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ALFN Local Food Club:  Holidays Farmer Style


There are a number of ways to do the Holiday shuffle, some of which are hyper-consumerist, while others are the very opposite. I, for example, am currently sitting at an Alternative Gift Market at Christ Episcopal Church (church is in session, so I’ve got a moment). A bunch of tables are set up, encouraging people to give in celebration of the holidays. Which is sort of anti-consumerist. Through our food club, I like to think, you can consume AND give at the same time!


Spending money intentionally has always been what our food club is about. Buying from our small farms and gardens is an expression of a value. For the past seven years, your intentional spending has allowed food to make a comeback. Our market is doing great right now, which means more money is going to local growers, taking root right here, and growing better things. Keep it up!
I’d like to direct your attention to a few ways to give in support of ALFN. We currently have a deal on our year-membership certificates: $45 for one year, i.e., three free months. Consider gifting a loved one a year with our food club; it’s a great way to get someone started on local eating! And we LOVE new members. If membership isn’t the route you want to take, we also have Food Club Dollars to spend on anything in our market. Order your Food Club Dollars on our site or pick a certificate up during pickup to give to someone.
Don’t forget the donation opportunities a few of our growers have generously provided. Kellogg Valley Farms and Arkansas Natural are offering all manner of tasty greens for donation to Our House and Gaines House. You donate, and we deliver fresh, healthy produce to these excellent non-profits. A few months ago, we had over $100 donated through food club. Let’s do that again! As you can imagine, Our House and Gaines don’t typically receive the best quality food in their kitchen, so they are always delighted when we bring bags of greens and vegetables to them.
The Market is open, and it’s loaded with ways to celebrate the holidays. Click a button, support our local economy, and eat well! On a final note, North Pulaski Farm’s Tat Soi is a work of art in itself. A member ordered some for yesterday, and we volunteers spent a good five minutes staring into the bag at the beautiful display of green, glossy leaves. It might even taste great too, but I’d buy it just to look at.

Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

Republican Valley Produce:  RVP- Than you and Orders are due today


Hello,

It was great to see everyone who came out to the market on Saturday in Manhattan.

Here is what we had to offer.
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It was a great day. Just a reminder, we will have three more orders before Christmas, December 4 or 5, 11 or 12 and 18 or 19. We will taking off for Christmas and New Years. Then the next market we will deliver on January 5th, the next Saturday Market in Manhattan.

Thanks,

Jay

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

It’s time to order for this week’s market!

We are excited to announce another new producer joining us this week. Blue Pony Bakery brings us delicious breads, muffins, and cookies, available for preorder on our website and for sale from the table at the market. Their chocolate chip cookies are the best I’ve ever had. Just sayin’.

You will also find a new treat from Figgieville this week, their winter Kolache pastry filled with apples and walnuts. Can’t go wrong here, one of my favs! Beyond Organics Farm has beets this week, and Summer Kitchen Family Farm is now offering chicken in a variety of cuts—breasts, chicken tenders, wings, thighs, and drumsticks.

We still have whole chickens too, as well as a variety of pork and beef cuts, eggs, honey, herbs, winter vegetables, greens, bunching onions, hoop house cucumbers and tomatoes, bath and beauty products, granola, and popsicles. We have so much to offer, we really hope you will place an order for pickup at the market, or come by and visit us to see what we have for sale on our farmers’ tables. We’ll be in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books on Wednesday from 4-7 pm. Let your friends and family know about us, and we’ll see you all there!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Homegrown Co-op:  More Ways to Support Homegrown Coop!


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

December Fundraiser in Full Swing!






In our 3rd annual December fund drive, we seek YOUR donation of just $30!

We are recruiting 300 people to each donate $30 in the next 30 days to meet our fundraising goal, which will fund improvements to the Co-op that allow us to better serve our members and our farmers.

This year, supportive local businesses have teamed up with Homegrown to create a Match Fund, where each community contribution will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, to help us reach our $18,000 goal!

Upcoming Member Monday Special!

This Monday, December 3rd, all members will receive 25% off Red Chard and a Green Kale purchased in the store!

These Greens are are delicious in salads and so much more!

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 Wednesday December 5th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

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 foods from Venetian Gourmet and Purely Raw

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Stones River Market:  The Market is Back Open - Specials and New Products Added


December arrives and the Market is back open this morning. The holiday season is upon us and you will find many items on the Market are great for gifts and parties. Some suggestions include gift certificates, baked goods, baking supplies, jams and jellies, soaps and skin care products.

White City Produce and Greenhouse has fruit baskets and Christmas wreaths available this week.

Farmer Brown is running a special on his Bibb lettuce.

A note from Ann Brown with Farmer Brown: “The bookings for Christmas baking is beginning to fill up already. If you would like to reserve a spot for an order, you can send me an email with the item and pick-up date. I will ask John to add the item for the pick-up date.

