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Shoestring Acres:  WEEK TWENYT -THREE


Time to look at those warm comfort food menus…baked squash,pumpkin goodies and savory stews. I realized last week how much warmer you farther east so you don’t have quite our lower temperatures.
Broccoli -roasted with lemon, cauliflower-and cheddar soup,just some of the late season goodies.
As you may notice eggs are limited in availability..the americanas have gone into winter mode of low production and the brown eggs are also limited.
There are some tomatoes and peppers still available.
Helen Mgr
ssa.locallygrown.net

Stone County, AR:  It's Market Time!


Hi, Everyone!

It’s Market Time again! The Online Market is your best bet for purchasing locally -grown and -made products coming straight from local growers.

Even though the spring/summer produce season is behind us, you never know what might appear. Stay tuned, in touch, and informed…and, SHOP LOCAL whenever possible!

ALFN Local Food Club:  Location, Location


Location.
Good morning everyone.
The Market is open. I’d like to thank everyone for giving us some of the biggest weeks in sales that we’ve seen all season. I’m sure it has everything to do with the fact that our market is still bursting. It’s like the hard, drought-ridden summer never happened. We are, once again, abundant.
We should also feel grateful that we are in Little Rock. Beyond the simple truth of Little Rock’s hidden greatness, this city enjoys a thriving local food scene. Perhaps the most thriving in Arkansas. Besides benefiting from a multitude of farms, produce, and meat, we have an unbelievable energy for food. People are engaged; potential stretches out in every direction. We love our own communities and the things that grown from them. So, while the market is packed right now with local fare, it’s equally filled by your energy and enthusiasm. Here is the proof that buying locally makes a serious impact: look around you. Look at all the markets, the events, the people, the ideas that have sprouted in the last few years, as more of us reinvest in our own community. If location is so important, I’d say that we’ve all landed in the right spot.
Some things to note:
Farm Girl has added pasture-raised chickens to their repertoire
*Kent Walker has added a new Muenster style cheese

Plenty of live plants from ABC Greenhouse, Drewry Farm, Willow Spring, and Tammu Sue
A heckuva lot of vegetables
Arkansas Black Apples
Let’s enjoy another week of full grocery bags!
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

Russellville Community Market:  Market Opening


Hey everyone!

This week’s market is underway!

We have a new grower recently added to the market: Steve’s Green Stuff who is selling soap and laundry detergent on the market. Be sure to check out his products!

Special Announcement: I just received word that Bright Moon Ranch will have their chickens back on the market within the next week, so be sure to set your calendars for this!

Thanks for supporting RCM!

Order Away!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

The Wednesday Market:  Oct. 24, 2012 NATIONAL FOOD DAY


Yep, We have a National Food Day! Help spread the word by ordering extra this week and give it to a friend, neighbor or someone in need. Oct. 24,2012 National Food Day. Spread the word and share the food!
Order at http://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market
now until 10 p.m. Monday and pick up Wednesday.
Keeping it fresh, keeping it local and staying healthier.

Homegrown Co-op:  The Online Market is Open! Plus: Farm Tours, Events, Local Food!


Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559
info@homegrowncoop.org
www.HomegrownCoop.org

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 5pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Sunday 10am – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Store

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Member Mondays

Member Mondays are here! Come support your local producers while getting tasty food too!

Member Monday Special:

Spend 25$ @ the Farm Store and get a free locally produced nutrtion bar by Toyou

This Monday at the Farm Store we will also have a mini in store market! Chefs Edge Knife Sharpening will be here along with various artists and producers!

Not a Member yet? Don’t pay an extra 10%! Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Available Online Now

Order Online Now

Red Buttercrunch Lettuce Micco,FL

English Cucumbers Micco,FL

Yellow Squash Sarasota,FL

Leeks Kissimmee, FL

Stir Fry Mix (Kissimmee, FL






Featuring Pure Produce Red Buttercrunch Lettuce! Rich green leaves, tinged with red, form a beautiful rosette in the garden. A good source of vitamin A and phytonutrients, Red Buttercrunch thick sweet leaves add a good dose of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin K, and folate to the diet. The high water content (about 95%) and low-calorie count make this and all lettuces a healthy diet choice, with the darker and greener lettuces carrying more nutrients than the lighter colored ones.

