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Russellville Community Market:  The Market Is Open!


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 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – the Depot has been closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID outbreak. Please remain in your car, and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion. You may ask an RCM worker about any available extra items! We are happy to serve you, and we thank you for your patience during this public health crisis.

It’s that time! Start your weekend off right with RCM!

Highlighted on the Market – Fajita Meat, Beef Value Pack with Links, Purple Top Turnips, Winter Squash, Banana Bread, and Double Cotton Macramé Plant Hangers!

We also have swoon-worthy scented soy wax candles, farm-fresh eggs, an assortment of baked goods, freshly-picked veggies, handmade farm crafts, and a vast selection of roasts, sausages, steaks, and pork available!

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

Thank you for choosing to shop and eat locally!
Photo of Frosted Fudge Brownies courtesy of Aunt Melvie Brownies & More

Russellville Community Market

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Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3-6pm. Bring eggshells, glass jars, & egg cartons please.


Good morning!

Please wear a mask today when you pick up your ordered items. Thank you.

We will continue our contact-less delivery to your vehicle when you are parked outside the lobby. Just text me your name and vehicle description and we will bring your order out. 501-339–1039

Our suet cakes are the main attraction for the song birds that over winter in our area. Lots of happy beaks and full tummies. Stock up! We’ll have 20 suet cakes on the extras table for only $1 each.

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.

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

Remember to bring your EGGSHELLS, glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

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

McColloms Market:  January 2022 FFFN Order is Open


Hi All:

This month’s Market is now open until Monday evening.

Curbside pick up will be next Friday starting at 4:30. Please NOTE: I have moved over to my new house (the one dressed in blue wrap) at 112 Shepard Ave so pick up will be from that porch. You can park right in front.

If you have any question, please let me know.

Thanks.

Melinda
518-354-0202

Miami County Locally Grown:  What Organic is and Why it Matters


Organic is a term whose meaning is not always clear. Its use on food labels actually has legal
implications; it’s unlawful to use the word on any product that in fact has not been officially certified
under the standards of the National Organic Program, which was established in the 1990s.

These standards are very strict, requiring detailed record-keeping on the part of the producer, and regular
inspections. Originally, organically certified products were whole foods – fruits, vegetables, meats –
meaning generally that the food was produced without pesticides and chemical fertilizers. More lately it
prohibits genetically modified organisms (GMOs): produce that came on the market in the last twenty
years or so, such as some tomatoes, apples, and salmon, for example. (GMO is not the same as selective
breeding by the way, but that is for another post).

Certified Organic then expanded to include all sorts of highly processed foods (organic Oreos…really??),
which runs pretty far afield – no pun intended – from the original concept. There is actually a National
Organic Standards Board (NOSB) that decides what ingredients can and cannot be considered organic.
Think of how many (unpronounceable!) ingredients are in some processed foods, and you can imagine
how this process is problematic.

To learn more about the Certified Organic program, a good source is the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm
Association, which certifies farms in Ohio and many other states (https://certification.oeffa.org/)

All that said, though many producers choose to not be Certified Organic (very time-consuming and
expensive!), this doesn’t automatically mean that they use “chemical agriculture” methods. The original
meaning of organic has to do with all the traditional ways of building and maintaining healthy, fertile soil
such as mulching, composting, crop rotation, cover crops, rotational grazing, and many other methods; and
of course, avoiding the use of toxic substances to control predatory insects and diseases. Healthier soil
actually imparts some resistance to these. Hence the value of local food farms: you can get to know your
farmer and what kinds of methods are used to produce your food.

Champaign, OH:  Vendor Updates


Just a quick vendor update for you:

Valley View Woodlands is now sold out of maple syrup, for the season, and should be back around Valentine’s Day!! Thank you, for loving their products!!

CrisMis Farms will return in February!! Family craziness found them needing to take a bit of a break!

One Eyed Cookie Lab had reported that they would be returning, hopefully, in February!!

The Barkery has decided to leave the market, for now, and sends many thanks to all who purchased from her, the past two years, and if you need any of her dog treats, please feel free to look her up on Facebook!!

