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Heirloom Living Market Hamilton Mill:  "Bits and Bites" February 22, 2014


Bits and Bites

For Chrome users or plain text users,
you will find this easier to read if you go to the Market and choose Weblog …it’s easier on the eyes!

Greetings to Lilburn, Crossfit and Hamilton Mill Market Folks:

What a gorgeous morning and the temperatures which are forecast for this weekend are promising! Good time to work on your garden!

Important Reminders


New Open and Closing Times for Lilburn Market

Lilburn Market Opens at 9:00am, FRIDAY morning and closes MONDAY night at 6:00pm!

Closing Times for Hamilton Mill Market

the Hamilton Mill Market closes MONDAY NIGHT at 6:00pm!

That is the end of the Really Important Stuff

Read on for the ‘other stuff’! or

Go to the Crossfit Market
Go to the Hamilton Mill Market
Go to the Lilburn Market


Two months after her accident and Mary is making wonderful progress. She is working very hard with her Physical Therapist as well as faithfully exercising at home to regain mobility in her right wrist and hand. This past week, the Orthopedist has given her the ‘green light’ to start putting some weight on her left leg! Yay! Please keep her in your prayers! And feel free to drop her a note to say hello and encourage her in her recovery efforts!. email Mary! Leah is diligently caring for her Mom, the house and whatever else needs doing! If you are interested in helping out the family with a meal, please contact Leah at 404-245-2236. Thank you to those who have been helping with this important task! It has helped to take part of the burden off of Leah.

The Newsletter is sent out each week to give you information pertinent to the Market. You can skip reading it in your email and find it under the Blog Tab to read later. If you want to skip reading the rest of my musings for now, click on your Market and go shopping!


Take me to the Crossfit Market
Take me to the Hamilton Mill Market
Take me to the Lilburn Market

Still here? Great — I have a cup of Vigilance Coffee from The Roastin’ Fool and I am on a roll, so — let’s get on with it, shall we?

Gluten Free Products
Bakery on Brooks


I am very happy to announce: This week we officially welcome Marie Wheeler of Bakery on Brooks as our newest Artisan. She has been working very hard to perfect her Gluten Free recipes and she definitely has come up with winners! Her products have received a “thumbs up” from several Market ‘tasters’, her husband, yours truly as well as from She Who Cooks! What more endorsement could you need?



Marie and her husband Chuck moved to Snellville about a year ago. Chuck’s transfer from Pennsylvania to Georgia afforded them the opportunity to be closer to their two children and three grandchildren who live down near the Macon area. They joined the Market last Summer through their contact with Sam Jones, our raw milk Dairy Farmer. To assist her healing from an auto-immune disease, Marie ditched wheat from her diet and experimented with gluten free baking until she found recipes that her entire family would eat and enjoy! Thankfully, she was convinced to add her baked goodies to the Market!



Marie is extremely creative – an Artist – and in another life, when they lived in California, she pursued that expression of her creativity, painting beautiful works of art. So, her ingenuity and imagination in the kitchen exhibits another aspect of her talents! We are so happy that she is now sharing her offerings with us through the Markets! She now wears two ‘hats’ at Market – helping me manage the Heirloom Living Market and Artisan!



Check out her listings of Delectable Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Fabulous Chocolate Chip Cookies, Delightful Banana Walnut Bread, Delicious Yellow or White Cornbread and Marvelous Cheese Rolls! Welcome Marie and Bakery on Brooks!

Farmer Updates

Wow! I cannot image being a Farmer – during a ‘good season’, much less the last year that we have had weather-wise! My gratitude and prayers are for all of our great folks who have dedicated themselves to providing us with fresh, local produce! Right now The Veggie Patch is providing a good selection of wonderful fresh Winter veggie offerings.

Doug of Doug’s Garden stopped in the Market on Thursday to see us! He and his helpers are working hard and will have limited items available in the next two to three weeks! It was great to see Doug and I am excited that he will be back with his wonderful veggies in the not-too-distant future! Of course, Vicky of Fry Farm, Tammy of Burnell Farm and Ricky of Back River Farm are also toiling away growing and nurturing their plants. We look forward to welcoming them back as soon as they have items to bring to Market! I am starting to get impatient for Spring – for the weather as well as for the many wonderful veggies that will be coming our way!

