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Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Market CLOSES SOON!


Good Morning Everyone and HAPPY MONDAY!!

Don't forget the market closes in a few hours so make sure you get your orders in on time! and remember, Memorial Day is next weekend… make sure you get all the veggies and meat you'll need for your cookouts and gatherings!

Have a blessed week!

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for May 26


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

Now that the schools have finished for the year, Athens officially kicks into slow gear this week. The place doesn’t quite turn into the ghost town I remember in the ‘90s when I moved here, but there’s definitely a change of pace. At the beginning of this week, I was lamenting that the summer heat meant the impending end of strawberries, spinach, and asparagus, while at the same time looking forward to the impending arrival of heirloom tomatoes, squash, and lazy afternoons at the pool. Yet by midweek, as I was trying to remember where I’d packed away all my jackets, the weather reminded me that its still spring and I shouldn’t count my tomatoes before they ripen. Here’s hoping for even more cool rain before the summer heat really sets in for good!

Thank you 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 from the Athens Land Trust is open Saturday mornings and Wednesdays from 11am-2pm in the atrium at St. Mary’s Hospital. They have a website too. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. The Oconee County Farmers Market is open on Saturdays in Watkinsville. Their website is www.oconeefarmersmarket.org If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me 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!

DeForest, WI:  Availability for Week of May 22, 2016


Do you believe the beautiful day today?!

Unfortunately we did get frost again on Wednesday last week, so the asparagus has really slowed down again and will probably not be available this week. Most of the offerings are from the Hoop House at Forest Run Farm. Kale has been added to the list.

Forest Run Farm is offering vegetable plants and herbs for sale. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, Tomatillos, parsley, kale and kohlrabi. They just started putting tomatoes in the field this past week, so there is plenty of time to get your garden going. Note: CSA punchcards are not valid for plant payment.

Check the list that follows for what is available. Pick up will be Friday from 4-6pm.

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly product list


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers:

NEW this week: Green Fork Farm has snow peas, collards, and radishes available this week.

Also available:

Vegetables—Spinach, bok choy, swiss chard, several kinds of kale, snow peas, beet greens, green onions, lettuce, pac choi, turnips, and turnip greens.

Herbs—Cilantro, mint, sage, oregano, fennel, and mixed herb bunches.

Eggs—Pastured, free range chicken and duck eggs.

Meat—Pastured beef, chicken, goat and lamb.

Fermented foods—Sauerkraut, okra, and jalapenos.

Salsa—Made with locally grown and organic ingredients.

Olives and Olive Oil—organic and directly from the grower in California.

Live plants—Fig trees and tomato plants.

Place your order from now until Tuesday at noon for pickup on Wednesday from 4-7 pm at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville.

If you aren’t able to place an order, stop by to shop with us on Wednesday. We will have a variety of items for sale from the table.

See you on Wednesday,

Green Fork Farmers Market
Wednesdays 4-7 pm
Indoors, Year Round
Inside 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!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for May 22nd


To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
Email us!
Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
john.drury@att.net

Recipes

Market News

Hello!

We have a great selection of spring veggies for you this week, as well as an amazing selection of meats and other goodies from our other vendors. We still have plenty of greens of all kinds, as well as broccoli and the first summer squashes and zucchini.
The strawberries are on their way out, and there will be a limited selection. However, The Peach Truck is set up next to us now every week, so you will be able to get your fruit!

In farm news, we have sad news to report. Last week there was a devastating fire at Tally’s farm. Thankfully, no one was hurt and the house and her husband’s guitar building shop is fine. However, the barn with 12 years of worth of accumulated farm equipment and supplies, the delivery van, and her greenhouse was totally destroyed. The worst part was her dear family dog, Buddy, was also killed in the fire.
This is a very overwhelming loss, especially heading into the busiest time of the year. However, the loving kindness shown by the community has been truly healing! All of Tally’s family is very grateful for the support.

Because of the fire, the flower bouquets are being delayed another week. The walk0in cooler, which chilled the flowers and veggies after harvest, is gone due to the fire and that impacts the ability to do a good flower harvest. Hopefully, there will be a new system in place in the week ahead, and flowers bouquets can start next week. We appreciate your patience!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Thank you so much for all your support!

John and Tallahassee


Coming Events

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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Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!


www.siloamsprings.locally grown.net

Good afternoon! The online market is a great way to ensure you get the items you want by ordering them and picking them up at the market on Saturday! Order what you need for your Memorial Day cookouts.

The vegetables available online do not reflect ALL the variety available at the outdoor market. So much more is available so make sure you visit the farmers tables when you stop by.

Check out the great selection of perennials available. They are hardy and propagated from plants grown in Arkansas for over 30 years. You can see photos of them at the outdoor market near the Market Welcome Station.

If you have not completed our survey please take time to do so! We value your input. You will need to copy/paste the link into your browser

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSFMCUST

We are excited about the future of the market and all the possibilities. Have a good week and see you Saturday!

Cumberland, TN:  CSFM open


Hello everybody!
The Cumberland Sustainable Farmers Market is now open for this weeks ordering.

We will be at the Depot from 3:30 to 5:30 this Thursday for you to pick up your online order.

Thank you for supporting your local area farmers.

Sincerely,
Steve Colvin
CSFM Market Manager

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder: Place your order now!


Just a friendly reminder that market orders are due online today by 6 pm.

Please remember that we need to hit certain minimums in order for our farmers and vendors to deliver to us.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

See you on Tuesday!

Click Here to Place Your Order

Russellville Community Market:  Opening bell


Hey everyone, and welcome to a new 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!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE.

Champaign, OH:  Going Up The Country


I’m goin’ up the country, baby don’t you want to go?
I’m goin’ up the country, baby don’t you want to go?
I’m goin’ to some place where I’ve never been before…
(Going Up The Country-Canned Heat)

It’s that time of year…it’s music festival time, and you know how excited that makes your market manager! Time to cue up the 60s tunes, baby, because I blow out of town, this Thursday, for the beloved Jubilee Festival that I attend, each year!

I work hard, each and every day, and I work even harder, on this week, each year, JUST so I can hit the open road with my trusty gang of pals…destination, the gates of Maggie’s Farm…a weekend of Grateful Dead music, dancing, camping, forgetting everything, leaving it all behind.

It’s the weekend that revives me, reunites me with the people who love me, and rekindles my love of just being…just nothing, where my biggest decision is which stage I want to migrate to for which band. What cocktail I may want. What tapestry to hang in each spot of our tapestry lounge.

The gates of the Jubilee, and Maggie’s Farm are like going home, going up the country. The long lane is a welcoming feeling. The festival greeters welcome you to a weekend world of hippies, love, and brotherhood/sisterhood. It’s just groovy, man…

So, much like my beloved Maggie’s Farm experience, this market holds the same welcoming, love, and grooviness for us all.

I hope that I am able to bring that to our market as your manager. The love fest that I want out of life. The kindness, goodness, and local love.

This week, let this market help you go up country. Let it be your love fest. We have so much to love, right now!

We have seasonal goodness! Greens, lettuce, herbs, early garlic, STRAWBERRIES!!! We’ve got it all, arriving weekly!!!

And…you ain’t seen nothin’ yet…(to borrow another song implant).

So, let’s let our minds take us away, via this market. Create your own lovely getaway by placing your orders!

It’s the perfect release from reality…

Peace, Love, Grooviness…
Cosmic Pam