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ALFN Local Food Club: This Week's News in Food
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
GFM online farmers market: Weblog Entry
April is fee free and brought to you by Coach Guard Custom Designs in Elkhart.
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!
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.
Click to Read the Superior Seasons Weekly!
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.
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).
Thanks for supporting local family farms,
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website:
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!
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.
Have a blessed Easter! He is risen!
StPete.LocallyGrown.Net: Market NOW OPEN - Apr. 1, 2013
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