For those of you who will be planting your own gardens, I am working with The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms to have seedlings available. Andrew will let me know each week what veggies are ready to be planted and provide some of each seedling, not only to order online, but also at Market pickup! These offerings, coupled with the availability of Raised Beds on the Market will give us another resource for GMO free, Heirloom plants for our gardens and a place to grow them. Spring cannot come soon enough!


Be sure and check out the wonderful meat selections available from B&G Farms, Joyful Noise Acres Farm and Carrell Farms for delicious offerings of grass-fed, pastured Beef, Chicken and Pork. Both Golden Farms and Rocky Acres offer fresh eggs from pastured chickens fed organic, soy and GMO free feed. If you are interested in Lamb, please contact us. White Gates Farm near Butler, Georgia has Lamb offerings. Please contact Maryanne if you are interested. (404-432-4337)

… this and that…

The weather has created challenges for all of us this past month and I am grateful for everyone’s patience, support and cooperation. We do our best to make the Market a viable resource to purchase your nutrient-dense, fresh, local food products. At the same time we are supporting our local Farmers/Producers and Artisans and the local economy. Please continue to share this valuable community resource with friends and family!

The Black Lab, like all of us is enjoying the warmer temperatures and has reclaimed the backyard as his domain! I plan to get out and dig-in-the-dirt this afternoon! How I wish I could train him to help – he is SO proficient!


It is time to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…


Please know that we appreciate the support of All Saints Lutheran Church, Crossfit O-Zone Gym and the Hamilton Mill Community for the use of the great spaces for Market. We are grateful for you and for your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans.
Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!


Market will close at 9:00pm Sunday for the Crossfit Market!
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!
Happy shopping!

Take me to the Lilburn Market
.
Take me to the Crossfit Market

Take me to the Hamilton Mill Market




BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne


Heirloom Living Market Facebook Page

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Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville :  "Bits and Bites" February 22, 2014


Bits and Bites

For Chrome users or plain text users,
you will find this easier to read if you go to the Market and choose Weblog …it’s easier on the eyes!

Greetings to Lilburn, Crossfit and Hamilton Mill Market Folks:

What a gorgeous morning and the temperatures which are forecast for this weekend are promising! Good time to work on your garden!

Important Reminders


New Open and Closing Times for Lilburn Market

Lilburn Market Opens at 9:00am, FRIDAY morning and closes MONDAY night at 6:00pm!

Closing Times for Hamilton Mill Market

the Hamilton Mill Market closes MONDAY NIGHT at 6:00pm!

That is the end of the Really Important Stuff

Read on for the ‘other stuff’! or

Go to the Crossfit Market
Go to the Hamilton Mill Market
Go to the Lilburn Market


Two months after her accident and Mary is making wonderful progress. She is working very hard with her Physical Therapist as well as faithfully exercising at home to regain mobility in her right wrist and hand. This past week, the Orthopedist has given her the ‘green light’ to start putting some weight on her left leg! Yay! Please keep her in your prayers! And feel free to drop her a note to say hello and encourage her in her recovery efforts!. email Mary! Leah is diligently caring for her Mom, the house and whatever else needs doing! If you are interested in helping out the family with a meal, please contact Leah at 404-245-2236. Thank you to those who have been helping with this important task! It has helped to take part of the burden off of Leah.

The Newsletter is sent out each week to give you information pertinent to the Market. You can skip reading it in your email and find it under the Blog Tab to read later. If you want to skip reading the rest of my musings for now, click on your Market and go shopping!


Take me to the Crossfit Market
Take me to the Hamilton Mill Market
Take me to the Lilburn Market

Still here? Great — I have a cup of Vigilance Coffee from The Roastin’ Fool and I am on a roll, so — let’s get on with it, shall we?

Gluten Free Products
Bakery on Brooks


I am very happy to announce: This week we officially welcome Marie Wheeler of Bakery on Brooks as our newest Artisan. She has been working very hard to perfect her Gluten Free recipes and she definitely has come up with winners! Her products have received a “thumbs up” from several Market ‘tasters’, her husband, yours truly as well as from She Who Cooks! What more endorsement could you need?



