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Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Still time to order.....Market Closes at 6:00pm


Market Closes at 6:00pm Today!

Hop on over to the Market and place your order…


Azure Standard


Order Deadline for this month is Tuesday, July 15th at 6:00pm
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Azure Standard Ordering
Azure Standard Order Deadline: Tuesday, August 12th at 6:00pm
Azure Standard Pickup Date: Tuesday, August 19th at 2:30pm
Pickup Location: 963 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville, GA
Drop #: 796431
Drop Name: Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville
Drop Coordinator: Maryanne Vaeth
Contact Information: Email Drop Coordinator
Phone: 404-432-4337

This Group on Facebook will keep you up to date on the “happenings” with this service!

Azure Standard Lawrenceville Drop Information: My Azure Standard Drop Lawrenceville


I want to check out Azure Standard.

Take me to the Lilburn Market.

Thank you for your support!

See you at Market on Thursday!

Champaign, OH:  Rainy Days and Mondays


Hangin’ around, nothin’ to do but frown,
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down…
(The Carpenters – Rainy Days And Mondays)

It is definitely a rainy day kind of Monday. And, yes, don’t get me wrong, the rain is needed, but it still doesn’t stop me from being much more productive when the sun is shining bright.

Since the drabness and wetness of the day is keeping me inside, I am catching up on unanswered emails, upcoming events that I am planning, drab household tasks AND all things about our little local market of love!

It is the perfect kind of day to curl up with coffee, tea, whatever your favorite morning beverage is, and go through our market site. Make a list of all things you may need or want to get your weekly shopping done.

Log on, click through the categories on the left side of the market site, and start loading your cart!

Why shop with us?

Well, with us, you get all locally produced products. You get them at very, very reasonable prices because, yet again, they are pretty much coming field to market, local establishment to market, ovens to market.

You also get healthy, non-preservative laden products! You also get to keep your local, hard earned money, local!!

You get the stress free way to shop, online, and at pick up, you get your order all packed, ready to go, from our very familiar smiling faces!

We love you, you love us, we all love local, we all support local…it’s the perfect win/win!

It is Monday, there is still plenty of time to order before the market closes, tomorrow evening, at 10pm!

Show us that local love…

Peace and Love,
Cosmic Pam

Princeton Farm Fresh:  The Market is Open


I usually make these entries very light hearted, but this weekend I read an opinion article in the New York Times that has me pondering the state of local food, and since this is all about local food, I thought I would interject my thoughts about said article. You can view the article here http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/opinion/sunday/dont-let-your-children-grow-up-to-be-farmers.html?_r=0

The article basically states that small local farms are not making money, and throws out the number of negative $1453 in income for the average farmer per year.
We ourselves are not making money (yet), but I feel that this is due to building infrastructure on a new farm. We are subsidizing our farm with my husbands income, at this point. So on those points I agree, it is extremely hard to start a farm, to find land that you can afford, and to afford all the equipment that goes along with farming.
What I do see is demand! The demand is there for healthy food. People want to eat the best tomato for dinner. What concerns me is the connection with what food should cost. It isn’t just about what the farmer puts into it, seeds, compost, fertilizer and time. It is also about the future of the farmer. If the farmer is only reimbursed for his expenses, that does not give them enough to plan for a future, have health insurance, or help with their child’s college fund. When people tell me I charge to much, I simply answer that I deserve a living wage too. You wouldn’t expect any less from your job. I shouldn’t be expected to receive any less from mine. What happens when we charge too little for our product? We simply cannot afford to stay in the business. We are losing too many small farms to this mistake. The average age of farmers now is 56, and I do not know too many young adults that want to become farmers. It is a hard sell! Maybe the big grain farmers are making a profit, but are the small food farmers? I think this is about education, informing our customers that food farming is an expensive business. I know that we have lots of retired folks that grow food and sell it fairly cheap, but what happens when they are gone? Who takes up growing food at that cheap a rate?
I know this is a heavy subject, but one that needs to change in order for us (small farmers) to continue to grow food and sustain our farms and families.
I can only speak to my situation, but despite the above issues, I feel hopeful that our community can grow a local foods movement that not only grows food but grows new farmers because they know their community supports them.
See you at the market on Friday,
Angela

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for August 13, 2014


Hey Local Food Lovers,

I’ll start tonight with the killer dinner my wife cooked. Very simple and very Locally Grown. Chanterelle mushrooms (from Mill Gap Farm) in a white wine cream sauce over pasta, corn on the cob (from Shade Creek Farm) and sauteed sweet potato greens (from Promised Land Farms). YUM!

