This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
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Heirloom Living Market Lilburn: Still time to order.....Market Closes at 6:00pm
Market Closes at 6:00pm Today! Azure Standard
Order Deadline for this month is Tuesday, July 15th at 6:00pm
Azure Standard Order Deadline: Tuesday, August 12th at 6:00pm
Azure Standard Pickup Date: Tuesday, August 19th at 2:30pm
Pickup Location: 963 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville, GA
Drop #: 796431
Drop Name: Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville
Drop Coordinator: Maryanne Vaeth
Contact Information: Email Drop Coordinator
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
Thank you for your support!
See you at Market on Thursday!
See you at Market on Thursday!
Champaign, OH: Rainy Days and Mondays
Hangin’ around, nothin’ to do but frown,
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down…
(The Carpenters – Rainy Days And Mondays)
It is definitely a rainy day kind of Monday. And, yes, don’t get me wrong, the rain is needed, but it still doesn’t stop me from being much more productive when the sun is shining bright.
Since the drabness and wetness of the day is keeping me inside, I am catching up on unanswered emails, upcoming events that I am planning, drab household tasks AND all things about our little local market of love!
It is the perfect kind of day to curl up with coffee, tea, whatever your favorite morning beverage is, and go through our market site. Make a list of all things you may need or want to get your weekly shopping done.
Log on, click through the categories on the left side of the market site, and start loading your cart!
Why shop with us?
Well, with us, you get all locally produced products. You get them at very, very reasonable prices because, yet again, they are pretty much coming field to market, local establishment to market, ovens to market.
You also get healthy, non-preservative laden products! You also get to keep your local, hard earned money, local!!
You get the stress free way to shop, online, and at pick up, you get your order all packed, ready to go, from our very familiar smiling faces!
We love you, you love us, we all love local, we all support local…it’s the perfect win/win!
It is Monday, there is still plenty of time to order before the market closes, tomorrow evening, at 10pm!
Show us that local love…
Peace and Love,
Princeton Farm Fresh: The Market is Open
I usually make these entries very light hearted, but this weekend I read an opinion article in the New York Times that has me pondering the state of local food, and since this is all about local food, I thought I would interject my thoughts about said article. You can view the article here http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/opinion/sunday/dont-let-your-children-grow-up-to-be-farmers.html?_r=0
The article basically states that small local farms are not making money, and throws out the number of negative $1453 in income for the average farmer per year.
We ourselves are not making money (yet), but I feel that this is due to building infrastructure on a new farm. We are subsidizing our farm with my husbands income, at this point. So on those points I agree, it is extremely hard to start a farm, to find land that you can afford, and to afford all the equipment that goes along with farming.
What I do see is demand! The demand is there for healthy food. People want to eat the best tomato for dinner. What concerns me is the connection with what food should cost. It isn’t just about what the farmer puts into it, seeds, compost, fertilizer and time. It is also about the future of the farmer. If the farmer is only reimbursed for his expenses, that does not give them enough to plan for a future, have health insurance, or help with their child’s college fund. When people tell me I charge to much, I simply answer that I deserve a living wage too. You wouldn’t expect any less from your job. I shouldn’t be expected to receive any less from mine. What happens when we charge too little for our product? We simply cannot afford to stay in the business. We are losing too many small farms to this mistake. The average age of farmers now is 56, and I do not know too many young adults that want to become farmers. It is a hard sell! Maybe the big grain farmers are making a profit, but are the small food farmers? I think this is about education, informing our customers that food farming is an expensive business. I know that we have lots of retired folks that grow food and sell it fairly cheap, but what happens when they are gone? Who takes up growing food at that cheap a rate?
I know this is a heavy subject, but one that needs to change in order for us (small farmers) to continue to grow food and sustain our farms and families.
I can only speak to my situation, but despite the above issues, I feel hopeful that our community can grow a local foods movement that not only grows food but grows new farmers because they know their community supports them.
See you at the market on Friday,
Northeast GA Locally Grown: Locally Grown - Availability for August 13, 2014
Hey Local Food Lovers,
I’ll start tonight with the killer dinner my wife cooked. Very simple and very Locally Grown. Chanterelle mushrooms (from Mill Gap Farm) in a white wine cream sauce over pasta, corn on the cob (from Shade Creek Farm) and sauteed sweet potato greens (from Promised Land Farms). YUM!
We had some good rain this weekend which we needed. August is a transition month on many farms. Those first crops of squash and tomatoes and cucumbers are beginning to peter out and the second crops, more like early fall crops are beginning to come in. Things like eggplant, peppers, winter squash, sweet potatoes and okra will start coming in like crazy. There will also be the second plantings of tomatoes, squash, and cukes. Because I write this message 3/4 through the shopping period I always hate to mention items that have already sold out. But then again they are usually gone because everyone is excited about them, and if I talk them up maybe you can try and shop early to get them next week. That’s fun right! The early shopper gets the BABY CORN, the EGGPLANT, the EGGS (though Lazy L Ranch still has ‘em as of tonight). One item I’m real excited to see is Mill Gap’s PADRON PEPPERS. And there’s actually a few orders left. Read the description to learn how to cook them.
Andrew has put together another great video that may help many of you who are new to Locally Grown and still trying to master the website learn a few tips. I’ll be honest with you, I’ve actually learned some things from Andrew’s videos. The website is so well designed and has so many features I haven’t even taken the time to discover them all myself. There are some great navigation tips that can really speed up how you scan the market items each week.
or use this link
I think that’s it for tonight!
We hope you enjoy this week’s offerings and don’t forget (that means you Julie) to…..
Justin, Chuck, Teri and Andrew
Green Fork Farmers Market: Weekly Product List
Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,
NEW this week! Figgieville has fig plants, Beyond Organics has pickling cucumbers, Plentygood Farms has elephant garlic, and Adams Acres has new pork offerings—Italian sausage, ground ham, chorizo roja (red), and chorizo verde (green). So delicious!
Also this week—zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, potatoes, Shiitake mushrooms, bell peppers, sweet banana peppers, jalapenos, serranos, herbs, eggs, chicken, beef, duck, lamb, pork, botanical bath and beauty products, olives, olive oil, cookies, lacto-fermented sauerkraut and jalapeno slices, dried Shiitakes and Shiitake powder, salsa, and pet food.
Place your order from now until Tuesday at noon for pickup at the market on Wednesday. If you aren’t able to place an order, we hope you will stop by the market to visit on Wednesday and shop at the market!
See you then,
Green Fork Farmers Market
Wednesdays 4-7 pm
Indoors, Year Round
In the Breezeway at Nightbird Books
205 W. Dickson St.
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!
DeForest, WI: Availability for week of August 10
The market is open!
Athens Locally Grown: ALG Market Open for August 14
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!
Atlanta Locally Grown: Available for Saturday August 16.
The market is open. We will see all Saturday at your selected deliver location.
Remember to have your orders placed by 8 pm on Wednesday and share us with a friend.
Conyers Locally Grown: Available for Friday august 15
The market is open. We will see you all Friday between 5-7 at copy central.
Remember to have your orders placed by & pm on Wednesday and share us with a friend.
Cedar Grove Farm: CSA Availability for 8/13
We are open for business! You order, we pick, you eat. Simple.
Enjoy the offerings!
Cedar Grove Farm