SPLG Market Resources to Share
Valued Locavores & Potential Resources
Please read until the end or you could miss an opportunity… I am pretty certain that this is the last email you will receive from St. Pete Locally Grown.
As promised, here are the vendors we have dealt with over the years. Please save this email and plan to follow future posts on our Facebook page to keep up with new resources we discover and upcoming agricultural events that will help you grow your own food. I posted several there today! If you don’t do Facebook, you will still find us at stpete.locallygrown.net. But it will be a different website and our handy dandy Weblog page will have disappeared forever—and with it this info on resources. Our new website will focus on community building & sustaining local food resources and connections. For now, our new website is called http://stpetelocallygrown.flavors.me/ I hope you like it!
Please contact the resources below directly with any questions as I am no longer the liaison for their businesses. If there is no contact info then they didn’t provide it.
- Our fabulous pork has been coming from Tenaya Farms in Zephyrhills. They deliver to St. Pete.
- Our beef has been coming from Lake Kersey Farms in Land O’Lakes. You can now buy it from Dunedin.locallygrown.net and pick it up. Or call Eileen Watson at Lake Kersey Farm 813-996-2912 and pick it up there.
- Our seafood comes from Madeira Beach Seafood on the docks. I believe they are willing to sell directly to customers. You will have to call them directly to inquire. 727-393-3382 You have to buy a minimum of 5lbs of shrimp or scallops. You have to buy whole groupers. Last time I was there, it appeared they might be getting ready to open a small retail shop.
- Our lamb came from Alexandra Lake Farm and it was great! There is a definite waiting period (months…) for these animals. Contact Leon Elt at 352-583-1971.
- Purchase locally grown veggies and goods from the Indian Rocks Co-op and pickup at 11401 Starkey Road in Largo. They sell local chickens too, and are reasonably priced. You need to send a request to sign up and check out the pricing and then decide whether or not to join for $10 (a one-time fee with your first order!). They sell raw dairy. Among others, they sell goods from Rebecca’s Bees, Pioneer Settlement Garden, and Mrs. Chippy’s Plant World, all former “Growers” for SPLG. Their list of local chemical-free growers is expanding! This is my new source for whatever I’m not growing myself.
- If you live north of Ulmerton you might want to check out Dunedin.locallygrown.net run by Bree Cheatham. She opened her Market way before I did and is part of the Locallygrown.net family too. She sells The Dancing Goat raw dairy products and has other local veggie resources surrounding Dunedin. It’s a very nice Market!
IMPORTANT If you are a chemical-free veggie resource selling to others, please submit your info/news through the new website at http://stpetelocallygrown.flavors.me. You must confirm that you are chemical-free, include all details of events with location, time and date, and adequate contact info. Sorry but I don’t write copy that is missing. I only copy and paste. I prefer links to attachments if at all possible. When a submission is appropriate & complete, I will post on our new website and on our Facebook page which is followed by over 1400 fans.
Heartfelt appreciation to you all,
Tina, Retired Market Manager, St. Pete Locally Grown