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Conway, AR:  Opening Bell


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

As I slopped through the mud helping unroll hay bales in a cold driving rain with lightning crashing overhead, I felt like I was in a reality tv show about tough jobs instead of just feeding hungry cows on a Saturday afternoon. But it felt good to get the job done – us farmers take pride in the fact that our jobs can sometimes require a little determination and grit – and besides, we needed the rain.

From Cedar Rock Ridge:
The weather outside is cold, so warm up with some of Carissa’s new tea blends: Happy Body, or Calming. They taste great hot or cold, and are made with herbs we grow and dehydrate right here at Cedar Rock Ridge in Conway. Herbs include lavender, chamomile, anise hyssop, catnip, and others. Also, enjoy some freshly boiled JUMBO peanuts! Have a great week.
Steve-

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Hit the checkout button when you’re done, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order has been placed.

Thanks,
Gabe Levin

United States Virgin Islands:  VI locally grown week of 1/13


Good night St. Croix! This week we’ve rearranged and consolidated the categories on the market to make it easier to find the products you’re looking for. Our growers have a lot of delicious produce and value added goods for sale this week. Take a look!

Champaign, OH:  Some serious specials!


Wow have our vendors been crazy! They’ve gone pure wild offering specials this week! So here they are…Oakview Farm-Fresh Meats is offering Pork (sausage) Ground Pork Patties for $2.50 per package of 4 patties. Spice these babies up with some herbs like Swisher Hill’s Southwest Seasoning Mix or JC Grower’s Garlic Powder. Wowweee, does that sound like a great deal and I can smell dinner now!

For our second special, spice up your life by trying some Apple or Pumpkin Pie Spice in jars or refills from Swisher Hill Herbs: Regularly priced at $2.75 per jar or $2.25 for the refill. This week only $2.25/jar and refills for $1.75. This special smells delicious!

Lastly but not least, is the Cosmic Explosion of a worldly deal from Cosmic Charlie…her Cosmic Plain French and Whole Wheat Baguettes are a sky-falling $3 each. Amazing!

All deals are this week only! Stop in and see us through Tuesday at 8 PM. Happy Shopping and enjoy the deals!

Dothan, Alabama:  Online Market for Friday, January 18th


http://marketatdothan.locallygrown.net/

Hope you have enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather this weekend! January is not known as a typical “growing” season but we do have Seasonal, Local products – Great Greens: Collard greens, Kale, Mustard greens & roots, Rutabaga greens & roots, Turnip greens & roots (Roots + Greens is getting 2 veggies in 1); Cracked Pecans; Hydroponic Salad Mix & Tomatoes; MORE – Breads, Brownies, Teacakes,Casseroles,Goat Cheese, Honey, Herbs and much more!
COMING SOON – Fresh, Local GRAPEFRUITS from Pine Top Farms, Pansy, AL.
Thanks for supporting local farmers and producers! See you Friday morning,
9am – 11am @ Dothan Nursereis in the POTTING SHED.
Gratefully,
Susan & Amanda

Swainsboro, GA:  Market is Open!


HEY GUYS! WE HOPE YOU ARE ALL ENJOYING THIS BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND! REMEBER, PICK-UP IS KNOW ON THURSDAY! *WE HAVE SO MUCH TOO CHOOSE FROM AS WELL AS THE OTHER FARMS. DON’T FORGET WE NOW HAVE PORK ON THE SITE. ENJOY THE WEEK AND SEE YOU ALL ON *THURSDAY!!

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Avaliable for Saturday, January the 19th


I hope this funds you all doing well. For those who were not at last weeks markets, my father Brady Bala was in a bad car accident(Tuesday 9th) and is in Grady Hospital. He has a broken femur-a high leg break on his left leg and 5 broken ribs on his right side with lots of cuts and bruises. He will be realeased from Grady some time this week we hope. Our farm products will be avaliable this week however, he will not be able to attend the markets for the next week or so. We will also not be able to get milk from Milky Way until my father can find a replacement to make the trip. If anyone would like to volonteer until he recovers that would be great. Double B Farm will also need some volonteer help around the farm for the next few months to get ready for spring while my father get’s better. This week we will have lots of great produce. The lettuce, carrots, collards, broccoli raab all look great. We have a few more honey bears avaliable. The mushrooms also look good this week along with the Jerusalem Artichoke. We are also excited about listing our half hogs again. We have 22 piglets and plan to make 10 avaliable in the program. The meat will be from heritage hogs as we have a mulefoot boar bread to our variety of sows. The meat will be darker than traditional pork with lots of great flavor. The half shares will be avaliable for 300 dollars each. The finished sizes will be larger than our previous shares since we are using a larger breed of pigs. Taylor Organic has lots of great produce avaliable this week to go along with some wonderfull flat creek cheese.
As the details are available I will make them available.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Wednesday. Pick ups are on Saturday from 9 to 10 at the Piedmont Green Market (Double B Farm booth), Sandy Springs Green Market (Taylorganic booth)(We will be here from 10-11 for pick ups only). We will try to make a run to Brookhaven if we have enough orders, otherwise we will need you to p/u at Piedmont

Thank you,
Bobby Bala (Son of Brady Bala)

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for January 13th


To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
Email us!
Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
john.drury@att.net

Recipes


Sweet Potatoes and Greens
This is a sweet and savory combo that is great for you as well as tastes delicious!

