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Statesboro Market2Go:  Just Added!


Peaches – First peaches of the season from Ogeechee Peaches!

Ma’s Country Pantry has added new items – Red Raspberry dessert topping and Pumpkin Butter.

The Boro Soapery is now offering Shampoo bars as well as some new scents. Their newest is Scarborough Fair.

New vendor Daisy Mae Farms has Farm fresh eggs.

JS Sharpening now has personalized laser cut wooden signs.

Southern Soaked has a special this week – buy any three candles and get one the same size FREE. They also have a new scent called Peach Magnolia.

Azure’s Gourmet & Sweets is now online with their delicious pralines, honey bars, and cake pops!

Click to order at Market2Go

Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #12


Dear CSA-ers,

This week’s Preassembled Bag will contain Arugula, Romaine Head Lettuce, Watermelon Radishes, Chives, 2 bundles of Swiss Chard, and Dill. Orders may now be placed on the online market at: https://magneyfarm.locallygrown.net/market

After last week’s cold snap, things on the farm seem to be bouncing back quite well. Spring seems to be at full throttle and the mix of rain and sunlight days has growth going full throttle. The newest group of laying chickens are faring well and are journeying forward in their “chicken tractor.” The chicken tractor is a mobile coop that protects them from predators and allows the birds to travel to new foraging ground each day. Daytime on the farm is filled with bird sound, from the chickens, bluebirds, phoebes, and other wild birds that flit about the perimeter of the property. In the evening, especially rainy ones, the sound switches to the riotous chorus of frogs.

The evening brings its troubles though. If you have been with us for a few years, you’ve undoubtedly heard us lament our ongoing struggle with deer. A single deer casually crossing the property can level an entire crop. This year, we are trying something new on our most susceptible crops. Utilizing an elaborate pattern of electric wire, Hannah has constructed what we’ve affectionately named the ‘Deer Defense Grid.’ If deer are going to get at our outdoor lettuce this year, they’ll have to do it with the Mission Impossible theme song playing. You’ve got to find some humor in your work.

This week’s featured vegetable is the herb, dill. Dill’s culinary usage in Europe, the Mid-East, and Asia dates back so far it is difficult to even determine the origin of the plant. Eastern European cuisine seems to make the most liberal use of dill, where it is touted as having properties that aid digestion. A common theme from Slavic recipes is that dill is usually paired with dairy. Borscht served with sour cream and dill is perhaps the foremost example of this. For something a little easier, try a refreshing spin on an ordinary breakfast: bagels topped with cream cheese and chopped dill. Dill, like many deep-rooted herbs, is rich in the trace minerals that help our metabolism function well, so feel good about eating it. We’re still a little ways out from cucumbers, so we invite you to give dill a chance to shine independent of pickles.

We are just a few weeks out now from our first of summer crops, squash. We have plenty of blooms and they are starting to show the first little signs of actual squash. This is a relief, because we were so worried, we would lose them in the last frost of the season. However, they have recovered and are thriving in the warmer temps of Spring.

As always, we thank you so much for your support of our farm. Bringing the bounty of this region’s fertile soil to you through CSA brings us so much joy. We hope you feel some of that joy in every delivery bag.

Sincerely,
The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Champaign, OH:  The Story of Flourish


Flourish was established in October 2019. Flourish was created as an opportunity to pursue a purpose: create joy in the world with floral art and spread smiles.

Rebekah, Flourish’s lead designer, always had a knack for nature. She apprenticed with a florist and flower farmer in Michigan, studied the floral industry while living in Amsterdam, and operated as a freelance florist for hundreds of weddings. Audrey quickly established herself as an irreplaceable business partner, she’s the business guru and handles all the details.

We believe in taking care of the environment, in singing while flowering and befriending every animal we see. In always challenging ourselves and our peers to be better, all the while affirming each other for where we are today.

Flourish uses the freshest quality products available from local farms, foraged materials, and stunning flowers from area wholesale companies. We continually experiment with unique textures, tones, and types of flowers striving to inspire you, one bloom at a time, and we cannot wait for you to experience a bit of what we do!

We offer mixed bouquets & arranged flowers for any occasion. We love flowering for events and weddings. We host workshops and are always finding ways to have fun with flowers. Follow us @we.are.flourishing to keep up with all of our crazy. We pride ourselves on keeping things unique and fresh so our featured flowers vary by season. The guide below will help loop you in on what to expect.

