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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: Move in progress. 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.



     
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    Market NOW Open - Apr. 13, 2015



    Or are we skipping spring again this year?
    PEACH PALEO MUFFINS anyone?

    Ready To Order?

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    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.

    WE ARE OPEN YEAR ROUND

    Have you been thinking about getting involved with the local food movement, beyond financial support of our Market? Our Market serves St. Petersburg all year long—all summer long—every other week. There is no break in service because our Growers grow year round, unlike large local farms. We have reached a point where additional volunteers are needed to help on Wednesdays through Fridays during weeks that the Market is open. This time spent together is a win-win for everyone involved. Please consider volunteering several hours (2 to 3) every other week to serve the St. Petersburg Community as you help package goods, deliver produce, or assist with administrative tasks. Your time will help keep this small, woman-owned business sustainable! We train our volunteers to be successful working together as a team and we realize there are some who prefer to work alone. We accommodate as best we can. Wonderful friendships are forming! Our volunteers are having the time of their lives working with others who have similar interests. We are now training volunteers for Thursday and Friday morning teams. Please contact Tina at 727-515-9469 to reserve a spot for you or call just to chat if you have questions. You are needed. Please answer the call!

    Message from Your Market Manager

    SPLG’s fruit basket
    Chiquita bananas, Medjool dates, luscious local papayas, Tango Mandarins, Washington State fancy fuji apples, juicy Florida peaches, luscious d’anjou pears and more succulent loquats. Tis the season for all things cobbler, n’est-ce pas?

    Organically Inclined is back!
    Donna has posted many customer favorites like dried banana chips, dried mangos, red quinoa, chia seeds, raw whole cashews and lots more.

    New to our Market

    • We are excited to be selling bananas for the first time ever and we’ve got over 30 pounds to sell out. This is an experiment of sorts for us. We get them on Monday so we will be storing them carefully until Friday’s deliveries. If you want to freeze bananas for smoothies, we’ve got just the ticket. I always peel mine first.
    • Stevia is a well kept secret for satisfying a sweet tooth AND it’s healthy! Locally grown by Customer Kathleen, our resident food fermentation expert and long distance runner. Stevia is a natural sweetener with a zero glycemic index and no calories
    • Would you believe we have herb-filled window boxes available? Debra Black of Mrs. Chippy’s Plant World is really moving forward to expand our Market’s new DIRECT ORDER SERVICE which makes it possible for you to order larger plants in bigger pots. Debra’s variety has exploded this week!

    On sale this week
    All coffee, salmon (rock bottom to get it gone!), extra virgin olive oil, Wisconsin jack cheese, d’anjou pears, shallots, and jumbo white onions.

    When you buy too much
    My mom always said “Your eyes were bigger than your belly!” whenever I left food on my plate. Along those lines, I do tend to overbuy produce with the best of intentions but I don’t eat as much as I used to. I look for ways to save week-old produce (that is still fresher than the local store) AND still keep up with an active lifestyle. Last week I finally selected THE RHUBARB COBBLER recipe I intended to brag about making. Luckily the rhubarb still looked and felt just as fresh as when it arrived. SAVED?? Well… I haven’t actually made the cobbler yet but I DID make the filling and refrigerated it in mason jars to finish later in the week. Who knows? Maybe it will ferment a bit and add some pizzazz to the final result. The most pleasant surprise was discovering an easy way to prepare fruit fillings quickly and save for any occasion, like an ice cream topping! Hmmm.

    What customers say about SPLG

    • We very much appreciate your service!!
    • I am just so happy that St Pete Locally Grown is in existence . Having moved here from Up State NY I had pretty much given up on quality produce but then I discovered You!  The taste and freshness is reminiscent of picking straight from the garden pre GMO days! Thank you for the great customer service! 
    • I am completely satisfied with the customer service. You guys are on top of it. 
    • Everything was great and we look forward to signing on long term! Much easier than driving down to the market every Saturday!
    • Everything was wonderful and I am very pleased. I haven’t had fresh raw cows’ milk since I was a very little girl and I didn’t even know what a papaya looked like before it was cut up and served on my plate! Thank you so much for doing what you do and also thank you for helping me work out the details of the pickup.
    • Everything was wonderful. Delicious, fresh, could not ask for better. Thank you.
    • We’re both very happy with your products and your service, no complaints at all. And I’m already thinking about what to order this week… We’re with you for the long haul, I promise!

