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Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Maple Syrup Group buy & Collagen


I just got back in town and wanted to thank everyone for your patience with the market being closed last week. The market will be open this weekend for online ordering!!

We will have our Maple Syrup (Grade B) yearly Group buy. Also, we will take orders for Great Lakes Collagen/Gelatin. I’m delaying the VitalChoice seafood group buy for 2 weeks.

More details in the newsletter I will send tomorrow.

Thank you,
Nora

The Cumming Harvest:  Market Closes Soon


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order

Holly Springs Harvest:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Thursday April 12, 2018 01:24 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, week of Apr 9 2018


Late reminder to you this week.

There are lots of greens, very delicious green chard (very similiar to spinach), rainbow chard, and Red Russian Kale are the most bountiful so I’m offering a two for one special. It freezes well, if you’re making smoothies and worry it won’t last till next time you come. Also several lettuces, including live in pots. First radishes, claytonia and rhubarb now available.

I have excellent active compost ammended with microbes and minerals. $3/bushel (35L) or $60 a cubic yard (22 bu in a cu yd). Bring your own containers or trailer.

Don’t forget beef and chicken, pastured and grass fed (well, not the chicken so much!)

I hope you’re paying attention to Kinder Morgan pipeline protests: it really has the potential to shift the conversation to ‘do whatever it takes’ to protect ourselves and our children from runaway climate disruption. See my facebook page for best articles.

Healthy eating

Foothills Market:  Reminder - The Market Closes at Noon


Foothills Market is open until noon today. Remember to shop the market for fresh, locally-grown produce and meats. We’ll have it ready for you tomorrow.

Eat something fresh this week!

Yalaha, FL:  Kale on Sale, Still time to order this week


I just put the big bags of Crinkly Green Kale on Sale, we have lots of it now, time to stock up before the summer heat sets in and wipes it out.

We rip out the stem and wash the leaves, dry them and put them in large bags (all fluffed up) in the freezer. Once they are frozen we can crunch them all up to take up less space. Then it is perfect for scooping into your smoothie cup for green smoothie drinks. I keep almost all my smoothie ingredients in the freezer and make up 7 cups at a time, then all I need to do most mornings is pull out the cup, add the liquid and powder and blend it up.

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for April 18th pickup!


Good evening!

The outdoor market opens in four weeks and two days! We can’t wait to be outside! The online market will remain open all year! Now that’s called a win win! The online market is open and ready for you to place your order.

Thanks to all those who came out for the vendor meeting. It’s going to be a great season!

Thank you for all of your generous donations to the Market. To date, we have raised $820.00!

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you all so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Miami County Locally Grown:  Chez Nous Farm needs your help!


Caroline McColloch of Chez Nous Farm in Piqua has quite a story to share…

She has been working hard the past five years on the farm she inherited from her grandparents. It’s been an uphill battle improving the existing infrastructure, converting row crop farmland into permanent wildlife and pollinator habitat, removing honeysuckle, bringing honeybees and cover crops to her land…

And after building her business plan and attending various marketing, production, and business management workshops/classes for beginning farmers, Caroline is ready to undertake her newest project – organic red raspberry production in a 30×96 ft high tunnel for season extension!

And now it gets even more interesting! Caroline has turned to KIVA, an international 501c3 organization for crowd-sourcing microloans to farmers, artisans, entrepreneurs… and folks like Caroline, where 100% of every dollar lent on KIVA goes to funding loans. Their mission is to connect people thru lending to alleviate poverty, and they help borrowers fund projects as varied as starting or expanding a business, going to school, accessing clean water and energy – a matter of survival for some, and the fuel for a life-long ambition for others!

Here’s how it works – Caroline finds 15 people each willing to LOAN her $25 for her project – and if she meets her requirement of 15 loans for operating capital, KIVA will open her project up to their global platform for the remaining $2,000 necessary for the completion of her project!

These are not donations, folks – she simply needs 7 more people to loan her $25 thru the following KIVA link, www.kiva.org/lend/1487837!

You can click on that link to read more of her story and of the program – but the deadline to join her current lenders and help her project come to fruition is NEXT WED April 18th at 3pm!!

Repayments begin 6 months after the loan capital is dispersed. Lenders use a credit card thru paypal on the site – it’s very simple, fascinating, and wothwhile!

www.kiva.org/lend/1487837

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is OPEN for ordering!Maple Syrup group buy this weekend


ORDERING:
The market is now open for ordering!

Group buys for Maple Syrup (grade B), Collagen/Gelatin (Grass Fed) this weekend. Carrell Farms pasture raised meats are on this week

Click link to order: suwanee.locallygrown.net

If you do NOT receive a confirmation email immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete. All orders must be placed by 6pm on Sunday.

PICK UP:
Pick up is on ***WEDNESDAY*** at 1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 1104, Suwanee at Cultured Traditions from 1 pm to 6:30 pm.

PAYMENT:
We take checks, cash, DWOLLA, PayPal, and credit cards online.

To pay by credit card click Pay Now button at the bottom of the check out page. I don’t run credit cards until after pick up on Wednesdays.

If paying by DWOLLA or PayPal, please pay on time. I pay our vendors on your behalf before you pick up so I need all payments initiated by Wednesdays.

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Reminder


Good morning!

Don’t forget to place your orders on the market before noon. Please sign up to volunteer at the Arkansas Made Arkansas Proud event this Saturday! We have two hour shifts available from 11-1 (there are delicious food vendors there!), 1-3, 3-5, and 5-7. Each volunteer receives credit or membership for their account, and you get free access to the event to check everything out!

Best,

Program & Market Manager
Claire Admire