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Homegrown Co-op:  Valentine's Inspired Market this Friday, February 8th at Homegrown


Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559
info@homegrowncoop.org
www.HomegrownCoop.org

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 5pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Sunday 10am – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Store

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Events

Friday February 8th:

Valentines Day Farmers Market

Friday February 15th-17th:

2013 Florida Herbal Conference

Saturday February 23rd:

Sustainable Nutrition for Vegans and Vegetarians

Featured Producer: Living Towers!



"Living Towers is home to a 2,200 square foot, state-of-the- art greenhouse that produces “beyond organic” lettuces, herbs, and vegetables. We are open from 10am – 6pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The produce we grow and a variety of seedlings (see www.livingtowerseedlings.com for details) are always available. Group tours are also available outside of these hours. Please contact us for more information or to book a tour.

Living Towers was established in October 2010 by Dr Jan Young ND. Jan’s small idea soon became a large project, as more and more families became aware of the importance of locally grown foods and knowing the source of those foods. The business is now run by Jan, her son Jason and her daughter-in-law Dee. In October 2012, just two years after Living Towers opened, construction began on the second greenhouse.

Living Towers is also a prototype of the future in community and family food production and consumption. Our food is produced “Clean and Green” using rainwater collection and solar energy, creating the smallest possible ecological footprint. Here we grow over 5000 plants in a 2,200 square foot greenhouse. Grow these crops on the ground and you would use between a third and half an acre!

We use a water based growing system (Hydroponic) that creates its own highly oxygenated environment (Aeroponic) for the plant roots. Our plants are grown vertically, using the latest “Tower Garden” (link to Tower Garden Page) technology and a proprietary Tower Tonic plant food. Our wide range of ionic earth based minerals and plant nutrients allow us to grow strong, healthy, nutrient dense produce essential to vibrant human health.

At Living Towers, we blend Nature with Technology, producing foods that “Nourish the Human Body and Spirit”.

We service our local community by selling produce direct from our farm, along with supplying organic co-ops and food banks. Our goals include promoting buying local organic food, as well as the sustainable living movement. We accomplish this by teaching family growing, community gardening, and commercial production through tours and seminars. Eating good quality food doesn’t have to cost the earth, nor have a negative impact on the earth.




Items available from Living Towers:



Fresh Herbs


Kale and Lettuce






Upcoming Member Monday Special!

Look out for next week’s Member Monday special in Sunday’s weblog.

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.
www.homegrown.locallygrown.net

Place your order before Friday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Saturday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 12-7pm on Saturday February 9th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Thursday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
Prepared foods from Venetian Gourmet

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Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteers


This week’s pick-up day volunteers are June Harris and Karen Schuman. Thank you for all that you do to make this co-op happen!!

To check out our calendar on VolunteerSpot and sign up, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/Co-opVolunteers

Remember, for EVERY shift volunteered, whether a full 1:00-5:30 slot or a 1:00-3:30 slot, each volunteer will receive TWO FREE MONTHS of co-op membership.

In addition, for every 1:00-5:30 shift completed, each volunteer will receive a $5 Walmart gift/gas card!

If you have any problems or prefer to contact me directly, my email is kgharbut@aol.com

Thanks!

-Karen Harbut
Volunteer Coordinator

Mid-Georgia:  Heron Bay Farmers' Market Reminder


Hello:

Remember ordering for Sat. Delivery to the Cannongate Parking lot between 4 and 5 pm will close tomorrow night, Thur at 10 pm.

I’ve now listed under Beef : NY Strip steak, ribeye steak, tenderloin steak, sirloin steak, several different roasts plus the ground beef, stew and cubed steak.

Hope to see you Sat.

Thanks.

Bill

McColloms Market:  Reminder - FFFN Order Pick Up Today


Just wanted to send you all a little reminder that the pick up is today from 5 – 7 pm at 103 Helen. That said, if you can get there closer to 6:30ish, that would be great.

In any case, see many of you later.

Thanks.

Melinda

South Cumberland Food Hub:  New Items!


I’ve added some green Kale, Collard Greens and Butternut Squash to the hub this week. All certified organic but in limited quantities, so order early!

Risa

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Local Food!


The market is open this morning for orders till noon. We have some delicious homemade breads and granola, as well as fresh lettuce for your salads.

