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Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest Link


www.freshharvest.locallygrown.net

Hopefully, that corrects my error.

Yalaha, FL:  Produce Available


Tis the season for Lettuce Here. Watercress as well as Celery and many other things.

Order now through 5 pm Thursday March 21st for Friday March 23rd or Saturday March 24th Pickup, (or contact me if you want a different day, we do have some flexibility.) Again this week Friday may be best or early Sat Morning.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up!

Calendula flowers are available (let me know if I should add them to the market) Eddible and/or medicinal. I haven’t done pictures to make the listing but they are Bright Orange.

Let me know if you are interested in getting fresh cultures for Kombucha, Milk Kefir, or Water Kefir. My Kefir grains especially have been growing fast. The Kombucha scoby is a little slower about it.

Please let me know what micro greens or shoots you are interested in and I can start growing enough to make them available (most take less than 2 weeks.)
Also, if you want me to list super foods like Purslane, let me know, I have it volunteering wild here and I also have nettles this season.

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 set the number and click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy (it is the little picture right next to the quantity box.) 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.)

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for March 128


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.

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If you got a Spring Break last week, I hope you had a good one! Me, I’ve got a regular 9-5, and stayed in town and enjoyed the quiet for most of the week. Still managed to get away for the weekend and enjoy camping at Black Rock Mountain State Park on their opening weekend (I’m writing this from campsite #31). It’s been mighty cold up here on the mountain, but it was still nice to get away for a few days. Spring officially starts this week, and hopefully the deep freezes are behind us. We’ve got another month until our average last frost day (two months for some of our outlying growers), so we’ll no doubt see some cold nights — possibly even some light frost in town later this week. Frosts are one thing, but deep freezes are much harder on our growers and the plants they’re cultivating.

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

The many other area markets are starting to return! The Athens Farmers Market starts on Saturdays this coming week, and Wednesday a couple weeks after. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is closed for the season, and you can watch for their return 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!

The Wednesday Market:  Don't Forget to Order!


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Check the website for this week’s product listings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Enjoy your evening, and we’ll see you at the Market!

Thanks,

Beverly

Foothills Market:  No Market This Week


Foothills Market is closed this week to give our farmers spring break (read: a chance to focus on getting the gardens in!). We’ll be back next week with your fresh, local foods.

RAF Buying Clubs :  Time to Order!


Good afternoon!

Another Buying Club week is upon us!

Head over to

buyingclubs.locallygrown.net

to view our wonderful selection of locally grown and produced foods.

We are also continuing our Buy 1 Get 1 FREE special on Chicken Backs!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Our favorite Phil is Famous!


Who else but our very own Phil O’Buehler would be driving the tractor his father bought back in 1954 in the McCartyville St Patrick’s Day Parade yesterday?! And of course it’s GREEN – the first diesel John Deere!!

Check out our Facebook page for some great pictures (thanks go out to his wife Joan!!) of our favorite pork producer having a high time – and thank goodness it was clear blue skies instead of these incredible “I think this is more than flurries” flurries!

I’ve never dreamt of a white St Patrick’s Day – but wishing you all a Happy Day regardless ;-)

And be sure to check out all the Buehler family Specials on the Market this week! We’re open til 8pm!

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net

www.facebook.com/miamicountylocallygrown

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for March 17th


Hello!
I’m opening the Market early today because we are attending The Book of Mormon which starts in a few minutes.

The plan is for Fresh Harvest to offer a wide variety of veggie/herb plants in 4” pots this spring. I’m planting about a dozen different varieties of tomatoes (heirloom, hybrid, cherry, paste). We should also have peppers, several types of basil and a few other plants to make available to you. With anything that I grow, I won’t believe it until I see it. I’ll keep you posted as to when to expect the plants to be ready. If there’s a veggie/herb/flower that you would like us to start, please let us know. I can’t promise that we can do it, but we’ll try.

It won’t be long before we are loaded with veggies, but this isn’t the week. My potato seeds are due to arrive this Wednesday and with a little luck we might be able to plant them this week.

Henosis has added 3 new items that sound rather tasty – Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Risotto and Sweet Potato Biscuits. All are found in the Vegetable Category.

In the Cheese category, Bloomy Rind has a great variety of cheeses and other specialty items.

