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    Market NOW Open - Dec. 1, 2014 - Closed next week!

    Black Sapotes grown in South Florida! Certified Organic and ready for you to try!

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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 Calendars Now Available!

    Here’s your chance to capture the past year in pictures as Growers, Volunteers— and even Customers— come together to make this wonderful adventure a Memorable Endeavor. We are using this as a fundraiser for our Market to buy some supplies that we’ve been putting off. If we run out, I will order more and get them to you by the New Year. NOTE: Active Volunteers are going to get this calendar at cost. Just ask Market Manager!

    Message from Your Market Manager

    If you cannot view this link at the SPLG Market Calendar 2014 then here is the scoop! We are open weeks of 12/1 and 12/15 then closed for TWO weeks including week of Christmas and New Years.

    Salmon is back! Lamb is coming end of December. Medjool dates are back. First time ever: brussel sprouts! Garlic and ginger are being offered for first time ever-for customer convenience. The diverse selection of kales and eggplant will astound you. Papayas are abundant.

    We have the largest fugis I have ever seen and I’ve already eaten 1 BIG one. Super juicy! Among other things, we are featuring black sapote, sunburst tangerines, red d’anjou pears, and more braeburns. The quality of our produce is something I am really proud of and our fruit is no exception. Please review the variety as I cannot list it all.

    Hope to see you this Saturday at 7PM. Please DON’T arrive at 530PM (like our normally scheduled potluck socials). Bring a heavy hors d’oeuvre to share? There will be lots of friendship, frivolity, fire, and food!

    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


    • Holiday Gathering Dec. 6th, 7-10pm. DO NOT ARRIVE AT 530PM, PLEASE. 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!