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Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Tons of Eggs this Easter Weekend!


Tons of Eggs this Easter Weekend

Remember that this Online Market is ONLY open Thursday 9:00am – Monday 9:00am.

Dear Market Customer,

Eggs!

This Easter weekend, we still got TONS of chicken eggs for you to get at The Market. This is very exciting because we were short on eggs for a while, and now have plenty for everybody, so be sure to pick up your egg dozen while they last!

I also got 4 dozen duck eggs, and I know those will go quickly, so grab you some now!

Produce Boxes on Tuesday?

On another note, as I posted on my previous weblog, many of you are requesting that I offer the produce boxes on Tuesday instead of Friday.

If you would like this, please do the following:

1- Order your produce box here.

2- Please fill out this form and let me know you would like to pick-up Tuesday during market pick-up. I will do a head count, and if we reach 24 orders for Tuesday pick-up, we will make it work.

These Certified Organic Produce boxes are a great buy. Some of the variety produce you will get:

onions * potatoes * tomatoes * garlic * two or three varieties of greens (kale, chard, spinach) * berries * potatoes * broccoli * cabbage * lettuce * apples * carrots * bananas * pears * mushrooms * beets * celery * plums

Please pay for your produce boxes right after you place your order online with your credit card, or mail a check to Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Payment for this item is due immediately after order.

Click here to order you produce box now!

Field Trips and Summer Camp 2013

Rancho Alegre Farm is the best place for schools, daycare centers, play groups, and homeschool groups to enjoy an interactive and educational farming experience, including:

- A curriculum-based environmental educational talk tailored to the group that meets Georgia Performance Standards.

- Petting one of our ponies.

- Learn how our food is grown without any chemicals.

- Hay ride tour.

- And much more.

Adult field trips are welcome too! Click here to learn more about our educational field trips.

For more information on Summer Camp 2013, click here.

Augusta Locally Grown:  THE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


CONGRATS TO THE VEGGIE TRUCK TEAM:
By all accounts, the kick-off of the Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Harrisburg was a wild success! This market will be held every Tuesday, 4:30p-7p, thru the late fall. Thanks to a grant from Wholesome Wave Georgia, customers can double the value of food stamps when they purchase from local farmers at this market. Augusta Locally Grown is honored to be a partner in this endeavor, along with GRU School of Medicine, St Luke Methodist, Good Neighbor Ministries, Addersons Fresh Produce and a handful of amazing community volunteers. Hugs to those farmers who came aboard for the inaugural: Addersons Fresh Produce, JandL Farm & Stables, Shady Creek Greens and Crossed Stars Farm.

EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET ANGEL:
Biggest hugs to market volunteer Carly McClellan for her tireless efforts at the Evans Towne Farmers Market. Carly arrives in time to help farmers set up, and stays to the end to help break it all down. In between she assists with all the little things that make this weekly endeavor special. As of today, I’m calling her our “Market Angel.”

YOUTH COOKING CLASSES STARTING UP AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS: STARTS APRIL 1
Two more key volunteers have also come forward, this time to help Augusta Locally Grown teach two six-week youth cooking class at the Boys & Girls Clubs. Jason Winn and Vicki Sasser have agreed to assist in teaching the “Cooking Matters” curriculum with a local, seasonal flare. We start Monday! Big thanks to the BGC for this great opportunity.

CHICKS, DUCKLINGS, BUNNIES & ORGANICS WORKSHOP: APRIL 20
The Hobby Farmers Association of the CSRA will host a children’s workshop on taking care of “Chicks & Ducklings” on Saturday, April 20, at 11am, at Trinity on the Hill UMC, Room A004. Best parking is the lot at the corner of Monte Santo & McDowell in Augusta. A concurrent “Organic Gardening” workshop will be offered to adults. Visit their website at www.hobbyfarmersassociation.org for more information.

See y’all at the markets on Tuesday and Thursday!
Kim

Upstate Locally Grown Greenville:  Market is Open!


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Upstate Locally Grown Market
http://upstatesc.locallygrown.net/

Recipes


FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP!
Did you know, anyone who has a recipe or article published in the Harvest News is entitled to one added month of membership! Tell us about your garden, share your favorite eats with us, or even a book review. Please email your USLG content to Heidi.

Market News

WELCOME USLG CUSTOMERS

THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING!

Order today for pickup at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Clemson Montessori, 4:30-6 at Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery, and at Whole Foods Market, Wednesday 8am-7 PM

We are pleased to offer you plenty of fresh, local proteins and produce, as well as eggs from Putney Farm, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit baked goods, and much, much more.

Have your ordered greens from Spurgeon Farms lately? Not only are these fresh collards and kale tender and delicious, they are chopped and packaged in a gallon bag. That means all you have to do is rinse and cook. Better than the grocery store on every level! Click on vegetables for this and other great winter produce offerings.

Upstate Locally Grown donates a portion of our sales to Broken Wing Farm, a non-profit dedicated to training autistic young men in farming practices. More about this in future newsletters.
Clemson Locally Grown donates 3 percent of our order profits to Clemson Montessori School, in return for use of their school parking lot as a drop-off location. We also appreciate the helpful hands of CMS market volunteers. Feel free to lend your hands, if you have a moment to do so.

