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South Cumberland Food Hub: Open for Orders
Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub.
We still have local fruit available- peaches, blackberries and blueberries. They won’t be in season long due to their short ripening season and popularity so if you want berries or peaches for a longer period, order enough to freeze for later.
We have a good variety of produce available this week so check out the whole list here:
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page
Have a wonderful day! We’re open till noon.
Cedar Grove Farm: Reminder about CSA location change
Just reminding everyone that all the boxes will be going to the downtown market which has moved to the parking lot of Creature Comforts Brewery located at the corner of Pulaski and Hancock. We will be there from 4-7. See you then!
Champaign, OH: Thank You!
Another great market!! We thank you for staying so loyal to the local love of this market!!
If you ordered, we will see you at Thursday’s pick up!! If not, we will see you when the market re-opens on Thursday night!
We would like to wish everyone a very safe holiday, this weekend…
Peace and Love,
Champaign, OH: Attention, Local Customers!
Please proceed to the check out aisle…this party is just about over for the week!!
Get your groove on and place those last minute orders!
Champaign, OH: Alice's Restaurant...
You can get anything that you want
At Alice’s restaurant…
(Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant)
Well, we are not Alice’s Restaurant but we ARE your little local market at Champaign Locally Grown and you CAN get just about everything you may want or need, right here, from us!
Alice’s Restaurant, the movie, is a traditional, must watch, with my best friend from high school, at every Thanksgiving prep time. We both know we are watching as we prepare in separate kitchens. Me, here, in Ohio, while she is in North Carolina, or on the off years that she comes back and we spend it, together. She and I both like traditions, and Alice’s Restaurant along with The Big Chill, are must watch movies, for both of us, during the Thanksgiving holiday. This started years and years and years ago….and we keep the tradition alive.
Traditions are good, traditions keep us grounded, keep us believing, help us to keep memories happening.
The upcoming July 4th is a holiday, steeped in traditions that honor our country.
Do you keep traditions alive? Do you keep old traditions or do you strive to create new memories and traditions? How do you celebrate? Is it with a picnic, a dinner, a breakfast?? Think about starting a tradition of showing your local little market a bit of July 4th love by placing your orders and trust with us. This could be your new tradition….choose from our very big variety of items, plan your menu, think about all that you have going on, this weekend, and then let us take the work out of your hectic schedule. Make us your new tradition on a holiday.
Because, you can get anything you want at Champaign Locally Grown…
You have until 10pm, this evening…
Peace and Love,
Farm Where Life is Good: CSA Produce Subscription Distribution -- Week 27
Your box for Week 27
Russellville Community Market: RCM Order Reminder
Hey everyone! Just a quick reminder that we’ll be closing for orders tonight at 10:00 p.m. Get your orders in soon!
We hope to see you on Thursday for the market pick-up!
Check out our Facebook page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events.
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!
Russellville Community Market
Fisher's Produce Tulsa: Sweet Corn and Tomatoes!
Only this week and next to stock up on corn and tomatoes! That will be the end our regular season. This is a B-week with delivery to JCT. We will be stopping by both JCT and Spirit Event Center next week. We will be gone to camp meeting the week after that and then will assess what we have left to sell.
This week’s CSA will likely include:
(And cantaloupe/ honey dew for JCT)
Russellville Community Market: RE: IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: Small Amendment...
A small amendment to the previous post…
Meatworks will still, unfortunately, be closing their doors, however a sliver of good news:
Their final delivery day will the July 10th to Russellville, instead of July 3rd.
Sorry for the mistake.
Russellville Community Market: IMPORTANT--PLEASE READ re: Meatworks
Hello there RCM Community!
I wanted to send a message out to all of our awesome customers today and let you know of some not so happy news.
As some of you may already know, who receive their weekly emails, Meatworks Butchery has decided to shutter their doors at this juncture in time, and will, unfortunately, no longer be selling through RCM.
However, this week will be their very last week for orders to the Russellville area, so you are still able to order their products.
In combination with the 4th of July holiday, this week is a great week to stock up on all of Meatworks’ products.
Again, this is the last week that Meatworks will be selling through RCM, so stock up on all of your favorite products from Meatworks.
For those who were not subscribed to their emails, please read below for their take on closing their doors.
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
We have made the difficult decision to close our doors on July 10th. There are a multitude of reasons and much prayer that has gone into this decision. First, we just don’t have the vocabulary to express how much we have loved sharing our passion and purpose with so many of you who have become dear, sweet friends. You have supported us, encouraged us and truly made a difference. You are the good we see happening all around! Thank you for following us along in this endeavor. The decision was made for many reasons, as I’ve stated, but mostly can be lumped into 3 broad groups, production, financial and physical.
We would soon have a production issue in the coming months and year. Quality animals, that we trust the sourcing of, are difficult to find to say the least. And when found, are an astronomical price which are following the commodity pricing increases, as they should. But that would require us to increase prices at least 20-25%. Another tangible issue is financial. We do have many supportive patrons, but they are scattered around the state. We run all over the state to deliver our product, while at home we have too inadequate support. This is not a sustainable practice. To our Mena patrons we see weekly~ we say a blessed thank you!! Your shining support and friendship is forever valued! You are our real food heroes! The third reason is basically exhaustion. Sheer and total exhaustion: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. We have been at this point for a while but felt like we could persevere and push through until the other things resolved themselves.
We made this decision to honor our families, farms and health over our passion. We will continue to raise animals on our farms. We have not derailed the farms, but will be able to get back to the business of the farms.
As I type this newsletter, it is not our intent to sell beef and pork as we did before, from the farm. We need a break. I won’t say never, but I will say not for now!
Our wind-down schedule will be:
MeatWorks storefront will be open on
July 1 & 2, 8 & 9, regular hours.
We will deliver our regular routes on July 3rd to Little Rock, Searcy, Cabot, Ft. Smith and Russellville.
Texarkana on July 8th.
Final delivery on July 10th to Little Rock, Russellville and Hot Springs.
Our website will be functional for a couple more weeks. Feel free to order as usual from there. If you have a substantial order, feel free to call 479-394-2900 on the days we’ll be there.
You can purchase bulk pork, whole or half for $3.69/lb. hanging weight.
Obviously, we will be discontinuing the Farm Fan Points application.
To those of you who are shocked and wondering what’s next, here is a small list of producers I would trust to consume their products:
Ryan Pace: www.whollycowfarms.com
Cody Hopkins (Beef, pork, poultry)
Falling Sky Farms
Charlie Joe Farmstead~Hatfield
~The MeatWorks Family
We are sorry to bring this unfortunate news, but wanted to give all of our RCM customers plenty of notice to get your final Meatworks orders in this week!
WE WILL SINCERELY MISS YOU, MEATWORKS. Thank you for all of the hard work, passion, dedication, and love you have put into local food. We wish you the best!