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    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. View & print WORKSHOP FLYER

    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

    Help To Promote Us

    • You’re talking to friends and they say they wish they had a green thumb. Point them to Nathan’s classes. Share this one-page flyer on two workshops that teach folks how to make their own REAL dirt and then grow their own food in St. Petersburg.
    • Share this one-page flyer that displays all that St. Pete Locally Grown has become for the St. Petersburg Community. We do much more than sell tomatoes!

    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.
    • Vertical Fitness Coach Jennifer Pierson of Elevate Fitness LLC is excited to offer a unique training program in the St. Petersburg community that is particularly helpful for those with post rehab therapy needs and anyone who wants to shift their routine from typical gym/weight/treadmill practices. Instead, Jenn’s staff trains using the Fitwall, Resistant Tubing, Suspension Training and functional Training. They also offer yoga, Nia, Tai-chi, rejuvenation sessions and one-to-one strength training programs. Pay just $5 for a demo session and get suggested classes that will match YOUR objectives. Located at: 6001 Central Avenue, St. Pete, FL 33710. Ph:727.345.7200
    • Professional Videographer Jeff Yentzer of Vibrant Health Videos. Jeff produces all the videos we use to promote our small business. Contact Jeff @ realenergyus@gmail.com to see how he can help you.
    • Certified Horticultural Professional (FCHP) Bill Ryland is the Garden Specialist at city-owned Sunken Gardens located at 1825 Fourth Street North in St. Petersburg. Bill is the “go to guy” for horticulture-type questions. Degreed in Biology and with 25+ years as an Environmental Specialist for the State of Florida, Bill also arranges on-site educational presentations. If you have a suggested topic you would be interested in attending or if you want to offer your speaking skills please contact bill.ryland@stpete.org. He is always looking for speakers!



     
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    Market Closes Wednesday - order NOW - CLOSED NEXT WEEK


    KALES AND TURNIPS AND DAIKONS, OH MY! We still have plenty of fresh carrots, strawberries, beets, radishes, herbs, greens of all kinds, spinaches, jalapenos, kales, kohrabi, lettuces, great citrus available and many other choices just waiting for your order this week.

    Market Closes Wednesday @ NOON

    Just a friendly reminder to place your order now so you don’t miss this week’s Market offerings.

    WE DELIVER ON FRIDAY TO YOUR HOME, OFFICE, OR A CO-OP NEAR YOU Please tell your friends! Interested in joining one or forming a co-op in your neighborhood? Please call Tina at 727-515-9469.

    We want to convince you that we are the ultimate solution for enhancing your dinner table with great, locally grown food that is chemical-free and therefore worry-free. For those who take awhile to make up their minds, we are now offering a 6 month membership to our online Market for $50. This will grant you full access to all the benefits of the annual membership including the monthly Market socials. This offer is limited to first time members. You don’t pay the membership fee until your third order!

    PLEASE SHARE THIS EMAIL TO EXTEND THIS SPECIAL OFFER TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

    We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to expand our delivery network and attract like-minded folks who want the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced CHEMICAL-FREE foods possible!

    Market Closes @ Noon TODAY - Market is CLOSED next week





    Sincere thanks for your support this week and every week you order from our Market! We can’t exist without your loyal support.

    Thanks for helping to spread the word about St. Pete Locally Grown,
    one of the best resources in St. Petersburg for all things chemical-free and locally grown.

    Just a heads up that you have until NOON to shop our Market.

    We want to convince you that we are the ultimate solution for enhancing your dinner table with great, locally grown food that is chemical-free and therefore worry-free. For those who take awhile to make up their minds, we are now offering a 6 month membership to our online Market for $50. This will grant you full access to all the benefits of the annual membership including the monthly Market socials. This offer is limited to first time members. You don’t pay the membership fee until your third order!

    Place your order now

    Market NOW Open - Jan. 19, 2015



    Ray Wunderlich and Volunteers at Boyd Hill Pioneer Settlement Garden. This Garden is such an important resource for the St. Petersburg Community. Most of what they grow is donated locally to those in need. They also sell their excess through our online Market. Thanks to Cristy Abbott for taking this shot.

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS You are invited to watch our Market Tutorial before you begin. 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.

    Market Calendars Still Available!

    Here’s your chance to capture the past year in pictures as Growers, Volunteers, and Customers come together to make this wonderful adventure called “St. Pete Locally Grown” a memorable keepsake for just $12. Act now so that someday you can say “you knew us when”.

