Message from Your Market Manager
NO FRUIT THIS WEEK
Due to severe flooding and standing water on our supplier’s property, our order had to be cancelled because they could not accept delivery. You cannot be more disappointed than I am. However, I am looking into opening an account for SPLG IF we can meet the minimum order requirements. We have been selling out of fruit each Market week because I’ve been cautious in not over-supplying our Market. Since demand appears to be steadying and our customer base is expanding, it may be time to try it out. The BIG advantage to you as charter customers is that our pricing will be low to make sure it sells out. Once we can depend on consistency of demand, then I will have to ask for more return on our investment. Can you all live with that arrangement? Would love to hear from you.
PRAY FOR SUNSHINE
Too much rain isn’t good for the crops and the wonderful folks who tend to them.
WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER ROASTED TURNIPS?
Search our food blog for ideas. Did you know that our food blog is mobile?
MESSAGE FROM GROWERS
- Pam Lunn of The Dancing Goat reports: “We should be back in the cow extras i.e. butter, cream, cottage cheese in mid/late October. One just calved on Saturday and three more are walking the perimeter at the mall – just kidding but their udders are filling which indicates calving is coming shortly!”
- Joe Ramon of JR’s Greens noticed that I mis-reported his name when I introduced him last Market. His last name is NOT ‘Ramos’; it is Ramon. Sincere apologies to Joe. WELCOME to his wonderful yellow squash on our Market this week! Nathan and I have enjoyed its ‘golden’ flavor!
- Steve & Tara Kipp of Faithful Farms come through for us again this week despite heavy rain damage. Their delicate lettuce, though covered, was ripped apart by heavy winds and rain. They need our support this week for sure!
- Nathan of Nathan’s Natural Veggies would love to get some feedback on the Juicing Bundle: Power Booster you may have purchased recently! Please email your comments directly to Nathan. Do remember that Nathan’s salad mixes are a substantial alternative to standard lettuces that we are awaiting.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR DEC. 6TH SPLG EVENTS CALENDAR
- We will combine potluck socials for November and December into one event we call our Annual Holiday Party—on December 6th. DO mark your calendars now. Active customers, volunteers, and growers will receive their invitations in early November.
- In November we will be open two weeks in a row just before Thanksgiving so we can close for the week of Thanksgiving. You will have plenty of time to be prepared for this important day of sharing food and being grateful. All weeks of Market schedule are posted on our event calendar and reflect the permanent bi-weekly schedule.
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.
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.