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Heirloom Living Market Hamilton Mill:  Have you placed your order? Market closes at 8:00pm


The Market closes Monday at 8:00pm!



Thank you to those who have already placed orders! Some items may have been added if you ordered early, so be sure and check out “..this and that…” below!


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! If minimums are not reached, pickup will be at the Lawrenceville Market on Thursday. An email will be sent after Market close this evening. Be sure and get your order in and thank you for supporting our LOCAL Farmers!



…this and that…

Heritage Farm has Pork Products on Special this week!
Pork Liver
Pig Heart


I really enjoy Bacon from Heritage Farm and all the Thick Sliced Bacon is GREAT; by far, my favorite is the Thin Sliced Bacon! Guess What?? It is BACK! Definitely in my cart this week!



Dabrielle of My Daily Bread has listed several items on Special this week! mmmm good! Bagels!


Kathy of So-Koi has listed Cod on Sale this week!
Don’t miss this opportunity. It is available by the piece as well as in a 3# quantity!



Morris of Healing Earth Farms is back with:
Eggs (Organic, from Free Range Hens) These are really flavorful and yolks are orange!
3 varieties of Cabbages
Georgia Collard Greens


Cereals and Grains

Did you know that we have several different options for Organic Cereals and Grains?
Amish Cereal (Organic Red Wheat and other goodies)
Rolled Oats (Organic Rolled Oats)
Stone Ground Grits (Organic Corn Grits)
Einkorn Wheat Berries Organic Perfect to mill yourself and make your own Bread!
Einkorn Flour Organic Freshly milled when ordered!
Red Wheat Organic Freshly milled when ordered or request the berries and mill yourself!


Veggies: It is Winter and the weather has been rather crazy this past month, so Mother Nature has definitely impacted the availability of Veggies on the Market. I am working to find Farmers who have High Tunnels and Greenhouses to add to our selections! Thankfully, The Veggie Patch has a variety to keep us supplied!



Market Ordering Hours: Friday 9:00am – Monday 8:00pm
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


Take me 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!

Order from the Hamilton Mill Market



Azure Standard



Azure Standard Order Deadline: Tuesday, March 1st at 6:00pm
Azure Standard Pickup: Monday, March 7th at 10:15am
Pickup Location: 963 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Drop #: 796431 Route: Q5
Drop Name: Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville
Drop Coordinator: Maryanne Vaeth
Contact Information: Email Drop Coordinator
Phone: 404-432-4337

This Group on Facebook will keep you up to date on the “happenings” with this service!

Azure Standard Lawrenceville Drop Information: My Azure Standard Drop Lawrenceville

Check out Azure Standard.

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Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville :  Have you placed your order? Market closes at 8:00pm!


The Market closes Monday at 8:00pm!



Thank you to those who have already placed orders! Some items may have been added if you ordered early; be sure and check out the Market Weekly Specials from Heritage Farm, My Daily Bread and SoKoi. They are listed at the top of the Market listings!


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 way to minimum! Be sure and get your order in and thank you for supporting our LOCAL Farmers!

Schedule for Market Ordering and Pickup
Market Opens for Ordering: Friday 9:00am
Market Closes: Monday 8:00pm
Market Pickup: Thursday 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Pickup Location: 1385 Winder Highway
Dacula, GA 30019
Click Here for Map



Take me to the Crossfit Market.


Please know that we appreciate the support of Nicole Park, 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!



Take me shopping…



Azure Standard



Azure Standard Order Deadline: Tuesday, March 1st at 6:00pm
Azure Standard Pickup: Monday, March 7th at 10:15am
Pickup Location: 963 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Drop #: 796431 Route: Q5
Drop Name: Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville
Drop Coordinator: Maryanne Vaeth
Contact Information: Email Drop Coordinator
Phone: 404-432-4337

This Group on Facebook will keep you up to date on the “happenings” with this service!

Azure Standard Lawrenceville Drop Information: My Azure Standard Drop Lawrenceville

Check out Azure Standard.

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


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BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Arkansas Natural Produce reminder


Just a reminder that you need to place your orders for the fresh vegetables by Monday night at 9PM so the growers can harvest in with their schedule.
Thanks for your attention.
Karen Schuman This weeks market manager
(501)276-3318
karenschuman9@gmail.com

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Access to Emergent Arts


We’ve asked that the deadbolt be left unlocked on Thursday and Fridays during business hours, but I think some of the various workers at EA may not be aware or forget.

Should you arrive at the building and find the door unopenable, please call Erin Holliday, the Emergent Arts manager, at 501-655-0836. The market managers do not have keyed access to the building, and Erin lives close by. Please plan to deliver during normal business hours only, 9 am-5 pm.

Hopefully this will work to give you access to deliver on time.

Princeton Farm Fresh:  The Market is Open


Kentucky weather continues to amaze me. I am never quite sure what to expect. Spring fever is a real thing here at the farm. I am ready to start planting seeds, and we are getting so close. Hannah and I will be attending tomato classes in the coming weeks to learn how to take care of our tomatoes better.
I look forward to seeing everyone on Friday,
Angela

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for February 18


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

This week, I’d like to remind you about a feature of the website that you may have missed. When we started filling orders paperlessly a few years ago, I revamped the “Order History” that you can view by looking at the Your Account page. Back when we had a sheet of paper with your order on it, you could see right then if a grower couldn’t fill an item you had ordered. Now, we try to tell you (we can see that on our little screens), but I do sometimes get asked days or weeks later about missing items (often when someone else picked up the order, and word didn’t get passed back). The system records every time a grower takes something off your order by adding a note to the comment section of the order. Sometimes they’ll also email you in person, but not always. Additionally, the system records when we put an item in your basket or bag, and how you paid. If something turns up missing because the grower didn’t bring it, or if we later discover a bag with your name on it (usually because we accidentally gave you someone else’s), it’ll record that too. We automatically issue refunds for items you paid for but didn’t receive (and you’ll get an automated email each time), and that gets recorded also. You can see all these notes and details about your order by pulling it up in your order history and clicking the link for the PDF Invoice.