    Message from Your Market Manager

    HEADS UP!
    We’ve got carrots, at last, from both Pioneer Settlement Garden in St. Pete and Geraldson Community Farm in Bradenton.

    LAMB HAS ARRIVED FROM ALEXANDRA LAKE FARM
    Nathan and I tried the lamb chops out last night and they were wonderful! I lightly marinaded them for an hour in lemon juice, raw chopped shallots, and rice wine vinegar, started them on the stove top in coconut oil and finished baking them in the oven for 18 minutes at 350 with some of the marinade poured over them and a little red wine around the edges. Oven baking is a technique I recently read about to guarantee moist pork chops so I figured… why not? They were scrumptious and moist, with a gentle yet rich flavor. These animals are Animal Welfare Approved and are NOT mass produced so the meat is limited and available only until it sells out. If customer demand is there, we will purchase again next year. New Market “Grower” Leon Elt needs volunteers and wants to teach others how to raise lambs. It’s a 50-minute ride to his place in Dade City from St. Pete. Check out Alexandra Lake Farm for his contact info.

    BIG SMALL FARM
    If you or anyone you know is living in or moving to Central Florida, here is an important organization to become involved with. Leon Elt of Alexandra Lake Farm is involved with a nonprofit named Big Small Farm. Eric & Anna Scott are also involved with this group so you know it’s a good one!

    THIS WEEK’S FRUIT
    Strawberries, sour oranges (calamondins), Orlando tangelos, papayas, galas, Medjool dates, And bosc pears.

    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.

    SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
    Our Market has high standards for what it sells. Despite that—as seasons transition—the challenges of evolving weather and pesky insects can take its toll on the crops. Market Growers are being very selective about what they are willing to present to you. No, it won’t always be picture perfect (which is part of its charm) and sometimes an insect is going to evade capture! But we won’t send you anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. If for any reason we have goofed and you are dissatisfied, please report it to me right away so we can rectify the situation. That’s how we get better and we all benefit from that. Your satisfaction is key to our success as a resource for St. Petersburgs’ lovers of chemical-free, organically & locally grown vegetables.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Jan 24th, Nathan’s Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY. Our Speaker is Kathleen Wheeler who is going to share her extensive experience with fermenting foods for the past few years and how that has impacted her health & well-being. Should be a good one!
    • “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” on Feb. 14th, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Feb. 21st, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW

    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 and don’t miss the link below to a (Goat) Nanny Program.
    Nathan’s Natural Veggies in St. Pete
    Pioneer Settlement Garden in St. Pete
    St. Pete Locally Grown Market in St. Pete
    The Dancing Goat in Oldsmar
    Alexandra Lake Farm in Dade City

    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 - Jan. 5th, 2015



    SPECIAL THANKS to Customer Kim Munshower who shared—on our Market Community Food Blog—her recent adventure making Sapote Banana Pudding with black sapote fruit from our Market a few weeks ago. Way to go, Kim!

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS You are invited to watch our Market Tutorial before you begin. 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.

    Market Calendars Now Available!

    Here’s your chance to capture the past year in pictures as Growers, Volunteers, and Customers come together to make this wonderful adventure called “St. Pete Locally Grown” a memorable keepsake for just $12. Act now so that someday you can say “you knew us when”.

    Message from Your Market Manager

    HAPPY NEW YEAR
    AMEN! Our online Market is open every other week starting this week until the end-of-year 2015 holidays. This calendar shows all the “green” weeks that our Market will be open in 2015. Suggest that you save the link as a favorite!

    PLEASE HELP US SELL OUT
    As many of you know, our Market is growing and some of our suppliers require a minimum purchase which makes me have to ask you, our valued customers, to consider doing the majority of your food shopping through our Market! Availability varies from Market to Market so please don’t wait for an item to reappear as we cannot guarantee it will appear each time.

    GROWER GREENERY
    Kudos to many of St. Petersburg’s finest urban Growers like Pioneer Settlement Garden, Brenon’s Homegrown, Ida’s Garden, and Nathan’s Natural Veggies for their dedication to growing chemical-free vegetables within St. Petersburg’s city limits! We are entering our FIFTH year of this Market and all of these folks—and our other valued producers—have been right there with us, cheering us on. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOYALTY TO OUR CUSTOMERS. Please visit all of our Markets’ Grower’s pages and get to know your farmers!

