WELCOME Upstate Locally Grown Members.
THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING!
Order today for pickup Tuesday from 5-6 PM at Anderson Farmer’s Market, Putney Farm Booth, Tuesday 4-6 at Swamp Rabbit Café, and Tuesday 4-8PM or Wed 8-8 at Whole Foods Market, Greenville.
NEW DROP-OFF ARRANGEMENTS BEGIN IN JUNE: Beginning on June 4, Putney Farm/ Upstate Locally Grown Market will have a farmer’s Market booth on Tuesday from 5-8PM at Anderson Farmer’s Market.
Where: Anderson Farmer’s Market
When: 5-8 PM on Tuesdays.
What: Farmer’s Market Booth and CLG pick-up opportunity. Many of your favorite growers will be there with their fresh veggies and fruit. This will be an opportunity to pick up extras that aren’t (yet) offered on USLG. Just choose the Anderson Drop-off and we will have your orders ready for you there.
A REVIEW OF OUR POLICIES: THE WELCOME LETTER:
_Welcome to Upstate Locally Grown Market, where you may enjoy a delectable array of locally and sustainably produced choices.
Feel free to browse anytime.
- The market will be open for ordering from Thursday at 6pm until Monday 12pm.
- Go to the Market page and browse fresh, sustainable local items directly from the grower.
- When you are finished ordering, Proceed to check-out, where you may make notes under each item to specify your wishes. i.e.: “I would like a serving for four”….or “The smallest piece you have, please”… or, “Please phone me with the final price of my meat” etc.
*Please be free with your comments and questions in the comment section at ordering. We will read it and take care of your questions. We want to make getting your locally grown products easy for you!_
_ * Upon completing your order, you will receive an automatic e-mail with your order totals. *IMPORTANT: If you do not receive a confirmation email with your order on it, then your order did not go through.. and your products would still be in your shopping cart, where we cannot see them.
If this is the case, try again, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
*Payment is convenient. Simply click on the PayPal Donate Button anywhere you see it on the site after you receive your confirmation totals. You may deposit any amount and draw down, or deposit the exact amount; it is up to you. These credits are to be used for products or membership only, as we are not able to refund your credits in cash. Remember that the meat and cheese orders will be adjusted to the actual weight of each piece after you order, so please allow for this.
Spending credits: When you deposit to PayPal, we will post the credits to your USLG account. The software does the math and will credit and subtract when you order. These funds are not refundable in cash.
You must spend all of your funds before becoming inactive, or else donate it to Upstate Locally Grown operating funds, as it is not refundable in cash.
We hope that you enjoy being a part of the Upstate Locally Grown family.
We also hope that you will want to become part of the cooperative effort between farmer and consumer that we have created here. If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities, please respond to this email, or send me a note at email@example.com
Your Market Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org_*What happened Last week*, you say? Some of you may have wondered why the markets didn’t open last week. Well, The Putneys have both been ill lately, with Lenard having been in the hospital. We have been suffering from a bacterial infection and we believe we have found the source in our water lines, so are thinking that we will quickly recover. We plan to go full speed this week.
What’s new this week? Green onions *are looking good! So are the *nasturtiums,
so get some to add a peppery interest to your tossed salads. Kohlrabi is at its finest. You can use it fresh in salads and slaws, or try our recipe to the left. Strawberries and lettuces are on the way out, but there are still plenty of greens for your dining pleasure. Summer squash is coming along, and tomatoes are putting on some steam. *WE HAVE POTATOES
! * Our first picking of Yukon Gold potatoes was a wonderful surprise! We had no idea what was going on underground till a couple of rogue hens scratching in the straw scratched up a couple of huge taters! So, Lenard and I began to feel around under there and found some beautiful new potatoes for you! They are crispy and buttery and melt in your mouth! Be sure to order some this week, and make a note of whether you want large or small ones.
OCCASIONAL CSA:(NEW) What you will see in the occasional CSA this week: an array of lettuces from Putney Farm, with Amaranth and Lamb’s quarters, spring onion, an herb sampler, and edible flowers to garnish a freshly harvested garden green and herb salad. ( Suggestion: A simple vinaigrette of extra-virgin olive oil, herb, balsamic or wine vinegar, salt and pepper is best to allow the other flavors of the herbs, greens and flowers to shine through.)
The featured eggs will be Jumbo Fresh Duck Eggs. These jumbo eggs are wonderful for baking, because they add fluff to cakes, pancakes, etc. Besides baking, the rich flavor and texture also lend a boost to an _egg salad _or potato salad, and we love them as boiled, fried, or scrambled eggs. Your CSA bag will be rounded off with a cheese, and a protein. Order early while quantities last.
SMALL ACTS, WHEN MULTIPLIED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, CAN TRANSFORM THE WORLD
lET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD:
The Greenville March against Monsanto was a great success, as was the get-together afterward at Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery. We have formed some great friendships and made some strong and healthy alliances with this group of concerned citizens, which will positively affect the future of Upstate Locally Grown and help us to grow in the direction we are looking for. You will hear more about this in coming newsletters, but I can tell you that it will be all good news!
Facebook Page here Website: Here. What’s it all about?The March against Monsanto world-wide mission statement can be found here
Watch the full length documentary “The World According to Monsanto” here
Basically, our local group is concerned about 1)unwanted GMO’s showing up in our foods without giving us a choice whether we want these or not. 2)There is no law about labeling, so we want labeling to be mandatory. 3)We also are concerned with the loss of the bee and pollinators due to use of systemic pesticides that remain in the plant and its pollen. 4) Educating folks about these issues and more environmental concerns is a major part of our mission, and USLH plans to be a part in this education. If you follow us on Facebook, you already know that we are generating lots of links to sources of studies and other info to keep us in the know on these issues. Please “follow us (Upstate Locally Grown)”: https://www.facebook.com/upstatelocallygrown?ref=hl if you would like to know more.