      Submit YOUR comments today to stpete@locallygrown.net!

    Are you visiting us on Facebook?
    There are lots of reason to stay connected with us on Facebook. We’ve got a great Facebook Page with over 1200 followers! We post local events to keep you informed on the chemical-free movement and environmental aspects of living in St. Petersburg, and other fun subjects like growing your own 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

    • NEW TIMEREAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Apr. 18th, 8-10AM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Food Security Conference: Focus on Production & Sustainability”, April 24th-25th, Eckerd College Campus. Free to the public but registration is required. Longtime valued volunteer Rita Sewell will represent SPLG as a panelist to question presenters and then participate in making new policy recommendations. YOU TOO CAN PARTICIPATE! Just sign up. Slots are limited.
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Apr. 25th, Nathan’s Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY. SPEAKER THIS MONTH: Market customer, Sara Ann Butler, is a licensed speech-language pathologist, singing teacher, and public speaking coach in private practice in St. Petersburg. She has been a Fulbright, university professor, author, and has recorded in Hollywood, Kansas City, and Atlanta. Having expanded into being a screenwriter, producer, and editor of her Voice Gym DVD, Sara Ann’s presentation will give you an opportunity to experience some of the exercises from her DVD and to talk about how breathing and singing exercises can keep you physically healthier, de-stressed, and have a vibrant speaking voice. Read more on www.saraannbutler.com.

    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 - Mar. 30, 2015 - Welcoming New Customers!



    My oh my! I LOVE rhubarb pie.
    Fresh rhubarb is available this week.
    RECIPES FOR ALL THINGS RHUBARB

    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.

    WE DELIVER ALL SUMMER LONG!

    Here we go again! Warm weather is approaching. We anticipate another great summer of locally grown, chemical-free, SUMMER veggies like okra, yardlong beans, black eyed peas, squash and more!—fresh picked just for our customers. Once again our delivery folks are ramping up for extra protection of your valuable goods from the heat. We need your help to protect and maintain your orders, especially any dairy goods you are purchasing. Here are some guidelines provided by The Dancing Goat. These are always posted for your convenient perusal on Pam’s Grower Page explaining how to maintain and protect dairy during transport from our cooler to your cooler or refrigerator. We count on your partnership to keep these raw dairy products fresh for weeks.

    Message from Your Market Manager

    Volunteers Still Needed
    Our Market serves St. Petersburg all summer long every other week. There is no break in service because our Growers grow year round, unlike large local farms. We really could use more help with deliveries especially to sustain this business throughout the summer months. If you missed my volunteer recruitment post earlier this month, please scroll to this link and read. What if our wonderful little group could be just the uplifting experience you’ve been seeking? YOU ARE NEEDED!

    THIS WEEK’S FRUIT
    Medjool dates, luscious local papayas, cripps pink-skinned apples, juicy d’anjou pears, crisp red rhubarb, fancy lemons IN PRIMO CONDITION (compared to what we’ve had) and succulent loquats. It’s time to make those fruit pies for spring celebrations!

    New to our Market
    Shiitake mushrooms and beautiful, crisp rhubarb.

    Sale this week
    Check out sale pricing on two varieties of smoked salmon, lamb loin chops, nitrate-free bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, Jumbo white onions, Cripps Pink apples, and those yummy Covington yams. IN ADDITION, many growers have posted END-OF-SEASON pricing for items that are SO bountiful they must sell them this week.

    St.Pete Locally Grown’s DIRECT ORDER SERVICE Begins THIS WEEK
    We are going to try something that will make it possible for you to order larger plants in bigger pots. We have not been able to manage these within our current deliveries on Fridays. Debra Black of Mrs. Chippy’s Plant World is the first Grower to experiment with what we are calling “Direct Order Service”. If it catches on… who knows?