    EXOTIC FRUITS AND PLANTS
    Have you yet noticed our new Grower Mrs. Chippy’s Plant World and the awesome variety of exotic fruit & vegetable plants she offers exclusively to our Market Customers? Debra Black is an active member of the Tampa Bay Rare Fruit Council and well versed in this area. Check out her Grower page for more evidence of Debra’s passion!

    MORE FRESH STRAWBERRIES & THIS WEEK’S FRUIT
    Direct from Plant City’s Strawberry Passion Farms in addition to sour oranges (calamondins), ruby pink grapefruit, papayas, galas, Medjool dates, Carambolas (aka star fruit), and bosc pears.

    NEW GROWER WITH LAMB ON NEXT MARKET
    Check out new Grower Alexandra Lake Farm in Dade City joining us on the Market Jan. 19th! Lamb cuts…

    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.

    SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
    Our Market has high standards for what it sells. Despite that—as seasons transition—the challenges of evolving weather and pesky insects can take its toll on the crops. Market Growers are being very selective about what they are willing to present to you. No, it won’t always be picture perfect (which is part of its charm) and sometimes an insect is going to evade capture! But we won’t send you anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. If for any reason we have goofed and you are dissatisfied, please report it to me right away so we can rectify the situation. That’s how we get better and we all benefit from that. Your satisfaction is key to our success as a resource for St. Petersburgs’ lovers of chemical-free, organically & locally grown vegetables.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    • “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” on Jan. 10th, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Jan. 17th, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Jan 24th, Nathan’s Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY. Our Speaker is Kathleen Wheeler who is going to share her extensive experience with fermenting foods for the past few years and how that has impacted her health & well-being. Should be a good one!

    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 and don’t miss the link below to a (Goat) Nanny Program.
    Nathan’s Natural Veggies
    Pioneer Settlement Garden
    St. Pete Locally Grown Market
    The Dancing Goat

    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 - Dec. 15, 2014- Closed next TWO weeks



    From our Market to your Holiday Home, savor the moments. Lots of LUSCIOUS delights this week!

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS You are invited to watch our Market Tutorial before you begin. If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and

    Market Calendars Now Available!

    Here’s your chance to capture the past year in pictures as Growers, Volunteers, and Customers come together to make this wonderful adventure called “St. Pete Locally Grown” a memorable keepsake for just $12. Supply is limited. NOTE: Active Volunteers are going to get this calendar at cost. Order through the Market and I will adjust your invoice accordingly.

    Message from Your Market Manager

    PORK THIS WEEK!
    We are delayed in posting all the pork that is available this week. I will have it posted by Tuesday night and send out a blast to all who have already ordered. Perhaps you’ll want mouth watering chops for Christmas Eve?

    LAST MARKET WEEK OF 2014
    Please order this week for all your Holiday dining needs. Spaghetti squash, red AND white potatoes, green beans, all types of kales and mustards, tomatoes, lettuces, turnips, shallots, ginger, garlic, apples, pears, and STRAWBERRIES. Not to mention all the fabulous Asian greens and Chinese cabbage varieties now available. Don’t miss your chance to stock up!

    We will be closed the weeks of Christmas and New Years. We will re-open to take your orders on Jan. 5th. This calendar shows all the “green” weeks that our Market will be open in 2015. Suggest that you save the link as a favorite!

    LAST CHANCE TO ORDER HOLIDAY GIFTS
    Here are local holiday gift ideas from the growers who sell through our Market!

    FRUIT THIS WEEK
    Strawberries from Plant City’s Strawberry Passion Farms in addition to braeburn & fuji apples, sour oranges, red d’anjou pears, starfruit, Medjool dates, ripe papayas, and sugar cane. Make your own gift basket from our Market’s fresh fruit, much of it local!

    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.

    SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
    Our Market has high standards for what it sells. Despite that—as seasons transition—the challenges of evolving weather and pesky insects can take its toll on the crops. Market Growers are being very selective about what they are willing to present to you. No, it won’t always be picture perfect (which is part of its charm) and sometimes an insect is going to evade capture! But we won’t send you anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. If for any reason we have goofed and you are dissatisfied, please report it to me right away so we can rectify the situation. That’s how we get better and we all benefit from that. Your satisfaction is key to our success as a resource for St. Petersburgs’ lovers of chemical-free, organically & locally grown vegetables.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    • “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” on Jan. 10th, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Jan. 17th, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Jan 24th, Nathan’s Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY. Our Speaker is Kathleen Wheeler who is going to share her extensive experience with fermenting foods for the past few years and how that has impacted her health & well-being. Should be a good one!

