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ALFN Local Food Club:  This Week's News in Food


Good Morning,
I hope you are all celebrating birth and Spring this fine Sunday morning. There are many ways to celebrate the gifts life offers, and one of them is by ordering said gifts for your own enjoyment and nourishment.
So, the Market is open. We experienced some HUGE sales yesterday; the Spread the Word campaign is working. Keep it up!
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Quick thought: a lot of farmers’ markets are soon to open. I believe attending the first Spring markets is an important part of the new season: you get to say Hello to your farmers after a long winter, enjoy time outdoors, and get some real community time.
May I suggest something…
Sales in Food Club typically drop off as other markets open, which makes perfect sense. There are more options for getting local food. And, as long as people are buying their food locally, who can complain? Many of our Food Club customers do the following: they get their staples from our market (bread, cheese, lettuces, meats) and visit the other farmers’ markets to enjoy socializing and buy the extra knick-knacks for their kitchen. We believe in networking markets together for the benefit of everyone. Get your food from a variety of markets; they have different things to offer. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. So, we encourage you to continue using Food Club regularly and enjoying your other markets simultaneously!
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A big Thank You to Maison Terre for spending time at Food Club yesterday, showcasing her fantastically dyed eggs (see pictures on her Facebook page), spices, teas, and skills in all things herbal and beautiful.
Two things from Maison Terre:
Natural Egg Dye Recipes
Raised Bed Plans.
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Check THIS Out…
We have a new vendor! Please welcome New South Nursery. Tom Frothingham manages an 18-acre farm and nursery in West Pulaski County. He specializes in native plants and saves and cultivates his plants specific to our region, using Integrated Pest Management and organic fertilizers. Look for his native wildflowers, vines, fig trees, and vegetable plants under our Plants section. Here’s a word from Tom himself… "Hello everyone, this Tom Frothingham. My involvement with sustainable agriculture stretches back over 30 years, with a particular interest in native plant conservation for the last 10 years. New South Nursery focuses on Arkansas native plants, but my love of plants is pretty eclectic so we offer a number of non native plants, including heirloom vegetables, herbs, carnivorous plants and fig trees. I’m very excited to be a part of the Arkansas Local Food Network, and I look forward to a great growing season this year. "

Farm Girl Natural Foods is back in our market, with a variety of tasty meats. They’ve got all cuts of chicken, plus stew birds and whole chickens. Fresh Ham. This caught my eye: Hmong Sausage: a Northern Thai sausage featuring unique asian flavors. I’m eager to try it out!

North Pulaski has a lot of beautiful, green-purple broccolini. I’ll be roasting my broccolini from yesterday’s pickup later.

It’s warm and occasionally not wet outside. Time to do some grilling. Farm Girl, Falling Sky, and Youngblood Grassfed Meats have a variety of pork chops, sausages, and bratwursts. Don’t forget our offerings for grassfed beef!

Crimmins Family Farm is bursting at the seems with produce. I think they may have a pest problem, because they appear to be emptying out organic rabbit food onto our market at unparalleled rates.
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Fun Farmer Updates:
Here are the Farmers’ Markets opening this April and May!
15 Shade Tolerant Plants for your shady yard.
Drewry Farm & Orchards is having a Plant Sale.
Rattle’s Garden Flower Ladder.
Falling Sky Farm raised $10,000 in under three weeks! Three cheers! Crowdfunding works, people!

There’s a million more bits of news to share in this ever-growing local food landscape. Stay tuned for delicious updates.
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

GFM online farmers market:  Weblog Entry


April is fee free and brought to you by Coach Guard Custom Designs in Elkhart.
http://coachguardcustomdesign.com/

The ordering cycle opens Sunday at 4pm and closes Tuesday at 7:30pm with pickup Thursday 3-7pm.

This week is a great selection of local and regional foods including baked goods, honey, eggs and more.

Thank you and see you next time!

Superior Seasons:  Spring weather, No. Salad greens, YES!