    Here’s how it all works: Whenever you order an item that is labelled as a “DIRECT ORDER”, the Grower (initially, Debra) will take responsibility for delivering that item to you at a convenient pre-arranged time, separate from your normal SPLG Friday delivery. The price of the plant includes the Grower’s delivery fee AND you will pay for the plant(s) just as you always have, included with your regular order from us. The only difference is that you will receive an email from the Grower after Market close on Wednesday to schedule convenient delivery of your plant(s). Questions? Please call your Market Manager at 727-515-9469. We are grateful to Debra for having such a passion for selling the larger, more developed plants which will assist our customers in building beautiful edible food forests. THIS WEEK JUST ONE PLANT IS BEING OFFERED SO WE CANTEST DRIVETHIS NEW SERVICE.

    LIKE OUR MARKET?
    Here is your chance to tell fellow locavores that you recommend us as their locally grown veggie supplier! Please post a review for us on Local Harvest. That’s how many people find us. You can help welcome them to our Market. Just go to this link and click on “Post a Review”.

    Grower & Product News

    WELCOME New Grower Lucky Ladybug Gardens
    Claudie Babineaux is the former farm manager for Geraldson Community Farms and struck out on her own this season partnering with Bree Cheatham, Market Manager of www.dunedin.locallygrown. Claudie grows in several locations within Pinellas County, including St. Petersburg, and now has ample vegetables to sell through our Market. Welcome Lucky Ladybug Gardens!!

    WELCOME BACK Urban • Olio
    For one season in 2011, Stephanie & Peyton were generous suppliers of avocadoes and Hamlin oranges for our fledgling Market. Then life had them moving away to new adventures. But lucky us, they are back living in St. Petersburg and now offering their homegrown loquats on our Market. Welcome back Urban Olio!

    OH THOSE SALADS!
    Our Salad Signature Series is relaunching this week from Nathan’s Natural Veggies. You know the ones… “salad mixes with substance” containing various bits of cranberry hibiscus, purslane, and Ceylon spinach. You’ll know them when you see them. Just search for “salad” on our Market. Each mix comes with a salad dressing recipe especially suited for the mix you purchase. These salads sell like hotcakes all summer long should local lettuce become scarce.

    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

    • NEW TIME “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” on Apr. 11th, 8-10AM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • NEW TIMEREAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Apr. 18th, 8-10AM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Apr. 25th, Nathan’s Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY. Speaker planning in progress!
    • “Food Security Conference: Focus on Production & Sustainability”, April 24th-25th, Eckerd College Campus. Free to the public but registration is required. SPLG Market Manager will participate as a panelist to question presenters and then participate in making new policy recommendations. YOU TOO CAN PARTICIPATE! Just sign up.

    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 - Mar. 16, 2015 - Welcome Valued Customers!



    Eckerd College students visited Nathan’s Natural Veggies in February to donate 80 hours of garden work. Nathan was delirious and his garden jumped for joy!

    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.

    DIRECT ORDER Begins March 30th

    We are going to try something that will make it possible for you to order larger plants in bigger pots. We have not been able to manage these within our current deliveries on Fridays. Debra Black of Mrs. Chippy’s Plant World is the first Grower to experiment with what we are calling “Direct Order”. If it catches on… who knows? Here’s how it all works! Whenever you order an item that is labelled as a “DIRECT ORDER”, the Grower (initially, Debra) will take responsibility for delivering that item to you at a convenient pre-arranged time, separate from your normal SPLG Friday delivery. The price of the plant includes the Grower’s delivery fee AND you will pay for the plant(s) just as you always have, included with your regular order from us. The only difference is that you will receive an email from the Grower after Market close on Wednesday to schedule convenient delivery of your plant(s). Questions? Please call your Market Manager at 727-515-9469. We are grateful to Debra for having such a passion for selling the larger, more developed plants which will assist our customers in building beautiful edible food forests.