    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

    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 - Dec. 1, 2014 - Closed next week!



    Black Sapotes grown in South Florida! Certified Organic and ready for you to try!

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS You are invited to watch our Market Tutorial before you begin. If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and

    Market Calendars Now Available!

    Here’s your chance to capture the past year in pictures as Growers, Volunteers— and even Customers— come together to make this wonderful adventure a Memorable Endeavor. We are using this as a fundraiser for our Market to buy some supplies that we’ve been putting off. If we run out, I will order more and get them to you by the New Year. NOTE: Active Volunteers are going to get this calendar at cost. Just ask Market Manager!

    Message from Your Market Manager

    OUR MARKET SCHEDULE UNTIL END OF YEAR
    If you cannot view this link at the SPLG Market Calendar 2014 then here is the scoop! We are open weeks of 12/1 and 12/15 then closed for TWO weeks including week of Christmas and New Years.

    MARKET VARIETY IS EXPLODING
    Salmon is back! Lamb is coming end of December. Medjool dates are back. First time ever: brussel sprouts! Garlic and ginger are being offered for first time ever-for customer convenience. The diverse selection of kales and eggplant will astound you. Papayas are abundant.

    FRUIT THIS WEEK
    We have the largest fugis I have ever seen and I’ve already eaten 1 BIG one. Super juicy! Among other things, we are featuring black sapote, sunburst tangerines, red d’anjou pears, and more braeburns. The quality of our produce is something I am really proud of and our fruit is no exception. Please review the variety as I cannot list it all.

    HOLIDAY PARTY ON DEC. 6TH
    Hope to see you this Saturday at 7PM. Please DON’T arrive at 530PM (like our normally scheduled potluck socials). Bring a heavy hors d’oeuvre to share? There will be lots of friendship, frivolity, fire, and food!

    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.

    SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
    Our Market has high standards for what it sells. Despite that—as seasons transition—the challenges of evolving weather and pesky insects can take its toll on the crops. Market Growers are being very selective about what they are willing to present to you. No, it won’t always be picture perfect (which is part of its charm) and sometimes an insect is going to evade capture! But we won’t send you anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. If for any reason we have goofed and you are dissatisfied, please report it to me right away so we can rectify the situation. That’s how we get better and we all benefit from that. Your satisfaction is key to our success as a resource for St. Petersburgs’ lovers of chemical-free, organically & locally grown vegetables.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    • Holiday Gathering Dec. 6th, 7-10pm. DO NOT ARRIVE AT 530PM, PLEASE. No potlucks in November and December. Mark your Calendars! BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers.

    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

    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 - Nov. 17, 2014 - Closed next week!



    Seminole Pumpkins just in time for Thanksgiving! – Organically grown by Nathan’s Natural Veggies in St. Petersburg

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS You are invited to watch our Market Tutorial before you begin. If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and

    SPLG Hyeroglyphics

    Ever notice the hyeroglyphics written on the front of some of our product descriptions? like “CT3.19@RO&2.99@EO/Mex”? That means “compare our price to local competitors (RO & EO) and their current pricing and also noting if their’s is sourced internationally.” New one for you: “saEO” means “same as (a competitor)”… Don’t forget that regardless of pricing, when you compare our prices to those of local retailers, our locally grown, chemical-free vegetables are harvested to order for delivery to YOU!

    Message from Your Market Manager

    OUR MARKET SCHEDULE UNTIL END OF YEAR
    If you cannot view this link at the SPLG Market Calendar 2014 then here is the scoop! Please make note of it… Closed week of 11/24 for thanksgiving, re-open weeks of 12/1 and 12/15 then closed for TWO weeks including week of Christmas and New Years.