We have plenty of eggs, granola, honey, and coffee.

With daylight savings time having arrived, pick up will be under the trees unless there is bad weather.

If an item sells out, be sure to write in the Comment section what you would like if more becomes available.

The Hemp Honey has been added to the Market page. If you would like to learn more about CBD, here is a link: https://intellicbd.com/
TruBee’s Hemp Honey is 100% pure raw honey with full spectrum hemp extract. Serving size: 1/2 tsp, 24 servings in a jar

Deliveries will continue to be every other week. The next delivery will be Wednesday, April 3rd. You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes


Thick-Cut Sweet Potato Fries

1/2 cup cornstarch
Kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch-thick wedges, wedges cut in half crosswise
3 cups peanut oil

1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 200 degrees. Set wire rack in rimmed baking sheet. Whisk cornstarch and 1/2 cup cold water together in large bowl. 2. Bring 2 quarts water, 1/4 cup salt, and baking soda to boil in Dutch oven. Add potatoes and return to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until exteriors turn slightly mushy (centers will remain firm), 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk cornstarch slurry to recombine. Using wire skimmer or slotted spoon, transfer potatoes to bowl with slurry. 3. Using rubber spatula, fold potatoes with slurry until slurry turns light orange, thickens to paste, and clings to potatoes. 4. Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat to 325 degrees. Using tongs, carefully add one third of potatoes to oil, making sure that potatoes aren’t touching one another. Fry until crispy and lightly browned, 7 to 10 minutes, using tongs to flip potatoes halfway through frying (adjust heat as necessary to maintain oil temperature between 280 and 300 degrees). Using wire skimmer or slotted spoon, transfer fries to prepared wire rack (fries that stick together can be separated with tongs or forks). Season with salt to taste and transfer to oven to keep warm. Return oil to 325 degrees and repeat in 2 more batches with remaining potatoes. Serve immediately.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Spinach, Cheese, Pork, Plants!


Good afternoon!

Spring has sprung! I’m getting excellent reports from our growers about early crops ready to be harvested. Spinach, onions, asparagus, lettuce, radishes, turnips, etc. The mild winter and abundant rain means lots of local vegetables will be available sooner than last year. Early shoppers also saw the first cabbage of the year on the extra table Friday!

This week you will also find several options for cut flower arrangements from Bell Urban Farm. Get one for yourself, and one to give to a neighbor or loved one. They will Be beautiful for well over a week.

Save a bundle on a 25 pound box of eggs from Drewry Orchards this week. It is literally a box with 25 pounds of fresh eggs. A pound of eggs is between six and 10 eggs so this is over 200 fresh eggs. Share some with your family and neighbors and they’ll love you forever. ! We have egg cartons so you can package them into dozens right at the market. Deviled eggs, boiled eggs, omelettes, quiche, fried eggs, poundcake. The possibilities are endless!

Several varieties of cheese are now available under the dairy section.

At Cedar Rock Ridge this week, I divided my scarlet Beebalm, horseradish, and comfrey plants, so they are now available well-rooted and ready to grow in your garden. In about two weeks, we will have orange marigolds, yellow marigolds, and vinca plants in 4-packs available. Marigolds placed around your garden attract pollinators and deter pests. With marigolds, more is better. Lemongrass plants will also be ready soon!

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. We have over 740 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you!
Steve

Champaign, OH:  Astral Weeks


To be born again
In another world
In another time
In another place
So far away…
(Astral Weeks-Van Morrison)

Quite possibly one of my favorite Van Morrison’s songs/albums. And, one of my favorite Irish singer/songwriters. How very fitting, on this day of the Irish, as this girl, who has one side of her family, hailing from Galway, to be listening to, today…

And, on this very sunshine, luck of the Irish kind of day, why not take a bit of time to look through all of the products that we have to offer? Why not place your weekly order, or learn how easy it is to place an order for the very first time.

We are very close to celebrating our 7th year in existence, and, I couldn’t be more proud of this market, of our large variety of products, and the strength of our many vendors. But, through it all, we are only as strong as our ordering customer base, of which we are forever grateful!!

We’ve added so much, just for you, and we hope to see your smiling faces, this Thursday, at market pick up…

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam