Welcome to the Carolina Foothills Locally Grown weblog. Mainly this is a collection of e-mails that we send out each week to kick off the market, but also tells the tale of our little market.
Growers/producers may list their available products at any time now. To be available for each weeks market they must be posted no later than 8:00pm on Friday.
The site will be opened for shopping Friday evening at 9:00pm and remain open for shopping until 4 pm Monday afternoon.
Growers will drop-off their orders from 3:30 to 4:00 pm Tuesday & Wednesday. Customers can pick-up their products from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Tuesday and Wednesday (depending on pick up site).
Customers and growers please double check your drop-off and pick-up locations. Customers, you can specify your pick-up location when you order.
Harvest Fall. October 28th, 2013
Changing season and rain. And soon the time change as well. I look out upon the garden giving way to rest. Trees letting go of their leaves giving way to rest. Energy moving down to roots and earth. Peaceful submission in nature to our Creators Wisdom.
Do you know what a blessing it is to have so much abundant food? This is Harvest. Our Farmers have done important work to bring in the bounty and offer it to you. It’s a passion really. If seed is in hand it will get planted!
Have you put up food for the coming winter? Now is the time to do it. It’s so good to open a jar of beets in February or pull out the Pesto anytime.
Keep your dollars in our local economy and buy from sustainable farmers.
Stay in Gratotude for all the abundance and enjoy the seasons changes.
Friday October 25th- Harvest!
It’s COLD! Hasn’t warmed up that much where I live. Fire’s going in the stove and Jumpin Goat coffee brewing with some Chocolate Brownie Cocoa to add.
There are a few new products to tempt your taste for fall hardiness dishes. Seminole Pumpkins and White Spaghetti Squash. Both are Heirlooms so you can save the seeds and share them with gardener friends. And I’ve added a few of my recipies for you to try.
Harvest Market at Patrick Square in Central/Clemson next Friday from 3:30 to 6:30. Quite a few of our Farmers will be attending.
Market opens this evening and stays open until Monday afternoon.
Monday Morning Indulgence! Oct. 21
INDULGENCE of the Chocolate kind!
With slightly over 200 farm products to offer you, did you notice CHOCOLATE Layer Cake from Sylvan Falls Mill? If heaven were a cake this would be it!
*Chocolate Brownie Cocoa * from Jumpin Goat Coffee Roasters. This is deeply rich, with just a touch of sweetness that really does live up to it’s reputation of being the BEST! The real test? Add it to water. Result: Wow! It stirs in easily and maintains that deep gourmet chocolate you expect. Added to coffee it will challenge anyone who spends tons of money on mochas. Make your own with this cocoa. It’s really really good!
(I’m on my second cup).
With most markets over our farmers sell their products almost exclusively on the Locally Grown web-sites and CAFE in Clemson. I urge you to support both of these on-line markets (depending on the nearest location to you).
It’s Fun and satisfying to keep your dollars local and your nutrition high!
Outside Markets Ending
Click this adress to take you right to the market:
Today is the last day of regular Friday markets at Patrick Square. Some other markets are ending soon. This is a good time for you to turn your attentions towards our farmers products here on Carolina Foothills . Most will have year round veggies as well as all the other staples in your diets.
And it’s do easy to choose what you want from as many farmers as you like. Meander through the market and see what’s available. Ordering starts this evening at nine.
Wild Earth Gardens has beautiful Sweet Potatoes this week as well as a Queen of Greens salad mix that is really good!
Leah Lake Farm has lots of Salads and Greens to choose from as well as Lovely Flower Bouquets.
Sylvan Falls Mills Gluten Free Chocolate Muffins are a hit at my house! My son eats two every morning for breakfast. And it’s wholesome Organic goodness fit for kids!
Oh, and Cocoa from Jumpin Goat Coffee Company. Finest ground Cocoa beans with Vanilla Bean. Enjoy!
I wish I could name all the farms on here and the goodness they offer from the products they grow and make. You’ll have to look and enjoy that for yourself.
Thank you for supporting your farmers!
