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Melody Lane Co-op:  April 1, 2013 - This Week

The Market is open every week from Saturday morning until until Tuesday evening.
Place your order by 7:00pm Tuesday for pick up the following Thursday.


I was so wrapped up in the big meat delivery this weekend I forgot to send out the weekly email. Sorry! There is not much new to share this week so I will keep it short.

A new grower/producer has joined the co-op. Good Shepherd Herbals provides herbal teas, salves, and syrups that strenghthen and heal the body. You can find out more at and look for their items in The Market in the coming weeks.

Our workshop on Fermented Vegetables is this Thursday and it seems to be very popular. It’s going to be a packed house! If you are planning on coming please RSVP as soon as possible so I can make sure to get enough supplies for everyone. Also, I have added two more workshop/demonstrations to the schedule, however they are not up on the Facebook page yet. The topics are sourdough breads and canning foods. They will both be held at my house, as usual, but will be taught by other members of the co-op. If you have a topic to share that you think may benefit others, please let me know and I will be happy to host it in my kitchen.

Have a great week!


Visit our events page on facebook to RSVP for upcoming workshops and events.

April 4Workshop: Fermented Vegetables
April 18- Demonstration: Sourdough Bread – presented by Deb Joswick
May 2 -Workshop: Canning (vegetables, meat, and juice) – presented by Brandon Follett
May 10 – Carlton Farm Tour

If you know of any other farms to tour or have an idea for a workshop please let me know!


Sandra Walker
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator


Conway, AR:  Weblog Entry

Dear Conway Locally Grown Community,

The market is open! I apologize for not reminding everyone yesterday. Go to to place your order. Single click the checkout button when you are finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order is placed.

Tomorrow’s market closure reminder will include some information about upcoming events, so be sure to check it out.

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather the last two days and I hope everyone is prepared for the cold rain we’re about to get!

Best regards,
Gabe Levin
Market Manager

McColloms Market:  April FFFN Order

Hi All:

The Order is now closed. Pick up will be on Wed. from 5-7 pm at 103 Helen. Call my cell phone (518) 418-9236 if you’re going to be delayed and/or can’t make it for some reason.

Thanks much.


The Wednesday Market:  Don't Forget to Place Your Order!

We hope that everyone had a great Easter weekend. Welcome to a new week – one that finally feels like Spring!

If you have not yet placed your order for The Wednesday Market, this is a reminder that you still have time to do so. Log on to The system will accept orders until 10 tonight.

Please remember to pick up your orders between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. If you are having an emergency, please let us know. We understand that sometimes emergencies arise that no one has control over, and for those situations, we extend our peace and grace.

We appreciate the busy lifestyles of our customers, and we know that sometimes, remembering to pick up your order may slip your minds. On such occasions, the market managers will call you with a friendly reminder that your order needs to be picked up. We just don’t want the beautiful, fresh, healthy products you ordered languishing at the market! Please help us keep our market working efficiently!

Thank you for supporting local agriculture.

Your Sunshine Girls – Anna, Brenda, Sharon, Irma and Beverly

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteers

Thank you to Karen Schuman and Doc Jody! They are this week’s pick-up day volunteers.

We have volunteer opportunities for the following pick-up days. They are all 1-3:30 slots.

April 19
May 3
May 17

To check out our calendar on VolunteerSpot and sign up, please visit:

If you have any questions or prefer to contact me directly, my email is


-Karen Harbut
Volunteer Coordinator

Champaign, OH:  Sorry to bother but...

Did you know there were fantastic recipes on our market website? They are even sorted by what is in season! Head on over to to see the great maple syrup recipes currently in the peak of freshness! You will be amazed at what you can make at home! Vendors are always encouraged to add more recipes so stop back often throughout the growing season!

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm Easter Week Mar 31 2013

Beef roasts and steaks will be offered at 10% discount this week, I have to chuckle, the best cuts are the last to go! Not like theater seats or church!

There was a rush for spinach last week, so not much regrowth yet. Maybe a couple of order only.

Chard, mizuna, arugula, claytonia and mixed greens are available.

Lots of eggs, will offer a special this week: buy three, get one dozen free. Works out to $4.10 and $4.90(XL) a dozen.

Thanks for the recyclables, but no one has any square plastic milk crates kicking around? They make great nest boxes for the chickens.

Well I thought March was the start of spring: but this year climate upset foiled us. See this article with map for why global warming is most likely to blame:

Are you paying attention to the Enbridge dilbit pipeline debate – the local line through Flamborough-Dundas being reversed to carry Alberta’s sinful crude. Read this about a pipeline break in Arkansas on Apr 1st.
Not a joke: on Friday, an Exxon pipeline carrying crude oil from the tar sands region of Alberta leaked about 10,000 barrels of corroding, low-quality crude oil into an Arkansas town — Exxon cleanup crews are trying to keep the oil from reaching Lake Conway, a popular game-fishing spot, through storm drains. Exxon Mobil said that fumes from the oil spill posed a risk in “high pooling areas,” where oil could be seen on the ground and where crews were working with safety equipment. …

The Arkansas incident also comes just a few days after a Canadian Pacific Railroad train carrying oil sands crude — a mixture of heavy bitumen and lighter dilutents — from Alberta to Chicago derailed near Parkers Prairie, Minn., spilling about 357 barrels. The full story is carried in the Washington Post complete with pictures of the 22 homes that had to be evacuated. Ever seen a backyard flooded with oil?