    Message from Your Market Manager

    WILL YOU ANSWER THE CALL?
    If you missed my volunteer recruitment post earlier this week, please scroll to the bottom of this link and read. Please consider that our wonderful little group could be just the uplifting experience you’ve been seeking.

    GROWER PRODUCT NEWS

    • From SPLG Market Organics, a $1 per pound offer of small organic red potatoes that came in for last Market. They have just barely begun to hint at some “eye” activity. Not much—mind you, but enough to want them out the door, cooked into wonderful potato salads, and chilled in your refrigerator for savory enjoyment!
    • This week we welcome St. Petersburg based Coquina Key Bee Sanctuary to our Market. Their “Save the Bees” combo pack with two beeswax lotion bars, bee-friendly flower seeds, and a complimentary honey sample debuts today! Just search the market for “Save the Bees”. BE SURE to visit their Grower page link to find out more about getting your own bees or simply providing space for them to produce honey on your property.
    • Faithful Farm has more romaine lettuce than they know what to do with this week! Take advantage of a 3-fer offer of 3 heads for just $6.45. No “fuzzy math” here! Check out their flat leaf spinach 2-pounders too.
    • Sunset Ranch formerly sold delicious ground lamb on our Market. This week Jim Kuntzelman is offering us new products from fresh ground pork. Our Market is introducing Mild Italian and Hot Italian sausages along with Coarse Ground Bratwurst made locally in Sarasota using Jim’s pastured pigs. Read all about Jim’s new venture on Sunset Ranch’s Grower page.
    • Nathan’s Natural Veggies is offering new vegetable seedlings for your spring planting, including callaloo and Seminole pumpkin squash. Just search the market for “Seedlings”.
    • Pioneer Settlement Garden offers celery stalks on our Market that will convince you that you’ve NEVER tasted real celery before. Try it before the season is gone. Even the color of the stalks are different than you’re used to. It is rare to find this grown locally. Ray has Strawberry seedlings too!

    THIS WEEK’S FRUIT
    Medjool dates, papayas, cripps apples with a flourescent pink skin, and kiwis. Due to low fruit sales last Market, we cut back this week.

    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 Mar. 21st, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Mar. 28th, Nathan’s Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY. Our Speaker is valued Market customer and local non-profit Executive Director Barbara Rhode, founder of a locally acclaimed program called The Red Tent Women’s Initiative. This important program has served more than 450 women since its inception in 2012. Barbara’s talk will focus on factors that prevent these women from reconnecting with community and become fully functioning members of society again. She will help us understand why it is so critical and what steps we can all take to combat our culture’s rampant “fear factor” mentality in support of community building that promotes inclusion and acceptance.
    • “Food Security Conference: Focus on Production & Sustainability”, April 24th-25th, Eckerd College Campus. Free to the public but registration is required. SPLG Market Manager will participate as a panelist to question presenters and then participate in making new policy recommendations. YOU TOO CAN PARTICIPATE! Just sign up.

    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!

    Will YOU answer "The Call"?


    A CALL TO ACTION FROM ST. PETE LOCALLY GROWN

    Greetings Valued Customers:
    Have you been thinking about getting involved with the local food movement, beyond financial support of our Market?

    If so, please consider volunteering several hours (2 to 3) every other week to serve the St. Petersburg Community as you help package goods, deliver produce, or assist with administrative tasks. We train our volunteers to be successful working together as a team and we realize there are some who prefer to work alone. We accommodate as best we can. Wonderful friendships are forming! And, YES, we do have fun…

    Many of our loyal volunteers literally have been with St. Pete Locally Grown for YEARS. There are reasons for that. Our volunteers are treated fairly, highly appreciated, well trained, and having the time of their lives working with others who have similar interests. They want to give their time to a local food movement that is well organized and guarantees success of every member of the team. No one leaves without feeling like a winner!

    Through life circumstances, several on our current team are making changes in their lifestyles, traveling more, and exploring or expanding new avenues based (at least a little bit) on what they’ve experienced volunteering for St. Pete Locally Grown. As a result, we have reached a point where new volunteers are needed to help on Wednesdays through Fridays during weeks that the Market is open. This time spent together is a win-win for everyone involved.