    TRADITIONALTHANKSGIVING FARE
    We invested in minimal amounts of cauliflower, russets, reds, and sweet potatoes this week. Also acquired beautiful cranberries from Oregon and the Covington yams are from NC. While doing research on yams vs. sweet potatoes, I happened on info that the Covington Yams from NC are used to produce Covington Gourmet Vodka for sale in NC liquor stores. Their marketing byline? “Ending America’s dependence on foreign vodka”. Differences between sweet potatoes and yams? EXCERPT: “A true yam is… generally imported to America from the Caribbean. It is rough and scaly and very low in beta carotene.” Also BEAUTIFUL Seminole Pumpkins available in good variety of sizes! Shop early as all these items will go fast.

    GREAT SQUASH SIDE DISH
    This one never fails to please my guests and doesn’t have to be a side dish… Roasted Butternut Squash, Rosemary, and Garlic Lasagne. If you want a version to print from Cook’s Illustrated that has a photo, then here is my copy.

    FRUIT THIS WEEK
    We hope that we are satisfying your needs for fruit lately. We are loving the convenience and variety available for our customers! This week: pineapples, grapefruit, apples, pears, etc.

    DEADLINE ON ORDERING NON GMO RAW COW MILK
    Pam has posted the deadline as Tuesday 3PM due to the logistics of getting this fine product from her supplier for all things raw-cow. Look for it under the "M"s listed as “Milk – JTB Jersey Farms Raw Cow Milk TOTALLY NON GMO”.

    NEW CUSTOMERS ARE ASKING ABOUT RAW DAIRY AND EGG PRODUCTS LABELEDFOR PET CONSUMPTION ONLY
    Pam Lunn of The Dancing Goat has graciously provided this explanation: “While we drink and eat all our products in our household, and have for the past 14 years, our licensing from the State of Florida (FDACS #1280 Dancing Goat) requires that we sell for the intent of pet consumption only. Any attempt to engage in conversations regarding the consumption by humans could jeopardize our licensing. Per Florida Law, it is illegal to sell raw milk/products for the intent of human consumption. Our milk products / cheeses are all raw and our free range eggs are not graded or washed in a chemical solution. We provide you with products produced by our stock the way Mother Nature delivered them.” NOTE FROM MKT MGR: ALL of our egg providers are required to provide this labelling.

    NEW LINK TO GRASSFED BEEF EDUCATION
    Check out our Q&A page to get loads of info that will help you acclimate to the world of grass fed cooking. Here is a newfound link on how to cook the perfect tender grassfed steak both on the grill and in your kitchen.

    HOLIDAY PARTY ON DEC. 6TH
    Have you marked your calendar? NO speaker for this event. Just friendship, frivolity, fire, and food!

    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.

    SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
    Our Market has high standards for what it sells. Despite that—as seasons transition—the challenges of evolving weather and pesky insects can take its toll on the crops. Market Growers are being very selective about what they are willing to present to you. No, it won’t always be picture perfect (which is part of its charm) and sometimes an insect is going to evade capture! But we won’t send you anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. If for any reason we have goofed and you are dissatisfied, please report it to me right away so we can rectify the situation. That’s how we get better and we all benefit from that. Your satisfaction is key to our success as a resource for St. Petersburgs’ lovers of chemical-free, organically & locally grown vegetables.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    • Holiday Gathering Dec. 6th, 7-10pm. No potlucks in November and December. Mark your Calendars! BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers.

    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

    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 - Nov. 10, 2014



    Please tell your friends what we do here at St. Pete Locally Grown!

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS You are invited to watch our Market Tutorial before you begin. If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and

    SPLG Hyeroglyphics

    Ever notice the hyeroglyphics written on the front of some of our product descriptions? like “CT3.19@RO&2.99@EO/Mex”? That means “compare our price to local competitors (RO & EO) and their current pricing and also noting if their’s is sourced internationally.” Don’t forget that regardless of pricing, when you compare our prices to those of local retailers, our locally grown, chemical-free vegetables are harvested to order for delivery to YOU!

    Message from Your Market Manager

    DEADLINE ON ORDERING NON GMO RAW COW MILK
    Pam has posted the deadline as Tuesday 3PM due to the logistics of getting this fine product from her supplier for all things raw-cow. Look for it under the "M"s listed as “Milk – JTB Jersey Farms Raw Cow Milk TOTALLY NON GMO”.

    WHAT’S NEW?"
    Tons of new produce this week! You will just have to view all 260 items to find out! Shop on… We are open next week too and then closed the week of Thanksgiving.

