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  • Calendar of Events

    There are many fountains of knowledge to draw from within St. Petersburg. Some of the events below are open to the public but lectures are reserved exclusively for active Market customers attending monthly potluck socials. Become an active customer and enjoy all the perks of our Market Community!

    THESE WORKSHOPS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. One of our missions is to teach everyone to grow their own food. Remember that if you grow your own food, you won’t need to buy it from us! There is NO obligation to sell your produce through our Market to qualify for these classes. Join Nathan Levy of Nathan’s Natural Veggies in his St. Petersburg demonstration garden for two incredible workshops—“Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” and REAL DIRT: Make Your Own”—that will help both garden veterans and beginners make it all work. Learn to create a fertile growing medium in which to grow your own food and enjoy the high quality, fresh-picked produce that you have been craving YEAR-ROUND. Sign up and get discounts for attending both workshops or for bringing a friend with you. COST per workshop: $35 per person, $50 per couple/friends. Individuals can prepay BOTH workshops for $60. MAIL CHECKS, payable to “Nathan Levy” to 5305 20th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714 or pay for both at first class. Email questions to nathan47@tampabay.rr.com or call 727-403-1655. RSVPs are requested.

    Would you like to help promote these workshops? Just click the links for these workshops that are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC in February and March so you can copy, print, or email them to your friends who are ready to join the tide of folks who are tired of sinking dollars into stores of less-than-fresh vegetables.

    Visit our Lecture Series slide show and you will see what education & community building look like: Commonality, Motivation, Fellowship, and Knowledge.

    Our Market Blog

    Don’t know how to cook your new veggies? Google recipes for Market veggies. Then share your cooking experiences, and find new ones, on our Market Community Food Blog!

    Stop the Presses

    Volunteer Opportunities

    What Are We Up To?

    Professionals We Recommend

    • Chef Emily Golden of Mindful Meals Personal Chef: A Culinary Lifestyle Company Chef Emily has been a “grower” for our Market in the past and now has a thriving personal chef business that keeps her hopping! We often tap into her expertise to advise us on promotional events for our budding small business.



     
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    Market NOW Open - Apr. 14, 2014


    To Contact Us

    St. Pete Locally Grown
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    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you. Call your Market Manager for help.

    Delivery Fees for
    Homes & Co-ops

    At last we have completed an assessment of our delivery fees and come up with a flat rate plan we believe is equitable for our customers, sustainable for our business, and responsible to the environment. Effective this week—Within St. Petersburg—home deliveries cost $8. Delivery to veggie pickup spots (what we also have been calling co-ops) costs $4. Due to stretching resources and the expense of van rental, we suspended offers of home delivery one month ago and many new customers have responded by not ordering. What have we learned from this? That customers need some time to “fall in love” with us before considering picking up at a drop spot. Our response? We will work harder to expand volunteer delivery resources and, effective this week, we are re-instating the home delivery option for those who live within reasonable distance of our regular co-op drop spots. Ninety-eight percent of our customers qualify and we will personally contact those who are the rare exceptions. For those already in co-ops, it would be great if you can stay with it but do what you must. Your financial support is KEY for our operation and we will accommodate you as best we can. Haven’t considered picking up at a veggie drop spot? These pickup spots serve an important purpose, not only by saving dollars for everyone involved but in building neighborhood camaraderie. In addition, our dedicated volunteer delivery resources, although growing at a slow but nicely steady pace, are so precious to us and our veggie drop spots shorten the time that volunteers commit to helping with deliveries every week. This week’s message to share? St. Pete Locally Grown delivers to homes and veggie drop spots!

    Grower News

    • The Dancing Goat is back with sale items to celebrate Easter!
    • A reminder that Grower Bedrock Living has changed to a Market schedule to 1st week of every month sales until summer.
    • Due to heavy rains, my trip to potential new Grower in Terra Ceia was delayed. Tomorrow is the day!
    • One of our Market’s prized urban farmers from past seasons, Richard Nicholson of Richard’s Garden is looking for more earth on which to extend his production. If you have a plot of yard or some unoccupied urban land in St. Petersburg which you are willing to share for Richard to produce organically grown, chemical-free vegetables, please contact Richard at 727-488-4185 or email rickfromhome@yahoo.com.
    • Jennifer Gilman of The Herbal Cabinet is on a well-deserved break for two weeks but will be back with healthy solutions for all your herbal remedy needs.
    • St. Pete Fruit Stand is active this week with fresh stevia from Kathleen Maxwell. The quality herbs coming from Kathleen’s urban garden is amazing. Hopefully we’ll see some Genovese basil soon. She is quite generous and, like many of our Growers, very fussy about freshness & presentation.

    Message from Your Market Manager

    NEW Co-op Opens in Greater Pinellas Point (GPP) THIS WEEK
    This week, co-op “GPP East” starts up in the vicinity of 4th St. S & 59th Ave. S. We will deliver there this Friday so you can place your order starting today! When your order is received, you will get the exact location and instructions for pick up on Friday. Please tell your friends and neighbors in GPP that St. Pete Locally Grown is now delivering LOCALLY GROWN, CHEMICAL-FREE, FRESHLY HARVESTED VEGETABLES to a GPP veggie drop spot on Fridays for just $4 per order. GPP West opened last week with much success! See a list of all veggie drop spots on our Q&A page.

    Fruit Sales of Pears & Apples
    Prices for pears and apples, as you must have noticed by now, are through the roof in the stores. I am having issues with ordering them at so high a price knowing that many of our customers cannot afford to buy them. I do my price checks weekly and stumbled upon some organic apples at Winn-Dixie recently. They are 5.99 for a 3lb. bag! How they can afford that I’ll never know but that’s at least $3 less than the local health food stores. Our Market cannot compete with that so right now I recommend you check at Winn-Dixie’s for them. Warning: they are very limited in quantity but who knows maybe we can build enough demand that they’ll get more? A WORD ABOUT PEARS: This time of year all the pears are imported from other countries. I’ve been told that US organic growers (the large ones in particular) purchase land outside the country so they can grow year round and sell year round. This makes sense but it means that I am presented only with imported choices. Your thoughts on imported pears for our Market? Would you even consider purchasing them?

    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.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    • THIS SATURDAY==>"REAL DIRT: Make Your Own" on Apr. 19th, 1PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Apr. 26th, Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM. for active Market customers. BY EVITE ONLY. Come meet your fellow Locavores! BONUS: Learn about “Yoga for Gardeners” from Ruben Vasquez ERYT500, M.Ed.
    • “St. Petersburg as a Small Town Farming Community” on May 3rd, 11:30AM. Cost $8/$6. Free to members of Sunken Gardens. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St N. Speaker: Market Manager, St. Pete Locally Grown

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We are currently organizing our volunteer needs by Grower and by Market. So when you are interested in learning how to garden and/or how to run an urban market—including a model for great delivery service for the Market—consider volunteering for the organizations below. Check back for more Growers to be listed.
    Nathan’s Natural Veggies
    Pioneer Settlement Garden
    St. Pete Locally Grown Market
    The Faith House

    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!

    Market NOW Open - Apr. 7, 2014


    To Contact Us

    St. Pete Locally Grown
    on the web
    on facebook
    on google
    on pinterest
    via email

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you. Call your Market Manager for help.

    Come and GROW!

    As part of the delivery on Friday, you get to be part of a tag team delivering throughout St. Petersburg and into Gulfport. You can drive or you can ride. Each shift runs from 2 to 2.5-hours sometime between 11AM & 530PM. All delivery volunteers are provided training via online phone conference. For newbies especially, we have a 30-minute phone call for orientation each Wednesday at 1130AM. Our delivery folks are forming bonds with one another and getting to meet smiling and grateful customers excited about their vegetables. You can even give them your business card. We have three 2-hour shifts to fill which run somewhere between from 11am until around 6pm. All times are approximate. Please spread the word to those looking to make new connections within the local community. Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? Check out VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES and contact Market Manager at 727-515-9469.

    Grower News

    • Welcome back Grower The Maker’s Farm to our Market. Scott & Vanessa moved recently and have had to rebuild their pastured chicken raising operation. We are thrilled to have their mouth watering Cornish Cross chickens back on our Market this week!
    • Welcome new Grower Ida’s Garden to our Market. Emir and Ida have decided it is time to share the bounty of their papayas with our customers! Be sure to view the photo album on their grower page.
    • Welcome new Grower Sammy’s Seafood to our Market. Please be patient as we continue our search for frozen scallops which so many of you are requesting. We are trying.
    • The Dancing Goat is off the Market this week but will return next week.
    • Grower Bedrock Living is changing its Market schedule to accommodate family travel plans over the next few months. Don’t despair! You can purchase Leanna’s preservative free, chemical free, additive free, artificial colorant & fragrance free natural hygiene products from our Market during the FIRST WEEK of each month.
    • This week I am pursuing a new Grower possibility for our Market in Terra Ceia—just south of the Skyway! I am excited!

    Message from Your Market Manager

    NEW Co-op Opens in Greater Pinellas Point (GPP) THIS WEEK
    This week, co-op “GPP West” starts up in the vicinity of 27th St. S & 66th Ave. S. We will deliver there this Friday so you can place your order starting today! When your order is received, you will get the exact location and instructions for pick up on Friday. Next week, co-op “GPP East” starts up in the vicinity of 4th St. S & 59th Ave. S. We will deliver there for the first time on April 18th so place your order starting April 14th. We are SO grateful to these volunteers who want to support the building of a small town farming community right here in St. Pete! They are making it possible for the Greater Pinellas Point Neighborhood to enhance neighborhood community building in the process. Please tell your friends and neighbors in GPP that St. Pete Locally Grown is now delivering LOCALLY GROWN, CHEMICAL-FREE, FRESHLY HARVESTED VEGETABLES to GPP on Fridays for just $4 per order.

    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.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    • NO Workshop by Nathan on Apr. 12th
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Apr. 19th, 1PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Apr. 26th, Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM. for active Market customers. BY EVITE ONLY. Come meet your fellow Locavores! BONUS: Learn about “Yoga for Gardeners” from Ruben Vasquez ERYT500, M.Ed.
    • “St. Petersburg as a Small Town Farming Community” on May 3rd, 11:30AM. Cost $8/$6. Free to members. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St N. Speaker: Market Manager, St. Pete Locally Grown

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We are currently organizing our volunteer needs by Grower and by Market. So when you are interested in learning how to garden and/or how to run an urban market, consider volunteering for the organizations below. Check back for more Growers to be listed.
    Nathan’s Natural Veggies
    Pioneer Settlement Garden
    St. Pete Locally Grown Market
    The Faith House

    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!

    Market NOW Open - Mar. 31, 2014


    To Contact Us

    St. Pete Locally Grown
    on the web
    on facebook
    on google
    on pinterest
    via email

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you. Call your Market Manager for help.

    Come and GROW!

    Here are the opportunities that will bring Market experience to those who volunteer with St. Pete Locally Grown. We believe the small urban market is a growing industry and many folks will be / are needed to make it all happen. Come learn by doing! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? Check out VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES and contact Market Manager at 727-515-9469.

    Message from Your Market Manager

    New Co-ops Forming in Greater Pinellas Point (GPP)
    We’ve been fortunate that several folks have volunteered to host veggie drops at their homes in GPP which just happen to sit on opposing sides of GPP which is one of the largest neighborhoods in St. Petersburg. These two co-ops have been dubbed GPP West (startup date tbd) & GPP East (starts up on 4/18th) and they are filling a gaping hole in our chemical-free veggie distribution. We are SO grateful to these volunteers who want to support the building of a small town farming community right here in St. Pete! Please tell your friends and neighbors in GPP that St. Pete Locally Grown is now delivering to their neighborhood for just $4 per order.

    Disston Heights Co-op Put On Hold
    The launch date for this co-op will be revisited in the near future. Hang on! We’re coming… Meantime, customers in Disston Heights can continue to pickup in nearby neighborhoods. New customers can call Market Manager to find the most convenient spot!

    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.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    • NO Workshop by Nathan on Apr. 12th
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Apr. 19th, 1PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Apr. 26th, Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM. for active Market customers. BY EVITE ONLY. Come meet your fellow Locavores! BONUS: Learn about “Yoga for Gardeners” from Ruben Vasquez,
    • “St. Petersburg as a Small Town Farming Community” on May 3rd, 11:30AM. Cost $8/$6. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St N. Speaker: Market Manager, St. Pete Locally Grown

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We are currently organizing our volunteer needs by Grower and by Market. So when you are interested in learning how to garden and/or how to run an urban market, consider volunteering for the organizations below. Check back for more Growers to be listed.
    Nathan’s Natural Veggies
    Pioneer Settlement Garden
    St. Pete Locally Grown Market
    The Faith House

    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!

    St. Pete Locally Grown Invites YOU to Volunteer


    Will YOU volunteer for St. Pete Locally Grown?

    Here are the opportunities that will bring Market experience to those who volunteer with St. Pete Locally Grown. We believe the small urban market is a growing industry and many folks will be / are needed to make it all happen. Come learn by doing! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? Contact Market Manager at 727-515-9469.

    • Thursday weighing and packaging fruit and produce from 1PM until 530PM (anywhere in that timeframe for a few hours)
    • Thursday greeting Growers between 8AM and 5PM. You choose the hour(s) you can come. This is a great way to “know your farmers”!
    • Friday morning distribution preparation. Commitment is from 7:15AM until about 10:30AM. The time flies as we have a methodical system that “gets it done” AND we have fun too.
    • We are especially in need of help with Friday deliveries. As part of the delivery day, you get to be part of a tag team delivering throughout St. Petersburg and into Gulfport. You can drive or you can ride. Each shift runs from 2 to 2.5-hours sometime between 11AM & 530PM. All delivery volunteers are provided training via online phone conference. For newbies especially, we have a 30-minute phone call for orientation each Wednesday at 1130AM. Our delivery folks are forming bonds with one another and getting to meet smiling and grateful customers excited about their vegetables. YOU CAN EVEN GIVE THEM YOUR BUSINESS CARD. We have three 2-hour shifts to fill which run somewhere between from 11am until around 6pm. All times are approximate. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO THOSE LOOKING TO MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

    VOLUNTEER WISH LIST

    • Food bloggers for Market Community blog on Google
    • Volunteer coordinator (recruit and train)
    • Education coordinator (post workshops and events)
    • Monthly potluck social coordinator
    • Photographers for volunteer activities and monthly events (socials and workshops)
    • Grower outreach (organize meetings, recruitment)

    SPECIAL PROJECTS

    • Document business processes
    • Create various user manuals
    • Perform research on selected subjects


    Wishing you Health & Wholeness,
    Tina Levy
    Market Manager | St. Pete Locally Grown

    (727) 515-9469 | tlevy@tampabay.rr.com |
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    http://stpete.locallygrown.net/

    Market NOW Open - Mar. 24, 2014


    To Contact Us

    St. Pete Locally Grown
    on the web
    on facebook
    on google
    on pinterest
    via email

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you. Call your Market Manager for help.

    Our Small Town Farming Community

    St. Pete Locally Grown’s Market is attracting new Growers. We are getting less dependent on “less local” resources for the fresh vegetables we sell on our Market. Special Thanks are in order to all our Growers who have dedicated the past few years to making this happen and to our new Growers who give us a chance to prove that the customer demand exists. We wish to thank Growers large and small for the intention they are demonstrating and the hard work they are investing in literally propagating the outcome we all want: Fresh, Locally Grown, Chemical-Free Vegetables for the St. Petersburg Community. Gracious Gratitude to our loyal customers who have been with us since the beginning of 2011 as well as the customers who are signing up, on average, 20 per month. Endless Appreciation for our fab Volunteers who ask for nothing in return for their investment of valuable time for planting, harvesting, packaging, and delivering St. Pete Locally Grown’s precious cargo to YOUR HOME & OFFICE. Our small town farming community continues to unfold!

    Message from Your Market Manager

    Friday Deliveries
    The picture above was taken early Friday morning on my way home from Enterprise Commercial Trucks where I had just picked up our delivery vehicle. I wish everyone could feel the excitement I get jumping behind the wheel of this powerful long-bed cargo van every Friday morning in anticipation of filling it up with your vegetable orders. Our Friday volunteer delivery team is an amazing one, well-trained and dedicated to exceptional customer service. They too get excited at the anticipation of customers greeting them both with big smiles of delight and recent evidence of progress in their home backyard gardens. THIS small local business—called St. Pete Locally Grown—is helping to build the small town farming community taking shape in St. Petersburg. What a joy & what a mission! Have you told your friends and neighbors what they might be missing, not only in the way of produce, but the sense of belonging to a local grassroots effort that can ONLY benefit their health, the local economy, and the city of St. Petersburg?

    YOUR Market Manager
    I’m not kidding when I sign emails this way. My job is to help you enjoy the best our Market has to offer. That includes encouraging you to attend our potluck socials, linking you up with Market resources you aren’t yet aware of, suggesting ways to cook veggies that you’ve never experienced, recommending ways you can use your talent to serve others via our Volunteer program, and generating enthusiasm for growing your own food if you are inclined to do so! Please let me know how we can better our service to you, our Valued Customers. Please tell us “How are we doing?”