    One of our new customers, Suzanne, is volunteering with our Market to become familiar with everything we sell and to learn what to do with the veggies she has never bought before. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED in learning more about the food you buy from us, want to be an integral part of a successful team, or you want to learn how to do what we do- please contact me at 727-515-9469 or email me with a good time to call you & chat. We will make room for you to come and help. If you would like to speak with any of our volunteers to get feedback on what it’s like, they are willing to share their enthusiasm! Just let me know and I will connect you.

    We begin training new volunteers for our Thursday and Friday morning teams on March 19th & 20th. Please contact me to reserve a spot for you on either day. Or call just to chat if you have questions.

    You are needed. Please answer the call!
    All the best,
    Tina
    YOUR Market Manager

    Market NOW Open - Mar. 2, 2015 - Welcome Valued Customers!



    Broccoli flowers in the winter garden of Nathan’s Natural Veggies

    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.

    Save Money. Buy Bulk.

    Our Market’s definition of “bulk” may be different than you are used to. We don’t have cases of vegetables to sell but we do have packages of items weighing from 1 to 3 pounds that are priced to sell due to oversupply. They are still FRESHLY HARVESTED but there is so much to sell that Growers would rather discount them than toss them into the compost. From arugula to green beans to oregano, our ECONOMY category (as we call it) just might hold the nuggets that you don’t have access to in these larger quantities. Dry some pungent Greek oregano and share as gifts with your co-workers. Freeze stringbeans for up to nine months! Swiss chard works wonders in soups and stews which freeze very nicely. Try Curried Red Lentil and Swiss Chard Stew with Garbanzo Beans. To view all ECONOMY items—from “The Market” page—simply click on “ECONOMY” under categories listed on the left side of your screen. To switch back, select “All Products” instead. This is called “filtering”. If you need help, call your Market Manager at 727-515-9469. Stock up and save money!

    Message from Your Market Manager

    DIRECT ORDER
    We are going to try something that will make it possible for you to order larger plants in bigger pots. We have not been able to manage these within our current deliveries on Fridays. Debra Black of Mrs. Chippy’s Plant World is the first Grower to experiment with what we are calling “Direct Order”. If it catches on… who knows? Here’s how it all works! Whenever you order an item that is labelled as a “DIRECT ORDER”, the Grower (initially, Debra) will take responsibility for delivering that item to you at a convenient pre-arranged time, separate from your normal SPLG Friday delivery. The price of the plant includes the Grower’s delivery fee AND you will pay for the plant(s) just as you always have, included with your regular order from us. The only difference is that you will receive an email from the Grower after Market close on Wednesday to schedule convenient delivery of your plant(s). Questions? Please call your Market Manager at 727-515-9469. We are grateful to Debra for having such a passion for selling the larger, more developed plants which will assist our customers in building beautiful edible food forests more quickly.

    THIS WEEK’S FRUIT
    Medjool dates, papayas, honeybells and mammoth royal mandarins, boscs and braeburns. No strawberries this week! Our customers appear to be losing interest in them. Please let us know if you want them on the next Market in two weeks.

    NATHAN’S WINTER GARDEN
    If you haven’t visited Nathan’s garden lately or taken a recent tour before our monthly potluck social, here’s what you’ve been missing. Nathan’s Natural Veggies: winter garden tour Feb 2015

    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 Mar. 14th, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Mar. 21st, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Mar. 28th, Nathan’s Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY. Our Speaker is valued Market customer and local non-profit Executive Director Barbara Rhode, founder of a locally acclaimed program called The Red Tent Women’s Initiative. More to come on this highly anticipated talk!

    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 - Feb. 26, 2015



    “Grower” Pam Lunn of The Dancing Goat is featured in the Winter 2015 edition of edible Tampa Bay!
    We are proud to offer her raw dairy products and eggs through our Market. Order this week and get your free copy delivered this Friday.

    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.