Also advance notice on upcoming events of interest to locavores:
April 6th, Small Animal Auction, Rockton Fairgrounds 10am to noon. Great outing for kids and adults alike. See lots of critters, maybe come home with a chicken?!
May 4th; Intensive workshop on Raising Heritage Poultry, Rockton Fairgrounds. $50 for the day. Covering breeding, housing, feeding, health and processing.
Cheque to Flamborough Fur and Feather Fanciers, c/o Old 99 Farm, 1580 Old Hwy 99 Dundas L9H 5E3
June 22, Strawberry Solstice Old 99 Farm. Potluck Social for Locallygrown and cowshare members.

Champaign, OH:  BYOB Thursday!

I bet you thought that was going to be “bring your own bunny” but really it is your market bag! We’re streamlining your shopping experience and are heading to zero-waste! Please help us reach that goal by bringing your own bag to market pickup! I know we have provided ones in the past, but we are growing up and need to discontinue the waste they were causing. Thank you also for checking your order at pickup! All of this is an effort to reduce the work by market volunteers and optimize the process! We appreciate your help on this and will see you Thursday! ! !

Champaign, OH:  Are you ok?

Hello market shoppers! I have yet to hear from many of our regulars and hoping you are all ok! I know you might have too many leftovers in the refrigerator but please remember we are here to serve you and time is running out to shop this week. The market closes tomorrow evening at 8 pm. We miss you and hope you didn’t get packed away with the Easter decorations or left town with Mr. Bun E. Rabbit! Come on over at and see us!

CAFE:  April FooDs Day!


April Foods Day!

As you flip your calendar and look out upon the perfect spring day we have been blessed with, get ready for a food event-packed month, starting with the second early-season First Friday Farmers Market at Patrick Square this coming Friday, April 5., and you still have a couple of hours to order on CAFÉ today:

Information about Friday’s Market:

David Stevenson, Guitar Professor at Clemson University, will perform live from 4 pm – 6 pm. David will be performing classical guitar pieces as well as pop and rock arrangements and he will have two CD’s of his original pieces for solo guitar available for purchase.

April Featured Vendor: Friends at the Farm and Catering – Townville, SC
Val Lowe and Katie Tillman
will bring their cooking trailer for cooking demonstrations. Shoppers can also enjoy food sampling and purchase specialty food items and pottery.

2013 Market Partners are the City of Clemson, Patrick Square, and the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce.

Come enjoy First Friday at the Clemson Farmers Market and get your weekend off to a great start! For vendor information, Market schedule, and directions visit


Appalachian Organics – Pickens
Organic gardening products
Black Fence Farm – Anderson
Heirloom vegetables, fruit, and herbs
Carolina Parakeet – Anderson
Loose Teas
Country Craft Gourds – Hendersonville
Unique handmade gourd crafts
Crafts, Needles and Threads – Pendleton
Crafts, hand-sewn items, and jewelry
Crescent Moon Farm – Westminster
Goat’s milk, cheese, and soap
Douglas’ Japanese Maples – Easley
Trees and plants
Friends Farm and Catering *– Townville
Produce, specialty food items, and pottery
Goodlife Garden – Liberty
Produce, herbs, and eggs
Green Hills Jewelry and Crafts – Anderson
Handcrafted jewelry, candles, and embroidered bags & wallhangings
Hanging by a Thread – Seneca
Hand-crocheted items
Henson’s Farm – Marietta
Plants and Jerusalem artichokes
*Loose Stone Farm – Central / Clemson Area Food Exchange

Produce, herbs, and nature-based arts & crafts as well as the potential full range of products on the CAFÉ market (often coffee and milled goods)
Mockingbird Mountain Jams and Salsas – Salem
Jams, salsas, and handmade crafts
Relay for Life of Pendleton/Clemson – Clemson
Handmade arts & crafts
SAFE – Salem
Handmade jewelry
Sweet Song Bird Houses and Bible Bug Creations – Anderson
Guitar bird houses, Bible Bug prints cards, and bookmarks
Upcycled Stuff – Greer
Bird and butterfly feeders, garden art, small home accessories, jewelry,
and pet beds & toys
The Happy Berry, Six Mile
Blueberries, Blackberries, Jams & Preserves, Eggs, Plants
The Village Baker, Pendleton
Artisan Breads, Desserts, Cookies, Pastries
Walker Century Farms – Anderson
Grass-fed finished beef and pastured pork products

Eat well and stay well! Lance