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Tampa Bay :  Online Market Open-Place your order asap to guarantee availability!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food






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Foodies,

Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till Monday night!

If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero

Order here today!

How to avoid getting sick in this cold weather

Email us if you have any questions. Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Pick ups will STILL be Wednesday night between 5&7pm (volunteer run) and Thursday/Friday 2-6pm (call ahead case by case basis)

The boxes have changed slightly, instead of coming pre packaged, the customer/member will get to hand select the produce they want in their box.

So that means we still only have a select amount of boxes available – so be sure to buy yours asap and pick up asap.

Any extra produce that does not sell in the course of a week, there has been discussions about donating excess food to a local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the good samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings for those in need.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within the month that will be a reality.

The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.

We need a permanent spot that we can call home for the state and county to recognize, as our agreement for the Ella’s location was only for 6 months.

The steering committee has begun looking, but currently, the co-op needs to raise funds in order to afford a space. The co-op is current paying for itself but not much more.

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events


Birdhouse is looking for a new home.

if you got any leads, please email us at BHbuyingclub@gmail.com or Steering Committee Chair Johs – Jglenes@gmail.com




Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The Market is Open! :)


Good morning everyone! Its a beautiful Saturday out there! The Spa City Co-op market is open for ordering from now until Tuesday at 9 pm.
Pickup for this market is Friday, January 25th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Art Church.

The market manager for this market is Hannah Seewald. Please notify her of any problems or questions.

Thanks for shopping Spa City Co-op! :)

Hannah Seewald
509-936-2151
hanloumc5@gmail.com

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Local Food!


To Contact Us


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

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Market News


We want to recognize and support Sam Turner and his crew that are opening a new grocery store in Chattanooga featuring local foods- Enzo’s. They have a beautiful building just one block from Gaining Ground on Main St. in downtown Chattanooga. Their mission is to support and promote the local farms in this area thru buying produce and meat from local farmers and displaying “bio cards” throughout the store with farm stories/pictures. They have some great information on their website at www.enzosmarket.com. For more info and photos go to their facebook page. The local food movement is gaining momentum!

Do you ever wonder how long your “fresh” produce has been sitting around before it arrives to you? We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is the key to health and preventing our widespread chronic disease. It is the nutrients in these foods that gives us the protection and benefits; however, these nutrients oxidize and/or diminish fairly quickly once the produce has been harvested. We can spend our money and time preparing these nutritious foods, but are we really getting what we think we’re getting out of them? What about GMO’s? Who knows what that is doing to us? Depleted soils mean depleted nutrition in our produce.

These issues, and others, are why locally grown produce is so highly sought after. It is generally harvested the day it comes to you, grown in nutrient rich soil by smaller farmers who love what they do and do it sustainably, and these farmers don’t use GMO seed.

What this means to you is that you will get a much fresher product with a much longer shelf life, a product that tastes full and flavorful since it was not picked “green” for travel, produce with dense nutrition, and happier customers who will appreciate the difference they can see and taste in your food. This also gives you the satisfaction that you are producing the highest quality meals that can be produced.

So, kudos to you for being a part of the local food movement!

Thank you for supporting your local food hub!

Risa


Enzo’s Market

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!

Green Fork Farmers Market:  No market this week


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

We aren’t going to be able to have a market this week because our farmers will be in Little Rock for the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conference! We’ll send you a reminder next Saturday when it’s time to order again, and we’ll see you next Wednesday, January 30.

Green Fork Farmers Market

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open at Statesboro Market2Go!


Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 TBSP sour cream
1/8 c. butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp orange extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Lightly grease potatoes and pierce with fork. Place in microwave and cook until just tender. Cut potatoes in half, and scoop out pulp, being careful to leave a thin shell. Mash potato pulp until smooth, mix in sour cream, butter, brown sugar, and orange extract. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon potato mixture into potato shells. Sprinkle with pecans. Place in a baking pan and bake in preheated 400 degree oven until browned, about 20-25 min.
—from “Cooking for the Holidays and Every Day” by Myrtis Akins, former Bulloch County Extension Agent for 30 years.

