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Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!


Good evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

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Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
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Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email.

COVID19: Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!*
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Conway, AR:  Reminder: CLG Pickup TODAY from 3:00-6pm


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 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick it up for you.

Remember to bring any glass jars or egg cartons you got from CLG, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

Ashley

Russellville Community Market:  5/13/22 opening


To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick-up from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.
Please allow an RCM worker to help you pack your order and check your invoice to make sure you recieve all your purchases:)

WELCOME – The Depot is open! Please come in and check out the extras or remain in your car and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion.
We are happy to serve you!

REMINDER- We can no longer accept credit or debit cards. We will be able to process SNAP and EBT transactions! We apologize for any inconvenience!

Time to plan a picnic or cookout! We have everything you need for a tasty meal!
Grill some juicy steaks, bratworst or polish sausages from Hoien, R & D or Bluff Top. Or maybe wrap some appetizers in local bacon from Holland Farms!
Make a salad with the freshest and most interesting ingredients around from Happy Horseshoe, Shoal Creek Farms, Bluff Top, Holland Farms or Pine Ridge Gardens!

Our baked goods are awesome! We have everything from rolls, buns, and loaf breads to decadent desserts! We have baked goods to accent every course of your delicious cookout!

No meal is complete without dessert! Cool off with some delicious ice cream from Meadowlark Valley; they have several flavors to choose from!
RCM can even provide you with fresh flowers for your table!
If the bugs are nibbling on you try Bug Off Balm from The Purple Gypsy or Bug Repellent Skin Cream from Meadowlark Valley!

Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged. :)

Russellville Community Market

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Champaign, OH:  And, I Love You, I Love You, I Love You


And the songbirds are singing
Like they know the score
And I love you, I love you, I love you…
(Fleetwood Mac-Songbird)

This verse sums up how I felt about all of you, this evening, at market pick up. I’m finally back, I’ve missed you all, and I loved the chats and catching up, this evening!

I’m also so happy to announce that I am back for baking!! The Flourish girls are back with florals, and S&S is back with elderberry!!

I love you, I love you, I love you…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Miami County Locally Grown:  Spinach, spring Candy onions, Winterbor kale...


Shop here for spinach, Winterbor kale, and spring Candy onions from Burns’ Green Leaf Market. Bring on the fresh produce – woohoo!

What is GMO?

As with so much in our food system, relatively new terminology comes along that is poorly understood by many shoppers. Genetically Modified Organisms (sometimes just GM) has been in our food supply for around twenty years; it continues to be controversial, and is banned in many countries, including 19 of the 27 countries of the European Union.

The gist of the technology is that genes (DNA) from one species are mechanically inserted into the DNA of a different species, to achieve a particular physical trait. The best known example is Bt corn. A soil bacteria called Bacillus thuringiensis makes a toxin that kills caterpillars; its genes were inserted into corn to resist the corn borer—a built-in insecticide. Roundup-ready soybeans are engineered to withstand glyphosate (Roundup) that kills broadleaf weeds.

The problem is that Bt corn also kills the caterpillars of Monarch butterflies, and perhaps other species in the same taxonomic genus. Glyphosate has been linked in studies and court cases as a likely cause of lymphoma. These “unintended” consequences are not mentioned in marketing data.

Saying genetic engineering is the same as selective breeding is a rationale sometimes used as a justification. Selective breeding is choosing seeds or offspring exhibiting desirable traits, as the sole progenitor for the next generation within the same species.

As with any technology, there are benefits and costs, good and bad. No technology is all one or the other. My personal opinion is that genetic engineering of crops and derivative foods are marketed without adequate or objective testing as to the possible dangers, thus my attitude is guilty until proven innocent when it comes to my personal food choices. Were it not for labeling laws, we wouldn’t know the difference. The label has been changed recently to an innocuous looking blue and green logo termed Bio-engineered. Interestingly, fresh produce is exempt from these labels.

Caroline McColloch
Chez Nous Farm
cheznousfarm@gmail.com

shop here to support MCLG!

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for pickup May 18th!


GOOD EVENING!

*The Online Market is open! Check out the new items on the market this week! Pickup will be Wednesday, May 18th, at the Grayson Landcare office (104 Courthouse St.) between 4-6 pm.

Last call! THIS market is the last online market that you can order chicken parts from Southern Fork. They will still keep whole birds online a while. This will also be the last week that you can order from Laurel Springs. Stock those freezers and support those wonderful farmers!

If you’d like to schedule a curbside pickup to conveniently have your box awaiting upon your arrival, please feel free to schedule a time using the Calendly link below. Otherwise, You can drop by and pick up your order inside the office any time on Wednesdays between 4-6 pm.

Thanks again and happy shopping!

To shop: https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/

Schedule Your Pickup Time (OPTIONAL): Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for supporting the Market!

-Jordan

Statesboro Market2Go:  Volunteers Needed!


We have a need for a couple of volunteers each week for the summer, Thursday afternoons 4-6 for Market2Go pickup.

If you would be interested in volunteering tomorrow or any future Thursday, please email market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

Thank you!

Connie's Cornucopia:  Market Closing Soon


Market will be closing for this week’s orders. Please finish up ordering what you would like delivered to you this week.

Thanks
Connie

Foothills Market:  Market Reminder


Don’t forget to check the Foothills Market listings for updates to the offerings!

You can place your order between now and 5:00 p.m. for pickup tomorrow.

Martin's Farmstand:  Summer Hours begin today at Martins Farmstand


Summer hours begin today! The normal stand open hours from May- November are 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday. We are always closed on Sundays. Online orders from the previous day are packed each morning for pick up that day. (no orders are packed Sunday) We have asparagus today however supplies are limited. We have only about 100 lbs. here at the moment. I expect to cut again either tonight or early in the morning. This warmth and sunshine are soaking into the ground and the asparagus roots are responding. By late in the week we should be cutting several hundred lbs. a day. Daniel