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Thank you for supporting your local food hub!

Risa

The Cumming Harvest:  Extra Specials


Sorry for the extra email, I forgot to tell you about some specials this week.

If you type in “sale” in the search you will see some items from Heritage Farm.
Beef Liver, Rib Eye Steak, Short Loin Roast, Duck and Leg of Lamb are all on sale this week.

Our Weekly Specials include My Daily Bread’s Cinnamon Rolls (you can request with cream cheese frosting or without). Also, Pumpkin Spice bread, and Greek Pasta Salad is on sale.

Farm Fresh Foods has some valentine deals like, Valentine Muffins Dark Chocolate Beet and Chocolate Cherry Galette.

Orobianco has the Mozzarella Scamorza on sale for $8.

Have a great week, thanks for shopping!

Suncoast Co-op:  Suncoast Co-op is in the News! Make your order of local food today.


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • Discount Membership to the Tampa Bay Time Bank of $10 www.tampabaytime.org will also give Time bank hours to members who volunteer.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Contact us if you want to learn how to garden! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News
Our Co-op was mentioned in both the Suncoast News and the New Port Richey Patch. Check out the articles and share with your friends and family. Get inspired by positive things happening in your community and come participate in its creation this co-op is brought to us by our community of members.

Patch article: Locals want Co-op to Grow


Suncoast News: Co-op brings locally grown food to Pasco

Great new Products
Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised chicken, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Lettuce and so much more are on the market! Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers.

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-2pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL.

Growing in Kinship Garden
Learn how to garden for FREE!
We are having frequent work days on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Kinship Garden behind the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity at 4131 Madison street. If you are apart of the Tampa bay Time Bank you can receive Time bank hours for your volunteering.

Partnership with Tampa Bay Time Bank
Starting in February we will be rolling out our partnership with the Tampa Bay Time bank where for every volunteer hour you give to the co-op you can get time bank hours back to trade/barter with others in the community using their website. We will have more information about this Time bank as the weeks go on ask us more in person or check out the website at www.tampabaytime.org

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.

Please take our Survey
We appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill out a Survey about the co-op, your feedback helps us do a better job: Survey for the Suncoast Co-op

Eat 10% Local
We are launching a campaign advertising our co-op and for local citizens to start shifting their food budget 10% local. We hope to encourage a food Renaissance and share this vision to people of the Suncoast area becoming an edible cornucopia. We hope to engage and educate people into the local food movement via movies, book studies, and Permablitzes social activities to enhance the development of the movement.

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. Becoming a board of director is taking on a leadership position and requires membership/ownership, while volunteering is for short term opportunities to assist the co-op and requires no membership. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email the co-op with what your most interested in assisting the co-op with at Suncoastcoop@gmail.com Put Subject: Board of Director or Volunteer to receive more information

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. $1.50 cup of organic locally roasted coffee and conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street.

Fundraising Committee Meet-up
Saturday, Feb 9th 9:30am
West Pasco Habitat for Humanity 4131 Madison Street, New Port Richey.
We will be discussing how to raise more membership with the co-op by hosting a membership drive. We will continue our conversation about developing a farm to fork fundraiser as well.
The Membership committee is responsible for working with existing Membership to “rally the troops” to become the volunteer “hands” required to implement the marketing plan, fundraising strategies, dissemination of educational materials and other volunteer opportunities.

Free Film Showing: Edible City
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

Join us for a free film showing of Edible City! Edible City: Grow the Revolution is a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary journey through the local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Documenting a broad spectrum of activists, organizations and inspired citizens, Edible City shows how everyone can get involved in transforming our food system.

Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The movie digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work– from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies— finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Russellville Community Market:  Market Reminder


Only a few more hours of ordering time for the market! Be sure to get your orders in by 10:00 p.m. tonight!

Don’t forget we have new pick up times available from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the Market on Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is closed


The Spa City Co-op market is now closed. Please plan to pick up your order from the Art Church between 3:30 – 5:30 this Friday, the 8th.

Should you be unable to pick up your order, it is your responsibility to find someone to do that for you during the regular pick up time.

Please also consider signing up to volunteer. Its fun and you learn alot.

See you all on Friday,
Karen Holcomb
Market Manager