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Martin's Farmstand:  The farmstand is open today!


The farm stand is open today (Thursday December 2nd) from noon till 5 pm. From now till December 23rd we will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from noon till 5 pm. After the new year we plan to be open Saturday afternoons from noon till 5 pm through out the rest of the winter.
There are still leeks, brussel sprouts, onions, garlic, carrots, beets, kale and lots more. A new item is peeled garlic. It is available both freshly peeled (intermittent) and also in the freezer. We also have lots of our homegrown frozen blueberries, strawberries and black raspberries.
A number of years ago I bought a little garlic peeler from China. It is very slow and does a poor job most of the time with only about half of the cloves actually peeled. The other day I was looking at that somewhat frustrating machine and a brainstorm came for a way to make another peeler that would much simpler and hopefully work better. My son Phillip has some metal working skills and he built what I had in mind and we tried it out. The result is a very simple machine that is much faster with close to a 100% peel rate. The product is clean and nice. Yesterday afternoon I peeled a blue crate full (about 50 lbs. of garlic) in one hour. If you buy the frozen peeled garlic it keeps for long time. The unfrozen peeled garlic has a fairly short storage time of perhaps a few days or a week. To use just reach in the bag and get out as many cloves as desired and place of a plate on the countertop for a few minutes to soften (do not finish defrosting) and then it can be crushed or cut as you wish and used. Daniel

Foothills Market:  Market Reminder


Don’t forget Foothills Market is still open until 5:00 p.m. today!

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for December 8th pickup!


Good evening!

The Online Market is open for new orders! A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Market by ordering trees and wreaths!

Please join us on Courthouse St. this Saturday from 11-2 for our final Holiday Market of the season! The first 20 kids will receive $5 in Kids Bucks which can be spent on anything at the Market! We’ll have crafts and yummy foods galore! It’s never been so easy to shop locally!

Seeds are in stock for the 2022 growing season! Support the Market and surprise your loved ones with the seeds they love to grow this holiday season!

If you’d like to schedule a curbside pickup, please feel free to schedule a time using the Calendly link below. You can also 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: Independence Farmers Market.

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.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Abby

Statesboro Market2Go:  Please Help!


We’re short on volunteers to help with Market2Go drive-through pickup this week and the following two Thursdays in December:

  • Tomorrow, December 2
  • Next week, December 9
  • Last market before Christmas, December 16

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm (partial shifts are fine but come early to get training)
Location: Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, 222 South Main Street

We need folks who can assemble orders to customer invoices and walk them out to customers in the drive through. High school and college students welcome!

If you can help, please
email StatesboroFarmersMarketManager@gmail.com
or text 912.481.2263

Let us know which days and times you are available. We’ll respond with confirmation.

The Cumming Harvest:  BIG NEWS - ONLY 3 WEEKS REMAIN FOR THE CUMMING HARVEST MARKET


Fill Ministries Inc. is closing the Cumming Harvest Market on December 18th. That
means there are only three more weeks that the Cumming Harvest Market will be open.

We have enjoyed working with everyone, but the market continues to shrink in size and is becoming unprofitable. Therefore,

Fill Ministries must close the market once pickup is complete at noon on Saturday, December 18th.
If you would like to contact your favorite growers, please email us at, and we will
forward your request to the growers so they can provide you the details that they will operate under in the new year.

Please check out the huge plant sale through FM Aquaponic Farm as well. If you are in the area, you can stop by the farm Monday to Friday from 9AM to 3PM (6405 Bennett Road, Cumming).

Our address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming 30041 (behind Hollywood Feed).

As a reminder the market is open from Wednesday morning through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon. Please be respectful of our volunteers’ time and plan to pick up early and not right before noon.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace
404-426-4055

Miami County Locally Grown:  Holiday Farmer's Market TODAY!!!


Please join us!! The Holiday Night Market is TONIGHT, 3:30-6:30, at First Place Christian Center in Troy!!

Yes, we’re still Open for Virtual Market pickup – the Night Market will run just down the hall, so stop in and see us!

The perfect time to not only grab some Holiday goodies, stocking stuffers, and yummy samples, but to meet your favorite local producers and farmers in person!

This is a super fun night, and we’ve got such a great variety of vendors who’ll be set up with a wide selection of products (more than they have on the Market!) and information/pictures of their businesses/operations!

And we even have new faces who’ll join the familiar faces from the Virtual Market! So tell your family, friends, coworkers, and join us TODAY :-)

miamicounty.locallygrown.net

www.facebook.com/miamicountylocallygrown

Connie's Cornucopia:  Market is now open


Our Online Market To-Your-Door is now open for ordering! Here is the link conniescornucopia.locallygrown.net. Before you get started, please take note of the following items:

Log-in using your username and password.
Check out the increasing list of our Growers and their items – new are being added as the market expands.
All items include applicable sales taxes.
As a reminder the Market is open now through Wednesday at 9pm for orders.
Remember you are ordering by your specified Zip Code, so delivery day and time will be based on that Zip Code. We will communicate via text message only on
the day when you should be receiving your order.
If you require us to wear a mask when delivering, we will be happy to do so, just let us know via text message in advance.
Are you tired of throwing away plastic containers and bags when you receive your items? We have available reusable packing available on the market. Please see
the “Reusable Delivery Supplies” and “Reusable Storage Containers” in the Categories column on The Market page.
We are excited to begin this unique Farmer’s Market experience! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks
Connie Hoyt
770-401-8738

Champaign, OH:  Tuesday Reminder!


Good morning…and, just a quick reminder that this week’s market orders are due by 8am, this morning…

Happy, Happy Tuesday!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Statesboro Market2Go:  Order Before 10pm!


Tired from trotting out the turkey last week? Here are some simple suppers you can enjoy via Market2Go!

  • Cook up some Butternut Squash Soup, Cabbage Goulash, or some prepared jars of soup from Ma’s Country Pantry
  • Enjoy some sandwiches on locally baked bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, peppers, pickles, mustard, goat cheese, and fresh herbs!
  • And if you’re craving some veggies you can prepare seasonal salads that use kale, pecans, or spinach

Support your local farmers and Click to order at Market2Go!

Grumpy Goat:  Weblog Entry


We hope everyone had amazing Thanksgiving celebrations. Everyone took this week off on ordering , which has worked out perfectly. Due to this lack of orders and because we will be taking most everything to our Holiday Market in Troy tomorrow, the farm store will be closed this week. For those interested, there are a few dozen eggs in the fridge.

And if you are still looking for some holiday shopping opportunities visit us:

  • Tuesday 3:30-6:30 – Miami County Locally Grown Holiday Market , First Place Christian Center, Troy
  • Saturday 9-4 -Brukner Nature Center Winter Arts and Crafts Show, Troy
  • Sunday 5-7pm – Christkindl Market- Russia Park Russia

And I did just make another batch of Bourbon Spiced Nuts . If anyone wants me to hold back a bag shoot Matt a text 541-505-4494. $6 1/2lb