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Opening Bell


The market is open for ordering. To place an order, visit Conway.locallygrown.net/market Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.

Urban Farming Project Kickstarter Fundraiser Is Halfway There
On October 24th the Urban Farming Project launched an exciting Kickstarter project. Their goal is to raise $5000 in 30 days. So far they have raised almost $2500 from 47 backers. These funds will go towards purchasing a 2000 gallon water tank with a timed, drip irrigation system.
For the whole story click here.

What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Since its launch on April 28, 2009, Kickstarter has helped raise over $350 million that has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 30,000 creative projects.

Building Community Around Food
This week we raised $35 for the Conway Locally Grown Community Fund, a micro lending program that will fund sustainable and community oriented projects. So far we have raised $1725.40 for our next round of Community Fund investments. We plan to start taking applications for the next round of funding in December. To read more about how the CLG Community Fund works, visit our conway.locallygrown.net and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Food Pantry Donations
This week CLG Members raised $25 for the food pantry! This year we have raised $1877.35 for the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry.

Have a great day!

CLG Pick-up today at 4pm. Bring glass jars.


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to *bring your glass jars *for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Pecans and Urban Farm Kickstarter Project


The market closes tonight at 10 PM. To place an order, visit Conway.locallygrown.net/market Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.

Urban Farming Project Kicks Off Fundraiser
On October 24th the Urban Farming Project launched an exciting Kickstarter project. Their goal is to raise $5000 in 30 days. This will go towards purchasing a 2000 gallon water tank with a timed, drip irrigation system.
For the whole story click here.

What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Since its launch on April 28, 2009, Kickstarter has helped raise over $350 million that has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 30,000 creative projects.

Building Community Around Food
This week we raised $65 for the Conway Locally Grown Community Fund, a micro lending program that will fund sustainable and community oriented projects. So far we have raised $1690.40 for our next round of Community Fund investments. We plan to start taking applications for the next round of funding in December. To read more about how the CLG Community Fund works, visit our conway.locallygrown.net and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Food Pantry Donations
This week CLG Members raised $35 for the food pantry! This year we have raised $1852.35 for the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry.

Have a great day!

Opening Bell


Good evening Conway Locally Grown community,

As the temperatures drop and the Arkansas growing season comes to a close, the availability of fresh and delicious produce becomes ever more precious, so get what you can while you can! Personally, fall food is my favorite. Perhaps you would enjoy a fall salad with apples, a squash soup or a turnip stew complimented by fresh baked bread? The market is now open, so go to conway.locallygrown.net/market and get your order in! Remember to hit the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order is placed.

Here is a interesting and mouth watering article on real Buffalo Mozzarella. I wonder if we can convince Honeysuckle Lane Cheese to add some Water Buffalo to their herd?

Have a great day!

Gabe-

Falling Sky Farm Recognized


Good Morning CLG Community-

There are still a few tomatoes left and plenty of kale, greens, potatoes, and other fall veggies. Not to mention artisan breads, apples, whatever your heart most desires.

Falling Sky Farm recognized as 2012 Yoshiyama Entreprenuer
The award goes to young business people whose work helps alleviate domestic poverty. It includes $40,000, advice and technical assistance and the support of partner investors. To lean more…

Here is a nice video that profiles Falling Sky and the other 2012 Yoshiyama Entrepreneurs.

The market closes tonight at 10 PM. To place an order, visit Conway.locallygrown.net/market Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.

Have a great day!

Fall Bounty and Community Fund Update


Good Morning CLG Community-

The selection still abounds and Bluebird Hill Berry Farm is back online after taking a short trip for rejuvination.

Is the Food Movement for real?
Here is a link to a Michael Pollan article in the NYT that seeks to explore that question
He thinks “California’s Proposition 37, which would require that genetically modified (G.M.) foods carry a label, has the potential to do just that — to change the politics of food not just in California but nationally too.”

Building Community Around Food
This week we raised $45 for the Conway Locally Grown Community Fund, a micro lending program that will fund sustainable and community oriented projects. So far we have raised $1625.40 for our next round of Community Fund investments. We plan to start taking applications for the next round of funding in December. To read more about how the CLG Community Fund works, visit our conway.locallygrown.net and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Food Pantry Donations
This week CLG Members raised $75 for the food pantry! This year we have raised $1817.35 for the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry.

The market is open for ordering. To place an order, visit Conway.locallygrown.net/market Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.

Have a great day!

CLG Pickup TODAY at 4pm! Bring glass jars!


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!