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V.I Prime Produce locally Grown:  Market open


Good morning Prime Produce Market is now open and accepting orders.

V.I Prime Produce locally Grown:  Market open


Good morning Prime Produce Market is now open and accepting orders.

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for May 17


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

A special hello to all the mothers out there this week! I hope your families treated you to something a little above and beyond this weekend. It’s been a really slow week, news-wise, what with much of Athens getting ready to go to sleep for the summer. The place doesn’t quite turn into the ghost town I remember in the ‘90s when I moved here, but there’s definitely a change of pace. We’ve gotten a taste of summer the last few days, and that’s stressed out the strawberries and leafy greens, but rain this week should really help with both of those. We ought to get our new awning in place before Thursday, to give us all some shade and a place to keep dry. I see lots of pictures on social media from our farmers busy in the fields, so as many people leave town for a bit, that just means more great fruit and veggies for the rest of us!

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market has returned to Saturday mornings at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons at Creature Comforts downtown. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market has returned, and you can catch the details on their website here: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running Saturdays from 9 to noon. You can learn all about them here: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com. Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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:  Market Closes at 10pm Tonight!


To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE.

Yalaha, FL:  Happy Monther's Day, Yalaha Market Open


Order now through 5 pm May 17th for May 19th Pickup (or contact me if you want a different day, we have some flexibility.)

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up!

Send me a message if you are interested in Getting Channel Catfish.

If you have any particular requests, let me know I’m happy to grow to order.

Sign in to order. https://yalaha.locallygrown.net/market

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy. Remember you need to check out before your order will be placed.
Remember to let me know when you want to pick up on Sat or maybe even Friday late afternoon or on Sunday. (If I don’t send you an e-mail confirmation of your order and pick up time, please make sure you checked out and completed your order.)

Dawson Local Harvest:  Available Right Now and Coming Soon


Dawson Local Harvest for May 18th

Available Right Now and Coming Soon!

HI EVERYBODY!

Lots Going On! Here’s the News:

AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW: Lots of Produce including Head Lettuces, Kales, Bok Choi, Baby Leeks, Swiss Chard, Turnips, and Cabbage. All are in good supply and most should be available for the next month or so. Among the items also on The Market are several cuts of Beef, plus Eggs, Milk, Honey, and all the great stuff from MY DAILY BREAD. Take your time looking through The Market listing for everything we have.

COMING SOON: Here’s the story on the Georgia Wild-caught fresh Shrimp. Shrimping season finally commences this week, which means we should have Fresh Shrimp that you can order on next week’s Market! Details will be forthcoming in next week’s email.

Also, after a long absence Chicken from BACK IN TIME FARMS is scheduled to be available for The Market opening on Sunday after Memorial Day! That’s Great News! We’ll keep you posted.

Finally, LEILANI’S has Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, Cucumbers, and all the delicious Summer Vegetables in the fields and cold-frames now. We’ll be able to start a countdown soon!

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

If you like what we’re doing please tell a friend!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for May 13th




Market News

Hello!

Well we have dived head first into summer! The long suffering spring crops are again going through some stressful temperatures. We are irrigating like crazy to keep the roots cool in hopes of preventing the lettuces to all get bitter and bolt!

We have the great treat of fresh shiitake mushrooms! Also strawberries are picking up steam and we should have some at delivery available on a first come, first serve basis!

We got news from The Peach Truck that their first delivery of peaches will be this Wednesday! These are non-organic peaches from Georgia, and we do not sell them directly through Fresh harvest as we only sell local and organic produce. However they are set up near us for the summer ahead, and will be open from 4:30 – 6:30, or until the peaches run out.

The Bloomy Rind is back with us this week – it’s always fun to try Kathleen’s carefully curated selection of artisan cheese!

This is the last week for buying herb plants! There are still lots of beautiful basil, thyme, rosemary and oregano plants for your garden.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.

Thanks for your support, and we will see you on Wednesday!

John and Tally

Recipes

Sweet Braised Whole Spring Onions

This turns these onions from a garnish to a delicious side dish!
Serves: 4

2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 pound scallions/spring onions (about 5 bunches, or 3 dozen)
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh tarragon (do not substitute dried) or 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 lemon
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Using about 1 1/2 teaspoons of butter, generously butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Trim the root ends and 1 1/2 inches off the green tops of the scallions. Arrange half of the scallions in the baking dish so the bulb ends are lined up at one end and the greens are toward the middle. Place the other half of the scallions in the opposite direction, so you end up with a double layer of scallion greens across the center of the dish and a single layer of bulbs and each end of the dish. Pour the water into the dish. Cut the remaining butter into slivers and dot it over the top of the scallions. Season with the tarragon or parsley, salt, and pepper.

Cover the dish tightly with foil, and slide onto the middle rack in the oven. Braise undisturbed until fragrant and tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove the foil from the dish, and increase the oven heat to 450 degrees. Roast the scallions for 10 minutes, then shake the pan back and forth to coat the scallions with the glaze that will have formed. Continue roasting until the liquid evaporates and the edges of the scallions are beginning to brown, another 5 minutes or so. Squeeze over a few drops of lemon juice to taste, and serve hot or warm.

Miami County Locally Grown:  Hoping everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!


Does a more exhausting, demanding, or rewarding profession exist than motherhood?

My grandma always said that every day is mother’s day, and with 10 kids, she’d know!
I’m lucky she and my mom provided me selfless examples of how to be a good mother.

I am the mother of four children – our oldest just turned 7, and the youngest is 20 months – and I am grateful every day to have been so richly Blessed in my chosen vocation.

And this day is about more than just Mom… so many women, whether another relative, friend, teacher, neighbor, with that special mothering instinct have made a powerfully positive impact on our lives, and we don’t always have the opportunity to appreciate them as they deserve.

So, to all the “Mothers” out there in our Happy Market Family, thank you for everything, and Happy Mother’s Day!

Foothills Market:  The Market is Going on Summer Hiatus


Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve noticed a substantial downturn in traffic for Foothills Market. We’re guessing that’s because the in-person market on the courthouse square is going again.

As a result, we’ve decided to put Foothills Market on vacation mode for the summer. We’ll reopen in the fall once the Clarksville/Johnson County Farmers’ Market begins to wind down for the season.

Our growers will all still have products available at the downtown market, so come see us in person to get your fresh, locally-grown produce and meats.

See you next fall!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder- Order by 6pm TODAY!


Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don’t forget!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the co-op! Wishing you a wonderful, peaceful, and relaxing day with your kids & family!

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

THIS ORDER IS FOR WEDNESDAY PICK UP AT SUWANEE LOCATION FROM 1PM to 6:30 PM (1300 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions)