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Citrus County Locally Grown:  Veggies & Last Minute Items


MARKET UPDATE

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Market Closes Wednesday


******** GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS *********

CCLG GIFT CERTIFICATES
Any value from $10 – $100
Share healthy produce and proteins with family and friends Click here for Certificate.


TINA’S GARDEN
Our handcrafted soap bars are created just for you!
Our high quality ingredients include vegetable-based oils, butters, clays and other skin loving products.
Check out our fragrances, Rosemary, Apple Cobbler, Oak Moss and Amber, Ocean Mist, Vanilla & Patchouli, and for that man in your life “Mountain Man” blended fragrances include, Japanese Grapefruit and Bergamot. Details of all our soaps can be seen here.Click here for Bath & Beauty.


== THIS WEEK ==

RED WAGON PRODUCE
Is on market this week with a reduced range of organic produce.
April’s husband Gil is still in hospital, his condition is improving.

3ROCK FARM
Aminos Pepitas (pumpkin seeds), EGGS. ,
Maple Nuts, Granola and Olive Trees!


ARBOR TRAILS
See our lettuce, Kale, Bok Choy Micro Greens
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BUSH BOYS BEEHIVES
We have a limited quantity of ORANGE BLOSSOM Honey. We took our hives South. Quantity is small so get it while it is here.
Wild Brazilian Pepper Honey is in good supply. Check out all our varieties


FLORIDA FRESH MEAT
Introducing Beef & Chicken Bone Broth in Pint and Quart sizes
Boneless Chicken Thighs in 2 & 3 Pack
Whole Chicken Breast W/Wings
BEEF: Steaks, Ribs, Hamburger, Steak Hot Dogs and Knockwurst.
Link to Beef.
PORK: Chops, Ribs and Sausages
Link to Pork.
CHICKEN: Whole Chicken, Breast Quarters and Wings.
Link to Chicken.


HIDDEN DREAMS FARM
Goat Milk, Yogurt and Cheeses (please order cheese by Monday night)
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SANDHILL FARMS
Link to COW A1 & A2 MILK. & YOGURT too
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SNOW’S COUNTRY MARKET
A Full selection of (CGV) produce.
Not all Fruits and Vegetable absorb Chemicals, Check out EWG Clean 15.


THIRD DAY CREATIONS -
Young Living Essential Oils are the industries purest oils.These oils are 100 Percent pure from seed to seal.


TINA’S GARDEN
Nourishing, all natural soap and organic oil blends make a great gift for yourself and others.
All of our homemade soaps and oil blends are made from pure essential oils.

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Enjoy browsing the products from the comfort of your own home.
Delivery to your home is available in most areas. Just $8.00
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THE MARKET IS OPEN

Click on the text below to go to the Market.
www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open - December 18


Christmas is nearly here, and that means good things to eat and gifts! The growers at Foothills Market can help you with your last-minute preparations.

For the good things to eat, we have several great options:

  • locally-grown, naturally-cured ham (see the recipe section for a new twist on the traditional Christmas ham)
  • locally-grown beef
  • fresh vegetables, including salad mix and Brussels sprouts (quantity is limited, so order early!)
  • baked goodies ranging from cookies for your Christmas party to breads or muffins perfect for Christmas morning

We also have several good options if you are looking for a last-minute gift. How about making up a gift basket of unusual sweet spreads with Kumquat Marmalade and Purple Hull Pea Jelly? Or maybe there’s a reader on your Christmas list who would appreciate historical fiction with a link to the Arkansas River Valley.

Check out the market, fill your cart with Christmas goodies, and click the “Place your order” button. Our elves – er, growers – will put your orders together, and you can pick them up on Friday between 4-6, just in time for Christmas!

We at Foothills Market wish all of you Happy Holidays!

Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  Online Market is Open Now


Lots of fresh, local produce available this week. Order now through tomorrow at 7 pm and pick up Thursday from 4-6 pm in downtown Winnsboro.