Marie and her husband Chuck moved to Snellville about a year ago. Chuck’s transfer from Pennsylvania to Georgia afforded them the opportunity to be closer to their two children and three grandchildren who live down near the Macon area. They joined the Market last Summer through their contact with Sam Jones, our raw milk Dairy Farmer. To assist her healing from an auto-immune disease, Marie ditched wheat from her diet and experimented with gluten free baking until she found recipes that her entire family would eat and enjoy! Thankfully, she was convinced to add her baked goodies to the Market!



Marie is extremely creative – an Artist – and in another life, when they lived in California, she pursued that expression of her creativity, painting beautiful works of art. So, her ingenuity and imagination in the kitchen exhibits another aspect of her talents! We are so happy that she is now sharing her offerings with us through the Markets! She now wears two ‘hats’ at Market – helping me manage the Heirloom Living Market and Artisan!



Check out her listings of Delectable Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Fabulous Chocolate Chip Cookies, Delightful Banana Walnut Bread, Delicious Yellow or White Cornbread and Marvelous Cheese Rolls! Welcome Marie and Bakery on Brooks!

Farmer Updates

Wow! I cannot image being a Farmer – during a ‘good season’, much less the last year that we have had weather-wise! My gratitude and prayers are for all of our great folks who have dedicated themselves to providing us with fresh, local produce! Right now The Veggie Patch is providing a good selection of wonderful fresh Winter veggie offerings.

Doug of Doug’s Garden stopped in the Market on Thursday to see us! He and his helpers are working hard and will have limited items available in the next two to three weeks! It was great to see Doug and I am excited that he will be back with his wonderful veggies in the not-too-distant future! Of course, Vicky of Fry Farm, Tammy of Burnell Farm and Ricky of Back River Farm are also toiling away growing and nurturing their plants. We look forward to welcoming them back as soon as they have items to bring to Market! I am starting to get impatient for Spring – for the weather as well as for the many wonderful veggies that will be coming our way!

For those of you who will be planting your own gardens, I am working with The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms to have seedlings available. Andrew will let me know each week what veggies are ready to be planted and provide some of each seedling, not only to order online, but also at Market pickup! These offerings, coupled with the availability of Raised Beds on the Market will give us another resource for GMO free, Heirloom plants for our gardens and a place to grow them. Spring cannot come soon enough!


Be sure and check out the wonderful meat selections available from B&G Farms, Joyful Noise Acres Farm and Carrell Farms for delicious offerings of grass-fed, pastured Beef, Chicken and Pork. Both Golden Farms and Rocky Acres offer fresh eggs from pastured chickens fed organic, soy and GMO free feed. If you are interested in Lamb, please contact us. White Gates Farm near Butler, Georgia has Lamb offerings. Please contact Maryanne if you are interested. (404-432-4337)

… this and that…

The weather has created challenges for all of us this past month and I am grateful for everyone’s patience, support and cooperation. We do our best to make the Market a viable resource to purchase your nutrient-dense, fresh, local food products. At the same time we are supporting our local Farmers/Producers and Artisans and the local economy. Please continue to share this valuable community resource with friends and family!

The Black Lab, like all of us is enjoying the warmer temperatures and has reclaimed the backyard as his domain! I plan to get out and dig-in-the-dirt this afternoon! How I wish I could train him to help – he is SO proficient!


It is time to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…


Please know that we appreciate the support of All Saints Lutheran Church, Crossfit O-Zone Gym and the Hamilton Mill Community for the use of the great spaces for Market. We are grateful for you and for your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans.
Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!


Market will close at 9:00pm Sunday for the Crossfit Market!
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!
Happy shopping!

Take me to the Lilburn Market
.
Take me to the Crossfit Market

Take me to the Hamilton Mill Market




BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne


Heirloom Living Market Facebook Page

link
“Like” us on Facebook!

Dothan,Alabama:  Bulger Creek Farm, Product Reviews & Featured Recipe...




