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.
The Wednesday Market: Your Friendly Reminder to Order
Good afternoon to The Wednesday Market community.
The Market is open. Please place your order by Monday at 10 p.m. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Please check the website for all of this week’s offerings. Here is the link: http://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market
It is almost time for Fall. As the days grow shorter and cooler, we at the Walter house begin to crave the flavors of fall. Some of our favorites are apples, pumpkins, and cranberries. All of my boys like warm spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and allspice.
As some of you readers may know, I spent a few of my “growing up” years in Blue Ridge, GA. I cannot think of fall without considering a pilgrimage to Mercier Orchards on Highway 5 in Blue Ridge. They have the best fried apple pies!
Just this Friday, my husband Joe had some business to attend to in Ellijay. Well, Ellijay is not Blue Ridge, but Ellijay is famous for apples, too, and hosts an annual Apple Festival. So, I asked that Joe bring back some apples for us. Mama wanted some “Cameo” variety, while I requested “Fuji” or “Gala.” Joe learned that Cameos are not ready until late September or early October, though he did bring home a bag of Galas for the boys and me, and Mama received a big bag of mixed varieties. I guess we’ll plan a trip back to apple country for October!
If you enjoy baking with Fall flavors, you might want to check out this great website for some inspiration. Here is a link: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/
Enjoy your Sunday, and we’ll see you Wednesday!
Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville : New Pickup Day - Please Read
you will find this easier to read and be able to see pictures if you go to the Market and choose Weblog …it’s easier on the eyes!
Greetings Crossfit / Lawrenceville Market Members:
I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the weekend with family and/or friends!
Yesterday was Moving Day and WHAT a day it was! I am still feeling overwhelmed with the generosity of Kathy and Keb Barnes, Austin Smith, Sarah Rockey, Bruce and Geni Wallace and sons, Sue Wood, Marie Daum, Mary Drisdell, Amanda Drisdell, Ricky Brown (of Back River Farm) and his step-son Heath. Under Keb’s direction and packing expertise, they all worked furiously to load a 26ft U-Haul and 4 trucks for the move! Everyone was working as a team and I was totally amazed by their efficiency and tireless efforts to get me moved. It was an extremely long and arduous day of hard work and words cannot truly express my gratitude!
Today I must return to Dacula to finish up some last items and then my time in “my little yellow house on the hill” is officially finished. My sadness in leaving is mitigated by the knowledge that God has a plan for the next part of my life. He has placed me in the North Georgia Mountains with all of its beauty for a reason. He has given me wonderful friends, a clean, safe, beautiful home in a very peaceful setting. I am blessed and excited about this new journey.
The Black Lab still has a 1/2 acre yard to run in and ‘protect’ and although he has already escaped twice, he was easily retrieved and the yard will be secured this week! He seems to be very comfortable in our new home.
In an effort to make the Market process more efficient, the pickup for all Markets will now be on Thursday.
Volunteer Coordinators have stepped up to oversee the Markets and I will stop in at each Market during pickup times.
Lauren Stephens will coordinate the Crossfit O-Zone / Lawrenceville Market. Please put her phone number in your contact list so if you have any issues on Market day you can contact Lauren directly.
Crossfit O-Zone/ The Lawrenceville Market will pickup between 4:30 and 6:30pm on Thursday starting this week. If you are unable to pickup during this time frame, please let Lauren know. Since this location has ‘permanent space’, alternate arrangements are possible, but you will need to let her know that is your intention!
Due to the time crunch I am currently experiencing, I am forgoing highlighting the individual Farmers items this week! I am sure that you will peruse the Market and shop wisely! Please know that things will be back to normal soon!
Order Pickup for September is Tuesday, September 16th at 2:30pm
A Few Volunteers Still Needed
If you are interested in helping out at the Market, please contact Market Volunteer Coordinator, Chance Claar-Pressley. Thank you Chance! You can email Chance at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you for taking the time to read this bit of information!
Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!
Market will close at 6:00pm Monday for the Hamilton Mill Market!
Market will close at 6:00pm Monday for the Lilburn Market!
Order now since you are just a click way!
BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!
Russellville Community Market: RCM Opening Bell
Welcome to another RCM Market Week!
Be sure to check out the newly listed items this week! Lots of great, local products to be had!
Happy shopping! Eat Local!
Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.
Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page for updates and food-related events in your community!
To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.
Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!
ALFN Local Food Club: The Market is Open!
Good Sunday, Market!
Welp, it looks like we’ve emerged from the heat of Summer and the fog of whatever the heck that was to find ourselves in some just about perfect weather. Some time in the midst of enjoying these gorgeous days, please take 10 minutes to fill out our customer survey if you haven’t yet. We really want to hear your voice on how things are going and things we might do better, and taking the survey will enter you for the chance to win $15 in Food Club credit! The survey will close Wednesday at noon, just like the market. Speaking of which…
- A HUGE market welcome back to Drewry Farms & Orchards. Good luck choosing between their 5 different varieties of locally-grown apples: Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Suncrisp, Gala, and Pinova. They’ve also got beautiful butternuts, nutritious sweet ’taters, gigantic autumn buckskin pumpkins, and delicious homemade salsa. Ah, the tastes of autumn…
- Bulk unshelled organic purple hull peas from Crimmins Family Farm. Get 5 lbs. of organic purple hull peas at a price that can’t be beat and then invite some friends over for an old-fashioned shellin’ party. Throw ’em in a pot with some Falling Sky Farm bacon and you’re good to go!
