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Champaign, OH:  Local Food, Food Of Love, Food That Nurtures


“When you have the best and tastiest ingredients, you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary because it tastes like what it is.”
? Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution…

Alice Waters has been my inspiration, my idol, the model for me, someday, although I feel that I am moving along, in that direction, quite nicely, right now.

I began reading about, and following Alice Waters, a long, long time ago. To me, she IS food. She IS local food. She IS community food. She was my inspiration when I was learning to cook, I aspired to one day be her, after I lived on the west coast. She taught me the beauty of simple food. Her books and writings taught me what beautiful eating means. I learned that food is not just something that you throw down, toss up, grab to fill a void.

Food. Real food. Local food. Community food. Real dining. Intimate dining. It is all right there. It isn’t hard.

I am big on cooking. Cooking makes me happy. Cooking for other people, opening up bottles of wine, going to my friends’ houses for impromptu dinners…

Every night, I relax by making dinner. Every morning, I make breakfast. They are the rituals of my day. I light candles, I put on music, I pour a glass of wine. Wine for dinner, not for breakfast, although there are days…lol. Kidding. People love coming to my house. They always say that it’s the most welcoming feeling. That they feel happy as soon as they enter. They love my dinners or even just platters of appetizers for a lighter fare.

Like Alice…I know that the best conversations, the best memories, the best times in the kitchen, are all centered around food. Someday, in the dusty corners of my plans, I hope to aspire to run an intimate little place for dining, just like she has done over all these years. Not even a restaurant. More of a private dining invitation, just once in a while, for a few people, randomly.

I began thinking about this, last week, as I was making a dinner completely out of every single item I had purchased from this little local market of love…my passion for good food, simple food, the art of preparing, the art of serving it. Food…right from our own community. Each breakfast, each dinner, features all local items from this market.

Vibrant colors, smells, tastes…simmering sauces, crisp salads, wilted greens, seasoned with fresh garlic or dried herbs. I always have a freezer stocked with the locally produced meat of this market. (I’m a vegetarian/vegan, but realize people who dine with me, appreciate locally produced goodness of the meat kind). Breads for breakfast along with fruits, and jams.

I love smiling at everything I unpack, each Thursday evening, knowing that in the course of the coming week, I will turn things into lovely, delightful taste sensations.

And, when you buy fresh, locally produced, community spirit foods, you don’t need much else.

Great coffee for breakfast, and hey, we offer that, too! A great wine to uncork, well, you have to go use your own judgment at the local wine shops.

My point, this evening, as I begin an amazing pasta sauce using locally produced tomatoes, peppers, onions, and garlic is this…shop from this market, even for just one week. Don’t even have a shopping plan. Order colors, order something out of your comfort zone, order something that just jumps out at you.

Then, cook for those items. You have the basic, tasty, simple community ingredients…just from this market.

Let us know what you prepared! I can hardly wait to share your creations…

Peace, Love, Good Vibes…
Cosmic Pam

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Countdown to Close...


Countdown to Market Close

Market Closes at 8:00pm Monday!
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 4:30 – 6:30pm
Pickup Location: All Saints Lutheran Church
722 Rockbridge Road SW
Lilburn, GA 30047
Click Here for Map

Hop on over to the Market and place your order…


Please know that we appreciate the support of Crossfit O-Zone Gym, Crossfit PURE and All Saints Lutheran Church 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.


Order now since you are just a click way!

Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!


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BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

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Heirloom Living Market Hamilton Mill:  Countdown to Close...


Market Closes at 8:00pm TONIGHT!

Thank you to those who have already placed orders!


Please remember that minimums must be met for each Market to ensure delivery by our Farmers! As of this time, orders are slightly more than 2/3’s the minimum needed. Be sure and get your order in and thank you for your support.


Take me to Hamilton Mill Market




Hamilton Mill Members
Pickup Location

Crossfit PURE
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Pickup Location: Crossfit PURE
1342 Auburn Rd.
Dacula, GA 30019
Click Here for Map




Hop on over to the Hamilton Mill Market



Please know that we appreciate the support of Crossfit PURE for the use of the great space for Market. We are grateful for you and for your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans.


Order now since you are just a click way!

Happy shopping!

Take me to the Hamilton Mill Market


Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville :  Countdown to Close


Market Closes at 8:00pm TONIGHT!


Thank you to those who have already placed orders!


Markets close at 8:00pm Monday. Please remember that minimums must be met for each Market to ensure delivery by our Farmers! At the present time we are a little more than 1/2 of the way to minimum! Be sure and get your order in and thank you for supporting our LOCAL Farmers!


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Crossfit / Lawrenceville Market Pickup Hours

You may pick up the items you ordered starting at 2:30pm. Market will end at 5:30pm; however, you may pickup later if you have contacted me and you make payment prior to pickup. We now have other payments options available. Please call me on Monday and I will discuss the other options with you and answer any questions. You can reach me at 404-432-4337.