    NEW LINK TO GRASSFED BEEF EDUCATION
    we are still learning too! http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/how-to-cook-the-perfect-tender-grassfed-steak/

    A FEW EXCEPTIONS TO EVERY OTHER WEEK MARKET SCHEDULE
    DO check the SPLG Market Calendar 2014 that is always posted so you can plan your shopping excursions on our online chemical-free veggie Market. As you know, we recently moved our Market hours to a biweekly (every other week) schedule. Here are the only exceptions to our plan through the end of this year. We won’t be open the week of Thanksgiving but WILL BE OPEN two consecutive weeks prior to Thanksgiving week so that you can be well stocked for the day of gratitude & fine dining with your families. In addition, we will be closed two weeks in a row—the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. And finally, have you marked your calendars for our December 6th Holiday Party? It’s guaranteed to be an evening of enchantment! Tina, YOUR Market Manager

    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.

    SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
    Our Market has high standards for what it sells. Despite that—as seasons transition—the challenges of evolving weather and pesky insects can take its toll on the crops. Market Growers are being very selective about what they are willing to present to you. No, it won’t always be picture perfect (which is part of its charm) and sometimes an insect is going to evade capture! But we won’t send you anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. If for any reason we have goofed and you are dissatisfied, please report it to me right away so we can rectify the situation. That’s how we get better and we all benefit from that. Your satisfaction is key to our success as a resource for St. Petersburgs’ lovers of chemical-free, organically & locally grown vegetables.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Nov. 15th, 8AM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • Holiday Gathering Dec. 6th, 7-10pm. No potlucks in November and December. Mark your Calendars! BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers.

    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

    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 - Oct. 27, 2014



    Member monthly socials are where Growers, Customers, and Volunteers converge to swap seeds, recipes, and resources…
    THIS is where contacts are truly made. AND good friends!

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS You are invited to watch our Market Tutorial before you begin. If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and

    SUAC Meeting Coming Up on Nov. 3rd

    St. Pete Locally Grown is a proud member of SUAC (Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition), an organization that has been around for several years. Like many grassroots efforts, this one is comprised of dedicated local folks of all ages who are focused on shaping the future of agriculture in St. Petersburg. If you have never attended one of these meetings, come and see what it’s all about. Anyone who is interested in growing food, eating food, supporting sustainable local systems, etc. belongs in this group. YOU can help shape the future of your own backyard. Speaker next meeting is yours truly on the subject of “Starting an Urban Agriculture Business”. Date & Time: November 3rd at 7 PM
    Location: Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33705
    . Tina, YOUR Market Manager

    Message from Your Market Manager

    DEADLINE ON ORDERING NON GMO RAW COW MILK
    Pam has posted the deadline as Tuesday 3PM due to the logistics of getting this fine product from her supplier for all things raw-cow. Look for it under the "M"s listed as “Milk – JTB Jersey Farms Raw Cow Milk TOTALLY NON GMO”.

    FLORIDA FRUIT? …WE’VE GOT THAT!
    From Florida: star fruit (carambola) from St. Petersburg, tangerines & golden pineapples from south FL, cucumbers from north FL (and they look so much better than last Market). From US West Coast: Fuji apples, Concorde pears, and red seedless grapes. PLEASE HELP US sell out on fruit this week as we are closed next week.

    WHAT’S NEW?"
    Red potatoes from Wisconsin and celery from California. We would love to find local growers with these items! Please point them in our direction? We provide these non-local items for the convenience of our customers as they have been requested.

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS WEEK
    Please call Market Manager 727-515-9469 for the details on these local opps:
    Thursday morning: Want FREE star fruit? We need a few volunteers for about 90 minutes to go harvest star fruit from an urban contributor in St. Petersburg. You get to pick all you want for yourself as well! They have a ladder and a picking tool available.
    Thursday afternoon: If you love goats and would like to visit with them every other week, then this opportunity may suit you. We need someone to go pick up the raw dairy products from The Dancing Goat in Oldsmar on Thursday of each Market week. We are willing to reimburse for mileage or roundtrip fuel, whichever works best for you. There is no obligation to do it every time. We would greatly appreciate an occasional week here or there.

    NEW VIDEO FROM JEFF YENTZER
    A beautiful recipe from Volunteer Videographer Jeff Yentzer of AlkalineHealth.net with a lovely end result to behold: a Paleo meal garnished with starfruit. Almost too gorgeous to eat. Thank you, Jeff!