Bouquet favorites by season

Spring (May/June)
Focals: Peonies, Tulips, Ranunculus, allium
Spikes: Stock, Snapdragons, Larkspur, Canterbury bells, Foxglove, Delphinium, Lupine
Disks: Calendula, Dianthus, Godetia, Iceland Poppies, carnations, button mums, bachelor buttons
Filler: Apple Mint, Bells of Ireland, Bupleurum, Queen Anne’s Lace, Honeywort, Snowball Viburnum, Lady’s Mantle, Orach foliage, Raspberry foliage
Flair: Love in a Mist, Bachelor Buttons, Orlaya, Chinese Forget-Me-Nots, Agrostemma

Summer (July/August)

Focals: Sunflowers, Lilies, Zinnias
Spikes: Snapdragons, Cockscomb (plume), Gladiolas, Salvia, lavender
Disks: Asters, Cosmos, small Zinnias, Rudbeckia, Marigolds, Ageratum, Cockscomb (crested)
Filler: Amaranth, Bells of Ireland, Orach, Basil, Scented Geraniums, Ninebark, Raspberry foliage, Chocolate Lace Flower
Flair: Grasses, Scabiosa, Poppy Pods, Globe Amaranth, Rudbeckia triloba, Oregano, Love in the Mist pods, Nicotiana, Flax, Cress

Fall (September/early October)

Focals: Sunflowers, Zinnias, Dahlias
Spikes: Cockscomb (plume), ornamental Peppers, Millet, Salvia leucantha, Broom Corn
Disk: Asters, Cosmos, Helenium, small Zinnias, Rudbeckias, Marigolds, Strawflowers, Cockscomb (brain/crested or fan), Chrysanthemums
Filler: Scented Geraniums, Amaranth, Basil, Pineapple Sage, Ninebark,
Air: Orach, Love in a Mist pods, Rosehips, Grasses, Jewels of Opar, Grains, Flax and Cress

Winter (November/December)

We don’t make fresh wrapped bouquets in the winter but we do offer dried bouquets & wreaths!

Sizes & Pricing

We like to keep it simple, our size breakdown is mini, classic & grand. Wrapped in newspaper and ready to display. If you’d like your blooms arranged in a vessel, we charge +$10.

Mini: 10 stems- $25.00
Classic: 20 stems- $35.00
Grand: 30 stems- $45.00

We can’t wait to Flourish together!

Rebekah & Audrey
floralbyflourish@gmail.com
Springfield, Ohio
Flourish with us!

The Wednesday Market:  Sunday Means It's Time to Order


Good morning.

The Wednesday Market is open for ordering. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown products. We’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Independence,VA:  Southern Fork Farm Weights and Prices


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Good morning,

Quick update for all of you Southern Fork Farm customers this week. The prices are listed by the pound and an estimated weight. Sean won’t have exact prices until he gets them back from his processor on Wednesday. You will receive an e-mail from Southern Fork later this week with your actual prices and I will adjust them on your orders. Please let me know if you have any questions. You may also contact Sean at Southern Fork Farm directly by e-mail at southernforkfarm@gmail.com.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule your pickup time: Calendy

On a different note, thank you all so much for supporting the Market! It’s really great to be a part of a community that supports its friends and neighbors. Together we are doing great things!

Enjoy this beautiful day!

Abby

Yalaha, FL:  is this the last cool before summer?


Let me know ASAP if you want any Zellwood Sweet Corn or Cucumbers from Long and Scotts Farm I will probably get a small amount to make available but if you know you want it let me know so I can tell them to pick up more than we will use here at the farm.

We have lots of Shoots and microgreens available this week and the lettuce seems to be doing well again for the moment.

If you want to place and order and pick up before the standard window, just let me know.

Standard Ordering window below.
Order now through 7 am Friday May 22th for Sat May 23th Pickup, or tell me when you want to pick up, we usually have flexibility.

We Are Flexible, TELL ME if you want to make special arrangements for produce, I am open and willing especially now. I just like to know when to expect people to show up.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up! (and if I don’t reply to confirm within a day, bump my e-mail or text me 407-342-8515. Though I have cleaned up my e-mail so hopefully I won’t Miss Anyone.)

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.)

Champaign, OH:  Do You Believe In Magic?


And it’s magic, if the music is groovy…
(Lovin’ Spoonful)

What better song to kick off a magical, sunshine day? To kick off a Sunday of ordering from our magically, lovely, little market of love?

You are all making this week’s ordering so groovy, so far! You bring the magic to this market, each and every week!!

Make sure to check out all of the new offerings from Hickory Acres, CrisMis Farms, and the girls at Flourish are working on a second size of bouquet, along with fun details, each week, about their planned theme for their beautiful bouquets, that I will post in a weblog!

Kim from Kim’s Homestead told me that her flowers are growing for her hand held bouquets, and will be adding those to the market in the next few weeks!

We hope to see beef returning, soon, from our meat producers!

Each week, there are more and more items from our lovely vendors…the other magic in this market!

I am adding a new Cosmic product…a small coffee cake, called…Breakfast With The Hippie Coffee Cake!

Ok…go put your own magic into this amazing day!!