    Sharing An Account & Paying For Membership Fees
    Many people ask if it’s ok to share an account and split the membership fee. Since our livelihood depends on each annual membership fee to operate YEAR ROUND for our customers, the simple answer has to be NO. Did you know that the majority of our Growers receive—and well deserve—80% of what customers pay for Market goods? The Market gets the remainder to help with overhead and supplies. This is just ONE reason why CUSTOMER ACCOUNT SHARING IS PROHIBITED. Membership in St. Pete Locally Grown is “priceless” and works out to just $7.50 per month per household. Customers can defer full payment by paying with a credit card. For those who consider the fee too high, we hope you will compare it with local options and let us know if you find something more affordable that offers both: 1) YEAR ROUND locally grown produce and 2) the bonus of a built-in YEAR ROUND social community. We will continue to offer low delivery fees and product pricing that either competes with—or is lower than—local health food retailers. You will not get fresher produce than ours unless you grow your own & we’ll even teach you how to do that. P-R-I-C-E-L-E-S-S. Do contact your Market Manager Tina Levy if you have any questions about your account or membership fees.

    LOOKING FOR A CO-OP PICKUP NEAR YOU?
    Check out SPLG’s current list of drop spots on our Q&A page. Not finding a good match? Call Market Manager at 727-515-9469. We can usually find a win-win solution.

    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.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    • GPP Neighborhood Association Mtg – Green Living Theme on Mar. 25th Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1600 54th Avenue South. Speaker: Market Manager, St. Pete Locally Grown
    • NO Workshop by Nathan on Apr. 12th
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Apr. 19th, 1PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Apr. 26th, Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM. for active Market customers. BY EVITE ONLY. Come meet your fellow Locavores!
    • “St. Petersburg as a Small Town Farming Community” on May 3rd, 11:30AM. Cost $8/$6. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St N. Speaker: Market Manager, St. Pete Locally Grown

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We are currently organizing our volunteer needs by Grower and by Market. So when you are interested in learning how to garden and/or how to run an urban market, consider volunteering for the organizations below. Check back for more Growers to be listed.
    Nathan’s Natural Veggies
    Pioneer Settlement Garden
    St. Pete Locally Grown Market NEW DETAILS on our delivery team!
    The Faith House

    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!

    Come Meet YOUR Market Manager


    Meet Market Manager of St. Pete Locally Grown

    St. Petersburg Locavores:
    Come hear more about St. Pete Locally Grown and its efforts to help the St. Petersburg Community become self-sustaining. The more the merrier! Bring your friends and come meet your neighbors in the Greater Pinellas Point Neighborhood. I’ll be speaking about our online Market, our neighborhood co-op drop spots, and why we want you to grow your own food instead of buying from us. WHY WOULD WE EVEN SAY THAT? Come on and find out!

    Market NOW Open - March 17, 2014


    To Contact Us

    St. Pete Locally Grown
    on the web
    on facebook
    on google
    on pinterest
    via email

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you. Call your Market Manager for help.

    Our Small Town Farming Community

    St. Petersburg’s urban farmer’s have risen to the challenge this fall to feed our Market Community! We are much less dependent on outside resources for the fresh vegetables we sell on our Market and Special Thanks are in order to all our Growers who have dedicated the past few years to making this happen. We wish to thank Growers large and small for the intention they are demonstrating and the hard work they are investing in literally propagating the outcome we all want: Fresh, Locally Grown, Chemical-Free Vegetables for the St. Petersburg Community. Gracious Gratitude to our loyal customers who have been with us since the beginning of 2011 as well as the customers who are signing up, on average, 20 per month. Endless Appreciation for our fab Volunteers who ask for nothing in return for their investment of valuable time for planting, harvesting, packaging, and delivering St. Pete Locally Grown’s precious cargo to YOUR HOME & OFFICE. Our small town farming community continues to unfold!

    Message from Your Market Manager

    YOUR Market Manager
    I’m not kidding when I sign emails this way. My job is to help you enjoy the best our Market has to offer. That includes encouraging you to attend our potluck socials, linking you up with Market resources you aren’t yet aware of, suggesting ways to cook veggies that you’ve never experienced, recommending ways you can use your talent to serve others via our Volunteer program, and generating enthusiasm for growing your own food if you are inclined to do so! Please let me know how we can better our service to you, our Valued Customers.

    VALUABLE LOCAL RESOURCE
    There are so many valuable resources promoting sustainability within St. Petersburg, you will have to check in with the Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition (SUAC) in St. Petersburg to get a list! In fact, one of the most important local grassroots movements going on in St. Petersburg is spearheaded by the local Gaia’s Guardian Group that meets weekly. Please visit their website at http://www.gaiasguardians.info/ to find out where and when they meet and link to wonderful articles that will teach you how to grow your own food. At monthly meetings, you will mingle with wonderful interesting folks who will encourage you to step out and make a difference, not only in your own life and for your own health, but for the health of our local Community. There are many people to feed in St. Petersburg and it only makes sense that Growers selling through St. Pete Locally Grown cannot feed the entire city. Luckily, local trends reflects clearly that our St. Petersburg is quite active in feeding itself, through school gardens, community gardens, corporate gardens, urban farms, and home gardens like yours. We are behind that movement 100 percent! If you love St. Pete, please look them up and attend a Gaia’s Guardian Meeting. Get involved now!

