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ALFN Local Food Club:  Weblog Entry


With any luck, the last bit of winter weather really is behind us. It’s time to invest in the season ahead.

Whether you order Italian wild arugula for your salads or a Eureka lemon tree to add that homegrown touch to your gin and tonic, you can plant with confidence knowing that ABC Nature Greenhouse and Herb Farm uses organic practices such as Integrated Pest Management and natural fertilizers instead of synthetic chemicals. Keep an eye out for the annual migration of gorgeous tomato, pepper, and cabbage plants. They’re due to hit The Market any week now.

Is your thumb a little less than green? You can still invest in a delicious year by helping one of our favorite farmers get back on track after an especially harsh winter. Due to a dedicated local food community and YOU, our generous members, Kellogg Valley Farms has already raised 70% of the necessary funds to rebuild damaged infrastructure and secure the supplies and labor needed to ensure that this season’s offerings are every bit as spectacular as we’ve all come to expect. Only $1,515.00 to go! You can give a loan in any amount at Kiva Zip. I’m already looking forward to the bounty of Certified Naturally Grown Swiss chard, zephyr squash, banana peppers, and more.

In the meantime, there’s plenty of great stuff to keep you fed right now, as long as you order before The Market closes at 7:30 tomorrow morning.

~Rebecca Wild

New Field Farm's Online Market:  Spring is coming, storage crops are over.


Greetings,

I’m watching streams of snowmelt pouring past the window and listening to it drum on the roof below. Next week is the vernal equinox. There’s hope yet!

The greenhouse is all set to go and there are lots of flats filled with potting soil waiting to be planted to onions and leeks this Friday (it was going to be tomorrow, but we’ll sit out this next round of weather first). Greenhouse tomato seed will be sown on a heat mat in the house tomorrow. The new season has begun!

Thank you for your orders this winter. It was a good trial run for figuring out how this could work in the future. I would hope to have more onions, garlic, leeks and cabbage longer into the winter, along with the potatoes, carrots and beets. Celery root wasn’t very popular, but it should be!

If you have any questions or comments about the winter orders, or anything else, please pass them along.

Thanks,
Tim

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Order Reminder


Hey everyone! Just a quick reminder that we’ll be closing for orders tonight at 10:00 p.m. Get your orders in soon!

Don’t miss out on Meatworks’ Butcher’s Buy of the Week: Fire it Up Steaks! This includes 2 T-Bone steaks and 2 New York Strip Steaks, and ALL grass-fed meat!

Happy ordering!

We hope to see you on Thursday for the market pick-up!

Check out our Facebook page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events.
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

Statesboro Market2Go:  Local produce available and so yummy!


We have rutabagas – and I must admit I love them. Here’s a recipe that I found…do YOU have a favorite rutabaga recipe?

Ingredients:

4 rutabagas

4 carrots

2 tablespoons white sugar

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup milk (optional)

Directions:

1. Peel rutabagas and cut into large cubes. Place in cold salted water, and bring to a boil. When fork tender, drain.
2. Mash rutabagas with grated carrots, sugar, and butter.
3. Place in oven at low temperature to keep warm. Cover so that the dish will not dry out. If it does, stir in a little milk.

Champaign, OH:  Tuesday's Gone


Well, not quite but the day IS slipping away!!

Make sure to get your orders in before 8pm, this evening! We have so much to offer and so much we want to share with you!

Also, this evening will be our kick off of our new text message service as soon as I post Last Cal!! I have had quite a few customers sign up! It’s not too late to email me with your number!

Have a great day, enjoy the amazing sunshine, and order before the day is gone!

Cross Timbers Food Cooperative:  CTFC Market Open for Mar. 22 Pick-up


Hi, folks!

Ordering is open for the Saturday, March 22 pick-up. The order window will close Sunday, March 16.

Also, if you know of any places we might consider for a new delivery location, please let us know!

Enjoy,
Wylie
for Cross Timbers Food Cooperative

Manchester Locally Grown:  Just a Short Time Left to Order!


You have just a short time left to place your order. This week’s market will close for ordering at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, for delivery fresh from local farms on Thursday. Don’t forget all our yummy vegetables, creamline milk, and daffodil bouquets!

Pickup will be at Square Books, 113 E Main St, Manchester, from 3:00-4:30 on Thursday. Please e-mail me or call (931) 273-9708 if you would prefer to pick up on Friday morning between 10 am and 1 pm.

Thanks for your orders last week! Please encourage your local friends and family to shop with us and support local farmers!

Here is the complete list for this week. See you on Thursday!

~ Linda

How to contact us:
On Facebook
By e-mail
By phone: (931) 273-9708
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Conway, AR:  Tuesday Reminder - Market Closes Tonight!


Hello Friends,
There’s still time to place your order for pickup on Friday, March 14th. The market closes tonight around 10pm.

How to contact us:

Our Website: www.conway.locallygrown.net

On Twitter: @conwaygrown

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Conway-Locally-Grown/146991555352846

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net

Plattsburgh Online Ordering:  Platatsburgh Winter Farmers Market open for online ordering


We will be open through Wednesday evening for orders. Thank you for your ongoing support.

GFM :  Sunshine, Warmth and Green Grass


I don’t know about you, but I am already noticing the grass turning greener. I just got back from a trip to FL, where I went an picked up my daughter who moved to the area. And in just a few short days, the grass has already turned greener, the mud is drying out, and I can honestly say I feel Spring in the air!

Remember to place your order this week, for Wednesday pickup.