Market At Dothan_Eating Locally, Year Round

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Market At Dothan Locally Grown

How to contact us:’
Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email:2farmersdaughters@gmail.com
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketAtDothan

Market News

VENDOR OF THE WEEK:

BULGER CREEK FARM
Bulger Creek Farm, L.L.C., formed in 1998, is located on 80 beautiful acres in east, central Alabama just 15 miles west of Auburn, near Notasulga, AL. All of our products are produced 100% from milk produced here at the farm. We agreed in 1998 that we would be dedicated to high quality, locally produced products. No outside milk or curd will ever be used at this farm. We are small and plan to dedicate our efforts to quality over volume.

Bulger Creek Farm is known for making very mild, palatable goat cheeses. We maintain this consistent quality by controlling our milk quality. All of our feed is a special nutritional formula with no additional additives , that has been developed just for us. We only use milk that we produce. Alabama law allows us to buy curd to press for soft cheese from the US or other countries. Bulger Creek Farm products are 100% Alabama products, produced on our farm. We do not use preservatives and we keep the acid levels and sodium levels fairly low to offer a wonderful, healthy product. Soft Goat Cheese:

Fromage Blanc Chevre, our white goat cheese, has a soft, creamy texture and a rich, butternut taste. All of our other products are made from our fromage blanc chevre.

Our Pecan Wheel is a mix of white goat cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, garlic, and other spices. This perfect blend is then dusted in pecans.

The Veggie Wheel is ideal for the health conscious customer. It is a blend of goat cheese with sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, parsley, and spices. This makes an impressive appetizer.

The Dessert Wheel is goat cheese with chocolate chips, confectioner’s sugar, and coated with pecans. It is quite delicious served with vanilla wafers for a European style dessert
ORDER @ www.MarketatDothan.locallygrown.net
Click Farmers Daughters category

PRODUCT REVIEWS:
Sharing a little inside informationn on products we try and customer feedback to help you make your ordering decisions easier! When ordering, please make sure to “click” the place this order icon. Otherwise, your order will not be processed. Thanks!

Customers rave over KALE PESTO from PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS…Reports of using PESTO as a SALAD DRESSING…Brilliant & Delicious!

Priceless Health Farms Sampled Pesto, Salsa, Hot Mustard & Honey BBQ Sauce at Market yesterday…Mustard has a good “Kick” to it without being too much of a good thing :) Liked Honey BBQ…a thin, sweet sauce & Salsa has more of a refreshing, tart taste! Two Thumbs Up!

Shell Island shared samples with CSA customers…LOVED Lavender Vanilla Natural Household Spray Cleaner…absolutely great scent! Highly recommended!
Also, love Shell Island Soapnuts for Laundry…just finished 1st load, clothes came out Soft & Clean…added Natural Laundry Booster, great fresh, clean scent..will be buying both again!

Horton Honey featured KOMBUCHA last week…it is DELICIOUS straight out of jar…drink to your health! Plan to buy more :)

Always love CHILLVILLE PIMENTO CHEESE with THE BREAD LADY CLEAN BREAD…it is on the menu for weekend picnic!
Cant wait to open JAMAICAN ME CRAZY COFFEE by Headland Roasting Co. in the morning…makes you want to jump out of bed!

MARKET AT DOTHAN:
www.MarketAtDothan.locallygrown.net
THE most convenient way for you to put sustainably grown, locally produced whole foods on your table year round.

gratefully,
Susan & Amanda
Galatians 5:22-23

 


   

Farm to Table Recipes

 

Goat Cheese and Arugula over Penne

“This is a quick, easy, and elegant dish. Serve as a main course with a good loaf of bread, or side dish.”

Original recipe makes 6 servings

  • 5 1/2 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped arugula, stems included
    1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
    1/4 cup olive oil
    2 teaspoons minced garlic
    1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    8 ounces penne pasta
  • available @ www.MarketAtDothan.locallygreen.net
    Directions

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
Crumble goat cheese into a large serving bowl. Add arugula, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper.
Drain pasta, and toss with goat cheese mixture.

PREP:15 mins COOK:10 mins READY:25 mins

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  "Bits and Bites" February 22, 2014


Bits and Bites

For Chrome users or plain text users,
you will find this easier to read if you go to the Market and choose Weblog …it’s easier on the eyes!

Greetings to Lilburn, Crossfit and Hamilton Mill Market Folks:

What a gorgeous morning and the temperatures which are forecast for this weekend are promising! Good time to work on your garden!

