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We need your support with a nomination for St. Pete Locally Grown to enter into the competition for Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay. Please link to Goods & Services and enter St. Pete Locally Grown into all the following categorie: Best Farmer’s Market, Best Place to Shop Green, and into Best Category We Forgot enter “Best Chemical-Free Food Coop”. Then link to People, Places and Politics and enter St. Pete Locally Grown as “Best Place to Volunteer”. Thanks in advance!
Ours are gorgeous and grown in USA! I have not seen a certified organic lemon in local health food stores any larger than a golf ball and they cost up to .99 each! Abundance is scarce so the price is way up. Ours cost a bit more than local pricing this week but they are a nice size, high quality AND you are getting them practically at cost. Thought you might like the best “Giveaway” we could find!
SUGGESTED CHANGES FOR YOUR MENU
Baby Globe Artichokes These are so beautiful! Wondering how to cook these? Here is a brief youtube showing how easy it is to prepare them. 2 or 3 per person should do it.
Tatsoi is one of the least understood MILD greens available on our Market. Pioneer Settlement and Brenon’s Homegrown have both carried these in the past and NOW Grower Faithful Farms has brought them back on board this summer! “…this unassuming Brassica vegetable is supercharged with calcium, carotenoids [for eye health], vitamin C and glucosinolates, which makes tatsoi one of the healthiest salad greens out there.” SOURCE: http://www.healwithfood.org/ Eat raw, steam, or stirfry and drizzle a little sesame oil on the finished product.
Roasting Radishes Here is just ONE reason out of five to roast radishes this summer, besides the fact it takes only 10 minutes. “Roasting mellows out their bite: If eating spicy radishes isn’t your favorite thing, you have to understand that roasting mellows them into sweet little bites.” SOURCE: Great recipe! and all the right reasons to change up your menu. Don’t miss Customer Kim’s posting on our Market Community Blog about the soup she made from radish greens.
FINDING DEALS ON OUR MARKET
I’ve done just some of the work for you below but remember to do a search in future Markets (on the Market page) by entering “sale” in the “product name” box at top of the product list to find all sale items. Or search for “direct service” to find larger plants for your expanding food forest. Filter products by “economy” to find larger size packages for big savings & lots of 1-pound bags of basil ready for pesto making! Filter by “giveaways” to find items that are priced just above cost to encourage you to try them out. Need help? Call YOUR Market Manager to learn how.
ALL coffee, Goat Chevre, Goat Kefir, Medjool dates, ALL lamb cuts (there will be no more lamb in the future), Molly’s Suds products including dog wash, several pork cuts, one of Jennifer’s incredible Remedies, and both warm & cold smoked salmons.
GIVEAWAYS are your chance to try items you might not otherwise try. This week our “giveaways” include organic butter, dark sweet cherries, ALL size salmon portions, high quality USA lemons, and luscious tatsoi greens. You won’t know what you’re missing until you’ve tried them. Giveaway pricing is here for the summer to help us all save money and avoid waste.
SPLG’S FRUIT BASKET
Fancy lemons, dark sweet cherries, Medjool dates, seedless green grapes (recipe for Sunken Grape Cake which I have made numerous times), luscious peaches, and both green and ripe papayas grown in St. Pete!
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.
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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.