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CLG Pickup 4pm today!


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!

Market Reminder


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight at 10pm. Have a great day.

Opening Bell and Other News


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

As spring approaches, things get busy quickly. The time is now to analyze, adjust, reform, and plan ahead. Falling Sky Farm is already ordering chicks and scheduling butcher days, in addition to starting the move-in process at their recently purchased farm house! The Conway Locally Grown Advisory Board gathered this past Friday to asses where we are as a market and how we need to improve. Everyone came away from the meeting with something they need to do or help with in order to make our market the best it can be. As director, I have a list of things to tackle, the first and most important of which is to be more visible and accessible to you, the customers and growers. Soon we will add a list of contact information on the market website to help you know who to contact for questions, concerns, and comments. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to email me with any questions at gabe@conwaylocallygrown.com

Tour Bluebird Hill Berry Farm
On a separate note, Jerry and Jeaneane Markham of Bluebird Hill Berry Farm wish to let you know that they are going to sponsor a farm visit opportunity. The date will be June 2, 2013 beginning at 1:00 p.m. with a hamburger lunch. Use this link, www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4CA8A929AA8-farm/7501473, to sign up for the farm visit. More information will be coming as the date draws closer.

From Cedar Rock Ridge:
Two items:
1. I made Skoosh this morning. Time to restock!
2. Carissa made this incredibly, awesome meatloaf last week using CLG products and wanted to pass on the recipe. Sure to be a hit at your house too. Here’s the recipe:

1 lb ground beef (Falling Sky Farm)
1 small onion, finely diced (optional)
1 egg (Cedar Rock Ridge)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup breadcrumbs or oatmeal
2-3 teaspoons Beaverfork Blend seasoning (Cedar Rock Ridge)
1/2 cup barbeque sauce (Drewry Farm & Orchards)
1/2 cup candied jalapenos (Cedar Rock Ridge)
Heat oven to 350°F.
Mix all ingredients except barbeque sauce and candied jalapenos. Place mixture in a lightly greased baking dish and form into a loaf. Spread barbeque sauce evenly over top of loaf. Place candied jalapenos evenly over top of loaf.
Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 160°F.
Enjoy!

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Hit the checkout button only once when you are finished and you will receive a confirmation email when your order has been placed. Make sure and check out the yummy recipe from Carissa and Steve at Cedar Rock Ridge. Thanks and have a great week!

Gabe Levin
Gabe@ConwayLocallyGrown.com

CLG Pickup 4pm TODAY! 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!

CLG Pickup 4pm TODAY! 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!

Market Reminder


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight at 10pm. Have a great day.

Opening Bell


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

Are we going to have an early spring in the Ozarks? I can’t tell – the weather keeps changing! At the beginning of last week we had three days in a row with temperatures around 70, and things started coming alive. I saw daffodils not just poking up, but blooming! The spring peeper frogs are “peeping” around the ponds, and just yesterday I saw a pear tree while making deliveries in Little Rock that had popped open. I’m a little worried that everything is just confused, and all these plants and animals coming alive are going to be in for a rude awakening – January and February are usually our coldest months! Anyway, if things continue like they are, look for an explosion of fresh produce sooner rather than later this spring, and start preparing to plant your gardens and flowerbeds.

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Click (only once) the checkout button when you are finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order has been placed.

From Cedar Rock Ridge:
Salsa! This week we’re offering sample size jars of our delicious salsa to attract new customers. If you haven’t tried it before, here’s your chance, but hurry. We’re only making 10 jars, for only $3 each. These will be MEDIUM heat. We also make salsa to order each week, in hot, medium, or mildfor only $4 per pint. Search for “salsa” from Cedar Rock Ridge.

Thanks and have a wonderful week,
Gabe Levin

CLG Pickup 4pm TODAY!!!


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!

Market Reminder


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight at 10pm. Have a great day.

Weblog Entry


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

The SSAWG Conference in Little Rock was a tidal wave of information and ideas that I have not even begun to process, but I did get to meet Eric Wagoner from Athens, Georgia – the man who invented the Locally Grown web program. Eric is sort of a jack of all trades; he’s involved in software development, online farmers’ markets, theatre, and astrophysics. A big guy who rarely smiles while talking, his tree trunk legs and leather boots sticking out from under his utility kilt make him look more like a 15th century Celtic warrior than the social media and tech geek that he really is. Eric runs a paperless market in Athens – he and his volunteers use old iPhones and other wireless internet devices to inventory items, put together orders, and take electronic payment – probably not feasible for us currently, but something to keep in mind down the road. Other SSAWG week highlights included two wonderful local food meals, one at the Root Cafe and one at the conference conclusion. At the “Taste of Arkansas” dinner at the conference conclusion, it felt good just to be in the same room and enjoy a meal with over a thousand of the most innovative and influential southerners working in the local food movement, but Jack Sundell’s fried Falling Sky Farm chicken at the Root Cafe might have been the most delicious thing I have ever eaten. Anyway, more thoughts on the future of Conway Locally Grown are coming, but for now just keep ordering, and tell your friends about us!

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Hit the checkout button (only once!) when you are finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order has been placed.

Thanks and have a great week!
Gabe Levin