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August 13th, 2018


FloridaSuncoast.LocallyGrown


How to contact us:
Our Website: FloridaSuncoast.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.Facebook.com/GreensontheGroFarm
By Phone: Eddie Whitlow 941-266-0449
By Text: Eddie Whitlow – ewhitlow07@comcast.net
By Text: Kathy Whitlow – GreensOnTheGro@gmail.com

Market News

The summer afternoon rains are here and it’s a little soggy in the Suncoast! This is the time of year small farms are preparing for fall crops, and we are no exception. We have turned off the water on the majority of the summer greens in preparation of transplanting new seedlings. So, unfortunately our offerings on the market will be very little for the next few weeks.

For all of us who live and love our Florida Suncoast, we are with a heavy heart over the loss of all the sea life washing ashore dead from Ft. Myers to Tampa.  So many people and businesses have been  impacted, like charter boat captains, commercial fisherman,  bait  and tackle shops, to  hotel and beach cottage rentals, from the RED TIDE and TOXIC ALGAE from Lake Okeechobee. Our beaches are empty, but if you try to walk the beach, the smell of dead and rotting fish and RED TIDE burn your eyes and the inside of your nose and throat. The finger of blame is pointed everywhere, and many fingers are pointed at  big agriculture.
This is not new, the problem has been growing for at least 30 years. So isn’t NOW the time to resolve the problem permanently and look  objectively  to the “economic opportunities” in other parts of the state that are overshadowing the overall health of Florida and the planet? 

We welcome all the  new members who are  signing up for the on line market. We made a decision long ago to keep costs at a minimum for members, growers, and producers  and that includes not charging a membership fee.for the on line farmers market.   For those of you who are new to the market, please remember we are small farms, with a small margin of profit, if  you fail to pick up or pay for your order, you  may be impacting the financial health of the small farm, and their willingness to participate in the on line farmers market..  

A reminder:
You should be able to click on FLORIDASUNCOAST.LOCALLYGROWN.NET on the above contact box, and it should take you right to the MARKET page.

Whats new this week?

PEACH PIT FARMS –Check out the new  varieties of microgreens listed this week,  plus Red Okra, Blackberry Jam, Daikon Radish, Ginger, Pea Tendrils, and Sunflower Shoots, and has added new items this week of, Mustard Wasabina microgreens, Purple Kohlrabi microgreens, and a Spicy Mustard.Blend Microgreen.

FEATHERED OAKS FARMS –Will be closing his sales a little early this week. Please make all purchases before Tuesday afternoon for a Saturday Delivery.  Special bulk prices on eggs are in limited supply.

MY MOTHERS GARDENS – Small Herb plants as well as cut bunches.

GREENS ON THE GRO FARM – Collard Greens and Okinawa Spinach in limited supply..

FLORIDA SUNCOAST MARKET – has added certified organic beets no tops, and new order of organic garlic, along with certified organic sweet potatoes, and rainbow carrots and cremini mushroons..

SLOW FOOD KITCHENS continues to supply samples of their yummy snacks that are. ORGANICRAWGLUTEN FREEVEGAN. with all orders. Have you tried their KALE CHIPS AND SALTY CARAMEL PEPITOS YET?

ALDAY FARM, A Florida Raw Cow and Goat Milk Diary, is listing Raw Goat and Cow Milk in quarts and gallons this week. Future listing will include kefir, creme, and butter. ( for pet consumption)

A SIMPLER PLACE IN TIME FARM & MARKET, in Riverview debuts this week with Buttermilk Biscuits from scratch, (in 2 sizes)  Granola, and a really yummmmmy Vegan Chocolate Cake.

We sit here this evening with our fingers and toes crossed and pray for a mild hurricane season. We are thankful for the daily rain that is changing our brown pasture and yard to a gorgeous green. As we enjoy the beneficial rain showers, we read about the 66 tons of dead fish that washed up on Sarasota beaches last week and really hope and pray that excessive rain fall stops flowing to our Florida Rivers south to Lake Okeechobee…What would it look like if we had another dump of toxic algae into our Gulf of Mexico look like?