We have lots of delicious items this week! Enjoy browsing, and be sure to place your order by Tuesday at midnight.

Vista Marketplace:  Vine-Ripened Tomatoes Locally Grown


VINE-RIPENED TOMATOES LOCALLY GROWN
Beautiful Red or Select Green (fried green tomatoes)Late crop planted in September – ready now!
Available this weekend from Vista Marketplace @ 701 Whaley. Come see us from 10-2

Champaign, OH:  Pop goes the kettle!


I just had to write to tell you how much I am loving this Kettle Corn from Rue Farms. Sitting here working on paperwork, I have devoured handful after handful! It is wonderful! It is so portable I am taking it with me this weekend on a bus trip! We’ll see how many miles it lasts!

I also sampled their caramels, truffles and toffee bars which are all awesome too! My hat is off to our newest vendors, Matt and Jeanne Rue! We are loving you already! Thank you for vending with us!

Augusta Locally Grown:  THE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


FEATURED FARMER THIS WEEK: TWISTED FENCE RANCE
Twisted Fence Ranch will set up a booth at our AJCC market this Tuesday to show off their new, locally-grown alpaca wool products. Enjoy the incredible artistry of their felted Valentine postcards, all-natural doggy chew toys, woven rugs and fuzzy head bands. And come meet these wonderful farmers/artists.

EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKETSTARTS MARCH 7:
Visit our “Evans Towne Farmers Market” facebook page. Lots of excitement there about our upcoming traditional market, starting March 7, on Thursday evenings. Your “like” is appreciated and helpful!

CROP MOB AT EAST GEORGIA PRODUCEMARCH 9:
Big thanks to customer Aleshia Tucker for volunteering to help coordinate the first-ever “Crop Mob Augusta” at East Georgia Produce on March 9! The farm is is in Bartow, GA. Farmer Matt tells us that we’ll be “doing a lot of planting.” The work starts at 12:30pm and goes til 5pm. In exchange for your sweat and time, East Georgia Produce and Augusta Locally Grown will provide a picnic farm dinner from 5:30pm-7pm. To sign up, email kim@augustalocallygrown.org. Or text Aleshia at 706-855-1901.

BENDERDINKER TIMEAPRIL 27:
Save the date! This year’s theme is “A Concert on the River” and it truly is a one-of-a kind event! The Benderdinker starts with a two-hour kayak/canoe loop on Betty’s Branch and the Savannah River in Evans. During the paddle, you will be fed healthy treats made with local ingredients and pass by six local bands playing from pontoon boats, including the ever-popular Mason Jars! The second half of the event is a festival complete with the tastiest, locally-grown picnic foods EVER. Chef Charleen and Chef Edward have already signed on! Visit www.benderdinker.com to register! This year, every paddler will get a much-coveted event tshirt with their registration.

SEE Y’ALL AT THE MARKET ON TUESDAY.
- Kim

Conway, AR:  CLG Pick-up 4pm TODAY!


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteers


Thank you to June Harris and DocJody for volunteering at last Friday’s pick-up day!

Next week’s volunteers are Reid Hilton and Karen Schuman.

We could not have this co-op without the volunteer support from our members. Volunteers rock!

To check out our calendar on VolunteerSpot and sign up, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/Co-opVolunteers

Remember, for EVERY shift volunteered, whether a full 1:00-5:30 slot or a 1:00-3:30 slot, each volunteer will receive TWO FREE MONTHS of co-op membership.

In addition, for every 1:00-5:30 shift completed, each volunteer will receive a $5 Walmart gift/gas card!

If you have any problems or prefer to contact me directly, my email is kgharbut@aol.com

Thanks!

-Karen Harbut
Volunteer Coordinator