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Farmer At Your Door:  Market Open !


Miss the farmer’s market this weekend ? 35+ local vegetable choices here, starting at $1.

300+ total items…

scwisc.locallygrown.net

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order Local Food!


Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub. This week Rainbow Hill Farm has their long awaited fresh peaches on the market! Quantities will be limited so get them while you can.

We have many other new items this week as well. Be sure to peruse the whole list. Begin here:
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Risa

Auburn Locally Grown:  Auburn Locally Grown Products Available for August 8th


This week at the Auburn Locally Grown Market we have late summer vegetables, artisan breads, healthy goat dairy products, and certified organic dairy products to choose from, as well as salsa and other processed garden produce and all natural bath and beauty products. So please visit the market and choose some healthy products that will support your local organic and sustainable farmers.

Thank you for your support. See you on Thursday.

Jan Garrett, market manager

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Early August


Hi all CCLG members
Summer continues with hot days and frequent rain. While we need the rain growing anything other than Okra is very challenging.

CONGRATULATIONS go to Jeff Berman of Inverness. He entered our Facebook competition and his lucky number came up. Jeff receives a $25 market credit. Our thanks go to our volunteer, Becca Jackson for organizing that.

As the summer goes on think about changing up the salad or even easier is to try the Calamari Salad from Simply Seafood. Asian inspired flavoring.

Eggs have been short for a few weeks now. Florida Fresh Meat has made a small quantity of their eggs from pastured chickens available.

Talking of fresh meat did you notice the recall of beef this week? That is another reason to know where meat is raised and processed.

Purchasing your produce from local growers and knowing sources helps to keep you and your family safe from food borne illnesses.

Thank you for supporting our local growers.
The market is open.

Link to CCLG Market.

See you at pickup

Your CCLG team

Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  Get your orders in!


Today is the last day to order for Wednesday pick-up. Four Milke Farm just processed 2 cows so there are steaks and more ground beef available.

Off to the pasture to work!

Blessings,
Mary Beth

Princeton Farm Fresh:  The Market is Open


I am so happy to welcome Riverbend Farms to our market this week. James Elder is a grassfed beef farmer in Burna Kentucky. This week he has posted steaks, ground beef and roasts. I will be purchasing some steaks for the grill this week. What about you?

We have been invited to put up an informational booth at the Black Patch Festival on September 7th in downtown Princeton. I am looking for ideas for a children’s activity that is focused on local food. Any ideas would be appreciated!

I have been in contact with Ben Shaffer with the Homegrown by Heroes Program that the state of Kentucky is starting. It is similar to the Kentucky Grown Program that adds another marketing tool to former service members to use. Many of you know that my husband is an Army nurse who is working with the Wounded Warrior Project at Fort Campbell. Soldiers that go through this program are wounded in some way and are in transition either in finding a new Army job or in separating from the Army. I want to give these individuals another idea as to what to do when they leave the Army. I will be making a small presentation this evening – just something to get them thinking about farming as an option. Farming is hard work, but these people know how to work hard. I think that there is nothing more therapeutic than working in the soil, seeing things grow and taking care of animals who are so trusting. I don’t know if anything will come out of this presentation, but I feel a need to be involved in this Homegrown by Heroes program.
See you at the Market on Thursday!

Fields of Greens:  Back to School Market


Many kids are going back to school this week and what a better way to pre plan their healthy snacks than ordering ahead at the market each week. Means less time at the grocery store also! Over the next couple weeks I will be posting quick dinner recipes, if any of you have a recipe you would like to share please post it! As always hope you all have a great week and happy ordering. Looking forward to seeing everyone on pick up day this Thursday!

-Stephanie

Kerstens' Maple Hill Centennial Farm:  The Five Forward Farmers' Forum


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hi, Folks!

New veggies coming out of the garden now: BEANS!! We have beans. Green and Yellow.
ZUCCHINI!! Cute little things…we pick them before they are baseball bats!
CUCUMBERS!! Both salad type and pickling type. Pickling cucumbers are $.50/lb.
TOMATOES…are slowly beginning to ripen. So a few are coming in at this time, but lots more getting ready…Patience!
PEPPERS…slowly coming like the tomatoes…once they start, there should be PLENTY!
So, scroll down and browse the market section…place your order online by Tuesday evening. Or, call Ron on his cell at 715-460-1585.
CSA Members: Don’t forget, you also may order extra produce online in addition to your weekly basket if there is anything you want extra of.
All for now…Leanne, for The Five Forward Farmers

DeForest, WI:  Availability for Week of August 4


The market is Open.

Farmer Rich will have sweet corn ready this week. Price for 1/2 dozen (6 ears) is $3.00, 1 dozen (13 ears) is $5.00.

Note to CSA members: Since your punch card only works on Forest Run Farm produce please bring cash or check to pay for corn orders.

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for August 8


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

Usually when early August rolls around, I issue a warning that nearly all of the favorite summer veggies are about to be in short supply. Once it gets really hot for long stretches, many plants just shut down flower production, and without flowers, there is no fruit. So, there is often a sudden dropoff in tomatoes, beans, squash, peppers, and pretty much everything but okra. This year, though, it looks like things will keep right on going into the fall. If you’re a food preservationist, this is a great year for you. My own little garden has produced far more than it has in the last ten years, and it’s showing no sign of slowing down. I’m looking forward to eating my harvests for months to come!

In previous weeks I mentioned fundraising projects two of our member farms had undertaken. Another, Broad Acre Pastures, home of our Farmer For A Day coordinator Cathy Payne, has begun a project aimed to help them in their goal of preserving heritage animal breeds that are well adapted to farms in the US Southeast. There’s is an “flexible funding” campaign, hosted at IndieGoGo, and runs for the next month. There are some nice perks, including books, yarn, meat, and more. You can find all the details here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-save-heritage-livestock-breeds-with-broad-river-pastures.

Thanks 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

The Athens Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings at Bishop Park and Wednesday evenings downtown (see their website for info). The West Broad Farmers Market is open Tuesday afternoons as well as the first Saturday of the month (see their website for info). The Oconee Farmers Market is now open on Tuesdays 4-7pm on Main Street next to the First Christian Church along with their Saturday hours of 8am-1pm in front of the Court House in Watkinsville. The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The Royston Farmers market is Thursday mornings downtown. The Comer Farmers Market, on Madison Street downtown, is open Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm. Their Facebook page is at Facebook.com/Comerfm.

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!