I think that’s about it, for now…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Champaign, OH:  After The Gold Rush


Well, I dreamed I saw the knights in armor coming
Saying something about a queen
There were peasants singing and drummers drumming
And the archer split the tree

There was a fanfare blowing to the sun
That was floating on the breeze

Look at Mother Nature on the run
In the twentieth century
Look at Mother Nature on the run
In the twentieth century

I was lying in a burned out basement
With the full moon in my eyes
I was hoping for replacement
When the sun burst through the sky

There was a band playing in my head
And I felt like I could cry

I was thinking about what a friend had said
I was hoping it was a lie
Thinking about what a friend had said
I was hoping it was a lie

I dreamed I saw the silver space ships flying
In the yellow haze of the sun
There were children crying and colors flying
All around the chosen ones

All in a dream, all in a dream
The loading had begun

Flying Mother Nature silver seed
To a new home in the sun
Flying Mother Nature silver seed
To a new home…
(Neil Young-tonight’s version from The Trio-Dolly Parton/Emmylou Harris/Linda Ronstadt)

Good evening, and thank you for another lovely market pick up, this evening…

You have no idea how much, each of you, and your chats, warm my heart. I love seeing your faces, hearing about your day, your week, exchanging bits and pieces of life.

It’s like you all just spill a little bit of honeyed, golden goodness, all over the place.

I closed out the market, came home, lit candles (from the market), poured a glass of wine, put dinner in the oven, and just reflected on the evening.

You know, it’s been a long two years for all of us, but this little market, and it’s constant ebb and flow, with all of the outside world’s ups and downs, feels like it has been that life raft, that ring of happiness, that golden harmonious bit of hope, that has carried us.

One of the other things I do, after the market, and as I am lighting candles, I put on music. I was listening to Neil Young, earlier, and then stumbled upon this version, tonight, and just stopped, listened to the beautiful remake, of an already beautiful song, and was moved to tears…and, I thought of each of you, and how thankful and happy for not only the patronage of our little local market, but also of your friendship.

I hope that market brings you the same honeyed gold feeling…

The market reopens, now, for weekly ordering…

Much love to each of you…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Champaign, OH:  Thursday Reminder!


Just a reminder that today is market pick up day, so if you placed an order, I will see you between 4pm-6pm, or tomorrow between 10am-12pm, or on Saturday 10am-4pm!

If you are picking up on Friday or Saturday, please let me know, if you have not already advised!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Jan. 19th pickup!


Good evening!

The Online Market is open! Pickup will be Wednesday, January 19th, at the Grayson Landcare office between 4-6 pm.

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 (please remember to wear a mask) 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.

Thank you for supporting the Market!

Abby

Heritage Farm :  Farm Truck Re-Schedule---Please read


All,

Farm truck is set to run on Saturday Jan 15th but we need to reschedule. We will move it out to Jan 22nd and try to get around the inclement weather for this week. Right now they have a chance of freezing rain and ice for the weekend and the sales volume is pretty low so we will give it one more week prior to running……Store is open so you can buy now for the farm truck meet up!!!! We will publish estimated delivery times on Friday Jan 21st but they will all be between 9:00 am and 1 pm EST.

There are some great specials on this store right now and more being added. Were having a 25% off sale on whole chickens starting this week!!!Feel free to order now and we will pack and hold for you until next delivery on Jan 15th.

Happy New Year Ya’ll!!!!!

Thanks,
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm
770-377-5380

The Store

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

Heritage Farm :  Farm Truck Re-Schedule---Please read


All,

Farm truck is set to run on Saturday Jan 15th but we need to reschedule. We will move it out to Jan 22nd and try to get around the inclement weather for this week. Right now they have a chance of freezing rain and ice for the weekend and the sales volume is pretty low so we will give it one more week prior to running……Store is open so you can buy now for the farm truck meet up!!!! We will publish estimated delivery times on Friday Jan 21st but they will all be between 9:00 am and 1 pm EST.

There are some great specials on this store right now and more being added. Were having a 25% off sale on whole chickens starting this week!!!Feel free to order now and we will pack and hold for you until next delivery on Jan 15th.

Happy New Year Ya’ll!!!!!

Thanks,
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm
770-377-5380

The Store

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com