If you want to double-check our packing as we hand you your order, you can print out that invoice and bring it with you or load it up on your smart phone. There’s nothing wrong with that, and we welcome your diligence. By 2pm on Thursday, it should accurately reflect what you’re going to be getting that day. I will say that the paperless system has improved our order filling accuracy tremendously. We still have to refund a couple things each week, but well over 99.9% of the items are getting to where they’re supposed to go.

If you have entered your credit card into our system, we do not run those cards until after pickups close on Thursday night, and the total charged to your card reflects any adjustments that had to get made along the way. If there is any question, the PDF has an item by item accounting of everything you received and was charged for, so we can go back over that at any time.

If you’ve ordered something one week and want to order it again, but can’t quite remember what it was called or who sold it, there’s a simpler version of your order history right on the market page. If you never use it, you can hide it, but what makes it really useful is the items you ordered previously will have an “add to cart” link right next to them if they are currently being offered for sale again. If you like to buy the same things each week, it can really speed up your shopping time.

Also, just a reminder that we don’t actually open and begin filling orders until 4:30pm on Thursdays. Sometimes we get a line of people forming at 4pm, when growers are still trying to load and unload. I get a little worried about having all that truck traffic going through a crowd of people for one, and it’s also just human nature to get a little frustrated when you’ve been waiting in line for a while. If the growers have all come early and we have things under control, we will start filling orders early, as soon as we’re able. But keep in mind that we don’t officially open until 4:30pm, so if you’re in a hurry at 4 and want your items right away, there’s a good chance we won’t be able to help you. We’re usually in a mad rush ourselves just trying to get everything organized in the back. The growers fill items in the order that they were bought, not in the order that you arrive, so getting there super early won’t help you get items in short supply.

Finally, this week Chuck and Amy from Mill Gap Farm will be at our “Meet the Grower” table, featuring their sunchokes and burmese peanuts. It’s always a treat to have them there, and if you haven’t met them yet, I think you’ll enjoy getting to know them.

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 has closed for the winter. You can watch for news during the offseason on their website. The Comer Farmers’ Market is continuing, weather permitting, on Saturday mornings from 10am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm on Friday evening for their plans. The other area markets are also all closed for the season, I believe. If you know of any winter markets operating, please let me know. And they might all be closed, but we’ll be here all year round!

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!

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday, February 20


Hello. I hope this finds you all doing well. The market is open and ready for orders. We had lots of great pork, coffee, eggs, Alpaca, water buffalo, seasonal vegetables, mushrooms and lots more. We thank you for all your support and appreciate your orders. See you Friday between five and seven at Copy Central. Thank you, Brady

Peru Online Winter Farmers Market:  Farmers Market online ordering is now open.


Good evening. Online ordering is now open, through Tuesday evening.

Nature’s Touch has added jellies and more skin care products to complement her delicious energy bars and cookies.

North Country Creamery has more beef and a full listing of cheeses and yogurt.

Rehoboth Homestead – the Candy onions are holding amazingly well. This is probably the last week of carrots (which is good timing because they would start sprouting soon anyway). If you don’t get our email newsletter, you can sign up on our webpage: http://rhomestead.com

Central Arkansas :  Don't forget to order!!


Ok marketers,
Today is the last day this week to order!!!! Don’t forget you have to have your orders in by 10:00 tonight!!!!
There are great products to choose from
Meats
Cheeses
Eggs
Veggies
Breads & jams
Baked goods
and so much more!!!!

HAPPY MARKETING
CAM Market Mama

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for February 14th


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!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! Hope you have had some time today to spread the love around to your family and friends.
We have a great selection for you this week! There is a bounty of sweet, crunchy lettuces and spinach this week, some lovely root vegetables and leeks, and other mild, juicy greens freshly harvested from our farms just for you! It really is possible to eat healthy over the winter, thanks to our mild climate and experienced growers!
Some other items to notice this week:

  • Pre-Order Bouquets! During these gray days, how wonderful to think of those vibrant, joyful flower bouquets you can order each week during the summer! Pre-pay now for the Bouquet of the Week Club bouquets, and save yourself $20.00! You get 10 weeks of large bouquets for 12.00 each (normally would be $14.00), and can order them whenever it is convenient for you!
  • Oyster Mushrooms* are back from local farm Whispering Creek! These fresh mushrooms are delicate and tender and can cook very quickly. Keep them in the refrigerator in the paper bag, and they will keep for up to a week.

Kefir Water! This is a mild, light and refreshing carbonated beverage with probiotic properties similar to kombucha or yogurt.

Dylem and Calebs’ Farm Eggs are here!

  • Lots of great items from our meat vendors this week, Bear Creek Farm and Wedge Oak Farm. These are truly some of the best producers of pasture raised meats anywhere, and work with the finest restaurants and chefs in the area. We are lucky to have them with us at our Market!

We are on a every-other-week schedule! This means that after this week, we will have a week off, and will be delivering again the following week, March 2nd. It is a good idea to stock up on goodies! Get your eggs, frozen meats, and veggies to last you through the two weeks. The greens will keep well in the fridge in a plastic bag.

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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