We had some good rain this weekend which we needed. August is a transition month on many farms. Those first crops of squash and tomatoes and cucumbers are beginning to peter out and the second crops, more like early fall crops are beginning to come in. Things like eggplant, peppers, winter squash, sweet potatoes and okra will start coming in like crazy. There will also be the second plantings of tomatoes, squash, and cukes. Because I write this message 3/4 through the shopping period I always hate to mention items that have already sold out. But then again they are usually gone because everyone is excited about them, and if I talk them up maybe you can try and shop early to get them next week. That’s fun right! The early shopper gets the BABY CORN, the EGGPLANT, the EGGS (though Lazy L Ranch still has ‘em as of tonight). One item I’m real excited to see is Mill Gap’s PADRON PEPPERS. And there’s actually a few orders left. Read the description to learn how to cook them.

Andrew has put together another great video that may help many of you who are new to Locally Grown and still trying to master the website learn a few tips. I’ll be honest with you, I’ve actually learned some things from Andrew’s videos. The website is so well designed and has so many features I haven’t even taken the time to discover them all myself. There are some great navigation tips that can really speed up how you scan the market items each week.

Click here
or use this link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye1V7zw4TA0&feature=youtu.be

I think that’s it for tonight!

We hope you enjoy this week’s offerings and don’t forget (that means you Julie) to…..

EAT WELL,

Justin, Chuck, Teri and Andrew

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

NEW this week! Figgieville has fig plants, Beyond Organics has pickling cucumbers, Plentygood Farms has elephant garlic, and Adams Acres has new pork offerings—Italian sausage, ground ham, chorizo roja (red), and chorizo verde (green). So delicious!

Also this week—zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, potatoes, Shiitake mushrooms, bell peppers, sweet banana peppers, jalapenos, serranos, herbs, eggs, chicken, beef, duck, lamb, pork, botanical bath and beauty products, olives, olive oil, cookies, lacto-fermented sauerkraut and jalapeno slices, dried Shiitakes and Shiitake powder, salsa, and pet food.

Place your order from now until Tuesday at noon for pickup at the market on Wednesday. If you aren’t able to place an order, we hope you will stop by the market to visit on Wednesday and shop at the market!

See you then,

Green Fork Farmers Market

Wednesdays 4-7 pm
Indoors, Year Round
In the Breezeway at Nightbird Books
205 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR

To place your order, click on the link below to enter the website. Sign in as a customer, then click on the icon next to each product you wish to order. Proceed to checkout, review the list to make sure it’s correct, then scroll to the bottom and click on Place This Order. Make sure you receive a confirmation email—if you don’t, your order was not processed. Payment is at the market pickup with cash, check, debit/credit card, EBT, and Senior FMNP coupons. Ask about our doubling program for EBT and SFMNP!

DeForest, WI:  Availability for week of August 10


The market is open!

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for August 14


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

It’s the first day of school tomorrow for Athens schools, and this house has a fifth grader starting at a new-to-her school, a kindergartener going to a big school for her first time, and a girl starting pre-k who hasn’t had any daycare experience at all. So of course, the excitement levels here are a bit overwhelming and I haven’t had time to prepare a full newsletter for you this week.

I do have one update on the EBT situation I wrote about last week (ALG will have to drop from the program at the end of the month due to changes in the farm bill that make it cost prohibitive for retailers like us). A few of you wrote me to ask if there could be a pledge drive or something among ALM membership to raise the $70 a month needed to stay in the program. That is a possibility, and I’m looking into it further.

Try to enjoy the back-to-school madness this week. Even if you have no little ones yourself in school, the town certainly changes this week from the sleepy small town it’s been the last few months. Thanks 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 is open on Saturdays at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is open throughout the week here in Athens, and you can find more information about them here: www.athenslandtrust.org. The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The Oconee County farmers market is open Saturday mornings in front of the Oconee County Courthouse. The other area markets I haven’t mentioned have yet to open for the season, so far as I 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!

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturday August 16.


The market is open. We will see all Saturday at your selected deliver location.
Remember to have your orders placed by 8 pm on Wednesday and share us with a friend.
Thank you,
Brady

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday august 15


The market is open. We will see you all Friday between 5-7 at copy central.
Remember to have your orders placed by & pm on Wednesday and share us with a friend.
Thank you,
Brady

Cedar Grove Farm:  CSA Availability for 8/13


Hi all,

We are open for business! You order, we pick, you eat. Simple.

Enjoy the offerings!

Cedar Grove Farm