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    Market NOW Open - Oct. 13, 2014

    Just a few of the new additions to our Market!

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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

    Market Schedule until End of Year 2014

    DO check the SPLG Market Calendar 2014 that is always posted so you can plan your shopping excursions on our online chemical-free veggie Market. As you know, we recently moved our Market hours to a biweekly (every other week) schedule. Here are the only exceptions to our plan through the end of this year. We won’t be open the week of Thanksgiving but WILL BE OPEN two consecutive weeks prior to Thanksgiving week so that you can be well stocked for the day of gratitude & fine dining with your families. In addition, we will be closed two weeks in a row—the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. And finally, have you marked your calendars for our December 6th Holiday Party? It’s guaranteed to be an evening of enchantment! Tina, YOUR Market Manager

    Message from Your Market Manager

    We’ve got it going this week and will have it every time the Market is open as long as it is selling well. Please stock up on your fruit with us every other week. Thanks to all those who have let me know what they would like us to supply. When I get enough people interested in some of the more unique items then I will order them. One thing to note: Berries do not keep well so those will be difficult to provide. They have to be consumed within a day or two of delivery (to us) and our timeframe to get them to you is too long for them to hold up well. Regrets that we have yet to figure out how to make that work (but we are always thinking…)

    The chickens are back and this time they are coming through Griffin Family Farms in Plant City. They are also on sale at $4.19lb. Welcome to Sudi & family!

    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


    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Oct. 18th, 8AM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Oct. 25th, Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY e-vite ONLY. Our Speaker is Kay Clark, Publisher of edible Tampa Bay Magazine. Their Mission? “Edible Tampa Bay explores the foods, stories and communities of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Pasco and Hernando counties season by season. We aspire to be the voice of the local food movement, inspiring readers to support and celebrate the farmers, fishers, chefs, food artisans and local businesses in our community.” Kay Clark and her multi-talented team of writers are deeply entrenched in our local food movement and we are grateful to be listed in their quarterly directory. Looking forward to this one!
    • Holiday Gathering scheduled for Dec. 6th in place of both the November and December potlucks (normally held on 4th Saturdays). Mark your Calendars! BY e-vite ONLY for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers.

    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!