Donna’s Corner

We at Upstate Locally Grown strive to find you the freshest, greenest, and most alive foods available anywhere! They are picked fresh for you at the very peak of their ripeness, cooled, and shuttled to you in our little white veggie-van, always in coolers to preserve the vibrancy, crispness, and nutrition. We are what we eat, and we produce live cells from living foods!

The milk that we bring to you is from the latest and freshest batch, the greens were in the field earlier that day, and the eggs are always freshly laid! What more can you ask, than for the grower to go out and pick/pull, gather, and harvest just for you, and send it quickly on to your kitchen?

Please tell your friends about us, and ask them to mention that you sent us. You will receive 10% off your order when your friend writes a note on their order that you sent them!

We appreciate Clemson Montessori School for allowing us to host our drop-off in their shady parking lot!

Donna and Lenard, Heidi, and the whole gang of Market helpers.

McColloms Market:  April FFFN Order


Hi Everyone:

The Order is now open until Monday at 5 pm. The pick up will be next Wed., April 3rd from 5 pm to 7 pm at 103 Helen St., Saranac Lake. My cell phone is: 518-418-9236 if you need to reach me that day.

Here’s the link to the market: http://mccollomsmarketsl.locallygrown.net/
I’m also going to attach the product listing.

Cheers,

Melinda

McColloms Market:  April FFFN Order is Open


Hi Everyone:

The Order is now open until Monday at 5 pm. The pick up will be next Wed., April 3rd from 5 pm to 7 pm at 103 Helen St., Saranac Lake. My cell phone is: 518-418-9236 if you need to reach me that day.

Here’s the link to the market: http://mccollomsmarketsl.locallygrown.net/
I’m also going to attach the product listing.

Cheers,

Melinda

Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 4pm! Bring Glass Jars, please.


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Clemson SC:  Harvest News: Thursday, March 28-Monday, April 1, 2013


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Clemson Locally Grown Market
http://clemson.locallygrown.net/

Recipes


FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP!
Did you know, anyone who has a recipe or article published in the Harvest News is entitled to one added month of membership! Tell us about your garden, share your favorite eats with us, or even a book review. Please email your CLG content to Heidi.

Market News

WELCOME CLEMSON USLG CUSTOMERS

THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING!

Order today for pickup at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Clemson Montessori.

We are pleased to offer you plenty of fresh, local proteins and produce, as well as eggs from Putney Farm, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit baked goods, and much, much more.

Have your ordered greens from Spurgeon Farms lately? Not only are these fresh collards and kale tender and delicious, they are chopped and packaged in a gallon bag. That means all you have to do is rinse and cook. Better than the grocery store on every level! Click on vegetables for this and other great winter produce offerings.

We thank you for registering at Clemson Locally Grown Please encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join you.

Clemson Locally Grown donates 3 percent of our order profits to Clemson Montessori School, in return for use of their school parking lot as a drop-off location. We also appreciate the helpful hands of CMS market volunteers. Feel free to lend your hands, if you have a moment to do so.

Donna’s Corner

We at Upstate Locally Grown strive to find you the freshest, greenest, and most alive foods available anywhere! They are picked fresh for you at the very peak of their ripeness, cooled, and shuttled to you in our little white veggie-van, always in coolers to preserve the vibrancy, crispness, and nutrition. We are what we eat, and we produce live cells from living foods!

The milk that we bring to you is from the latest and freshest batch, the greens were in the field earlier that day, and the eggs are always freshly laid! What more can you ask, than for the grower to go out and pick/pull, gather, and harvest just for you, and send it quickly on to your kitchen?

Please tell your friends about us, and ask them to mention that you sent us. You will receive 10% off your order when your friend writes a note on their order that you sent them! 

We appreciate Clemson Montessori School for allowing us to host our drop-off in their shady parking lot!

Donna and Lenard, Heidi, and the whole gang of Market helpers.

Champaign, OH:  Back again!


Hello friends and thank you for a great market tonight! The market is open again to serve you! Enjoy your evening and just be sure to tell your friends about us. Order by Tuesday evening and know we appreciate you!

GFM :  It's that time again!


We are now open for another week of ordering! Spring cannot be too far off! Plants will soon be available to buy from our farmers! I’m so looking forward to seeing what others have!

Enjoy the wonderful weekend we have ahead of us, and have a very wonderful Easter Weekend.

Local Farms First:  The Market is Open! How about an April Pumpkin Pie?



Greetings local food lovers!

The Market is Open!

Even though Halloween is a couple of seasons out, we’ve got pumpkins on the market this week from Holy Terror Farm!

Simply roast in the oven at 350 for about 1.5 hours, scoop out & puree the flesh and use the pumpkin puree in any of the following delicious dishes:
-Pumpkin swirl brownies
-Pumpkin soup…served in a pumpkin bowl!
-Pumpkin, sage & brown butter ravioli (tip: use wonton wrappers for speedier assembly)

BONUS! Collect, rinse and toast the pumpkin seeds for a healthy snack or salad topper!

And final reminder, if you haven’t already, please vote on Facebook for Local Farms First to receive a $5000 grant for training & outreach!

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Maya Silver
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
970-641-7682
click here to start shopping on the website:
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com