This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.
To visit the authoring market’s website, click on the market name located in the entry’s title.
Growing Together : Offerings for May 30th Pickup!
Happy Memorial Day! Hoping you all had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!
We’ve got a ton of new items this week including kohlrabi (purple and green), Napa cabbage, purple broccoli, red potatoes, purple kale, red romaine, and some new radish varieties including a miniature daikon radish!
Snap pea and snow pea season is upon us, so make sure to check those out for a healthy and crunchy snack!
As a reminder, the market closes on Wednesday night at 6pm. Pick up your order at The Nashville Food Project headquarters (5904 California Ave) on Saturday from 9-11am.
Payment – You can choose to pay with your credit card at the time of purchase or with a personal check at the time of pickup. Due to COVID-19, we are shifting towards a cash-free ordering and pickup system to minimize contact with shared surfaces for our customers, staff, and farmers.
As always, please reach out with any questions or feedback. We’d love to hear from you!
The Growing Together team
Link to order: http://growingtogether.locallygrown.net.
Springdale, AR: New Items Added This Week
Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all of our service members past and present that have sacrificed for our freedom. As a former Army spouse, I extend that thanks to all of the family members that sacrifice as well.
I’m pretty sure that we are all ready for a break from the rain, but the spring vegs seem to be love the cool rainy days. We have added a number of vegetables this week: Cucumbers, Green Beans, Sweet Onions, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage, Swiss Chard, and Purple Cauliflower. We may have Snow Peas and Carrots before the end of the week, so watch for future emails.
We appreciate your business. Watch for an announcement on the opening of our full farmers’ market.
Winnsboro, TX: Online Market Closed for Summer
Hello, our most valued local customers!
As most of you know, our online market typically closes for the Spring/Summer season, once the Saturday markets begin. Obviously, this is not a typical year, & we have been happy to continue serving you through this site during this time! However, sales are decreasing online with the return of more vendors & customers to our live market, so we will now cease operation of the online market until this Fall. We thank you all SO MUCH for your support of our local producers & hope to see you downtown on Saturday mornings to shop from your favorites! In case some of you are still not comfortable, or not able, to shop in person, I am also including links to individual vendor sites/pages below. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly to help you find specific products/producers.
Again, thank you.
Have a wonderful summer!
Siloam Springs, AR: Online Market is Open - Let's Shop!
The Online Market is open and ready for you to start shopping!
Thank you for supporting our farmers, vendors, and downtown businesses through your purchases online. We appreciate you so much!
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
McColloms Market: Asparagus and Rhubarb Available & June Market Dates
Denise Griffin’s (Sanctuary Farm)asparagus crop ($6 per lb) is ready to harvest and she also has rhubarb. If you’re interested in buying some, please contact Denise directly.
Here’s her info:
Cell phone number: 518-524-0146
You can pick up at the farm or she will deliver.
Also, given the strong response to the May Market, I’m going to open it again in June on Friday, June 5th. Pick up will be on Friday, June 12th.
Happy Memorial Day!
Athens Locally Grown: ALG Market is NOT Opening This Week
I wish I had better news to report, but I’m afraid Athens Locally Grown is going to be taking at least one week off. The Athens YMCA has reclaimed their space, and I’m still on the hunt for a new temporary home for us. We’ve grown so much over the last two months, about eight times larger than before all this craziness, and there’s just no way we can safely fit inside Ben’s Bikes right now.
I do still have several leads I’m following up on, but we’ve been turned away from all the obviously perfect spaces. We’ve been offered other spaces that have turned out to be too small or otherwise impractical for how we have to operate right now. I’m looking into some vacant retail spaces, event spaces, and churches still, and I’m hopeful something will turn up this week so we can return next week.
Many of you have offered leads, some of which I’m still chasing, and I thank all of you for that. You’ve had some awesome out of the box ideas I’m grateful for.