    WE RECYCLE
    We need STURDY egg cartons, plastic, cardboard and sturdy (not thin) styrofoam. We are willing to get them back to our egg Growers. Big need for these! Best to drop them on the front stoop of our home if you know where we live. But if you want to leave them for us with your weekly coolers that’s ok too.

    LOOKING FOR A CO-OP PICKUP NEAR YOU?
    Check out SPLG’s current list of drop spots on our Q&A page. Not finding a good match? Call Market Manager at 727-515-9469. We can usually find a win-win solution.

    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.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    EVENTS

    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, March 22nd, Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM. for active Market customers. BY EVITE ONLY. Come meet your fellow Locavores!

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We are currently organizing our volunteer needs by Grower and by Market. So when you are interested in learning how to garden and/or how to run an urban market, consider volunteering for the organizations below. Check back for more Growers to be listed.
    Nathan’s Natural Veggies
    Pioneer Settlement Garden
    St. Pete Locally Grown Market NEW DETAILS on our delivery team!
    The Faith House

    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!

    Market NOW Open - March 10, 2014


    To Contact Us

    St. Pete Locally Grown
    on the web
    on facebook
    on google
    on pinterest
    via email

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you. Call your Market Manager for help.

    Will You Help?

    We are now building a neighborhood co-op in Disston Heights to which we can deliver a group of customers’ orders on a weekly basis. Do you know someone who could benefit from picking up in the vicinity of 39th & 39th in St. Petersburg? We have also recently launched three veggie pickup spots in Historic Uptown, Euclid Heights, and Euclid-St. Pauls Neighborhoods. Gracious folks from all these neighborhoods are offering space for their neighbors to leave coolers for Friday deliveries. Just tell new customers to submit a comment to the Market Manager on their first order asking for a delivery to Disston Heights. We’ll take it from there! Thanks for your continued support to build these drop spots & neighborhood cohesion, increase our efficiency, and save fossil fuel on Fridays.

    Message from Your Market Manager

    WE RECYCLE
    We need STURDY egg cartons, plastic, cardboard and sturdy (not thin) styrofoam. We are willing to get them back to our egg Growers. Big need for these! Best to drop them on the front stoop of our home if you know where we live. But if you want to leave them for us with your weekly coolers that’s ok too.

    MEAT PRODUCTS
    Salmon will return to Market next week!

    LOOKING FOR A CO-OP PICKUP NEAR YOU?
    Check out SPLG’s current list of drop spots on our Q&A page. Not finding a good match? Call Market Manager at 727-515-9469. We can usually find a win-win solution.

    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.

    Grower News

    PRICE BREAK FROM GLORY ROAD GARDENS
    To convince you their product is better than anything else you can get locally, Glory Road Gardens have posted sale pricing on their micro-greens. NOW is the time to try them out and compare GRG quality to other local sources.

    IF YOU GROW YOUR OWN FOOD & YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR PHOTOS
    Please email me and I’ll send you an invite that will give you access to posting photos of your abundance on our Pinterest page. If not, then Follow us as we encourage local urban farmers to post their food garden photos to share with the entire St. Petersburg Community! Let’s document the power of growing food LOCALLY! Just follow this link to our Pinterest project. We are also documenting “The art of distributing food to the St. Petersburg Community”. Hope you will follow our progress! with that project as well.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS

    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Mar. 15th, 1PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • Next “Monthly Potluck Social”, March 22nd, Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM. for active Market customers. BY EVITE ONLY. Come meet your fellow Locavores!

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We are currently organizing our volunteer needs by Grower and by Market. So when you are interested in learning how to garden and/or how to run an urban market, consider volunteering for the organizations below. Check back for more Growers to be listed.
    Nathan’s Natural Veggies
    Pioneer Settlement Garden
    St. Pete Locally Grown Market NEW DETAILS on our delivery team!
    The Faith House

    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!

    Market NOW Open - Mar. 03, 2014


    Carrots from Pioneer Settlement Garden

    Colorful Carrots posted to our Pinterest Project. Thank you, Pioneer Settlement Garden!

    To Contact Us

    St. Pete Locally Grown
    on the web
    on facebook
    on google
    on pinterest
    via email

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you. Call your Market Manager for help.