    Update on Elevate Fitness Co-op

    No delivery to Elevate Fitness this week on Feb. 20th. Due to delays in their expansion efforts, Jenn Pierson and the Elevate team are still remodeling their new location across from the Veteran’s Hospital at Bay Pines. We will start delivering there sometime in March. All folks who have been picking up at Elevate Fitness are now offered either 1) an option to pick up in Historic Kenwood or 2) have home delivery until we can find a new drop spot. If YOU are interested in hosting a veggie drop spot at your home read all about it!, and then please contact Market Manager with any questions asap. We make it SO easy!

    Message from Your Market Manager

    RETURN OF ORGANICALLY INCLINED
    Welcome back, Donna! She is back and offering red quinoa for the first time on our Market!

    COMING SOON
    This week we had hoped to introduce a variety of pork sausages and bacon produced by a USDA inspected facility in Sarasota. Grower Jim Kuntzelman of Sunset Ranch in Dover has been delayed due to family matters that take precedent. We plan to provide these wonderful new products on our Market very soon.

    Had planned for Florida cucumbers and California artichokes this Market but neither were delivered in condition as expected. We are fussy for quality! We did, however, get those wonderful looking Covington yams from NC and they are in perfect condition. The romanesco cauliflower also looks amazing as does the Florida yellow squash!

    MISSING GERALDSON COMMUNITY FARM
    For the past several Markets we haven’t been able to order from GCF because their CSA members are their priority. As a result, the remaining variety has been quite small. This is all due to wet weather and the consequences of that on their location in Bradenton. They have such a gorgeous stretch of land but it floods. Operations Manager Christa Leonard is a true pro and is doing a great job of managing this challenge. If you ever have a chance to drive down and visit, you will not want to come back to the city!

    THIS WEEK’S FRUIT
    Strawberries, sour oranges (aka calamondins), honeybell oranges, tangerines, papayas (both green & ripe), braeburn apples, Medjool dates, star fruit, dried cranberries, dried mangos, and red d’anjou 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

    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Feb. 21st, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Feb. 28th, Nathan’s Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY Whoozin.com e-vite ONLY. Our Speaker is also a Grower for our Market. Debra Black of Mrs. Chippy’s Plant World will speak on the “Emotional Challenges of Gardening”. As a transplant from Virginia 5 years ago, Debra was excited at the prospect of growing food 12 months of the year. She made many mistakes along the way. Gardening for her is a microcosm of life in general. How do we deal with adversity head on without glossing over the difficulty? Come see yourself in this picture!

    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 - Feb. 2nd, 2015 - No Market NEXT WEEK



    Backyard of headquarters for St. Pete Locally Grown Market. You MUST come visit Nathan’s garden. Best on Tuesday’s from 830 to noon (call Nathan for the address 727-403-1655) or 4th Saturday monthly at our potluck socials. Next one is Feb. 28th. Get here early for the garden tour!

    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.

    Elevate Fitness Co-op Spot is Moving!

    No delivery to Elevate Fitness this week on Feb. 6th. Due to expansion, Jenn Pierson and the Elevate team are moving to a new location across from the Veteran’s Hospital at Bay Pines. We will start delivering there on Feb. 20th. All folks who have been picking up at Elevate Fitness are now offered either 1) an option to pick up in Historic Kenwood or 2) have home delivery until we can find a new drop spot. If YOU are interested in hosting a veggie drop spot at your home read all about it!, and then please contact Market Manager with any questions asap. We make it SO easy!

    Message from Your Market Manager

    COMING SOON
    Next Market we will have a variety of pork sausages and bacon produced by a USDA inspected facility in Sarasota. Grower Jim Kuntzelman of Sunset Ranch in Dover who raises pastured hogs has been pursuing this opportunity for quite awhile and I am excited that our Market is going to benefit from his success at making it happen. More details next week.

    Was hoping to surprise you with Hawaiian ginger and those lovely domestic Covington Yams that we sold for the Thanksgiving Holiday. But neither were delivered as expected. Our regrets and a promise to try again next time!

    THIS WEEK’S FRUIT
    Strawberries, sour oranges (aka calamondins), honeybells, limequats, tangerines, papayas (both green & ripe), 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

    • “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. 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!