Maybe you have contacts with a vacant space that could host us for a while? Here’s what we’re looking for:
- a room large enough to hold our 65 plastic shelving units and about a dozen giant coolers, with space to move around and allow our growers to drop things off with minimal contact. The room at the Y was about 40×60, perhaps a bit smaller. We’d need to keep things there for the duration, since broken down and packed tightly they completely fill a 20 foot box truck. This has been the biggest hurdle so far.
- easy access for our customers, ideally one where they would not have to leave their car
- ideally a path between the room and the cars that is protected from the elements, so we can operate in the rain
- Ideally centrally located in Athens
- Our current schedule has us there every Thursday. Volunteers arrive at 3pm to set up, growers show up at 3:30 to drop off, and customers arrive between 5 and 8 to pick up.
The school system is not allowing outside groups in right now. Many churches are the same. Event spaces are empty right now, but most are champing at the bit to open back up again and are hesitant to commit to hosting us. I’ve always operated the market to break even (at best), so without major restructuring, we can’t pay rent. We can offer a bit of a food credit (same as we give the volunteers) for someone who can host us.
In the meantime, please support our growers at the other markets that are now back up and running, or at their own locations. The Comerian takes online orders for Saturday pickup at the bakery here: https://www.thecomerian.com/online-ordering. Dawson Farms has been contacting their regular milk customers to offer alternative pickups. The Athens Farmers Market is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park. It’s not anything like it was before, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, http://athensfarmersmarket.net. The West Broad Farmers Market is back too, holding a drive through market just like us (and using my software too, so it’ll be nice and familiar). You can join them at https://wbfm.locallygrown.net. And of course Collective Harvest is going strong over at https://www.collectiveharvestathens.com.
I promise we’ll be back as soon as we possibly can. My garage is stuffed to the literal rafters with shelves and coolers, and I’d much rather they be somewhere where they can hold food for all of you.
Falls Park Farmers Market: Happy Memorial Day!
Happy Memorial Day from all of us at the Falls Park Farmer’s Market!
We have nearly 700 items for curbside pickup this week! Ordering is now open until midnight on Wednesday evening. Please consider placing an online order for the bulk of your needs and then walk through for any items that are not online or you may have missed.
Pickup will run from 8-10. Please remember to pick up items as early as possible as there may be some items that are best kept cold. An early pick up is best for all products. The pickup will continue to be in front of the shelter underneath the Farmer’s Market sign.
As we approach June and the heart of summer, this week will be the last week of delivery. We hope to offer delivery again if there is enough interest after market season is over. Delivery is $10.
Yalaha, FL: Market Open. Happy Memorial Day.
We have lots of Shoots and microgreens available this week and the lettuce seems to be doing well again for the moment.
I’m not bringing in outside stuff this week, we might have a little corn or cucumbers left over from last but they may be getting a little old. If you really want me to bring in the outside stuff you will have to let me know ahead of time so I can make the arrangements to go pick up. Currently the timing doesn’t seem to work out that well and I don’t want to pick up extra just in case and not have it get sold.
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 29th for Sat May 30th 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.)
Russellville Community Market: The Market Closes at 10 Tonight!
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 4PM – 8:00PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot. Your order will be brought to your car in full-service fashion!
Have you ever roasted turnips with thyme? We have turnips AND thyme (thyme clippings or live plants) on the market this week!
Continued this week – the Spring Plant Sale from ATU Agriculture!
Also, welcome back to KUROKI BAKERY!!!
Wholesome Harvest Farm WV: Time to order! The online market is open!!
This week we have, well, CUCUMBERS!! And lots of them. We’ve also got have cherry tomatoes again this week, and lots of other goodies.
We are giving everyone a chance to get a free product next week! || If you’ve been enjoying our veggies, just post a picture of the veggies you get this week on Instagram, tag @wholesome_harvest_farm in the post and follow us and we’ll give you a free item of your choice when you order next week!
Orders need to be in by 10:00 AM on Tuesday, so make sure to order in time.
Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!