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    Market NOW Open - Sept. 1st, 2014, LABOR DAY

    PLEASE READ all about our summer market schedule at this link.

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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.

    Don’t miss our helpful shopping hints now posted as a link at the top of every web page on St. Pete Locally Grown. Check it out and then share it with anyone who asks about us!


    Nathan’s Natural Veggies is now offering a mix of Power Booster greens (Moluccan Spinach, Green & Chartreuse sweet potato leaves, and Cranberry Hibiscus leaves) to combine with carrots, apples and beets and produce a green powerhouse blend of flavor and nutrients you will feel immediately when you drink it. The product description for “Greens (Juicing Bundle: Power Booster)” holds the recipe and how many carrots, etc. to purchase as those are not included in the bundle. Fortunately for all of us, Volunteer videographer and local juicing expert Jeff Yentzer of has designed a how-to recipe for this healthy juice and shared in a 5-minute instructional video for our customers.

    Message from Your Market Manager

    We won’t know the results until they are published online Sept. 18th. Thanks to all who voted for us!

    FEATURED FRESH FRUIT THIS WEEK ==>Gala apples and Starkrimson pears which are a beautiful garnet red. These were a huge seller last season.

    TOMATOESCERTIFIED ORGANIC We thought we’d get ahead of the curve and, while waiting for our local growers to have tomatoes, we would order some from a farm in North Florida. We got the OK and then were delivered tomatoes from NC. We do try! Hope you will buy them anyway as we have priced them to sell and we don’t want any leftovers (as we are closed next week…) They weigh about 1/2 pound each and they are beautiful!

    Pioneer Settlement Garden is challenged by some type of pest attacking its sweet peppers. Grower Ray sends regrets!

    We are still recruiting new folks to serve the St. Petersburg Community from 2 to 4 hours “per Market week” on Wednesdays thru Fridays. We will train and we promise you will have fun! Please call or email me if you want to meet some fabulous, like-minded people!

    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.

    Upcoming Events

    All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events


    • “Successful Urban Farming in St. Petersburg” on Sept. 13th, 8AM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Sept. 20th, 8AM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Sept. 27th, Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY e-vite ONLY. Our Speaker is Chris Acosta of St. Petersburg Yoga, a major contributor to everyone’s yoga health for at least 25 years. What if what we are feeding our heads is at least as important as what we are feeding our bodies? Chris Acosta’s talk “From Feeding the Body to Feeding the Mind” will help us clean up our mental ingestion. As founder of St. Petersburg Yoga, Chris has been teaching transformation through mindfulness for over 25 years. Expect to feel motivated as Chris shares his perspective on feeding ourselves—figuratively and literally—in pursuit of a new paradigm for personal wellness.

    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!