Debra Aaron, Manager
903.629.3332 (home office land line)
312.307.0114 (iPhone with no service at home office)

Miami County Locally Grown:  Weblog Entry


I was told on Wednesday the Food Council decided not to renew my contract as market manager. To say I was disappointed would be a gross understatement.

For 20 months I have donated a massive amount of time from my family and business to help this market and it’s vendors succeed. As my husband and I chose to leave other careers and dedicate our livelihood to growing clean food, there is no one who believes more strongly in the necessity of a vibrant Local Food community, and the potential impact Local Food could make on our hometown economies with this market structure, unsurpassed in convenience for both customer and vendor alike.

Yet the most discouraging thing over the past 20 months was being told at the last Food Council meeting it was not possible for this to be a “team effort”, as I intended, because that’s simply not how society is these days. It’s too much for me to expect 30 adults to come together in sharing the workload and equally promoting a market of which they’re all a part? Running through my head was my favorite Christmas song… “And in despair I bowed my head – there is no peace on earth, I said. For hate is strong, and mocks the song of Peace on Earth, Goodwill to men”. I honestly thought, that with their attitude, I should never have taken this job, promoting so many others when I “should” have been home doing what was in our own best interest.

But as I reflect upon my time as manager, and particularly the enthusiasm and encouragement from so many customers and vendors, I choose to believe those naysayers cannot be correct. There have been too many good people who’ve helped us get our start, who truly had every reason to turn us away…

The Market Managers at the Virtual Market in Champaign County could not have been more encouraging. Insightful and honest, they wanted to see us succeed, and were willing to do whatever they could to assist us in getting off the ground. Their advice and example are so dear to me, as they proved it need not be a competition, but rather a healthy, friendly relationship for the good of all.

The FUMC and First Place community are a shining example of Christian fellowship. They had no reason to be so generous or so kind to us, yet I couldn’t have asked to meet or work with a more wonderful group of folks. From the office manager to the building manager, the First Place Board to the Food Pantry directors, I don’t know how to adequately express my gratitude.

Nurturing a positive relationship with Miami County Public Health was vastly important to me, and I am indebted to Shane Snapp for his willingness to work with our uniquely difficult market structure. Following the rules and staying above board is not easy, but Shane was always patient and helpful. I can’t thank him enough.

And to the customers who have become such a happy part of my life, you can’t know how much I look forward to your Tuesday visits. Your energy and support is inspiring – you’ve been a joy to work for, and you’ve made it all worthwhile.

I loved this market… the customers and vendors, the structure and this community we were building. I wish everyone a most Blessed Christmas, and a Happy, Healthy 2018.

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for December 21


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

Winter officially starts this week, and so the days will start getting longer once again. There are plenty of other holidays these next few weeks, of course, and Athens Locally Grown will remain open through all of them. Some of our growers are taking time off to slow down and recharge, but we’ll be here for those who have food to offer you, and we’ll be here with our regular hours for you to get it from them. Those of you who are travelling for holidays, safe travels and we’ll see you when you return!

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

Most other area markets are starting to close down for the season or move to winter hours. The Athens Farmers Market has closed for the season. They’ll return in April, and you can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is up and running, Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, and you can find out more here: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on winter hours now on Saturdays from 1-4pm. Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. You can learn all about them here: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com. If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

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!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest Holiday News!


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!

This will be the LAST DELIVERY before Christmas and New Years!
Next delivery will be on January 10th, 2018!!

Plan now for the holiday festivities!!

Cheese Plates! The Bloomy Rind has an amazing selection of festive cheeses and cured meats, plus a chutney selection great as stocking stuffers!

Speaking of Stocking Stuffers! (And did we mention Hostess Gifts!?) Fresh Harvest Gift Certificates are Back! Buy one for friends and family, and get them started on the path of good, local, and convenient, food!

Meat for all those holiday dinners! We’ve got Goose, Duck, Katahdin Lamb, large roasting chickens, and a Christmas Special on dry aged beef tenderloin from Bear Creek Farm – something for everyone and every occasion! And don’t forget about breakfasts and brunch, with all the sausages and bacon!

