CALENDAR OF EVENTS
There are many fountains of knowledge to draw from within St. Petersburg. Some of the events below are open to the public but Lectures are reserved exclusively for active Market customers as part of our monthly potluck socials. Become an active customer and enjoy all the perks of our Market Community!
OUR ADVICE: 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!
Visit our Lecture Series slide show and you will see what education & community building look like: Commonality, Motivation, Fellowship, and Knowledge.
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Market is NOW Open - October 31, 2011
Market opens Monday 5 PM & closes Wednesday 9 PM
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Message from Market Manager
It is that time of year when StPete.LocallyGrown.Net prepares its Lecture Series for Sunday afternoons which started October 30th. Unlike prior seasons, this year there will be only ONE Lecture per Sunday from 2:30 – 3:30 PM with another 30 minutes available for Q&A if needed. Since the Lecture will be the only event scheduled, Speakers are asked to present for close to an hour to make the trip worthwhile for those who attend. These spots are open only to Market members and active Growers. Would you like to be a Speaker for this Series? If so, please contact Tina at 727-515-9469.
LECTURE SERIES LAUNCHED: And what a great showing we on had Sunday for “Growing & Selling Produce through StPete.LocallyGrown.Net”! with Grower Chris Tisch. We feel encouraged by those who came to Chris’ lecture, many of whom left with intentions to contribute produce and eggs(!) in the future. Keep your fingers crossed, folks, we are going to grow our volume AND build a small town farm community mindset simultaneously. How exciting! Thanks to Grower Chris Tisch of Velouria Farms who shared his experiences with urban farming and his enthusiasm for the sense of satisfaction he feels contributing to family tables in our community while generating extra income to support his farm.
NEXT SUNDAY’S LECTURE is health-oriented on “Boosting Your Metabolism” with Chris Larsen, a retired physician. Sunday, November 6 at 2:30 PM. Imagine being able to lose more fat by doing less exercise! Learn how high intensity interval training can dramatically improve your cardiovascular fitness, increase your fat burning capability and boost your energy levels. We will also discuss what foods and natural mineral supplements will help increase your metabolism and energy. Location of lecture is posted with the event listing on Calendar of Events (above).
Jane’s Earthworm Castings will be coming this week with larger loads of her castings for your convenience. Be sure to order 2 cubic yards for your garden before Market close and take delivery this coming Friday. Don’t miss the testimonials for Jane’s product on her Grower Page.
Farm to Fork Organics has added a new dish this week: Sage-Potato Gnocchi with Apples & Fried Sage. Also a new Hummus of Sundried Tomatoes & Basil. YUMMM.
Savory Spice Shop introduces exciting new spice blends this week: Black Dust Coffee & Spice Rub; and Marrakech Moroccan Spice (Salt Free). They sound scrumptious! Also, be on the lookout for several unique holiday gift items Paul has plans to post this week for your consideration. Tis the Season!
Velouria Farms introduces French Breakfast radishes this week.
Vic & Judy’s Homegrown posted these mature seedlings after Market opening last week: Big Rainbow Heirloom Tomatoes, Brandywine Heirloom Tomatoes, and Italian Tree Heirloom Tomatoes. They average from 8 to 12 inches high and sell 3 for $12. A great deal for these renowned heirloom, GOURMET tomatoes! Buy 3 or 6 or 9 and split the cost with your neighbors.
Annie’s Urban Farm posted seeds late last Market for Italian Flat Leaf Parsley. Get over 100+ seeds for $4.
Upcoming Workshops, Events & Meetings
SUCCESSFUL URBAN FARMING IN ST. PETERSBURG WORKSHOP==> Every Saturday through 11/19/11 from 8 AM – 10 AM. No RSVP needed. Cost: $35.00 (cash or check). OR pay $60 when two family members attend together.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS==> COMMUNITY PRESERVATION MEETING Friday, November 18, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Pete City Hall, 175 5th Street North.
Help save what remains of the Maximo Park Indian Mounds by attending the Community Preservation Meeting and speaking against the application for an “after the fact permit” (Certificate of Appropriateness) for the 18 hold Frisbee golf course. The course was illegally installed by the Parks Department in 2001 and the increased popularity of the sport is irreparably damaging an important piece of St. Petersburg’s archaelogical history and speeding up the demise of the unique plants and animals that call Maximo home.
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!