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
The first greens are coming out of greenhouses now! We’ve got some online in the store and I’ve heard there’s some sprouts at the Country Market as well! It may not look like spring outside, but the growers are persevering (what else is new!). Next week is the Home and Garden show at the CLE grounds. If you haven’t picked up some seeds yet, or got inspired to think about gardening then a trip to the show is probably going to work magic for you. Have a happy easter everyone.

Good Growing





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Stones River Market:  Happy Easter and Passover to All


Welcome to another week of locally grown and made products. Even though Spring has officially arrived the temperatures last week sure did not reflect it. Maybe this week will be better.

Items of interest this week:

  • In anticipation of Spring, Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has added a couple of varieties of creeping phlox
  • Farmer Brown’s Salad of the Week is Harvest Fruit

I also want to share with you a video that one of our customers, Vinny Black, created for a school project. He did an excellent job. Click here to watch it.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Local Farms First:  Last day to order local!



Greetings local food lovers!

Last chance to order local and potatoes, beets, overwintered spinach, eggs & meats still abound!

Or try out some incredible products from Jubilee Family Farm. Ever glanced at the ingredients list of your average supermarket tortilla? It’s a short novel of indecipherable words (e.g. preservatives and chemicals).

Jubilee Family Farms tortillas are a simple mix of white-wheat organic flours. They will go well with any of their sauces and soups they make too.

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

McMinnville Locally Grown:  Happy Easter!


Have a great week! Click here for McMinnville Locally Grown Market Section

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

It’s time to place your order for this Wednesday’s market. We have a great mix of products offered by our participating farmers and artisans—vegetables, microgreens, olives and olive oil, honey, eggs, bath and body care products, locally roasted coffee, baked goods, lamb, pork, chicken, beef, dog bones, and garden seeds. Everything is naturally grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides, handmade from as many local and natural ingredients as possible, and locally processed so you are supporting our local farmers and artisans when you buy at Green Fork Farmers Market!

For the best selection, preorder from now until Monday at midnight, then pick up your order in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books on Wednesday from 4-7 pm, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. If you aren’t able to place an order, come on by and shop directly from the farmers’ tables on Wednesday.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Homegrown Co-op:  Market OPEN for Wednesday!


Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559
info@homegrowncoop.org
www.HomegrownCoop.org

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 5pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Sunday 10am – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Store

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2pm:
Spring Market at Homegrown

Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10-6pm:
Central Florida Earth Day 2013!

Featured Produce at Homegrown



Sapodilla




Sapodilla is a tropical fruit grown in South Florida. The ripe fruit has the consistency and taste similar to a pear dipped in brown sugar. Sapodilla is rich in calories and is a very good source of dietary fiber. Fresh ripe fruit also contains significant amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and potassium. Check out this video about Sapodilla for more information



Lacinato Kale



Lacinato Kale, also known as Dinosaur or Tuscan Kale is slightly sweeter than the more widely know curly-leaf kale. The leaves are darker, more narrow and have an embossed texture. Low in calories and high in Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin C, Kale is a nutritional powerhouse.

Member Mondays!

20% Off All Produce!


During regular store hours on Mondays, Members will receive 20% OFF all produce items. This discount will not include meat, dried herbs or shelf items.

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.
www.homegrown.locallygrown.net

Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 2-8pm on Wednesdayday. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
Prepared Food orders from Venetian Gourmet Foods, Inc.

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Manchester Locally Grown:  Welcome to Open Market at Manchester Locally Grown Market!


We received sad news this week. Guy Bixler has passed away. He was the father of Natasha Brooks of Triple B Farms; and grandfather of Brenden Brooks of Little Raven Woodworks, and Grace & Ruth Brooks of Brooks Girls Cookie Creation.