(Makes 4 Servings)

-2 or 3 large sweet potatoes
-2 bunches of greens (kale, collards, or chard)
-2 cloves of garlic
-juice of half of 1 lemon
-1 tsp. honey
-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
-1/4 tsp. ground cloves
-salt and pepper
-1 tbsp. olive oil

Directions

1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into bite-sized pieces (make them as uniform as you can.)

2. Heat half of the oil in the pan over medium heat and add the sweet potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just brown on all sides and soft (about 12-15 minutes.) If the potatoes are still hard at the end of this time, you can add a Tbsp or so of water, put a cover on the pan and steam for 2 minutes.  When they are finished cooking, add spices and salt and pepper to taste.  Set aside.

3. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, wash the greens (but do not dry them.) Remove the stems and cut the leaves into smaller pieces. Mince the garlic.  In a separate pan, heat the remainder of the oil over medium heat, add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.  Add in the greens and cook until tender, stirring often.  Salt and pepper to taste.

4. Combine the potatoes, honey, and lemon juice with the greens, stir and serve.

Market News


Hello!

We hope you are safe and dry after this very wet and stormy day. Everything around our parts are super saturated and the creeks are really raging. The hoophouses have standing water in them which hopefully will drain quickly in the coming days and not damage any crops.
The folks at Bear Creek Farm have put together some special packages of their meats that should help beat some winter blues. In fact, they have a offer right now where you can buy a 1/4 of a steer and stock up your freezer. It’s a hefty price tag, but you do end up saving money overall. Stock your freezer with: 4 Rib Eye Steaks 4 New York Strips 3 Filet Mignons 4 Sirloin Steaks 1 Flank Steak 3 Chuck Roasts 1 Tri-Tip 1 London Broil 1 Rump Roast 1 Sirloin Tip Roast 1 Eye of Round Roast 1 Top Round Roast 3 lbs of Stew Meat 4 lbs of Short Ribs 50 lbs of Ground Beef in 2 lb tubes For $720.

We’d like to thank the Nashville Food Project for supporting us and helping us get the word out about Fresh Harvest through their newsletter. In case you don’t know, the Nashville Food Project is a non profit group that cooks and distributes hot, healthy meals throughout Nashville’s neighborhoods. Much of the food they cook is donated from local farms, or raised in their own gardens. They do so much to provide good, fresh food made with love to our neighbors in need, as well as promoting our local food economy and urban gardening infrastructure. You can volunteer in their kitchens or food distribution trucks through their website, www.thenashvillefoodproject.org.

We appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!

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Conyers Locally Grown:  avaliable Friday 18th and


I hope this funds you all doing well. For those who were not at last weeks markets, my father Brady Bala was in a bad car accident(Tuesday 9th) and is in Grady Hospital. He has a broken femur-a high leg break on his left leg and 5 broken ribs on his right side with lots of cuts and bruises. He will be realeased from Grady some time this week we hope. Our farm products will be avaliable this week however, he will not be able to attend the markets for the next week or so. We will also not be able to get milk from Milky Way until my father can find a replacement to make the trip. If anyone would like to volonteer until he recovers that would be great. Double B Farm will also need some volonteer help around the farm for the next few months to get ready for spring while my father get’s better. This week we will have lots of great produce. The lettuce, carrots, collards, broccoli raab all look great. We have a few more honey bears avaliable. The mushrooms also look good this week along with the Jerusalem Artichoke. We are also excited about listing our half hogs again. We have 22 piglets and plan to make 10 avaliable in the program. The meat will be from heritage hogs as we have a mulefoot boar bread to our variety of sows. The meat will be darker than traditional pork with lots of great flavor. The half shares will be avaliable for 300 dollars each. The finished sizes will be larger than our previous shares since we are using a larger breed of pigs. Taylor Organic has lots of great produce avaliable this week to go along with some wonderfull flat creek cheese.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Tuesday. We will see you on Friday between 5PM and 7PM at Copy Central (1264 Parker Road, Conyers) and don’t forget to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Bobby Bala (son of Brady Bala)

Jbo Locally Grown:  Open for Ordering for January 16 Pick Up


Hello Market Fans,
This week look for a customer surprise from the Sentelles amazing supply of delicious meats. YOU may be the lucky customer who is randomly chosen to find this treat in your basket.
As always, many products to choose from,
don’t forget to order your eggs.

Customer pick up is from 5:30 to 6pm, on Wednesday at the Visitors Center.
If you are placing an order, please mark your calendar for the pick up time. We are having trouble with forgetful customers. We DO have to be out of the Visitor Center at 6, promptly. Call Charles at 423-895-4140 if you anticipate a problem.
Thanks, and happy shopping.
The Market Managers.

ALFN Local Food Club:  The Market Openeth!


Good Morning and welcome to Food Club, the Locavore Grocery Store.
In these times of inclement weather and political yabber, isn’t it nice to just order some good food and eat that good food? Better yet, isn’t it nice to eat good food with other people, including the folks who, I don’t know, grew/raised that food? Hah! Now you’ll be wanting to join us for our Growers’ Potluck.
The Market is open. Greens a’plenty, and I’ve included a recipe for Coconut Curry Greens. Check it out below. The snow pea tendrils and kohlrabi from Ratchford Farms caught my eye.
Enjoy your ordering!
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

1. Coconut curry greens
Wash and pick a couple pounds of greens
Sautee a diced onion in the oil of your choice (virgin coconut oil is a great choice here)
Add 1 tsp salt
When the onion is golden brown, add a few cloves of minced garlic
After one minute, add 1 tsp curry powder (some folks may wantto adjustthis up, or add cayenne for more ooomph)
Deglaze with one can full-fat coconut milk
Add greens and cook for 30 min or so