    Can You Help?

    We need neighborhood co-ops formed to which we can deliver a group of customers’ orders on a weekly basis. We have recently attempted to launch THREE veggie pickup spots for your orders from St. Pete Locally Grown in Historic Uptown, Euclid Heights, and Euclid-St. Pauls Neighborhoods. Gracious folks from these neighborhoods have offered space for our customers to leave coolers for Friday deliveries. We need your help to create sufficient demand for these co-ops to be formed. Please contact your friends in these neighborhoods and let them know. If you want to try us out, this is the week to do it and show your interest. The sustainability of our business depends on this cooperative effort. Please help us get this working.

    Message from Your Market Manager

    WE RECYCLE
    We need STURDY egg cartons, plastic, cardboard and sturdy (not thin) styrofoam. We are willing to get them back to our egg Growers. Big need for these! Best to drop them on the front stoop of our home if you know where we live. But if you want to leave them for us with your weekly coolers that’s ok too.

    MEAT PRODUCTS
    We are in the process of getting more meat products for our Market which may become available to you THIS week. If so, I will send out a special broadcast and those who have been waiting can place a second order to be delivered to you this Friday. Beef, pork, and lamb are the expected items this week, salmon in two weeks, and chicken-not sure as our Grower has moved recently and has taken a short break.

    YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW
    Eating local means getting used to what grows locally and learning how to integrate new foods into our lifestyle. Here a few items (some of many on our Market this week) that are so abundant, it’s sad that they might end up in the compost pile due to lack of interest. Live a little! Try these while they are still in season. You might fall in love with them and how nice to discover something new and wonderful for your mealtime repertoire. With the weather warming up, these are not going to last much longer.
    Tatsoi is the new spinach, haven’t you heard?
    Broccoli leaves are edible!
    Collard greens can be stuffed!
    Kohlrabi is “what happens when broccoli and cabbage get married”. How about a Greek-Style Kohlrabi Gratin With Dill and Feta?
    Asian greens: Not sure what to do with those on our Market? Know Your Asian Greens and get suggestions.
    Need a great ginger dressing for all greens, meats, old shoes, etc? You’ll never stop making this one!

    LOOKING FOR A CO-OP PICKUP NEAR YOU?
    Check out SPLG’s current list of drop spots on our Q&A page. Not finding a good match? Call Market Manager at 727-515-9469. We can usually find a win-win solution.

    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.

    Grower News

    ADVICE FROM GLORY ROAD GARDENS
    Monitor the condition of your microgreens by changing out the paper towel every day or so. Leave a little air in the bag. Don’t store them in a super cold area of your refrigerator. Too much cold degrades microgreens quickly.

    IF YOU GROW YOUR OWN FOOD & YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR PHOTOS
    Please email me and I’ll send you an invite that will give you access to posting photos of your abundance on our Pinterest page. If not, then Follow us as we encourage local urban farmers to post their food garden photos to share with the entire St. Petersburg Community! Let’s document the power of growing food LOCALLY! Just follow this link to our Pinterest project. We are also documenting “The art of distributing food to the St. Petersburg Community”. Hope you will follow our progress! with that project as well.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS

    • “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” on Mar. 8th, 1PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Mar. 15th, 1PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • Next “Monthly Potluck Social”, March 22nd, Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM. for active Market customers. BY EVITE ONLY. Come meet your fellow Locavores!

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We are currently organizing our volunteer needs by Grower and by Market. So when you are interested in learning how to garden and/or how to run an urban market, consider volunteering for the organizations below. Check back for more Growers to be listed.
    Nathan’s Natural Veggies
    Pioneer Settlement Garden
    St. Pete Locally Grown Market NEW DETAILS on our delivery team!
    The Faith House

    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!

    Market NOW Open - Feb. 24, 2014


    Enterprise Cargo Van Rental

    It’s our baby—albeit rented from Enterprise Commercial Trucks—and we love her.
    St. Pete Locally Grown Delivers.

    To Contact Us

    St. Pete Locally Grown
    on the web
    on facebook
    on google
    on pinterest
    via email

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you. Call your Market Manager for help.

    Featured Volunteer, Lynda Stolzman

    Lynda Stolzman has been a volunteer for St. Pete Locally Grown for three years. With a background in organizational development, she has contributed her valuable expertise to our growing Market business as it reaches new challenges at higher levels. From helping us define our roles to providing a serene outlook in which to examine our business model, Lynda has been a huge support to our local initiative called St. Pete Locally Grown. With prior experience building a very large co-op in Vermont, she knows the nuances of such a project. Major thanks are in order to her for the strength and confidence she brings to the backbone of our local venture. Forever grateful cannot begin to describe how we feel about this generous lady. THANK YOU, Lynda!

