Message from Market Manager
ORDERING SCHEDULE FOR BEST SUCCESS
The deadline for ordering from Geraldson Community Farm (GCF) is your choice of either Monday 8PM OR Tuesday 3PM. You will have a far better chance of getting what you order from GCF if you order by Monday 8PM. Call Market Manager if you need help with a strategy. 727-515-9469.
REQUEST FOR OUR CO-OP CUSTOMERS
Two really nice things are happening:
1. We are getting more customers and have more orders to deliver
2. We now have volunteers helping with deliveries.
As our volunteers get used to the routine they are very conscientious about “getting it right”. All those in co-op locations should begin labeling their cooler with customer name so our delivery folks will know how to unpack the orders. Thank you in advance!
MOTHER’S DAY IS APPROACHING!
Whenever you need a gift for a special occasion, please consider the unique and healthy options our Market can offer YEAR-ROUND! These are local small businesses, many of which can be found ONLY on our online Market at www.stpete.locallygrown.net.
- Chef Roux’s Gluten Free Chocolate Cake from GateauOChocolat (variety of pates too!)
- Pink Himalayan Salt Bricks from Savory Spice Shop
- A Market Gift Certificate from St. Pete Locally Grown (minimum $5)
- Organic Sprouted Breads from 20 Shekels Bread
- Seasonal Remedies from Imperial Gardens (raw desserts too!)
- Fresh Chevre Torte from The Dancing Goat (soaps too!)
- Workshop on “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” from Nathan’s Natural Veggies
- Fresh cut Aloe Leaves from Sustainable Me
- Locally roasted coffees from Java Planet Organic Coffee Roasters
- Prepare a platter of Fresh Key West Shrimp from Offshore Seafood Company
- Gluten-Free Maple Nut Granola from Mindful Meals Whole Personal Chef
- Curry Tree Leaves from Brenon’s Homegrown
- Cuban Oregano from The Faith House
- Lip Balms & Soaps from Rebecca’s Bees
- A healthy tray of Wheatgrass Micro Greens from Urban Greens
- Ghost Peppers from Barchie Farms
- Habanero Peppers from Velouria Farms
- Herbal Teas & Pain Management Remedies from Herbalwise (other Remedies too!)
- Walking Iris plant from Affordable Plants by Nathan
- Crystallized Ginger from Organically Inclined
- 28 pounds of goodness from Jane’s Earthworm Castings
DO YOU WANT TO TRANSFORM YOUR PROPERTY?
If you, or someone you know, need some help designing, planning, or building your yard or any type of garden, our Market endorses Cristy Abbott for the job. A Certified Permaculturist and sole proprietor of a small. local, woman-owned business, Cristy is currently seeking new clients. She can be reached at 727-520-5303 (email@example.com) and has earned the support of our Market Community with many hours of volunteer work on local urban farms. Cristy is a serious asset to the St. Petersburg Community and your consideration of supporting a talented mature woman who is passionate about her connection with the earth, is very much appreciated! Pass it on please…
NEW VIDEO FROM VOLUNTEER JEFF YENTZER featuring Nathan Levy on Edible Weeds
PLEASE SUPPORT TRIP TO HAITI FOR SCOTT BITTERLI OF ST. PETE
Friends, Family, Neighbors and Colleagues,
Once again, I am honored, to be visiting with our neighbors in need in Haiti next month. Please Visit the link that explains the goals and details of our trip and consider donating to the worthy programs or helping to sponsor our trip. We would also like to collect any educational (pens, pencils, rulers, etc.), athletic (soccer balls, cleats, cones, etc) or medical supplies or equipment that you could spare.
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT PACKAGING & DISTRIBUTION OF PRODUCE?
If so, are you interested in volunteering WEEKLY for our Market on Wednesdays from 7PM to 830PM or Thursdays from noon to 4PM? Please call Tina at 727-515-9469 for details. As St. Petersburg spreads its wings into urban agriculture enterprises, this skill will be greatly needed!
MONTHLY SUMMER VEGGIE WORKSHOP TIME IS MOVING TO EARLY MORNING – see below
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CUSTOMERS! Once you have submitted your order, if in doubt about what you owe, you can always confirm what you have been charged for by checking your account history and viewing your most current invoice. Instructions on how to do that are on our Q&A page under the question entitled Since you don’t provide an invoice with delivery, how do I know what I owe? . Also, since your vegetables are picked fresh within 24 hours of delivery, they should be lasting for WEEKS in your refrigerator. When you accept delivery, please take a few minutes to inspect your order to protect your vegetables from unnecessary spoilage. Lastly, it is imperative that you understand our policy on Unclaimed Orders found on our Q&A page. When you make a purchase you are agreeing to abide by this policy.
All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events
TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS FROM 830AM to 1130AM
Here is your invitation to volunteer in Nathan’s garden. No RSVPs are needed! This is a great time to get exposed to local organic gardening and gain experience maintaining a summer garden in St. Petersburg. Call Nathan at 727-403-1655 if you have any questions or need directions.
OUR NEXT POTLUCK SOCIAL IS THIS COMING SATURDAY, APR. 27 at 6PM
Sponsored by St. Pete Locally Grown, potluck socials are held on the 4th Saturday of each month. These events are held exclusively for actively participating Market customers, growers, and volunteers and are meant to create a social atmosphere in which to network, share resources and experiences. See Evite for speaker details. Please note that—starting in MAY—we will have a change in venue for our meeting, close to our home on 54th Ave. N. Details will come!
NATURAL PROBIOTIC SODA / WATER KEFIR WORKSHOP on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 7-9 pm in Redington Shores
Learn how to make your own refreshing, bubbly soda containing over forty strains of probiotics (over 6 times more than yogurt) using water kefir. Water kefir is a traditional probiotic culture, grown and cared for by many generations who used it to ferment sweet liquid into a healthy, hydrating drink – the precursor to modern day soda. In the class we will taste different recipes including ginger ale, bottle a fermented batch, and you will start a batch of water kefir to take home and ferment your own healthy drinks. Water kefir is self propagating so once you have the basics you can make your own sodas indefinitely. Please bring to class a glass quart jar with lid for your first batch of water kefir. Workshop is $25 per person. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-688-9069 to register and for directions.
TIME CHANGED TO EARLY IN THE DAY==>"SUMMER VEGETABLE GROWING IN ST. PETERSBURG" on May 11th, 8 AM Details are on Calendar of Events. This will be held every Second Saturday of the month and is open to the public. RSVPS are required and will help determine if the class will be held. Bring your friends and save $10 each on this valuable experience! You can now pre-purchase this workshop on our Market. This class makes a great gift for any occasion! RSVPs now being accepted.