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Berea Gardens:  Christmas Blessings


I wish to express our heartfelt greetings to all of you and our wishes that you have a wonderful Christmas season. this will be our last market for 2013 – we will not be taking orders after this week until the new year arrives since both holidays fall on Wednesday this year. In the meantime, we will be here this Wednesday and here is this week’s availability.

Blessings,
Bob, Lynnita and Jordyn

Champaign, OH:  Another reason to order tonight...


While I know you don’t need one, if you needed another reason to order tonight, the market will be closed next week due to Christmas. However we will be open the week of New Year’s Eve. So, that means you had better “double” your order this week in order to prepare for the downtime! Any questions, be sure to let us know but after the market closes tomorrow night we will reopen after Christmas! Have a super evening and have fun with those last minute tasks!

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Christmas Market


Hi
Thanks go to those that responded to the quick poll. NO Market Christmas Week by a 4 to 1 margin.

So this week is the Christmas Market.

SaraFay Farm

Great gifts or something to enjoy for yourself
Gluten Free Cranberry Walnut Loaf $8.00
Ginger Bread Loaf $6.00 (May contain Gluten)

Register Cracker Farm

Full range of vegetables for your holiday table.

Tomatoes are coming from sister farms in South Florida, they are plentiful so prices are right for canning.

3 Rock Farm

Baby Bok Choy
Use as a different vegetable for Christmas Dinner. Add to soups stir fry or salad $3.00 8oz bag. (No Waste)

Mixed Salad and Arugula are all greenhouse grown, in organic compost.
Great for a tasty salad during the holidays.

Farm Fresh Honey

Christmas Honey Sale, 1Qt Jar plus free Honey Bear for easy use, Fall Wildflower – Local Marion County

A jar of honey or a honeycomb makes a very acceptable gift.

Florida Fresh Meat

Just a few hams available.

That grass fed beef taste is always welcome at meal time.
Try some New York strip Steak or perhaps a chicken to roast.

Call 352.533.8921 to discuss your order.

Shoebox Herb Gardens

Look at the great range of gift baskets, just type “basket” into the search box.

This is the last market of the year.
Our Next market will be January 2nd 2014
Let us take this opportunity to thank you for your support during the past year, and wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and Joyful, Prosperous and Healthy New Year

Your CCLG Team

THE MARKET IS OPEN
The link will take you there.

www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/.

Cross Timbers Food Cooperative:  CTFC Market Open for Dec. 28 Pick-up


Hi, folks!

Ordering is open for the Saturday, December 28 pick-up. The order window will close Sunday, December 22.

Enjoy,
Wylie
for Cross Timbers Food Cooperative

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Dec. 16, 2013


Message from Your Market Manager

MARKET IS CLOSED NEXT WEEK FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
As you know, most produce you purchase through our Market will last for a few weeks, so stock up and enjoy all you need during the week we are closed. After the Market closes this Wednesday, Dec. 18th, it will not re-open until Dec. 30th. We will NOT close the week of New Years.

SPIRITUAL NICHE NETWORK (SNN)
You will soon receive an email from SNN regarding St. Pete Locally Grown’s new partnership in their marketing network. In addition to promoting St. Pete Locally Grown, SNN will be distributing discounted offers to our customers from other local entrepreneurs who are also partnering with SNN and are equally concerned with healthy lifestyles. In effect, our small businesses are marketing to each others customers. I am excited to be associated with a network that works to build the local economy through its entrepreneurs! With that said, you are under NO obligation to accept emails from SNN and will be offered the choice to “opt out” of any future emails from them. Please don’t report them as spammers, just opt out if you have no interest in receiving their notices.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CUSTOMERS! Once you have submitted your order, if in doubt about what you owe, you can always confirm what you have been charged for by checking your account history and viewing your most current invoice. Instructions on how to do that are on our Q&A page under the question entitled Since you don’t provide an invoice with delivery, how do I know what I owe? . Also, since your vegetables are picked fresh within 24 hours of delivery, they should be lasting for WEEKS in your refrigerator. When you accept delivery, please take a few minutes to inspect your order to protect your vegetables from unnecessary spoilage. Lastly, it is imperative that you understand our policy on Unclaimed Orders found on our Q&A page. When you make a purchase you are agreeing to abide by this policy.

Market News

DOES A FRIEND PICK UP YOUR ORDER FOR YOU?
Customers who have backups picking up for them at co-op locations are required to provide Market Manager the contact names and numbers so we can call the backup if we are running late. This will help us do a better job if we get ahead of schedule too! It will also keep your friends (& us) from getting stressed out…

COMMUNITY MARKET BLOG
Don’t forget to occasionally visit our Market Community Food Blog to see who is sharing their recent food experience. There are two entries from Customer Kim Munshower, one for fresh baked kale chips and the other a beautiful slaw made with green papaya. I’ll bet you’ve been wondering what to do with green papaya!