Important Reminders


New Open and Closing Times for Lilburn Market

Lilburn Market Opens at 9:00am, FRIDAY morning and closes MONDAY night at 6:00pm!

Closing Times for Hamilton Mill Market

the Hamilton Mill Market closes MONDAY NIGHT at 6:00pm!

That is the end of the Really Important Stuff

Read on for the ‘other stuff’! or

Go to the Crossfit Market
Go to the Hamilton Mill Market
Go to the Lilburn Market


Two months after her accident and Mary is making wonderful progress. She is working very hard with her Physical Therapist as well as faithfully exercising at home to regain mobility in her right wrist and hand. This past week, the Orthopedist has given her the ‘green light’ to start putting some weight on her left leg! Yay! Please keep her in your prayers! And feel free to drop her a note to say hello and encourage her in her recovery efforts!. email Mary! Leah is diligently caring for her Mom, the house and whatever else needs doing! If you are interested in helping out the family with a meal, please contact Leah at 404-245-2236. Thank you to those who have been helping with this important task! It has helped to take part of the burden off of Leah.

The Newsletter is sent out each week to give you information pertinent to the Market. You can skip reading it in your email and find it under the Blog Tab to read later. If you want to skip reading the rest of my musings for now, click on your Market and go shopping!


Take me to the Crossfit Market
Take me to the Hamilton Mill Market
Take me to the Lilburn Market

Still here? Great — I have a cup of Vigilance Coffee from The Roastin’ Fool and I am on a roll, so — let’s get on with it, shall we?

Gluten Free Products
Bakery on Brooks


I am very happy to announce: This week we officially welcome Marie Wheeler of Bakery on Brooks as our newest Artisan. She has been working very hard to perfect her Gluten Free recipes and she definitely has come up with winners! Her products have received a “thumbs up” from several Market ‘tasters’, her husband, yours truly as well as from She Who Cooks! What more endorsement could you need?



Marie and her husband Chuck moved to Snellville about a year ago. Chuck’s transfer from Pennsylvania to Georgia afforded them the opportunity to be closer to their two children and three grandchildren who live down near the Macon area. They joined the Market last Summer through their contact with Sam Jones, our raw milk Dairy Farmer. To assist her healing from an auto-immune disease, Marie ditched wheat from her diet and experimented with gluten free baking until she found recipes that her entire family would eat and enjoy! Thankfully, she was convinced to add her baked goodies to the Market!



Marie is extremely creative – an Artist – and in another life, when they lived in California, she pursued that expression of her creativity, painting beautiful works of art. So, her ingenuity and imagination in the kitchen exhibits another aspect of her talents! We are so happy that she is now sharing her offerings with us through the Markets! She now wears two ‘hats’ at Market – helping me manage the Heirloom Living Market and Artisan!



Check out her listings of Delectable Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Fabulous Chocolate Chip Cookies, Delightful Banana Walnut Bread, Delicious Yellow or White Cornbread and Marvelous Cheese Rolls! Welcome Marie and Bakery on Brooks!

Farmer Updates

Wow! I cannot image being a Farmer – during a ‘good season’, much less the last year that we have had weather-wise! My gratitude and prayers are for all of our great folks who have dedicated themselves to providing us with fresh, local produce! Right now The Veggie Patch is providing a good selection of wonderful fresh Winter veggie offerings.

Doug of Doug’s Garden stopped in the Market on Thursday to see us! He and his helpers are working hard and will have limited items available in the next two to three weeks! It was great to see Doug and I am excited that he will be back with his wonderful veggies in the not-too-distant future! Of course, Vicky of Fry Farm, Tammy of Burnell Farm and Ricky of Back River Farm are also toiling away growing and nurturing their plants. We look forward to welcoming them back as soon as they have items to bring to Market! I am starting to get impatient for Spring – for the weather as well as for the many wonderful veggies that will be coming our way!

For those of you who will be planting your own gardens, I am working with The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms to have seedlings available. Andrew will let me know each week what veggies are ready to be planted and provide some of each seedling, not only to order online, but also at Market pickup! These offerings, coupled with the availability of Raised Beds on the Market will give us another resource for GMO free, Heirloom plants for our gardens and a place to grow them. Spring cannot come soon enough!