    A FEW EXCEPTIONS TO EVERY OTHER WEEK MARKET SCHEDULE
    DO check the SPLG Market Calendar 2014 that is always posted so you can plan your shopping excursions on our online chemical-free veggie Market. As you know, we recently moved our Market hours to a biweekly (every other week) schedule. Here are the only exceptions to our plan through the end of this year. We won’t be open the week of Thanksgiving but WILL BE OPEN two consecutive weeks prior to Thanksgiving week so that you can be well stocked for the day of gratitude & fine dining with your families. In addition, we will be closed two weeks in a row—the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. And finally, have you marked your calendars for our December 6th Holiday Party? It’s guaranteed to be an evening of enchantment! Tina, YOUR Market Manager

    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.

    SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
    Our Market has high standards for what it sells. Despite that—as seasons transition—the challenges of evolving weather and pesky insects can take its toll on the crops. Market Growers are being very selective about what they are willing to present to you. No, it won’t always be picture perfect (which is part of its charm) and sometimes an insect is going to evade capture! But we won’t send you anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. If for any reason we have goofed and you are dissatisfied, please report it to me right away so we can rectify the situation. That’s how we get better and we all benefit from that. Your satisfaction is key to our success as a resource for St. Petersburgs’ lovers of chemical-free, organically & locally grown vegetables.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    • “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” on Nov. 8th, 8AM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Nov. 15th, 8AM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • Holiday Gathering Dec. 6th, 7-10pm. No potlucks in November and December. Mark your Calendars! BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers.

    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

    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 - Oct. 13, 2014



    Just a few of the new additions to our Market!

    Ready To Order?

    sign in & shop now
    FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS You are invited to watch our Market Tutorial before you begin. If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and

    Market Schedule until End of Year 2014

    DO check the SPLG Market Calendar 2014 that is always posted so you can plan your shopping excursions on our online chemical-free veggie Market. As you know, we recently moved our Market hours to a biweekly (every other week) schedule. Here are the only exceptions to our plan through the end of this year. We won’t be open the week of Thanksgiving but WILL BE OPEN two consecutive weeks prior to Thanksgiving week so that you can be well stocked for the day of gratitude & fine dining with your families. In addition, we will be closed two weeks in a row—the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. And finally, have you marked your calendars for our December 6th Holiday Party? It’s guaranteed to be an evening of enchantment! Tina, YOUR Market Manager

    Message from Your Market Manager

    FRUIT? …WE’VE GOT THAT!
    We’ve got it going this week and will have it every time the Market is open as long as it is selling well. Please stock up on your fruit with us every other week. Thanks to all those who have let me know what they would like us to supply. When I get enough people interested in some of the more unique items then I will order them. One thing to note: Berries do not keep well so those will be difficult to provide. They have to be consumed within a day or two of delivery (to us) and our timeframe to get them to you is too long for them to hold up well. Regrets that we have yet to figure out how to make that work (but we are always thinking…)

    NEWGROWER
    The chickens are back and this time they are coming through Griffin Family Farms in Plant City. They are also on sale at $4.19lb. Welcome to Sudi & family!

    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.

    SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
    Our Market has high standards for what it sells. Despite that—as seasons transition—the challenges of evolving weather and pesky insects can take its toll on the crops. Market Growers are being very selective about what they are willing to present to you. No, it won’t always be picture perfect (which is part of its charm) and sometimes an insect is going to evade capture! But we won’t send you anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. If for any reason we have goofed and you are dissatisfied, please report it to me right away so we can rectify the situation. That’s how we get better and we all benefit from that. Your satisfaction is key to our success as a resource for St. Petersburgs’ lovers of chemical-free, organically & locally grown vegetables.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Oct. 18th, 8AM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Oct. 25th, Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY. Our Speaker is Kay Clark, Publisher of edible Tampa Bay Magazine. Their Mission? “Edible Tampa Bay explores the foods, stories and communities of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Pasco and Hernando counties season by season. We aspire to be the voice of the local food movement, inspiring readers to support and celebrate the farmers, fishers, chefs, food artisans and local businesses in our community.” Kay Clark and her multi-talented team of writers are deeply entrenched in our local food movement and we are grateful to be listed in their quarterly directory. Looking forward to this one!
    • Holiday Gathering scheduled for Dec. 6th in place of both the November and December potlucks (normally held on 4th Saturdays). Mark your Calendars! BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers.

    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

    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!