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Conway, AR:  Tuesday Reminder: Toad Suck Daze Weekend


Hello Friends,
There’s still time to place your order for pickup on Friday, May 2nd. The market closes tonight around 10pm.

And remember that downtown will be closed on Friday for Toad Suck Daze.

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

Statesboro Market2Go:  Ordering open until midnight Tuesday!


Don’t forget to place your order this week! We added quite a few new products this week, so be sure to look around. Enjoy shopping!

www.statesboromarket2go.locallygrown.net

Plattsburgh Online Ordering:  fresh chevre and caramels


Asgaard Farm added fresh chevre (goat milk) and goat milk caramels to the products list last night. If you already ordered you can either add them to your order or make a second order. Enjoy!

Fisher's Produce Tulsa:  Market Open


Hello friends,

Our first born has arrived! Hudson Elija Fisher was born on April 26 at 12:48pm. He weighed 7 lb 2 oz. He and Chantee are home and doing well. I will probably be leaving them at home for this week’s delivery, but you will meet him soon.

This week’s CSA selection will likely include:

Several pounds of Asparagus
Broccoli
Lettuce
Radishes
And most likely a pint or two of Straberries!!

This is an A-week delivery with delivery to Brookside, Spirit Event Center, Beggs and Okmulgee. Please have orders in by tonight if possible but definitely by noon on Tuesday.

Luke

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Apr. 28, 2014


To Contact Us

St. Pete Locally Grown
on the web
on facebook
on google
on pinterest
via email

Ready To Order?

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FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you. Call your Market Manager for help.

Grower Base is Growing!

Who knew? Urban Farmers are finding us and contacting us about selling their excess vegetables through our Market. THIS is what evolves when you hold to a vision of "St Petersburg as a Small Town Farming Community”. I’ll be at Sunken Gardens to talk about this on Saturday morning. Come meet me there and support our Mission to encourage people to grow their own food so they don’t have to buy it from us. We are half-way (!) through our fourth year as an online chemical-free vegetable market resource for the St. Petersburg Community. I am excited to share details on SPLG’s mission—and steps in progress—for building a productive, small town farming community—year-round—right here in St. Petersburg. PRICE: $6 for seniors, $8 for others. You get to take a tour of the gardens too! Sunken Gardens: 1825 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, Fl 33704

Grower News

  • New Grower this week is bringing us olive oil and pink himalayan sea salt! Dino Korovessis of Melina International Trading Company located in Pinellas Park, imports and bottles organic, extra virgin olive oil from his privately owned family garden in Kalamata, Greece. Read all about his support of local charities on his Grower Page.
  • New Grower Faithful Farms is located in Terra Ceia. Shall I say that my visit with them was “fruitful”? They are hydroponic and the photo link on their grower page will take you there on a visit. Welcome to Steve & Tara Kipps!
  • Third week in a row! The Dancing Goat has extended the sale on selected raw dairy items.
  • Grower Bedrock Living is on the Market this week and the first week of every month until summertime. Don’t forget to order your toothpaste and mineral body butter this week for delivery this Friday.
  • St. Pete Fruit Stand stays active this week with lots of fresh stevia from Kathleen Maxwell. The quality herbs coming from Kathleen’s urban garden is amazing!

Message from Your Market Manager

LOVING THIS TIME OF YEAR
Change is in the air, literally and figuratively. We are happy to welcome more new growers more often than we used to! The vision of a small town farming community in St. Petersburg is manifesting itself. Enjoy the show… (smile) THANK YOU to all the volunteers who have been dedicating their valuable time to serving St. Pete Locally Grown’s customers in the St. Petersburg Community.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CUSTOMERS!
Once you have submitted your order, if in doubt about what you owe, you can always confirm what you have been charged for by checking your account history and viewing your most current invoice. Instructions on how to do that are on our Q&A page under the question entitled Since you don’t provide an invoice with delivery, how do I know what I owe? Also, since your vegetables are picked fresh within 24 hours of delivery, they should be lasting for WEEKS in your refrigerator. When you accept delivery, please take a few minutes to inspect your order to protect your vegetables from unnecessary spoilage. Lastly, it is imperative that you understand our policy on Unclaimed Orders found on our Q&A page. When you make a purchase you are agreeing to abide by this policy.

Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

  • “St. Petersburg as a Small Town Farming Community” on May 3rd, 11:30AM. Cost $8/$6. Free to members of Sunken Gardens. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St N. Speaker: Tina Levy, Market Manager of St. Pete Locally Grown
  • “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” on May. 10th, 1PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
  • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on May 17th, 1PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW

Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently organizing our volunteer needs by Grower and by Market. So when you are interested in learning how to garden and/or how to run an urban market—including a model for great delivery service for the Market—consider volunteering for the organizations below. Check back for more Growers to be listed.
Nathan’s Natural Veggies
Pioneer Settlement Garden
St. Pete Locally Grown Market
The Faith House

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!

Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  Market and Milk - Please read.


I hope everyone had a great weekend and looking forward to a wonderful week. April showers bring May flowers so I will be thankful for the rain.

The market closes at 8:00pm tonight. Please get your orders in so you don’t miss out on all the yummies this week.

MILK Please, please, please do not bring any wet or dirty jars. Hold the jar up to the light and if you see any white streaks, wash it again. It is best to wash them by hand in the sink to get all the cream stains off the inside. *

*Rosemary Knoll *brought fresh Artichoke Pesto by. It is so delicious on pasta, pizza, chicken or pork chops. Plan your menu with a container in mind.