Be sure and check out the wonderful meat selections available from B&G Farms, Joyful Noise Acres Farm and Carrell Farms for delicious offerings of grass-fed, pastured Beef, Chicken and Pork. Both Golden Farms and Rocky Acres offer fresh eggs from pastured chickens fed organic, soy and GMO free feed. If you are interested in Lamb, please contact us. White Gates Farm near Butler, Georgia has Lamb offerings. Please contact Maryanne if you are interested. (404-432-4337)

… this and that…

The weather has created challenges for all of us this past month and I am grateful for everyone’s patience, support and cooperation. We do our best to make the Market a viable resource to purchase your nutrient-dense, fresh, local food products. At the same time we are supporting our local Farmers/Producers and Artisans and the local economy. Please continue to share this valuable community resource with friends and family!

The Black Lab, like all of us is enjoying the warmer temperatures and has reclaimed the backyard as his domain! I plan to get out and dig-in-the-dirt this afternoon! How I wish I could train him to help – he is SO proficient!


It is time to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…


Please know that we appreciate the support of All Saints Lutheran Church, Crossfit O-Zone Gym and the Hamilton Mill Community for the use of the great spaces for Market. We are grateful for you and for your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans.
Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!


Market will close at 9:00pm Sunday for the Crossfit Market!
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!
Happy shopping!

Take me to the Lilburn Market
.
Take me to the Crossfit Market

Take me to the Hamilton Mill Market




BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne


Heirloom Living Market Facebook Page

link
“Like” us on Facebook!

Claxton Coop:  The Market is Open!


It’s Friday night and that means the Claxton Co-Op is open for orders! We welcome a new grower this week, The Southern Swiss Dairy!

If you know of anyone who makes or grows locally, please invite them to sell through our co-op.

Have a great weekend!

Robyn

Carolina Foothills, SC:  The Market will be OPEN next Friday


http:/CarolinaFoothills.locallygrown.net/market

Just a reminder that we are still on an EOW
(every other week) schedule until early spring.

Farmers are busy getting fields ready and starting crops. Goats are kidding and goats milk will be flowing again.

Plan your ordering with this winter schedule in mind.

Ordering is open again this Friday evening

Grow

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Northeast Georgia Locallygrown Availability list for Feb.26


Hi Locavores,
The market is now open for orders. The BG Farms meat listings will be delivered this week.
Smart Chick Farm has only a few items available this week. They will be off the market for a couple of weeks to get another batch of chickens ready for the market.
Have a nice weekend and remember to eat local.

Independence,VA:  The Market is open for pickup February 28th


Friends of the Market,
The market is open for pick up on the last day of February. Spring will be here before we know it!
The links are here. http://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market/ you can also get there from the webpage, www.independencefarmersmarket.org

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!


To our Customers—
Thank you for supporting local farmers…it has been a rough winter, but our customers have remained committed to great local foods. Aren’t we all enjoying some sunshine now?!! Our farmers tell me that more and more produce will be available over the next few weeks. Enjoy what’s in season!

Living Culture Farm:  Ducks Away! - A tried and true approach to pest management on small farms


Living Culture Farm takes a firm stance against the use of harmful chemical pesticides and fertilizers on our vegetables, herbs, and fruits. We take a plant-positive approach to pest and disease management, meaning we rely on our plants’ exceptional vigor coupled with ideal growing conditions to combat negative environmental pressures. We have designed our farm to be a cornucopia of diversity, because it is through diversity that the natural world is resilient. In addition to our vast diversity of crops, we designate significant field space to beneficial herbs and flowers specifically designed to attract predatory insects and pollinators. We promote diversity and abundance of life in our soil by adding composted grass and manure, by using a six-year minimum crop rotation, and reducing compaction through low-till cultivation. We also use ducks and chickens as helpers for physically removing pests once a crop is finished.

We have 10 helpful Khaki Campbell drakes (male ducks)that live by our field and greenhouse. They help themselves to the wetland section nearby and gulp down slugs and such while we supplement their diets with all-natural duck feed – they seem to prefer hunting for their own though! We love the duckies, but they’re on the fence (literally sometimes) about their feelings towards us just yet. They sure love the puddles though…even the frozen ones!