If you believe in magic, come along with me….(lyric from, The Lovin’ Spoonful)

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning!


Good morning !

Don’t let this rain stop you ! We are still open here at the farm

Thanks for all your orders and shopping at the farm store

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday

Thanks
Tom and kami

Washtenaw Organic Collaborative:  May 17-20 Washtenaw Organic Collaborative Open for Orders


The Washtenaw Organic Collaborative is OPEN AGAIN MAY 17-20. FOR PICKUP MAY 23.

1) Head to WashtenawOrganic.com and login to your account.

2) ORDER Select “The Market” and begin placing items in your cart. When finished, select “proceed to check out”. There you can verify the quantity of items ordered, leave notes for your growers, and choose your pick up location or delivery option, and pay. You’ll receive a receipt by email. All submitted orders are considered final on Thursday.

3) PICK UP & ENJOY Every Saturday, pick up your individually packaged order. The Slow Farm pickup location is a no contact pickup – Please do not get out of your car. The Brines Farm pickup location is self-service off of farmhouse porch. Paid delivery option will arrive at your doorstep about midday.

Final Notes:
-Double check the pickup location noted on your receipt/invoice – and remember it for Saturday.
-Delivery as your pickup location must be accompanied by the $10 delivery item in your order basket.
-If we cannot fulfill an item it will be refunded.
-We cannot accommodate late pick ups or changes in pick up locations.
-Missed Pick Ups will be donated or returned to vendors.

-REGARDING SEEDLINGS AND TREES: Unless marked “5/23 Pickup”, Garden Seedlings & Tree orders are pre-order, available at a later date.

We appreciate your support! See you Saturday!

Stones River Market:  Weblog Entry


Welcome to our May 17th and 18th Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market. The Market opens 8:00 am on Sunday Morning and closes 10:00 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out! https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net*

During the time the Market is OPEN, please check again over the next 2 days as some of our Growers may be updating their inventories.

THANK YOU Customers for your patience again during our ‘Eighth’ ‘Semi-Curb Service’ in front of Quinn’s Mercantile. “Pull-up or Step-up”! to pick up your orders Wednesday afternoon. Curb Service is still available but will be a ‘tighter’ setup. We will have the canopy set up so you can drive up or you are welcome to park across the street and walk to the canopy to pickup your order using social distancing. We want to leave the area in front of Quinn’s for their customers.

Delivery Service is available within a 10 mile radius of Murfreessboro, outside areas will be considered and delivery is available to Woodbury at a host location. Please be sure to put your address in comments when you check out.

Method of Payment is Cash, Checks, Cards or Invoice. Please make sure your email address is current or updated for invoicing.

Thank you for supporting our Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community. Shop Local and Stay Local!

News from Our Growers:

RnR Farm: We are back on the market and have a ton of lettuce available this week! All of our cut, washed, and bagged varieties and for the first time lettuce by the head.

Lettuce by the bag for this week = Lettuce Blend, Romaine Trio, red leaf mix, and butterhead hearts.

Lettuce by the head = green leaf and red leaf.

All naturally grown using beyond organic methods.

And we also have a baby leaf kale mix.

Rainbow Hill Farm: Great to be back and start our season with ‘Live Plants’ for your home garden. Ranging from Tomato, Sweet and Hot Peppers, Cucumber, Eggplant, Melon Okra all delivered in biodegradable pots

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm): We have fresh greens, herbal honey, and two flavors of hummus.

We have a few more heads of delicious red lettuce, some tatsoi (taste and consistency is somewhere between spinach and chard) and mustard greens. They aren’t ready yet, but we are also working on some micro greens.

We also have more of our tasty gourmet Apicius and Hot Thyme Red Wine Mustards. They give both meat and vegetables a light amount of heat backed by a delicious whole mouth taste.

Try our new toasted pine nut hummus or roasted red pepper hummus. They are delicious on breads, crackers, salads, or even soups (hummus is a great meat/protein alternative).

We also have herbal honey, tonics/shrubs, herbal teas, and traditional teas to brighten your day!

Flying S Farms: Unfortunately we will not have Artisan Breads available this week, ‘not enough hours in a day’ phrase fits us to a ‘T’…they will be back available soon. The Garlic Scapes are beginning to develop, considered a delicacy by chefs, they are milder than garlic bulbs. They can be cut or chopped and used in many dishes, great with stir-fry, sauteed or add into a most dishes that use garlic. Recipe for Garlic Scape Pesto 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 Tbsp. fresh lime or lemon juice 1/4 lb. scapes 1/2 cup olive oil Salt to taste Puree scapes and olive oil in a food processor until smooth. Stir in Parmesan and lime or lemon juice and season to taste. Serve on bread, crackers or pasta.

Check back next couple days, we will be Jamming and restocking our inventory.

Look forward seeing you “At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday May 20th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:
Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr