the growers may add more product during the order period as they see what is available. This is especially likely on Monday and Tuesday morning.
goMarketNC: Surprise new growers and offerings at this week's market!
goMarket is growing!
We added two new vendors this week! Homegrown City Farms is bringing all sorts of veggie goodness, while Breezy Oaks Farm offers all sorts of pasture-raised goodness!
A little more about our newest vendor, Homegrown City Farms:
Homegrown City Farms who have quite a number of veggies on offer this week. Their offerings include kale, chard, braising greens and collards! They have a great story that really represents the promise of urban agriculture in Durham. Homegrown City Farms is run by Maryah and Collier, who have been in and out of agriculture for more than ten years.
Check out their homepage:
Other new items in the market:
Radishes from Wild Dog Farm
Chicken, Bacon(!!!) and Breakfast Sausage from Breezy Oaks Farm
For those that are less keen on animal products, don’t forget SPREAD is selling through the market. They offer an assortment of vegan “cheeses” that are a nut-based cheesy spread. Check them out. Hopefully we can get them to set up a sample table at one of our upcoming markets!
Look forward to seeing y’all this Thursday!
With local food love,
Melody Lane Co-op: May 6, 2013
Place your order by 7:00pm Tuesday for pick up the following Thursday.
StPete.LocallyGrown.Net: Market NOW Open - May 6, 2013
We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!
Suncoast Co-op: (VIDEO) How to create a FREE Victory vegetable garden with community using a Permablitz
Check out the latest youtube about how to create your very own FREE Victory vegetable garden using the community with a Permablitz! Please subscribe to our youtube channel for future video about local food. Please share with your friends and family as well!
Would you like a permablitz at your place? Volunteer with the co-op at 3 or more permablitzes and your be eligible for a blitz at your house!
How to contact us:
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube please Subscribe!: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric
Tell me what you think of the video I love hearing your feedback please comment, like, and share it!
Our co-op market gardens and community gardens are growing abundance! We desperately need storage space that is refrigerated. We are in a campaign to win potentially $25,000 grant for supporting our local food with the Seeds of Change campaign going on Facebook starting today. Please click the below link and vote for us daily till the grant challenge ends 5/17/2013. You can vote once a day. The gardens with the most attention will be up for a $25,000 grant or one fifteen $10,000 grants.“Click here to vote for the Suncoast co-op vote Daily!”
The link to share to your friends and family is:
We are in desperate need of a storage shed, one that can be locked, and air conditioned. Our gardeners drop off their produce,at habitat, we organize the produce, sort the names of those that ordered and store in make shift bins. We have no storage area, and no air conditioning. Without refrigeration and more storage area we are limited as to growing in our community. We live in Florida and heat wilts the vegetables pretty fast. habitat allows us to use a space on Saturday morning for the co op, but all week the area is open to the public. So we are unable to store and leave anything behind. Right now we store products such as honey, grass fed beef, free range chicken in our own homes and transport it ourselves.
Thanks and please share this email! Encourage others to share the facebook link and vote daily. Your support is most appreciated by the entire community!
South Cumberland Food Hub: Local Food!
Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub!
It’s time to place your orders for local food this week. We’re open till noon!
Thank you for supporting your local farmers!
The Wednesday Market: Place Your Orders Today
Good morning to The Wednesday Market community. I’m so glad the sun is shining today!
This message is a short reminder that the Market is open for orders. Please place your orders by 10 p.m. tonight. You may pick up and pay for your orders Wednesday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Here is the link: http://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market
Have a great Monday, and we’ll see you on Wednesday!
CAFE: Maybe May will be May
Maybe May will be May…
BY MOTHERS DAY?
As a child growing up in southern Michigan I took pride in the seasonal fact that my birthday (around the same date) came just at the time that the last of the native trees were fully leafed out. That is just about the state of Spring unfoldment here right now, which seems to me (in my brief experience) to be about a month behind schedule. This phenomenon has had consequences for growers, and I congratulate them for the fine quality and consistent production maintained throughout some inclement weather in the last two ordering cycles. It has been an extremely challenging year for some very early crops like asparagus and strawberries, where just as they were at the very early harvest stage or starting to rise, the season got suspended by cold. And the heavy rains we are having make strawberry harvesting difficult and yields low. I eagerly await the (promised in long range forecasts) coming warming trend to see if these crops can recover.
On the other hand, I have personally enjoyed the sustained late winter – early spring transition. Some of Earth’s most vital forces go into the first vigorous flush of Spring growth. The green crops being harvested right now are simultaneously at their peak of quality AND abundance, a fact that defies our conventional economic mindset. In terms of its Earth vitality, however, a bunch of kale produced this week will have greater value now than it might later in summer, should heat and drought depress supply, even though it could fetch a much higher price on the market.
CAFÉ LOCAVORE CHALLENGE
CSA programs that offer subscribers pre-chosen and boxed weekly portions of what is in season, often provide recipes and suggestions for “What do you do with all that kale, or all that zucchini?” Rather than bemoan the monotony of it, I suggest that it may be well worth finding ways. These crops are in such abundance precisely because they are in their prime condition for harvest. One of the old-fashioned wisdoms of putting food up is to capture each crop in its peak condition of both flavor and nutrition.
On CAFÉ at this moment we have 33 Growers offering 594 products. You may have tried kale, but have you tried all varieties (at least five, plus mixtures, are offered) of kale? Have you tried it from all of our growers (at least five are now selling kale)? Each are growing in diferent conditions with plants at different stages of maturity.
To encourage experimentation with better utilization of local abundance CAFÉ is offering a special Locavore challenge for this week’s potluck: Present a novel/creative way to increase your consumption (either raw, cooked, processed) of a currently abundant crop and we will award you a $10 CAFÉ credit. Abundant is hereby defined as an in-season vegetable that has not yet sold out (Hurry, Market closes today at noon!) Besides kale, some candidate crops are arugula, beets, cabbage, lettuce, mustard, onions, swiss chard, – and here’s something I have never tried – C&D Farms has just re-emerged as an active CAFÉ Grower over the weekend with a crop called goji, or gou gou, an heirloom Chinese green with highly touted benefits.
As the Spring growth has been retarded by cold, our transition to our new website has been delayed by obstacles on our “real job”) calendars that have prevented us from reconfiguring and re-entering enough of the necessary data from one site to the other. Toward this end we have been well by volunteers Meg Smith and Gary Thompson. By Mothers Day we should have a definite timetable for this exciting transition.
Thanks to all who braved late winterish weather to attend the Farmers Markets and Green Living Tour over the past weekend!
Market open until noon. Avoid hail, eat more kale! Lance
McColloms Market: May FFFN Order Closes Today at 5 pm
Just wanted to send a reminder in case those of you who haven’t ordered, still want to. Thanks much.
Clemson SC: Don't Miss the Monday Deadline for This Week's Order.
Hello Folks! There is still time to get your order in to the growers if you complete it before noon on Monday.
Since the crops are picked especially for you, you cannot find any fresher! Add to this the convenience of buying directly from each grower’s farm while online, and you have the best of both worlds. You purchase sustainable foods from trusted farmers, and yet, you can even shop in your jammies if you want! We pick it up from the grower, pack it up for you, and drop it off at a convenient spot!
So, hurry and make your selections before the noon Monday deadline to get your this week’s delivery.