Georgia Farm to Table has lots of great veggies for us this week: Small Box ($15):
*Sweet Savoy Cabbage
*Swiss Chard
*Purple Top Turnip Roots (makes for great mashed potato substitution! See Recipe Below)
*Sweet Potatoes
*Grapefruit
*Kale

Medium Box ($25):
Proportionally more than Small Box, PLUS Cantaloupe and 1lb English Peas in the Hull*

Large Box ($45):
Proportionally more than Medium Box, PLUS Cherry Tomatoes and Shiitake Mushrooms*.

Sissy’s Farm Fresh Eggs has filled the refridgerator so make sure you grab an extra dozen for breakfast, lunch or supper. I have made stuffed eggs twice this week, they are so good.

Buttercups Butter Blends has her new Maple Pecan butter ready for us to sample this week. She also has several cases of butter to sell. This is the rBST free European Style unsalted butter that she uses in her blends. Each case has 30 pounds of butter in individually wrapped blocks. It has about a month shelf life left and should be used or frozen. Usually we sell it for $3.00 a pound. Right now we’re selling it for $2.50 a pound.
Look for it on the market – being offered in 5 lb. increments.

Thanks and have a great week this week.
Mary Beth

Cedar Grove Farm:  Cedar Grove Farm 2014 CSA, May 7 Start


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I think it is safe to say that spring has finally arrived. Or, is it summer already?

As you know, the first delivery of the 2014 CSA season is Wednesday week, May 7, with, now, three pickup sites available. You can choose the Downtown Athens Farmers Market, Lindsey’s Culinary Market or our new drop off at Oglethorpe Fresh in Lexington, for our customers in Oglethorpe county.

Many of you have already signed up for the season, but a few have not. If you are carrying a balance from last year or the winter season but have not notified us that you will continue ordering, please let us know and send in your checks to establish your 2014 season balance. We, also, have several folks who have signed up for the first time but have not established their balance. Please be aware that we can not accept your orders until you have a positive account.

Sorry for all the business stuff but it is your support that allows us to do what we do. And what we are doing is coming on very nicely. The first abundant strawberry harvest will be available next week along with the usual spring crops as listed on our www.farmcedargrove.com website. A couple of additional special items to look for will be asparagus and kohlrabi, with broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage coming soon. And, corn, tomatoes, peppers, okra, southern peas, cucumbers, beans, watermelon, etc., etc., etc., are all on the planting calendar for the coming days and weeks. It’s making me hungry just thinking about it.

So look for the opening day availability listing next Sunday. Be assured that all of us at Cedar Grove Farm are working hard to bring you the freshest, tastiest, most nutritious, Certified Naturally Grown fruits and vegetables possible.

Best regards from, Farmers Jay, Marlene, Dylan, Caitlyn, Sara and Jan

Heirloom Living Market Hamilton Mill:  Shop until 6:00pm this evening!


Countdown to Close!

Hamilton Mill Market Closes at 6:00pm TODAY!

Market Pickup Wednesday 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Farmer Updates

Dabrielle of My Daily Bread has several Gluten Free offerings in addition to her many and varied Organic Wheat based products! Be sure and check them out! The Spelt Tortillas are one of my favorites — delicious and versatile. Use as a wrap, toast or taco. These tasty discs make great ‘chips’ — fry in coconut oil, remove from skillet, lightly salt and munch — dipped in hummus maybe — or even one of Dabrielle Jams. Fabulous with her Cheese log! (just sayin’…)

Bakery on Brooks will return next week! Marie is visiting family in Florida!


Burnell Farms added Asparagus this week! It is fabulous sauteed or roasted!

What do YOU do with the wonderful local products you get at Market? Send me an email with a picture and recipe and I will feature it in a Newsletter and put it in the Recipe Section on the Market!


Spread the News!

Please continue sharing and forward this email to friends, neighbors and family! If you have suggestions about the best way for us to reach folks, please let us know! We appreciate your support of our efforts to bring “CLEAN”, wholesome, nutrient-dense foods from our LOCAL Farmers to your community! Share the News!

Your reward? The satisfaction of supporting your local Farmers, the local economy and the local community! In appreciation for your efforts, we will credit your account $5 for everyone you refer and who becomes a Member of the Market! Be sure and have them put your name in the Comment Box at Check Out. So, please help us spread the News, be a part of helping others have a great resource for healthy food and earn “Market Bucks”!

Take me to the Market.


Thank you for your support! See you at Market on Wednesday!

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Shop until 6:00pm this evening!


Reminder New Ordering Hours!!!

Market Closes at 6:00pm Today!

Don’t forget to check out the yummy goodies from My Daily Bread! Dabrielle has several Gluten Free goodies – Brownies and Sugar Cookies!

Bakery on Brooks will return next week.

I just got an email from Doug at Doug’s Garden and the Basic Produce Box this week will have:

Baby Carrots, Spinach, Salad Mix, Leeks, mixed Lettuce, Bok Choi, Radishes, Cilantro, White Turnips, Mustard Greens, Kale, And Chard. If Mother Nature cooperates English Peas will also be included!


Chance for some really rough weather tonight and tomorrow! Stay safe and dry!

Take me to the Market.



Thank you for your support!

See you at Market on Thursday!

Carolina Foothills, SC:  Monday Morning Reminder


http://carolinafoothills.locallygrown.net/market

Good Morning Folks,

Beautiful morning.

We are open till 4pm. Plenty of beautiful healthful food to be had. Enjoy your shopping today.

Blessings

Marantha