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    Market NOW Open - Dec. 15, 2014- Closed next TWO weeks

    From our Market to your Holiday Home, savor the moments. Lots of LUSCIOUS delights this week!

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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 Customers come together to make this wonderful adventure called “St. Pete Locally Grown” a memorable keepsake for just $12. Supply is limited. NOTE: Active Volunteers are going to get this calendar at cost. Order through the Market and I will adjust your invoice accordingly.

    Message from Your Market Manager

    We are delayed in posting all the pork that is available this week. I will have it posted by Tuesday night and send out a blast to all who have already ordered. Perhaps you’ll want mouth watering chops for Christmas Eve?

    Please order this week for all your Holiday dining needs. Spaghetti squash, red AND white potatoes, green beans, all types of kales and mustards, tomatoes, lettuces, turnips, shallots, ginger, garlic, apples, pears, and STRAWBERRIES. Not to mention all the fabulous Asian greens and Chinese cabbage varieties now available. Don’t miss your chance to stock up!

    We will be closed the weeks of Christmas and New Years. We will re-open to take your orders on Jan. 5th. This calendar shows all the “green” weeks that our Market will be open in 2015. Suggest that you save the link as a favorite!

    Here are local holiday gift ideas from the growers who sell through our Market!

    Strawberries from Plant City’s Strawberry Passion Farms in addition to braeburn & fuji apples, sour oranges, red d’anjou pears, starfruit, Medjool dates, ripe papayas, and sugar cane. Make your own gift basket from our Market’s fresh fruit, much of it local!

    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 Jan. 10th, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Jan. 17th, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
    • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Jan 24th, Nathan’s Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY e-vite ONLY. Our Speaker is Kathleen Wheeler who is going to share her extensive experience with fermenting foods for the past few years and how that has impacted her health & well-being. Should be a good one!

    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!