Spring has still not decided whether she wants to stay or leave, and many of our spring vegetables are a little hesitant to make a commitment to the market just yet. Keep watching! As soon as the weather improves, we’ll have lots of yummy green things for sale. The perennials and hanging baskets at Dogwood Valley are getting bigger every day, and a few new ones are on the market. The lengthening daylight produces lots of eggs this time of year, and we still have the winter offerings of honey, soaps, & lotions. This week we also have for the first time wooden toy cars by Brenden Brooks, a talented young man who owns Little Raven Woodworks.

Come check us out!

Have a blessed Easter! He is risen!

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW OPEN - Apr. 1, 2013


Message from Market Manager

Have you taken our Market Survey yet? If not, then here is your chance to answer 10 questions to give us your honest opinion on how we are doing and what we need to do to keep you coming back. Your opinion matters to us. Thanks to all those who are participating!

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SCHEDULE FOR ORDERING HAS CHANGED

  • DEADLINE FOR ORDERING FROM Geraldson Community Farm (GCF) is Monday 8PM OR Tuesday 5PM
    Why is that? GCF now sells to us directly instead of coming through from Suncoast Food Alliance. GCF can better guarantee your purchase if you place your order for their items by Monday 8PM. After that, there is less of a guarantee that the item will be available. If you can meet the Monday 8PM timeframe but feel pressed for time to place the rest of your order, perhaps you can submit your order for GCF items on Monday by 8PM and then return before Wednesday noon to complete an additional order. Call Market Manager if you need help with a strategy. 727-515-9469.
  • FINAL DEADLINE FOR ORDERING FROM WORDEN FARM, ALOE ORGANICS, AND GERALDSON COMMUNITY FARM IS NOW TUESDAY 5PM
  • MARKET CLOSES WEDNESDAY 12 NOON
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FROZEN FOODS If you have not read our recent post on protecting your order’s frozen goods, please read this. We need your help to protect the frozen goods you have asked us to deliver.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CUSTOMERS! Once you have submitted your order, if in doubt about what you owe, you can always confirm what you have been charged for by checking your account history and viewing your most current invoice. Instructions on how to do that are on our Q&A page under the question entitled Since you don’t provide an invoice with delivery, how do I know what I owe? . Also, since your vegetables are picked fresh within 24 hours of delivery, they should be lasting for WEEKS in your refrigerator. When you accept delivery, please take a few minutes to inspect your order to protect your vegetables from unnecessary spoilage. Lastly, it is imperative that you understand our policy on Unclaimed Orders found on our Q&A page. When you make a purchase you are agreeing to abide by this policy.

Ready to Order?

Click here to sign in & shop now

  • If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you.

Get to Know Us

Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

EVERY TUESDAY from 830am to 1130am we ask that volunteers come to help Nathan in his garden. If you are interested just come on over. No RSVPs are needed! Call Nathan at 727-403-1655 if you need directions.

AND NOW EVERY SATURDAY from 800am to 12noon Nathan’s Garden needs volunteers. This is a great way to get exposed to local organic gardening working with our volunteer garden manager Lynne Hinman. New and ongoing projects each week! We grow our garden year round, and right now we’re planting Summer crops. Come learn how it’s done and grow your own ALL SUMMER LONG. Call Nathan at 727-403-1655 if you have any questions or need directions.

SUCCESSFUL URBAN FARMING IN ST. PETERSBURG” on April 20th, 1 PM NOTE: Date moved to 4/20 instead of 4/13. Details are on Calendar of Events. This will be held every Second Saturday of the month and is open to the public. RSVPS are required and will help determine if the class will be held. Bring your friends and save $10 each on this valuable experience! You can now pre-purchase this workshop on our Market. This class makes a great gift for any occasion! RSVPs now being accepted.

OUR NEXT POTLUCK SOCIAL IS APR. 27 at 6PM
Sponsored by St. Pete Locally Grown, potluck socials are held on the 4th Saturday of each month. These events are held exclusively for actively participating Market customers, growers, and volunteers and are meant to create a social atmosphere in which to network, share resources and experiences. See Evite for speaker details. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW. Please note that—starting in MAY—we will have a change in venue for our meeting, close to our home on 54th Ave. N. Details will come!

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!