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!
Our Website: FloridaSuncoast.locallygrown.net

August 8th 2018




FloridaSuncoast.LocallyGrown



How to contact us:
Our Website: FloridaSuncoast.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.Facebook.com/GreensontheGroFarm
By Phone: Eddie Whitlow 941-266-0449
By Text: Eddie Whitlow – ewhitlow07@comcast.net
By Text: Kathy Whitlow – GreensOnTheGro@gmail.com

Market News


OPPS!!! The market opened on Monday without the weblog!  But there is still time to order on line!
Just to let you all know, that from time to time, the WEBLOG may not be mailed at the same time, as the market opening.,  So always check the market on Mondays to see if it is open.
A reminder:
You sould be able to click on FLORIDASUNOCOAST.LOCALLYGROWN.NET on the above contact box, and it should take you right to the MARKET page.
I am still trying to work out some kinks.

Whats new this week?
 PEACH PIT FARMS – Red Okra, Blackberry Jam, Daikon Radish, Ginger, Pea Tendrils, and Sunflower Shoots, and has added new items this week of, Mustard Wasabina microgreens, Purple Kohlrabi microgreens, and a Spicy Mustard.Blend Microgreen.
FEATHERED OAKS FARMS – New Listing of BULK Small and  Medium sized eggs, and Broth Packages that include Chicken Necks & Backs.
MY MOTHERS GARDENS – Small Herb plants as well as cut bunches.
GREENS ON THE GRO FARM – Will still be a little light on greens this week, but has medium Pac or Bok Choi Cho in limited supply..
FLORIDA SUNCOAST MARKET – has added certified organic beets no tops, and new order of organic garlic.
Congratulations to SLOW FOOD KITCHENS, their yummy products can now be found at the SEMINOLE Earth Fare! Check out their – Raw Original & Ginger Lemon Kale Chips, Chocolate & Vanilla Macaroons, and an assortment of flavored Pepita’s. ORGANICRAWGLUTEN FREEVEGAN.
ALDAY FARM, A Florida Raw Cow and Goat Milk Diary, is listing Raw Goat and Cow Milk in quarts and gallons this week. Future listing will include kefir, creme, and butter. ( for pet consumption)
A SIMPLER PLACE IN TIME FARM & MARKET, in Riverview debuts this week Buttermilk Biscuits from scratch, (in 2 sizes)  Granola, and a really yummmmmy Vegan Chocolate Cake.


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!
Our Website: FloridaSuncoast.locallygrown.net

July 30th, 2018


FloridaSuncoast.LocallyGrown

How to contact us:
Our Website: FloridaSuncoast.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.Facebook.com/GreensontheGroFarm
By Phone: Eddie Whitlow 941-266-0449
By Text: Eddie Whitlow – ewhitlow07@comcast.net
By Text: Kathy Whitlow – GreensOnTheGro@gmail.com

Market News

Success!! I think I finally figured out what I was doing wrong! Thank you all for your patience while I tried to figure out how to link the weblog to the market! You should be able to click on FLORIDASUNOCOAST.LOCALLYGROWN.NET on the above contact box, and it should take you right to the MARKET page.

Whats new this week?

Welcome A new Farm and new listings from PEACH PIT FARMS – Red Okra, Blackberry Jam, Ginger, and under Micros and Sprouts you will find Daikon Radish Sprouts, Pea Tendrils, and Sunflower Shoots.

FEATHERED OAKS FARMS – New Listing of BULK Medium sized eggs, and Broth Packages that include Chicken Necks & Backs.

MY MOTHERS GARDENS – Small Herb plants as well as cut bunches.

GREENS ON THE GRO FARM – Will still be a little light on greens this week. The weather is not cooperating.

FLORIDA SUNCOAST MARKET – has added certified organic beets, and new order of organic garlic.

Congratulations to SLOW FOOD KITCHENS, their yummy products can now be found at the SEMINOLE Earth Fare! Check out their – Raw Original & Ginger Lemon Kale Chips, Chocolate & Vanilla Macaroons, and an assortment of flavored Pepita’s. ORGANICRAWGLUTEN FREEVEGAN.

Another New Farm and listings!
ALDAY FARM, A Florida Raw Cow and Goat Milk Diary, is listing Raw Goat and Cow Milk in quarts 1/2 Gallons and gallons this week. Future listing will include kefir, creme, and butter. ( for pet consumption)

Another new farm coming soon!
A SIMPLER PLACE IN TIME FARM & MARKET, in Riverview will be Listing on line soon!

