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Harvest News for 4/25/13


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Upstate Locally Grown Market CLEMSON
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Donna Putney

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Heidi Williams

Recipes



The green smoothie movement gives us a way to consume many more greens that we would ordinarily consume, and in a much “easier to digest” form.
The recipe? There are hundreds of recipes online, but, basically, you just blend up some greens with some liquids, throw in some fruit, fresh or frozen, add some ice, maybe some yogurt and/or chia/flax/ sesame seeds, and go! You don’t need a recipe to tell you what you like, do you? Try some spring salad mix with pineapple chunks, apple, and banana. Add dairy or not. For beginners, start with a small amount of greens and build up as you start craving more green.
Here’s what I do: I use all organic. I toss in some spinach, or maybe dandelion, or a mix of various greens; perhaps Spurgeon’s Collards, chard, or beet greens. Add some coconut water, milk, juice, or almond milk. Blend that till it looks like a green liquid, no solids. Cut up an apple, a pear, a kiwi, or your favorite fruits and toss in. Add some active cultures, or yogurt; maybe kefir. Break up one or two frozen bananas and blend. Toss in ice or not. Many times I use frozen berries, but just experiment; and switch your greens up often. Taste it to see if the flavor is sweet enough; maybe add another banana or more fruit.
BENEFITS?: The benefit of green smoothies is that you are eating your greens and getting in more than ever! You should feel more pep right away…and, from my own experience with stepping on two nails, your body will heal faster, too. Unless you have IBS and this flares it up, there is only great benefit form this delicious treat! ENJOY!

Market News

WELCOME CLG CUSTOMERS

THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING!

Order today for pickup Tuesday from 4-5:15PM at Clemson Montessori School.*
ANNOUNCEMENT! DOING BOOKS:
DEPOSITS: PLEASE KEEP YOUR ACCOUNTS AT ZERO; NOT MORE, NOT LESS, AS WE ARE BALANCING OUR BOOKS IN ANTICIPATION OF CHANGES IN OUR MARKET.
LOOKING FOR HELPERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS FOR RUNNING A COMMUNITY BASED ONLINE FARMER’S MARKET. MUCH TO GAIN FROM THIS EXPERIENCE, and a great interning opportunity. Contact Donna 864-353-8096
Would you like a “say” in how the Upstate Locally Grown family should grow? Do you have suggestions, comments, questions? We always welcome comments, but if you would like to be on an online discussion which will influence the way we go, please copy Donna for your seat on the forum. (putneyfarm@aol.com) (See below for related information)

CHANGEOVER: WE AT THE UPSTATE LOCALLY GROWN NETWORK OF ON-LINE FARMER’S MARKETS have gone through many changes and transitions in the nearly seven years of our existence, and we are ready to proceed into another phase. We need your help in order to do this. Upstate Locally Grown has always operated as a not-for profit, even though we haven’t applied for this status. What this means is that all of our efforts went toward promoting Upstate growers, and all proceeds went toward that goal. No-one has ever gotten a salary; thousands of donated hours were accrued towards getting you the freshest, purest, most healthy foods available anywhere. Many have told us that we did succeed in our goals of making the Upstate aware of the need to support the local foods movement in order to keep small farms and businesses growing.
Now we are moving up to applying for non-profit status. We are seeking interns and volunteers who would benefit from the experience of entering into a new era of local food systems. Please contact Donna at 864-353-6096.
PS: Donna is looking to be able to devote more time into her green thumb and raise some killer veggies for the CSA! We need drivers and drop-off folks. If you would be interested in joining this exciting food system, please let us know.

LAST WEEK OF CLEMSON FARM FRESH MARKET!
WE HAVE HAD A GOOD EXPERIENCE PARTICIPATING IN THE CLEMSON ON CAMPUS FARM-FRESH MARKET. Clemson STUDENTS EARN A ONE HOUR CLASS BY PARTICIPATING IN THE MARKET IN SOME WAY, AND OTHER STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN WHERE THEIR FOOD COMES FROM.
This last market was a photo-op with the Clemson Tiger Cub! What Fun! Some of the vendors brought special goodies just for us vendors to share, and it was like a party! Love those students, too! they are so special!
See photos and see Donna
OCCASIONAL CSA
What You Might See in Your CSA this Week: *Greens *are in transition from winter to spring, so, while there aren’t a vast array, they are still very fresh, tender, and delicious! So, greens like kale, green garlic or green onions, either beef or Chicken, eggs, fresh herbs like bee balm, Lemon Balm, and mint, flowers, and a chunk of cheese. It will exceed the value of only $25. Order and get the best of the spring offerings!
As always, we at USLG are pleased to offer you plenty of fresh, local proteins and produce, as well as eggs from Putney Farm, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit baked goods, and much, much more. All of our proteins are free-ranged, and never any hormones given. Our veggies are raised without chemicals, too! And they are picked within hours of you getting them! How fresh is that?
TIME TO PLANT THE SWEET POTATOES SOON!
Order your Healthy Putney Farm Sweet Potato Slips this week to get an early start on this easy to grow heat-loving tuber. Just stick the slips into almost any kind of soil and you will have sweet potatoes in the autumn.
*GRADITUDE *
We thank you for registering at Upstate Locally Grown Please encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join you.


Friends, I would like to let all of you know how very much Heidi C Williams means to us. Heidi, who has a full-time career as mommy, PTA president, Church committees, helping husband, Larry, with his website, and then there is her career as a free-lance writer! This very busy and very talented lady has chosen, for all these years, to LEND HER TALENT IN SUPPORT OF Upstate Locally Grown and Clemson Locally Grown; her writing talent, her organizing talent, and her enthusiasm. I don’t know how she does it, but I am so grateful that Heidi was sent to us, because she has been an angel to me and to us at the USLG network! Heidi is a stabilizing anchor through any storm, and she deserves much praise and recognition for all she is doing in our behalf! a huge THANKS to Heidi. Let’s all let Heidi know how much we appreciate her! I know I sure do! :-)
Donna

Upstate Locally Grown donates 3 percent of our order sales right off the top to Broken Wing Farm, a project to teach autistic boys the art of growing food.

FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP!*
Did you know, anyone who has a recipe or article published in the Harvest News is entitled to one added month of membership! Tell us about your garden, share your favorite eats with us, or even a book review. Please email your CLG content to Heidi.

Donna’s Corner


SMALL ACTS, WHEN MULTIPLIED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, CAN TRANSFORM THE WORLD

March Against Monsanto, a world-wide event happening on May 25


The Whole Reason

Friend and local food lover Jess O’Neal Bayne is organizing the Greenville, SC portion of this upcoming world-wide event. The first organizing meeting was held Thursday at Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery in Greenville, and will be there every Thursday at 6 PM.
The main event is happening May 25 in Greenville and _all around the world . It is called March Against Monsanto. This is a march and rally in response to the “Monsanto Protection Act,” recently signed by President Obama as a part of HR 933.
You can organize a rally un your town. View some of the world’s cities already participating.
If you are like me, and care about what you put into your body,(and I know you care) I encourage you to lend your support to this event.
“Be a Part Of The Change You Want to See”
Read Jess’s story about how caring what went into her children’s bodies got both Jess and her husband Aaron Bayne involved here
For more information, visit the Facebook site here.
the world-wide mission statement can be found here
Watch the full length documentary “The World According to Monsanto” here
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Donna and Lenard, Heidi, and the whole gang of Market helpers.