Crossfit Members
Pickup at Crossfit Market
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Pickup Location: Crossfit O-Zone
519 Hurricane Shoals Road NE
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Click Here for Map

Hop on over to Crossfit/Lawrenceville Market

Please know that we appreciate the support of Crossfit O-Zone Gym, Crossfit PURE and All Saints Lutheran Church 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.


Order now since you are just a click way!

Happy shopping!

Take me to the Crossfit Market


Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!


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“Like” us on facebook!

BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest - Wedge Oak Farm Special and Other New Items on the Market


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Do – It – Yourself!
Crystallized Ginger

1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar, plus extra sugar for coating
1 cup peeled and sliced ginger

Combine water and 1 1/2 cups sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

Add ginger, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.

With a slotted spoon, transfer ginger to a wire rack (set over a pan or dish so your counter doesn’t get sticky).

Let stand until dry, and then roll slices in additional sugar.

Store in an airtight container for up to three months.

Market News

Hello!

It’s Monday afternoon, and we just wanted to let you know about some special items on the Market!

Wedge Oak Farm has a reduced special price on their Pousson Chicken this week! These are small, spring chickens – a very tender, lovely item for your plate! if you appreciate chicken, you will love these!

Also, there is a new listing of ‘Juliet’ paste tomatoes. These are the last tomatoes of the season, so get them while you can! The ‘Juliet’ is a cross between a Roma and a paste tomato, and are lovely oven roasted. There are also some of the mixed cherry pints available.

We appreciate your support, and will see you on Wednesday!

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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Greeneville Farmers Market, Inc.:  Country Christmas Craft & Produce Fair


It’s coming ! This Saturday, Sept. 26th. 8 am to 2 pm.

Greeneville’s Oldest, Established Farmers Market is hosting our 5th Annual Country Christmas Craft & Produce Fair.

JUST A FEW OF Sept. 26th Vendors
• The Irish Indian Homemade Jewelry, Baked Goods
• Origami Owl w/Mary Beth Farmer Direct Sales
• The Ole Farm House Goat Granny’s Goat Milk Soap, Sour Dough Bread, Produce
• The Fudge Bug w/their World Famous Fudge
• Cuff’s Crochets Crocheted Items, Monkey Fist Necklaces, Produce, Herbs
• K Bears and More w/ beautiful Handmade Bears, Children’s Books
• Graf Farms w/ Wood Crafts, Handmade Items, T-Shirts Produce in Season,
• Tiffany with Paintings, Wreaths, and Handmade Items
• Thirty-One Gifts w/ Karen Rogers Direct Sales
• GreenStalks Stackable Planters made in East Tennessee Direct Sales
• Kerstin w/ Baby Quilts, Stockings, Stocking Kits, Baby Items, Holiday Decor, Homemade Breads.
• Cherie’s Crochet & Soaps
• Adanvdo Tawadi Licensed Massage Therapy
• Produce Vendors: Harry Fortner, Betty Love, Ronnie Love
Specials :
• Crochet Classes, Starting at 11 am to 1 pm. Class size limited to 1st Ten paid and registered participates. http://www.greenevillefarmersmarket.com/crochet-classes.html
• UT EXTENSION Office will be doing tasting of Sweet Potato Pancakes. They will also be giving out Recipe cards to anyone stopping by their booth to taste them. They will also have gifts and goodies for Adults and Kids that come by their booth.
• Smokey the Bear will be here from 10 to Noon. Bring the Kids to meet him.
• There will be a Children’s FREE Craft Table. Kids can make a planter with seeds to take home and Grow.
• Acoustical Guitar Sounds of Russell O’Dell from 10 am to 11:30 am

Place your orders for pickup on Saturday Morning and spend the rest of the Day enjoying an early Christmas Shopping Trip, along with picking up the evening’s meal.

Thank You,
The Vendors of your Oldest, Established Farmers Market in Greeneville.
Your Greeneville Farmers Market

Princeton Farm Fresh:  The Market is Open


Sorry for the late start, Hannah and I are at Murray State visiting their Agriculture Program. See everyone on Friday,
Angela

Yalaha, FL:  New Growers Week Sept 21-25


Still limited availability but we have two new growers so I’m opening up the market for ordering this week.
Get the word out so we can entice more growers with more customers and entice more customers with more offerings.

Will be closing the ordering window Thursday Night so growers have Friday to harvest and prepare. Pickup on the weekend, If you are ordering please let me know when you would like to pick up the order since I don’t expect many yet, we can make an appointment.

Palouse Grown Market:  Last day to order.


Happy Monday

We can help make your week easier.

Order local foods online at Palouse Grown Market, and we’ll have an order of fresh foods ready for pick up on Tuesday.

Below, you can review this weeks freshest items.

Enjoy, and have a great week.

Holly
Market Manager

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday September 25


I hope this finds you all doing well. The market is open and ready for orders. We have lots of great stuff to choose from. Rapid Gourmet has some wonderful jams to us in cooking our fantastic pork.
Jive them a try, you will not be disappointed.
Thank you,
Brady