P.S. Any orders coming from Pickens /Easley will be contacted snd we’ll arrange a meeting spot since we are still looking for somewhere a bit more permanent. If you know of place, please contact the market manager. Thanks!
Monday Morning Reminder
Good morning Farmers and Friends,
Praises for the rain! There is nothing like that cosmic water to deeply nourish and freshen the plants!
This is your friendly reminder to get your produce ordered by 4pm today.
There is plenty of food available from our farmers.
This is the last week of market for Patrick Square in Clemson so get your mind switched to our on- line market which is year round.
Six Mile Farm Depot is still open every Thursday through November. This is also our pick up site for Six Mile folks and the greater countryside.
Happy Day to you.
Farmers Growing for You!
Good Day Friends,
Welcome Mill Gap Farm to our group of sustainable farmers! We are very happy to offer their fine products. Check out their Grower Page! They are offering a fine assortment of not so ordinary and very tasty peppers and turnips!
My message today is about getting all your basic food stuffs from your farmers. Today I made a breakfast of eggs, eggplant,peppers, onion,garlic,swiss chard, kale, with goat cheese and Jumpin Goats Coffee “Signature Blend” with goats milk as creamer. Every single ingredient was sourced from my farm and the farmers listed on our site. It’s very satisfying to prepare and eat food that’s freshly harvested. And nothing beats the taste of food grown without chemicals. Plus the nutrient value is way higher than conventionally grown food.
Get into the habit of sourcing your food directly from your farmers! And the farmers on Locally Grown grow everything without harmful chemicals so you can rest easy that your food is CLEAN!
Our Farmers offer all the basics you would need for the week and then some. So fill your carts with good food !
Market Opens Early this evening.
Monday Morning Update
Good Morning Friends,
Lovely rainy morning.
A good coffee kind of morning. I’m having Jumpin Goats Triple Pleasure this morning. Haven’t been into flavored coffee until Now! The owners convinced me to ‘try’ some flavors. I’ve tasted Triple Pleasure with it’s deeply rich chocolates and caramel ,Southern Pecan and my favorite, ‘Pumpkin Spice’ ! Im actually surprised that the coffee flavors from Jumpin Goat Coffee taste this good! Try it for yourself!
The log grown Shitake Mishrooms are superb!
I cooked a few in butter with a little salt and pepper. Delicious! And enough food for two people eating just mushrooms.
Stock up on your Winter Squash now. Walthum
Butternut Squash have a deeply satisfying rich flavor. And these keep really well.
Lots of really good food from your Farmers. Buy Local. It’s just better!
This week's Offerings.
CFLG participated in Patrick Square’s First Friday Market. Many of our farmers had their products available and some even sold out!
Mountain Heritage Farmette sold completely out of her beautiful garlic !
Wild Earth Gardens sold out her log grown Shitake Mushrooms and Watermelons. Many patrons will be enjoying The Butternut Squash as well!
Bo’s Garden Farm sold out of Tilapia in less than ten minutes!
Many people took home a hunk of old fashioned fudge from The Fudge Man of Seneca.
Jumpin Goat Coffee samples flowed and folks got a taste of some very fine flavored coffee from the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Now Listed! Check it out!
Thank you to all the farmers and artisans for sharing their products at this event!
Hello Happy Eaters,
There’s plenty of good food here:
Winter Vegetables, lettuces, greens, carrots, beets and more.
Breads are fresh baked upon your order the morning of your pick-up. That!s fresh!
And we have the jams, jellies and preserves to slather on your bread.
Plenty of eggs , meat and dairy. The cheese is really yummy.
Coffee is here, just not put up on line yet. If you have interest just contact the market manager.
And lots more!!
Ordering will stay open till 4:00 today.
Thanks for supporting your farmers!
Beautiful Day ,Healthy Food
Greetings from your farmers.
There is much good food to choose from and I want to remind you to get your orders in by tomorrow 4:00 PM.
There’s a good variety of meat, milk, eggs , cheese, breads, veggies and desserts. Also , a nice selection of beauty and personal hygiene products.
We are working on boosting the recipe section of this site so you know what to do with all your good wholesome food.