ONE LAST CHANCE! HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AND GIFTS
Are you still scratching your head on what to get that person who already has everything? Check out our gift ideas that are bound to be unique, most are LOCALLY produced, and all are available through our online Market.

Grower News

SAVORY SPICE SHOP
Paul and Joan Bailey have withdrawn from our Market temporarily and I will keep you in the loop on progress of their return to St. Pete Locally Grown. In the meantime, you can visit their storefront at 400 Beach Drive NE, Suite 173, in St. Pete where I know they will be glad to meet you in person!

GLORY ROAD GARDENS
We have been experimenting with a smaller package of Kevin’s micro-green mix for 2 oz. (instead of 4 oz.) to make them more affordable for everyone. If you want this size on our Market long-term please express your interest by purchasing them.

OUR VETERAN URBAN GROWERS ARE RETURNING
It’s wonderful to welcome back Velouria Farms and I recently heard from Toad Stool Pond that they will be back soon. YES!

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  • FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you. Call your Market Manager for help.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently organizing our volunteer needs by Grower and by Market. So when you are interested in learning how to garden and/or how to run an urban market, consider volunteering for the organizations below. Check back for more Growers to be listed.
Nathan’s Natural Veggies
Oakdale Community Garden
Pioneer Settlement Garden
St. Pete Locally Grown Market
The Faith House

Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

DON’T MISS THIS ON SATURDAY!

  • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Dec. 21st, 1PM Cost $35/$25.

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!

Green Fork Farmers Market:  More new products available this week!


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

We want to let you know that we have some great new products that just became available at the online market.

Green Fork Farm has salsa made from local ingredients grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. It’s available in mild or medium heat, and is a delicious way to stock your pantry. It’s also beautifully labeled and makes a great gift!

Bici Pasta added festive holiday tagliatelle (red and green!) and green spincach/parsley lasagna pasta to their offerings. As a perfect companion, we also have Foundation Farm’s pesto available in their new attractive glass jars. Sounds like another possibility for a gift—but you will have to buy some for yourself too, because you will want to eat it all!

You can still order at greenforkfarmersmarket.locallygrown.net until midnight tonight to pick up on Wednesday from 4-7 pm. If you’ve already placed your order for this week, you can always place another one and it will be added to your first.

Thanks to all of you from Green Fork Farmers Market!

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Organic Greenhouse Tomatoes


I have a new grower that produces organic greenhouse grown tomatoes. They will be available this winter. If you are interested in purchasing some this winter, please call or email me.

rootedhere@locallygrown.net

615-653-3347

Thank you,
Risa

Champaign, OH:  Good morning!


Good morning everyone! I hope you had a fun weekend with lots of wonderful time spent however you needed! I needed mine to be more productive but sometimes that just doesn’t happen, does it? Anyway, I hope your holiday lists are getting completed and checked twice so you can just relax and enjoy the snow which just doesn’t seem to stop!

Just a reminder to note the date… December 16th… as if you needed it! Did you ever think about how easy it is to shop with us? No two-week notice for us! We only need two days for shipping our products with free local delivery! And it really isn’t shipping but more like “running them over” because our vendors are all local.

How cool is that? You have access to fabulous local gifts, goodies and more, right here in your neck-of-the-woods! You go online, place your order by Tuesday evening at 8 pm and vendors deliver it to you on Thursday evening at a convenient, well-lit and safe location that is easy to find and is full of happy, smiling people! I can’t think of an easier way to shop!

For stocking stuffers to the most beautiful ham I have ever seen, we have so many options! (I don’t want to disappoint you but we have nothing for sale that flashes, beeps or needs batteries! Isn’t that a relief?) Be sure to think of us when thinking about your holiday meals and gift giving. We have all you really need! Some of our items are already in gift boxes. Who knew?

Have a great day and please think of us when planning your next two weeks! We appreciate you!

Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  Get your orders in before 8:00pm.


Just a reminder to place your orders before 8:00 this evening – don’t want to run out (sad, frowny face) of fresh food for the week (Happy, smiling face).

There is a new item listed, Hot Chocolate on a Spoon. This is fudge like chocolate topped with white chocolate chips or marshmallows, wrapped in clear plastic and ties with a cute ribbon. Perfect for a gift to yourself or someone you are thinking about. Just melt in a cup of hot milk for a delicious treat.

Holiday market hours
Due to the holidays falling on Wednesdays for the next 2 weeks. We will be open on Monday, the 23rd and Tuesday, the 30th for pick-up.

Blessings to all,
Chip and Mary Beth

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time To Order Local Food!


Good Morning everyone, it’s time to order your local food from the South Cumberland Food Hub.

We still have alot of products on the market for this time of year, so be sure to check out the whole list here:

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Have a wonderful day!

Risa