The Weblog

We send out cool articles and farmer highlights using a different email program. You can see the archives of those emails here and through our facebook page! We use this “weblog” every Friday evening to let you know the market page is accepting orders (look for the little add to cart buttons next to products). Northeast Georgia Locally Grown was officially OPENED on Monday, April 26th, 2010 and we are so thankful that you are helping support fresh local foods each week.



 
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Locally Grown - availability for June 12


Good evening Local Food Lovers. The market is now open to place your orders for Wednesday. Have a great weekend and enjoy local food.

Locally Grown - market open / volunteer for FARM TOUR


Hey Local Food Lovers,

We’re only a few days away from the PREMIERE local food and farm event in our region, the SECOND ANNUAL GEORGIA MOUNTAINS FARM TOUR. If you’ve been curious what the farms that sell through Locally Grown are like, this is the best chance of the year to meet your farmer. It’s also a great way to support a new network of farmers that is collaborating to try and increase local foods throughout the region. With the proceeds of the event we’ll be looking into purchasing group liability insurance that will allow farmers to sell to directly to our Local School Systems.

You can find out more about the FARM TOUR (and our farmers network) at this website.

http://georgiamfn.blogspot.com/

There’s so much good food, it’s impossible to describe it all. And the new earlier ordering schedule is working incredibly well. I’d say at least 2/3rds of you are ordering well before Sunday night.

I want to welcome Keep It Simple Bakery and Christy Bowen to the market this week. She’s making an impressive first week showing with 20 Gluten Free items. I’ve noticed that quite a few of you are giving them a try this week. Granola, pie crusts, waffles. She’s making it very easy for folks who must avoid gluten. Ironically I rice noodles rather than flour noodles tonight with my Gibson Farms beef meatballs (with Melon Head cilantro in them-that’s my little secret). I’ve been thinking of taking a gluten break myself just to see how it goes.

Before I go, we are still seeking 4 VOLUNTEERS to help just one of the two days of the FARM TOUR event so if paying for the tour just isn’t in your budget, or you’d really like to get to know a farm well and contribute to the cause this is a great opportunity. All volunteers for at least 4 hours can attend the other day of the tour for free AND will receive a very cool Georgia Mountains Farm Tour t-shirt. Please let me know at soque@windstream.net if you’d like to help.

That’s it for tonight.

EAT WELL,

Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun

Locally Grown - last days to buy FARM TOUR pass for $30


Hey Local Food Lovers,

I have a very last minute reminder and a small request. I’ll start with the request.

If anyone has any old / aged looking wood, we are trying to paint SIGNS for the Georgia Mountains Farm Tour at a volunteer day tomorrow (Thursday at 5:30 pm at Grace Calvary carport). If you would like to donate wood or paint feel free to bring it to market today, or you could bring it tomorrow to Grace Calvary as well.

2×8s would be best but any wood that has an aged look may work.

TODAY is the last day you can buy FARM TOUR passes from Locally Grown for $30. The price will go up on Friday to $35. If you still haven’t ordered your brochure please buy it today at market (we’ll have some extras) if you can. We will have them available next week as well but you’ll pay an extra $5 bucks.

That’s it!

Thanks for the help!

If you’d still like to volunteer for the FARM TOUR e-mail Maggie at m.vancantfort@gmail.com

All other questions about the tour check out
http://georgiamfn.blogspot.com/
or e-mail me at
soque@windstream.net

Thanks,
Justin

Locally Grown - Availability for June 5, 2013


Hey Local Food Lovers,

This may be the latest and shortest message ever, but tonight I better not allow myself to get swept away in the local food talk of the week.

Just hope you all buy lots of yummy stuff and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

EAT WELL,

Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun

Northeast Georgia Locallygrown availability list


Hey Local Food Lovers,
Look for you favorite foods in the market this week.
Also remember that tomorrow, June 1,is the 2nd annual Soque River Festival, from 9am – 3am. Fun for the entire family featuring local food, live music, and kids events. For more information and to register to paddle, check www.soque.org

Locally Grown - Availability for May 29, 2013


Hey Local Food Lovers,

This will have to be a short message tonight so I’m just gonna hit two highlights.