- There’s a new eggman in town, and he’s USDA certified organic! It looks like the hens at Green Acres Atkins get about as good a diet as all of us, all while getting to graze under the protection of chicken tractors.
- New colors of suds savers from Homayd Natural Care Products. Use these homayd savers to get every last bit out of one of her lavender tea, milk and honey, or butter bar body soaps.
- I had a great time at Pop Up in the Rock: Park Hill yesterday. It was so great seeing so many people come together to show the potential of a community, including our very own Geek Eats with the. most. amazing. gourmet. deli. sandwiches. ever. I’m going to beg the head geek to keep making more, but in the meantime, we’ve still got his wonderful selection of hummus, pesto, and granola.
Local Farms First: Soup Season!
Greetings Local Farms First Food Lovers,
For me, autumn means soup season! There’s nothing like a warm, comforting bowl to ease us into the colder weather. Check out this recipe for Potato Leek soup, a classic fall dish that will put the delicious varieties of potatoes and leeks on the market to good use.
Don’t forget to place your order before 7am on Monday morning.
Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Erin Griffin- Market Manager
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website:
Farm Where Life is Good: Online Market is OPEN for Business (Week 38)
We hope to feed you soon!
Roger and Lara
**If you’d like to stop receiving emails, just jump into your account on the website (farmwlig.locallygrown.net, My Account) and scroll to bottom; check appropriate box.
Conway, AR: Opening Bell: Apples, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Coffee...
We had a great time at Conway’s Ecofest on Saturday! We met so many people that share our interest in eating locally for our health, and the health of this little mudball we call Earth. Over 600 items available this week!
Check out all the Featured Products and use the SEARCH field on the main Market page to quickly find the items you want.
Come early on Friday for the best selection from the EXTRAS table.
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:
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…
Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039
Email: Steve – email@example.com
Our Website: www.conway.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @conwaygrown
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Conway-Locally-Grown/146991555352846
Stones River Market: Time to Order Local Food
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/
Champaign, OH: Born To Be Wild
Get your motor runnin…’
Head out on the highway…
Looking for adventure…
In whatever comes our way…
(Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild)
I am a fast paced person. I always have been since the youngest days of my life that I can remember. My grandmother used to love to encourage me. She wanted me to go, explore, run, be quick, be strong, know myself. We used to have these really super great conversations when I was young, in their backyard, while swinging on this huge porch swing that my grandfather built for her. We would have long chats over ice cold RC Cola, store bought oatmeal cookies, and Juicy Fruit chewing gum. Gosh, I miss that woman.
Anyway, she encouraged me to never let one second of the day go by in idle motion. (I admit, I do cheat with my afternoon power naps in the sunshine)…She, like me, loved taking adventures and creating. Also, like me, she hated the mundane. She hated wasting one minute on things that did not interest her, with people who annoyed her, or taking time out to think of the grocery, watch television, household tasks, or any other activity that took time away from the things she was passionate about.
This morning, I had a minute of time and was up in my daughter’s room, tidying some things that were cast aside when she departed for her semester away. I saw a big pile of fashion magazines, and with a morning of free time, thought I would sink into my favorite chair for a look. That lasted all of 5 minutes. I was bored, my mind was racing, I was thinking of all that I wanted to accomplish, today, and how this type of activity was sucking the life out of me. Not to mention the prices on each of the magazines.
Maybe I was bored because I am at an age where I am very secure with myself, I know my look, I have a business that I love, and I, unlike many of the articles I glanced over, just take life and run with it.
Which leads me to the theme of this weblog, today. I am a free bird of sorts, I like my life to be as action packed as possible, and mundane events, like grocery shopping, simply slow me down. And, I am pretty sure I am not the only one who feels this way.
Why spend time driving, parking, mindlessly pushing your cart, looking at endless labels full of bad ingredients, of products trucked in from who knows where, and at prices that are insane. And, once your cart is ready for check out, you may or may not be greeted by a friendly, helpful face. Oh, the whole process drives me bonkers.
So, enter our little local market of love. You can shop as quickly as you like or as slowly as you like. You can put in a single order or five orders. You can shop from your phone, wherever life finds you at that moment. Not a cart to push, not a crowd, not a mean face, no preservative laden foods…you get hard working vendors and lovely volunteers to get your orders. AND…it takes almost no time from your daily schedules!!!
You can shop WHILE you have your adventures!!
Like a true nature’s child, we were born to be wild. Shop our market, and then get right back out there. You can thank me at order pick up night:)
Peace and Love,
South Cumberland Farmer's Market: Keel Produce is Back This Week!
Keel Produce is back on the market this week with many offerings!