This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
To visit the authoring market’s website, click on the market name located in the entry’s title.
Conway, AR: Opening Bell: Winter Storm Warning...in March?
Spring is in the air… Well, hold on just a bit. It seems that we may have to wait just a little longer. Some ice and very cold nights at the start of the week remind us that it’s too early to start planting things in our home gardens. Faulkner county is in Plant Hardiness Zone 7b. As a general rule, I wait until Spring Break (3rd week of March) to plant out my pepper and tomato plants. Any earlier and plants need to be covered on any nights below freezing.
Life happens: Please add me to your cell phone as a contact in case you need to reach me regarding your order or pick-up. CLG Steve 501-339-1039.
The market is now OPEN for orders. Please check your email about 5 minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!
Have a great week!
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 – email@example.com
Lake Placid Online Farmers Market: March Market!
It’s time for another market pick up day! We will accept orders from today until March 3rd. Pickup will be on the 5th.
Don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Green Fork Farmers Market: Weekly Product List
Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,
NEW this week! NWA Natural Produce has turnip greens available, along with kale, collards, spinach, mustard greens, cilantro, radishes, carrots, onions, and potatoes.
BlackSheep Ranch has a new batch of lamb, with many cuts to choose from.
This week we also have gourmet salad mix, fresh and dried Shiitake mushrooms, olive oil, olives, elephant garlic, herbal bath and beauty products, dried apples, pesto, salsa, eggs, chicken, duck, pork, beef, pet food, and dog bones.
Stop by the market on Wednesday from 4-7 pm to pick up your order, or to shop directly from our market tables. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
Thanks so much,
Green Fork Farmers Market
Manchester, TN: Manchester Locally Grown - It's Time to Order Local Farm Products!
Welcome to very very early spring in Tennessee! With the turning of the calendar page to March, we can become a bit more hopeful that we’ve seen about the last of the cold weather. I’m hesitant to proclaim that just yet, with the threat of freezing rain and ice in the forecast for Sunday night. All I know for sure is that my daffodils are officially running more than two weeks late in beginning to bloom. Normally they are out by mid-February, but it will be at least a few more days, maybe a week, before I see their first cheery yellow faces.
Manchester Locally Grown online farmers’ market is now open for you to place your weekly order. This week we are pleased to welcome back White City Produce & Greenhouses with Certified Organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Tami is offering spinach, broccoli, cabbage, bell peppers, tomatoes, turnips, scupadine grapes, and six kinds of fresh herbs. Along with beets and several types of garlic from Solace Farm; mixed lettuce and spinach from Frontier Family Farms; popcorn from Wayne Diller; and sunflower seeds from El Man’s Seeds, the new listings from White City will really help to brighten up our late winter dining and give us a good local source of several vitamins.
(L-R) Bell peppers, broccoli, and cabbage from White City Produce & Greenhouses; Lettuce Mix from Frontier Family Farm; tomatoes from White City Produce & Greenhouses.
Local farms are also offering produce, baked goods, plants, eggs, herbal bath & beauty products, granola, handmade crafts & soaps, and herbal teas. Please support your friends and neighbors who produce these quality items on their own farms. A gift certificate from Manchester Locally Grown market or from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is always welcomed.
There is plenty more available so take your time and check out the whole list. Ordering will close on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Thanks so much for your support of Manchester Locally Grown Market, all of our growers, local food, and our right to eat it. Don’t forget to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know.
We’ll see you for pickup of your order on Thursday between 3:00 and 4:30 at Square Books, 113 E Main, Manchester. We can also hold your order in the refrigerator for you till Friday morning, if that’s more convenient. Just call (931) 273-9708 if you need to utilize this free service. Square Books will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Here is the complete list for this week.
How to contact us:
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.
The Wednesday Market: How the drought in California will effect us.
Hi Wednesday Market Watchers!Early estimates are that only 12% of the crops normally planted in California will be planted this year. This is a direct result of the drought conditions there. They just do not have the water resources to continue the way they were growing. Changes must take place to better utilize water, and that will happen, but it will take time and of course MONEY. Which all equates to the price of fruits and vegetables going up this year. And probably an increase in the quantity of foods being imported into this country. Importing food is a very bad idea to me, the USDA has absolutely NO control over other countries farming practices! Remember the hepatitis that came in on strawberries grown in Mexico about 8 or 9 years ago? Have you been considering a second career as a farmer? If you are already farming/gardening would you like to become more organic/sustainable in your practices? It is an excellent time to get into food production! The Spalding County Extension office, and County Agent Wade Hutcheson, is offering Sustainable Farming/Gardening classes this month. This class is targeting small farm production. Believe you me, you can grow a LOT of food in a relatively small space of ground if the soil is properly managed? You do not have to farm multiple acres in order to do a good job growing a LOT of food. As little as a quarter of an acre can give your family a nice supplemental income. This class will emphasize local food production. Topics include: Soil fertility and cover crops, organic disease management, vegetable selections and planting tips, and local market updates.
- The first class is Thursday March 6th. Very inexpensive, only $5.00! Call the Spalding county Extension Office 770-467-4225 or email email@example.com to register. You must register by Monday March 3rd in order to attend. The classes are being held at the Kiwanis building at the Fairgrounds in Griffin. *
Get busy and learn, it will soon be time to plant!
And yes, YOU can do it!
Anna Evans, Market Volunteer
Cumberland Farmer's Market: Time to Order Local Food!
It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
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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!
McColloms Market: Addendum to March FFFN
Just to confirm, since I made an error in my original post, the pick-up for this order will be this Wed., March 5th (not the 9th.) Sorry for any confusion.
Also, just an fyi, the Juniper Hill folks are out of town this week which is why they’re not selling anything in this month’s market.
See you on Wed.
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Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op: The market is open.
The Spa City Co-op market is now open for ordering at spacity.locallygrown.net. You have until Tuesday at 9 pm to place your orders. Please plan to pick up your order at Emergent Arts on Friday from 3:30 to 5:30.
The manager for this market is Karen Holcomb, 501-760-3131, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t signed up to volunteer for a market, please do so from the Volunteer Spot link on the market page. Working a market is fun and a great way to meet people and learn more about the market.
Have a good week; See you Friday!
Claxton Coop: Market Open!
It’s the start of another great week at the Co-Op. Snag some yummy lady fingers or slather a piece of whole wheat bread with some local honey or organic butter. Nosh on some vanilla yogurt or blueberry stevia muffins. Take home a dozen free range eggs, a juicy grass fed steak or a hand-made soy candle.
Take your pick!