Our GEORGIA MOUNTAINS FARM TOUR is coming up in just under three weeks. I think we’re still looking for about 4 or 5 volunteers for Sunday to help out at some of the farms in Rabun County. If you’re interested let us know as you’ll get to attend Saturday for free and get an awesome tour T-shirt. We’re asking folks to help with at least a four hour shift from about 12:30 until as late as you’re able to stay (ends at 6pm). It’s a great way to give back to the farming community and be a part of our local food community. Just send an e-mail to Maggie at m.vancantfort@gmail.com.

To purchase a weekend pass to the TOUR just add it to your shopping cart. That will remind us to bring a brochure for you to market this week. Just write a separate check to SRWA.

Details on the Tour are at http://georgiamfn.blogspot.com/

The other little tidbit this week is all the awesome food I’ve been eating. My favorite thing about Locally Grown is how the food you find here changes all the time. It keeps life interesting. Here were my treats of the week.

Roasted that pastured chicken I mentioned last week. Delicious! Took the carcass and made chicken stock tonight after browning some onions.

The oyster mushrooms are incredible. Took the first half and browned them on high heat in butter with a splash of apple cider vinegar. That brown crust and the fresh delicateness! Incredible. What a great new addition to the market. Took the other half and put them on a handmade pizza. Gourmet all around. I’ll be trying the Shitakes this week.

I made homemade tacos with Gibson Farms beef, and took Mighty Micros pea shoots and chopped them up and put them on top with a squirt of lime.

Had Leah Lake kale my usual way. You can find that recipe under the recipes section.

Ate bunches of Oakcrest Farms beautiful radishes. A very refreshing snack.

What am I forgetting. Oh yes, this one will hurt as I noticed they are sold out. Belflower’s snow peas. Wow. They are so sweet it’s like eating candy. Seriously!

There’s so much to plug this week but I’ll make it simple. Buy every order of Chuck’s garlic scapes you can. It’s another one of those short season items and if you’re planning on doing any grilling do yourself a favor and toss ’em in oil and grill ’em until they just start to brown and then scarf ’em down. A favorite treat!

Hope you have a hum-dinger of a week and…..

EAT WELL,
Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun

Weblog Entry


Good evening local food lovers. Northeast Georgia Locallygrown is open for ordering. Have a great Memorial Day and enjoy local food.

Weblog Entry


Good evening local food lovers.
Northeast Georgia Locallygrown is open for ordering. Have a great Memorial Day and enjoy local food.

Locally Grown - Availability for May 22, 2013


Hey Local Food Lovers,

I’m gonna keep it short and sweet tonight. I love spring and here’s why. This week I enjoyed two different types of lettuce, radishes, asparagus, strawberries, pasture raised chicken, broccoli microgreens, and green garlic. This week I hope to pick up some snow peas if you guys haven’t already bought them all. There’s so many options that you can only get while the weather is still cool. Another 3 weeks and I should have some beautiful heads of cabbage of my own.

Don’t just dream of delicious local food, EAT IT!

And one really quick request. We’re looking for quite a few volunteers for our Georgia Mountains Farm Tour coming up in less than 4 weeks. If you volunteer for 4 hours helping one of the farms you’ll get a free pass to attend the other day of the tour and a free t-shirt. Check out details of the FARM TOUR here
http://georgiamfn.blogspot.com/
And e-mail Maggie if you’d like to volunteer.
m.vancantfort@gmail.com

Thanks and
EAT WELL,

Justin in Habersham
and
Chuck in Rabun

LocallyGrown is open


Hey Local Food Lovers,

Just a quick reminder that Locally Grown market is now open for ordering.