Several other new items have been added this week including soups and candied jalapeños from Flying S Farms and Romaine lettuce from Rocky Glade Farm

Erdmann Farm is taking a two week break but will return after that. They still have lots of produce growing including kale, broccoli and brussels sprouts.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

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

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for December 2nd


To Contact Us

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

Recipes


Asian Greens Salad
These greens are great raw – try it!

Salad ingredients:
– 1 head of bok choy , or equivalent amount of tatsoi, joi choi or a mix of all of them
– Green additions such as cilantro or scallions
- Almonds chopped or slivered

Prepare the Greens:
– Cut the very end of the stem off and coarsely chop the remaining leaves and stems into ½ inch pieces. If you are using scallions, cilantro or another vegetable, chop it up and add it to the choi. Wash the greens and get ready to toss them with the dressing.

Sesame dressing ingredients:
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
½ teaspoon sesame oil
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 ½ teaspoons agave syrup (or honey in a pinch)

Add all dressing ingredients to a bottle and shake, shake, shake.

Mix greens and almonds together and toss with the dressing

Market News


Hello!

The weather is balmy for early December, but it is Holiday time and we’ve got lots of great stuff for you! Earthwind Botanicals is back with us this week and is having a sale on all her products, just for Fresh Harvest customers. This is a great time to stock up on stocking stuffers, teacher and hostess gifts, or for just having some great soaps on hand for guests. Put a bath fizzer, soap ball, aromatherapy oil and jar of salt scrub in a basket, and it makes a very impressive present for just about anyone!

Also, The Bloomy Rind cheese shop is here this week with an amazing selection of cheeses. There are also some Cheese Tray selections available which would be a great thing to bring to a holiday party or also to give as a gift.

More stocking stuffer ideas – Tru-Bee honey, Twin Forks Farm granola, or Fresh Harvest Gift Certificate.

We have so much good food growing right now – it is a wonderful time of year for eating local!

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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Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Time to order Local Food!


Local Real Food


It’s time to order local food from Tullahoma Locally Grown.

To Contact Us

Tullahoma Locally Grown
tullahoma@locallygrown.net
615-653-3347
Risa Brown

Recipes

Market News

What a beautiful first day of December! I hope the rest of the month is exactly like today (fingers crossed). But if not, maybe we’ll get some snow
:-)

We have beautiful fresh Christmas wreaths and swags for sale. Order them while quantities last. Look for them under “farm crafts”.

We have chicken back on the market this week! We also have duck eggs, and if you’ve never tried them- you’re robbing yourself of a gourmet treat.

Stock up now on your food for the holidays while we have it. Local honey is perfect for roasting nuts and sweetening baked goods. Local meats and vegetables will make the most delicious and nutritious holiday dinners you can serve!
Have a great week and I’ll see you Thursday.

Risa

Thank you for eating locally!!


 

 
    
       
     
 
       
    

 

Follow the link to get started: Link to Tullahoma Locally Grown Market Section

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!

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to order Local Food!



Buy Local, Eat Local

To Contact Us


South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
rootedhere@locallygrown.net
615-653-3347
Risa Brown

Recipes


Swedish Cabbage Soup with Meatballs

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 head green cabbage, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes (12 cups)
2 tablespoons honey
8 ounces ground beef or turkey
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, plus more to taste
8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 bay leaves
Directions:

1
Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add cabbage and sauté until cabbage starts to release some of its liquid, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add honey. Simmer, uncovered, until the cabbage is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes.
2
Meanwhile, combine beef or turkey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. With wet hands, shape mixture into meatballs the size of marbles. Set aside in the refrigerator.
3
Add broth and bay leaves to the cooked cabbage. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
4
Drop the meatballs into the soup and simmer until they are no longer pink inside, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Season the soup with salt and a generous grinding of pepper before serving.

Market News

What an amazing first day of December we had today. The weather was purrrfect. I could almost fool myself into thinking it was spring. I’m sure it won’t last too long, but one can keep hoping ;-)

The cooler days and nights will bring sweeter greens for your December dishes, so I guess there’s something good to be said for cold weather.

We have lots of greens, root crops, winter squash and even some fresh tomatoes hanging around this week. Don’t forget the summer squash and broccoli too.
Thank you for supporting your local food hub!

Risa


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!

Russellville Community Market:  Opening Bell


Hey all!

Welcome to another market week! This week is a special one!

This Thursday marks our first ever RCM Holiday Showcase from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Select growers will have specialty items available for purchase just for you! Add this to your calendar!

Also, don’t forget, RCM Gift Certificates make great stocking stuffers for Christmas!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. 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

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Time to order local food!


I’m on the road right now so please excuse the abbreviated newsletter.

It’s time to order at http://sewanee.locallygrown.net/market.

Exciting this week: Hydroponic strawberries from Day Lily Nursery in McMinnville! I tasted them last week and they are as sweet as spring. Quantities are very limited. Enjoy a December treat!

Farmer Brown is running a special on Bibb Lettuce for $2 a head this week.

Coming events:
Please note that the CFM market will be closed on Christmas and New Years Day this year as both of these fall on a Tuesday. Be prepared and stock up ahead of time on all your needs for holiday meals.