Farm Tour

What: Seminole Springs Antique Rose and Herb Farm

When: Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 10 a.m. until 12 noon

Where: Eustis, FL

(an hour’s drive from downtown Orlando)

We will meet once again in Eustis, FL to visit with a third grower, Seminole Springs Antique Rose and Herb Farm, who partners with Homegrown. While we are there, Farmer Traci Anderson will take us on a tour of this family run nursery, and provide us with a mini workshop on growing and using herbs.

Handouts will be included, so, be certain to make a reservation <eeant@mac.com> since space is limited. For those that like active participation mixed with comedy, Traci will give us an opportunity to keep up with the potting machine conveyor belt.

After the tour, participants are invited to picnic on the grounds, visit the gift shed, and share a glass of herb tea. As this is Veteran’s Day, please, feel free to invite a Veteran in your life to attend this farm tour as your guest.

To make a reservation for you and/or any accompanying guests, please contact: Jackie McFadden, eeant@mac.com, 404-571-9602, or sign-up at the Homegrown Store.

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.
www.homegrown.locallygrown.net

Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 2-8pm on Wednesday October 24th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
Prepared foods from Venetian Gourmet and Purely Raw

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United States Virgin Islands:  Weblog Entry


Good Morning,

Your locally grown market is open! Check out some often local farmers and craft makers produce and products.

Enjoy

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

It’s time to place your order for this Wednesday’s market. New this week are Baby Bok Choi and Spinach from Beyond Organics Farm, as well as hot and spicy Sevillano Olives from Figgieville. These olives are so good, brined in a delicious blend of hot peppers, garlic, and ginger.

Check out the order list below for additional greens, turnips, sweet potatoes, honey, baked goods, herbal soap and beauty products, popsicles, eggs, beef, chicken, and pork. You can follow the link to the website and click the cart next to each item you wish to order. When your cart is full, go to the checkout, scroll down to the bottom, and click on place your order. It’s quick and easy, and your products will be waiting for you when you arrive at the market on Wednesday between 4 and 7 pm.

If you don’t get a chance to place an order by Monday at midnight, stop by the market on Wednesday to browse and purchase directly from the farmers’ tables. We look forward to seeing you there!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Stones River Market:  Time to Order Local Food


Welcome back to another week at the Market. Here are some announcements for this week.

Farmer Grey has returned with some of his dried herbs and a new product – Jerusalem artichokes. The artichokes can be eaten fresh on a salad. I just posted a soup recipe for them as well.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running another special this week. From Linda – "Buy 2, Get 1 free on all Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). "

Rocky Glade Farm is taking this week off but should return shortly.

Thank you for your orders last week.

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Time to order local food!





It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
click here to go directly to the market page

To Contact Us

Cumberland Farmer’s Market
cumberlandfm@gmail.com
931-924-4539

Recipes

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

From Martha Stewart. Click here for direct link

Ingredients

6 bone-in pork chops (loin or shoulder), cut 3/4 inch thick
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large white onion, sliced
2 to 3 apples, cored and sliced (about 3 cups)
1 cup beer, white wine, cider, or chicken broth
Directions

Trim the chops of excess fat. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a 14-inch cast-iron skillet (if you have a smaller one, you’ll need to work in batches) over high heat, and then swirl in the olive oil. Lay in the pork chops and don’t move them for a few minutes, to assure a good golden sear forms. Turn and brown well on the second side for a total of about 10 minutes. Transfer the chops to a warm plate.
Swirl the butter into the pan. Add the onion and apples. Saute until the onion slices are lightly caramelized and the apples have begun to soften, about 8 minutes. Stir in the beer or other liquid. Return chops to the pan.
Cook until the pork is tender, about 15 more minutes (depending on the size of the chops), turning halfway through and covering the chops with the apple mixture. If the apple mixture needs a little thickening, transfer the chops to the warm plate again and simmer the mixture on high for a few minutes to reduce. Serve the chops over rice or mashed potatoes with a large spoonful of the apple-onion mixture over the top.

Market News



It’s pumpkin time. There are a number available. We are also seeing fall root vegetables and Arkansas Black Apples. All of these are good foods for storing over the winter. In a good root cellar Arkansas Black Apples can be kept until spring.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends the following message: Buy 2, Get 1 free on all Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). Thank you for your orders!

There have been a few new growers that have joined the market in the last two weeks. I’d like to send a belated welcome to Blue Heron Farm at Saint Andrew’s Sewanee School, and Sterling Candy Company and Triple B Farm/Brooks Girls Cookie Creations out of Manchester. Please check out the grower pages to learn more.

Lost Cove Farm has lamb!

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