More Stocking Stuffers! We’ve got Pepper Jelly from Wedge Oak Farm, local honey and honey lip balm from Tru-Bee Honey, organic coffee from Nashville’s original coffee roaster Bongo Java, anything from The Bloomy Rind, and don’t forget about those FRESH HARVEST GIFT CERTIFICATES!!

Our SOCK DRIVE was a huge success! THANK YOU, dear customers, for your support and generous hearts! We still have one more delivery to go, so if you would still like to contribute some new or gently used socks for The Nashville Rescue Mission, you can bring them by on Wednesday!

Thanks again for all your support, and we 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!

Greener Acres Farm:  Last Week for Ordering in 2017


Last Week for Ordering in 2017

Friendly reminder that this is the last week to order from the online market for the 2017 season. It is not too late to order for Christmas, as we will be delivering on Friday, December 22. Lot’s of great Christmas gift ideas are available.

We will be closed from Saturday, December 23 through January 6. We will reopen the market after our break on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Yalaha, FL:  Getting ready for the Holidays


Order now through Dec 21st for Dec 23rd pickup.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up!

If you want to be a raw milk customer and want a different pick up day, send me a message because we can adjust the weekly schedule for Milk.

Send me a message if you are interested in Getting Channel Catfish. We have Goat Available too.

If you have any particular requests, let me know I’m happy to grow to order.

Sign in to order. https://yalaha.locallygrown.net/market

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy. Remember you need to check out before your order will be placed.
Remember to let me know when you want to pick up on Sat or maybe even Friday late afternoon or on Sunday. (If I don’t send you an e-mail confirmation of your order and pick up time, please make sure you checked out and completed your order.)

Heritage Farm :  Weblog Entry


*Market closes at 8pm tonight for Wednesday delivery. LAST WEEK TO STOCK UP BEFORE NEW YEARS!!!!

*Online store order here>>> The Whole Shebang

*CSA update and look ahead:
We will deliver veggie CSA to all members this week. Summer Fall Meat CSA is complete. Winter Meat CSA starts right after Christmas!!
Broccoli
Onions
Chard
Cabbage
Radishes
Kale
Kohlrabi

*Christmas and New Years Hams deliver Saturday for all customers. Please look at the Saturday drop sites and let us know where you would like to pick up.

*Christmas and New Year Boston Butts now available pre-cooked for delivery on 12/23.Order here>>>> Pork

*We have about 30 turkeys that are going to be processed in January. They are on sale now for pre-order for delivery at the end of January. Order here>>>> Turkeys

Early bird spring CSA’s and farm shares are on sale now…Early Bird sale ends 12/31! Order here>>>> CSA’s and Farm Shares

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised,beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm
770-377-5380

www.heritage-farm.net

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

Dawson Local Harvest:  Thinking of the Holidays


Dawson Local Harvest for Dec. 22nd

Thinking of the Holidays

HI GUYS!, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Can you believe it? We’re just a week away from Christmas! So, a couple of thoughts here. First of all, this Friday’s market will be the last Market for 2017! That means you need to double up or stock up on Meats, Breads, Desserts for the Holidays, Dips, Pasta salad, Cheese Logs, Garlic Dill Pickles, and other Holiday dinner and entertaining items.

Second, if you are looking for great (and inexpensive) gifts for co-workers, teachers, dance or judo instructors, the postlady, or the brother-in-law you have to pretend you like, MY DAILY BREAD has amazing Dessert Breads like Organic Apple, Chocolate Zucchini, and Banana Walnut, Cheesecake Brownies, and Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies. And if you’re looking for something that travels, consider their Hot Pepper Peach Jam, Muscadine Jelly, or Fig Preserves, all made with organic fruit. There’s pretty much something for everyone, so save yourself some time and money for a wonderful gift that will truly ne enjoyed!

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Best thoughts for you and yours this season!

Alan Vining
Market Manager