Anna Maria and Holmes Beach residents will have to wait a little longer for delivery to the Island. At this time, there are not enough members of the market to make the trip.

THANK YOU ALL FOR SUPPORTING SMALL FARMS!


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!

Our Website: FloridaSuncoast.locallygrown.net

Late Addition to Market! Bulk Eggs!


7/25 Looks like the new flock of chickens at FEATHERED OAKS FARMS has been working overtime! The farm has made a late addition of bulk 36 count medium and small eggs to the market! Check out this great opportunity for farm fresh eggs!

On Line Market July 23rd


On line market opens Monday July 23rd!

WHAT’S NEW THIS WEEK?

MY MOTHER’S GARDEN – has new cut bunches of MINT! Chocolate, Apple and Kentucky Colonel!

FEATHERED OAKS FARM – is offering 3 sizes of eggs this week. Small – Medium – Large

SLOW FOOD KITCHEN – will provide a sample of one of their products with every order this week!

FLORIDA SUNCOAST MARKET – Has dried Florida Sweet onions on sale, 3 for $1.00

GREENS ON THE GRO FARM – will have limited greens this week, and maybe next week. The rain is drowning the plants in the garden.

PEACH PIT FARMS LLC – A new environmentally sustainable small farm has joined the network. They started growing in 2012 fruits, veggies, herbs, and flowers. The products from this Lithia farm can be found in Lithia, Riverview, Wimauma, Valrico and Lutz. Jeff estimates he will start listing on line the last week of the month!

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY!

A robotic competition challenge will be held July 31st at the Agricultural & Biological Engineers Annual Meeting in Detroit. 19 Universities from Canada, China and US are competing for a winning robot that will identify, sort, and harvest apples!

The California State Water Board is considering increasing water to rivers and restricting water to farming operations in the San Joaquin Valley, that will dramatically impact almond growers!

A little closer to home, the recent record rainfall in south Florida has created an algae bloom that covers 90% of Lake Okeechobee’s 730 square miles.
It is believed to be the largest algae bloom ever seen!
The 3 above items are from GROWING PRODUCE MAGAZINE

THANKS TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORTING SMALL FARMS!

ON LINE MARKET OPEN JULY 16TH


On Line Market Open Monday July 16th.
What’s New? SLOW FOOD KITCHEN LLC has joined the on line market this week. Healthy food warriors, mother (Felicia) and daughter (Amanda), have teamed up to produce ORGANICGLUTEN FREERAW and VEGAN outstanding delicious snacks and desserts. All produced right here in Bradenton. Today, you can find their products in health food stores and Yoga Studios from Ft. Lauderdale in Florida to Columbia, South Carolina! Check out their yummy products listed on line this week, and look for future cooking classes they will be offering!

FEATHERED OAKS FARM, a Bradenton Farmers Market favorite, has a variety of Chicken, Chicken Parts, and Eggs.

GREENS ON THE GRO FARM has added Okinawa Spinach in 2 different sizes this week.

MY MOTHERS GARDEN has a great selection of fresh cut herbs as well as the potted plants.

FLORIDA SUNCOAST MARKET is hunting down some “good” tasting tomatoes and Georgia Peaches this week. They may be a late addition.

ATTENTION: CUSTOMERS LIVING IN THE
VILLAGE OF THE ARTS. Looks like Customers located in the Village of the Arts will have an option to pick up at the Ortygia parking lot on Saturdays or have Eddie deliver to your address. We are working on details online.

A NOTE TO ISLAND CUSTOMERS! If we have enough orders for customers out on Anna Maria Island and Holmes Beach we will consider either delivery or a drop off location.

market is open


the market is now open for the summer:)

market is open for registration only


hello,

the market will be open for the next few days for registration only. after you have registered and the market is open for business i will send out an email to everyone on the list. im hoping to have it up and swinging by the middle of the month(may).i look forward to meeting new friends and seeing old ones, thanks eddie

New Additions on Market


New additions to on line market this week!
CERTIFIED ORGANIC PARSLEY, CILANTRO, LEMONS, RED ONIONS, AND FUJI APPLES!
We will have certified organic ruby grapefuit at the stand when you come to pick up, unsure of price right now!
Have a great day!

market is open:)


the market is back on. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.
thanks again for your continued support of the online market and supporting local farmers.