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Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op: July 22 Volunteer
+We need one volunteer for July 22, noon to 5pm. +(Or can split into smaller shifts if necessary.)
All other July spots have been filled.
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Instead, contact me directly at email@example.com
Remember, volunteers receive free one-month extensions of their co-op memberships!
Fisher's Produce: Weblog Entry
Sorry that I didn’t get this note out earlier today or yesterday.
The hot dry weather has finished up the kale, broccoli, lettuce, radishes, and turnips. We pulled all of the onions this week (It was a good crop!!). Next week we will finish digging the potoatoes.
Tomato season has started!!! I am not exactly sure how many extra we will have available this week, as I plan to give some to our CSA members and the season is just starting. I will bring along any extra that I have, though. I may also have a small amount of summer squash and sweet corn ready by Sunday, we will see :)
CSA members will be getting new potatoes, beets, carrots, several leeks, your choice of cabbage or chard, your choice of herbs (parsley, celery, cilantro, dill, or basil), and a few TOMATOES!!
Ordering will be open through friday evening due to the late opening.
Local Farms First: localfarmsfirst- the market is open
Greetings local food lovers!
New this week: oak leaf and red bibb lettuce from Holy Terror Farm
Have you heard of a wheel hoe? Or a hula hoe? If you like local produce these might be some of the best friends you didn’t know you had yet. Since none of our farmers use chemical herbicides they fight a constant battle with the weeds. This labor intensive chore is made easier with simple, yet ingenious tools such as the hori-hori, a japanese digging knife that effectively removes deep rooted thistles. Or a hula hoe whose uniques swivelling motion allows you to weed on the push and pull strokes. LFF growers bring you the highest quality produce thanks to the labor of their families, interns and volunteers. As well as a variety of well- designed tools without which we might never get out of the weeds…
Thanks so much for your support. All the money you spend at localfarmsfirst goes directly to the growers and helps them continue in this labor of love we call farming.
click here to start shopping on the website
Thank you for supporting local food and your local farmers!
Stillwater, OK: Stillwater delivery is NOW OPEN!
Grab your summertime shopping list and head to your local Oklahoma farmers first! www.Stillwater.locallygrown.net is NOW OPEN for orders. The ordering window will remain open until June 18 for delivery on Wednesday, June 22, from 10 – 11 a.m.
Remember, if you’d like to order, but can’t make the delivery time, let us know — we can try to help you make other arrangements.
Be sure to check out our awesome All-Natural Granola Bars for a snack that will fill you up, but not weigh you down. We’ve also got some terrific tasting cheeses! Don’t miss the All-Natural Laundry Soap for those summer messes. Be sure to tell all your friends. They’ll be glad you did.
Russellville Community Market: Pick Up Reminder
You may pick up your items today at All Saints Episcopal Church at 501 S Phoenix Ave in Russellville from 4:00-6:00pm.
Don’t Forget! RCM Advisory Board meeting is tonight right after the market closes at 6:00pm. Anyone interested in sharing ideas about improving the market or other suggestions, please let Sarah know. We welcome your input and involvement.
Call Sarah at 501-733-6389 if you have any questions.
The children and I hope to see you then!
Superior Seasons (c/o Belluz Farms): Warning: TBay strategy has only 1 food
The Superior Seasons Food Market is now OPEN (click here to see what’s new) for orders until Friday at noon. Individuals can order for pickup at the Country Market or Belluz Farms on Saturday and Businesses or Buying Groups can get delivery Saturday afternoon.
City of Thunder Bay – 1 food strategy
Please take a moment to comment on the city’s new strategic plan that is available for discussion until tomorrow, June 10th. Click HERE . There is exactly 1 mention of food in the strategy (despite it being a required element for sustenance) and it doesn’t even show up under health (obviously good food reduces demands on the health system, especially if you’re worried about aging populations or groups with chronic issues), or under environment (obviously how food is produced directly impacts our community and the larger world). But, I don’t want to be to radical here and suggest that food is more important than ferrochrome. I will point to a recent article about how successful food strategies can actually make money for institutions. Click HERE to visit a Winnipeg strategy.
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Seedtime and Harvest: Market is Open
Concerning the updating on Saturday evenings: I have fallen down on doing this job every Saturday evening.
By the time we arrive home, unload, water the greenhouse, hoops and plants on the flatbed, harvest asparagus, cut flowers, rotate irrigation, we seldom have energy to eat supper.
But this Market is open and I will continue to update each crop throughout the week. For example, yesterday, Alissa and I made many of her lovely flower arrangements available. Her cooler is filling fast!! Lots of wonderful peonies, baptisia, iris, alliums, and salvia.
Thanks for thinking of Seedtime & Alissa’s Flowers. ;-)
The Cumming Harvest: HONEY
Totally forgot to mention that we have honey this week. LOCAL Honey…from Cumming, GA!! Plus, this will be the only week you’ll be able to order it for a while. Bill n Bees will be out of town until the end of the month.
Fresh Harvest, LLC: Fresh Harvest for Saturday, June 11th
It has been a terribly hot few weeks, with little to no rain. So far, the crops are still doing well and continue to offer us wonderful food to share with you. We are starting to see the first of the summer produce trickle in, and this week have the teaser of the first green beans.
Earthwind Botanicals is back with us this week, and has a nice selection of all natural aromatherapy products for you.
On Monday, June 13th Tally’s farm, Turnbull Creek Farm, will be hosting a workshop run by UT’s Organic Workshop Series. It is on identifying insect pests and beneficials, led by entomologist Frank Hale. All are welcome, and it is free. There will be a brief farm tour, and then identifying insects in the field. It starts at 1:00 and goes until 4:00. If you would like to register, please contact Heather Toler at 974-7429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info on UT Knoxville’s Organic Workshop series, go to http://organics.tennessee.edu/workshops
To place your order, please go to the Market page of the website, www.fresh harvest.locallygrown.net.
Thanks so much foer your support, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
John and Tallahassee
Dig It Local Tuesday Delivery: The Market is Open!!!
The FIRST Tuesday market from Dig It Local is now open!
Although the season is young and there are a lot of veggies yet to come, with over 100 items you’ll find some healthy greens this week along with tasty cheeses, roasted nuts, sweet or hearty breads, lots of treats, and much more. Some tempting samples:
Lanni Orchards has fresh-picked strawberries and rhubarb available – perfect for pie
Check out the delicious recipe Plato’s Harvest Organic Farm includes with their bok choy, or try some garlic scapes
Web of Life Organic Farm is offering lettuce from the Slow Food Arc of Taste along with tender arugula
In addition you’ll see a variety of delicious cheeses from Narragansett Creamery and flavorful roasted nuts from Q’s Nuts. Try a seasonal fruit pie from Mariposa Bakery or take home my favorite flax seed rye break from Danish Pastry House
Visit the site to browse through what’s there and learn about the farmers and vendors.
Don’t forget – you can place orders until 6pm on Sunday and your local food orders will be delivered on Tuesday afternoon.
We always welcome your feedback, so drop us a line on email or leave a comment on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/diggitlocal