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Fresh Harvest, LLC: Fresh Harvest for November 22nd - Tuesday Deliver This Week!!
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!
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Suwanee Whole Life Co-op: Reminder: Place your co-op order today! Group Buy this weekend!
Just a friendly reminder that the market closes today at 6 pm.
Please remember that we need to hit certain minimums in order for our farmers and vendors to deliver to us.
GROUP BUY Wilderness Family Naturals order due today
Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Tuesday!
Stones River Market: The Market is Back Open - Thanksgiving Arrives This Week
I 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!
See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/
Siloam Springs, AR: Online Market is Open!
What a chilly day! Tonight’s lows will affect vegetables. The winter squash is already harvested so we are continuing to make it available online. The other veggies are a wait and see.
Opossum Holllow is taking the week off for Thanksgiving but after visiting with them today I know that lettuce, kale, and spinach are coming back soon! Can’t wait for fresh spinach.
Meats and baked goods are available for purchase and as soon as I know what produce is available this week I will send out an email.
We will have our market pick up next Saturday as usual. It is alo Shop Small Business Saturday so plan to shop with the downtown merchants and enjoy lunch at Fratelli’s, Cafe on Broadway, 28 Springs, Pour Jon’s or Inn at the Springs.
ALFN Local Food Club: The Market Is Open
Thanksgiving week has arrived! By know many of you have received your turkeys from our local growers and have already made preparations for a feast. We will be open this Saturday for post-Thanksgiving foods. You may be stuffed for a day, but we’ll be here when the hunger pains come back. With all the plans for this week, don’t forget to make your orders for the next week. Happy Thanksgiving! The market is open.
Arkansas Natural Produce will not be delivering this week for Thanksgiving. However, we still have plenty of produce from other growers. We wish all of our growers a happy and restful week!
This week, I would like to leave you with the famous Three Sisters planting technique from the Iroquois who practiced a unique method of agriculture called polyculture. The three sisters were composed of corn, beans and squash. I know many of you are familiar with the Thanksgiving-themed reference. However, studies done at Cornell show the production levels of the three sisters to be better than typical monoculture systems. As you know the nitrogen-fixing pole beans use the stalks of the corn for support and the sprawling squash shades out weeds. The combination of the three plants provides a synergy that is greater than the sum of its parts. I have copied a legend below from the Cornell website that goes into the mythical explanation of the three sisters planting technique.
Once upon a time very long ago, there were three sisters who lived together in a field. These sisters were quite different from one another in their size and also in their way of dressing. One of the three was a little sister, so young that she could only crawl at first, and she was dressed in green. The second of the three wore a frock of bright yellow, and she had a way of running off by herself when the sun shone and the soft wind blew in her face. The third was the eldest sister, standing always very straight and tall above the other sisters and trying to guard them. She wore a pale green shawl, and she had long, yellow hair that tossed about her head in the breezes.
There was only one way in which the three sisters were alike. They loved one another very dearly, and they were never separated. They were sure that they would not be able to live apart.
After awhile a stranger came to the field of the three sisters, a little Indian boy. He was as straight as an arrow and as fearless as the eagle that circled the sky above his head. He knew the way of talking to the birds and the small brothers of the earth, the shrew, the chipmunk, and the young foxes. And the three sisters, the one who was just able to crawl, the one in the yellow frock, and the one with the flowing hair, were very much interested in the little Indian boy. They watched him fit his arrow in his bow, saw him carve a bowl with his stone knife, and wondered where he went at night.
Late in the summer of the first coming of the Indian boy to their field, one of the three sisters disappeared. This was the youngest sister in green, the sister who could only creep. She was scarcely able to stand alone in the field unless she had a stick to which she clung. Her sisters mourned for her until the fall, but she did not return.
Once more the Indian boy came to the field of the three sisters. He came to gather reeds at the edge of a stream nearby to make arrow shafts. The two sisters who were left watched him and gazed with wonder at the prints of his moccasins in the earth that marked his trail.
That night the second of the sisters left, the one who was dressed in yellow and who always wanted to run away. She left no mark of her going, but it may have been that she set her feet in the moccasin tracks of the little Indian boy.
Now there was but one of the sisters left. Tall and straight she stood in the field not once bowing her head with sorrow, but it seemed to her that she could not live there alone. The days grew shorter and the nights were colder. Her green shawl faded and grew thin and old. Her hair, once long and golden, was tangled by the wind. Day and night she sighed for her sisters to return to her, but they did not hear her. Her voice when she tried to call to them was low and plaintive like the wind.
But one day when it was the season of the harvest, the little Indian boy heard the crying of the third sister who had been left to mourn there in the field. He felt sorry for her, and he took her in his arms and carried her to the lodge of his father and mother. Oh what a surprise awaited here there! Her two lost sisters were there in the lodge of the little Indian boy, safe and very glad to see her. They had been curious about the Indian boy, and they had gone home with him to see how and where he lived. They had liked his warm cave so well that they had decided now that winter was coming on to stay with him. And they were doing all they could to be useful.
The little sister in green, now quite grown up, was helping to keep the dinner pot full. The sister in yellow sat on the shelf drying herself, for she planned to fill the dinner pot later. The third sister joined them, ready to grind meal for the Indian boy. And the three were never separated again.
Every child of today knows these sisters and needs them just as much as the little Indian boy did. For the little sister in green is the bean. Her sister in yellow is the squash, and the elder sister with long flowing hair of yellow and the green shawl is the corn. Cornell
Three Sisters Recipe
In case your are interested, the NYTimes has a fun recipe using corn, squash and beans. Check it out here: NYTimes
Have a wonderful week!
Program & Market Manager
Berea Gardens: Happy Thanksgiving!
The big week is upon us and we have some wonderful items to add to your special meal. Our Cauliflower this season is amazing, the best I have seen in years. Literally, the variety we planted is from Harris Organic Seeds and the name of the variety is, well, Amazing! Our Romaine and Red Leaf lettuce is also prime right now and we begin harvest this week of our new Olympic Red Kale. Check out the store and please get your orders to us by Tuesday morning at 9 AM.
Our prayers and best wishes to you all for a blessed holiday at this special time of giving thanks.
Bob, Lynnita and Jordyn
CSA Farmers Market: Happy Thanksgiving
United States Virgin Islands: Weblog Entry
Hey everyone,The market is now open for orders and we have lots of new meat cuts available. I also have some veggie burgers and muffins too. Stop on by. Get a flower bouquet, grab some greens from Bijou farms or Ridge2Reef Farm. Interested in weekly food deliveries from ridge2reef farm? Check out their CSA program. Signup is right now for the 15 week season starting Jan 9! You essentially get a weekly delivery of produce, fruit, egg, or coffee (your choice), with some items at a discounted rate from the marketplace by paying for the season up front. http://ridgetoreef.csasignup.com/members/types
Greeneville Farmers Market, Inc.: The Market is Open!
We have added some new vendors to our online market in the last few months, so be sure to check them out!
We have SO many unique gifts for sale, at reasonable prices, provided by local farmers and crafts people.
- Support us when you shop this Holiday ! Amazon donates when you shop at smile.amazon.com.
Thank you for shopping with us.
Naples,FL: Market will close tonight
please get your orders in