    Message from Your Market Manager

    FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
    If you aren’t yet following us on Facebook you are missing out on lots of announcements that impact our Market Community customers (you) and the local St. Petersburg Community. We’d like to send out special broadcasts to keep you all informed but it doesn’t make sense when Facebook is so easy to access. Find us here and “like us” so our posts will begin to appear on your Facebook newscast. It’s as easy as sweet potato pie!

    IS THERE A DELIVERY PERSON HIDING WITHIN YOU?
    Volunteers are needed THIS WEEK to help with Friday deliveries of locally grown, chemical-free vegetables to St. Petersburg customers. For newbies, we have a 30-minute phone conference orientation each Wednesday at 1130AM. Call Market Manager Tina Levy AT 727-515-9469 to inquire on qualifications and to get in on the phone conference. As part of our delivery day, you get to ride for two hours as part of a tag team delivering throughout St. Petersburg and into Gulfport. Our delivery folks are forming bonds with one another and getting to meet smiling and grateful customers excited about their vegetables. YOU CAN GIVE EVEN GIVE THEM YOUR BUSINESS CARD. We have 3 shifts to fill which run from 11am to 1pm, 1 to 3pm, and 3 to 5pm. All times are approximate. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO THOSE LOOKING TO MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

    PLEASE PROMOTE US IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS
    This coming Friday, Feb. 28th we launch THREE veggie pickup spots for your orders from St. Pete Locally Grown in Historic Uptown, Euclid Heights, and Euclid-St. Pauls Neighborhoods. Gracious folks from these neighborhoods have offered space for our customers to leave coolers for Friday deliveries. We are testing the waters this coming week to determine if there enough demand for us to travel to these neighborhoods to deliver. If you want to try us out, this is the week to do it and show your interest. Try us twice before deciding on a membership for YEAR ROUND LOCALLY GROWN veggies delivered to your neighborhood now and ALL SUMMER LONG. Based on the number of orders from these neighborhoods we will determine if there is enough demand to deliver there. If not enough demand yet then customers will continue to be assigned to other neighborhood spots nearby. Promote community building within your neighborhood AND support the locally grown food movement. It’s time for this to happen. The sustainability of our business depends on this cooperative effort. Please help us get this working.

    LOOKING FOR A CO-OP PICKUP NEAR YOU?
    Check out SPLG’s current list of drop spots on our Q&A page. Not finding a good match? Call Market Manager at 727-515-9469. We can usually find a win-win solution.

    LAST WEEK TO PAY MEMBERSHIP AT OLD RATE OF $50 PER YEAR
    If you have been holding off on placing your third order, wait no more! Next week it will cost you $90 to join. As our active members will tell you, membership in St. Pete Locally Grown has intrinsic value beyond what is listed here but you won’t discover that unless you become a member or speak to those who are. The tangible list of membership benefits in this Market Community gives you and your household access to high quality, organically grown produce from local urban farmers with whom we have built trusting working relationships, one that does not require purchase or minimum orders, lets you mingle with local SME’s who are part of our business’ network, and attend monthly potluck socials where growers, volunteers and customers converge to build a small town farming community right here in St. Petersburg. We could charge much more for membership but we choose to make this a very INCLUSIVE local movement. As usual, we will continue to offer installment payments for those who need them.

    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.

    IF YOU GROW YOUR OWN FOOD & YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR PHOTOS
    Please email me and I’ll send you an invite that will give you access to posting photos of your abundance on our Pinterest page. If not, then Follow us as we encourage local urban farmers to post their food garden photos to share with the entire St. Petersburg Community! Let’s document the power of growing food LOCALLY! Just follow this link to our Pinterest project. We are also documenting “The art of distributing food to the St. Petersburg Community”. Hope you will follow our progress! with that project as well.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS

    • “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” on Mar. 8th, 1PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Mar. 15th, 1PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • Next “Monthly Potluck Social”, March 22nd, Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM. for active Market customers. BY EVITE ONLY. Come meet your fellow Locavores!

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We are currently organizing our volunteer needs by Grower and by Market. So when you are interested in learning how to garden and/or how to run an urban market, consider volunteering for the organizations below. Check back for more Growers to be listed.
    Nathan’s Natural Veggies
    Pioneer Settlement Garden
    St. Pete Locally Grown Market
    The Faith House

    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!