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    Market NOW Open - Oct. 27, 2014

    Member monthly socials are where Growers, Customers, and Volunteers converge to swap seeds, recipes, and resources…
    THIS is where contacts are truly made. AND good friends!

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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

    SUAC Meeting Coming Up on Nov. 3rd

    St. Pete Locally Grown is a proud member of SUAC (Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition), an organization that has been around for several years. Like many grassroots efforts, this one is comprised of dedicated local folks of all ages who are focused on shaping the future of agriculture in St. Petersburg. If you have never attended one of these meetings, come and see what it’s all about. Anyone who is interested in growing food, eating food, supporting sustainable local systems, etc. belongs in this group. YOU can help shape the future of your own backyard. Speaker next meeting is yours truly on the subject of “Starting an Urban Agriculture Business”. Date & Time: November 3rd at 7 PM
    Location: Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33705
    . Tina, YOUR Market Manager

    Message from Your Market Manager

    Pam has posted the deadline as Tuesday 3PM due to the logistics of getting this fine product from her supplier for all things raw-cow. Look for it under the "M"s listed as “Milk – JTB Jersey Farms Raw Cow Milk TOTALLY NON GMO”.

    From Florida: star fruit (carambola) from St. Petersburg, tangerines & golden pineapples from south FL, cucumbers from north FL (and they look so much better than last Market). From US West Coast: Fuji apples, Concorde pears, and red seedless grapes. PLEASE HELP US sell out on fruit this week as we are closed next week.

    WHAT’S NEW?"
    Red potatoes from Wisconsin and celery from California. We would love to find local growers with these items! Please point them in our direction? We provide these non-local items for the convenience of our customers as they have been requested.

    Please call Market Manager 727-515-9469 for the details on these local opps:
    Thursday morning: Want FREE star fruit? We need a few volunteers for about 90 minutes to go harvest star fruit from an urban contributor in St. Petersburg. You get to pick all you want for yourself as well! They have a ladder and a picking tool available.
    Thursday afternoon: If you love goats and would like to visit with them every other week, then this opportunity may suit you. We need someone to go pick up the raw dairy products from The Dancing Goat in Oldsmar on Thursday of each Market week. We are willing to reimburse for mileage or roundtrip fuel, whichever works best for you. There is no obligation to do it every time. We would greatly appreciate an occasional week here or there.

    A beautiful recipe from Volunteer Videographer Jeff Yentzer of with a lovely end result to behold: a Paleo meal garnished with starfruit. Almost too gorgeous to eat. Thank you, Jeff!

    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

    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 Nov. 8th, 8AM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Nov. 15th, 8AM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • Holiday Gathering Dec. 6th, 7-10pm. No potlucks in November and December. 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!